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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Recognizing the importance of cybersecurity awareness, the U.S. federal government has designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its public and private partners to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and individual cyber hygiene.

IBM App Fights Cybersecurity Problems from the Inside

A new app from IBM may be leading the charge into ensuring that insider cybersecurity threats are stamped out. When most administrators think of data breaches, they often jump to actions like closing current vulnerabilities in company software or installing firewalls. While these are obviously necessary measures, what a lot of people forget about is what kind of information employees and outside contractors have access to. 

Top 4 Cybersecurity Certifications

With so much on the line, it's no wonder businesses are scrambling to hire the best cybersecurity talent they can find.

Cybersecurity is incredibly important these days, especially to the business sector. With so many prominent names hitting the headlines after having customer information stolen, it's no surprise so many administrators are terrified at the thought of a data breach. This fear isn't unfounded, either. A study conducted by Centrify found that around 66 percent of customers in the U.S. would likely halt any interaction with a company that's officially been hacked. 

Security Threats: 5 Common Network Blind Spots

Enterprise networks are changing at a rapid pace – becoming more complex as next-generation advancements transform traditional architectures. Simultaneously, enterprises of all kinds and across all industries are coming to the sobering conclusion that with these changes, the traditional approach to cybersecurity is no longer effective.
Perimeter defenses, while still necessary, are no longer sufficient in the face of this once inconceivable, but now irrefutable, reality: Breaches will occur. Where cyber attacks of the past were intentionally grandiose and overt, today's attackers more often prefer to move low and slow, creating command and control channels through which to steal valuable information over long periods of time while remaining undetected.

With these changes a new security paradigm is emerging, one that charges security and network professionals not only with keeping threats out, but also with gaining and maintaining visibility over what's already inside their networks; however, the increasing complexity of networks creates blind spots that make seeing these threats more difficult than ever. What's more, these blind spots are caused by a number of factors and often create bottlenecks that can degrade network performance.

Cybercrime Case Study: Verizon Lessons Learned

(Scenario 2 - Insider Threat)

The Verizon RISK Team performs cyber investigations for hundreds of
commercial enterprises and government agencies annually across the globe.
In 2015, we were retained to investigate more than 500 cybersecurity incidents
occurring in over 40 countries. In 2008, the results of our field investigations
were the genesis of the first Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), an annual
publication that dissects real-world data breaches with the goal of enlightening
the public about the nature of the threat actors behind the attacks, the methods
they use, including the data they seek, and the victims they target.

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