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IoT cybersecurity bill passed by Senate

Days before taking a week-long Thanksgiving recess, the US Senate passed an almost mundane cybersecurity bill that, if approved by the President, will improve security guidelines and protocols for Internet of Things (IoT) devices purchased and owned by the Federal government. The bill, called the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020, w
Publish At:2020-11-25 13:36 | Read:118 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Security world House of Representatives Internet

#DTX Cybersecurity Mini Summit: How to Apply Individualized Zero-Trust Architecture

Organizations need to work out how to apply the principle of zero-trust security to meet their specific requirements, according to a panel speaking at the DTX Cyber Security Mini Summit.The concept of zero-trust has come into much sharper focus as a result of the shift to remote working during COVID-19, with the traditional approach of having a secure outer
Publish At:2020-11-25 12:44 | Read:57 | Comments:0 | Tags: security cyber cybersecurity

#DTX Cybersecurity Mini Summit: Awareness Key to Securing a Remote Workforce

A greater focus on employee training is the foundation to organizations tackling a fast-changing cyber-threat landscape, according to Rayad Jawaheer, sales engineer at Bitdefender, speaking during the DTX Cyber Security Mini Summit.The shift to remote working since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant staff, and consequently their organizations, are
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Belden networking giant's company data stolen in cyberattack

Network device manufacturer Belden was hit with a cyberattack that allowed threat actors to steal files containing information about employees and business partners.Belden is a US-based manufacturer of network connectivity devices, including routers, firewalls, switches, cabling, and connectors. Belden generated $2.5 billion in revenue for 2019 and
Publish At:2020-11-25 11:31 | Read:26 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security cyber

Banking Cybersecurity Provider DefenseStorm Raises $19 Million

Cloud-based cybersecurity and cybercompliance management solutions provider DefenseStorm on Tuesday announced that it raised $12 million in Series B funding, along with $7 million in growth capital financing.Founded in 2014, the Alpharetta, Georgia-based company serves regional and community banks and credit unions, providing them with capabilities for autom
Publish At:2020-11-25 09:53 | Read:124 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Compliance Management & Strategy sec

Is Cybersecurity Smart Enough to Protect Automated Buildings?

Hacked air conditioning and plummeting elevators?Imagine that you are in an elevator in a high rise building when suddenly the elevator starts to plummet with no apparent stopping mechanism other than the concrete foundation below.  While this may sound like something from a Hollywood movie, consider the idea that a securely tethered, fully functional e
Publish At:2020-11-25 03:02 | Read:127 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles ICS Security Automation ICS security IoT I

Cyber-attacks Reported on Three US Healthcare Providers

Three healthcare providers in Florida, Georgia, and New York are notifying patients that their protected health information may have been exposed in recent cyber-attacks involving ransoms.Warnings went out to patients of Advanced Urgent Care of the Florida Keys on November 6 regarding a ransomware attack that took place on March 1, 2020.&
Publish At:2020-11-24 17:14 | Read:116 | Comments:0 | Tags: cyber

Printers' Cybersecurity Threats Too Often Ignored

Remote workforce heightens the need to protect printing systems against intrusion and compromise.Working remotely was growing more common even before the coronavirus pandemic accelerated the trend. As workers increasingly settle into their home offices, they still need access to company networks and office hardware — particularly printers. In fact, the
Publish At:2020-11-24 14:20 | Read:119 | Comments:0 | Tags: security cyber cybersecurity

How a Cybersecurity Training Program Can Recruit From Inside Your Business

The cybersecurity industry is facing a shortage of trained and experienced professionals. Schools, universities and organizations are doing amazing things to encourage the next generation to pursue a cybersecurity career. However, there is still a huge cybersecurity talent shortage. With the right training, this can change. It is clear that organizations re
Publish At:2020-11-24 11:35 | Read:110 | Comments:0 | Tags:Incident Response Security Intelligence & Analytics Security

Can Cyber Hygiene Lead to a Cyber Secure Attitude?

In my work penetrating different layers of organizations, getting to the core of the issue, it’s relatively clear that, in many cases, employees don’t understand ‘why’ it’s important to be cyber secure, and see certain tech or processes as barriers to their ability to carry out tasks in relation to their job.Worse still, they fe
Publish At:2020-11-24 09:26 | Read:71 | Comments:0 | Tags: cyber

5 Digital Threats to Watch Out for on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Widely regarded as the official start to the Christmas shopping season, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are exciting because many retailers announce limited-time sales that promise huge savings to die-hard consumers. Not even the pandemic looks like it will dent consumers’ enthusiasm. In September 2020, for instance, Bloomberg shared research from Deloitte tha
Publish At:2020-11-24 07:32 | Read:154 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness Black Friday malware Phishing scams cyber

Lessons From Teaching Cybersecurity: Week 8

As I had mentioned previously, this year, I’m going back to school. Not to take classes, but to teach a course at my alma mater, Fanshawe College. I did this about a decade ago and thought it was interesting, so I was excited to give it another go. Additionally, after a friend mentioned that their kid wanted to learn Python, I developed an Intro to Python ai
Publish At:2020-11-24 03:38 | Read:97 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles basics careers foundational

Cyber News Rundown: REvil Ransomware Strikes

REvil Ransomware Strikes Hosting Provider In recent days the web hosting provider Managed.com has been working to recover from a ransomware attack targeting many of their core systems. While the company was able to stop the spread of the attack by shutting down their systems and client websites, it remains unclear what information may have been encrypted
Publish At:2020-11-23 18:03 | Read:125 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware cyber

Seven Debunked Myths of Cybersecurity

Article by Kristin Herman is a writer and editor at Ukwritings.com and Stateofwriting.comThe term 'cybersecurity' has been tossed around lately. But although cybersecurity has been viewed as a saving grace for mobile devices, computers, etc. the topic is still cloaked in misconception. Things that might pop up, when it comes to cybersecurity, are:The
Publish At:2020-11-23 14:35 | Read:103 | Comments:0 | Tags: security cyber cybersecurity

A cyberattack crippled the IT infrastructure of the City of Saint John

Officials confirm that the city of Saint John was hit by a massive cyberattack that has crippled the entire IT municipal infrastructure. The city of Saint John, Canada, was hit by a massive cyberattack that has crippled the entire IT municipal infrastructure, the incident was publicly disclosed on November 15. The cyberattack caused the shut down of th
Publish At:2020-11-22 07:50 | Read:151 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware hacking news infor