3 Ways to Prepare Your Business for GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU and is scheduled to take effect in less than a year, on 25 May 2018. The UK’s Business Matters magazine recommends establishing how your organization deals […]

NISPOM 2 Mandates Training to Mitigate Insider Risk

In recent years, we have seen multiple high profile classified data leaks involving government staff and contractors. These leaks highlight the potential for insiders to harm national security interests and has driven the federal government to require insider threat training for contractors, among other initiatives. For insights on the minimum level of security and training required by […]

Data breach costs are dropping, but still $3.62 million on average, report says

Financial losses from data breaches may be starting to drop: The average cost of a data breach worldwide is now $3.62 million, down 10% from last year, according to a new study from IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute. Read about a new study by IBM Security and Ponemon Institute which found that data breach […]

The internet of things: The cyber security risks and how to protect against them

Recently, the UK’s National Health Service encountered a devastating multi-national cyber-attack. Investigators have since discovered that this was only a small part of a simultaneous attack with over 57,000 ‘infections’ found in 99 countries across the world. Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan were the top targets and UK Prime Minister Theresa May called the attacks “unprecedented”. […]

Report lays out cybersecurity risks

Researchers delved into 2016 cybersecurity threats and found the length of time between detection and intrusion is now 80 days; that is up from 41 days in 2015. The good news is that once security threats are detected, it’s much easier to contain the problems. For instance, the average containment time was 2.5 days from […]

A record number of Americans are avoiding crowds due to terrorism fears

Terrorism is driving Americans out of the public square in record numbers. A new Gallup poll reveals that 38 percent of Americans are less willing to attend large events because of concerns over terrorist attacks. That represents an increase of 11 points in the span of 6 years and the highest percentage ever recorded for […]

Number of displaced persons hits records, jeopardizing global security

A record number of displaced persons are seeking refuge from violence and political instability, and that doesn’t bode well for international peace and security. Global conflicts displaced more than 65 million people in 2016 alone, according to the Global Trends report, published by UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency. Refugees from South Sudan exceeded half […]

Security experts assess the terror threat in Europe

Terrorism won’t be disappearing any time soon, say European security experts. Brussels security consultant and former French agent Claude Moniquet also said that while further attacks are inevitable, most of them will be perpetrated by ‘amateurs’ who inflict only minor harm. That is, perhaps, one reason Belgium’s Crisis Centre has refused to raise the country […]

Alert Issued for Potential Cyber Attacks on Media, Aerospace, and Finance Sectors

Digital opportunism is playing an unprecedented role in the state-sponsored global virtual battlefront for financial and political gain.  During the last year, we saw an increase in politically-motivated state-sponsored cyber attacks. If our adversaries are using cyber means as part of a multifaceted campaign for political influence, then they will likely seek to leverage cyber […]

Google’s 4-step plan to counter terrorist-related content

Google’s plan to counter online terrorist propaganda and recruitment includes cutting-edge tools like AI software that can identify terrorist-related content and Jigsaw, a system that re-directs terrorist-related searches to anti-terrorist content. The tech giant is also pouring more resources into traditional strategies, such as its Trusted Flagger program. Read more about Google’s plan to tackle […]