Author Archives: netizencorp

The interdependency of people, policy and products amid a cybersecurity talent shortage

As the shortage of skilled security staff widens, the effects on policy and products in overall security organization must be factored into the choice to pursue alternative sources of talent. Several CISOs I’ve spoken recently have lamented, while cybersecurity assurance stands on three legs – people, policy and products – the industry is weighted down […]
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Most People Aren’t Using This Critical Web Security Feature

The ongoing hacking epidemic is leading people to protect their online accounts—or so you would think. In reality, a study suggests about three quarters of the population are ignoring the most effective way of keeping hackers out of their personal information. The tool, known as two-factor authentication (2FA), prompts people to enter a text message […]
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Cybersecurity threat: A call to action

Our nation’s security; indeed, the security of every American, is at risk from enemies we can’t see, and often can’t find, until the damage has been done. Every American citizen, government agency, and commercial or private business that has internet connected devices and networks is a target, and can become both an unwitting predator and […]
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Cybersecurity: How Blockchain Is Helping E-Commerce Businesses Protect Their Data

According to recent reports, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax is still reeling from a massive cybersecurity breach earlier this year. In the breach, which is believed to have occurred between mid-May and July 2017, cyber criminals accessed the personal data of approximately 143 million U.S. Equifax consumers. In May, Target was still dealing with the […]
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Why directors should learn to love cybersecurity

It’s time for boards to take control of their organisations’ cybersecurity at a time when the threat to data security has never been so severe. Beyond core company growth and profit, board directors have plenty of competing priorities they “must” attend to, such as regulatory change, the digital economy, culture, diversity, investor relations, political events […]
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Examining The Three Classes Of Cybersecurity Needs

September 2017 witnessed a trifecta of mega-breaches: Equifax, SEC and Deloitte. Cybersecurity was already a messy and technical topic, and these disclosures have made it even more perplexing. There are hundreds of security product vendors, and the industry is collectively spending billions of dollars every year and is expected to top $100 billion by 2020. […]
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Cyber Security Is A Business Risk, Not Just An IT Problem

Gone are the days when companies could pass the headaches of cyber security to the IT department, as it has become more of a business issue too. This is especially important as businesses are more digitized, meaning they are exposed to an increasing number of threats if they do not manage the risk of security […]
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Cybersecurity Takeaways: Assess Yourself, Protect Yourself

Massive data breaches leave individual consumers feeling powerless. Sophisticated phishing attacks make the “foreign-born prince” email scams of just a few years ago seem quaint. On social media and beyond, questions of what’s real, what’s fake and whodunnit are going through a cyber-shakeout nationally and globally. “It’s like the old ‘Spy v. Spy’ cartoons,” said […]
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More IT Professionals Turn to Cybersecurity Roles

While more U.S. IT professionals are pleased with their jobs, a new report reveals that just over half of them are interested in careers in cybersecurity. Good thing, too. Of the 6 million open technology jobs in the United States, 2 million are in cybersecurity, said Edie Fraser, founder of the Washington, D.C.-based consultancy STEM […]
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Cybersecurity: Why it’s “hard to protect yourself” online

Governments have fallen victim to a string of high-profile cyberattacks in recent years. German IT expert Sandro Gaycken tells DW about cybersecurity’s shortcomings and why he thinks Kaspersky did not work with Russia. DW: At the end of October, a new virus called “BadRabbit” attacked computer systems in Russia, Ukraine, Germany and other countries. Among […]
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