The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today published a new report through its Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative with recommendations on how to better prepare for cyber attacks against the electric grid. The report is authored by the...Show More Summary
Asset-management titan Blackstone just ate a big cybersecurity sandwich. Today’s meal is information security company Accuvant, now part of Blackstone’s growing portfolio. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Blackstone is purchasing an 80 percent stake in the company for …
The private equity firm announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to buy a majority stake in Accuvant, which offers cybersecurity software and consulting services to companies and governments.
SXSW: Snowden Touts Encryption, Swipes at NSA (via slashdot) In a Google Hangout with an auditorium full of South by Southwest attendees, government whistleblower (and former NSA employee) Edward Snowden suggested that…
Noting that experts generally agree the risk of a large-scale cyber attack on America’s electricity transmission grid “is significant and must be addressed,” a new report recommends that government and industry work together to put strong protections in place. read more
MTN Government (MTNGOV), a subsidiary of MTN Communications (MTN) and a company in satellite communications, cybersecurity and integrated intelligence, surveillance
Financial, Retail Industries Keep Cybersecurity Mistakes and Punishments Secret Even as cyberthreats grow in frequency and sophistication, the system for ensuring payment card security in the United States remains a closely guarded arrangement among the credit card networks who set it up, the banks who process payments for merchants and the merchants themselves. Banks and [...]
According to the “2014 State of the Electric Utility” report, U.S. electric utility executives believe aging infrastructure is the most pressing challenge facing the industry, followed by the U.S. regulatory model and an aging workforce. ...Show More Summary
Taking advantage of a fourfold increase in its stock price since its market debut, the cybersecurity company raised $1.1 billion for itself and some of its backers with a secondary offering.
Cybersecurity engineers from government spy and defense agencies are fleeing DC for Silicon Valley. Now more than ever, tech companies need the skill sets that the elite engineers working for the NSA, CIA and Department of Defense can offer, The Information reports. Show More Summary
Government IT leaders says that the growth of Big Data analytics can help agencies to better understand network security, and lead to the development of new tools to combat cybersecurity threats, according to a new report from MeriTalk. Based on … Continue reading ?
By Efficient Alpha: By Peter Peng The cybersecurity landscape is intensely competitive, characterized by the need for constant innovation and few with pockets deep enough for a strategic acquisition program. FireEye (FEYE) is the second largest pure-play in the space but still able to remain flexible and innovate around an evolving market. Show More Summary
Dave from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez, "Remember when Rep. Mike Rogers likened opponents of pernicious cybersecurity legislation to 14-year-olds? It turns out that middle-school-age students are also well-prepared to debate him on the NSA's programs as well.
number657/Flickr By Karen Weise The corporate hacks keep coming. The latest target, according to cybersecurity blogger Brian Krebs, is the beauty supply chain Sally Beauty (SBH), a retailer that draws customers from salons and otherShow More Summary
Rapid growth in the number and sophistication of cyber attacks is forcing utilities to implement strong security measures. This, in turn, is driving rapid growth in the global market for smart grid cybersecurity. Infiniti Research Limited projects the market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of just under 30% from 2012 to 2016. Continue reading ?
"Now a lot of people, maybe some in this room, were upset to learn I'd be speaking here today," comedian Stephen Colbert told to a packed ballroom at San Francisco's Moscone Center during the closing keynote of the RSA USA cybersecurity conference. "Many of you see me as a champion of privacy," quipped Colbert. "Which […]
Sqrrl co-founder and VP of business development Ely Kahn came on the Structure Show this week to break down the state of cybersecurity and the cutting edge of data analysis within the Department of Defense.
Data breaches have compromised more than 20 million Californians' personal information in the past two years, with about a third of the breaches aimed at small businesses. Find out how to protect your customers. Data breaches at large companies like Target and Nieman Marcus make headlines. Show More Summary
It seems obvious, but passwords are our first line of defense against a growing army of nefarious hackers looking to steal our data, money or even identities. While many people know how serious the issue of cybersecurity is, many still use passwords that are remarkably bad. Show More Summary
(BEIJING) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has put himself in charge of a new body to coordinate cybersecurity, in a sign of Beijing’s concern over its vulnerability to online attacks and its desire to retain tight control over the Internet. Show More Summary