Tag: cybersecurity

Congress re-introduces bill to enhance IoT cybersecurity

IoT – Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives unveiled legislation March 11 to set baseline cybersecurity standards for connected devices the federal government uses. 1. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act would add security regulation recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the federal government to follow. 2. There…
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Stop saying, 'We take your privacy and security seriously'

In my years covering cybersecurity, there’s one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest. “We take your privacy and security seriously.” You might have heard the phrase here and there. It’s a common trope used by companies in the wake of a data breach — either in a “mea culpa” email to their customers…
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How to Think About Cybersecurity Differently

Organizations must think about how they can use white hat hackers and protect their critical assets. If organizations want to get ahead of cybersecurity threats, or at least not fall too far behind malicious actors, they need to start thinking about IT security differently.  That was a key takeaway from two keynote speakers at the CDW…
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Study: CISOs Need to Take Charge of DevOps Security

As digital transformation is pushing more enterprises to adopt DevOps to address their needs for better software delivered faster and more frequently, a huge issue lingers over this strategic business shift: security.  While businesses pay a good deal of lip service to cybersecurity, the rush to churn out new software and update those applications means…
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Federal Government Shutdown Threatens Cybersecurity Strength

The government shutdown means that contracted cybersecurity employees are not being paid, and thus not working, which has negative effects on safety of information, especially at smaller organizations.