Cyber security costs are high and budget cuts could put it this important issue at risk.
Confronting today’s cyber challenges requires a highly skilled and motivated research community, and it’s well documented that the demand for cyber expertise greatly exceeds the supply,” James Peery, director of the Information Systems Analysis Center at Sandia National Laboratories, told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing this week.
Read more: http://politi.co/GIVSrT
In cyber crime news… hackers contributed to 22% of the data breaches targeting large organizations, and stole almost twice as records from big organizations and government agencies.
Read more: http://cnet.co/GIVXff
Being the go- to for start ups and tech companies, San Francisco is also a haven for hackers and cybercrime. Enter eCrime unit.
eCrime aims to “make sure that vulnerable populations are safe, that consumers are safe, and that we allow good behavior to occur…”
Read more: http://cnet.co/GIVYQv
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Since its inception in 2004, Cyber Security Month raises awareness of online security challenges, and provides countless references to help educate the mass public on ways to keep themselves safe while online.
On October 3rd, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety announced the launch of “Get Cyber Safe”, the Government of Canada’s national public awareness campaign on cyber security.
Get Cyber Safe will reach out to Canadians across the country throughout October and beyond through GetCyberSafe.ca, a single-window source of information to help Canadians stay safe online.
Internationally, people, organizations and governments are recognizing the elevating fears and challenges with cyber threats.
“The most serious economic and national security challenges we face are cyber threats. America’s economic prosperity and competitiveness in the 21st Century depends on effective cybersecurity. Every Internet user has a role to play in securing cyberspace and ensuring the safety of themselves and their families online.” http://1.usa.gov/bzOYP
With the ongoing threats and attacks by hackers and hacker groups like Luzsec and Anonymous, now more than ever the topic of privacy and security is a popular topic and the threat of insecurity is a dark cloud. During the month of October, take some time to sift through the tips, play’s of the weeks and resourceful information we provide on our blog, but also on the numerous outlets staying in trend during Cyber Security Month.
Keep yourself informed and keep yourself protected.
So we thought we would go ahead and address certain somewhat casual but non-the-less disturbing comments about our company head on. Specifically, FN and its products have been referred to as gasp…Snake Oil on several occasions, which we actually have gotten a pretty good chuckle out of, given FN’s strong ethical hacking results to date and the anemic ability of existing solutions to do the same. Obvious facts aside, we thought it might be helpful to frame the discussion a little, to add a little objectivity to the discourse, so penned a blog post in mid-September and polled some of the leading thought leaders in online security for their views. You can see the original post here (create link to http://www.federatednetworks.com/fn-snake-oil-or-strong-medicine/#more-513).
The results ar in and eight respondents chose to respond directly to the poll and teir views are:
- 62% say FN is the real deal ie strong medicine, not snake oil
- 25% are undecided
- 13% think FN is Snake Oil boo…hiss..actaully not. We welcome the opportunity to convince people we are the real thing and once we launch our product that should be a heck of allot easier…
Furher, in speaking more deeply to a number respondents one clear (and fair)message came thru – real the FN product (pun intended).
So what do you think – cast your vote and leave your comments, good, bad or otherwise – trust us, we have thick skins…
Also, what can we do to convince you that we are the real deal, other than releasing our product, which I can assure you we are working 24/7…
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
Hello again Cyber world and Happy National Cyber Security Month! What does that mean? Well, nothing other than you will have a lot of trending on twitter related to this topic and probably learn quite a bit on how to change your routine an ensure you are doing the best you can to stay protected online.
You can be involved and reach out to the community on a wide variety of topics: http://bit.ly/qkun1L.
The University of Minnesota will host its for its first-ever Cyber Security Summit on Oct. 4, with experts flooding their campus with valuable info for us to learn from, and a ton of lectures on hackers so we can all brush up on our keen eye for trouble. For more: http://bit.ly/pLgyec
It is definitely an issue that most people are not educated on how to keep themselves protected online. The Vancouver Sun shines a light on how Canadians, and express that the Conference Board of Canada is urging Canadians to “up their game” in this area before we so blindly post something that could damage our identity long term.
“As individuals, we fail to make good cyber-risk decisions because we lack a thorough understanding of how we are vulnerable and what could happen as a result,” said John Neily, director of the board’s centre for national security, in a statement.
“We therefore do not participate effectively in what should be a ‘whole-of-nation effort’ to counter threats to people, organizations and the country.”
To read more: http://bit.ly/pa7aeQ
At least they haven’t targeted the power plants, but the top CyberSecurity Officials note that if they haven’t yet, we need to call attention to how to keep this protected before a bad problem becomes catastrophic. To read more: http://buswk.co/nBrxEN
Lulzsec, what would a weekly roundup be with out at least one mention? A student was arrested in Pheonix last week, claiming he was responsible for the Sony Pictures hacking had over 1 million victims. For more: http://bit.ly/n7dkLa
Expect some insightful and interesting posts and tweets this month! And Happy Cyber Security Month, take this opportunity to strategize your… Play of the Week.
How can you keep yourself safe out there, while we work on tweaking our product so it is perfect for the upcoming weeks?
Suggested play of the week: Always keep your login passwords private, sign out of online profiles before rushing out the door, be mindful of the work you put out into the cyber world, and always check the privacy updates on your online social platforms. Privacy settings seem to change at the drop of a hat, so be aware of this, and check weekly that you have yourself covered.