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Be aware that there are a number of concerted attacks occurring now through a technique called “spear phishing”. This occurs when someone sends an e-mail that looks like a legitimate communication from someone who seems to be a real person, but it’s not. See the link here to get a good definition and some examples of spear phishing attacks. Never believe that you are not noticeable to someone who might want to target you. Always question any e-mail that you receive. If you don’t recognize the link to something or it has an attachment that you are not expecting, don’t trust it. You can even receive spear phishing e-mails from people you know who have had their e-mail accounts hacked through the same method. This happens daily at all A&M members. Here’s a good article that talks more about this technique to infect our infrastructure, take your information and generally cause havoc.
We must all be aware of the threats that face us. Each of us has a responsibility to not only protect ourselves, but others who share the same information resources such as the network we all share, the e-mail servers we share and so forth. A really good short article by Accenture explains our responsibilities here.
Daily news stories from around the world for the security executive.
In the wake of mega data breaches and privacy scandals, major IT outages and the introduction of tighter data protection rules in the European Union and other countries, cyber risk is now a core concern for businesses in 2019 and beyond.
Communities that act now to protect themselves from future hazards like earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires can save themselves as much as $11 for every $1 that they initially invest, according to new research.
A new report by Radware shows that the average cost of a cyberattack now exceeds $1 million.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the “Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients” publication to provide voluntary cybersecurity practices to healthcare organizations.
For the first time in U.S. history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash, according to National Safety Council analysis.
(ISC)² announced a global call for speakers for its ninth annual Security Congress conference this year in Orlando, Fla. from October 28-30, 2019.
Of 26 countries surveyed by Pew Research, Americans are among the most likely to say cyberattacks will happen.
A new national survey from the Center for Data Innovation finds that just one in four Americans (26 percent) want government to strictly limit the technology, and that support drops to fewer than one in five (18 percent) if it would come at the cost of public safety.
New York is the most popular business travel destination globally, followed by London and Paris.
Though the manufacturing sector does not attract the sheer volume of total cyberattacks as other areas of the economy, research has shown that coordinated cyber espionage targets manufacturing more than any other sector.
A new study has revealed that 60 percent of respondents reported their organizations have experienced container security incidents in the past year.
Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Committee member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to help combat tech-specific threats to national security posed by foreign actors like China and ensure U.S. technological supremacy by improving interagency coordination across the U.S. government.
Increased social media exposure can adversely affects the share price of firms who’ve experienced a data breach.
The state of Ohio has implemented its Data Protection Act to encourage businesses to voluntarily adopt strong cybersecurity controls to protect consumer data.
Students in Chinese schools are wearing uniforms embedded with computer chips to monitor their attendance.
Drug use by the U.S. workforce increased each year -- and by double-digits over two years -- between 2015 and 2017, in five of 16 major U.S. industry sectors analyzed.
(ISC)² announced its two keynote speakers for the Secure Summit DC 2019 training event, April 23-24, 2019 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in the DC metro area.
London’s Gatwick Airport was closed Thursday during one of the busiest times of year after drones were spotted over the runway.
A new WorldAware report breaks down key global threats for businesses seeking to protect their people and operations.
The Federal Commission on School Safety (Commission) has released a 177-page report detailing 93 best practices and policy recommendations for improving safety at schools across the country.
OnlineMasters.com, an industry-leading educational research organization, has named La Salle University’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity a top
25 internet security program for 2019, and also awarded the program “best curriculum.”
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