Cybersecurity for the Midmarket

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Global Cyber Alliance's Phil Reitinger Describes Efforts to Bolster SMB, Election Security In 2019, the Global Cyber Alliance debuted its toolkit to help small and midsized organizations bolster cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Plan for 2020 US Election Unveiled

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CISA Describes Its Role as Security Facilitator The U.S.

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Cybersecurity's Automation Imperative

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Censornet's Richard Walters on the Role of Autonomous Security With cybersecurity becoming ever more difficult to monitor and manage, and product and data overload triggering cyber fatigue among cybersecurity professionals, organizations must embrace more autonomous approaches, says Censornet's Richard Walters.

Uncertain Markets May Drive Cybersecurity Consolidation

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Experts: This Week's 'Black Monday' Likely to Accelerate Security M&A Activity With U.S. Experts predict this will drive fresh waves of consolidation and M&A in the cybersecurity market, as well as growth in hot areas

Analysis: Coronavirus Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of cybersecurity and privacy issues raised by COVID-19 research efforts. Also featured: the latest ransomware trends and an investor's take on hot cybersecurity sectors

Cybersecurity Firm Imperva Discloses Breach

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based Imperva sells technology and services designed to detect and block various types of malicious Web traffic, from denial-of-service attacks to digital probes aimed at undermining the security of Web-based software applications.

Government Agencies Field More Cybersecurity Maturity Models

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Pentagon and DOE Pitch Security Frameworks - But Should They Defer to NIST? The Pentagon and the Department of Energy are pitching new or revised cybersecurity capability maturity models to help their sectors prioritize cybersecurity investments and refine processes and controls.

Interior Dept. Grounds Drones Over Cybersecurity Concerns

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Department of the Interior this week announced that it has temporarily grounded all drone operations, except for emergencies, citing concerns over national security and cybersecurity. Department Says Several Concerns Must Be Addressed The U.S.

A COVID-19 Cybersecurity Poll: Securing a Remote Workforce

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Weigh in on how your organization is securing its remote footprint with our short Threatpost poll. COVID-19 is changing how we work.

FEC: Campaigns Can Use Discounted Cybersecurity Services

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Federal Election Commission (FEC) said today political campaigns can accept discounted cybersecurity services from companies without running afoul of existing campaign finance laws, provided those companies already do the same for other non-political entities. The U.S.

NSA Launches New Cybersecurity Directorate

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NSA is redefining its cybersecurity mission and with the Cybersecurity Directorate it will enhance its partnerships with unclassified collaboration and information sharing. The directorate will have NSA turn its efforts towards securing military and defense industry security.

Analysis: 2020 Cybersecurity Issues

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses 2020 cybersecurity trends, including fixing "fake everything," dealing with the issue of weaponized social media and securing the U.S. presidential election

Trump Shakeup Impacts Cybersecurity Policy

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Heads of DHS, Secret Service Depart Amidst Leadership Shuffle The exits of the Department of Homeland Security secretary and Secret Service director are prompting discussion about the continuity of U.S.

Congress Approves New DHS Cybersecurity Agency

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Bill Creating Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Awaits President's Signature The United States will soon officially have a single agency that takes the lead role for cybersecurity.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Security Yearbook’ preserves cybersecurity history — highlights tectonic shift

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Along with Richard Stiennon , I belong to a small circle of journalists and tech industry analysts who’ve been paying close attention to cybersecurity since Bill Gates curtailed commercial work on Windows to rivet Microsoft’s attention on defending its software code. Related: The role of PKI is securing digital transformation That was in 2002. Cybersecurity, which started with antivirus suites, spam filters and firewalls, has mushroomed into a $103 billion industry.

On Cybersecurity Insurance

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Good paper on cybersecurity insurance: both the history and the promise for the future. From the conclusion: Policy makers have long held high hopes for cyber insurance as a tool for improving security. academicpapers cybersecurity insurance riskassessment risks

Cybersecurity Leadership: The 2020 Vision

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Cyber Leader Christopher Hetner on the Capacities, Skills Needed for Next Decade's Security Leaders What are the key experiences, capacities and skills needed by the next generation of cybersecurity leaders, as they prepare to address enterprise business risk in the next decade?

Government Shutdown Hampers Cybersecurity

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Government has impacted federal cybersecurity according to several reports. 80% of the National Protection and Programs Directorate , which oversees the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis and the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. The ongoing shutdown of the U.S.

Top cybersecurity Predictions for 2020

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The 2020 Cybersecurity Landscape – Below Pierluigi Paganini’s cybersecurity predictions for the next twelve months. Here we are again for the annual prediction of the events that I believe will impact the cybersecurity landscape in the next year.

9 Cybersecurity Takeaways as COVID-19 Outbreak Grows

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Attackers Already Targeting Remote Workers With Phishing Campaigns As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, cybercriminals increasingly are targeting organizations that now have more remote workers and fewer IT and security staff at the ready to mitigate hacker attacks and intrusions, security experts say.

Nine 2019 Cybersecurity Predictions

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Wondering about the state of global cybersecurity in 2019? Wonder no more with these nine cybersecurity predictions for where the new year will take us — and what it means for our digital properties, online lives and livelihoods. Digital Security Will Become a Company Budget Line Item.

Most Americans Fail Cybersecurity Quiz

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Study participants fail to correctly identify core security concepts and tools to help them stay safe online. Facebook Mobile Security Privacy Vulnerabilities Web Security 2FA americans cybersecurity awareness HTTPS Instagram Pew Research Center Phishing WhatsApp

AT&T Cybersecurity Sets Sights on Threat Intelligence

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Javvad Malik on New Entity's Role in Cybersecurity Market AT&T has just re-branded its AlienVault acquisition as AT&T Cybersecurity. Javvad Malik, security advocate for the firm, explains its place in the global market and how it will impact delivery of threat intelligence

Gamification Can Transform Company Cybersecurity Culture

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Implementing game mechanics and competition into the mix can incentivize employees to improve their cybersecurity posture.

A "Department of Cybersecurity"

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Presidential candidate John Delaney has announced a plan to create a Department of Cybersecurity. I have long been in favor of a new federal agency to deal with Internet -- and especially Internet of Things -- security.

Security Pros, Congress Reps Talk National Cybersecurity at DEF CON

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Cybersecurity and government leaders discussed why Congress is unprepared for a major cyberattack and how the two parties can collaborate

Congress Considers IoT Cybersecurity Legislation - Again

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Congress is hoping that the third time is the charm for an internet of things cybersecurity bill that would set minimum security standards for the connected devices that the federal government purchases for various projects

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Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Greg Touhill, the United States' first federal CISO, discussing how "reskilling" can help fill cybersecurity job vacancies. Plus, California considers tougher breach notification requirements; curtailing the use of vulnerable mobile networks

Bill Would Create State Cybersecurity Leader Positions

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senators has introduced legislation that would require the Department of Homeland Security to appoint cybersecurity leaders in each state to help combat growing cyberthreats against units of local government DHS Would Fund Coordinators for Every State A bipartisan group of U.S.

Download: The 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey Results

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Today you can access the aggregated and analyzed 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey Results and gain insight into the main ranges and factors of current cybersecurity salaries.

Trump Order Aims to Boost Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

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Executive Order Creates a 'Cybersecurity Competition' to Offer Rewards President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that offers a mix of incentives and new guidelines aimed at hiring and retaining more security pros to work within the federal government.

Analysis: The Cybersecurity Risks Major Corporations Face

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a deep dive into an analysis of the cybersecurity risks that publicly traded companies face.

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NSA Announces New Cybersecurity Directorate

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National Security Agency announced the formation of a new Cybersecurity Directorate earlier this week. Over the past couple years, as we did a number of different reorganizations, one of the things I think we lost was that emphasis on cybersecurity,” said NSA chief Paul Nakasone.

Emotet Malware Alert Sounded by US Cybersecurity Agency

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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency says it's been "tracking a spike" in targeted Emotet attacks, and urges all organizations immediately put in place defenses to not just avoid infection, but also detect lateral movement in their networks by hackers

SEC Releases Updated Cybersecurity Guidance

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Securities and Exchange Commission has released revised guidance "to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents." Regulator Demands More Risk Disclosure, Better Insider Trading Policies The U.S.

Embracing Change in Cybersecurity

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Tom Kellerman of Carbon Black on Ovecoming Failing Architectures Security leaders need to embrace security change to overcome failing architectures that have evolved over the last decade, says Tom Kellerman, chief cybersecurity officer at Carbon Black

Cybersecurity's 'Moral Imperative'

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Cybersecurity professionals often talk about the economic drivers of security. But should the conversation shift to include a moral component? At least one analyst says "yes

Medical Device Cybersecurity: The Top Challenges

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Access and identity management continues to be a top medical device cybersecurity challenge, says security expert Mark Sexton of the consultancy Clearwater, who offers a variety a risk mitigation tips

ENISA Gets Permanent Mandate as EU Tackles Cybersecurity

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EU Cybersecurity Act Now In Full Force With the European Union's Cybersecurity Act now in full force, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, or ENISA, has a new name and a permanent mandate - as well as more money and staff - to oversee a range of cybersecurity issues

Cybersecurity in manufacturing

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Not long ago, many manufacturing CIOs thought that cybersecurity was something only the financial sector had to worry about. How times have changed – now, cybersecurity in manufacturing is definitely front and center.