What It Means To Have A Culture Of Cybersecurity

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“So, how do I get my son back?” The famous line from Tom Mullen, Mel Gibson’s character in the 1996 flick Ransom, paints a clear picture of what we are dealing with today regarding cyberwarfare. But instead of our children being abducted, it’s our data that’s being held captive. Every…


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‘Cybersecurity Is Critical To Future Prosperity’

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“Cybersecurity is critical to our future prosperity and security” as the “evolution of technology has fundamentally changed our security landscape, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said today. Speaking during the opening of the Cybersecurity Framework Workshop at BUEI, Minister Caines said, “On behalf of the Government of Bermuda, it…


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Cybersecurity channel chiefs and MSSPs look to the future

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The cybersecurity market is rife with conferences that feature keynote speakers, industry experts, vendor demos, training sessions, hack-a-thons and professional networking. Some of the best events are centered on a narrowly defined topic, an industry vertical, or a niche technology. And with CyberTechnologyXchange (CTX), we have a new venue focused…


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Cybersecurity Enables New Business Opportunities

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In a study on the link between how cybersecurity is used and business success, a full 86% of respondents from high-growth companies said that they see information security as an enabler of new business opportunities, rather than simply a means of defense. Vodafone’s Cyber Security: The Innovation Accelerator report, which…


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Schools re-examine cybersecurity measures after Flathead hacking

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We’re looking into school cybersecurity after a hacker’s threats forced Flathead Valley officials to cancel school for three days. A group called Dark Overlord Solutions demanded money to keep the personal information it stole safe. Now other school districts are re-examining their cybersecurity.   When we started asking questions, we…


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Third party Cybersecurity Failures Cost Businesses the Most

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While more companies are investing in cybersecurity regardless of ROI (63% in 2017 compared to 56% in 2016), a new study from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has found that the average cost of a cybersecurity incident is growing. According to the report ‘IT Security: cost-center or strategic investment?’, the…


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How to address the changing reality of cybersecurity

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The issues and challenges around cybersecurity are changing. In the past, cybersecurity models centered on placing a firewall around an enterprise and assuming everything inside that firewall was trustworthy and secure while everything outside of it was part of a malevolent world. With IP technology, the Internet of Things, and…


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If you want to get to grips with cyber security, look at the big picture

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An integrated architecture can help service providers get the upper hand over the ever-increasing range of cyber security threats I’ve visited RSA, the world’s biggest internet security conference in San Francisco, for the past few years. And it’s really brought home to me how fast the world of cyber security…


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How is Dubai strengthening its efforts on cyber security?

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As stated in the Internet Security Threat Report from security-giant Symantec, the UAE is the second most targeted country in the Middle East for cyber-attacks. This has placed the region on high alert as they attempt to work towards a smart and digital city. What initiatives have been taken? Cyber…


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Why companies need to get serious about privileged account security

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CyberArk VP of sales for APAC and Japan Vincent Goh warned of the rising insider threat amongst corporates. Serious threats arising from unsecured privileged accounts appear to be growing with a recent survey from research firm Ponemon stating that more than half of IT operations and security managers believe their…


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New York Governor Wants Credit-Reporting Firms to Follow Cyber Rules

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state’s cyber-security regulations, the latest government official to crack down on the industry in the wake of the massive Equifax hack. Also on Monday, Bloomberg News reported that federal authorities have opened a…


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Local cybersecurity concerns grow along with attacks

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Hacking. Phishing. Identity theft. They’re household words in this digital age. If it seems like you’re hearing about them more often, you probably are. “It’s going to get even worse before it gets better. We ain’t seen nothing yet,” says Sri Sridharan, Managing Director of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity…


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FDs need to change their approach or be caught out

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Cyber security is repeatedly in the news, with headlines shouting about security breaches and stolen data, as PR teams scrabble to fix the reputational damage to companies. With all this noise on cyber security, it would seem safe to assume that there is also a wealth of informed and collected…


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CenturyLink’s Dave Mahon Talks Cybersecurity Threats For Businesses

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When companies are planning out their cybersecurity strategy today, they often have to strike a difficult balance between preventive and protective tools to protect their assets against cyber attacks. International Business Times spoke with Dave Mahon, chief security officer at CenturyLink, to learn more about cybersecurity trends in the corporate…


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New York Attorney General pushes Experian and Transunion for answers on cybersecurity

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is already investigating the massive data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers. Now, New York’s top cop wants to make sure that a similar incident doesn’t take place at the other two of the big three credit…


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HHS to face audit of its own cybersecurity, incident response capabilities

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The increase in threats and sophistication have prompted the need to shore up government security policies, according to the agency’s updated 2017 work plan. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General plans to look into the state of HHS cybersecurity, to determine whether it “has…


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For hospitals, full cybersecurity may be impossible

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In a new essay, medical and legal experts outline steps that hospitals can take to secure themselves against dangerous and damaging hacking attacks. They also say, however, that many strategies will be difficult to implement and that, ultimately, full security may be impossible to achieve. Especially cruel hackers know that…


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The Title Agents’ Cyber Security Reality Check

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Coming to terms with our new reality. As the owner of multiple companies that store, process, and host critical data for regulated industries, there isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not asked about cyber security. I’m asked “What are you doing to address today’s emerging threats?” “How are…


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EU gets tough on cyber security

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The European Commission says it wants to bring in new measures to beef up protection against those trying to steal data, commit fraud or even destabilise governments. Last year, there were 4,000 ransomware attacks a day, according to the Commission, and the economic impact is deepening. “Now, it can reach…


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11 cybersecurity terms to know

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In recent months, cyberattacks have hit hospitals at alarming rates. In the first six months of 2017, healthcare organizations disclosed 233 breaches to HHS, which affected more than 1.2 million patient records. At this rate, 2017 is on track to count more hospital data breaches than 2016, which saw one…


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