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Cyber security training from IEEE

The Latest Worrisome Cyber Security Stats

In the absence of comprehensive cyber security training, cyber threats can wreak havoc on businesses in seconds, as the time from knowledge of vulnerability to release of exploit is shrinking. And yet, many organizations remain ill-equipped to handle security attacks as they happen across platforms. It’s been an eye-opening week for cyber security news and numbers […]

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Is your smart device spying on you?

Is Your Smart Device Spying On You?

A regulatory agency in Germany just announced a ban on children’s smartwatches. This illustrates a growing concern among regulators and consumers alike regarding the privacy implications of smart devices. Is your smart device spying on you? In the example of the smartwatch ban in Germany, the devices in question contain a remote listening capability. According […]

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Should the government regulate IoT devices?

Should the Government Regulate IoT Devices?

As security concerns rise about Internet of Things (IoT) devices, so does the debate about the necessity of government regulations. Should the government regulate IoT? Many Internet of Things devices on the market today have little to no security built in, which can compromise the privacy and even personal security of consumers. Many consumers today […]

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Corporate Hacking: Are you a target?

Corporate Hacking: Are You a Target?

Corporate hacking stories are a staple of the news. Whether a small business or large international corporation, if you use the internet to do business, you are susceptible to having your network hacked, customers compromised, and your reputation ruined.  How can you protect yourself from being a target of corporate hacking? Sometimes it is just […]

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Are you #CyberAware? Cyber Security Awareness Month

Tips for Cyber Security Awareness Month

Are you #CyberAware? October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. It’s a great time to review the online security practices you use at home, as well as at school or at work. When we all work together to prevent cyber attack, the internet as a whole can get safer. Individuals can protect their computers and networks […]

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medical device cyber security

Medical Device Cyber Security is Essential

No one wants to imagine that their pacemaker or insulin pump can be hacked when their life depends on the proper functioning of these medical devices. However, a recent Ponemon Institute survey discovered that 67 percent of medical device manufacturers and 56% percent of Healthcare Delivery Organizations (HDOs) think an attack on a medical device […]

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Easy Ways to Improve Cyber Security from IEEE

Easy Ways to Improve Your Organization’s Cyber Security

The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, according to the US Department of Homeland Security. However, with access to so much information comes an increase in cyber-attacks that can affect people and companies on a global scale. In 2016, there was a 38% increase in phishing security attacks year over year according […]

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Study Reveals Most Organizations Are Unprepared for Cyber Attack

Study Reveals Most Organizations Are Unprepared for Cyber Attack

A recent study released by Arctic Wolf Networks (2017) has found that many organizations are completely unprepared for cyber attack, and Internet of Things (IOT) devices are only making the problem worse. In the wake of attacks such as the one on Equifax, it has become clearer than ever that every organization needs a comprehensive […]

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Three Ethical Hacking Myths from IEEE Innovation at Work

Three Ethical Hacking Myths

A recent report conducted by Lloyd’s of London predicts that a worldwide cyber attack could result in approximately $53 billion of economic losses, an amount similar to the costs from U.S. Superstorm Sandy in 2012 (Reuters, 2017). In light of this figure and the rise of cyber attacks over the past several months, the call […]

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5 Lessons Learned from Recent Cyber Attacks

Five Lessons Learned from Recent Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks are happening more often and becoming more severe. The recent WannaCry and NotPetya attacks have taught us several important lessons to keep in mind as we look to improve our own cybersecurity defenses: The threats weren’t necessarily new. Attacks similar to WannaCry occurred with Sony in 2014 and Blaster in 2003 (Ward, 2017). […]

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