Monday , 15 October 2018


Awareness – seriously?

By Victoria Guilloit, Awareness & Education Manager at John Lewis Partnership and finalist in the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards. I’m going to address the question of how we get staff to take security awareness (and by ‘security awareness’ I mean Cyber/Information/IT and Physical) more seriously, and it should come as no surprise that it’s all down to the planning… Let ... Read More »

5 Enterprise Cybersecurity Threats and How to Minimize Them

The top companies of generations ago didn’t have to worry about cybersecurity because the internet didn’t exist yet. Because it’s so prevalent in our society now, criminals turn to the online realm to wage war against victims — and often target entire organizations in the process. It’s essential for business leaders to be aware of potential cybersecurity threats to enterprises ... Read More »

CISO Chat – Shaan Mulchandani, Chief Global Security Strategy Officer at Aricent

Shaan Mulchandani, Chief Global Security Strategy Officer at Aricent,

Ever wondered what the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) encompasses? To put it simply, they are the guardians and protectors of everything information security related to a business. However, the tasks are far from simple as their teams work around the clock to respond to incidences that directly affect the safety of the company and its data. ... Read More »

Why Health Care Gets Such Flak for Its Cybersecurity

The health care industry is consistently under attack thanks to cybercriminals who eagerly attempt to snatch valuable data, costing organizations substantial financial and reputational damage. People often weigh in and wonder why the overall industry can’t sufficiently beef up its cybersecurity strategies. However, the headlines they see that alert the public about breaches and other issues don’t tell the whole ... Read More »

16,500 Student Loan Borrowers’ Information Exposed in Data Leak

Data sent to a third-party vendor that was not authorized to receive it led to a data breach involving 16,500 people associated with student loans. The affected company is Access Group Education Lending, and the company became aware of the situation on March 23. What Kind of Information Was Leaked? The public doesn’t know the third-party vendor’s name, but the ... Read More »

Cybersecurity Experts Put Burden of Hacking Protection on Device Makers, Not Users

Two new reports from lead author Professor Nick Jennings of Imperial College London and other cybersecurity experts assert that device manufacturers have a larger burden to protect consumers from cybersecurity attacks than the device users themselves. The report points out that although it’s important for users to be as proactive as possible in that regard, many people don’t know the ... Read More »

There Are Some Big Problems With This Data Breach Bill. Retailers Want Them Fixed.

We are reaping the proverbial whirlwind of our long years of relentless technological advancement. Cyber-insecurity and constant data breaches are some of the growing pains of digital and wireless technologies. And even now, the private and public sectors can’t seem to agree on how to solve it or how bad things need to get before we do. An illustrative example ... Read More »

Cybersecurity Is About More Than Reacting to Attacks

Reacting quickly to cyberattacks is a vital aspect of cybersecurity. A prompt response can be the difference between minimal damage and catastrophic data loss. Additionally, cybersecurity experts value the importance of preventive and offensive measures, whose presence is as important, if not more so, for cybersecurity professionals to master as a quick response. A quick, effective response combines with preventive ... Read More »

Changes Made to White House Security Clearance Policies

The recent history of security clearances in the Trump White House has raised eyebrows. Jared Kushner’s clearance application contained errors and omissions of a type “never seen” by some who are close to the approval process for clearances. Another recent headline saw questions raised about Rob Porter — the former White House staff secretary — and why he was granted ... Read More »

Data Breach Risks 2.9 Million Norwegians’ Health Care Information

Norway was among the latest successful targets for cybercriminals, and this recent attack involved health information. The victimized organization was Health South-East RHF, which manages hospitals in nine Norwegian counties in the southeastern part of the country. It received a notification on Jan. 8 when HelseCERT, a computer response team for the health sector, advised the company of suspicious traffic ... Read More »