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2017 Security Predictions - Stay Vigilant, We're in for a Wild Ride 2016 brought about more cyberattacks than we thought possible, especially involving ransomware, and we definitely won't see that trend breaking stride in 2017. By next year, we expect every single adult in the U.S. will know a blood relative that has had their identity stolen - the Internal Revenue Service reported that 2.7 million people had their identities stolen in 2014 and according to TransUnion, 19 people fall victim to identity theft every minute. Here's a quick tip: When you elect to use credit cards, stick to the ‘chip and pin' cards - no swiping. Online, use your credit card issuers ‘one-time-numbers' for purchases. Get a shredder and use it. Think of it as ‘safe recycling'. Now I'm no fortune teller, but there are a few predictions I can make for the coming year - that I think most of ... (more)

[video] #IoT Security with @SecureChannels | @ThingsExpo #BigData #AI #M2M

"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Full Conference Registration Gold Pass and Exhibit Hall ▸ Here Register For @CloudExpo ▸ Here via EventBrite Register For @ThingsExpo ▸ Here via EventBrite Register For @DevOpsSummit ▸ Here via EventBrite Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsors of... (more)

Should You Fear Artificial Intelligence | @CloudExpo #AI #IoT #Cloud

Opining about the future of AI at the recent Brilliant Minds event at Symposium Stockholm, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt rejected warnings from Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking about the dangers of AI, saying, “In the case of Stephen Hawking, although a brilliant man, he’s not a computer scientist. Elon is also a brilliant man, though he too is a physicist, not a computer scientist.” This absurd dismissal of Musk and Hawking was in response to an absurd question about “the possibility of an artificial superintelligence trying to destroy mankind in the near future.” Schmidt went on to say, “It’s a movie. The state of the earth currently does not support any of these scenarios.” If You Ask the Wrong Question … Hal 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey), WOPR (War Games) and Colossus (The Forbin Project – it’s a 70’s B-budget disaster/thriller; look it up) are all pure s... (more)

What ‘Mr. Robot’ Can Teach Us About Incident Response | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud #Security

It is not often that movies and television shows give viewers the opportunity to explore the world of hacking and digital security in a realistic manner. After two seasons, "Mr. Robot" has attracted its share of IT professionals as well as average citizens. The show has offered numerous depictions that are of particular interest to those who make their living by protecting their organizations. The critically acclaimed television series offers fictional situations rather than documentary evidence. However, the plots and actions of both the security engineers and hackers are realistic enough that they can send a shiver down the spine of any professional responsible for safeguarding their organization's system and responding to incidents. This two-part post explores some of the most chilling incidents depicted on the show - incidents that are especially disturbing bec... (more)

[session] Be Smarter Than the Hacker | @CloudExpo #SSL #IoT #Cybersecurity

As Our Partner You Don't Have to Be Smarter Than the Hacker: How Not to Get Robbed on the Internet In the 21st century, security on the Internet has become one of the most important issues. We hear more and more about cyber-attacks on the websites of large corporations, banks and even small businesses. When online we're concerned not only for our own safety but also our privacy. We have to know that hackers usually start their preparation by investigating the private information of admins - the habits, interests, visited websites and so on. On the other hand, our own security is in danger because privacy online must go hand-in-hand with safety. With so many different SSL certificates and vendors available we are concerned about the level of security and reliability. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Ark Szczurowski, founder and CEO of SSLGURU.com, will discuss how... (more)

Don’t Take the Impostor’s Bait | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Cybersecurity

Phishing has been around since the dawn of the internet. The term was first used in an AOL Usenet group back in 1996 but it wasn’t until 2003 when many baited hooks and lures started dropping. Popular transaction destinations like PayPal and eBay were some of the early victims of these spoofed sites asking customers to update their personal and credit card information. By 2004, it was a full-fledged ‘get rich quick scheme’ with many financial institutions – and their customers – as targets. Oxford Dictionary defines Phishing as, ‘The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.’ You’ve seen it, the almost perfect looking email with actual logos, images and links to a reputable company only to have it go to a slick looking re... (more)

Coalfire to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @CoalfireSys #FedRAMP #Cybersecurity

SYS-CON Events announced today that Coalfire will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Coalfire is the trusted leader in cybersecurity risk management and compliance services. Coalfire integrates advisory and technical assessments and recommendations to the corporate directors, executives, boards, and IT organizations for global brands and organizations in the technology, cloud, healthcare, retail, payments, and financial industries. Coalfire's approach addresses each businesses' specific vulnerability challenges, developing a long-term strategy to prevent security breaches and data theft. Coalfire has offices throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, visit https://www.coalfire.com. @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things... (more)

Prescribing Good to Find Bad Activity on Health Networks | @CloudExpo #Cloud #MachineLearning

The hype around data breaches in the health industry may seem commonplace and cause complacency. Last year, it was Anthem and Premera Blue Cross suffering attacks affecting nearly 90 million people combined. Among others, last month it was Banner Health - a nationwide health system based in Arizona - which reported a cyberattack affecting 3.7 million patients and customers. This month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) levied a $5.5M fine on Advocate Health Care Network, the highest penalty to date on a health care organization having a data breach that caused a violation of HIPAA. The fine is in addition to the other costs and damages facing Advocate Health Care Network. In today's challenging security world, it's important to understand that attackers regularly target healthcare networks and, more specifically, Personal... (more)

Cloud Is Now Seen as a Way to Better Security | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security #DigitalTransformation

The next BriefingsDirect cybersecurity innovation and transformation panel discussion explores how cloud security is rapidly advancing, and how enterprises can begin to innovate and prevail over digital disruption by increasingly using cloud-defined security. We'll examine how a secure content collaboration services provider removes the notion of organizational boundaries so that businesses can better extend processes. And we'll hear how less boundaries and cloud-based security together support transformative business benefits. To share how security technology leads to business innovations, we're joined by Daren Glenister, Chief Technology Officer at Intralinks in Houston, and Chris Steffen, Chief Evangelist for Cloud Security at HPE. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: G... (more)

When Things Attack! | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Security

As I started writing this blog, I happened to be watching an episode from the new season of Black Mirror on Netflix. Black Mirror is a Sci-Fi anthology series, ala the Twilight Zone, although with a much darker perspective on both humanity and technology. I found the episode, ‘Most Hated in the Nation' somewhat apropos to my topic. The episode follows a police detective investigating the apparent murder of a columnist. This individual has been deluged with social media hate diatribes that would seem familiar to many. As the investigation continues, more mysterious deaths occur, with the victims all being targets of similar social media anger. Meanwhile, in the background, there are various news stories and visual cuts to ADIs (Autonomic Drone Insects). These tiny bee-like drones are being deployed throughout the country to replace the dying bee population, allowing ... (more)

Cloudbric to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @Cloudbric #IoT #Cyberaware #InfoSec

SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudbric, a leading website security provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloudbric is an elite full service website protection solution specifically designed for IT novices, entrepreneurs, and small and medium businesses. First launched in 2015, Cloudbric is based on the enterprise level Web Application Firewall by Penta Security Systems, which has served more than 2,900 customers for close to 12 years. Penta Security Systems is a global information security firm headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. For more information visit https://www.cloudbric.com. @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center! Secrets of Sponsors and Exhibitor... (more)