Cyber Security

The celebrity entourage has a new member. Now joining the ranks of hairdressers, nannies, brand managers and personal chefs are computer security experts, entrusted by the rich and the famous to stave off threats to social media accounts, smartphones and home networks. Cybersecurity consultants to the stars are paid to spare their clients the type of trauma experienced […]

In our increasingly connected world, cybersecurity is becoming a greater area of concern. Because nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by or dependent upon the internet, it is vital to do our best to protect ourselves and our assets from cyber threats. Though IP video surveillance is unfortunately not immune to cyber attack, […]

IT security veteran Chris Hetner will become the first senior adviser for cybersecurity policy to Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White, the agency announced. In the new position, Hetner will coordinate the agency’s work on cybersecurity policy and “enhancing the SEC’s mechanisms for assessing broad-based market risk,” a press release said. “Having dedicated my career to information […]

Steven Weber wants you to envision a future in which Facebook, Twitter, even Google have just gone bankrupt — a future in which a tech failure makes the financial collapse of the last decade seem small. … read more at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Berkeley-center-ponders-cybersecurity-s-future-7960327.php

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission named Christopher Hetner senior adviser to the chair as it looks to address rising instances of cyber attacks. The appointment comes two weeks after SEC Chair Mary Jo White told the Reuters Financial Regulation Summit in Washington D.C. that cyber attacks were the biggest risk facing the financial system, […]

The Homeland Security Department and Homeland Security Advisory Council are exchanging summer homework, respectively asking for recommendations for the presidential transition and a plan for coordinating cross-sector cybersecurity responses. During the council’s June 2 meeting, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson urged members to come up with suggestions for the agency’s transition plan by the council’s October meeting. “Transition […]