Cyber Security

During a House Committee hearing today, Bruce Schneier also asks for the establishment of a new government agency devoted to cybersecurity. Security experts asked lawmakers for more action, today, during a Congressional hearing on IoT security. On their wishlist: consequences to manufacturers for delivering insecure products, a federally funded independent lab for pre-market cybersecurity testing, […]

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IBM’s security division has moved into a sleek new Cambridge headquarters, part of a $200 million global investment in cybersecurity products and services this year, the digital giant said Wednesday. The new IBM Security facility, adjoining the company’s Watson Health offices on Binney Street in booming Kendall Square, include a state-of-the-art war room that corporate […]

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President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has not announced a point person dedicated to cyber security policy or staffing in his administration, an omission that could make the United States more vulnerable to threats and worsen a government cyber talent shortfall, current and former national security officials said. They and multiple sources involved with the Trump […]

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IBM captured our imaginations when it unveiled Watson, the artificial intelligence computer capable of playing—and winning—the “Jeopardy” game show. Since then, Big Blue has been introducing Watson’s analytics and learning capabilities across various industries, including health care and information security. Cognitive security technology such as Watson for Cybersecurity can change how information security professionals defend […]

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A national dialogue, a flight plan, an inflection point and a welcome. The National Institute of Standards and Technology on Nov. 15 released the final version of Systems Security Engineering Considerations for a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems — NIST Special Publication 800-160 — a flexible guide for stakeholders to apply to their cybersecurity […]

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Companies that make products for the Internet of Things must build security in at the design stage or face the possibility of getting sued, the Department of Homeland Security said in guidelines released Tuesday. Failing to bake security in at the earliest design phases and implement basic security measures “could be damaging to the manufacturer in […]

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Seven NHS trusts, serving more than 2 million people, spent nothing on cybersecurity in 2015. Sky News worked with security experts to find serious flaws in their cybersecurity, which could be easily exploited by relatively unskilled hackers. Hacker House was able to find misconfigured email servers, outdated software and security certificates, along with NHS trusts’ […]

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A number of prevention techniques that have existed for years remain fundamental components of any modern security program. From worms and viruses to massive distributed denial-of-service attacks, the sophistication, scale, and impact of cybercrime has evolved significantly in recent years. For that reason, cybersecurity has made its way to the top of boardrooms’ risk management […]

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x Embed x Share The tech industry leader said those who believe the hype show a “profound lack of empathy.” Video provided by Newsy Newslook PacketSled CEO Matt Harrigan has resigned after his election night comments threatening president-elect Trump surfaced.(Photo: PacketSled screenshot) SAN FRANCISCO — PacketSled’s website boasts complete network cybersecurity with “3x threat detection.” […]

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