Tag: Cybersecurity

Biden Signs School Cybersecurity Act into Law

On Oct. 8, President Joe Biden signed into law S.1917, the K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021. The bipartisan legislation—authored by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-MI, Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee—aims to enhance cybersecurity assistance to K-12 educational institutions across the country.

Why Cybersecurity and Change Control Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Whenever I read about a data breach, I immediately smell a cybersecurity process failure.   In cybersecurity, we sure love our processes. We have them for firewalls, intrusion detection systems, IP scans, pen testing, zero trust architecture, and double secret two factor authentication probation, but I’m going to dive into the most exciting process we […]

Spear Phishing vs. Phishing: 7 Ways to Protect Your Organization

Phishing attacks have ramped up since the start of the pandemic with the majority of workforces transitioned to a remote setting. Spear phishing has particularly seen an increase and can be even more harmful due to its targeted approach. Hackers target and personalize messages to a specific individual, group, or organization in a spear phishing […]

Vax Mandate, Not Lax Mandate: Security Considerations for Vaccine Mandate Compliance

Despite rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations driven by the delta variant, executive leaders are pushing toward a post-pandemic return-to-work model that puts employees in the office at least two days a week. HR and IT/security professionals have been feeling squeezed between a rock and a hard place trying to meet workforce health, safety, technology, data […]

CISA, NCSA Kick Off Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), has kicked off the 18th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This year’s theme for the month-long campaign is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” Throughout October, CISA and NCSA will participate in a number of events, social media engagements, and other outreach to encourage […]

How to Overcome Security Project Management Pitfalls: Tips from the Experts

Ready to take your security projects—and career—to the next level? More than just knowing the technology, successful security project management involves budgeting, client management, timeline execution, and more. The Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) Security Project Management (SPM) training course is an essential learning experience that can help you increase profit margin through more accurate estimations, […]

Security Breaches and the Dangers of Tailgating

A couple of years back, Boon Edam surveyed a large group of security executives to gauge their understanding of how big a risk tailgating is to their enterprise security and organization overall. The study uncovered something that shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise to any of us, especially as the light was starting to shine […]

How Business Leaders Can Promote Better Cybersecurity Practices

Cybersecurity is less about what a business’ IT team does and more about the decision-making process. The growing risks to online security mean that leaders need to make wiser business decisions and rethink strategies that affect cybersecurity. Whether it’s working with contractors, upgrading software, or staying up to date with the latest threats, these are […]

Global Study: Security Challenges and Opportunities for the ‘New Hybrid Workplace’

As a rise in variants spurs new uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the globe are tasked with developing a long-term plan and work model—whether in-person, remote, or hybrid—that meets the needs of employees and the business. Amid this transition, Entrust, a provider of trusted identity, payments, and data protection solutions, set out to uncover […]

Vast Majority of Facility Managers Worry About Operational Cybersecurity, Finds Survey

Improving cybersecurity for operational technology (OT) systems ranks as one of the top priorities for surveyed facility managers over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a new report released by Honeywell. The tech company says this is likely because more than 7 in 10 (71%) of surveyed facility managers consider OT cybersecurity a concern […]