Tag: National Cybersecurity Institute

The Community College Cybersecurity Summit (or 3CS) was held in Pittsburg in July. This conference, while targeted at community colleges offered several sessions that would appeal to university faculty, cybersecurity practitioners, and government. What differentiates this conference from most other cybersecurity conferences is the wealth of hands-on, innovative, and collaborative sessions. This is the place …

The National Cyber Summit (NCS) June 7-9, 2016 in Huntsville, Alabama was one of the best cybersecurity conferences I have attended. The conference included many sessions ranging from paper presentations, new technology overviews, and hands-on workshop sessions. The keynote speakers were knowledgeable, funny, and engaging, and included Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, Commander US Army Cyber …

When we think of the impact of the Internet on our daily lives, we can’t help but be astonished at the breadth and depth of the effect it has on all aspects of our world. For the vast majority of us, the Web is our means of accessing Internet resources. The Web employs an innovative …

What Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s are to credit ratings of companies, companies such as  FICO and Bitsight are becoming to cyber risk ratings for companies. Businesses have relied on credit ratings to determine investment risk levels and now companies are relying on rating companies to have a standard bench mark of cyber risk.  This …

The automotive industry’s cyber threat information sharing organization, Auto-ISAC, recently announced its best practices for cybersecurity measures for automobiles. The best practices are intended for all manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive industry, regardless of size. The organization states they built in flexibility for implementation by a range of companies. Auto-ISAC is a member of …

Welcome to Week 3 of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. If you have been participating in the National Cybersecurity Institute’s NCSAM activities, you have probably learned a little more about cybersecurity and your role in making the world’s digital landscape a little safer. The focus of Week 3’s activities is phishing. <a href=”https://www.excelsior.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/the-national-cybersecurity-institute-is-using-the-events-of-this-month-t_2069_40089636_0_14118660_500.jpg”><img class=”size-medium wp-image-6046″ src=”https://www.excelsior.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/the-national-cybersecurity-institute-is-using-the-events-of-this-month-t_2069_40089636_0_14118660_500-300×206.jpg” …

In congruity with the Department of Homeland Security’s nationwide initiative to promote a unified cybersecurity effort, the National Cybersecurity Institute is hosting daily podcasts that discuss information security topics. For Week 2 of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, NCI would like to focus on the podcast entitled “Encryption.” This topic is one of the most important when …

Careful what you search for… Until Edward Snowden blew the whistle on government spying, most Americans were blissfully unaware of how much of our personal lives is monitored by ‘Big Brother’ in the guise of national security. His alarming revelations made headlines for several news cycles, but it appears that computer users and the government …

The headlines regarding the newest cyber craze ‘Pokémon Go’ can be very troubling: “Armed Robbers Used ‘Pokémon Go’ App to Lure Victims, Police Say” “Sex offender nabbed playing ‘Pokémon Go’ with kid” “Death by Pokémon? Public safety fears mount as ‘Pokémon Go’ craze continues” “Pokémon pandemonium: Fake monsters spark real safety fears” ‘Pokémon Go’ started …