Hands up…your computer is being held hostage

One of the growing problems with cybersecurity in 2015 and again this year is that of ransomware. Imagine if you suddenly had a message appear on your screen notifying you that all the data in your computer was now encrypted. To gain...  [Read More]

Protecting our most valuable assets

There have been increasing reports that hackers from unfriendly nation states have been probing the defenses of our critical infrastructure with regularity. In case you aren’t aware, our critical infrastructure are 16 sectors deemed critical to the ongoing operation of our country....  [Read More]

Yahoo Attacked

By all accounts, technology giant Yahoo was the target for a major breach in 2014 in which attackers stole as many as 500 million accounts. That’s right…500 million accounts! Bob Lord, the CISO for YAHOO released a statement that says “We have...  [Read More]

Jumping the Gap – We Are Almost There

There are many ways to attempt to secure a digital system. Firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti intrusion software, employee training, tight policies and procedures can all play a key part, but they can also be manipulated and defeated by skilled and persistent...  [Read More]

NCI Cyber Month

Celebrating National Cybersecurity Month 2016   The National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College is pleased to announce its 2016 Cybersecurity Month activities. The purpose of this speaker’s series is to highlight key issues facing information assurance & security in some of our...  [Read More]

New malware threatens Android 6 OS and banking app security

Cybersecurity experts recently discovered a malware aimed at Android operating systems....  [Read More]

Is Your Favorite ATM Chip Enabled?

Everyone enjoys the convenience of ATM’s. You can find these handy cash dispensing machines nearly everywhere – airports, supermarkets, parking lots, movie theaters, malls – you name it. If you need quick cash one of the nearly 400,000 machines is certain to...  [Read More]

The role of cybersecurity in this year’s US presidential election

Cybersecurity plays a critical role in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election on multiple fronts....  [Read More]

California Says Ransomware Is Now Illegal

There has been a marked increase in ‘Ransomware’ attacks in recent years. Dan Whitcomb, writing for YahooTech reports that “More than $209 million in ransomware payments were made in the United States alone during the first three months of 2016, according to...  [Read More]

OPM Breach: Drip, Drip Drip

Over a year has passed since the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach rocked the cyber world. Back in 2015 it was revealed that a huge amount of personal data had been stolen by cyber attackers when they breached the agencies defenses. ...  [Read More]