The pair of exchange-traded funds that track the cybersecurity industry rose on Thursday, boosted yet again by the latest in a series of massive data breaches. The rash of cyberattacks that have persisted throughout 2016—with Yahoo Inc. YHOO, -6.11%  late Wednesday disclosing its second major hack of the year, affecting as many as 1.5 billion […]

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Two new studies connect the dots between an organization’s lack of staffing and skills to its ability to fend off cyberattacks. New data out today demonstrates just how the 1 million or so unfilled cybersecurity jobs coupled with the struggle to keep existing professionals up-to-date in their skills training are resulting in security breaches. The […]

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Don’t kid yourself, the euphemism “hacking” makes this all seem sort of nerdy and a bit silly but #Russia has already fired the first real cyberwar shots in a real 21st-Century world war and, predictably, just like 1938, many people are denying it could be happening. Pentagon attacked In mid-2015 the email system used by […]

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Don’t kid yourself, the euphemism “hacking” makes this all seem sort of nerdy and a bit silly but #Russia has already fired the first real cyberwar shots in a real 21st-Century world war and, predictably, just like 1938, many people are denying it could be happening. Pentagon attacked In mid-2015 the email system used by […]

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe’s has more than 2,355 home improvement and hardware stores and 285,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, […]

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While 2016 has been a difficult year for network security, 2017 promises to be a lot worse. That’s the prediction from cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, which said the coming year will include an increased breadth and depth of cyberattacks, with malicious threat actors differentiating their tactics to capitalize on the changing technology landscape. “Next year […]

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Defense Watchdog: DOD needs to improve cybersecurity By Sean D. Carberry Dec 15, 2016   According to a new summary of 21 different unclassified audits and reports, the Department of Defense has deficiencies in seven of eight critical cybersecurity metrics. The cybersecurity summary by the DOD Office of Inspector General, dated Dec. 13, states that […]

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December 15, 2016 —Amid the growing controversy over intelligence reports that Russian hackers meddled in US elections to aid Donald Trump’s campaign, it’s unclear who the president-elect is listening to on matters of cybersecurity right now. Even after the country’s intelligence agencies all agreed, in a public statement in October, that hackers with ties to the Kremlin breached US […]

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