Webinar: Privacy, Encryption, and National Security

On January 13, 2016, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar on “Privacy, Encryption, and National Security”.  Cyber-enabled communications present a number of policy challenges.  As technology spreads, sophisticated encryption technologies have become available not only to governments, but to individuals as well. ...  [Read More]

Social Engineering Strikes Again!

Everyone with a vested interest in cybersecurity was at first shocked at the media headlines “CIA Director John Brennan and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson emails hacked”. Once over the initial shock and reading below the headlines it became clear that it was...  [Read More]

Einstein – Insanity is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results

Women face numerous obstacles in the path towards a career in STEM and cybersecurity. They are cast in predetermined roles as girls, at times poorly guided in school, and go on to face inequities in the workplace. Efforts have been made to...  [Read More]

New Plastic on the Way!

The next credit card you get in the mail is one that you certainly want to put in your wallet. No, it’s not a new offer from a bank or a replacement for a lost, stolen or hacked card, it is the...  [Read More]

Raising Cyber Jobs Awareness: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

As this is Cyber Security month, this is a perfect time to comment on a recent article that highlighted the lack of awareness of cyber security that young adults (millennials?) seem to have. Yes, they are naturally steeped in the technology and...  [Read More]

Watch Your Wallet……

More details are emerging from the recent cyber breach at banking giant JP Morgan. Upwards of 75 million customer bank records were stolen during a breach that began in June and ran through August. Representatives of the firm confirm the breach but...  [Read More]

It’s Official – Home Depot Was Hacked

Several weeks ago the word started to spread in the cyber security community that yet another big retailer, this time Home Depot, had been hacked. At that time the company said they were looking into the incident. Today Home Depot made it...  [Read More]

China Continues Cyber Attacks on US

The Senate Armed Services Committee released information today indicating that China has once again been caught with its hands in the cyber cookie jar. According to the report, hackers tied directly to the Chinese government have launched cyber attacks on at least...  [Read More]

Breached or Not Breached?

The headline at CNNMoney was troubling – “A list of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords appeared on a Russian Bitcoin forum Wednesday”. Yawn…another hack. Buy it was troubling on several fronts–first that so many Gmail passwords had been stolen and were...  [Read More]

Hackers Strike at More Energy Companies

The relentless attack on the energy sector continued last week when officials in Norway announced that as many as 300 energy-related companies in that country have been hacked by outsiders. The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) said that 50 organizations had been...  [Read More]