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  • Forcepoint-Ponemon Institute Study: IT Operations & Security Managers Predict Insider Threat Growth - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Forcepoint-Ponemon Institute Study: IT Operations & Security Managers Predict Insider Threat Growth

    Forcepoint and the Ponemon Institute have released a cybersecurity study that discovered 91 percent of the 742 surveyed commercial and federal information technology operations and security managers predict an equal amount or continued growth of insider threats will be faced by their respective organizations. Forcepoint said Tuesday the “Insecurity of Privileged Users” study compared data sets from 2011 […] More

  • HPE's Earl Matthews: Leadership, Culture Key for Public-Sector Cybersecurity Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    HPE’s Earl Matthews: Leadership, Culture Key for Public-Sector Cybersecurity Programs

    Earl Matthews, a vice president at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has said agencies and companies should create a workplace culture that will encourage employees to be more aware of cybersecurity risks at the organizations, GCN reported Wednesday. Derek Major writes Matthews, VP of enterprise security solutions for HPE’s U.S. public sector business, told FireEye‘s Insider Threat Summit Tuesday he believes that a cybersecurity […] More

  • ISACA Surveys IT Pros on Cyber Threats, Data Sharing, Skills Gap - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ISACA Surveys IT Pros on Cyber Threats, Data Sharing, Skills Gap

    ISACA has polled 2,920 information technology professionals across 121 countries in order to determine their top security concerns, views on government-industry threat information exchange and IT talent recruitment efforts at their organizations. The trade group said Monday IT professionals have ranked social engineering, insider and advanced persistent threats as their organizations’ most pressing concerns for […] More

  • Raytheon|Websense Releases Top Cyber Risk Predictions for 2016 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon|Websense Releases Top Cyber Risk Predictions for 2016

    Raytheon|Websense reports Internet of Things devices, mobile payment technology, generic top-level domains, data theft prevention, cybersecurity insurance and hacktivism are some of the trends information technology professionals should watch for in 2016. The company said Wednesday hacktivists could target political campaigns, platforms and candidates for next year’s U.S. presidential race with social engineering tactics. The adoption of […] More

  • Mobile Malware Report Predicts 'Significant' Uptick in Cellphone Attacks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mobile Malware Report Predicts 'Significant' Uptick in Cellphone Attacks

    On the heels of a recent study warning about mobile malware emerging as the new frontier of cyber crime comes another report that discusses the evolution of both smart devices and the threats that target them. The “Smartphone Malware Report,” by Panda Security and Spain’s National Cyber-Security Advisory Council, follows the historical milestones of mobile […] More

  • QinetiQ NA Unveils Social Engineering Detection Product - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    QinetiQ NA Unveils Social Engineering Detection Product

    Your organization’s network and systems may be hacker proof, but are your employees? QinetiQ North America today unveiled a security solution designed for government customers to detect  social engineering attacks, through the use of Email Intent Analysis, real-time URL, link analysis and high-value target protection. The Social Engineering Protection Appliance, or SEPA, helps protect government […] More

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    Two New Malware Strains Attack Facebook, IM

    New scams conducted via Facebook and Twitter have been wreaking havoc on users in the last several days, PandaLabs reported. The first one, Asprox.N, has been identified as a Trojan sent via email informing users their Facebook account is being used to distribute spam. For that reason, the user’s login credentials have been changed. The […] More

  • Cyber Experts: Espionage, APTs, Malware among Most Dangerous Cyber Threats - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Experts: Espionage, APTs, Malware among Most Dangerous Cyber Threats

    Although cybersecurity experts have their separate ideas on what the most pressing Internet security concern is, they generally agree on one thing: The threat landscape is evolving into more attacks of increasing sophistication. Here, 10 industry insiders offer their insight into what they believe are the most dangerous cyber threats, ranging from social engineering to […] More

  • Simple Economics is the Answer to Cyber Attacks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Simple Economics is the Answer to Cyber Attacks

    Carefully crafted targeted attacks using social engineering can be extremely difficult for users to detect. However, despite the rise in the use of social engineering, most people are still receiving generic spam campaigns instead. Why? Economics provides the answer, according to a Microsoft researcher speaking at the at the WEIS 2010 workshop. “The profit is […] More

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