Election meddling. Corporate espionage. Ransomware attacks. Massive data breaches. The cybersecurity threats facing the United States seem to multiply by the year, leaving government agencies and private companies scrambling to keep up. That is among the reasons why many experts are alarmed that the White House eliminated the position of cybersecurity czar on the National Security Council on Tuesday. […]

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CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — The Cyber Shield 2018 cybersecurity exercise is part of the National Guard’s ongoing effort to be a versatile capability for governors of all 54 states and territories. About 800 cyber warriors gathered to participate in the Cyber Shield 2018 cybersecurity exercise at Camp Atterbury Ind., May 13, 2018. Cyber Shield gathers soldiers, airmen […]

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HALF of UK

Nearly half of businesses in the U.K. reported cybersecurity breaches in the last 12 months, a government-sponsored survey found. According to the “Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018,” 43 percent of U.K. businesses said they suffered a breach or attack in the last year. This was more than double the rate for charities (19 percent). Costs […]

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14 retailers

If you shopped at these 14 stores in the last year, your data might have been stolen At least 14 retailers were hacked and likely had information stolen from them since January 2017. Many of these were caused by flaws in payment systems taken advantage of by hackers. At least 14 separate security breaches occurred […]

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real cost of computer viruses

Getting a virus or piece of spyware on your computer can be downright annoying. If you’re lucky, it’s easy to fix, or your software of choice catches it before it gets out of hand. If you’re not so lucky, you’re probably one of the 16 million Americans who have had a “serious” vulnerability in the last two years. Luckily #EZProtect by Adaptus can help keep your @salesforce org safe.

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Read the white paper to understand how EZProtect solves the Salesforce security audit and SOX Compliance issues. If your organization is using Salesforce, especially communities, and does not have a third-party virus scanner connected, it will not pass a SOX security audit. Find out more here. #securityaudit, #sarbanesoxley, #salesforcecybersecurity

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maturity metrics

The state's chief information security officer says the new system will provide a much more detailed and accurate view of California's IT security risk.

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healthcare

“Hackers are becoming more sophisticated and we expect to see greater frequency and intensity of cyberattacks in healthcare,” CynergisTek CEO Mac McMillan said in a statement. “The NIST CSF gives healthcare organizations the framework they need to build the resilience that 21st century healthcare is going to require.”

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Corporate boards, especially those of public companies, are facing increased scrutiny and liability exposure in relation to cybersecurity and data privacy. While companies continue to gather and store large amounts of data, they are also more and more likely to be subject to a damaging cyberattack or data breach.

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With malware a constant threat across the internet – it's projected to cost the world six trillion dollars annually by 2021, according to Steve Morgan of the Cybersecurity Business Report – businesses need strong cybersecurity practices to keep networks and user’s devices secure from threats.

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