New York, NY – GRA Quantum is proud to be a contributor of data and analysis to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for the second consecutive year. The DBIR presents authoritative insights on the specific cybersecurity challenges…
The current cybersecurity talent shortage is well-known to all industries and sectors, despite denials from the federal government. Today, companies must compete to attract and retain cybersecurity professionals who demand higher salaries and more generous benefits packages. While industries like finance and tech can afford to pay, many other sectors often cannot. These sectors often have limited resources, and for every investment in cybersecurity they are often forced to make unpalatable sacrifices.
Beginning this year, financial and insurance companies in the state of New York will have to comply with some of the country’s most stringent and far-reaching cybersecurity regulations. In September, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the new rules, which are meant to protect consumers, companies, and our financial infrastructure from the growing threat of cyberattacks. The regulations in their final form address a number of topics mainly focused on how a firm is organized and equipped to respond to cyber threats.
With so much attention trained on Russian cyberattacks targeting the US electoral process it has never been more important to recognize the growing threat to private sector companies which have been, and will continue to be, targeted by hackers with increasingly advanced capabilities. Welcome to the new normal.
While the tech world is abuzz with talk of intelligent ovens, soil-sensing herb pots, and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are supposed to revolutionize our homes, another IoT revolution is underway in the workplace. Companies are turning to connected devices to improve day-to-day business functions, and just like us, they have little choice but to embrace the technology that has become as ubiquitous as it is indispensable to life in 2016. In all the frenzy, concern for cybersecurity is typically wanting. Fortunately, there are ways businesses can stay secure.
Sources have never been more vulnerable; hunted relentlessly by agents of the state who believe citizens have no right to know anything their government doesn't want them to know, and who further believe that privacy is something that should only be enjoyed by the state and its agents. These source-hunters are more active now than any time since the Cold War.