Cyber Security

<!– var articlecredit = []; var articlecaption = []; var articleimage = []; –> U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, spoke Thursday to the Times about recent efforts to… read more at: http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/stefanik-talks-cybersecurity-improvements-challenges-20171210

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Revealing that industrial companies were not moving quickly to adopt cyber security measures to protect their data and operations, a study on Friday said 45 percent of those surveyed lacked a reliable enterprise leader for cyber security. Software-industrial company Honeywell polled 130 strategic decision makers from industrial companies about their approach to the Industrial Internet […]

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The federal government is a sprawling entity, and not every agency has the resources of the Defense Department. Providing effective cybersecurity to all agencies — especially smaller, non-CFO Act agencies — will require investment in shared services for IT security. That was a key takeaway from current and former government cybersecurity leaders who spoke on […]

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Posted 08 December 2017 By Michael Mezher In a paper in JAMA this week, two experts highlight lessons that could be learned from the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) first major cybersecurity-related recall for a permanent implantable medical device. Background In August, Abbott announced a voluntary recall of some 465,000 pacemakers to patch cybersecurity […]

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(Getty Images) In a move to protect residents’ sensitive data and defend state systems against malicious attacks, Louisiana Gov. John Edwards signed an executive order to establish the state’s first cybersecurity commission. “I have established the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission because we must continue our commitment to establishing cybersecurity capabilities and resources in order to adequately maintain […]

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2017 was a year dominated by news of data breaches and new cybersecurity threats, from major hacks affecting companies like Equifax and Verizon to ransomware attacks such as the global WannaCry incident. It stands to reason then that we will see more of the same in 2018, with corporations, governments, public bodies and even political […]

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This past year has been one for the hacking record books. For example, the WannaCry ransomware infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world and affected the National Health Service’s hospitals in the United Kingdom. That was followed by the Equifax breach, which exposed the data of about 143 million people. And, most recently, Uber […]

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But Finra still named cybersecurity as a major threat facing broker-dealers. Even the most robust cybersecurity programs can be compromised when an employee opens a malicious email attachment. Finra said these kind of attacks—known as phishing or spearphishing attacks—were among those most commonly observed in 2016 and 2017. Other common attacks included ransomware attacks, which […]

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Slower thinking could help address many of the stickiest cybersecurity problems, like failing to update computer software, creating weak passwords, succumbing to phishing attacks, and clicking on bad links. But a tension arises when we try to make our devices both safe and lightning-quick. Imagine if every email you opened, or link you clicked, was […]

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Shutterstock Every time a major breach strikes, people are outraged by the negligence and carelessness of the company responsible. “How could they possibly allow such incompetence? The CISO and CEO must be fired!” They’re not wrong: The cybersecurity situation in many companies is outrageous. But it’s also important to understand the full scope of the […]

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