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Five Proactive Ways Organizations Can Avoid Cyber Security Threats in 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force organizations to transition to the cloud (a transition that will likely continue beyond the pandemic), they face growing cyber security challenges. Organizations that fail to be proactive about confronting these challenges are at an increased risk of falling victim to hackers and data breaches. According to Zack Schuler, […]

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U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Releases Update to Automotive Cyber Security Best Practices

As vehicles become more connected with high-tech computer systems and software, there’s increasing concern about cyber security. Many governments are beginning to issue automotive cyber security best practices and regulations. In June 2020, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) adopted a pair of automotive cyber security regulations into the World Forum for Harmonization […]

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Impacting Cyber Security Worldwide 

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of professionals into remote work all around the world. In so doing, it has created major opportunities for hackers. According to a recent international survey from SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc., a U.S.-based tech company, 48% of U.S. participants said they had been targeted with phishing emails, calls, or text […]

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Is Confidential Computing the Future of Cloud Security? 

In October, IBM announced plans to split the 109-year-old tech giant’s managed infrastructure services unit into a separate public company that will focus on cloud computing. Dubbed “NewCo,” the company plans to launch late next year in order for IBM to center its attention on artificial intelligence projects and its cloud platform. Since the Covid-19 […]

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Five Major Cyber Security Threats for Automakers

Currently, 200 million digitally “connected vehicles” are traversing the world’s roadways, according to a recent white paper from the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). By 2024, real-time traffic updates will be possible thanks to road infrastructure that will be digitally connected. By 2026, advanced vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) capabilities will help bring automated vehicles another step closer to […]

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Six Ways to Protect Against Autonomous Vehicle Cyber Attacks

Today, it’s relatively easy for cyber criminals to hack into connected vehicles. The reason being that they only need to exploit a single vulnerability within an autonomous car to gain access to the operating system—and possibly the entire network.  Demonstrating Autonomous Vehicle Cyber Attacks There are a number of examples demonstrating these vulnerabilities. In 2015, […]

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Creating Safer Interconnected Vehicles

Even today’s most sophisticated interconnected vehicles aren’t immune to cyber attacks. At the 2020 Black Hat Conference, a group of security researchers from the company Qihoo 360 demonstrated how they can hack a Mercedes-Benz E-Class car and remotely start its engine and open its doors. How Did They Do It? Using a testbench, the research […]

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Rush to Cloud Computing Raises Security Concerns

Demand for cloud computing is accelerating. In 2019, companies exceeded spending on in-house data center hardware and software for the first time. According to John Dinsdale, chief analyst at Synergy Research Group, in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, companies are paying an estimated $96.4 billion USD on cloud-based services. This year, the […]

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