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Remote Workforce Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Remote Workforce Cybersecurity Concerns Grow

Business Executives Have Concern About Remote Workplace Cybersecurity Remote Workforce Cybersecurity is a growing concern for businesses who are adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Although many tools are available to secure vital data, the remote employee still poses the greatest threat.  The challenge therefore is to train employees how to regularly use effective cybersecurity practices.

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International Bans on Huawei
Cyber Security

International Bans on Huawei Increasing

International bans on Huawei technologies are increasing in the midst of rapidly changing world opinion.  The United States has long held that Huawei products are a threat to information security.  Now the United Kingdom and members of the European Union are voicing those concerns as well.  Because Huawei is a leader in emerging 5G technologies

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Organizational Cyber Resiliency Report
Cyber Security

Organizational Cyber Resiliency Report

IBM Security has released its organizational cyber resiliency report for 2020.  This year’s report, based on research from the Ponemon Institute is based on a survey of IT and cybersecurity experts from around the world.  The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) defines cyber resiliency as a merging of systems engineering, resilience engineering, and

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Mobile Banking Apps Warning
Cyber Security

Mobile Banking Apps Warning from the FBI

Mobile Banking Apps Warning The FBI issued a mobile banking apps warning on June 10, 2020.  Many people are now switching over to mobile bank apps to limit visits to the bank during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The agency is concerned that this increased usage presents opportunities for exploitation from cyber actors.  The chief concern is

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Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Practices

Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Guidance for Industrial Control System (ICS) Cybersecurity was released on May 22, 2020.  This two page infographic is a joint release from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).  This release addresses the urgent need for owners and

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report
Cyber Security

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report – Grim

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report – March 2020 The Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report, released in March 2020, paints a grim picture of the level of cyber vulnerability in the United States.  It stresses the need for immediate action from both the public and private sectors to deter looming catastrophe.  The report focuses on strategic approaches to

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cybersecurity alert for healthcare
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Alert for Healthcare and Essential Services

Cybersecurity Alert Issued by United States and United Kingdom A cybersecurity alert for healthcare and essential services was filed jointly by the United States and the United Kingdom.   The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued the alert on May 5, 2020.  These agencies have detected

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apple email app vulnerabilities
Cyber Security

Apple Email App Vulnerabilities in iPhone and iPad

Apple Email App Vulnerabilities Found in Over Half a Billion Devices Apple Email App Vulnerabilities in iPhone and iPad were reported by ZecOps, a mobile security forensics company on April 20, 2020.  These vulnerabilities have existed since the release of iPhone 5 in September of 2012.  The vulnerabilities allows attackers to remotely infect a device

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North Korean Cyber Threat
Cyber Security

North Korean Cyber Threat Guidance

U.S. Government Provides Guidance on North Korean Cyber Threat Guidance was provided on the North Korean cyber threat by the U.S. Departments of State, the Treasury, Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on April 15, 2020.  North Korea, formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) continues to pose a significant

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coronavirus and cybersecurity issues
Cyber Security

Coronavirus and Cybersecurity Issues

Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Exploited During Coronavirus Crisis Businesses are being strained during the Coronavirus epidemic and Cybersecurity Issues are on the rise.  Cyber criminals and hostile nation states are wasting little time in exploiting the vulnerabilities this crisis has created.  Remote Work Protocols Working remotely has been growing at an exponential rate.  While cybersecurity can be

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FBI Investigating HHS Cyberattack
Cyber Security

FBI Investigating HHS Cyberattack

The FBI Investigating HHS Cyberattack During Coronavirus Crisis The AP reported that Attorney General William Barr has announced that the FBI is investigating the HHS Cyberattack that took place on March 16, 2020 for the involvement of foreign governments.  The incident that was originally reported on Sunday March 16, 2020 by Bloomberg, involved a cyberattack

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Concerns for Business Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Concerns for Business Cybersecurity Capabilities

Business Cybersecurity Report Card for 2019 There are growing concerns for business cybersecurity to meet the challenges of today’s hostile environment.  The international insurance underwriter Hiscox recently released its Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2019 and the news was not good.  The report showed that the number of cyber attacks has increased and that businesses of

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ISMS System
Cyber Security

ISMS System – 27k1 Ltd appoint CVG Strategy LLC

17th February 2020 – Company Announcement       27k1 Ltd Appoint CVG Strategy LLC as First, US Reseller of 27k1 ISMS System According to the latest ISO 2018 Survey, demand for ISO/IEC 27001 certification in the US has increased by 37% since 2017. Given this growth trajectory and recognizing that ISO 27001 is the

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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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