My Cybersecurity “Ah-ha” Moment

Posted By: Alan Kessler, @kessalan
06 Oct
2016
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As some of you may be aware, October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  The theme for this week, specifically, is STOP. THINK. CONNECT: The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security. Part of this week’s focus includes examining “cybersecurity jobs and how to engage young people in pursuing careers devoted to protecting the Internet.” The weekly topic, and the entire month’s devotion to cybersecurity, compels me to consider my cybersecurity “ah-ha” moment (We’re talking pre-Edward Snowden; pre-cybersecurity “skills gap”; pre-Target). […]

Top 5 Data Breach Trends for 2014

Posted By: Tina Stewart, @socialTIS
27 Mar
2014
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It’s been a while—December 2013 in fact—since my last Data Breach Round-up post and a lot has happened since. Snowden-related discussions are still dominating the news cycle, often pointing to insider threats as the most prominent issue organizations are facing today. The sheer amount of data breaches (ie. Target, Adobe, Korea Credit Bureau, Neiman Marcus) sends a signal that cybercrime will continue to rise. New security threats and regulations make the case for more transparency going forward; all signs point […]

The U.S. Cybersecurity Framework

Posted By: Robert Bigman, Former CIA CISO
18 Mar
2014
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Only Suggestions and Encouragement – When we are at Cyber War All you need to know about why the presidentially directed cybersecurity framework effort by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) represents (at best) minimal progress in our war against cybercriminals and nation-state actors is summed up in the second paragraph of the summary. The framework states that: “[i]t is the Policy of the United States to enhance the security and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure and […]