Millennials Bring New Workplace Cybersecurity Challenges

As Baby Boomers increasingly exit the workforce and Millennials move in to take their places, HR professionals must assess and mitigate the cybersecurity risks posed by new workers who grew up in the digital age, according to a new study by Software Advice, headquartered in Austin, Texas. “Millennials bring a wealth of technology experience with[…]

Inside the Slow Workings of the U.S.-China Cybersecurity Agreement – China Real Time Report 

Getting the world’s two largest powers to work together on a subject as touchy as cybersecurity was always bound to be difficult.How difficult? Nine months after Barack Obama and Xi Jinping announced a surprise series of cyber agreements at the Rose Garden press conference, it appears China and the U.S. are still figuring out how[…]

Info-sharing law applies to industry as well as government, agencies say

The departments of Homeland Security and Justice say that recent legislation lets businesses share cyber threat information with industry interests as well as government. The agencies released a document Tuesday night clarifying the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). ADVERTISEMENTThe measure, which passed in the 2015 omnibus, was designed to allow companies to share threat information with the[…]

What cybersecurity means to project management in 2016

As 2016 rolls along, we are seeing more indications that the hackers and leaders in cybercrime are winning. More breeches are uncovered daily. More data is compromised in companies both large and small and it’s all over the news, Facebook, Twitter…everywhere.25 best cities for jobsTech positions are among the in-demand jobs in most of the[…]

Elijah Cummings: Proposed GOP budget cuts ‘ticking time bomb’ for cybersecurity

The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee accused Republicans Wednesday of endangering the nation’s cybersecurity as a result of GOP-sponsored spending cuts.Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, blasted Republicans during a committee hearing for pushing “massive cuts,” the likes of which he said would prevent government agencies from protecting their networks from hackers.“The ticking time[…]

Diabetes Technology Society launches cybersecurity standard for medical devices 

The Diabetes Technology Society released its cybersecurity standard for networked-connected smart medical devices.The public platform, called DTSec, contains a set of performance requirements to improve cybersecurity through independent expert security evaluation.While the tool is targeted toward life-critical smart devices like insulin pump controllers and continuous glucose monitors, according to the standard’s authors, DTSec could be[…]

Cybersecurity forum spells out risks to small businesses

Even the smallest businesses are at risk of a security breach — in fact, those businesses may be the most vulnerable to cyberattacks.That’s according to Jeff Bardin, chief intelligence officer of Treadstone 71. Bardin was the keynote speaker for NH Business Review and NH High Tech Council’s second Executive Series Forum on Cybersecurity, which took place[…]

Cybersecurity Investment to Reach $400 Million Due to IoT Threats

The cybersecurity industry could see a boost in venture capital, thanks to new threats the Internet of Things (IoT) provide to smart homes, autonomous cars, and future factories.Investment in cybersecurity rose by 78 percent in 2015 to $228 million and Lux Research expects it to reach $400 million this year, in part because of the[…]

Texas CISO points to HITRUST and NSA guidance to boost cybersecurity 

“Every CIO and CISO should consider focusing on critical controls and using a programmatic approach to achieve effective security,” says Sanjeev Sah.There are day-to-day blocking and tackling tactics that every healthcare organization should be doing right now to reasonably address the current security threat landscape.And there is guidance in the industry that can help organizations[…]

Cybersecurity education a win-win for Idaho 

Threats to the virtual world can be threats to the physical world — especially in the energy sector. In recent years, Internet-based attacks have hit electric grids, dams, oil producers and nuclear facilities.One of the earliest warnings that such attacks were possible happened here in Idaho in 2007, when Idaho National Lab researchers launched a[…]