Cyber Security

Delaware Turns To High Schoolers To Bolster Cybersecurity Workforce

A new scholarship platform is designed to take advantage of a booming industry and boost the state’s cybersecurity talent pool. In a two-pronged approach to cultivate tech talent and create jobs, Delaware has launched a $650,000 cybersecurity training and scholarship program for high school and college students. Officials hope to use the initiative to capitalize on the surge of job growth for cybersecurity professionals by offering students 16 years or older a new education platform called CyberStart that teaches IT security and provides students opportunities to compete for state scholarships. This includes $500,000 for cybersecurity education at the college level and $150,000 for other types of cybersecurity education.

Cybersecurity Market Worth US$232 Billion By 2022

According to a new market research report “Cybersecurity Market by Solution (IAM, Encryption, DLP, UTM, Antivirus/Anti-Malware, Firewall, IDS/IPS, Disaster Recovery, DDOS Mitigation, SIEM), Service, Security Type, Deployment Mode, Organization Size, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022”, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Cybersecurity Market is expected to grow from USD 137.85 Billion in 2017 to USD 231.94 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.0%.

Genetec Takes Cybersecurity On The Road

In 2007, the physical security industry started a convergence of IP-cameras from analog surveillance cameras. And a number of security technicians had challenges picking up on the networking aspects of IP-based surveillance systems. Ten years later, we are seeing the convergence of physical security and cybersecurity. Now today’s technicians need to understand the cybersecurity issues of connecting their physical security devices to the company’s network. Genetec has become extremely active in highlighting the importance of cybersecurity issues and has developed Cybersecurity Roadshow events.

Farpointe Alerts Partners To Encrypt Wireless Access Control Systems

Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s trusted OEM partner for RFID solutions, alerted its access control manufacturer, distributor, integrator, dealer and specifier partners about the potential impact on their businesses of the settlement of Edenborough v. ADT LLC, (Case No. 3:16-cv-02233, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California). Referred to as the ADT Hacking Vulnerability Class Action Lawsuit, ADT will pay $16 million to settle five hacking vulnerability class actions because of claims that ADT’s wireless security systems were vulnerable to hacking because ADT failed to include any encryption within them.

Hacking The Human: Preventing Social Engineering Fraud, The New Frontier In Data Breaches

Data hacking comes in just about every flavor these days – even the human variety. Social engineering fraud, or the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information, is the latest human-based fraud on the market. Learn more on how it works.

KomodoSec Offers Free Reports On Corporate Cyberattack Surface

Komodo Consulting, a leading cybersecurity consulting company, recently launched its newest service from its research arm, Peta.AI. Companies can receive free, customized reports that illustrate how individual organizations’ cyberattack surfaces appear to hackers. The corporate cyberattack surface report reveals the client’s exposure to cyber threats based on several indicators —geolocation, IP addresses, open and sensitive ports, vulnerable apps, compromised hosts, and leaked accounts— compiled from Peta.AI’s Open Internet, Deep Web, and Dark Net research.

Farpointe Provides First Cybersecurity Vulnerability Checklist For Contactless Cards And Readers

Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s trusted global partner for RFID solutions, has just posted the first radio frequency identification(RFID) Cybersecurity Vulnerability Checklist for access control manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and end users to use to protect their access control systems from becoming hacker gateways to their facilities and IT systems. Knowing what to do is especially important now that government agencies, such as the United States Federal Trade Commission, have begun filing lawsuits against businesses that do not provide good cybersecurity practices.

Razberi And Cylance OEM Partnership Will Bring AI-Powered Cybersecurity To Video Surveillance Systems

Razberi Technologies and Cylance® Inc. have signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement to embed CylancePROTECT® software in Razberi ServerSwitchIQ™ appliances. CylancePROTECT will be integral to the new Razberi CameraDefense™ solution that, combined with Razberi’s secure appliance architecture, provides comprehensive protection over the server, video management systems (VMS), and camera ecosystem.

10 Steps To Empower Your Employees To Become Your First Line Of Cyber Defense

Employees can be your best defense against a cyber attack, but also among the easiest targets for cyber criminals. Giving your employees proper cyber risk training can help limit the impact of an attack, and has been shown to reduce the cost of a data breach by $16 per compromised record, on average. Here are ten steps to help your employees become savvy cyber defenders.

Dunbar Releases First Open Source Active Response Platform For Cybersecurity

To address the security risks caused by alert fatigue, and to extend enterprise-grade incident management capabilities to businesses of all sizes, Dunbar Security Solutions launched Cyphon, the industry’s first open source active response platform for collecting data, identifying cyber-attacks and tracking all subsequent work performed.