Addressing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to knock Web services offline and security concerns introduced by the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT) should be top cybersecurity priorities for the 45th President of the United States, according to a newly released blue-ribbon report commissioned by President Obama. “The private sector and the Administration should collaborate on a roadmap for improving the […]

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Flickr/Rachel Johnson Cybersecurity concerns crop up everywhere you turn lately – around theelection, email services, retailers. And academic institutions haven’t been immune to security breaches either. According to a recent report by VMware, almost all universities (87 percent) in the United Kingdom have been the victims of cyber crime. In general, from 2006 to 2013, 550 universities suffered data breaches. When higher […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new information security doctrine amid cyberespionage attack fears, which were sparked by the recent cyberattacks on major Russian banks. The new doctrine, which reportedly has already come into effect, is aimed at “strategic restraint and prevention of military conflicts” and at “modernising” the security systems. The doctrine document […]

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2016 — Cybersecurity is a political, economic, diplomatic and military challenge, and the undersecretary of defense for intelligence explained its complexities during a panel discussion today at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California. Marcel Lettre said the cyber threat is evolving and growing more acute over time. This is […]

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Several interesting, and, in some cases, surprising, trends about cybersecurity recently came to light with the publishing of the current Cybersecurity 500. The quarterly report contains a global compilation of the 500 leading companies providing cybersecurity solutions and services, and is managed and updated by research firm Cybersecurity Ventures (full disclosure: I am a member […]

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Bradford-based cyber security consultancy ECSC Group is set to float on the AIM stock exchange on December 14. ECSC is bullish about its prospects, stating that the “recent proliferation of high-profile cyber security breaches affecting some of the world’s most largest companies” has made cyber security a strategic issue for company boards. The firm wants […]

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New report querying security pros shows increase in worry about risks with mobile and cloud environments. The confidence of security practitioners in global cybersecurity readiness fell slightly in 2016, according to a new report out today by CyberEdge Group and Tenable. The 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card took a temperature-check from 700 security professionals […]

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The Obama White House has had to reckon with cybersecurity like no other presidential administration in history, from China’s 2009 hack of Google, to the Office of Personnel Management breach, to the rise of botnets built from dangerously insecure “internet-of-things” devices. Now, in the waning days of Obama’s presidency, his team has a new plan […]

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Behavior analytics is one of the more recent buzzwords in enterprise cybersecurity, with more than 35 vendors competing for customers, according to security analysts. Behavior analytics in cybersecurity is roughly defined as using software tools to detect patterns of data transmissions in a network that are out of the norm. The theory is that the […]

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