May 22, 2019
Providing remote access to anyone—vendors, contractors or the most valued customers—can be very risky business, yet it’s often promoted as a way to help shorten unplanned downtime with remote troubleshooting. One means of risk reduction is two-factor authentication technology, which is designed to enable secure connectivity and future-proof breach prevention across an organization.
May 22, 2019
Cyber-attacks on industrial control systems (ICSs) are no longer a hypothetical. As pieced together by the Wall Street Journal, in 2017, Russian hackers attacked a small construction company, exploiting the organization’s connections with utilities and government agencies. Through an integrator, the hackers accessed computer-network credentials, giving them the ability to get into computer systems that monitor […]
May 18, 2019
Cyber-attacks are a relentless threat facing your business. According to McAfee Lab’s Threat Report, nearly 500 new cyber threats emerged every minute in Q4 of last year. Considering the increasingly risky cyber environment, is it ever possible to truly know which devices, applications and users you can trust?
January 2, 2019
What do the city of Atlanta, the Port of Barcelona, Spain and the Port of San Diego have in common? They all have been victims of ransomware attacks this year.
September 25, 2018
Do you remember the days when OT (operational technology) and IT (information technology) departments operated independently? Both groups would go about their individual business operations, without any interaction or crossover.
September 24, 2018
When you hold the keys to the money, you become a prime target for cyberthieves. Malicious acts of cybercrime continue to plague financial institutions, with the Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report revealing that ransomware was found in 39 percent of cases where malware was identified.
August 6, 2018
We continue to see state, local and municipal agencies fall victim to malicious acts of cyber crime that bring operations to a grinding halt. In March 2018, Atlanta fell victim to a ransomware attack that caused unexpected outages on computers used for day-to-day operations and customer-facing applications, forcing employees to resort to old-school, manual processes.
July 16, 2018
The new paradigm emerging for cybersecurity is to never trust anyone at any time, at least for some federal agencies. “We’re in the process of implementing zero trust or near-zero trust,” said Andrew Orndorff, CISO and associate CIO for cybersecurity, Department of Transportation, during a panel at MeriTalk’s Zero Trust Cyber conference in June. “In the […]
July 10, 2018
Keeping pace with growing cyber threats is an uphill battle for Federal agencies as network complexity increases and the boundaries of networks extend to systems and devices not always under the control of their IT organizations. Most of today’s government networks are built to allow devices to access resources on the network, including devices from […]
April 5, 2018
Baltimore’s 911 system and a range of city services in Atlanta were hijacked in the past week.
April 5, 2018
Hacks against cities have dominated headlines over the last week, and officials are left with a difficult decision to make.
April 5, 2018
After battling the fallout from an Atlanta ransomware attack for five days, Mayor Keisha Bottoms said City Hall has finally begun to recover and turn systems back on.
April 5, 2018
Following am early-morning ransomware attack on March 22 that encrypted data across computers in Atlanta’s city government offices, the city is working with the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, Microsoft and Cisco’s incident cybersecurity response teams to determine the extent of the attack and unlock the computers.
February 6, 2018
It’s clear that financial institutions are prime targets for cyberattacks. According to a recent report from Thales, 42 percent of U.S. financial service institutions have already experienced a breach (that they know of), and 12 percent have been victims of multiple data breaches. The alarming reality is that attacks continue to bypass traditional cybersecurity solutions […]
January 23, 2018
When you think of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) data breaches and information security aren’t usually top of mind. But knowing just how disruptive innovation can be, the organizers of this event created an enterprise technology forum, CES Government, to discuss the impact of the latest tech on society. CES Government attracts some of the country’s best and […]
January 9, 2018
The most valuable asset without a doubt for healthcare organizations is patient data. The recent global WannaCry malware outbreak, one of the largest healthcare security threats on record, wreaked havoc on the healthcare industry. Major surgery operations and appointments were canceled and ambulances diverted away – not because of resources shortages, but because trusts were […]
December 20, 2017
The financial services industry has seen its share of cybersecurity breaches this year, with attacks like the Equifax hack affecting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. And if we’ve learned anything from the largest breach in U.S. history, it’s that the industry must move towards smarter cybersecurity practices in order to confront and prevent cyberattacks sooner. As Tom Gilbert, […]