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Cybersecurity at #power plants needs #advice it can #actually use

Source: National Cyber Security News

Security advisories for critical infrastructure like power plants often recommend patches. But in most cases, a report finds, the advice isn’t practical.

Imagine if every time you were sick, all your doctor did was tell you to take some medicine.

That’s it. No prescription, no details on what to take, when to take it, where to get it, or even whether you can take it. Just, “take medicine.” That’d be completely useless information.

This is essentially what vulnerability advisories for industrial controls have been like over the last year, according to a new report by Dragos. The cybersecurity company focuses on critical infrastructure, which includes everything from power plants to factories to water supplies.

Government officials have become increasingly worried about cybersecurity at critical infrastructure facilities. Attacks in recent years have shown that attackers can get access to power grids and factories. In 2016, Russian hackers causing a blackout in Ukraine.

On Wednesday, Dragos CEO Robert M. Lee testified before Congress during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee hearing on cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure.

“I’m very confident the US government has a response if a major cyberattack were to occur,” Lee said.

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Israeli firm hacks the hackers, and has advice how to beat them

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Hackers are a lot like the rest of us, a new study by Israeli cybersecurity firm Imperva shows. Just as some honest computer users are quick to respond to phishing messages – email scams designed to steal personal information – so do hackers respond to documents and files with titles…

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Top 10 Online Dating Facts: Advice, Tips and Trivia

The Internet has transformed the face of dating. Today I’d like to share with you 10 facts that may well change your perspective about finding love on the Internet. 1. The Internet dating industry is massive and generates 1.8 billion dollars in revenue each year. 2. The success rate for girls and guys meeting their partners online has increased substantially over the last decade. Match.com reported that 1 third of single people dating online found long-term relationships. The other third found short-term relationships while the remaining third gave up. Read More….

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The College Application Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me

So your high school senior is in the throes of preparing his college applications. He’s retaking the SATs for the umpteenth time, hoping to squeeze out a few extra points there. He’s collapsing under the weight of the multiple AP classes that he felt compelled to take. And you honestly don’t see how to narrow his college list down from 25 schools, even though you know that applying to so many would be the definition of insanity.

Here is a list of eight things I wish I had known when my daughter was applying to schools last year. Read More

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Talk To Me: Education, Careers And Advice For the Class of 2016

The Huffington Post’s “Talk To Me” series has been a great opportunity to see parents and children having meaningful conversations.

Earlier this month, my son’s Riley, age 16, and Drew, age 18, sat down with me to discuss education, my career, and advice for the Class of 2016.

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