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November 8, 2019

So You Want to Start a Cybersecurity Company?

Cybercrime has become a global epidemic. Attacks will cost the world $6 trillion by 2021, research firm Cybersecurity Ventures says-–the greatest transfer of economic wealth in history and more profitable than the trade in all major illegal drugs. As the threat keeps rising, the cybersecurity i...

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November 8, 2019

France has handed Google a €50 million fine for breaking EU privacy laws

The news: France’s National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) concluded that Google is flouting the European Union’s privacy law in two ways. First, by failing to explain its data collection policies properly, and second, by failing to get users’ consent for data processing and ad personalizat...

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November 8, 2019

Cyber security in 2019: five predictions to consider

Airbus CyberSecurity has compiled its top cyber security predictions for 2019. These are based on trends identified at its Security Operations Centres in France, UK and Germany as well as geopolitical and social events during 2018... Critical infrastructure will be disrupted by a major extortion at...

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November 8, 2019

Technology is shaking up the financial industry and big banks are struggling to adapt

Pedigrees, some stretching back centuries, are of little use to global banks unless they aggressively adapt to new financial technologies. That’s long been true, but the pace of innovation means financial juggernauts now face what one top executive likened to a mass extinction event. A revol...

November 8, 2019

Facebook Security Breach Exposes Accounts of 50 Million Users

Facebook, already facing scrutiny over how it handles the private information of its users, said on Friday that an attack on its computer network had exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users. The breach, which was discovered this week, was the largest in the company’s 14-year...

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November 8, 2019

10 Tactics For Teaching Cybersecurity Best Practices To Your Whole Company

Smart leaders know that their entire team needs to be well-educated on the importance and best practices of cybersecurity if they hope to protect their data. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, especially when it comes to training your non-tech employees. Using too much jargon and technica...

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November 8, 2019

Kim L. Jones Joins FAIR Institute Board, with “Renaissance” Cyber Background

The FAIR Institute’s newest Advisory Board member, Kim L. Jones, is Professor of Practice and Director of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences' Cybersecurity Education Consortium at Arizona State University, where he’s pioneering the development of what he calls cybersecurity '...

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November 8, 2019

CYBER ATTACK-Will your Company be the next Headline?

It’s been almost a year since former Equifax CEO Richard Smith stepped down from his position under intense pressure following the third largest cyber-related data breach in history. The sensitive information of more than 140 million people was exposed by hackers, giving the world a real-time disp...

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November 8, 2019

The Cybersecurity Talent Gap Is An Industry Crisis

If you’re finding the job market a bit tight these days, you must not be in cybersecurity. As hackers ramp up attacks with increasingly sophisticated methods and tools that are readily available for purchase on the dark web, the “white hats” need all the help they can get. According to recent ...

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November 8, 2019

A Seismic Shift: What California’s New Privacy Law Means for Cybersecurity

Humans like patterns. In fact, the careers of everyone reading this article can likely be linked to a simple pattern: an attacker finds a flaw; they exploit that flaw; cybersecurity professionals fix the flaw; outside parties react to the attack; new regulations or laws are written; we wait for the ...

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