Steps for Fortifying Your Organization’s Data in the Cyber War

The most recent ransomware attacks should make every executive in every company take notice, and be worried. Last week, I spoke at a cyber event and came with a message: the continued focus on legacy endpoint and network security is almost worthless. As cyber attacks become more sophisticated, our reliance on legacy ‘castle and moat’ theory to […]

Ransomware Exponentially Increasing as IoT Provides Physical Targeting Opportunities

This article increases awareness for organizations seeking to enhance their digital risk posture against the increasing threat of ransomware (a type of malware) deployed by threat actors to prevent or limit users from accessing their system until a ransom is paid. Ransomware is increasingly targeting multiple industries with downtime and lost productivity as its attack […]

CTOvision Podcast: OMB, DHS, USN, Data Encryption

In this podcast, Bob and Ryan discuss some of the recent government and cyber news. OMB releases IT accessibility guidance German Activists Punch Out Big Brother’s Eyes Weatherford Outlines DHS Cybersecurity Goals DOE to invest $9 million in solar big data projects Navy delays NGEN decision to May US looks hard at China over cyber-espionage […]

The US and Israel Tied to Stuxnet, The Navy Seeks to Tame Big Data, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: President Obama ordered to accelerate a campaign of cyberattacks against started by President Bush and code-named Olympic Games including the U.S. and Israeli developed Stuxnet. More here. The Department of Energy missed 500 data centers managed by contractors when it took inventory in July, 2011. More […]

Cyber Attacks on Pipelines, DoJ Ransomware, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: Federal agencies are currently investigating months of cyber attacks against the computer networks managing major natural gas pipelines. More here. The Department of Defense is funding research on  a “novel device to perform surveillance on adult insect disease vectors.” More here. Researchers have intercepted new ransomware that […]