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Cybersecurity Recap August 2020

Cybersecurity Recap August 2020

August 25, 2020

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How to think about cybersecurity in the era of COVID-19

Cybersecurity is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts lay out new threats and detail ways you should address them - MIT Sloan management schoolRead More

Cybersecurity expert talks online safety as people work from home, kids learn online

As people continue to work from home and Arkansas students take classes virtually this year, online security is more important than ever.

Chris Moss is the information security officer at Arkansas Tech University. He said one of the most important things people need to do right now is watch out for what devices are connecting to their home WiFi or hot spots, and making sure these devices are secure. Learn More

Microsoft says the pandemic has changed the future of cybersecurity in these five ways

A new report from Microsoft suggests that cloud-based technologies and Zero Trust architecture will become mainstays of businesses' cybersecurity investments going forward. Learn More

Why Cybersecurity Is Crucial in Smart Cities

Smart cities are the future. Today more than ever, nations around the globe are starting to adopt new developments to enhance their cities’ smart capabilities.

One such nation is Macau, which joined hands with the Chinese technology giant Alibaba group in 2017. The goal was to develop a public-private partnership project that aims to turn the special administrative region into a leading smart city in the Asia Pacific region. Learn More

Stuart Madnick, MIT is interviewed about Internet of Things in Wealth Security Management by Cutter Associates Wealth

Cutter Associates Wealth recently spoke with MIT’s Stuart Madnick, John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technologies at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Professor of Engineering at MIT’s School of Engineering, about the Internet of Things and the cybersecurity risks associated with the future of this technology in private banking. Read a short excerpt from this discussion. 

New Ways to Improve Industrial Cybersecurity (IIoT)

Security and cyber-attack prevention are very real concerns in the industrial sector, especially as more machinery and equipment becomes connected to take advantage of IIoT. This blog highlights what leads to these security issues, and how to overcome them. Read More

10 cybersecurity myths you need to stop believing

Ransomware attacks, data breaches, and scams – along with a steady stream of extortion and phishing emails – have taken over the internet. We hear about cybercrime so often that it can quickly turn into white noise. That's a mistake. Here are 10 security myths you need to stop believing about your dataRead More

What Is Cybersecurity’s Impact on K–12 Education Today?

Schools need to have a holistic approach to cybersecurity, especially now that technology and connectivity permeate nearly all facets of life. Read More

How to Safeguard Against Cyberattacks on Utilities

Questions we should all be asking include: What do we do if the power grid is breached making electric-start backup generators unusable? What’s the backup plan for the backup plan? What happens to our food supply? Our water supply? Our sewer systems? Our financial systems? Our economy? Answering these questions requires systems-level thinking about how everything is connected and consideration of the interdependencies. For example, hospitals might have backup generators. But, what about the supply line for refueling? If the refueling stations need electricity to operate pumps, what is the plan? Read More

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