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Socioeconomic status and cyber: the new ‘digital divide’

In part one of a two-part series, SC Media examines how businesses and institutions in poorer or underserved regions may be less equipped to fight off cyberattacks than their well-funded counterparts in affluent cities.
Network Security, Security News

NYU, NYC Cyber Command conduct inaugural training exercise in new Brooklyn cyber range

Normally, it’s the job of the New York City Cyber Command (NYC3) to defend the city from online threats. But yesterday, its members were actually the ones dishing out the punishment, lobbing a series of attacks at a group of 25-30 New York University cybersecurity graduate students. These besieged “Cyber Fellows” were participating in a…
Network Security, Security News

NYC announces ambitious cyber innovation and jobs initiative

New York City officials today announced CyberNYC, a multimillion-dollar initiative to turn the Big Apple into a major cybersecurity destination for technologists, enterpreneurs and job seekers in the coming years. Plans include the opening of a Global Cyber Center for innovation and the city’s first international cybersecurity investment hub, as well as a series of…
Government, Government/Defense, Network Security, Research, Security News

IT pros dubious of government officials’ cyber knowledge

A newly released survey of 515 IT security professionals is giving government officials a no-confidence vote in terms of their ability to understand digital threats, practice cyber hygiene and legislate encryption policies. Conducted during last August’s 2018 Black Hat cybersecurity conference by researchers at Venafi, the survey found that 63 percent of respondents believe government…
Government, Government/Defense, Network Security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

DHS algorithm to assess federal agencies’ cyber posture

Federal agencies are reportedly feeding data into a special algorithm introduced by the  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in order to assess their cyber posture scores. This Agency-Wide Adaptive Risk Enumeration (AWARE) algorithm should go into full production by fiscal year 2020, news outlet GCN reported yesterday, citing a public presentation yesterday by DHS Continuous…
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Lessons from the ransomware death: Prioritize cyber emergency preparedness

For medical facilities, and any entity that delivers critical services, the situation places security teams on high alert: ensure adequate training for the workforce and some means of network redundancy or else risk similar tragedy or even potential liability.
Network Security, Security News

Australian cyber start-ups embark on New York trade mission, pitch to VCs

Australia isn’t particularly well-known for being a hotbed of cybersecurity technology the way Silicon Valley or Israel is. Not yet, anyway. But late last month executives representing a group of Australian cyber start-ups traveled all the way to New York to pitch their products to a panel of venture capitalists for the opportunity to secure…
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Union Pacific tracks cyber risk via its own probability modeling methodology

Rick Holmes, assistant VP and CISO at Union Pacific Railroad, detailed at InfoSec World 2020 how the transportation giant incorporates cybersecurity risk into its larger enterprise risk management process in order to help senior executives estimate losses caused by potential cyber incidents and make better decisions on where to invest in defenses. “We think that…
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