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VIDEO: Tempered Networks introduces ‘identity-based networking’

By Byron V. Acohido Tempered Networks got its start by taking a unique approach toward locking down the industrial control systems (ICS) used at the Boeing Co.’s airplane manufacturing plants. The problem Boeing was trying to solve at the time turns out to be much the same as the puzzle organizations of all types face today: How […]

VIDEO: How phishers are coming after you — and what you should do about it

By Byron V. Acohido The current cybersecurity climate makes it hard not to be cautious of phishing attacks. Forget reclaiming lost family fortunes or assisting Nigerian princes, today’s phishing scams are targeted, complex and incredibly prevalent. It feels like a new, high-profile phishing attack is getting reported every other month. In May, Google Docs users […]

VIDEO: Why the NIST framework is so fundamental to network security

By Byron V. Acohido Put aside the cyber threats, which continue to worsen. All any company decision-maker needs to do is pay heed to the intensifying regulatory environment to understand that network security has become a mission-critical operational issue. Consider that the Colorado Division of Securities is implementing 90 pages of new rules to clarify […]

VIDEO: Why the rising use of biometric authentication is driving states to regulate privacy

By Byron Acohido Using biometrics to verify one’s identity is no longer something you’d expect to see only in a Hollywood depiction of a dystopian future. Biometric identification has been in practical use for a while now, and the technology is getting more sophisticated every day. As you might expect, privacy concerns have arisen along […]

VIDEO: How CIA cyberweapons are increasingly being used to hack banks, credit unions

By Byron V. Acohido When WikiLeaks released details about the CIA’s arsenal of hacking tools last month, it was like Christmas arrived early for hackers who specialize in cracking into the business networks of financial services companies. Mandiant, the forensics division of malware detection vendor FireEye, affirmed as much in its M-Trends 2017 report, issued […]

Video: privacy regulations stiffen in Canada, Europe

By Byron V. Acohido As a partner at the Canadian law firm Borden Ladner Gervais, Éloïse Gratton advises her clients on legal, practical and ethical ways to protect an individual’s privacy while conducting business nationally and internationally. She has testified before Canada’s House of Commons and other federal bodies and conducted training workshops attended by […]

Video: cyber insurance can offset data breach risk

By Byron V. Acohido More organizations than ever, especially small and medium-size ones, will seek to account for the fast-rising risk of suffering a cyber attack in 2017 by buying a cyber liability policy. The general state of security of U.S. business networks remains anemic when compared to the vast and growing capabilities of hackers […]