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Cybersecurity’s people problem: More millennials needed

Posted Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:21:19

Faced with a growing shortage of workers, the cybersecurity industry needs to figure out how to attract a new wave of talent. Nearly one third of organizations are not able to fill their cybersecurity positions, according to a recent survey by the cybersecurity nonprofit ISACA. For another 25 percent, the process takes six months. The [...]
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As cities get smarter, hackers become more dangerous: This could stop them

Posted Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:41:25

As governments create smarter cities, they need cybersecurity measures built from the ground up — or they risk costly data breaches which could compromise the privacy of their citizens. In 2016 alone, cyber-crime cost the global economy more than $450 billion and over two billion personal records were stolen, according to the chief executive of [...]
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What’s Wrong With America’s Current Approach to Cybersecurity?

Posted Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:45:20

Cybersecurity has transformed what is actually a people problem with a technology component into its exact opposite. It’s almost impossible these days to avoid media coverage of Russia’s role in hacking the 2016 election. So it was in 2015, when news broke that Chinese hackers had breached the United States Office of Personnel Management. Likewise [...]
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Congress Mulls SME Cybersecurity Legislation

Posted Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:27:41

A bill that would encourage SMEs to follow cybersecurity guidelines is making its way through Congress as an addition to existing legislation encouraging the same of large corporates. Reports this week said the bill, the Main Street Cybersecurity Act, is an update to the existing Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 and would seek for the [...]
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Low-tech threats make high-tech cybersecurity everyone

Posted Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:25:09

FARGO—It just might be a low-tech fake email, not a high-tech hacking scheme, that makes it hard for businesses and organizations to safeguard information in modern times. Firewalls and cutting-edge technology designed to keep networks safe and secure can be undone simply by asking employees to click a link. An email requesting employee W-2s that [...]
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