#infosec | Royal Philips Scores a Cybersecurity First

Health technology company Royal Philips has become the first medical device manufacturer to receive a new product cybersecurity testing certification. The certification—catchily titled UL IEC 62304—was created by independent global safety certification and testing nonprofit company Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The aim of the new certification is to provide an overall framework to evaluate the…

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#infosec | Companies Offer Free Cybersecurity Support to Combat Threats Posed by COVID-19

Companies are offering businesses free cybersecurity support as coronavirus scams proliferate and over-stretched healthcare providers become more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Irish cybersecurity awareness training company Cyber Risk Aware announced yesterday that it would be providing free COVID-19 phishing tests for businesses. Companies are invited to run a phishing simulation in which up to 100…

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#infosec | Cybersecurity Isn’t “Cool” Enough to Attract New Talent

New research published today has found nearly half of cybersecurity professionals believe their industry is experiencing a skills gaps because it isn’t considered “cool” or “exciting.” The “Opportunity in Cybersecurity 2020” report surveyed over 200 cybersecurity professionals in the UK and the US about their personal experiences working in the industry. Of…

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#infosec | US to Give Ukraine $8m for Cybersecurity

The United States has pledged $8m to support a Ukrainian cybersecurity project.  The generous commitment was announced by the State Department on Tuesday as part of a “cyber-dialogue” that took place between the two countries in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv.  A new cybersecurity project sponsored by USAID (the US Agency for International Development) will…

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#infosec | #RSAC: 10 Reasons Why a Cybersecurity Career is Beneficial to Personal and Professional Development

While there is increased stress in cybersecurity and “good days and bad days,” we should also focus on the “tremendous positives” in the industry’s achievements. Speaking at the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) summit at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Phil Venables, board director and senior advisor for risk and cybersecurity at Goldman Sachs Bank, said that despite…

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#infosec | Chattanooga Cybersecurity Firm to Double Workforce

A Chattanooga, Tennessee, information technology infrastructure and cybersecurity consulting firm has unveiled an $8m expansion plan that will see its workforce double by 2023. Currently, the Conversant Group operates with 46 employees from its headquarters on Cowart Street. On Monday, the company’s president and chief listening officer, John Anthony Smith, revealed plans to relocate the…

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