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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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Engineering #needs #cyber security #specialists to #beat the #threat

Source: National Cyber Security News

Awareness and concern over security against cyber threats is growing. It’s about much more than the risk of personal data being hacked into.

A hostile cyber attack is classed by the UK’s National Security Risk Assessment as a Tier 1 risk, putting it in the most serious category alongside international terrorism, an international military crisis and a major accident or natural hazard. The National Cyber Security Centre was set up in 2016 (as a branch of GCHQ), and later the same year the government confirmed a cyberstrategy budget of £1.9bn over five years.

And although there have been high-profile examples of cyber security breaches, including the ‘Wannacry’ ransomware attack on the NHS last year, the centre’s head Ciaran Martin recently said that the UK had been fortunate so far to avoid a so-called ‘category 1’ attack – an assault that could cripple critical infrastructure such as water or electricity supplies or financial services. He warned that it was a matter of “when, not if” such an attack occurred.

There is little wonder, then, that demand for cyber security specialists has grown dramatically in the past few years, as has demand for the services of companies seeking to hire their expertise.

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Eight #cybersecurity tools your #healthcare facility needs #today

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

As hackers become smarter and healthcare facilities rely more and more on the cloud and technology to share and store personal and sensitive information, we’ve seen an increase in security breaches in businesses across the country. In fact, the Identity Theft Resource Center found that breaches are up 25 percent this year.

Many companies are simply not investing enough in IT security, despite the obvious threats. The lack of investment in security infrastructure, professional services and employee training makes them extremely vulnerable. What’s more is that basic security features like firewalls and antivirus protection aren’t enough in today’s “smart” marketplace.

But where should businesses start if they want to avoid the repercussions of a major data breach? Here are 8 tools for businesses to consider to stay ahead of the game and help protect sensitive data and private information in 2018.

Microsoft EMET

Developed specifically for Windows (sorry, Mac users!), the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit is a tool to help keep a software’s vulnerabilities from being exploited by outside hackers. Often employees unaware of proper security protocols compromise a business’s security. This toolkit helps to prevent these leaks.

ExactTrak

With the increase of sensitive data on the move, it’s important to protect the information stored on laptops, external hard drives and IoT devices. ExactTrak uses embedded security to take data protection beyond basic encryption. Both system- and Internet-independent, the technology works to protect information, even when devices are turned off.

MailControl

Supported on Exchange Online, Office365, G Suite, and Exchange, MailControl works to protect email accounts from Spyware hidden in emails. Spymail can be used to track location, email open rates and browser information through metadata. MailControl works to detect remove and report spymail to protect customer’s private information and data.

Comodo

If you’re a small business owner just dipping your toes into cybersecurity, and worried about making too large of an initial investment, Comodo is a great place to start. They offer multiple solutions, all either free or low cost, that meet the needs of different businesses. Some include malware prevention, IT management platforms, security for POS systems and SSL certificates.

Evident ID

If you operate a business that is responsible for handling other people’s personal data, you know the stress and risk that comes with the handling of secure data. There is also the added responsibility of organizing and managing this sensitive data. Evident ID serves business by taking them out of the middle of the process. Businesses are able to verify users’ and customers’ information with minimum disclosure, and minimize their security risks.

CryptoStopper

A recent cybersecurity concern for many businesses is a hacker’s use of ransomware, a malicious software that holds a computer system “hostage” until the ransom is paid.If Ransomware is a concern for you, Cryptostopper is a great line of defense. CryptoStopper uses Watcher Files to detect ransomware in real time and stop the software from running.

Lookout Mobile Security

If mobile security is your main concern, Lookout Mobile Security should be on your list. Lookout recognizes that there are multiple threats to mobile security, and uses 10 years of research to provide threat remediation and app security assessments.

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The #World Needs a #Cyber Peace #Corps

The #World Needs a #Cyber Peace #CorpsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers around the world are attacking targets as diverse as North Dakota’s state government, the Ukrainian postal service, and a hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia. Unfortunately, many governments—in the developing world, and even cash-strapped states and local communities in the United States—lack the skills to effectively protect […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Cybersecurity Needs to be Seen as a Strategic Issue, Not Just an IT Investment

more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans As organizations embark on their digital transformation journeys, they are seeking to tap new business opportunities, improve operational efficiencies, and deliver better services to customers. Digital transformation is driving businesses to embrace the cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and other digital initiatives in […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Why Your Website Needs SSL Certificate Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Many people believe that website security is only important where personal information, and credit card transactions are involved. This could not be further from the truth. Your website needs security regardless of whether it is an e-commerce site, or blog. SSL is the industry standard in website protection and millions…

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Public bodies are vulnerable to hacking – government needs to step up to protect them

more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Barely a month passes in 2017 without some kind of IT failure hitting the headlines, but the hacks, leaks and breaches that make the news may represent just the tip of the iceberg. An investigation by the i newspaper has revealed that public bodies such as […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Department of Homeland Security Authorization of 2017 needs your support

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

For fifteen years, the Department of Homeland Security has been in the business of keeping Americans safe. Since the Homeland Security Act of 2002 first authorized the Department, the men and women of DHS have worked tirelessly to uphold that mission. They have made tremendous progress, and I am very…

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No One Needs to Online Date Their Coworkers in Slack

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Car Hacking Threat Needs to be a Public Concern

Technological advancements in the automotive sector are an indication of significant research and investment for better client satisfaction and overall profitability for automakers and related industries and their beneficiaries. At present, technological advancement is related to the concept of connectivity … View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures hacker proof, #hackerproof

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