The Small Business Guide to Information Security

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Information Technology Blog - - The Small Business Guide to Information Security - Information Technology Blog. Information security is a major issue in the business world, and security breaches cost businesses millions of dollars per year.

Store unlimited passwords and sensitive information securely with 1Password

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It features two-factor authentication and now includes a "Masked Email" option. Available for the vast majority of operating systems, 1Password stores all your passwords and can be also used as a digital wallet. Though it is not free, you can try it for 14 days here

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Second Factor Authentication With Security Keys

CTOvision

With the movement of our personal and business critical data to the ‘cloud’, and directed attacks on that data, many of us make use of stronger security through use two-factor authentication. Depending on which service, you use Google Authenticator, have a code sent via SMS, get a plain old phone call, the RSA key fob, or rely on email and then type your six digit code if you haven’t been logged out by that point. You will see a tab that says ‘Security Keys’.

Patient Portal Puts a Spotlight on Secure Messaging

CTOvision

Stage 2 requires expanded use of patient portals, as well as implementation of secure messaging, allowing patients to exchange information with physicians regarding their health care. Given the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirement for secure communication of Protected Health Information (PHI), a spotlight has been placed on the support for secure messaging. Secure Messaging Requires Authentication and Secure Networks.

What You Need To Know About The Administration’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan

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The plan calls for a campaign to encourage people to use multi-factor authentication in everything. The plans calls for the creation of a federal chief information security officer. Establish an action plan to enhance the ability of citizens to exchange information with government in ways that keep it secure. Big Data CTO Cyber Security Government Internet of Things Chief information security officer Computer securityBob Gourley.

Spotlight on Cybersecurity Leaders: Randy Raw

SecureWorld News

He is the Chief Information Security Officer at Veterans United Home Loans in Columbia, Missouri. He has more than 25 years of experience in both public entities and private industry, having built several Information Security programs from the ground up.

Former Sumo Logic and Auth0 exec raises $2M for stealthy new security startup ZeroWall

GeekWire

based startup that aims to rethink how chief information security officers secure their companies. Pepin left her job as chief security officer at Seattle-area startup Auth0 in September to launch ZeroWall. Startups Funding fundraising Security Venture capital zerowall

Home Depot Data Breach Settlement: 5 Things It Must Do Now

SecureWorld News

The data breach compromised payment card information of roughly 40 million customers. It has also agreed to strengthen its information security program through a series of steps, which must be done within 180 days of the agreement.

2014 Trusted Cyber Collaboration Workshop: 24-26 Sep in Crystal City VA

CTOvision

If you are or have been involved in enterprise grade cyber security you know the importance of collaboration among trusted teams of professionals. One of the most virtuous groups enhancing the ability to execute on trusted collaboration is the TSCP: The Transglobal Secure Collaboration Participation (TSCP). This non profit is a collective forum of worldwide stakeholders in the defense industry seeking to address security issues in the collaboration space. By Bob Gourley.

Identity and Access Management in the Remote Workforce

SecureWorld News

COVID-19 also revealed and created significant security gaps around Identity and Access Management (IAM). SecureWorld Panel: Identity, Authentication, and the Remote Workforce. Three SecureWorld panel speakers for "Identity, Authentication, and the Remote Workforce" have answers.

Spotlight on Cybersecurity Leaders: Women in Cybersecurity Delaware Valley

SecureWorld News

After spending 25 years of her career in IT, including more than 17 years in information security, Nancy considers joining the Federal Reserve Bank in 2017 as the highlight of her career. RC] MFA, multi-factor authentication.

Facebook took down a fake Swiss scientist account that was part of an international misinfo campaign

The Verge

Unlike elaborate fictitious personas that put work into building authentic communities to influence them, the content liked by these crude fake accounts would typically be only seen by their ‘fake friends.’” (And we all know what happens to sham friends.).

Edge security: There’s lots of attack surfaces to worry about

Network World

The problem of edge security isn’t unique – many of the issues being dealt with are the same ones that have been facing the general IT sector for decades. Yet, by applying basic information security precautions, most edge deployments can be substantially safer. How edge computing can help secure the IoT. But the edge adds its own wrinkles to those problems, making them, in many cases, more difficult to address.

Guidance Software Federal Summit 6 March 2014

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Recognized as a pioneer in the field of classified information protection, Mr. Bigman developed technical measures and procedures to manage the nation’s most sensitive secrets. As an information security trailblazer, Mr. Bigman participated in developing security measures for Government computers well before commercial industry found the Internet. Mr. Bigman is now an independent cyber security consultant and president of 2BSecure LLC in Bethesda, Maryland.

Edge security: There’s lots of attack surfaces to worry about

Network World

The problem of edge security isn’t unique – many of the issues being dealt with are the same ones that have been facing the general IT sector for decades. Yet, by applying basic information security precautions, most edge deployments can be substantially safer. How edge computing can help secure the IoT. But the edge adds its own wrinkles to those problems, making them, in many cases, more difficult to address.

Review risks, focus on response plans: Security experts offer tips to prep for Russian cyberattacks

GeekWire

Christopher Budd, a security expert and GeekWire contributor, wrote in an article for IT security company Sophos that “chaotic times breed more chaotic times and actions” and “uncertainty can be overwhelming.” Run and update security software.

Bad Actor Using New Method to Avert Detection, Google Discovers

SecureWorld News

In a blog post, Neel Mehta, Information Security lead for Google, explains how a hacker has managed to break certificate code parsing to invade email inboxes and infect users with malware.

National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees

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14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame has released the names of five innovators who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at its award ceremony on Thursday, October 29 , at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. He leads Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle team and is responsible for its corporate strategies and policies for supply chain security and for strategies related to government security evaluation of Microsoft products.

Auditing the IRS: Asset Management Problems Causing Cybersecurity Risks

SecureWorld News

However, the audit found what is underway is not enough, from an information security perspective: ".if How massive is the IRS information technology infrastructure? billion to operate its current information technology infrastructure, nearly $2.04

The new rulers of the cybersecurity realm: Automation, Analytics Artificial Intelligence

Network World

It may be a brave new world in 2017 but it’s also a darn scary one for IT security professionals. READ MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: 5 enterprise technologies that will shake things up in 2017 + Just take a look at some recent Gartner assessments of the security situation: By 2020, 60% of digital businesses will suffer major service failures, due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk.

New York: Cyberattack Is Twitter's Fault, Let's Increase Regulation

SecureWorld News

And they traced the cybersecurity failures to a lack of leadership and a vacant Chief Information Security Officer role: "The problems started at the top: Twitter had not had a chief information security officer (“CISO”) since December 2019, seven months before the Twitter Hack.

Steps for Performing a Cyber Security Assessment

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Information Technology Blog - - Steps for Performing a Cyber Security Assessment - Information Technology Blog. In every company’s risk management strategy, it is crucial that cyber-security risk assessment performed right; otherwise, the level of vulnerability to potential threat would be significantly high. A chief information security officer for reviewing network architecture. Marketing to discuss collected and stored information.

Fed Tech News Roundup 8 July 2015

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Information Security: Cyber Threats and Data Breaches Illustrate Need for Stronger Controls across Federal Agencies, July 08, 2015 GAO Info Security (Today) - What GAO FoundFederal systems face an evolving array of cyber-based threats. Securities and. However, more recent network information going back to late May could be. Privileged user authentication and PKI are.

Penetration Testing Remote Workers

SecureWorld News

Odds are, your employee code of conduct and security policies do not contain any such provisions, nor would teams sign off on their inclusion. We have come to the realization that the distributed workforce due to the coronavirus will last well into 2021.

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E-book: Educate Yourself With Dell Insight Partner Views on Cybersecurity

Cloud Musings

Data security breaches and hacker attacks on private businesses , health organizations and government agencies in the U.S. Cybercriminals and hackers walk away with customers’ payment card information and employee data while companies and federal authorities investigate the source of the leaks and spend millions of dollars to repair the harm. Some see these breaches as a threat to national security and in response, the U.S.

The Cybersecurity Sprint: Are we safe yet?

Cloud Musings

government database led to the compromise of information on at least 21.5 This massive background investigation data breach also compromised usernames, passwords, mental health records and financial information. Although a security update applied by the Office of Management and Budget (OPM) and the Homeland Security Department (DHS) in January ended the bulk of the data extraction, the U.S. National security needs to be a priority to all.

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April Intro | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

Why do I bring up car care when this is an information security blog? More secure passwords. Believe it or not, there’s a lot to talk about when it comes to passwords: from password requirements (such as complexity and length) to password managers and policies, as well as some ideas for making your infrastructure more secure — and your life a little easier! The individual topics for this month are: More Secure Passwords. Security challenges.

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Want to change the world? ‘Secure’ the Next Killer App in IoT

The Investing Edge

Security remains a major concern. Given the massive amount of data that is being collected today (Merritt says this has grown from terabytes to petabytes daily) how do we keep information secure and who owns it is once it is collected? Carl Levine, community manager at Dyn , noted that despite two-factor authentication across servers for their clients, this topic is still one of the most discussed issues. “We’ll “What’s the next killer app in the Internet of Things?”.

‘The week has literally exploded’: Tech security startups grapple with SolarWinds fallout

GeekWire

Not in the world of enterprise security technology — at least not this week. based security tech company Polyverse. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. Ah, the week before the holidays.

Zero Trust Model: How It Looks to the NSA

SecureWorld News

The National Security Agency (NSA) says that embracing a Zero Trust security model can better position organizations to secure sensitive data and systems. Authenticate and explicitly authorize each to the least privilege required using dynamic security policies.".

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Industry leaders set cloud computing security benchmarks

Cloud Musings

Security has long been the No. This latter scenario has been driven by the lack of industry consensus on security and a dearth of nonvendor specific cloud security training and certifications. Both nonprofits, their individual missions and goals are synergistic: CSA: To promote best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing and provide education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing.

Federal Government Signals Interest In Several Key Leading Edge Technologies

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One of the federal government’s key procurement arms, the General Services Administration (GSA), has released a survey to the tech community in the form of a request for information asking a few simple questions regarding the experience of their vendor base. As technologists we found the questions informative and insightful and even inspiring (it was great seeing the government prove they are tracking developments in the tech world). By Bob Gourley.

Things To Understand To Prevent Data Loss

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Information Technology Blog - - Things To Understand To Prevent Data Loss - Information Technology Blog. Customer data is the lifeblood of any business entity; they are driven towards the increasing obligation of securing it as they possibly can. Cyber risk is now a huge corporate concern, and IT security budgets have risen in connection with it. Cyber Security 101. Who is in Charge of Cyber Security. Defining Cyber Security Controls. Security

Top 10 Quotes About Cloud Security

SecureWorld News

Are you looking for relevant quotes about security in the cloud to help frame your thoughts or frame a discussion on the topic? We are happy to pass along top cloud security quotes from SecureWorld regional security conferences and digital platforms, like our webcasts and podcasts.

Defense in Depth: Protecting the Organization’s Data

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Editor's note: in this post, Cognitio's Marty Meehan provides context on an economical, scalable and highly secure defense in depth solution leveraging PKWARE's Smartcrypt and QuintessenceLabs. - External security threats grow more sophisticated and unpredictable. When data breaches do occur, the information exposure, financial impact and PR damage can take years to repair. Smartcrypt also integrates seamlessly with existing PGP and X.509 public key security infrastructures.

Top Ten Ways Not To Sink the Kubernetes Ship

Linux Academy

To ensure ongoing security site reliability engineers must work hand-in-hand with the CISO’s (Chief Information Security Officer) office to implement Kubernetes security. It is important to use security tooling such as OpenSCAP, the open source version of the Security Content Automation Protocol, to harden virtual machine images prior to their deployment in virtual private clouds. Implement Pod Security Policy. Linux Academy kubernetes security

The Sony Hack in Context

CTOvision

The good news for the moment is that the North Korean attack on Sony Pictures is in the headlines and has the nation discussing cyber security issues. Indeed, penetrations of corporate information systems are so widespread, persistent and severe that government agencies and cyber security firms such as Symantec independently estimate America is losing “hundreds of billions” of dollars in intellectual property per year. National Security Risks. By Chris Mellon.

10 Security Quotes: Microsoft, CrowdStrike, SolarWinds, and FireEye Talk to Congress

SecureWorld News

However, SecureWorld has picked off 10 quotes that speak to the state of information security and the mindset of these leaders from corporate America. They operated clandestinely, using methods that counter security tools and forensic examination.

Tech Moves: Expedia board director Skip Battle resigns; Madrona promotions; Vacasa’s new CFO

GeekWire

Identity authentication startup Auth0, which raised a $120 million Series F round in July, added three new board members: • Former Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Sue Barsamian. Turner joined CI Security in 2017, originally as an information security analyst.

Industry leaders set cloud computing security benchmarks

Cloud Musings

Security has long been the No. This latter scenario has been driven by the lack of industry consensus on security and a dearth of nonvendor specific cloud security training and certifications. Both nonprofits, their individual missions and goals are synergistic: CSA: To promote best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing and provide education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing.

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Your Guide to Hacker Summer Camp 2021

ForAllSecure

Two Factor Authentication is a must. It’s an extra layer of security. If you do need wi-fi, the network for Black Hat is pretty secure. This will be my 21st year attending Hacker Summer Camp.

Your Guide to Hacker Summer Camp 2021

ForAllSecure

Two Factor Authentication is a must. It’s an extra layer of security. If you do need wi-fi, the network for Black Hat is pretty secure. This will be my 21st year attending Hacker Summer Camp.

Why you’re suddenly hearing about ransomware attacks all the time

Vox

You may only need one employee out of thousands to open the wrong email and click on the wrong link if a company’s systems are properly secured, and spoofed emails can be pretty convincing. Amanda Northrop/Vox. Biden is going to have a chat with Putin about the cyberattacks.