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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black friday cyber

In anticipation of the online-shopping deluge, digital crooks time their phishing emails, malicious links and other online attacks and scams to Black Friday, Cyber Monday and through the rest of the holiday season.

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Cybersecurity on a budget

An insider could introduce malware to your network or an opening for theft that would have been otherwise blocked by antivirus or your firewall. The following measures are vetted practices that have worked for private institutions and public sector ones as well. @Salesforce

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Abode Flash security issues

The malware, known as FinSpy or FinFisher, is a commercial product typically sold to nation states and law enforcement agencies to conduct surveillance. @adobe

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Hacked Again?

The company has already been reeling from a breach that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million people. Equifax said it has disabled a customer help webpage while its security teams investigate.

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