Vast majority of federal IT professionals feel their agencies are at risk

Ninety percent of IT professionals in the federal government feel their organizations are vulnerable to a cyber security attack, according to a recent report by Vormetric. The numbers are disconcertingly high considering they come from professionals tasked with protecting the confidential information of millions of Americans as well as the classified information from certain federal programs […]

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Mobile point of sale growth necessitates enhanced cyber tools

The mobile point of sale (POS) market is expected to grow by 49 percent each year until 2020, according to a new report released by Technavio that analyzed mobile POS shipments worldwide, as well as sales of smartphones, tablets and mobile POS terminals. The POS terminals, which are attached to mobile devices and used to […]

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Apple, Amazon news highlights growing mobile cyber security market

Amazon and Apple have made headlines in recent weeks as both companies have attempted to alleviate concerns regarding their mobile cyber security practices. While the technology titans have been the biggest brands to publicly undergo such analysis, it appears many other companies are following suit, according to multiple recently released reports. The global anti-malware industry […]

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Cyber security professionals express concern about preparedness

Seventy-five percent of cyber security professionals expect to be victims of a cyber attack in 2016, according to a recent study released by ISACA and the RSA Conference that highlighted a startling level of concern regarding organizational cyber security, given that respondents were the very people entrusted to protect and enforce their systems. There were […]

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Cyber security market to benefit from increased connected car usage

As automobiles become increasingly “smart,” connected to the Internet, and synced with Bluetooth, GPS and automated locking, the need to protect drivers from cyber attacks to their vehicles is expected to increase as well, according to a recent report published by Research and Markets. The connected car market is expected to hit $42 billion by 2018 with revenues […]

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Vulnerable public, private sectors need heightened cyber information sharing

“There are only two types of companies: Those that know they’ve been hacked and those that don’t.” That quote came from the same man who updated the President in daily terrorism briefings between 2011 and 2014. Addressing the 2015 Cyber Security Summit last fall, former National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen reviewed a chilling litany of cyberterrorist […]

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Continued global cyber security growth projected for remainder of decade

The global cyber security market is expected to grow more than 12 percent annually through 2020, according to a newly released report. While that number is slower than previously projected, vulnerable wireless networks and increased mobile Internet usage continues to create need for increased security measures that provide revenue to the industry. Additionally, the report […]

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Security group expands awareness campaign following White House announcement

  The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) says it plans to expand educational programming conveying the importance of multi-tiered verification in cyber security, including expansion of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign. The announcement comes following a comprehensive plan announced by the White House aimed at enhancing cyber security. Dubbed the Cyberscurity National Action Plan (CNAP), President […]

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Minnesota granted exclusive cyber protection team

The Minnesota National Guard has been selected to receive a new cyber protection unit by the end of 2019, according to a recent announcement by the United States National Guard. The selection comes on the heels of a National Guard Cyber Defense Plan aimed at increasing the number of cyber security units nationwide by the […]

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Specialist from NIST shares small business cyber security fundamentals

A computer security specialist from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently addressed a gathering of small and mid-sized business people at the 2015 Cyber Security Summit in Minneapolis. The speaker, Patricia Toth, told her audience that small businesses are vulnerable and are increasingly the target of malicious attacks from cyber hackers. In 2013, 31 percent of cyberattacks targeted […]

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Experts tout info-sharing as best cyber defense

Cyberattacks have rocked American industry, U.S. government agencies, academic institutions and others causing disruptions of service, sensitive information leaks and theft of trade secrets and military defense documents. News reports detail accounts of breaches at major companies and even the federal government, resulting in the loss of customers’ private information. Any industry engaged in digital communication […]

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