Tag: National Cybersecurity Institute

In the past decade the cybersecurity community has seen hackers progress steadily from breaching big box stores and the media industry to sensitive government files and even the White House. Breaches such as Target and Home Depot became so commonplace that new attacks were often greeted by the public with a collective yawn. Media breaches …

Cybersecurity has become a central focus in the present digital landscape. According to AdWeek, there has been a 176 percent increase in the number of cyberattacks since 2010. As hackers grow more confident and improve their infiltration techniques, companies, individuals and the government run the risk of losing large sums of money and valuable data. The dramatic increase …

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For some time we have been told that diversity in an organization leads to differing perspectives on how problems can be solved and new opportunities taken advantage of. Malcolm Forbes is quoted as saying that diversity is “the art of thinking independently together”. Andy Wright, VP of advertising at the New York Times said “Diversity …

I have written several times about the experience of teaching information security in the classroom, both in the brick and mortar and online environments. My focus has always been on the student and the ways I try to make it interesting and practical for them, the challenges faced in teaching security procedures that may have …

In June 2015 and as part of the NCI’s Initiative for Women in Cybersecurity, (IWICS), Dr. Jane LeClair hosted Ms. Tracy Rager. Tracy is the Manager of Networks and Security for the Global Security Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois. She directs a team responsible for networking, server and application management, and …

The cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has finally resulted in the resignation of Katherine Archuleta as Director of that agency. According to news reports she offered her resignation to President Obama today and it was accepted by him. Her resignation comes only a day after it was announced that over 21 …

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) primary focus is to protect American consumers. One of the many ways they do this is to provide education to businesses on topics such as data security. The FTC recently released a great tool for businesses – Start with Security: A Guide for Business. This 20 page publication provides tips …

While it seems that at times the movement of women into the C-Suite is glacial at best, in fact…it is. According to a recent report there are only 13 women in the 200 top paid CEOs in the nation. Interestingly, technologies are very well represented in that top tier of women….perhaps one more reason women …

Is China’s Hand in the Cookie Jar? Yesterday the White House announced that massive amounts of personal information about federal employees had been exposed due to a breach of government data bases with nearly 3 million records that may have been lost to hackers. Originally the indications were that only data regarding employees in the …