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Cybersecurity: It’s a budgetary priority, right?

Cybercrime is at an all-time high. However, it seems investment of money, time and people to establish and manage necessary cybersecurity planning, implementation of related processes and policies, and the adoption and oversight of needed security technologies services isn’t. Looking back, 2017 ended with over 5,000 breaches and more than 7.9 billion records exposed, says…

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Feminism is for everyone

Recently, an accomplished and self-proclaimed “bossy woman” in security posted on her Facebook page a news item from media outlet InspireMore.com that immediately seized my attention. Its headline read, “‘You Are In Fact Unequal’ Engineering Student’s Letter to Woman Goes Viral.” I wondered if this piece was going to get me riled or was just…

Security: IT’s the Human Element

I was going through some old boxes recently and found a copy of the March 1996 issue of Digital News & Review, a magazine where I served as editor-in-chief. One of my then-columnists, Rick Cook, wrote a story under the headline: How secure is Windows NT? Cook’s position was that focusing on security built into…

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The Russian bear in the room

I love our big ole’ bear who hails from Russia that illustrates our lead feature online and in our more traditional hard copy edition this month. He’s cheeky, haughty, seemingly quite savvy and definitely bold. These traits are trying to be conveyed with purpose, as he’s supposed to visually represent just one of the ways…

Henry Ford Health System data breach compromised data of nearly 20,000 patients

How many victims? 18,470 patients What type of information?  Patient names birthdates, medical record numbers, provider names, dates of service, department names, locations, medical conditions and health insurers were compromised in the incident. What happened? On Oct. 3, 2017, officials learned someone gained access to or stole the email credentials of a group of employees. These credentials…