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Renewed national focus on cybersecurity?

February 17, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

Results from our recent News Poll on the impact of the new administration on the security industry, as well as the new administration’s recent National Security Council (NSC) appointments, got me thinking about the continued urgency for a stronger national cybersecurity posture here in the U.S., especially in light of the SolarWinds incident that the government is still trying to unravel. The truth is, we have known for some time now that nefarious actors can, and have been able to, get...

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Will the new administration be good for security?

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Will the new administration be good for security?

February 17, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As with every change in administration, the impact, either good or bad, on the security industry is something that has been hotly debated in this column before, and one that is at the heart of this month’s News Poll. The SolarWinds cyber incident has put additional stress on the urgency to shore up our national cyber defenses, and the new administration has made a number of appointments to bolster national cybersecurity, possibly signaling a renewed focus on both cyber...

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Approach cybersecurity like it’s the Super Bowl, everyday

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Approach cybersecurity like it’s the Super Bowl, everyday

February 6, 2021Jeremy Rasmussen

TAMPA BAY—This year’s Super Bowl will be very different from years past given the impact of COVID-19. Only a fraction of the seats will be filled at Raymond James Stadium, which changes the dynamics for players and fans. As a resident of Tampa, and a Buccaneers fan, this is an exciting time for our city. But there’s also concern about the potential for domestic terrorism and law enforcement is on high alert. While there is a lot of attention on physical security surrounding the...

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Cybersecurity On The Editor's Desk

Cybersecurity shortfall a national emergency

January 27, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

The cybersecurity industry is currently facing a monumental shortfall in security professionals. That is the urgent message sounded from the latest (ISC)2 report from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, which noted, “There is a lack of capable, fresh, new talent within the industry. Talent that is vital to uphold national cyber defense capabilities.” This is sobering news following the recent SolarWinds attack, among other noteworthy national breaches. In...

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Monitoring Matters

Fighting another “pandemic”

December 16, 2020Cory Harris, Managing Editor

As we look ahead to 2021, security companies continue to take care of customers dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, while also battling a cyber pandemic that saw a record surge in data leaks in 2020. According to a report recently released by Atlas VPN, analysis based on Risk Based Security data reveals that exposed data hit a record 36.1 billion in the first three quarters of 2020. This record number of data leaks is more than two times higher than all of 2019 and makes up more than...

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Ross & Baruzzini grows security practice with addition of cybersecurity expert

December 2, 2020SSN Staff

ST. LOUIS—Ross & Baruzzini, a global technology design and consultancy firm, has added cybersecurity expert Anca Pop-Charles. As an information security, compliance and IT consultant, Pop-Charles brings expertise in risk assessment and mitigation, cybersecurity, policy and procedure development, information security and compliance programs to help clients respond to cybersecurity threats and strengthen their security position. Before joining Ross & Baruzzini, Pop-Charles founded and was...

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SecurXperts approved as vendor for DoD Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC) marketplace

October 21, 2020SSN Staff

BALTIMORE, Md.—The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB), named SecurXperts as an approved vendor to participate in the certification, accreditation and licensing process for the companies that will play critical roles in the CMMC ecosystem. Early this year, the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) released the first iteration of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework, which requires DoD contractors and subcontractors to obtain third-party...

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News Poll: Readers weigh in on web security, safety for children

October 21, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The article “Technology and Trafficking: the tick-tocking time bomb” by Elisa Mula, founder, EMD Designs Inc., and Min Kyriannis, managing director of EMD/JMK and co-president of the Women in International Security (WIIS) New York, opened our eyes to a real reality that is potentially affecting the safety and security of our children. In this month’s New Poll, we asked readers for their thoughts on this important but seldom looked at topic that revolves...

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Hanwha receives UL Cybersecurity certification for Wisenet 7 cameras

September 25, 2020SSN Staff

TEANECK, N.J.—Hanwha Techwin America, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, announced that it has received the UL CAP (Cybersecurity Assurance Program) certification for its recently-launched range of IP cameras featuring Wisenet 7 SoC (System on Chip). The UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) aims to minimize risks by creating standardized, testable criteria for assessing software vulnerabilities and weaknesses in embedded products and systems. This helps...

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Cybersecurity accrediting body approves first 11 LPPs

September 23, 2020SSN Staff

BALTIMORE, Md.—The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB), which serves as the authorized training, credentialing and accreditation ecosystem for CMMC, has just named the first 11 Licensed Partner Publishers (LPPs) to join the CMMC-AB ecosystem. “This is just the first wave of organizations that will support the certification process with training curricula. This is exciting for us because we now have partners that are in this with us together and can...

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