Category Archives: CyberSecurity

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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Giant Equifax data breach: 143 million people could be affected

Equifax says a giant cybersecurity breach compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans — almost half the country. Cyber criminals have accessed sensitive information — including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver’s licenses. Additionally, Equifax said that credit card numbers for about 209,000 U.S. […]
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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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Nonprofits need cybersecurity, too

If you collect it, you have to protect it! Hundreds if not thousands of organizations and businesses are hacked each year. Cybersecurity experts scurry to protect government agencies, the banking industry, retail companies and health care conglomerates. Unfortunately, nonprofits handle sensitive data daily and also are targets of cyber-thieves. Client records, donor information, confidential emails […]
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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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Is Cybersecurity A Second Coming For AI?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is all over the technology headlines lately. It seems to be the latest buzzword to take hold, yet the question remains: Will this be a quick fad, or are we actually seeing the second coming of AI? Most recently, there has been a heavy surge of artificial intelligence thinking applied to cybersecurity. […]
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The 5 non-cyber challenges facing federal cybersecurity

Cybersecurity may be the top issue keeping federal CIOs, CISOs and other IT officials up at night — but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum alone. In addition to strong cybersecurity risk awareness and mitigation policies, as well as state-of-the-art threat detection software, agencies must also equip themselves with top talent, modern systems, efficient procurement […]
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How to get your staff to take cybersecurity seriously

Common sense only goes so far and you need to make sure that best practices around security don’t go in one ear and out the other. Here’s your attack plan. When it comes to cybersecurity, software company AutoClerk makes sure that its 25 employees know they are on the front lines of something akin to […]
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