Cybersecurity Newsletter

October 14th, 2020

DoD Increases Cybersecurity Blog

DOD Works to Increase Cybersecurity for U.S., Allies

 

Open and reliable access to the Internet is essential for global security and prosperity. However, growing cyber threats from state and non-state actors threaten those values, the Defense Department's principal director for Cyber Policy said. Adversaries China, Russia, Iran and North Korea are increasingly taking malicious cyber activities in the gray zone, which is below the threshold of armed conflict, to undermine U.S. and allies' security, she said.

 

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Cybersecurity & Modern Workplace Due to COVID-19

Cybersecurity and Modern Workforce

Financial Institutions remain at the top of the target list from hackers trying to disrupt the financial sector. Increased threats due to the rapid and extended need for banks to shift their workforce from the traditional office to modern work from home. Cybersecurity is industry agnostic and affecting everyone. Do not miss this outstanding panel discussion of industry experts with a vast knowledge in Cybersecurity that will help you understand some of the new threats and best practices to safeguard your institutions.

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Teach Kids Cybersecurity Blog

It’s Never Too Early to Teach Your Kids About Cybersecurity

Technology is here to stay, and it continues to advance and grow all the time. Because of its prominent place in the world, it can seem like today’s generation is practically born with an iPhone in hand. In fact, as of 2015, 61% of children ages 3-18 had access to the internet at home. That number has undoubtedly increased today, as it’s become more of a necessity thanks to everything from remote learning to teens looking for careers in cybersecurity.

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Do Your Part, Be #CyberSmart | NCSAM 2020

 

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, also known as NCSAM for short. In today’s day and age, our homes, personal well-being, economic prosperity, and the nation’s security are all impacted by the internet. For the entire month of October, we will be highlighting essential topics that will complement the spirit of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Thousands of Americans have experienced the transition from working at an office to now working from home. To some, this is a brand-new experience; to others, it is a welcome change. The line between our offline and online lives has slowly become indistinguishable.

 

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Virtual Hostages - Don't Be Held For Ransom

 

Ransom malware, or ransomware, is another form of malware where, just as the name suggests, the attacker demands a ransom to be paid from the victim to regain control of their data upon payment. So, you ask yourself, how does ransomware work? Typically, during these negotiations, users are sent specific instructions for how to wire the ransom to obtain the keys to their virtual handcuffs to be free; The decryption key, if you will. Historically, these ransoms can range from a few hundred dollars to hundreds of thousands, all paid in bitcoin to avoid leaving a paper trail.

 

 

 

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