The Important Difference Between Cybersecurity And Cyber Resilience (And Why You Need Both)

Cyber threats like hacking, phishing, ransomware, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have the potential to cause enormous problems for organizations. Not only can companies suffer serious service disruption and reputational damage, but the loss of personal data can also result in huge fines from regulators.

Take British Airways as an example. In 2019, the airline was fined more than £183m by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after customer data was compromised in a cyber-attack. Customer details, including name, address, logins, and payment card, were harvested by hackers – affecting half a million customers in total. The fine, which amounts to around 1.5% of British Airways’ global 2018 turnover, was the first proposed by the ICO under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Cyberattacks like this are hitting the headlines with increasing frequency. But

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The cybersecurity skills gap: California educates the workforce of the future

California is a beacon for global innovation, home of Silicon Valley and a center for space tech. Its economy outpaces many nations, beating both the Russian Federation and Italy for gross domestic product. Big name enterprise players, the U.S. military, and government all vie for top talent; and there isn’t enough to go around.

“There’s over 37,000 vacancies that we know of in California just alone in cybersecurity,” said Stewart Knox (pictured), undersecretary at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

And demand is forecast to grow. As aerospace innovators break business free of the confines of gravity, the need to secure satellites and space-based operations is going to boom.

Knox spoke with John Furrier, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, during the Space & Cybersecurity Symposium. They discussed how California is addressing the skills gap in cybersecurity. (* Disclosure below.)

The right age to begin technology training

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Tech Talk: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and it can help keep you safe – Business – seacoastonline.com

First and foremost, I want to let readers know this will be my final Tech Talk column for Seacoast Media Group. For the last 14 years, I’ve tried to share timely and informative columns about technology that will help businesses and individuals better take advantage of the incredible capabilities that technology provides us all.

Can you imagine navigating the current pandemic without technology? No remote work, no remote learning, no virtual events, no family Zoom or FaceTime. The list goes on and on.

I hope you’ve benefited from what I’ve shared over the years. I appreciate the feedback and questions I’ve received from many of you. I also want to thank the editorial team at Seacoast Media Group, specifically Rick Fabrizio for always keeping me on track and supporting this column. Lastly, I want to thank all of you for reading. It’s been my pleasure to share my passion with

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The Cybersecurity 202: The Supreme Court could decide the fate of mail voting in two swing states

Pennsylvania Republicans, meanwhile, are already asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling by the state’s highest court that allows ballots to be counted if they arrive up to three days later. 

In both cases, the ballots must be postmarked by Election Day.

The two cases dramatically raise the chances the U.S. Supreme Court could determine the course of the election

If the Wisconsin decision stands, it could dramatically reduce the number of mail ballots that get counted in the state. 

U.S. District Judge William Conley originally ordered the six-day window for late-arriving ballots after a chaotic primary early in the pandemic.

During that April 7 primary, thousands of people didn’t receive requested mail ballots until shortly before Election Day and others didn’t receive them at all. The state decided to accept ballots postmarked by Election Day that arrived up to five days later. 

A whopping 79,000 ballots

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ORock Technologies Announces Participation in CyberXchange, The World’s Preeminent B2B ecommerce Marketplace Dedicated to Cybersecurity | News

RESTON, Va., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ORock® Technologies, Inc., a hybrid cloud service provider, announced today the availability of five solutions available on CyberXchange, the innovative new ecommerce marketplace dedicated to cybersecurity and compliance.  For the first time, CIOs, CISOs and IT professionals can find and buy ORock’s solutions mapped to the major cybersecurity frameworks such as SOC 2, PCI, CMMC, and NIST bringing unprecedented visibility and efficiencies in addressing cybersecurity requirements. 

Built on CyberXchange’s proprietary mapping engine and AI platform called Harmony, ORock’s solutions are available now at: cyberxchange.apptega.com/company/orock-technologies.

According to a recent study by PwC, 91% of all enterprises are following at least one cybersecurity framework, which mandates hundreds of requirements to quickly satisfy by sorting through a flood of 5,000+ disjointed security products and services currently on the market. Until CyberXchange, there was no easy way to find a product or service mapped to

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EU Seeks Authority to Cut Off Banks’ Tech Suppliers if Found Wanting on Cybersecurity

Banks and other financial institutions could be forced to cut ties with cloud providers and other technology suppliers under a draft European Union regulation that aims to limit cybersecurity risks to the sector.

National regulators in EU countries could require banks to stop using external technology services if their providers fail to fix cybersecurity problems identified in government inspections. The bill goes beyond existing European legislation mandating cybersecurity rules for the finance sector by requiring technology suppliers to also undergo regulatory scrutiny.

Under the proposed rules, authorities can recommend cybersecurity changes to technology providers, which must respond within 30 days on whether they plan to follow the recommendations. Regulators would then monitor whether financial firms have taken those risks into consideration, and can require them to suspend or stop using a company’s services.

“It could be a massive, massive headache,” said Richard Parlour, chief executive of law firm Financial Markets

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Cybersecurity firm Censys hires new technology chief

Fresh off an investment round that netted the company $15.5 million, Ann Arbor cybersecurity firm Censys Inc. has a new executive running innovation and technical strategy.

The company announced Monday that Derek Abdine, a veteran of cybersecurity companies, had been hired as the company’s new chief technology officer. Abdine, 37, will remain based in Los Angeles but travel to Ann Arbor quarterly once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

“I joined Censys because companies still face significant challenges securing systems despite a robust cybersecurity industry and there is a shared belief that one of the core issues for this stems from problems with internet-facing configuration and computing infrastructure,” Abdine said in a news release. “Censys is one of the few companies I’ve seen that is truly innovating in cybersecurity, and their team is loaded with some of the brightest, focused people in the industry.”

Prior to joining Censys, Abdine worked as the

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The Importance of Teaching Cybersecurity to a 5-Year-Old

IT leaders can take a twofold approach to help K–12 students meet the new security challenges of remote learning.

They can proactively support students and parents in their efforts to stay safe in the remote learning environment, teaching the importance of cybersecurity. They can also shore up internal systems, processes and infrastructure to back up that learning.

Whatever they do, the reality of schools operating almost entirely online has only heightened concerns about cybersecurity — and with good reason. Some of the nation’s largest school districts have recently dealt with cyberattacks that halted remote learning, spurred leaders to postpone the first day of classes or involved the release of sensitive information.

“Instead of having everyone on one network, you have people on multiple networks, and each of those has its own vulnerabilities,” says Amy McLaughlin, CoSN’s project director for cybersecurity initiatives. “You may have an increase in fraud attacks because

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Train employees to be first line of defense

This October looks quite different from previous years, as IT oversees staff who are no longer centrally located, creating a larger attack surface for bad actors. Awareness is key, experts say.

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Maintaining good cyber hygiene is always essential for an IT department, and it’s equally important that IT remind company employees of the looming threat of cyber breaches. October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and it’s particularly relevant this year as many people are working remotely, spread out in the wide-ranging locations they call home, rather than housed within a company building. The greatest cyber risk are employees, generally the source of breaches, not for ill-intentioned reasons but for lax cyber hygiene.  

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A cybersecurity expert warns that during Cybersecurity Awareness Month it is time for the enterprise to emphasize training that doesn’t just keep their employees from putting the business

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Rackspace Technology and Cloud Security Leader, Armor, Announce The New Cybersecurity Landscape Solve Strategy Series Webinar

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rackspace Technology™ (NASDAQ: RXT), a leading end-to-end multicloud technology solutions company, will co-sponsor The New Cybersecurity Landscape virtual event with Armor® on October 7th at 10:00 am CT as part of the company’s Solve Strategy Series. From Zoom bombing to account takeovers, through access mining and phishing, the event will shed light on emerging security threats and empower viewers with practical ideas on how to build a safer future.

Keren Elazari, TED speaker, security analyst, and friendly hacker, will deliver a keynote on how security challenges have changed in the age of COVID-19. She will then be joined by cybersecurity experts from Plus500™, Armor, and Rackspace Technology for a panel discussion on what has changed in the cybersecurity landscape and what businesses must do to adapt.

“This pandemic has been a renaissance for bad actors in the cybersecurity space,” said

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