Cyber Weekly Roundup – February 2, 2018

ICYMI: Pentagon’s network defense headquarters is fully operational; global fitness tracker data exposes IoT policy gap; baby boomers more cybersecurity savvy than Gen-Z; many of the issues that concern cyber strategists today were already clear at the turn of the century; jackpotting attacks are forcing ATMs to ‘make it rain’.

Cyber Weekly Roundup – January 19, 2018

ICYMI: Cyber-attacks are a top three risk to society, alongside natural disaster and extreme weather; IoT is changing the cybersecurity industry; House votes to restore State cyber office; Trisis has the security world spooked, stumped and searching for answers; Intel’s security patches are causing computers to randomly restart.

NetCentrics Employee Published in Tripwire

Colby Proffitt, a Senior Analyst for NetCentrics Corporation, has published an article in Tripwire titled Protecting Critical Infrastructure in the Age of IoT. In his article, Colby highlights the cyber challenges and risks of IoT, and acknowledges the need to implement standards and best practices for a unified, fortified front against cyber adversaries. Colby then offers five recommendations for both government and industry to consider as a means to combat cyber adversaries and protect critical infrastructure, including networks, systems and data, without barring the benefits and use of new technology on those networks.

Cyber Weekly Roundup – July 28, 2017

ICYMI – Mac malware, how IoT is helping the Tour de France (and putting it at risk), the latest in online privacy, Facebook AI gets too smart and is shut down, ransomware is definitely a profitable business, and an end to Adobe Flash.

The Internet of Things: Providing Convenience at the Expense of Security

In the United States, critical infrastructure is defined as “systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.”