Strange as it may seem, a book written in the 5th century BC offers insight that may help turn the tide of battle in the cyber war waged by nearly every organization, every day.
Much recent cybersecurity media coverage has been focused on the threats posed by external nation state or criminal sources - the DNC hacking issues being most notable in the last few months. But recent news has also drawn attention to the devastating, and ever-present risks posed by insider cyberthreats.
The fact is, insider threats can be some of the most difficult to detect as they typically occur with people we have vetted and placed our trust in. This raises the question about whom we trust and how we monitor behaviors that ensure our trust is well founded, both now and in the future.Read More
The American intelligence community is convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the Russians breached DNC computers in an attempt to influence the American election. The Russian authorities say they didn’t perpetrate the cyber attack and deny any attempt to influence a US Presidential election. Meanwhile, the press continues to play the too familiar “blame game” focused on who was responsible for the 2016 DNC data breach.
However, while the coverage and contention on the perpetrators of the DNC data breach continues, there has been little attention placed on the failed security practices of the DNC and other government groups.
A recent article published at Florida Trend addressed the fact that nearly 45% of the Florida’s private workforce was employed by small business which are all vulnerable to a large and growing problem: cybersecurity.
And Florida certainly isn’t alone in these concerns.Read More