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What SMBs need to know about Russian hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

In June, a fast-moving global cyberattack was launched by a sophisticated piece of malicious software, now called Petna, seemed to come straight out of a Hollywood thriller. At one point, this malware was infecting 5,000 computers every ten minutes. The mystery of who sent it, and why, quickly deepened to…

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The 3 Most Common Misconceptions About Cyber Defense — ‘Culture, Complexity, Commitment’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Traditionally, tacticians in war have said, “The best defense is a good offense.” However, that statement couldn’t be farther from the truth when it comes to creating a cyberwar defense strategy. We spoke with Joshua Douglas, Chief Strategy Officer of Cyber Services at Raytheon, to uncover other misconceptions about best…

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We Need to Talk about Cybersecurity for Older, Unsupported IoT Devices

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

With such swift changes in smart-home technology these days, vendors area cranking out new-and-improved IoT devices faster than ever. How are we to secure our connected homes when manufacturers move to the next big thing and discontinue support – including firmware updates for the latest security threats – for existing…

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5 Ways to Think About Cloud Security

5 Ways to Think About Cloud SecuritySource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Applying these five considerations will make for a more successful path to cloud security. Cloud computing promises significant costs savings and more streamlined management of mission-critical information technology, data processing and storage needs. But is it secure? Vibrant Credit Union (VCU), a Midwestern-based full service financial […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Businesses overconfident about keeping attackers at bay

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Despite the increasing number of data breaches and nearly 1.4 billion data records being lost or stolen in 2016, the vast majority of IT professionals still believe perimeter security is effective at keeping unauthorized users out of their networks. However, companies are under investing in technology that adequately protects their…

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Poorer Nations Are Teaching Their Richer Counterparts About Cybersecurity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A new United Nations (U.N.) survey on cybersecurity found Singapore is taking a close to perfect approach at the same time that rich countries have a lot of gaps in their security defenses when it comes to defending against cyberattacks. According to a news report in Reuters, citing the results…

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What CEOs Should Know About Cybersecurity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

If you are a typical CEO, a discussion about cybersecurity probably makes you a bit tense. It’s a deeply technical topic, the risks are varied and difficult to quantify, and there are many vendors and experts continuously beating the drum that you are not doing enough or that your organization…

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Everything to Know About The Worldwide Ransomware Attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Meet the sequel to WannaCry, the wide-ranging ransomware attack that crippled businesses around the globe last month. On Tuesday, another widespread ransomware attack began halting unprepared businesses in their tracks. The new attack uses the same method of propagation as WannaCry: A leaked hacking tool called Eternal Blue, which has…

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ICS Companies Are Worried About Cybersecurity, But Are They Worried About the Right Things?

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

ICS Companies Are Worried About Cybersecurity, But Are They Worried About the Right Things?

Companies operating Industrial Control Systems (ICS) have a special set of challenges to deal with. Which is the state of the art? The equipment was expected to be installed and left alone for a long time. Pressures to reduce operating costs led to this equipment being connected, and the easiest…

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