Cyber Security

The Problem of Cybersecurity As the use of technology in the investment industry increases, so too do the opportunities for criminals to take advantage of that technology. In 2014, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received 269,422 complaints with an adjusted dollar loss of $800,492,073. Because they often hold large amounts of assets, financial institutions […]

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That might not matter so much if data center itself weren’t protected by a simultaneously under- and overcomplicated system, an atmospheric shield that Becher described as a planetwide firewall. When it’s closed, the shield blocks signals from traveling out into space, which temporarily prevents our heroes from sending the stolen Death Star plans to their […]

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US President Barack Obama on Friday enacted legislation to strengthen collaborative cybersecurity research and development efforts between the United States and Israel, one of the congressman involved in drafting the bill said Monday. The US-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act of 2016, which had bipartisan support, will expand existing joint research and create a grant for […]

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(NBC News) Cyber security experts are getting help from one of the world’s most popular cartoon characters. “Garfield” is now working to teach kids how to safely use the internet on all the electronic devices they’re about to get for Christmas. Garfield’s creator Jim Davis says he’s flattered and honored. “If Garfield can help in […]

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  (Dado Ruvic/Reuters) Michael McFaul, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, and Amy Zegart, co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at FSI where she also runs the Cyber Policy and Security Program,  are also senior fellows at the Hoover Institution, also at Stanford. In his […]

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Folks have had some time to digest the long-awaited release of the final report from President Obama’s special Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Intended to advise the next administration on where the country ought to go in order to build more robust cybersecurity measures to protect against digital threats in the years to come, the […]

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Department of Energy CIO Michael Johnson has left the agency after nearly two years leading its cybersecurity efforts according to an internal email. Mr. Johnson, a presidential appointee, joined the agency as CIO in March 2015, a spokesperson said Monday. His position was set to end on Jan. 20, 2017. He’s replaced in the interim by […]

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