Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks: 59% Of Survey Respondents Say Laptops Are Most Vulnerable Devices

Following a first survey from December 2016, ReportLinker conducted a new research on cybersecurity to find out if opinions and attitudes towards this threat have shifted since last year. Many Americans don’t feel they personally are at much risk of a cyberattack, they are however a large majority to think cyberattacks are becoming more a threat now.

NTT Security Launches Security Services For Industrial Control Systems

NTT Security Corporation, the specialized security company of NTT Group, has launched “IT/OT Integrated Security Services.” The new services will be taken to market globally through the NTT Group companies, Dimension Data, NTT Communications, and NTT DATA, forming part of its suite of integrated services to enable successful digital transformation initiatives for its clients.

US Government Bans Agencies From Using Russian Cybersecurity Software Over Spying Fears

The US government has banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Lab security software, a Russian company, over concerns it may be tied to state-sponsored espionage. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has issued a directive given at least six federal agencies a timeline to get rid of the software from government networks.

Virginia Adopts Cybersecurity Framework To Get Everyone Speaking Same Language

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared Thursday that Virginia is the first state to adopt the National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE) Framework, developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in an official capacity. The latest version of the framework —also known as NIST Special Publication 800-181— was published earlier this month with the intention of providing a “common, constant lexicon” for a fast-growing industry in which everyone seems to have a different name for the same thing.

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Warns Against Using Kaspersky Lab Software

Rob Joyce, the Trump administration’s cybersecurity coordinator, said Tuesday the U.S. is lacking 300,000 cybersecurity experts needed to defend the country. He also had a warning for the public about using software from Kaspersky Lab. U.S. officials believe the company has ties to the Kremlin – and the federal government has vowed not to use its products. FBI agents have also interviewed Kaspersky employees working in the U.S.

HBO Hacked In Latest Cybersecurity Breach

HBO’s computer network struck by ransomware: hackers leak scripts from popular shows like “Game of Thrones” and demand up to $15 million in ransom. HBO reportedly responded with a $250,000 offer. Timothy Crosby, Senior Security Consultant for Spohn Security Solutions, says this newest hack evidences the growing risk that companies face with cyber intrusions. “No company —large or small— is immune to being a target; the HBO saga makes it even more apparent that cyber security teams must remain vigilant to detect and prevent attacks before they happen,” stated Crosby.

Genetec Announces ASIS 2017 Product Lineup

Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced its show lineup for ASIS 2017 (booth #3147, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, TX). Recognized by IHS Markit® as the only vendor to achieve top market share rankings across multiple security and hardware appliance categories in 2016, the company will demonstrate how its latest innovations help enterprise, transportation, education, government, and retail customers ‘Protect the Everyday.’

Cyber Attacks Occurring More Frequently With Greater Sophistication According To NTT Security

The frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks continues to rise globally according to research data from the Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) 2017 Q2 Threat Intelligence Report released by NTT Security, an NTT Group company. The report, based on events identified across the NTT Security global client base during the second quarter of 2017, identifies trending threats and enables the company to implement IT security assessment and incident response tactics to stay ahead of hackers, and maintain the best protection for their clientele.

Cloud Security, IT Security, Cybersecurity: How To Move IT To The Board Room

Innovations in cloud technology have begun to filter across industries, while cybersecurity remains a pressing and timely issue in this era of hacking. While the topic of cloud security may have a lower budget priority to I.T. organizations than overall IT security, the convergence of topics is here to stay. Since the overarching trend of outsourcing to Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) for specific applications, platform services, or infrastructure has become commonplace, the intersection of cloud security and organizational security has merged. I would argue that the intersection of cloud and enterprise/IT security has become a vital component of a company’s overall cybersecurity posture, and as such, requires careful monitoring.

Columbus State Awarded $174,000 From NSA To Develop Cybersecurity Tool

Further cementing its ambitions as a national powerhouse in cybersecurity education, Columbus State University announced Tuesday that it received a $174,000 grant from the National Security Agency to develop a new tool for rapid cybersecurity training and curriculum development. The tool will be internet-based, allowing it to be accessed anywhere in the world. Wang expects it will eventually be used by global Department of Defense installations and other private and public organizations.