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U.S. Government Stresses the Need for Cybersecurity Awareness and Education in Light of Ransomware Attacks on Government Entities

In light of the recent string of attacks that seem to be targeting government agencies and municipalities, a new multi-agency press release provides guidance on how to be resilient.
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NSA Launches Cybersecurity Arm To Defend The U.S. From Foreign Adversaries

Kate O'Flaherty wrote in Forbes: "The National Security Agency has announced its intention to create a cybersecurity directorate this fall in a bid to defend the U.S. against foreign ...
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Here Is Some Great InfoSec Budget Ammo From UBS

A KnowBe4 employee forwarded this PDF to me. There is a very interesting point in here: your cybersecurity practices affect the valuation of your company. That should get the attention of ...
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Louisiana Declares Cybersecurity State of Emergency

A series of ransomware attacks on school district systems leads the governor to declare the state's first cybersecurity state of emergency.
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Chinese Hackers Use Island Hopping to Steal Industrial and Commercial Secrets in 5-year Attack on the World’s Largest Technology Service Providers

Dubbed the “Cloud Hopper” campaign, victim companies such as Ericsson, HPE, IBM, and more were targets of exfiltration aimed and helping advance the Chinese economy.
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UK Mid-Sized Firms Lost £30bn to CyberAttacks in 2018

Phil Muncaster at InfoSec Mag reported that "Cybersecurity incidents have cost UK mid-market firms a combined £30bn over the past year as automated attacks become the norm, according to ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Warns Shipping Industry on Cybersecurity. Are You Next?

Kim Nash wrote in the WSJ Cybersecurity newsletter: "Avast! Pirates are getting better with cyber weapons on the high seas, WSJ Pro’s James Rundle reports. Maritime freight operators must ...
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Cybersecurity Remains a Top Priority During M&A Diligence

M&A is no longer just about revenue, assets, and intellectual property; many organizations are increasingly worried about cybersecurity posture and risk, requiring appropriate diligence.
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[Heads-up] IT Pros In The Trenches Of Iran And China's New Cyber War Against The U.S.

You did not sign up for this, but you are finding yourself in the trenches of a cyber war which is slowly but surely moving from a cold to a hot stage. The latest development is that the ...
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CEOs Overwhelmingly Prioritize Cybersecurity Over Physical Security

The C-Suite is beginning to wake up to the reality that cybercrime poses the highest risk to the  organization, requiring the greatest focus to truly protect the organization.
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Case Law Continues to Define the Extent to Which Cyber Insurance Must Cover Losses

Several new cases show the evolution of case law that demonstrates what both cyber insurers and policyholders alike can expect from the courts.
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'BlueKeep' Microsoft Windows Flaw Warning from NSA, Video for How To Patch

Microsoft recently released a fix for for a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708, in Remote Desktop Services - that affects older versions of Microsoft ...
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Tell us about your biggest security threats for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

  Once a year, KnowBe4 runs its  Security Threats and Trends Survey. We’re polling IT and Security executives, administrators and professionals like yourself on what technology and ...
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Financial Firms Spend $2,300 Per Employee Attempting to Address Cyber Security Concerns

A new joint study by Deloitte and the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center highlights the budget impacts establishing and maintaining cybersecurity.
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Volunteer Cyber Crime Fighters Band Together in New York

Kim Nash reported in the WSJ Pro CyberSecurity newsletter—which I warmly recommend, it is an excellent daily news update—that "more than 100 applicants seek to volunteer their ...
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What's Wrong With The New Bill That Proposes Cyber Security Training for U.S. House Members?

A bill introduced last week requires all members, officers and employees of the U.S. House of Representatives to undergo cybersecurity training.
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Russian cyberspies are using one hell of a clever Microsoft Exchange backdoor

A Russian cyber-espionage group has developed and has been using one of the most complex backdoors ever spotted on an email server, according to new research published by cyber-security ...
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President Signs Executive Order to Boost Federal Cyber Workforce

The White House launched its latest effort to bolster the government’s cybersecurity workforce.
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Why Marketing Departments Are Cyber Security Targets

Because of what they do, marketing departments are potential cybersecurity risks themselves, and digital bad actors are well aware of it. "Since marketers are more closely connected to ...
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[PODCAST] The ghost and the mole; Eric O'Neill's Gray Day.

  Eric O’Neill is a former FBI counterintelligence and counterterrorism operative, and founder of the Georgetown Group, a security and investigative firm, as well as national security ...
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