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. Here’s a good article that talks more about this technique to infect our infrastructure, take your information and generally cause havoc.
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ISACA is changing how cybersecurity training is delivered with the latest additions to its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) portfolio of resources—the CSX Training Platform and Assessment Tool.
Fifty percent of Americans rate the reputations of today’s CEOs and corporate leaders as “bad,” according to research from The Harris Poll Reputation Quotient.
Syria has been named as the most dangerous country in the world, while Iceland is the most peaceful, according to the 2016 Global Peace Index.
The US has made progress in preparing for disasters and other large-scale emergencies that pose risks to health and well-being, although gaps remain in some key areas.
Rhode Island has hired its first cybersecurity officer: former utility executive Mike Steinmetz.
Researchers at Cornell University are developing a system to enable teams of robots to share information as they move around and, if necessary, get help in interpreting what they see.
More than three-quarters of U.S. citizens are concerned about the privacy and security of their personal digital data, and almost two-thirds say they would feel more confident if government agencies with which they interact had stronger data-privacy and security policies.
An early forecast from scientists at Colorado State University's (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project says that a weak or moderate El Niño is likely by the height of the Atlantic hurricane season, which means that the 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have slightly below average activity.
AIG is now offering consumers personal cybersecurity coverage.
U.S. tech sector employment grew by nearly 3 percent in 2016, approaching seven million workers, according to Cyberstates 2017™, by CompTIA.
The U.S. Senate approved a bill that aims to bolster the capacity of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to make seasonal weather predictions between 2 weeks and 2 years out.
The Australian government launched its first Joint Cyber Security Centre in Brisbane on February 24.
A survey of U.S. oil and gas cybersecurity risk managers indicates that the deployment of cybersecurity measures in the industry isn’t keeping pace with the growth of digitalization in oil and gas operations.
According to a Pew Research study, the vast majority of Americans keep track of their passwords using much more traditional methods – specifically, by memorizing them or by writing them down on a piece of paper.
CEOs around the world have a positive outlook regarding the growth of their companies and the global economy for 2017.
More than 1,000 pieces of terrorist and violent extremist online content in seven different languages have been assessed for the purpose of referral to online platforms during a two-day concerted action coordinated by Europol, in collaboration with representatives from Italy, Latvia, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
American consumers are overconfident with regard to their cybersecurity knowledge, despite cybersecurity threats being as common and complex as ever.
New EU-wide rules on illegal acts to counter the growing threats from foreign fighters and lone wolves were approved by the European Parliament on February 16.
According to a Gallup poll, Alabama takes the lead as the state with the highest percentage of employee engagement, with 37 percent of workers in the state as “decidedly engaged in the workplace,” followed by Delaware, Kentucky and Louisiana at 36 percent.
The British government has issued a civil nuclear cybersecurity strategy to protect the industry against cyber attacks.
Due to the natural aging process, automatic facial recognition systems are less likely to recognize your face after a period of six years, according to a study at Michigan State University.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first-ever catalogue of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.
Travel risk is a top priority among European companies, yet travel security risk mitigation programs are seen as undermined due to communication inefficiencies.
The University of Florida (UF) has just announced a new resource for the design, development and testing of state-of-the-art IoT systems: The Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World.
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Wells Fargo & Company has initiated cardless technology at 13,000 ATMs that will allow customers to use ATMs without physical debit cards.
A new CareerBuilder survey outlines myths around background checks, noting that not all companies or workers know the process.
- Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014
- TAC 202 Refresh
- Data Classification Update
- Identity and Access Management (IAM)
- Security Monitoring
- Risk Management Sandbox