Jonathan Hill is dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University.(Photo: Submitted/Jane Rabinovich) The deluge of bad news about the cyber war being fought over personally identifiable information rages as never before. The Equifax breach is just the latest example of a major corporate failure to secure millions of […]

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Many organizations throughout the world were paralyzed in May. Hospitals in the UK asked patients to come only in emergency cases. Telephone lines and e-mail accounts were blocked in the UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, the US, and other countries. The reason for the disruptions was widespread cyber attacks, in many of which the attackers demanded […]

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This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. With more than half of its 1.4 billion people online, the world’s most populous country is home to a slew of cyberspies and hackers. Indeed, China has likely stolen more secrets from businesses and governments than any other country. Covert espionage is the main Chinese cyberthreat […]

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Cybersecurity DHS chief sees cyber threats every day By Chase Gunter Oct 04, 2017   “There’s not a day goes by where there isn’t a cyber report as part of the daily intelligence briefing,” said Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke. To defend and protect cyberspace going forward, government and the private sector both must improve […]

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With more than half of its 1.4 billion people online, the world’s most populous country is home to a slew of cyberspies and hackers. Indeed, China has likely stolen more secrets from businesses and governments than any other country. Covert espionage is the main Chinese cyberthreat to the U.S. While disruptive cyberattacks occasionally come from […]

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With a decentralized state information technology structure, the State of Texas is helping its agencies bolster their cybersecurity preparedness by making their policies and technology more approachable. “Cybersecurity is a huge priority for Texas, as it is with so many states,” says John Hoffman, the chief technology officer for the Texas Department of Information Resources. “We […]

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WASHINGTON – In the aftermath of the last month’s Equifax data breach, which exposed the personal information of millions of Americans, White House cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce said that the Social Security number has “outlived its usefulness” as a national identity method. “It’s a flawed system,” Joyce said on Tuesday in an interview with The […]

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AUSTIN, Texas — Cybersecurity was perhaps the most consistent thread running through all the programming at the annual NASCIO conference this week. It’s on the minds of state CIOs, and many have well-developed strategies to protect state IT systems and constituent data, combat current threats and build strong cyberdefenses. Here’s a look at a few […]

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