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Can OT and IT securely coexist?

September 25, 2018

Can OT and IT securely coexist?

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.

How to Protect Yourself from the Next Vulnerability Before it Hits

September 24, 2018

How to Protect Yourself from the Next Vulnerability Before it Hits

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.

How to Stop the Cyber-threat Firefighting

August 6, 2018

How to Stop the Cyber-threat Firefighting

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.

Cyber Leaders from Department of Transportation and U.S. Navy Express Confidence in Zero Trust

July 16, 2018

Cyber Leaders from Department of Transportation and U.S. Navy Express Confidence in Zero Trust

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 […]

Feds Can Achieve Better Security Through Network Segmentation

July 10, 2018

Feds Can Achieve Better Security Through Network Segmentation

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 […]

To Pay or Not to Pay Hackers? Ransomware Poses a Dilemma for Governments

April 5, 2018

To Pay or Not to Pay Hackers? Ransomware Poses a Dilemma for Governments

Baltimore’s 911 system and a range of city services in Atlanta were hijacked in the past week.

The Government Ransomware Dilemma: To Pay or Not to Pay?

April 5, 2018

The Government Ransomware Dilemma: To Pay or Not to Pay?

Hacks against cities have dominated headlines over the last week, and officials are left with a difficult decision to make.

Five days after Atlanta ransomware attack, recovery begins

April 5, 2018

Five days after Atlanta ransomware attack, recovery begins

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.

Atlanta is the latest ransomware victim

April 5, 2018

Atlanta is the latest ransomware victim

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.

2018 Cybersecurity Trends You Need to Know Now

February 6, 2018

2018 Cybersecurity Trends You Need to Know Now

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 […]

CES 2018: Data Breaches and Information Security Top the Agenda Amidst Tech Hype

January 23, 2018

CES 2018: Data Breaches and Information Security Top the Agenda Amidst Tech Hype

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 […]

Defense in Depth Strategy Protects Healthcare Organizations from Cyber Attacks

January 9, 2018

Defense in Depth Strategy Protects Healthcare Organizations from Cyber Attacks

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 […]

Defense In Depth Strategy Provideds Financial Services The Protection Needed From Cyber Attacks

December 20, 2017

Defense In Depth Strategy Provideds Financial Services The Protection Needed From Cyber Attacks

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, […]