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

Banks Still Have the Most Money – and Pay the Price in the Cyber Realm

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Not so long ago, the biggest headache at most banks was bad credit, or, in a few cases, fear of a bank robbery. Those simple, if troublesome, days have receded deep into the background. Today the biggest concern of banks and other players in the financial services sector is cyber ... Read More

Let’s Seriously Address the Cyber Talent Shortage Once and For All

Nearly 85 U.S. universities today offer undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in cybersecurity, up from a tiny handful a decade ago. Some of these are among the top universities in the country, such as Dartmouth, John Hopkins and New York University. There are also about a dozen two-year college programs, as ... Read More

The Road for Cybersecurity in 2018

Every year, global investment in cybersecurity increases and pretty much so does investment in cyber startups. And so the inevitable question arises: Are we approaching or already in a cybersecurity bubble, fueled in part by venture capitalists? The quick answer is yes and no. According to Gartner Inc. worldwide spending ... Read More