Category Archives: Education

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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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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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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Cybersecurity ROI: Still a tough sell

Panelists at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium agree that selling top management on the value of “something that doesn’t happen” is tricky. How do you convince a company board of directors that there is a return on investment (ROI) for something that doesn’t happen? Read here…

Cyber Security: The World’s Best And Worst Presented With A Well-Designed Infographic

Countries with the best (blue) and worst (red) malware infection rates. It’s no secret that online security is a global problem. Businesses and government agencies are hacked, corporations, hospitals and individuals are held up with ransomware, credit card numbers and passwords are routinely stolen. Cybercrime is ubiquitous and unrelenting. How bad is it? Which countries […]
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Making sense of cybersecurity qualifications

Organizations push for equitable and transparent credentials IBM’s cybersecurity division has hired nearly 2,000 professionals to its security team since 2015. Leaders recognize that the skills needed to succeed don’t always come in the form of a traditional degree, but “the sheer volume of new certifications being created does pose challenges,” says Diana Kelley, global […]
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Harford Community College shows off new cybersecurity labs

Harford Community College students studying cybersecurity and information assurance now have classroom spaces where they can gain hands-on experience as they learn how to defend institutions and infrastrcture from cyber attacks. Local, state and federal dignitaries got to see those spaces in Joppa Hall during Friday morning’s grand opening ceremony for the college’s new Cybersecurity […]
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What You Need To Know Now About Cybersecurity And Social Media

Ten years ago, Facebook claimed 20 million users. Now, that number has blown up to nearly 2 billion. For comparison’s sake, the United States population currently sits around 300 million people. While some of the personal pitfalls associated with social media use are widely known, there are also many potential risks for businesses that are […]
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Cybersecurity Has a Serious Talent Shortage. Here’s How to Fix It

It’s a refrain I’ve been hearing for the past 18 months from clients all over the world: “We need more skilled people for our security team.” The need is real and well-documented. A report from Frost & Sullivan found that the global cybersecurity workforce will have more than 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2020. But […]
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