NATO #Vows to #Develop #Cybersecurity #Infrastructure

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday at a news conference in Brussels that NATO member states expressed their readiness to modernize the Alliance’s command structure. “We will establish a new joint force command for the Atlantic, to help protect sea lines of communication between North America and Europe,” Stoltenberg told reporters following the first…


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Democrats #Seek $1 #Billion To #Boost #Cybersecurity For U.S. #Elections

Congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would provide more than $1 billion to boost cybersecurity of U.S. voting systems, and Vice President Mike Pence defended the administration’s efforts to protect polls from hackers. The measure followed warnings on Tuesday from U.S. intelligence officials that midterm races in November are…


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Is #compliance the best #insurance for #managing #cybersecurity #risk in 2018?

Cybersecurity challenges and risks continue to emerge as top threats to business as usual for large and small organizations alike. The ability to meet these threats requires understanding emerging standards. Compliance with these new standards can help organizations implement a proven risk management framework without having to reinvent the wheel….


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Four #Proactive #Tips to Improve #Cybersecurity for Small #Businesses

Although the media headlines often highlight major data breaches of large corporations and government agencies, the majority of businesses being hacked are small businesses. Why is this the case? Most small businesses do not have layers of security in place to protect them so attackers consider them low-hanging fruit. According…


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How #AI will underpin #cyber security in the next few #years

Cyber security risks are growing in complexity and volume, but artificial intelligence techniques can help businesses track and fight them in real time Cyber criminals continue to launch increasingly sophisticated and devastating attacks on industrial, business and financial organisations around the world – and the damage from such crime could…


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Singapore #passes new #Cybersecurity Bill: Here’s what you #need to #know before it comes into #force

The Singapore Parliament passed the much discussed Cybersecurity Bill (the Bill) on 5 February 2018 and it is anticipated that the new law will come into force soon.  The new law creates a regulatory framework for the monitoring and reporting of cybersecurity threats to essential services in Singapore through the…


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Florida #lags in #cybersecurity preparedness, #excels in #education

Despite the state Legislature’s hopes, Florida isn’t the “cyber” state just yet. A newly-released survey of industry professionals about the state’s digital security landscape found that while the Sunshine State lags other states in overall cybersecurity preparedness, it’s slowly improving as well as excelling when it comes to educational programs….


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The #Fiduciary #Duty for #Cybersecurity

Computer hacking seems to be a daily fact of life. Since most plan information is stored electronically, hacking presents a vulnerability that fiduciaries can’t ignore. For example, if hackers were to gain access to participant social security numbers or account balances, they could steal the money or a participant’s identity….


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Active #cyber defense’ or #vigilantism?

A foundational Internet law passed about two decades before anyone used Facebook or Twitter may be on track for an update that would allow the private sector to fight back against hackers. A bipartisan coalition in Congress is working to tweak the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which bans…


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Why #companies should make #security a key #performance #indicator

Businesses can’t just buy a bunch of security products, and think that they’re protected from cyberattacks. Security involves more than that including strategy, education, and training. TechRepublic talked with Secure Anchor CEO Eric Cole to discuss how employers can teach cybersecurity best practices to their employees. “There’s a lot of…


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Companies are #sorry about #security flaws. Just not sorry #enough to #change

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a key agency responsible for overseeing financial companies, is neglecting its investigation into the Equifax hack that compromised the personal information of millions. The CFPB allegedly has failed to issue any subpoenas or request any testimony — and has backed off cooperation with other agencies…


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EU looks to #blockchain to solve #cybersecurity problems while #easing #communication of #sensitive #data

The European Commission is to explore broader EU-level uses of blockchain beyond its original role in the oversight of cryptocurrencies, and is looking at the potential of the secure records management software to handle sensitive data passing between member states more efficiently and securely. “In the next [EU budget], we…


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9 in 10 #Canadian Companies suffered at least one #cyber security #breach last #year

Canadian companies face almost constant cyber security threats, resulting in a rising number of incidents where sensitive data is stolen, according to the findings of a new study from Scalar Decisions Inc. of more than 420 Canadian IT and security workers. Released today, the 2018 Scalar Security Study (commissioned by…


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