Items listed under "Cyber Threats"

Warning Bells Ring: But too Late?

It seems that someone has finally gotten the message that our critical infrastructure is in danger! A recent article in nbcnews.com, U.S. Infrastructure Can Be Hacked With Google, Simple Passwords, quotes authorities as saying that “…the 2013 hack of the Bowman Avenue...  [Read More]

Who to sue?

Recently word that a US casino was suing a cybersecurity company for failure to protect the assets of the casino. Writing for ‘The Hill’ Katie Williams writes: “Affinity Gaming hired Trustwave, a Chicago-based cybersecurity firm, to investigate and remedy a 2014 breach...  [Read More]

Community Colleges Can Be The First Step to Cybersecurity

As those of us with a vested interest in cybersecurity can attest to, the Obama administration has been at the forefront in advancing education in the cyber arena. In his recent State of the Union Speech he noted that “If we don’t...  [Read More]

Consider Adding the CISSP to Your Credentials

For many years the credential Certified Information Systems Security Professional or (CISSP) has been THE certification that those with a vested interest in cybersecurity have sought to attain. The CISSP credential is offered by the well-known and highly respected International Information Systems...  [Read More]

Are we our own worst enemy?

Anyone who has a vested interest in cybersecurity recognizes that cyber attacks on our digital systems are increasing…not just in numbers, but in sophistication as well. We would do well to direct our efforts at defending our systems from outsider attacks, but...  [Read More]

Hello, This is the IRS Calling

Probably the most frightening call you will ever receive is one from the IRS notifying you that your records are being ‘reviewed’, and they have a few ‘clarifying’ questions to ask you about.  Just the thought of such a call is enough...  [Read More]

HANDS UP!

Ransom – We have all seen it in the movies or read about it in the media. A wealthy person has something of value, be it a family member, a favorite dog, or piece of art that someone steals and then demands...  [Read More]

Ransomware Makes Headlines: Are we Paying Attention NOW?

We’ve talked about this before, in fact only a few weeks ago we brought attention to the woes that befall those in the digital community held hostage by ransomware.     To recap…during your busy day a message suddenly appears on your...  [Read More]

By Order of the President

Today President Obama signed an Executive Order that seeks to modernize the digital system in the federal government and increase cybersecurity. The order lays the groundwork for establishing a federal privacy council within the government that will oversee the protection of the...  [Read More]

Cybersecurity – Incident Response

People and organizations tend to focus on methods to prevent cyber attacks on their digital systems. While prevention is an important aspect of cybersecurity, it does not address an equally important piece of the cybersecurity puzzle – what to do when an...  [Read More]