Why Cybersecurity Unemployment Will Remain at Zero

Why Cybersecurity Unemployment Will Remain at Zero

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Now that we have a confirmed zero-unemployment problem in Cybersecurity, even with the recent addition of some Equifax, Target and Home Depot professionals, it is time to revisit the mis-configured target for information security professionals. We keep trying to hire resumes instead of people. At last report, there are still ... Read More
The Grid Is Toast

The Grid Is Toast

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A year ago, we pondered our incredible lack of visibility into the attack horizon and the fact that we can’t predict future attacks … or even tomorrow’s new malware strain. A leading global provider of advanced threat solutions announced an update to a study conducted on the cybersecurity challenges faced ... Read More
Cybersecurity Regs Come Rolling Out

Cybersecurity Regs Come Rolling Out

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As we have been promising here for months, the state-level Cybersecurity regulatory requirements are starting to roll out. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is the first to propose legislation to tighten data security laws and expand protections. The Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act) closes ... Read More
Data Privacy Matters

Data Privacy Matters

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Most businesses have heard vaguely about the impending GDPR that is set to go into effect in May of next year. It is designed to standardize European data privacy laws and ensure EU citizens’ data privacy rights and is based on the idea that privacy is a fundamental right of ... Read More
It’s Time For Risk Intelligence

It’s Time For Risk Intelligence

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Instead of the tiresome debate over whether a CISO should report to the CEO, shouldn’t a better question be whether the CISO should be deterring threat or managing risk? The new National Association of Corporate Directors’ cybersecurity handbook says cybersecurity is a risk management issue, not an IT matter. And ... Read More
A New Kind of Ransomware

A New Kind of Ransomware

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The Dark Overlord has struck again, and you gotta love Cyber-criminals who pen their extortionware notes so eloquently. Their most recent message to a Hollywood studio reads, “As with all of our friends who don’t accept one of our handsome business proposals, we’ll handle them appropriately by publicly releasing all ... Read More
Asleep Though We Stand In The Midst Of A War

Asleep Though We Stand In The Midst Of A War

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What do we do when we discover a storm brewing in the Atlantic that becomes a tropical depression that is heading toward the East Coast? We prepare. Cybersecurity experts have been tracking just such a storm that has been brewing in cyberspace for the past several weeks and they expect ... Read More
Government Is Not Helping

Government Is Not Helping

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First, this has nothing to do with whether you like Trump or Obama and whether one of them is a better or worse President. This isn’t about partisan politics; it’s about Cybersecurity preparedness and the lack of any serious programs addressing global threat in our nation’s capital. Back in August, ... Read More
Predictions!

Predictions!

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As we have now entered the final quarter here in 2017, I thought that I would begin to look at predictions for the upcoming year and beyond. CyberSecurity Ventures boldly tells us that we have another banner year in store: First news flash: Cybercrime will cost the world $6-trillion annually ... Read More
Cybersecurity Needs to Shift Focus

Cybersecurity Needs to Shift Focus

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Cybersecurity Needs to Shift Focus to Data If the Equifax breach failed to make the case for moving beyond network security, the coming European Union (EU) data protection rules that take effect in January of 2018 will make it painfully clear. The GDPR will become law across all 28 EU ... Read More
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