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Prepare for cybersecurity assessments from your customers

September 7, 2021Rob Simopoulos

PORTLAND, Maine—When a cyberattack occurs, it’s rarely an isolated occurrence. A single cybersecurity incident at one organization creates a ripple effect — impacting vendors, service providers, customers, and many others throughout the supply chain. Enterprise organizations now realize that their service providers — the smaller vendors they do business with every day — may be a potential weak link or even a gateway to a breach. Enter the vendor cybersecurity assessment...

Cybersecurity, Defendify, Rob Simopoulos


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On The Editor's Desk

The war on cyber …

August 25, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

There is one thing cybersecurity experts can guarantee … no sorry, it’s not invincibility against an attack! It is, unfortunately, an assurance that cyberattacks – in their many shapes, forms, sizes and intensity – will continue for the foreseeable future, ad nauseum! But that doesn’t mean we have to take it sitting down. The cybersecurity world, and security professionals as well, need to continue to do their part to stay one step ahead of these cybercriminals,...

Cybersecurity, Honeywell


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Legacy Systems: Rip and Replace or Keep Them Going?

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Legacy Systems: Rip and Replace or Keep Them Going?

August 25, 2021Antoinette King

The present state of digital dependency is often referred to as Industry 4.0. This next phase industrial revolution includes reliance on automation and data exchange for systems to operate efficiently, to provide business intelligence, and for national security intelligence. Some of these systems include cyber-physical systems, commercial and consumer Internet of Things (IoT), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This latest industrial revolution sits on the heels of the “Digital...

Antoinette King, Credo Cyber Consulting, Cybersecurity, Legacy Systems


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Monitoring Matters

Paying the Price for Security

August 18, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

And the ransomware attacks just keep on coming. Add Fortune 500 company Accenture to the ongoing list of major companies that have been victimized and compromised in recent months as the Dublin, Ireland-based global cyber consulting firm was breached last week by a cyber threat using a strain of ransomware known as LockBit. Reports indicate that the hackers, known as LockBit 2.0, demanded $50 million in exchange for the more than 6TB of Accenture’s data they stole. A threatening message...

Cybersecurity, Ransomware


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U.S. a favorite target for DDoS attacks, study shows

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U.S. a favorite target for DDoS attacks, study shows

August 9, 2021SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—Approximately 65 percent of all distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are directed at the US or UK, according to the data analyzed by Atlas VPN, which noted that cybercriminals are taking advantage of vulnerabilities created with more people working remotely during the pandemic. The report shows that:  65% of all DDoS attacks target US and UK The United States was a target of 35% of all DDoS attacks in June 2021. The United Kingdom comes second as it...

cyberattacks, Cybersecurity, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks


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Monitoring Matters

Information Sharing is Caring?

July 28, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

Voluntary vs. Required. That debate regarding the sharing or reporting of vital information emerged in recent days after another salvo in the war on cyberattacks was fired in Washington, D.C. Last week, a bipartisan group of senators, led by Mark Warner (D-Va.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine), introduced a bill, titled the Cyber Incident Notification Act of 2021, that requires all federal agencies, contractors, and organizations considered critical to U.S. national security...

cyberattacks, Cybersecurity, legislative affairs


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Cybersecurity is critical to our path forward

July 21, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—You’ve read the news. Cyberattacks have crippled the United States at such a rapid pace over the past year. Beginning with SolarWinds in 2020, hackers from other countries have penetrated IT systems of major companies and perpetrated ransomware attacks and data breaches that have devastated our nation’s critical infrastructure. In May, Colonial Pipeline was the victim of a ransomware attack at the hands of cybercriminal group DarkSide in what was arguably the...

Cybersecurity, Sam May, Steel Root


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Cybersecurity guru Antoinette King launches consulting firm

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Cybersecurity guru Antoinette King launches consulting firm

July 2, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y.—Antoinette King, PSP, DPPS, has certainly made her mark in the security industry for more than 20 years. Now, she is branching out on her own with a new venture focused on cybersecurity. On July 1, 2021, King launched her own consulting firm, Credo Cyber Consulting LLC, with the goal of helping organizations understand how to tie their physical security and cybersecurity objectives to their mission. “I started this journey in cybersecurity about three years ago...

Antoinette King, Cybersecurity


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Cybersecurity

New study links employee sentiment to security posture

June 29, 2021SSN Staff

MADISON, Wis.—Is there a direct link between employee sentiment and security posture? A new report from Infosec, a cybersecurity education company, reveals a significant variation of security culture by industry, department and organization size relative to employee perceptions and sentiments toward cybersecurity best practices and policies The new report, Cybersecurity Culture —Quantified, found that a strong cybersecurity culture, an organization’s collective awareness, attitudes...

Cybersecurity, InfoSec


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Genetec warns of cyber vulnerabilities of legacy systems

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Genetec warns of cyber vulnerabilities of legacy systems

June 25, 2021SSN Staff

MONTRÉAL—“Legacy access control systems use outdated technology that leaves them vulnerable to cyber threats, and can cause damage beyond the door,” cautions Thibault Louvet, Director - Access Control Product Group at Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions. According to a report from IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach is US$3.9...

Access Control Technologies, Cybersecurity, Genetec


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