• University of Nebraska wins DOD grant for bridge monitoring research

    University of Nebraska researchers will study the implementation of smart monitoring technology at various bridges in the state, evaluating the cybersecurity risks of the new instruments and their effects on bridge safety. The Department of Defense will fund the project, which is a collaboration between the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

  • Karen Evans named Managing Director at the Cyber Readiness Institute

    Cybersecurity policy leader Karen Evans has been named the new Managing Director of the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI). In her role at CRI, Evans will lead the public-private partnerships developed by CRI.

  • Five new trends in healthcare cybersecurity

    Defending the medical device supply chain, cracking down on ransomware and monitoring new technology are all priorities for cybersecurity professionals in the healthcare field. In a panel hosted by BD, Eric Decker, William Landry, Inhel Rekik and Scott Shindledecker discuss top of mind issues for healthcare cybersecurity professionals.

  • 14% of C-suite executives say organizations have no cyber threat defense plans

    Nearly all U.S. executives (98%) report that their organizations experienced at least one cyber event in the past year, compared to a slightly lower rate of 84% in non-U.S. executives, according to Deloitte’s 2021 Future of Cyber Survey. 

  • 6 common mistakes that lead to ransomware infections

    Let’s take a look at six of the most common mistakes that lead to ransomware infections. 

  • SolarWinds hackers, Nobelium, targeting global IT supply chain

    The same Russian nation-state actor behind the cyberattacks targeting SolarWinds customers in 2020, Nobelium, has targeted organizations integral to the global IT supply chain. 

  • The three V’s of SaaS security

    By focusing on the three V’s — volume, velocity and visibility — of Software as a Service (SaaS) security, organizations can streamline and improve their security team’s efficiency, reducing their workload and increasing protection for the company against any potential exposure or data breach.

  • National Governors Association works with 4 states on exercise to improve energy emergency preparedness

    The National Governors Association (NGA) will support four states —  California, Connecticut, Illinois and Utah — as they participate in the nationwide GridEx VI exercise, which reviews and tests energy emergency preparedness through a simulated coordinated cyber and physical incident on the electrical grid.

  • Closing the cybersecurity workforce gap

    The 2021 Cybersecurity Workforce Study from (ICS)² revealed global and national trends in the cybersecurity profession, with 700,000 professionals joining the industry since 2020.

  • More than half of healthcare applications currently open to attack

    NTT’s AppSec Stats Flash Volume 10 show 52% of the applications in the healthcare industry have at least one serious vulnerability — rating ‘high’ or ‘critical’ on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System scale — open throughout the year.

  • Nevada, North Dakota top cybercrime lists in the US

    A new report studied the per capita rate of cybercrime in each U.S. state, finding that the national average of victims per capita is 240. Find out more about this state-by-state breakdown here.

  • Biometrics lead passwordless authentication methods

    As major organizations integrate passwordless solutions into their products, the FIDO Alliance's new Online Authentication Barometer finds that biometrics are gaining in use and popularity.