Corporate Mobile Security Isn’t Cutting It

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Let’s get right to the point immediately. It’s almost as if corporations have blinders on regarding some aspects of cybersecurity, including, in particular, mobile security and its vulnerable apps. According to a recent study by Verizon that surveyed 671 professionals in charge of mobile device management at their organizations, companies ... Read More

Infrastructure Cybersecurity is Wanting

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Just over six months ago, President Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act (CISA), created to better protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats – a mission requiring coordination and collaboration among a broad spectrum of government and private companies. It’s still early, ... Read More

Data Protection Needs to be Put on Steroids

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In our age of relentless and deadly effective cyberattacks, virtually every sizable enterprise and government entity knows the critical importance of taking pains to protect their data. As year after year of increasing cybersecurity budgets underscore, they spend big and hire plenty of cyber experts to help guide that spending ... Read More

Companies Must Develop More Precise Cybersecurity Road Maps and Strategies

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Given all the years that companies and federal and state governments have been investing aggressively to improve cybersecurity, you might think by now they would have a well-executed cyber architecture and security strategies firmly in place. The sad fact, however, is that many organizations have yet to accomplish this -- ... Read More

The Cyber Skills Shortage Continues to Balloon — and Think Tanks Aren’t Helping

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Late last year, underscoring the current U.S. cyber employee shortage of more than 300,000 workers, the prestigious Aspen Institute Cyber and Technology Strategy Group asked its sizeable cast of blue-chip cybersecurity experts to study solutions to this years-long – and ever-worsening – problem. The group, which is co-chaired by IBM ... Read More

Security Analytics Now Required In Cybersecurity

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Only a few years ago, big data security analytics was not an arrow in most quivers in the fight against cybercrime, now estimated to have ballooned to more than $450 billion a year globally. In fact, protecting a corporate enterprise and its data was roughly akin to securing a medieval ... Read More

Privacy on the Internet – What Privacy?

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Whether huge privacy blunders at Facebook and apparent contempt for individual personal space there and at other technology giants bothers you or not, it’s changing our way of life in America for the worse. Consumers are grudgingly accepting that being monitored by corporations and government is now a fact of ... Read More

2019 Could Be the Worst Year Yet for Cyber Breaches

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Three months ago, it happened again – a high profile company with sophisticated cybersecurity was breached, compromising the credit card details of 565,000 customers. The victim was British Airways. Hackers managed to work around the airline’s encryption, among other protective measures, and siphoned the data over a two-week period ending ... Read More

The Christmas Season is Almost Here – and Retail Cyber Defenses are Lacking

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The year’s busiest period for retailing has begun and once again will test the effectiveness of retailing cybersecurity – and just as the World Economic Forum has produced a new report stating North American business executives rank cyber attacks among their top risks. While retailing cybersecurity is improving to some ... Read More

Weak Federal Cybersecurity Measures are Deteriorating Further – and That’s Extremely Dangerous

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It may seem relatively quiet on the cybersecurity front these days, and in some ways, it is. There are no new reports of breaches at the National Security Agency or the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management, and, happily, no other major credit reporting agency has followed in the footsteps ... Read More