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CiCi’s Breach: Smells Like an Issue

The pizza is one of the more iconic foods in this culture. Consumers have positive thoughts with regard to indulging in the meal. What is not welcomed is the occasional issue with the credit card system. This unfortunately occurred with the Ci...  [Read More]

3 Questions to Ask for a Better Cybersecurity Strategy

It seems like every day there is another major headline pertaining to cybersecurity or threat intelligence. As we become more connected, people are growing more concerned. And both businesses and individuals have every right to be. The threats are very real and...  [Read More]

European Union’s new Network & Information Systems (NIS) Directive

On August 3, 2016 U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Cybersecurity Working Group hosted a roundtable briefing on EU CYBERSECURITY POLICY – THE NETWORK AND INFORMTION SYSTEMS (NIS) DIRECTIVE. Adam Sedgewick – Senior IT Policy Advisor, NIST and Wim Nauwelaerts – Partner, Hunton...  [Read More]

Lessons Learned from the Automotive Industry’s Approach to Cybersecurity

The automotive industry’s cyber threat information sharing organization, Auto-ISAC, recently announced its best practices for cybersecurity measures for automobiles. The best practices are intended for all manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive industry, regardless of size. The organization states they built in...  [Read More]

Passwords: Robust or Not

The single area that continues to contribute to breaches and/or other system errors (e.g. ransomware) are the users. The easier attack for this avenue has been the users. The easier attack for this avenue has been with phishing. The general format is...  [Read More]

Encryption: The Backbone of Cybersecurity Strategies

In congruity with the Department of Homeland Security’s nationwide initiative to promote a unified cybersecurity effort, the National Cybersecurity Institute is hosting daily podcasts that discuss information security topics. For Week 2 of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, NCI would like to focus...  [Read More]

Connectivity from Drones

Look…up in the sky…it’s a bird…it’s a plane….it’s…connectivity! If you are like most people you have had the experience of losing your Internet connection when traveling to areas where there is a ‘dead zone’. It is frustrating to be sure. Imagine how...  [Read More]

The Biggest Risks in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is becoming an issue that is impossible to ignore yet extremely complex in its nature. In order to know what steps to take to safeguard their systems and mitigate the risk of a security breach, business leaders must first understand what...  [Read More]

Business Email Compromise Fraudsters are Aggressively Targeting Small Businesses

The FBI issued a Public Safety Alert (PSA) in June regarding business email compromise fraud. The frequency of this type of cyber-crime has increased 1,300% since January, 2015. The FBI issued a previous alert on business email compromise (BEC) fraud in May....  [Read More]

Everyone is a Target

We have all seen the headlines where a major business like SONY, Target or Home Depot have had their digital systems breached. While these breaches are serious and newsworthy, they unfortunately fail to inform the general public of the larger threat that...  [Read More]