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Infrastructure and Manufacturing Cyberattacks
Cyber Security

Infrastructure and Manufacturing Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks Strike Infrastructure and Manufacturing Infrastructure and manufacturing concerns pose tempting targets for cyberattacks.  When considering Cyber Security first thought usually go to computers and information technology but industrial devices and processes can fall victims to attacks.  On February 18, 2020 the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reported on a

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Economic Espionage by China
Cyber Security

Economic Espionage by China Threatens US Businesses

Economic Espionage by China Effects Businesses and Citizens of the U.S. Economic Espionage efforts by China continue to pose a serious threat to the United States.  On February 10, 2020 BBC News reported that the US Department of Justice has charged members of the People’s Republic of China’s military with the 2017 Equifax cyberattack that

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NSO Group Under Investigation
Cyber Security

NSO Group Under Investigation by the FBI

The FBI is Investigating NSO Group for Personal and Government Hacks The Israeli based NSO Group is under investigation concerning possible attacks on United States citizens and companies by the FBI.   Reuters reported on January 30, 2020 that the probe, which has been active since 2017, concerns the infection of smartphones.  NSO Group creates products

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apple icloud full encryption
Cyber Security

Apple iCloud Full Encryption News Should Raise Concerns

Apple Drops Plans for iCloud Full Encryption As reported by Reuters on January 22, 2020, Apple has dropped plans for full encryption of the iCloud for iPhone users.  This was in response to complaints by the FBI that such encryption would harm investigations.  Certainly the need for the availability of data by law enforcement agencies

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cybersecurity strategy
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Strategy and Business Management

Having a Cybersecurity Strategy is Essential Having an effective cybersecurity strategy is a necessity in today’s business world.  News stories and alerts appear daily, informing us of yet another threat or data breach that has put at risk the valuable data and security of millions of people.  This endless pressure can lead to paralysis induced

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Mozilla Firefox Vulnerabilities
Cyber Security

Mozilla Firefox Vulnerabilities Show Need for Vigilance

High Profile Alerts Concerning Mozilla Firefox Vulnerabilities On January 8, 2020 the United States Department of Homeland Defense’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert concerning Mozilla Firefox vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities could allow external control of Mac and Windows computer operating systems by cyberattackers.  Mobile devices are not affected by this problem.  Mozilla

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Iranian Cybersecurity Threats
Cyber Security

Iranian Cybersecurity Threats Pose Increased Concern

The Truth About Iranian Cybersecurity Threats Given recent headlines, one might conclude that Iranian Cybersecurity threats were a new development.  In fact, Iran has been a player in the international cyber game since 2002 with the formation of the Ashiyane hacking forum to repress dissidents.  By 2007, government backed organizations had begun to develop sophisticated

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Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Threats

Cybersecurity Threats Cybersecurity threats continue to evolve.  In its 2018 Cyber Incident Breach Trends Report the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) listed some of the latest trends.  The report found that 95 percent of all breaches could have been easily prevented through simple and common-sense approaches to improving security.  The following are some of the more

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Export Compliance, ITAR, and EAR
Cyber Security

Export Compliance, ITAR, and EAR

Export Compliance, ITAR, and EAR Export Compliance can be a daunting task, but recent events illustrate the importance of vigilance.  On Tuesday, July 23, 2019 the Department of Justice indicted four Chinese nationals and a Chinese company for conspiracy to defraud the United States and evade sanctions.  The indictment alleges that the defendants sought to

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