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Cybersecurity Recap October 2020

Cybersecurity Recap October 2020

October 27, 2020

Curated cybersecurity news

summary for facility management professional, building owners and IT professionals who are interested in building security and Facility IT.


National Cybersecurity Awareness Month - “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

Check out During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), the following tip sheets and resources are invaluable tools for reducing cybersecurity risks and protecting yourself online. Use these resources in your communities and share them with your stakeholders throughout the year to encourage strong, nationwide cybersecurity. These materials are free and may be modified to meet your needs. Read More

Predictions 2021: The Path To A New Normal Demands Increased Cybersecurity Resilience

2021 will be the beginning of a transition toward a new normal. Organizations will continue to adapt to new business models and changing customer expectations simply because they must in the face of economic uncertainty, social movements, and changing geopolitics. This will have significant impact for information and IT security professionals across the globe. 

For cybersecurity, here’s what Forrester expects to see in 2021. Read More

The Growing Cybersecurity Threats and How to Address Them

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. As the month winds down, it’s an ideal time to focus attention on a topic of utmost (and ongoing) importance for every business right now: cybersecurity threatsLearn More

Is the Future of Cyber Security in the Hands of Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

It is a fact that machine-learning has taken great steps in recent years, from autonomous tools to virtual assistants, from chatbots to face/object recognition. What about cybersecurity? Learn More

Is Telco Cybersecurity the New Competitive Edge for Service Providers?

Despite the market being filled with cybersecurity companies, including giants like Checkpoint and McAfee and a stream of promising new startups, the average person is still fairly defenseless against cyberthreats. Your customers aren’t IT security professionals and they don’t want to be. They know the threat is real and security is important, but they can’t be expected to bear the burden of securing themselves alone. This is the reason why so many of your subscribers already believe you should take responsibility for providing security as part of the monthly service. Your consumers want to ‘set it and forget it’, knowing someone else is taking care of their cybersecurityLearn More

Holistic Cybersecurity for Buildings

As building control and automation systems rapidly adopt IP (Internet Protocol) as the defacto networking technology for devices and systems, they are increasingly being scrutinized by IT and cybersecurity departments as a potential attack vector for cyber breaches. Building control and automation systems are made up of complex networks of interconnected devices that manage a variety of electro-mechanical building services including the indoor environment, physical security, and people movers to name a few. These systems and services, in addition to a growing number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices that monitor, analyze, and optimize peripheral systems, are designed to work in tandem to improve comfort, general safety, and productivity. Read More

CISA Lays Out Plan for Enhancing Cybersecurity

The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency has in recent weeks spelled out a multipronged plan to continue to improve federal IT security by the end of the current fiscal yearRead More

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification: Are You in Compliance?

Not only can this framework help companies remain solvent, but it will also protect critical information from getting into the wrong hands.

Let's face it: Cybersecurity threat risk isn't going anywhere, and it's only going to get worse. This realization caused the Department of Defense (DoD) to create the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) early this year. This is a unified standard for the successful implementation of cybersecurity across the more than 300,000 companies in the supply chain. Read More

Department of Defense and National Security Agency announce new cybersecurity initiative aiming to close the cybersecurity talent gap

The Department of Defense and the National Security Agency announced the kickoff of a new workforce development program that redefines the academic path to a successful career in cybersecurity.

Through a collaboration with NSA’s National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) Program Management Office and Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office of Industrial Policy, Small Business Program’s (OSBP) and Mentor Protégé Program (MPP) students graduate  “job ready”, armed with the knowledge, skills and training necessary for a successful career in cybersecurity. Read More

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