March 2018

(Getty Images) As data breaches affecting individuals and businesses continue to make headlines, New York City announced an initiative Thursday to help residents defend themselves against security risks online. The initiative, led through the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, is called NYC Secure and will provide residents a “steadily evolving suite of solutions” intended to […]

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — As concerns over the security of online data mount, Indiana University has launched a cybersecurity program that monitors threats to multiple universities in real time. The university launched the program, called OmniSOC, last month. Inside a security operations center in Bloomington, technicians work like security guards, only they’re guarding online networks instead […]

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Today’s business landscape requires organizations to be increasingly dependent on the strength of their cybersecurity teams, and understanding how to hire a legitimate expert in the field is critical. But cybersecurity is an industry that continues to evolve, and it is a challenge for businesses to identify unique, valuable skills for their cybersecurity professionals. The […]

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New York City will boost its residents’ internet security by rolling out two free cybersecurity tools, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday. The NYC Secure program will cost the city about $5 million per year as it works to protect New Yorkers from facing malicious cyber activity online. “New Yorkers aren’t safe online. And we cannot wait […]

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Mike Cerre: Once inside, hackers can disrupt a network’s operations, like they did last year to the British Health System, forcing hospitals to down. Or they can steal confidential information, like Equifax’s credit reports on more than 145 million Americans. So far, the most serious cyber-security breaches of U.S. defense and intelligence networks were inside […]

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The most potent global threat in 2018 may not be armed conflict or civil unrest, but cybersecurity. While cybersecurity awareness has increased with high profile breaches in recent years, the core problem remains of how industries can protect themselves and their customers when so much of our interaction has gone digital. Here are some predictions […]

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In a week of harrowing city-level cyber attacks, New York is taking some precautions. While the timing is coincidental, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio just announced that the city will introduce the first tools in its suite of cybersecurity offerings to protect residents against malicious online activity, particularly on mobile devices. When it […]

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You might think of cybersecurity as a specialized, niche career–not a skill that the average person should learn about. But that’s not the case. In an age where we manage more and more of our lives digitally, it means that anyone–in any career–should know simple things about keeping security up to par. At work, this […]

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Last week’s ransomware attack on the city of Atlanta’s computer networks offers a chilling reminder that the public sector is directly in the line of fire in the war against cyber terror. With cities and states across the country increasingly relying on artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver vital services, the risks for residents […]

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