Tag: C-Suite


Securing Billions of Smart Things

There are roughly 25 billion smart devices and objects busily gathering data and beaming information back to their respective motherships (and business partners).  That’s up from 7 billion things a mere five years ago. And five years from now? The consensus is 50 billion things will be interconnected, merrily gathering data, and making our lives easier/transforming the world into a marketer’s magic kingdom. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has signaled its strong interest in bringing privacy enforcement to the so-called Internet of Things (IoT), with the release of its “voluntary standards” report this week.  We put those two works inside quotes because while the standards are voluntary right now, it’s a safe bet that they will be used in

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Security awareness will be a focus for banking regulators in 2015, with a focus on financial institutions’ C-suite executives and boards of directors. It’s likely that an in-depth refresher program will be a must for many, as new regulations are more complex and put a strong emphasis on cybersecurity preparedness. One resource that financial institutions may wish to consider when choosing training is the free cybersecurity education program supported by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (Thank you to http://www.bankinfosecurity.com for alerting us to this offering.) The newly updated cybersecurity curriculum is part of a series of courses offered by the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium, a partnership between Texas A&M’s Engineering Extension Service, The University of San

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