October 4, 2017

[Infographic] Simple Steps to Online Safety: 31 Days of Cyber Security Tips

Lauren McKenna,, September 29, 2017

October is right around the corner, and that means National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is practically here too! We are excited to be a 2017 champion. Throughout NCSAM, we will post blogs that address weekly themes to further educate and spread awareness around important cyber security topics./p>

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Cybersecurity Threats Demand Modernizing Federal Technology

Christian Moore,, September 29, 2017

Private and public networks around the world are incessantly under cyber attack, and the threats continue to proliferate. Cyberattacks steal from the innocent, threaten our national security, and undermine faith in corporations, institutions, and government.

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Simplify NIST Cybersecurity Framework Adoption

Scott Schlimmer,, October 2, 2017

The risk of cyber-attack for all kinds of organizations and businesses has soared in recent years. Malware has spread like wildfire, botnets and cybercrime software tools are easily obtained, and phishing scams have grown increasingly sophisticated.

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First Female White House CIO on Cybersecurity Talent

Julie Silard Kantor,, September 27, 2017

This week we caught up with Theresa Payton for our thought leadership series on Women in STEM , Mentoring and Sponsorship. Theresa served as the first female Chief Information Officer at the White House, overseeing IT operations for President George W. Bush and the 3,000+ members of the Executive Office of the President.

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Vulnerability vs. Risk: Knowing the Difference Improves Security

Kacy Zurkus,, September 26, 2017

The future leaders of cybersecurity will be fluent in languages other than technology and will stop using fear to conflate the message of vulnerability versus risk. That’s the message that kicked off this year’s (ISC)2 Security Congress conference.

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5 Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities That People Still Forget About

Mike Schuricht,, October 3, 2017

People are cautious of physical theft, but the security of digital assets is often ignored. The simplest actions can have devastating consequences for your data security. Outdated software, weak credentials, and malware all create opportunities for data exfiltration.

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Schooling Up on Cyber Security: Time to Educate the Educators

Nick Ismail,, September 27, 2017

There’s a glaring gap in knowledge when it comes to cyber awareness in schools, but it’s not among the students. Recent research conducted by Sophos in partnership with YouGov found nearly half of all UK teachers believe their students know more about IT than they do.

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The Cost of NOT Educating Staff on Cybersecurity? 6.4 Million

Tom Ball,, September 27, 2017

New research from Accenture has revealed that 55 percent of workers cannot remember receiving specific cybersecurity training. Combined with this shocking lack of awareness, the cost of cyber crime in the UK has risen by 19 percent in the last year alone, raising the cost of cyber crime to $6.4 million.

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Ransomware Numbers Continue to Look Abysmal

Erika Chickowski,, September 28, 2017

Even after several years of escalation, ransomware continues its hockey-stick growth by just about every metric. This week, three new studies show how ransomware continues to escalate around the globe, proving to be one of the fastest-growing problems that cybersecurity practitioners face today.

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