The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has proposed cybersecurity regulation for financial services companies that aims to protect New York state’s financial services industry from an increasing risk of cyber attacks, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced. The proposed regulation is the first of its kind in the U.S. It requires banks, insurance companies and […]

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Image: iStock Like death and taxes, few things are more certain than the annual deluge of cybersecurity breaches, which shows no sign of abating despite the best efforts of the ‘good guys’ — the security industry, CSIOs, government bodies, ‘white hat’ hackers, academics and others. Another fixture in the tech calendar… read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/cybersecurity-predictions-for-2016-how-are-they-doing/

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With every breaking news story about a major hack affecting the data stored by organizations ranging from government agencies to online dating sites, that need for talented people with the skills necessary to prevent the next major data brach becomes all the more obvious. Yet, it’s no secret that there’s a shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals. A report […]

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Volkswagen Volkswagen has teamed up with cybersecurity experts to establish a new company dedicated to automotive security. On Wednesday, the German automaker said that the new company, dubbed Cymotive, is the result of the efforts of Volkswagen and three Israeli cybersecurity experts. Led by Yuval Diskin, Tsafrir Kats and Dr Tamir Bechor,… read more at: […]

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George: “Chelsea Clinton, wannabe White House czar” ;-))))) Just a reminder: The reaction from around the Twitterverse to news that a university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton to make a brief appearance in 2014 can largely be summed up in one word. What?! Tuesday morning, the Huffington Post reported the University of Missouri at Kansas […]

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Alleged Chinese hacking of American companies may have diminished since tensions over the issue came to a head during Xi Jinping’s state visit to the U.S. last year. At Lawfare, however, security technologist Bruce Schneier describes a recent series of attacks which appear to show “someone […] learning to take down the internet.” “The data […]

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One of the more controversial laws passed last year just hit a major milestone. Companies are now officially sharing their cyber threat data with the government. As of Sept. 12, the Department of Homeland Security’s Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) capability became a two way exchange of information on malicious cyber acts. The program comes from […]

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Over the last year, we also are seeing attacks such as ransomware, malware tunneling in IPv6 and, of course, insider threats.   In addition these emerging threats, the attack surface grows. Mobility, the Internet of Things and industrial control systems are giving agencies and commercial companies even more to think and worry about.   So […]

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One of the more controversial laws passed last year just hit a major milestone. Companies are now officially sharing their cyber threat data with the government. As of Sept. 12, the Department of Homeland Security’s Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) capability became a two way exchange of information on malicious cyber acts. The program comes from […]

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Over the last year, we also are seeing attacks such as ransomware, malware tunneling in IPv6 and, of course, insider threats.   In addition these emerging threats, the attack surface grows. Mobility, the Internet of Things and industrial control systems are giving agencies and commercial companies even more to think and worry about.   So […]

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