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Cybersecurity Expert On Russian Sanctions Within Legal Boundaries

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Cybersecurity Expert On Russian Sanctions Within Legal Boundaries

This week, the Obama administration announced sanctions against Russia after saying it was confident the Russian government interfered in last year’s presidential election. The president expanded an executive order from 2015 adding new powers to retaliate against those who disrupt

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Trust Within the Leadership Team – Leadership 360 – Education Week

It is the leader who steers the organization and who can make or break the implementation of a change or requirement by the manner in which they lead it.

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Watch out for the enemy within

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Quick – name a security risk to your business that represents over half of security attacks. Did you think “people inside my business?” Probably not. Yet the 2015 IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index found that over half of security attacks came from within: 31.5 per cent from malicious insiders and 23.5 per cent from inadvertent actors. And this is no exception; security studies consistently demonstrate that the majority of issues originate within the victim organization. The popular paradigm of the mastermind hacker is misleading – there is an inherent risk in business/partner relationships. Anyone with privileged access to data and IT systems poses a serious threat. It’s called insider risk. And “insiders” means everyone from former employees to current ones to contract workers and business partners. The motivation for an intentional internal attack can range all the way from financial gain to extortion. Cyber security can also be compromised by carelessness – weak passwords and lost devices. There are ways to mitigate. Considering incorporating an insider risk management program, with the following components: Engagement and hiring Have contracts in place that clearly outline your security policies and procedures when hiring employees and engaging contractors. Your contract should also seek explicit […]

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Rape prevention classes should be mandated within Cleveland schools: Jack Coffey and Kelly Papenfus (Opinion)

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that nearly one in five women in the United States has been raped during her lifetime. The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center reports that women between the ages of 16 and 24 are four times more vulnerable to rape than any other national demographic. Furthermore, victims of sexual assault and violence are at an increased risk of acquiring a litany of mental health issues, ranging from major depressive disorder to post-traumatic stress disorder, and the experience of sexual assault and violence increases the risk of suicide. Read More….

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Cybersecurity: Tackling the threat from within

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

 Powered by Max Banner Ads The firewalls, anti-virus software, mail-filters and other digital defences used across the business world are generally looking for external threats. But what if the bad guys are on the inside? What if your own employees are seeking to defraud your company by diverting cash, copying the customer database, or stealing sales leads? More than half of all people seeking to defraud a company are inside the fortress, suggest figures from consultancy PWC’s Global Crime Report. That figure has risen steadily over the past few years, the firm says, adding that it now seems to be younger staff who are spearheading the trend. The same survey also saw a change in the nature of fraud. Now, criminals are as likely to indulge in procurement fraud – making false company purchases, for example – as they are to steal cash or data. Fined billions “Internal fraud is a huge area,” says Laura Hutton of big data specialist SAS, “and it’s one that’s getting increased focus.” This is perhaps because scandals such as the Libor rate fixing have been exposed in recent years. Banks have been fined billions for their part in fixing rates that underpin trillions of pounds […]

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