Report finds data breaches at five HHS divisions in last three years

Add the Health and Human Services department to the growing list of cyber-attack victims. At least five Health and Human Services (HHS) divisions were attacked in a three year span between 2011 and 2013, according to a report released last week by members of the United States House Energy and Commerce Committee. The news continues the […]

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Air Force Association launches new program to teach youths Internet safety

The Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program Office is launching a new course designed to keep kindergarten through sixth grade students safe on the Internet. The program, called the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative, will feature several interactive modules designed to excite students and give them a fun activity while teaching them to stay safe online. […]

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Nearly half of Americans lack critical cyber security knowledge, says AARP

Forty-five percent of all American adults failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, according to an AARP study released this week. The report, which focused on users’ cyber security habits as well as knowledge, found that while most Americans have a general idea of good cyber security practices, a significant portion of respondents  to […]

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Study finds more than half of hacked Android phones infected by privacy-stealing malware

About one out of every one hundred mobile devices (1.4 percent) in the world was infected by malware in the second quarter of 2015, according to a report released by 360 Mobile Security Limited, a mobile antivirus developer. Sixty-two percent of these phones had “privacy-stealing malware” designed to grab sensitive information such as login credentials, […]

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Senators introduce automotive cyber security legislation

United States Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey introduced legislation earlier this week designed to combat the rising threat of automotive cyber attacks, according to a release on Blumenthal’s Senate website. The bill, known as The Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act, would direct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the […]

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Survey: Organization’s size doesn’t indicate its “security maturity”

Regardless of size, nearly three-quarters of companies lack the maturity to address cyber security risks, according to the inaugural “Cybersecurity Poverty Index” released by RSA, The Security Division of EMC. The index compiled survey results from more than 400 security professionals across 61 countries. Participants self-assessed the maturity of their cyber security programs against the […]

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4 Tips for Involving Legal Counsel in Cyber Security Investigations

Most companies recognize that a cyber attack will require the company to engage outside counsel. But, do you know what that engagement should encompass, what role outside counsel should play, or what benefits can be gained by managing the relationship effectively? Trust me – you do not want to discover the answers to these questions […]

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What does the Anthem breach mean for you?

In early February 2015, Anthem, Inc. reported that on January 29, 2015, it had discovered that it was the target of “a very sophisticated external cyber attack.” Anthem believes the attack happened over the course of several weeks, starting on December 10, 2014. Accessed information may have included the names, dates of birth, social security […]

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DoD likes efficiency of the cloud, wants more security

A recent article from C4ISR & Networks noted that while the Department of Defense wants to take advantage of the flexibility and efficiency of commercial cloud computing, the agency harbors concerns about the security of cloud environments.  James Ryan, president of Litmus Logic and chief strategy officer for the Cyber Security Summit, told the site that moving into […]

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Cyber Security Summit Chair discusses securing your infrastructure

Andrew Borene, chair of the 2015 Cyber Security Summit, spoke about securing your company’s infrastructure yesterday at an event hosted by The Center for National Policy and The Christian Science Monitor. You can view his full comments below. Borene is federal chief strategist at IBM for i2 Intelligence Analysis. You can read more on his presentation from the Christian Science Monitor: Transforming overwhelming […]

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President Obama delivers cyber security remarks at Stanford

Earlier today, President Obama delivered remarks at the Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit at Stanford University. During his speech, he also signed an executive order promoting information sharing on cyber security threats between the private sector and government agencies. “This is not a Democratic issue, or a Republican issue,” he said during his speech. “This is not a […]

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