Category: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has taken the forefront on the global stage, and it’s more important than ever for companies to protect their sensitive data. Challenges such as bring your own device (BYOD), shadow IT, and social engineering further complicate the everyday cyberthreat. Look here for the latest news and best practices that can help you reduce your organization’s risk.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Allocates Over $2B in Preparedness Grants

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced final allocations for $550 million for seven Fiscal Year 2022 competitive preparedness grant programs. These allocations, together with the almost $1.5 billion in non-competitive grant funding announced earlier this year, total more than $2 billion in FY 2022 to help prepare the nation against man-made […]

Why DOD Must First Define Its Critical Infrastructure to Protect U.S. National Interests

With the introduction of the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), defending critical infrastructure has been top of mind for the federal government. House-passed amendment 955 of the FY23 NDAA calls for the creation of a class of “systemically important” critical infrastructure providers. The debate and discussion about critical infrastructure continues from one started last […]

The Looming Cybersecurity Risk for SMEs

Cybersecurity is one of the top concerns globally for many today. Cyberattacks originate from both organized criminal groups and nation-states, and they target critical infrastructure, government agencies, and businesses daily. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) even issued a warning recently that Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine could lead to increasing state-sponsored cyberattacks. […]

How U.S. Businesses Are Suffering from the Lack of Personal Data Privacy Laws

It’s been over four years since the European Union implemented its groundbreaking General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR has become the model for personal data privacy laws in many other countries and for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which took effect in 2020. New data privacy laws are set to take effect in four […]

IBM Report Reveals Top Data Breach Trends as Costs Hit All-Time High

IBM Security released its 2022 Cost of a Data Breach Report, revealing costlier and higher-impact data breaches than ever before, with the global average cost of a data breach reaching an all-time high of $4.35 million for studied organizations. With breach costs increasing nearly 13% over the last two years of the annual report, the findings suggest these […]

Supply Chain Blind Spots Expose New Energy Industry Cybersecurity Risks

Energy is one of the top three industries reporting cyberattacks, and it faces specific challenges. Companies in the sector have been tackling IT security for several decades. But securing operational technology (OT)—the computing and communications systems that manage, monitor, and control industrial operations—has become a more recent and increasingly urgent challenge for the sector. As […]

Relevance: The Watchword for Security Intelligence

The intelligence industry, like so many industries, has had to evolve in response to today’s hyper-connected world. Intelligence has long played an important role in helping organizations manage risk. But there is an evolution in the value placed on intelligence beyond risk management. In this fast-moving and often unpredictable world, intelligence is not only growing […]

Want Cyber Insurance? It Might Not Want You

With an increasing number of businesses experiencing cyberattacks, many find themselves unaware their insurance plans do not cover the costs of cyberattacks. Insurance providers worldwide already offer separate plans for tackling cybersecurity incidents, though qualifying apparently is more challenging than expected. According to IBM, in 2021, a data breach cost companies $4.24 million on average—an  […]

FYI: Not Enough SMBs Are Using MFA for Data Protection

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) across the globe are still relying only on usernames and passwords to secure critical employee, customer, and partner data, according to the Global Small Business Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Study released by the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI). Only 46% of small business owners claim to have implemented MFA methods recommended by leading security experts, with […]

Feds Warn U.S. Health Sector About North Korean Ransomware Attacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) that provides information on Maui ransomware, which has been used by North Korean state-sponsored cyber actors since at least May 2021 to target Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector organizations. The […]