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TCS Helps Launch Cyber Training Courses; Drew Morin Comments

TCS Helps Launch Cyber Training Courses; Drew Morin Comments

TeleCommunication Systems has partnered with the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants to introduce its cyber training courses to help meet the demand for cybersecurity training services. The Center for Advanced… Read more »

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FireEye’s Nart Villeneuve: Hacker Group ‘Ajax’ Targets Dissidents in Iran

FireEye’s Nart Villeneuve: Hacker Group ‘Ajax’ Targets Dissidents in Iran

FireEye has uncovered evidence of a hacking organization that has been operating since 2009 and has primarily targeted both Iranian dissidents and U.S. defense businesses. Dubbed “Ajax Security Team,” the… Read more »

NJVC’s Robert Michalsky: Verizon Data Breach Report to Guide Cyber Risk Management

NJVC’s Robert Michalsky: Verizon Data Breach Report to Guide Cyber Risk Management

As Verizon releases the 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, NJVC Principal Robert Michalsky notes that 92 percent of the more than 100,000 breaches and security incidents covered in the past decade can be grouped within nine attack… Read more »

McKinsey Report Examines Cybercrime’s Effects on Business Strategies

McKinsey Report Examines Cybercrime’s Effects on Business Strategies

A study by McKinsey & Co. and the World Economic Forum found that more than 50 percent of professionals worldwide believe that cybersecurity threats pose strategic risks to their organizations…. Read more »

Lockheed Helps Nonprofit Add Cyber Standards Into Open Source Platform; Rohan Amin Comments

Lockheed Helps Nonprofit Add Cyber Standards Into Open Source Platform; Rohan Amin Comments

Lockheed Martin has partnered with the Open Information Security Foundation to integrate cybersecurity standards into OISF’s open source intrusion detection and intrusion prevention platform for automated sharing of cyber threat data. The company… Read more »

Mohamed Abdelhak: IBM, Mobily to Help Review Saudi Ministry’s Data Protection Strategy

Mohamed Abdelhak: IBM, Mobily to Help Review Saudi Ministry’s Data Protection Strategy

Saudi Arabia’s education ministry has selected IBM and Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) to look at how the country’s school system can strengthen its information security by using the companies’ assessment tools. Mohamed… Read more »

Jim Reno: CA to Help Security Consortium Partners Hit ‘Zero-Friction’ Authentication

Jim Reno: CA to Help Security Consortium Partners Hit ‘Zero-Friction’ Authentication

CA Technologies has joined a cybersecurity alliance that seeks to craft multi-factor authentication standards for securing online transactions. The company sought to bring its experience in securing identities and data… Read more »

David Cronin: Booz Allen Offers Guidelines to Help Utilities Fight Cyber Threats

David Cronin: Booz Allen Offers Guidelines to Help Utilities Fight Cyber Threats

Booz Allen Hamilton has created a set of guidelines for energy companies to protect infrastructures from cyber attacks and to help operators comply with security standards established by the North… Read more »

IBM Unveils Threat, Data Defense Tools; Kristin Lovejoy Comments

IBM Unveils Threat, Data Defense Tools; Kristin Lovejoy Comments

IBM has introduced two security tools that the company built to help large enterprise customers safeguard their data and systems from cyber threats, USA Today reported Monday. Elizabeth Weise writes… Read more »

Vormetric’s Damian Harvey: IT Pros Not Yet Fully Aware of Insider Threat Impact

Vormetric’s Damian Harvey: IT Pros Not Yet Fully Aware of Insider Threat Impact

Damian Harvey, country manager for Australia and New Zealand at Vormetric, said Australian information technology professionals have yet to become fully aware of the damage an insider threat could bring to… Read more »

Tech Association Responds to Proposed Cyber Requirements for Gov’t Contractors

Tech Association Responds to Proposed Cyber Requirements for Gov’t Contractors

The Telecommunications Industry Association has submitted comments to the General Services Administration on a proposal to adopt cybersecurity standards for the federal acquisition and contracting process, FCW reported Tuesday. Mark… Read more »

SafeNet: Global Data Breaches Up 200% in Q1 2014

SafeNet: Global Data Breaches Up 200% in Q1 2014

SafeNet‘s Breach Level Index report indicates that hackers stole more than 200 million records in the first quarter of 2014, a 233 percent increase as compared to the same period… Read more »

Christopher Zannetos: Employee Education, Access Mgmt Can Support IT Security Teams

Christopher Zannetos: Employee Education, Access Mgmt Can Support IT Security Teams

A new survey from Courion evaluated how the role of the information technology executive has changed and how the executive’s team tam function as a support system, Christopher Zannetos, president and… Read more »

Ed Hammersla: Raytheon Applied Customer Feedback to Update Cyber, Insider Threat Tool

Ed Hammersla: Raytheon Applied Customer Feedback to Update Cyber, Insider Threat Tool

Raytheon worked with user feedback on previous versions of an insider threat and policy management product to include new features in an upgraded package. The company built PUMA Policy Pack… Read more »

Verizon’s Janet Brumfield: Enterprises Should Consider Partnering With MSSPs

Verizon’s Janet Brumfield: Enterprises Should Consider Partnering With MSSPs

Verizon Enterprise Solutions recommends that companies partner with a managed security service provider to defend their networks against cyberattacks as they turn to technologies such as mobility, big data and cloud. Janet… Read more »

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