Why Social Media Sites Are The New Cyber Weapons Of ... Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter can't secure their own environments, let alone yours.
It's time to sharpen your security acumen. Cyber criminals run rampant across every social network today. We often see headlines about social marketing fails and celebrity account hacks, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Far more nefarious activity takes place across these social channels, while most organizations remain oblivious and exposed. Companies’ poor social media security practices put their brands, customers, executives, and entire organizations at serious risk.
Let’s look at the numbers. The first thing you must come to terms with is that social networks can’t secure their own environments, let alone yours. Despite this, social networks remain some of the most trusted channels online. The point is that cyber criminals now weaponize social media sites and their data, leading to some of the biggest data breaches over the last few years. So what does this all mean for your brand? Initial National Cyber Security Skills Strategy: increasing the UK’s cyber security capability - a call for views, Executive Summary.
Introduction Since the publication of the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) there has been a significant increase in malicious cyber activity globally from hostile nation states and cyber criminals.
As our reliance on connected technology grows, the opportunities for those who seek to attack and compromise our systems and data will continue to increase, along with their potential impact on individuals, organisations and the wider economy. That is why cyber security remains a top priority for the government - it is central not only to our national security but also fundamental to becoming the world’s best digital economy. 2019 Cybersecurity Almanac: 100 Facts, Figures, Predictions and Statistics.
– Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief Northport, N.Y. – Feb. 6, 2019 Cybersecurity Ventures is excited to release this special first annual edition of the Cybersecurity Almanac, a handbook containing the most pertinent statistics and information for tracking cybercrime and the cybersecurity market.
How Big Data Helps Avoid Cybersecurity Threats. Cybercrime instances seem to be breeding like rabbits. According to security software maker Malwarebytes, its users reported 1 billion malware-based incidents from June to November 2016. That was two years ago. Just picture this figure in 2018. Malware attacks have become more sophisticated and more difficult to detect and fight.
Keeping precious business data protected against malware and hacking is one of the biggest challenges facing modern businesses. Big Data: a savior? Some say Big Data is a threat; others declare it a savior. Cyber security code of practice for ships. IISP Home. Information Technology - Information Security – Information Assurance. Benefits of Membership. ISSA UK – The UK's leading membership association for cyber security professionals. National professional body for cyber sec established - combines 17 orgs - just as gov criticised for inaction. A grand Alliance of 17 leading UK organisations impacting cyber-security has been formed in response to a call by the UK government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to develop a national professional body for cyber-security.
The DCMS has only just begun a consultation process - open until 5 pm 31 August, inviting those interested to contribute to how the country can improve the environment to develop people with the right skills, capabilities and professionalism to meet its need for cyber-security professionals. The move came just as it was being reported how GCHQ had criticised the government to the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy whose recent report (see end of this story) criticises the government for a "lack of urgency" in fixing the skills gap.
The consultation also follows on from the 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy in which the Government made a commitment to develop the cyber security profession in the UK. Engineering Council. (19 July 2018, London): In recognition of the United Kingdom’s increasing economic dependence on internet-enabled capabilities, a number of established councils, chartered professional bodies, professional certification bodies, academics and industry representative groups have established a collaborative alliance to advance the development of the cyber security profession.
Why Is Cybersecurity So Hard? Executive Summary After nearly 20 years of trying to solve cybersecurity challenges, and billions of dollars in investment, we are still struggling with keeping our organizations safe – in fact, the problem seems to be getting worse, not better.
Clearly, something about the very nature of cybersecurity makes it a truly difficult thing to do. Why is it so hard? There are three main reasons. First, it’s not just a technical problem — it involves aspects of economics, human psychology, and other disciplines. List of Cybersecurity Associations and Organizations. Cybersecurity Associations.
PHOTO: Cybercrime Magazine. Tough Challenges in Cybersecurity Ethics. Ethics — moral principles that govern a person’s behavior — is a critical part of any sound cybersecurity defense strategy. Without clear ethical standards and rules, cybersecurity professionals are almost indistinguishable from the black-hat criminals against whom they seek to protect systems and data. The study of cybersecurity ethics, which encompasses a wide array of approaches and schools of thought, does not offer a simple solution to the many complex ethical dilemmas IT professionals, chief information security officers (CISOs) and organizations face on a daily basis. A Shaky Moral Compass The cybersecurity landscape shifts every year.
UK Cyber Security Association - Be Safe, Be Sure. Be Secure.