The past couple of weeks, K-12 schools were hit hard with ransomware attacks. This week follows a tumultuous fall, full of cyber breaches and ransomware attacks that have hit schools across the U.S. and it has garnered government attention.
The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW) organization is providing opportunities for kids to expand their passion for computers, tech and science and earn badges and even scholarships related to cybersecurity.
Organizations mostly monitor what they already know about, leaving unknown assets unprotected and open to attackers
December 4, 2020
CyCognito announced new research in partnership with Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) that revealed most security professionals recognize that attack surface protection is important, but their operational practices and tools used aren’t up to the challenge.
Iranian cyber threat actors have been continuously improving their offensive cyber capabilities. They continue to engage in more conventional offensive cyber activities ranging from website defacement, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and theft of personally identifiable information (PII), to more advanced activities—including social media-driven influence operations, destructive malware, and, potentially, cyber-enabled kinetic attacks, warns the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
Healthcare is a vitally important industry, especially today. Sadly, healthcare organizations are frequently the targets of cyberattacks. This is especially important today because many of these attacks impede the ability of the organizations to offer care to their patients. The most severe attacks can even cause life-threatening situations.
One lesson that is underscored by the disruption of COVID and the resulting transformation of business operations is the importance of IT modernization. Here, we know that business leaders understand its significance, but we also see evidence that failing to embed security into the strategies and plans for IT modernization may be a difference-maker.
A cold reality in today’s enterprise is that ransomware is looming and threatening organizations constantly – like a lion behind the tall grass waiting patiently for its prey. It has unequivocally become the biggest threat to an enterprise alongside malware and phishing, even more so than a natural disaster or hardware failure, or a zero-day attack.
As the international cyber landscape continues to evolve, we will never hire enough talent - that is why it is so important for us to all create talent for cybersecurity. Because of this dire and growing need, enterprise security leaders must invest in future cyber talent, while also taking the appropriate steps to train their existing workforce and new hires in both offensive and defensive cyber skills.
Recent data from Risk Based Security revealed that the number of records exposed has increased to a staggering 36 billion in 2020. There were 2,935 publicly reported breaches in the first three quarters of 2020, with the three months of Q3 adding an additional 8.3 billion records to what was already the “worst year on record.” Here, we bring you our list of the top 10 data breaches of 2020.
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ON DEMAND: For seamless, simplified workplace access, we must flip our focus from the physical perimeter of the workplace and onto controlling the access of the identity. Some people work from home, some travel constantly to different facilities within their own company, and others are in multiple facilities across multiple companies.
ON DEMAND: The security ecosystem protects digital assets, physical assets, and people - the newly distributed workforce creates new and increased physical and cybersecurity risks. Situational and security awareness is a role every employee must play, and you’ll help get them there with awareness, cybersecurity hygiene and security practices that help keep company, employee and customer information safe.
ON DEMAND: Right now, in the pandemic environment, business leaders are balancing internal priorities – managing cost and impacts to productivity – with market and external priorities like government requirements, customer needs, and perceived standards of safety and health.
This month, Security magazine brings you the 2020 Guarding Report - a look at the ebbs and flows security officers and guarding companies have weathered in 2020, including protests, riots, the election, a pandemic and much more. Industry experts discuss access management and security challenges during COVID-19, GSOC complacency, the cybersecurity gap, end-of-year security career reflections and more!