December 2019/January 2020 Reboot | SC Media

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Here’s to women-friendly orgs

As a woman working in cybersecurity, I have never been happier in my career and in my workplace, and I want to tell you why. My career journey has not been easy. I spent 10 years in the U.S. Army, and have now been working in cybersecurity for four years. I am accustomed to being…

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Still growing after 30 years

This year has proven to be one of continued personal and professional growth for many industry friends, colleagues and me. Yet, even with the positives faced this year, there have been some of those opposing negatives. No wonder, then, there are those among us who might be just about done with 2019.    After all, cyberattackers kicked of…

California Consumer Privacy Act: Challenge and Opportunity

By David Gorbet Next year will bring a new data privacy regulation in California, and it’ll pose a big challenge — and a big opportunity — for companies in and outside of the state.  The California Consumer Privacy Act goes into effect Jan. 1. The act, considered the most comprehensive of any state privacy law, provides consumers…

Cybersecurity takes the stage

No longer just the concern of IT, cybersecurity is the bad boy headliner that dominates centerstage and all stages beyond.  Teri Robinson reports.  At the recent Lonestar Blues and Heritage Festival in, where else, Texas, fans bounced between the main stage where headliners strutted their stuff and the porch stage where more modest acts plucked their guitars – and…

2019 Tech advances

Giant leaps, small steps It’s an unfortunate fact that no security firm came up with a silver bullet to protect endpoints, the cloud, networks, IoT and mobile devices from cyberattack, but that doesn’t mean there were no technological advances made.SC Media reached out to several industry insiders to see which 2019 advances they thought deserved…

2019’s weird and wonderful news

Dead Cows, HackerGiraffes, fast food-craving lemmings, foul-mouthed scooters and golf pranksters made SC Media’s rather eclectic list of the more bizarre news from the last 12 months.  In 2016, hackers tried to influence who  became president. This time, hackers are running for president!   Well, make that a former teenage hacker – and a fairly harmless one at that.…

Cities get smarter

Just about every city in America has a Smart City project that looks to improve services, security and sustainability. SC Media took a look at some of the leading programs of 2019.  Denver During the past year, Pena Station NEXT, the ambitious “work, live, play” project near Denver International Airport began to take shape. Panasonic has…

Busted! 2019’s top cybercrime news

Spies, whistleblowers, students, executives and every variety of scammer. It seems no one was immune from the long arm of the law, or at least, the indictment, in 2019. Many are in custody, some have been sentenced and others remain at large.  Julian Assange  In what might have been the most anticipated arrest in 2019,…

2019 Data breaches

Data on 92M Brazilians found for sale on underground forums  In October 92 million Brazilians had their name, birth date, mother’s name, gender and tax details including taxpayer IDs exposed contained in a Brazilian government 16GB SQL database was found for sale on a dark web forum.  DoorDash data breach hits 4.9 million customers, merchants and…

First Look: Capsule 8 Protect

Product: Capsule 8 Protect Vendor: Capsule 8 Price: Sliding scale based on number of concurrent servers. What it does:  Provides endpoint protection and response for Linux based production systems.  Offering targets enterprises operating production facilities that cannot slow down or stop. What we liked: Smooth workflow for managing many separate data points.  It facilitates rapid processing of large volumes of data…

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