Cyber Security

The big picture: According to a 2018 Gartner report, only 35% of firms had the chief information security officer’s (CISO) department or an equivalent in charge of their industrial networks — often referred to as operational technology (OT) as opposed to business systems, the traditional IT. But that number is projected to double by 2021. […]

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BETHESDA, Md., April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, today announced SANS Rocky Mountain 2019 (#SANSRockyMountain) taking place July 15-20 in Denver, CO. The event features courses and evening talks addressing some of today’s most complex cyber security issues. Included on the agenda is a keynote by SANS Fellow […]

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THE KEY Unrecognizable computer hacker commits a cyber attack using his laptop computer in home office or business office. (iStock) Want to know the most effective ways businesses defend themselves against hacking? Good luck. There’s a mountain of marketing material about that and other cybersecurity topics, but a dearth of high-quality, vetted data that researchers […]

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Start spreading the news, folks. New York City wants to be king of the hill, top of the heap, “A” number-one in cybersecurity. The city that never sleeps needs cybersecurity pros to defend against the attacks that never sleep. Wall Street banks and hedge funds are working closely with the city to attract experienced security […]

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Targeted cyberattacks are becoming increasingly popular with cybercriminals. Previously, they relied on less lucrative, automated spray-and-pray attacks to evade internal security measures. But today, cybercriminals are turning to targeted ransomware attacks, according to the SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report. “The reason that these types of attacks are so effective is because there is actually a human […]

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There’s an important word that seems to have been missing amid the breathless discussions around client data security: purge. Protect is usually front and center (“How do you protect against unauthorized data access,” for example) and so is monitor (“How do you monitor for unauthorized connections?”). The same rings true with other data security buzzwords, […]

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In June 2018, the UK’s technology sector was valued at over £180bn, making it one of the fastest growing industries in recent years. According to Consultancy.UK, this “explosive growth outpaced the sluggish UK economy as a whole and will undoubtedly add to the emphasis placed on the tech sector when looking to achieve a successful […]

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Hawai‘i Island entrepreneurs work hard to keep roofs over the heads of their employees as well as their own families according to Hawai‘i Community Federal Credit Union. When one of the biggest threats facing Hawai‘i island small businesses is cyber security, theft and liability, it’s important that owners stay up-to-date on how to safeguard their companies. Helping […]

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Robert (Bob) Vescio is the Chief Analytics Officer of Secure Systems Innovation Corporation, and he is recognized as one of the industry’s foremost experts in the area of cyber risk economics. He joined Host George Rettas, president and CEO of Task Force 7 Radio and Task Force 7 Technologies; and Co-hosts Tom Pageler Chief Security […]

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The Israel offices of US cyber-security firm Verint have been hit by ransomware, according to a screenshot taken by a Verint employee that started circulating online earlier today. “There is currently a critical issue affecting the on premise Email and Green zone VDI [Virtual Desktop Infrastructure] services,” read a warning message that was displayed earlier […]

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