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Hacking the Heartland (Part 1): Old MacDonald Got Hacked

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What kind of imagery does the term “cyber security landscape” conjure up for you? Chances are, it’s not the wide-open, rolling fields you see on farmlands. In fact, that is the kind of scenery you’d expect to be far removed from the world of hackers and complicated data networks. But it’s precisely this setting where we’re seeing cyber security concerns ...

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Assessing the Usefulness of the NIST 800-53 Appendix J Privacy Controls

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Contractors to the federal government and information security professionals are no doubt familiar with NIST Special Publication 800-53. Provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the 800-53 is a set of controls intended to protect federal information systems from “hostile cyber attacks, natural disasters, structural failures, and human error.” Since their inception, these controls have gone through ...

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5 Things You Need to Know About BYOD and Cyber Security

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Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies can be a boon for organizations that implement them. Employees can use the same device for both personal and business uses to work from anywhere, which can result in increased productivity. Tasks that employees once had to leave in limbo once they left the office can now be finished outside the workplace and completed without delay. By ...

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What’s Lurking in Your ATM?

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Using a credit or debit card online can make some people uneasy about their data privacy. Unfortunately, those online transactions are not the only way criminals can steal your digits. Consider the notorious hack on card-reader systems used at a number of major retailers, which was responsible for hundreds of millions of compromised financial accounts in 2014-15. Perhaps less prominently ...

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