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What to Learn From Uber's 2016 Data Breach... That The Company Just Disclosed This Month

Just last week, Uber disclosed that hackers accessed the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers in October 2016, a breach it didn’t disclose publicly until November 21, 2017. This lack of Due Care and ethical process is making waves in the media as this incident adds a potential legal burden for the company.

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How to Sell Cybersecurity to Your Executive Team

Despite repeated major, high-profile breaches, most cybersecurity teams still struggle to get sufficient funding. “After this hack, cybersecurity budgets are bound to increase.” We’ve all thought it. But, curiously, it may not always happen. It’s a constant battle between profitable business investments and “unprofitable” security investments to protect the current bottom-line. 

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Critical Infrastructure Companies Face Immense Cyber Risk

Cyberattacks of late are allowing us to imagine, for better or for worse, that major cyber incidents like these, but typically at a smaller scale, are more possible than ever. The growing threat of advanced cyberattacks on critical infrastructure and industrial control systems indicates a serious challenge for organizations.

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Alison Furneaux
Telecommunications Industry Association Responds to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

As IoT and all technologies grow, and are increasingly being incorporated into industry businesses and products, it’s important to consider issues surrounding cyber threat readiness in areas beyond just traditional critical infrastructure. The telecommunications and communications sector in particular holds great implications when it comes to cybersecurity strength and how companies in that sector can improve as technology advances.

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A Call-To-Action on Private Sector Cybersecurity

C-suites and boards of directors have tried, but so many have failed to meet the high standard of a robust cybersecurity program. Breaches are becoming more common, affecting many households and exposing consumer and business data. The private sector has to admit that it’s not less expensive to wait out a breach. Instead, companies must start investing in proper security controls throughout their organization at a larger scale.

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Financial Institutions: Recommended Cyber Strategies From Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS)

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors published resources for bank executives back in 2014, that are widely accepted best practices and recommendations to be applied today. The CSBS gave examples of topics and questions that C-Level and other executives should be asking as they see cyberattacks and data breaches happening within their industry, and outside as well.

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Alison Furneaux
The Aftermath of Equifax and The Importance of Due Care

In May, Equifax, through their own negligence, suffered a major data breach that affected 140 million people with credit data and histories in their network. A few months ago, Rick Smith, CEO, was asked to resign from the company and take his $90M severance with him. How do we measure Due Care? How can we make sure that companies use Due Care to lower cyber risk?

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Measuring Strength & Risk: Why Can My Business Benefit From Following a Cybersecurity Framework?

Most, if not all, companies who deal with any amount of data asks the question at some point in their business: How do we knowwe’re secure? Nowadays, the number of cybersecurity attacks on all kinds of organizations and businesses has increased tremendously compared to just years ago. It is time to take the proactive step of measuring risk, and frameworks can help your business get there.

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