The last couple of days my browser took FOREVER to load and I kept thinking I am getting so impatient. Reading the NYT Technology section this morning I was “relieved” to hear that it wasn’t my imagination. The Web just went through its biggest attack…ever! An escalating cyberattack involving an antispam group (Spamhaus) and a shadowy group of attackers has now affected millions of people across the Internet. You too? On March 26, security engineers [...]
CIOs and their chief security officers will be forced to reassess their online strategies in light of the discovery of Flame, a new piece of malware larger and more sophisticated than the Stuxnet virus that disabled Iranian nuclear facilities, and described by one expert as “an industrial vacuum cleaner for sensitive information.” They are also likely to be called upon by their boards to explain what the virus means to their companies. Russian security firm [...]
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month…What Are You Doing To Make Your Online Experience Safer?!?!
Today’s world is more interconnected than ever before. Everything from online shopping to social networking to providing basic utilities requires the reliability and security of the Internet. Increased interconnectivity has many advantages, but it has also increased the risk of theft, fraud, and abuse to individuals, businesses, communities, and governments. This month is also the first anniversary of DHS’s Stop.Think.Connect Campaign, an ongoing national public awareness effort to engage and challenge Americans to join practice and [...]