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Four senior cybersecurity officials are stepping down from their US government positions, raising concerns that an exodus of top leaders may make the federal government more vulnerable to hacking.

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Now the hackers have made their intentions clear. They want lots of money.

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I often get asked by executive management about what they should be doing and what questions they need to be asking. Those questions can be a useful guide for those who aren’t sure if they’re doing enough beyond asking the IT department to take care of it.

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"In security, there's a general belief we all have – it's not whether or not you will be breached or attacked, it's a matter of when,"

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While most of us would rather leave the problem to the IT department, it’s essential we all have an understanding of cybersecurity so we can protect ourselves, and that means understanding some key terms. This glossary, which is by no means exhaustive, is a first step

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Despite recent White House efforts to bring some standardization to federal cybersecurity, agencies are still taking different paths to secure their systems and data.

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With cyber breaches and ransomware threats such as the recent WannaCry attack a constant concern, government agencies must attack cybersecurity problems head on. President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity executive order (EO) provides an outline of the administration’s priorities for protecting federal IT systems and data.

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Having IT isn't enough anymore, businesses need a separate security team also. Policemen and firefighters are a good examples of this, both of them will help you in your time of need, but each of them has very specific training for specific functions.

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“How do you function as a government if everything shuts down or has a virus in it?,” asks Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, stated in the story below, first reported by News10. The answer is “You can’t function.” Government, whether at a local, state, or even federal-level, need as much, if not more, protection from viruses […]

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A global cybersecurity firm has warned that another large-scale, stealthy cyberattack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week's assault on computers worldwide. #cybersecurity, @salesforce

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