Obama to discuss cyber plans


  In our increasingly connected world, the reality of dangerous cyber threats is intensifying, and the U.S. government plans to take action. According to a release from The White House’s Office of the Press Secretary, President Obama wants to build upon steps he has already taken — including his BuySecure initiative, launched last year — […]

Report: More than 88 percent of cloud apps not enterprise ready

CLOUD Report

Compromised credentials are frequently being used in enterprise cloud apps, putting sensitive business information at risk, according to a report released today by cloud app analytics company Netskope. The report says as many as 15 percent of corporate users have had their account credentials stolen. Since many users reuse the same credentials across multiple accounts, […]

IBM study shows fewer, but more efficient, cyber attacks in 2014


The number of cyber attacks against U.S. retailers dropped 50 percent in 2014, but the increasing sophistication and efficiency of the attacks kept the number of records stolen near record levels, according to findings released yesterday by IBM. IBM’s research shows attackers obtained more than 61 million records in 2014. That represents a decrease from […]

FBI seeks special agents with cyber skills to combat online crime


After a slew of cyber attacks in 2014, the FBI has taken notice and is seeking out experienced cyber professionals to join their team, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune last week. The job post lists a variety of potential assignments, including investigations of cyber-based terrorism, computer intrusions, online exploitation and major cyber […]