cybersecurity

October 24, 2017

More than 25 percent of emails from federal email addresses are not actually from the government, according to an email security company with extensive federal contracts.  The figure comes from a study released Thursday by the contractor Agari. Agari fights email fraud on behalf of more than 400 federal websites, including the official sites of the departments of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs, the Census Bureau and the Senate.

October 23, 2017

Hoping to nudge bright students toward degrees and eventual careers in cybersecurity, the FBI has deployed a pilot program in high schools nationwide, said Howard Marshall, deputy assistant director of the bureau’s cybersecurity division. The program, led by 10 different FBI field offices, encourages young people to engage in and study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

October 23, 2017

“Are you ready for your security breach? No longer is it a matter of if or when. It is simply going to happen. It may have already happened and you just don’t know it.” That’s Ryan Cloutier, an edtech security specialist, framing the security challenge for educational institutions with implacable candor.

October 17, 2017

Anyone who’s spent more than a few minutes using iOS has been prompted to input their iTunes password. This can ensure that no one but you has access to your important account data. However, iOS tends to ask for your password quite often, and security researcher Felix Krause points out this good-intentioned practice could actually have the opposite effect.

October 06, 2017

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) on Thursday expressed support for a national standard for notifying individuals impacted by corporate data breaches, amid scrutiny over the Equifax breach.

October 01, 2017

School systems have now created many vulnerabilities in terms of student privacy when implementing educational technology in their courses. Though, students have to be protected. Is that possible? Let's take a closer look to some tools and tips you can use in order to minimize any threats through research and due diligence.

October 01, 2017

The growing list of major cyberattacks on this country amount to one modern-day Sputnik after another. A wide spectrum of private-sector entities, from banks and credit agencies to the entertainment industry, have faced attacks from foreign governments and intrusions from criminal enterprises.

September 28, 2017

Nothing is sacred--or secure--when it comes to data. Breaches have become a fact of life as they indiscriminately target the digital services that we rely on, from Equifax to Target, Ebay to Yahoo. Schools increasingly find themselves in the crosshairs as well. More than 207 incidents have targeted K-12 public schools since January 2016, according to this tally from industry consultant Doug Levin.

September 27, 2017

First, either Kaspersky Lab’s products are malicious or they are not. If Kaspersky is colluding with the Russian government, then this affects 400 million users worldwide, and it is not just U.S. government agencies that should stop using this software, it is all American businesses and consumers, as well as those of U.S. allies. The U.S.

September 26, 2017

The latest news is that the company is so inept, it’s been directing people to a white hat phishing site specifically intended to test the company’s security response. Oh -- and Equifax suffered a major security breach months before the one that stole 143 million records on almost every adult in the United States. It even may have been perpretated by the same group of people, though that’s still under investigation.

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