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The Cybersecurity Strategies Governments Need – Governing

If there were any doubts about the critical need for governments, businesses and individuals to better fortify themselves against cyber threats, Petya should have put them to rest. The attack a few weeks ago using ransomware known by that name wreaked global havoc, infecting computers and networks in more than …

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Cybersecurity badge: One big step for Girl Scouts, potentially giant leap for women – USA TODAY

Lara S. Schmidt, Opinion contributor Published 5:00 a.m. ET Aug. 2, 2017 Girls need to see themselves in the role of white-hat hackers to even the virtual playing field. This badge could be a STEM game-changer. Girl Scouts selling cookies in New Mexico.(Photo: Norm Dettlaff, AP) My association with the …

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EU agency asks Commission to 'avoid fragmentation' in new cybersecurity plans – EURACTIV

The EU needs to step up its cooperation between civil and military cybersecurity authorities when member states are attacked by hackers, according to the EU cybersecurity agency ENISA. The Athens-based agency asked the European Commission for a bigger role in responding to cybersecurity breaches. Part of that role would mean …

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KPMG: Cybersecurity Breaches on the Rise for Healthcare Payers – HealthPayerIntelligence.com

By Jennifer Bresnick August 01, 2017 – Healthcare payers are increasingly becoming targets of cybersecurity breaches, both malicious and accidental, according to a new survey from KPMG.  Cybersecurity incidents resulting in compromised data and HIPAA violations affected 47 percent of providers and health plans participating in the KPMG 2017 Cyber Healthcare …

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GenCyber camp introduces students to cyber security – Fox11online.com

by Pafoua Yang, FOX 11 News Students learning about cybersecurity careers. July 31, 2017. (WLUK/Pafoua Yang) GREEN BAY (WLUK) — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is hosting the first-ever GenCyber student camp in the state of Wisconsin. The camp immerses up to 100 students in 7th through 9th grade, in …

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Facebook Security Chief: Cybersecurity Pros Need More Empathy to Protect Us – MIT Technology Review

Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief security officer. Facebook was arguably the most important battleground for information warfare in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, and its chief security officer says cybersecurity professionals need to do more to protect Internet users from bad actors. That will require something that’s too often …

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Obama cybersecurity czar Michael Daniel: We gave Trump a head … – CNET

Michael Daniel, President Barack Obama’s former cybersecurity coordinator, listens during a discussion on Oct. 30, 2013, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images The US government’s cybersecurity could be a lot better than it is, and President Barack Obama’s cyber czar knows why it’s in such rough shape. Michael …

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Defending against cyberwar: How the cybersecurity elite are … – TechRepublic

Cyberwar has evolved from the theoretical to the ominous. TechRepublic went inside one of the defenders vs. hackers war games that’s helping countries prepare to defend themselves. In the doorway of a low-ceilinged room with harsh strip lighting, Klaid Magi is looking tired. Behind him, the mess suggests this has …

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Nuclear plants emphasizing cyber security amid new concerns – WWMT-TV

Nuclear plant operators in West Michigan say cyber security plans are strong as concerns about hacking increase across the country. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is currently responding to requests and concerns from several elected officials in Washington regarding information about “foreign hackers” possibly targeting nuclear plants. In …

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Cyber-security companies are hacking into their rivals to highlight shortcomings – Economic Times

BENGALURU: On a cold winter night in December 2015, Manan Shah, founder of Vadodara-based cybersecurity firm Avalance Global Solutions, woke up to an alarming text message from a prospective customer. “Your competition says you can be hacked. Why should we use your services?” A hassled Shah realised that a competitor …

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