Educating the Future of Cybersecurity

As cyber attackers evolve with the times, so too will those who fight back—and as one summer camp knows, it all starts with the next generation. This year, with money from a recently awarded National Science Foundation and National Security Agency grant, Harford Community College in Maryland launched its GenCyber Smart Camp for middle schoolers. […]

The Latest and Strangest Security Risk

Last week, we discussed endpoint protection for mobile devices, and how cybersecurity threats tend to crop up in the most unexpected places. Now, based on an August report, we know that you may be overlooking another mundane but crucial vulnerability in your organization: the office printer. A Saturday panel at DEF CON, the hacking convention […]

Securing Mobility in Medicine

The healthcare industry is taking on mobility to modernize for the digital age, but with this step forward comes a host of vulnerabilities and threat vectors determined to set you several steps back. Providers with a plan to evolve their mobile strategy need to be prepared to address the cybersecurity risks that come with it. […]

Teams Face Off in Cybersecurity Simulation

Cyber attacks tend to target the places you least expect. But cybersecurity professionals across the country are dedicated to preparing for any and all points of vulnerability, as evidenced by the latest version of the annual weeklong test “Cyber Flag.” As a tactical exercise series for U.S. Cyber Command, Cyber Flag simulates a conflict between […]

Ransomware as a Service

If you’re familiar with cyber attacks, you’re probably familiar with ransomware, a form of malware designed to deny access to a computer system and encrypt sensitive data until a “ransom” is paid. Ransomware has its origins in the early stages of the cyber world, and over time, its effects have only gotten more vicious. But […]

A Statewide Cybersecurity Emergency

School systems in Louisiana are under siege—and the culprit is in the coding. In the last three weeks, three North Louisiana school districts have found themselves impacted by a malware virus that shut down computer systems and breached district servers. In response, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a state of emergency, and the […]

Facebook Takes On $5 Billion Fine

In the historic conclusion to a series of allegations involving Facebook’s privacy policies, the Federal Trade Commission announced a $5 billion settlement with the social media giant on July 24. But despite the record-breaking fine and an initiative to increase privacy oversight, the deal does not hold anyone at Facebook accountable—including CEO Mark Zuckerberg—and only […]

Phishing Emails Win Again

For many, it’s a morning ritual. Come to work, grab a cup of coffee and start answering those emails. The sooner you’re caught up, the sooner you can get started on the day. Because of this, you may skim internal emails a little more quickly, only acting on what’s asked of you. After all, these […]

Where Your Vulnerabilities Lie

This isn’t breaking news, but cybercriminals are after your data, and they’ll do just about anything to get it. Personal identifiable information, or PII, is a goldmine for attackers. With this info, they can steal your clients’ identities, hold it for ransom and more. To obtain this information, we’ve seen cybercriminals: Hack into school districts […]

FBI Taking New Efforts to Prevent DDoS Attacks

With cybercrime being a global problem, law enforcement agencies in the United States and the United Kingdom have intensified their efforts to share information and combat illicit activity. Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) alert regarding “stresser/booter” services. These DDoS-for-hire services can be leveraged by cyber criminals, […]