DHS Under Secretary: Vibrancy Makes Us Attractive Target for Hackers

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“Minnesota is adding tech jobs at the greatest rate of anywhere in the country,” declared Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security, a keynote speaker at Cyber Security Summit 2016 in Minneapolis. The flip side of that coin with regard to cyber security, she […]

Realities of today’s digital economy

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Amid mushrooming IoT device sales and attendant channel transaction growth, findings from a recent study raise serious concerns about just how effectively online businesses are able to safeguard their stakeholders’ digital identities. A White Paper titled “The Economics of Digital Identity” was published by The Economist and authored by a team of experts at the Economist Intelligence […]

Vulnerable public, private sectors need heightened cyber information sharing

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“There are only two types of companies: Those that know they’ve been hacked and those that don’t.” That quote came from the same man who updated the President in daily terrorism briefings between 2011 and 2014. Addressing the 2015 Cyber Security Summit last fall, former National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen reviewed a chilling litany of cyberterrorist […]

Specialist from NIST shares small business cyber security fundamentals

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A computer security specialist from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently addressed a gathering of small and mid-sized business people at the 2015 Cyber Security Summit in Minneapolis. The speaker, Patricia Toth, told her audience that small businesses are vulnerable and are increasingly the target of malicious attacks from cyber hackers. In 2013, 31 percent of cyberattacks targeted […]

Experts tout info-sharing as best cyber defense

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Cyberattacks have rocked American industry, U.S. government agencies, academic institutions and others causing disruptions of service, sensitive information leaks and theft of trade secrets and military defense documents. News reports detail accounts of breaches at major companies and even the federal government, resulting in the loss of customers’ private information. Any industry engaged in digital communication […]