October 2016

In January, President Obama signed the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, but companies remain in a holding pattern, waiting for legal clarity and demonstrable benefits before sharing sensitive information.   Sharing information on cyber-threats has garnered a great deal of U.S. government support over the past 18 months. In February 2015, President Obama signed Executive Order 13691, […]

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The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), an organization supporting the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection, has become the first healthcare information sharing organization to integrated and exchange sharing cyber threat indicators with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) Program. The HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange (CTX), the health […]

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It’s national Cyber Security Awareness Month, and New Zealand’s laid-back attitude to online protection is in the firing line. It’s costing individuals and businesses a hefty price. In the past year cybercrime cost the country $257 million. This includes loan hackers to organised criminal group. Around 83 percent of New Zealanders have experienced a cyber-security […]

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Between the chatter of corporate bankruptcies, emails, and “stamina” in last Monday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, an immensely important national security topic arose.   That topic? Cyber warfare.   When asked by Lester Holt who the culprits are behind the world’s cyber attacks and how those cyber attacks should be combatted, […]

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After the Yahoo data breach was found to be one of the most massive in history, the company declared that there was a “state-sponsored” group behind the attacks. However, given the domain of investigation, it is complicated to sustain such statements with conclusive evidence, even for Yahoo. The breach leaked information of about roughly 500 […]

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“By its nature, the assistance DHS provides is upon request, and voluntary for the recipient,” Johnson said. | AP Photo By Rebecca Morin 10/01/16 12:27 PM EDT Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Saturday sought to reassure states that federal help is available amid cybersecurity concerns in the run-up to the presidential election. “In recent […]

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Carbon Black Inc. filed confidentially for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to people familiar with the matter. A spokesman for the Waltham, Mass.-based cybersecurity company declined to comment. Carbon Black makes anti-virus software and other products to help companies prevent cyber… … read more at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/cybersecurity-startup-carbon-black-makes-confidential-ipo-filing-1475273040

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