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In part 2, I will discuss your organization's supply chain.  Even if your organization's IT network is protected, your supplier may not be!  Why should you encourage the board to take this into consideration?  With today's delicate economy, the stability of the supply chain is also under threat.  An attacked supply chain can potentially be disastrous to profitability, business continuity, and compliance. 

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shutdown

At the moment, many of the Department of Homeland Security employees responsible for civilian cybersecurity efforts, including threat analysis and sharing information with private industry, have been furloughed. But even if the shutdown ends soon, it may scare talented people away from taking government cybersecurity jobs—which are already a struggle to fill.

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Attention Hackers! Demonstrate your ingenuity at the SXSW Hackathon. The sixth annual SXSW Hackathon returns in a buzzy 24-hour marathon stretching from Tuesday, March 12 through Wednesday, March 13! Developers, coders, and tech creatives will collaborate in teams to build tech that addresses the range of media covered at SXSW,  from Music and VR/AR to AI and blockchain. Register here...

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report

The Cybersecurity Strategy Report released on December 7 sidesteps the crises du jour by taking a bigger picture, practical and non-partisan view of what’s going wrong and how to fix things. It seeks to articulate how “traditional information technology (IT) strategies seem largely ineffective at stemming the growing tide of cybersecurity incidents.”

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Stepping out

Successful hacking campaigns used to be all about keeping under the radar. But, for some, making a big splash is now more important than lurking in the shadows.

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7 signs of insider threats

Why do insiders attack? Usually it will be for financial gain. Either someone is offering money for certain information, or they believe they can sell it online. Sometimes the motive will be revenge for a slight against them. It may be in retaliation for receiving a warning or disciplinary action or poor performance review, being passed up for a promotion or project, disagreements around salaries of bonuses, or being laid off. Sometimes it will be for a career benefit, for example taking contact details for customers or valuable intellectual property (IP) to a new employer.

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predictions

The good news: advanced security technologies are constantly being brought to market. The not-so-good news: threat actors are not letting that get in the way; witness more intensified and ever more sophisticated attacks.

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travel-by-plane

A little over three-quarters (77 percent) of workers say they connect to free or public WiFi while during travel. Some 63 percent will use public WiFi to access work emails and files. Those are just a couple top line findings from a chilling (if predictable) new digital security survey conducted by threat management company ObserveIT. The survey included […]

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Brynjolfsson

The digital economy is set to unlock tremendous economic value for countries over time. But a common setback for the use of various new technologies is their vulnerability to hackers. That's because companies and individuals are not taking cybersecurity seriously, according to Erik Brynjolfsson, director at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and a professor at MIT Sloan School

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darknet

The dark component of the deep web is the primary highway for the exchange and commerce among cybercriminal groups. In fact, very few cybercriminals work alone. Eighty percent of cybercrime is linked to criminal collectives, and stolen data-shaped goods surface rapidly on darknet forums and marketplaces following cybersecurity incidents with data loss. Adapting to these trends is essential. […]

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