cybersecurity Archives - Adaptus
cyber puzzle

"When you have an enterprise that needs to secure data, you're leveraging these consumer devices that were never meant to be secured in the first place."

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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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But no matter how much attention (or budget) is lavished on cybersecurity, executives need to understand that getting hacked isn’t a matter of if but when. This is the new normal in cybersecurity, and it changes the approach to preparation and risk management.

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The number of cybersecurity choices facing chief information security officers, or CISOs, is truly overwhelming, according to those in the industry, as hundreds of “Best in Show” companies vie for rising corporate security budgets while claiming superiority for their small niche of the sector. The growing pressure to protect customer data, and with it, the company’s reputation, has given way to the idea of a Holy Grail of a central solution for cybersecurity.

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The White House and the Department of Homeland Security have finished a government wide review examining the security of federal agencies, and the results aren’t pretty. Dozens of federal agencies have cybersecurity programs that aren’t properly equipped to deal with cyber intrusions in their networks, according to a new report released by the White House […]

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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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Category One

This week, the head of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Ciaran Martin, said something rather alarming in a newspaper interview that generated plenty of headline heat – the UK has never suffered the most serious category one (C1) cyberattack but it is only a matter of time before it does.

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responsible

Clearly, cybersecurity is everybody’s problem, making everyone responsible. It's high time this truth was recognized, starting with the executive suite on down.

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Security advocates finally seem to have the public's attention, and the hope is that people -- including lawmakers -- will take their advice more seriously.

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Salesforce poses a huge security risk as it does NOT provide virus scanning and/or a way to prevent certain files, attachments, document uploads or chatter from entering the system with malicious content. This is especially concerning when a Salesforce application is publicly exposed through communities and sites.com. Thankfully, there is a solution offered by a startup in Austin, TX, and large financial institutions and the U.S. Government are taking notice. @salesforce, #cybersecurity,#virusprotection

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