Why schools are getting an “F” in cybersecurity

Right before the holiday season, California’s Tulare Joint Union High School District received a very unwelcome gift – a cyberattack. The attack, which was coined, “very bad and complicated,” by the district’s assistant superintendent, Lucy VanScyoc, in an emailed statement…

Breakout Time and the 1-10-60 rule – the key to saving $4 million

Practically every cybersecurity and IT professional recognizes that it’s not a matter of “if” their organization will be the victim of a cyberattack or breach, it’s “when.” And that’s not surprising considering there were almost 4,000 reported data breaches in…

Practice makes perfect – honing incident response skills

Practice makes perfect. It’s a cliché for a reason, because it’s very true. The more you work at a particular skill or task, the better and more proficient that you become at it. Unfortunately for the cyberwarriors that are tasked…

The Capital One breach…a lesson for the public sector

Capital One has announced that about 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 linked bank accounts were compromised “in one of the biggest-ever data breaches,” affecting some 100 million individuals in the U.S. and 6 million in Canada. The FBI has charged a…

Five considerations when choosing a SIEM tool

While cybersecurity remains one of the top priorities for government IT personnel, there is no one single solution to guard agencies against all cyberthreats, there are tools that can certainly go a long way toward managing and understanding the cyberthreat…