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Big Data, Spies, and Criminals

In recent testimony before congress, Admiral Mike Rogers the commander of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency pointed to the trend in recent cyber-attacks to steal large amounts of data. Data itself is the target. The recent data thefts from...  [Read More]

We should all be concerned!

Speaking on the topic of cyber terrorism, Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General of the U.S. is recently quoted as having said that “ISIS or any of our foreign enemies might develop that capacity … is the thing that keeps me and many...  [Read More]

Webinar: File System Forensics

Join us for a FREE webinar on August 3, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET). Register for the event now. Whether looking for the files from a malware infection, trying to recover a deleted file, or investigating user activity, the file system...  [Read More]

Webinar: International Law and the Use of Force in Cyberspace

Join us for a FREE webinar on August 11, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET). Register for the event now. The webinar will look at the current international understanding of the use of force in cyberspace, the implications for military policy, and...  [Read More]

Appellate Court Ruling on Data Breach Lawsuit

An Appellate court’s ruling on a data breach lawsuit could impact small businesses. Last week, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago reversed the decision of a lower court that previous dismissed the class action suit against Neiman Marcus for...  [Read More]

Webinar: Cybersecurity in Education and Training

On July 16, 2015, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar on “Cybersecurity Education and Training.” In chapter seven of, “Protecting Our Future: Educating A Cybersecurity Workforce” published in 2013 by Hudson Whitman/ Excelsior College Press, entitled, “Cybersecurity in Education and...  [Read More]

Webinar: Cybersecurity and Healthcare

On July 13, 2015, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar entitled “Cybersecurity and Healthcare”. With the numerous data breaches in health care over the last several years, it almost appears that a patient having any expectation of privacy and security...  [Read More]

Cybersecurity Indexes

There are a number of cybersecurity indexes available on the Internet. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and ABI Research published their Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) in April 2015.  The GCI provides a relative indicator of a nation’s cybersecurity development and is intended...  [Read More]

Webinar: Human Hacking; The Art of Social Engineering

On July 8, 2015, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar entitled “Human Hacking: The Art of Social Engineering”. Industry analysts, security researchers and experts can all agree on one security constant: Your people are your biggest security vulnerability. With that...  [Read More]

Car Hacked – Not Safe at Any Speed

The scenario is very frightening. You are making your daily commute to work at 55 mph when suddenly your car begins to accelerate uncontrollably. You step on the brake and nothing happens. Your transmission is not operating as it should, the radio...  [Read More]