Andrew Borene Appointed to Chair 2015 Cyber Security Summit

The 2014 Cyber Security Summit is less than two months away and will contain more actionable takeaways for attendees than ever before. (View this year’s agenda here.) However, with cyber threats showing no signs of slowing down, plans are already well underway for the 2015 Summit, beginning with today’s announcement of the 2015 Summit Chair: […]

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Russian cyber theft results in more than 1 billion stolen credentials

This week marks yet another historic moment in cyber breaches: Security researchers say Russian hackers have stolen 4.5 billion records, gathered from more 400,000 websites, with 1.2 billion of these credentials appearing to be unique and belonging to over half a billion email addresses. This dwarfs the number of individuals affected by the Target data […]

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USB ports can provide easy access points for cyber criminals

With new reports of data breaches seemingly occurring on a monthly basis, companies are regularly encouraging users to change their passwords to protect personal and financial information. The most recognizable methods of attaining this information are keyloggers, phishing scams, Trojans, and more recently the Heartbleed bug, which may still pose a threat to users who assume that […]

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Goodwill working with secret service to investigate data breach

Following reports of the well-documented Target data breach in 2013, the need to improve the existing security framework to ensure that customer credit card numbers and other personal data are no longer at risk has been brought up by corporations and media alike. Target Corp. responded to their data breach with a change in CIO and […]

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Survey: Most critical infrastructure businesses had a major security breach in the last year

Unisys Corporation recently sponsored a survey by the Ponemon Institute of 599 security executives of critical infrastructure providers. The top three functions of the respondents were chief information officer, business operations leader and IT security leader. According to the report, the research was conducted “to learn how utility, oil and gas, alternate energy and manufacturing […]

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McAfee Labs threat report dives into key topics of the quarter

McAfee Labs recently released its June 2014 Threats Report. The report outlines key topics and threat statistics and is published every quarter. The report dives into four key cyber security topics of the quarter, which include: Almost 80 percent of the 300 Flappy Bird mobile game clones contained malware. Malware botnets that have virtual currency-mining capabilities. Despite previous […]

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Symantec launches cyber security program to bridge workforce gap

At the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative America meeting yesterday, Symantec announced the launch of Symantec Cyber Career Connection, a program focused on closing the cyber security workforce gap by providing students with virtual mentorships, training, and cyber security internships. Symantec says it will assist program graduates in obtaining jobs through the use of its networks. According […]

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Survey shows organizations confident in their security despite recent breaches

A recent survey shows that many businesses are confident in their ability to detect a data breach, though some experts question whether that confidence is justified. Successful attacks on organizations including Target, eBay and Evernote have demonstrated that even large businesses are not immune to cyber threats. However, the survey, conducted by Atomic Research and […]

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Student competition aims to inspire future cyber security professionals

More than 400 teams are already registered for the 2014-2015 season of CyberPatriot, a competition that began in 2009 to motivate students to consider careers in cyber security and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. The current season, known as CyberPatriot VII, boasts participation from 40 states as well as Puerto Rico, Canada, and U.S. Department of Defense […]

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FCC chairman outlines cyber security vision

In remarks delivered earlier today at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his organization’s philosophy on cyber security. Stressing the importance of network security, Wheeler noted that today information networks don’t just support the economy, they essentially are the economy. “As such, information networks aren’t ancillary; they are integral,” he said. […]

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Survey: Cyber security again the top priority for federal CIOs

Following a year of continued Congressional division, sequestration, a government shutdown and the troubled rollout of Healthcare.gov, IT industry association TechAmerica last week released its annual survey of federal government CIOs. TechAmerica surveys federal government CIOs each year to gauge their ongoing priorities and concerns. In this year’s 24th annual report, that group was expanded slightly […]

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