Posts tagged with 'cybersecurity'
Get Ready for the Cybersecurity GamesRead the rest of this entry »
What’s the No. 1 ranked college in the National Cyber League?
Hint: It’s not a school you’ve likely heard of unless you live in California or you’ve competed in the NCL competition.
It’s Chico State, officially, California State University – Chico. For three semesters – the last two consecutive -- the university in the far northern part of the state has come in at the top of the Cyber Power …
Why Is the Cybersecurity Gap Growing?Read the rest of this entry »
In 2016 Cisco estimated there were a million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide. Last November, (ISC)2, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, said the world was short 4 million cybersecurity professionals.
Why has the gap widened?
Dice.com, the tech careers site, says the reasons are numerous. Two, though, stand out, Dice says in a recent post:
- “Many cybersecurity workers feel constrained by a lack of career development and training offered …
Ethical Hackers Wear Computing's 'White Hat'Read the rest of this entry »
“Ethical hacker” sounds like an oxymoron, but the role of these “white hat” security experts is crucial to keeping computer systems safe..
These elite professionals are hired to attempt to break into a system to discover vulnerabilities and propose solutions before malicious hackers exploit the weakness to the detriment of the organization. The EC-Council describes an ethical hacker as “an individual… who can be trusted to undertake an attempt to …
Homeland Security Issues Windows Bug AlertRead the rest of this entry »
Tens of thousands – perhaps hundreds of thousands -- of Windows 10 users are vulnerable to a “wormable bug” so serious it has been given the highest score possible of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System.
Although Microsoft issued a fix for the bug in March, Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued an alert warning of the potential risk to systems that have not installed the fix.
Researchers Hack Computer Fan. Seriously!Read the rest of this entry »
Cybersecurity researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have discovered a way of stealing data that doesn’t involve exploiting bugs or vulnerabilities in software. Instead, they found a way to do it by controlling a computer’s cooling fan.
Amazingly, they found hackers could encode stored data into fan vibrations by imperceptibly slowing down or speeding up the fan’s rotation. The fan causes the computer itself and the surface it’s …
Security a Concern For Accountants Working RemotelyRead the rest of this entry »
As the coronavirus continues to spread, a growing number of companies are telling employees to work from home.
While it is one way to avoid exposure to the virus, remote work presents a unique set of problems for companies unprepared to conduct business entirely or even partially over the internet. Besides the potential for overtaxing in-house systems and inadequate connectivity at home, cybersecurity concerns present an even greater concern. With …
Your Trade Show Swag Could Be a Data GrabRead the rest of this entry »
Who doesn't love trade show swag? We've scored those balls that light up and blink when bounced and pens that write in different colors. The kids loved them.
The best was a huge houseplant some vendor was giving away because they couldn't take it on the plane with them.
The most useful stuff - besides an umbrella at a rainy show in Atlanta - has always been the flash drives. …
Researchers Finds Easy Way to Defeat CAPTCHA SecurityRead the rest of this entry »
One reason the cybersecurity field is so hot is the arms race between hackers and security pros. Almost as soon as a new security patch or app is released, hackers come up with a way to get around it.
Now, though, it isn't hackers, but a team of academics who have ratcheted up the security risk to many of the world's most trafficked sites with their quick and easy way …
Cyber Attacks On Finance Becoming More SophisticatedRead the rest of this entry »
Cyber attacks on financial companies are more sophisticated than those against other businesses, a likely consequence of the industry's better than average digital security.
An analysis by cybersecurity provider Lastline found that over a 30 day period "the proportion of malware displaying advanced behavior was 20% higher in the financial sector than elsewhere," according to an account on DarkReading.com. These behaviors use techniques to avoid both static and dynamic …