Category Archives: Business Solutions

FDA plans to improve medical device cybersecurity

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to tackle security issues related to medical devices and has released a plan of action it means to implement in the near future. Read More………….

That Time Of Year Again: Cisco Systems Releases Its Annual Cybersecurity Report

Last week, Cisco Systems released the 2018 edition of its Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR) you can find here. The report, compiled from a survey of 3,600 chief security officers (CSOs) and security operations leaders from across the globe, seeks to highlight emerging threats in the rapidly evolving landscape of cybersecurity. With 53% of all attacks […]
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AI a threat to cyber security, warns report

Artificial intelligence is being incorporated into a range of cyber security products, but the technology may also introduce new threats, a report warns Artificial intelligence (AI) poses a range of threats to cyber, physical and political security, according to a report by 26 UK and US experts and researchers. The Malicious use of artificial intelligence report examines the […]
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Who should be responsible for cybersecurity?

Clearly, cybersecurity is everybody’s problem. It’s high time this truth was recognized, starting with the executive suite on down.   The news today is flush with salacious stories of cyber-security breaches, data held hostage in brazen ransomware attacks, and compromised records and consumer information. So too has the fallout become increasingly familiar: broken trust, ruined […]
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Why Manufacturers Should Be Mindful Of Cybersecurity

Hackers can penetrate the corporate IT network of a manufacturing company, then gain access to a robot’s controller software and, by exploiting a vulnerability remotely, download a tampered configuration file. As a result, instead of a straight line, the robotic arm draws one that is 2 mm off. This minuscule defect, if left unnoticed, could […]
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5 KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM ISACA’S CYBERSECURITY REPORT

As skills gaps grow and resources shrink, enterprise IT teams feel they may be on shaky ground in the evolving cyberthreat landscape. While 80 percent of security leaders believe their organization will experience a cyberattack this year, few feel equipped to deal with the rapidly changing threat environment, according to a survey released Monday by […]
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Medium-sized employers overlooking cyber-security

Large corporations have caught on to the importance of cyber-security training but their smaller counterparts aren’t doing so well – that’s the warning from one industry expert who says a lack of education is putting Kiwi businesses at risk. “When it comes to acknowledging the need for training in relation to cyber security, the larger […]
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Exploring The Gap Between Cybersecurity Perception And Reality

Most company executives and security professionals have a reasonable understanding of cybersecurity. Even if they don’t fully understand the mechanics under the hood, they at least realize that there is a vast and aggressive threat landscape out there, and that their networks are under virtually constant siege from attackers. When you ask how they feel […]
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Add Value, Not Complexity

Very often IT professionals have to pick up where many others have left off. All things started somewhere, but very few of us actually get to experience the ground floor and understand the mentality during the time a system was first conceived and created, especially in large organizations. What started off as a novel idea or approach […]
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Lessons in Startup Project Management Part II: The Tools

In a previous post I tried to dispel some of the myth of how entrepreneurs in “hip” startups perceive project management.  It is not (well, it doesn’t have to be) a stodgy, stifling bureaucratic nightmare, and, on the other hand, just calling your operations “Lean” or “Agile” does not mean it is effective project management. […]
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