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Gen Z Might be the Answer to the Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage

Just as we think we are starting to get a handle on Millennials in the workforce, a new generation is changing the game. Enter Gen Z. The oldest members of Gen Z (those born after 1996) are hitting 21 and 22 years old and thus, entering the workforce. And the industry that is hungry to […]

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Patient Safety Unites Rival Medtech Firms

Cybersecurity challenges are turning natural competitors into willing collaborators as companies try to ward off the shared threat of attack.  By Michael Border “Oops, your important files are encrypted,” a May 2017 pop-up advised on the screens of an estimated 200,000 computers worldwide. The culprit was WannaCry, a cryptoworm that attacked computers running the Windows […]

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The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018: It’s time for Businesses to Get Serious

California has just imposed a significant new set privacy and data security requirements that will impact a significant percentage of consumer-facing businesses in the US. Companies will have to implement new procedures as they collect, sell, and disclose consumer data, and they now have a statutory obligation “to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and […]

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Arduous Search Yields Security Best Practices

Tony Sager is a Senior VP and Chief Evangelist for the Center for Internet Security. He leads the development of the CIS Critical Security Controls, a worldwide consensus project to find and support technical best practices in cybersecurity. Tony also serves as the Director of the SANS Innovation Center, a subsidiary of The SANS Institute. […]

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Target Cyber Security Chief Shares His Formula for Building a Loyal Team

Target Corp. experienced a serious system breach in 2013, introduced through an inadequately protected downstream supplier in what has become a textbook case of a hack to avoid. Tim Crothers had worked at General Electric Corp. He is the man who came aboard two years ago as Senior Director of Cybersecurity to steer the team […]

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Teasing Out Data Jumble to Make Plots and Actors Emerge

Senior Product Manager Bob Stasio of IBM i2 Safer Planet was keynote speaker for Cyber Security Summit 2016. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Stasio worked in threat intelligence programs at Bloomberg and global financial firms. He also has deep government experience having served at NSA’s Cyber Center, U.S. Cyber Command, U.S. Army’s Signals Intelligence Corps, […]

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Cyber Due Diligence Should be a Key Component of a Corporate Acquisition

In July, Verizon announced that it would acquire Yahoo’s Internet business for $4.8 billion. In September, Yahoo disclosed that a massive data breach had compromised 500 million user accounts.  The breach happened nearly two years ago, in late 2014.  Now, Verizon has stated publicly that it believes the breach has had a material impact on Yahoo.  […]

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Realities of today’s digital economy

Amid mushrooming IoT device sales and attendant channel transaction growth, findings from a recent study raise serious concerns about just how effectively online businesses are able to safeguard their stakeholders’ digital identities. A White Paper titled “The Economics of Digital Identity” was published by The Economist and authored by a team of experts at the Economist Intelligence […]

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RSA: Most companies still exposed to significant cyber risk

Is your company exposed to significant cyber risk? If not, you’re in the minority, according to a new report from RSA. For the second year in a row, RSA, The Security Division of EMC, found that 75 percent of 878 survey respondents across 81 countries have significant cybersecurity risk exposure. There was, however, at least […]

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Another study suggests ransomware growing in popularity

Based on news reports, ransomware attacks appear to be growing in popularity, and a new study seems to confirm that they have become the scam of choice among hackers. In the first quarter of 2016, 93 percent of phishing emails contained ransomware, according to a recent report from PhishMe, a phishing-defense solutions provider. The company […]

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Study: U.S. companies lack coverage against cyber attacks

Almost half of all American companies find themselves without cyber security insurance, according to a recently released study measuring the cyber preparedness of global companies. The study was done by security consultant NTT Com Security. Forty-nine percent of U.S. based companies admit to being without specific insurance dedicated to protecting their information against a cyber-attack. Despite […]

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