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Jack Jones, FAIR Institute As the author and creator of the Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) framework, which spearheaded the FAIR Institute, Jack Jones is one of the foremost authorities in the field of information risk management. Complete Profile… Patrick Craven, Center for Cyber Safety & Education As director of the non-profit Center for…
Executive Insight, Opinion, Security News

Our shared industry mission to close the cybersecurity workforce gap

It’s no secret that our cybersecurity industry today suffers from a yawning talent gap — a statistical juggernauton track to reach 3.5 million unfilled positions by 2021. As the wakeup call spreads, we’re seeing more cross-disciplinary trainingsand nurture efforts deep into the educational pipeline — from pre-K, elementaryand middle schoolinitiatives, to programs for high schooland higher education.   We just got fresh momentum from…
Election 2016 Cybersecurity Insights, Security News

Student hacks online school government election

A student running for class president of Berkley High School in California hacked into the email accounts of his fellow students in order to swing the school’s first ever online election his way. The unnamed student, and a friend, managed to cast hundreds of fake online votes for himself after gaining access to the district-issued…
Ransomware, Security News

Ransomware strikes University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System was hit with a ransomware attack earlier this week that affected a small number of its medical devices offline. About 250 of the system’s 27,000 devices were impacted by the attack, The Baltimore Sun reported. However, a hospital spokesman told The Sun the devices were not encrypted, as is…
cyberattack, ransomware
Data Breach, Security News

Chicago, Galloway Township (N.J.) schools hit with cyberattacks

A pair of U.S. school districts were hit with two very different, but still damaging, cyberattacks in the last week. A former Chicago Public School employee was arrested for stealing the PII on 80,000 district workers, while Gallow, N.J., the district lost $200,000 due to a wire fraud scam. In the Windy City incident, Kristi…
Data Breach

Data breach exposes PII of 700 Texas school children

A Texas Department of Agriculture laptop was hit with ransomware in late October possibly exposing the personal information of 700 students spread over 39 school districts, but some school officials are miffed because they were not promptly informed about the attack. The Department of Agriculture reported the issue in a notice on Nov. 22 ,…
Executive Insight

Mentorship Is the One Thing Everyone Can do to Improve Diversity in Cyber Security

Industry analysts suggest the cyber security industry is looking to fill 1.8 million positions by 2022. Currently the industry is lacking in women and minority employees, leaving companies less secure due to less creativity, less innovation, less cultural awareness and a tendency to do the same things over and over. Putting together a plan to…
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