With Cyber Monday just one week away, learn more about how consumers feel about the security of online shopping and what you can do to help prevent your data being stolen.
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Cybersecurity continues to be an evolving challenge for website designers and developers. Everyday, hackers create new malware strains and perform sophisticated attacks that can devastate client websites.
SiteLock is promoting Cybersecurity Awareness Month and as a web designer or developer, it is imperative that you understand your role in the security of your clients’ websites. Many people assume that you are handling every aspect of the site, including its protection. Because of this, you must take action and understand how to provide that security.
The news has been inundated lately with discussions around cybersecurity. With the Apple vs. FBI case, Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan and constant cyber threats from foreign countries, you’d expect cybersecurity to be a hot topic among the Presidential candidates. However, so far this has not been the case.
Cybersecurity is a complex topic. Some candidates may not feel equipped to discuss the topic, while others may not have a definitive stance on the issue. Regardless of the reason, cybersecurity is a national security issue and the next president will be tasked with addressing it. According to CBS News, fifty-five percent of Information Security professionals believe cybersecurity should be an essential issue in the 2016 election. We decided to do some research and see where the Presidential candidates stand on cybersecurity issues and policies.
Let’s Take a Closer Look…
Consumers have endless choices of where to shop this holiday season and your store – whether brick & mortar or online— must stand out. A well-designed, easy to use website is critical in cutting through the clutter to attract holiday shoppers and drive them to make a purchases. Unfortunately, the same features that improve user experience and retain customers can leave your website vulnerable to a cyber attack and pose a significant threat to your business.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice released a report that revealed some weaknesses in Next Gen Cyber, The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s cyber security program begun in 2012. Next Gen Cyber originally has a budget of $314 million and a total of 1,333 full-time jobs (including 756 agents), while the DOJ also asked for an $86.6 million increase in funding for 2014 to support this Initiative. The FBI had in total 52 open positions of the 134 computer scientists it was authorized to employee under the Initiative.
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta resigned last Friday, a day after revealing that the recent data breach of employee information was much larger than originally thought and had probably affected 22.1 million current, former and prospective US government employees and their family members. Archuleta’s departure has been confirmed in an email she sent to OPM staff. Beth Cobert, previously the U.S. chief performance officer and a deputy director at OPM, has taken over as the acting director of OPM since last Saturday.
LOT, the Polish national airline, announced on Sunday that it cancelled 10 flights due to the cyber attack towards its ground computer systems at Warsaw’s Okecie airport. The cyber attack took down LOT’s ground computer systems for 5 hours during which time 10 flights were cancelled impacting over 1,400 passengers who had planned to travel to Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Copenhagen, and some internal flights within Poland.
A recently released Insider Threat Report collected data from over 500 cybersecurity professionals to examine industrial efforts against insider threats. According to the report, although there has been a rise of insider threats over the last 12 months, organizations are not fully prepared for it yet. The report also examined which user categories showed the largest threat, the most vulnerable applications and data, common launch points for attacks, budget trends and more.
Several days after a major breach of the personal information of federal employees, the Senate rejected a cyber security measure on Thursday. The rejected bill would encourage private companies to voluntarily share information about hack attacks with the federal government to prevent future data breaches. The vote was 56-40, four votes short of the 60 needed to move ahead on the legislation. Many Democrats voted against the bill, mainly because it was tacked to a sweeping defense bill, which many Democrats oppose and President Obama has threatened to veto.
There’s no doubt that cybersecurity is on the rise. As the world continues to experience data breaches, more and more of these stories have been filling headlines.
With so much cybersecurity overage, it can be difficult to sort through the noise and identify the most important stories. That said, we’ve put together a list of the top five must-read websites that you should add to your daily reading list: