Five similarities between climate change and cyber security

Dataquest | January 30, 2020

Climate change and cyber security are the top threats to humans and businesses today. These two threats have a lot in common and the policies to govern one can work well for the other. There are many parallels between the two realms. Here we take a look at the five common grounds. Everyone is affected: Like it or not, no individual is immune to changes that happen in the environment or to the cyber threats that are increasing every day. Climate change and cyber threats are now global phenomena, which affect people across geographies. Human beings have always depended on nature for everyday resources like water and energy. This dependence will continue forever. Similarly, our dependence on everything digital is increasing, which will only increase in the future.
No limit to usage: Mother nature provides each of us with abundant natural resources without placing a limit on the amount one can potentially use. This has led to the exploitation of the natural resources to such an extent that some resources are on the verge of depletion. We use the internet in a similar manner with no limits. This has led to the exploitation of the resources available on the internet for criminal activities.

Spotlight

Has authentication become too complex for banking institutions? That's a legitimate concern, says Peter Tapling of Early Warning. The key, he says, is to leverage new strategies and solutions to unify and simplify authentication.

Spotlight

Has authentication become too complex for banking institutions? That's a legitimate concern, says Peter Tapling of Early Warning. The key, he says, is to leverage new strategies and solutions to unify and simplify authentication.

Related News

DATA SECURITY

AaDya Security Partners with EclecticIQ to Deliver Next Generation Endpoint Protection to Small and Midsize Businesses

AaDya Security | November 20, 2021

Detroit-based AaDya Security announced today that the company has partnered with EclecticIQ, a leading global provider of cyber threat intelligence, hunting and response technology and services, to offer its innovative endpoint detection and response (EDR) technology to customers of AaDya's all-in-one cybersecurity platform. Built specifically for small and midsize business customers, AaDya's platform is the first to offer six pillars of protection in a unified platform. The solution is powered by Judy, a unique AI and machine learning agent that works on the back-end to ensure each of the pillars (single sign-on, password management, endpoint detection and response, threat detection and automated remediation, anti-phishing, and compliance mapping) work in tandem to provide a seamless experience for both the end-user and platform administrators. AaDya this year also launched a successful channel partner program to offer its solution to managed IT and security service providers and value-added resellers who recognize the benefits of the unified platform for themselves and their clients. "Judy was built by our engineers to deliver a full suite of enterprise-grade security tools in one simple, accessible, and affordable platform,We are thrilled about our partnership with EclecticIQ, which aligns perfectly with our mission to provide small and midsize business customers access to the same security as their larger counterparts at a fraction of the cost. Their EDR solution hits all the marks in that it is light enough for our customers to implement and manage without having to compromise on security. Combined with the fact we were able to work with the EclecticIQ team to fully integrate the solution with Judy's capabilities made our decision to partner with them an easy one." Raffaele Mautone, CEO and founder of AaDya "AaDya built their solution with the understanding that security should not be a barrier to productivity," said Julie Cullivan, a veteran cybersecurity executive and AaDya board member. "The fact that many current security solutions are complicated and cumbersome to deploy has caused many SMB organizations to go unprotected. EclecticIQ's EDR technology was the perfect fit at the perfect time, allowing AaDya to expedite getting their endpoint solution pillar to market at a critical time for many small businesses as they face more cyber-risk and are being forced to meet the latest compliance requirements. I look forward to watching the partnership between these two innovative cybersecurity companies make a significant impact." With many recent high-profile attacks and a renewed focus on security at all levels of the Nation's value chain, across all verticals and businesses of all sizes, timing has never been more critical to provide accessible and reliable protection against ubiquitous attacks like ransomware and phishing to a market segment that has traditionally been an afterthought for the big players in cybersecurity. EclecticIQ, founded in 2014, is a leading cybersecurity company which is pioneering the intelligence-led analyst-centric platform that helps MSSPs, enterprises and governments to manage threat intelligence, hunting, detection and response. EclecticIQ Endpoint Response is a full-featured, flexible and embeddable endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution designed for integration into existing security stacks. It ensures kernel-driven reliability to capture events in real-time on Windows, macOS, and Linux endpoints using the unique endpoint telemetry plugin supported by open source osquery-based agent. It is easily integrated into existing toolsets and workflows via a straightforward REST API which leverages configuration, notifications, scheduled queries, and ad hoc queries for faster time to detection and response. And it installs in minutes, so this low-cost, low-footprint multifaceted solution enables faster mitigation of endpoint attacks. "When we understood the potential of AaDya's Judy platform, it became obvious that EclecticIQ's highly embeddable EDR would make it both more powerful and more extensible for further market-specific innovation," said Sridhar Jayanthi, senior vice president, endpoint security, EclecticIQ. "The fact that AaDya could significantly accelerate their endpoint goals with EclecticIQ's proven technology makes this an ideal partnership." About AaDya Security Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, AaDya Security provides smart, simple, effective and affordable cybersecurity software solutions for small and midsize businesses. Our all-in-one cybersecurity platform, powered by Judy, an interactive AI virtual assistant, provides enterprise-grade, 24/7 protection and support for companies who lack the time, expertise and capital to successfully implement these solutions on their own. About EclecticIQ EclecticIQ is a global provider of threat intelligence, hunting and response technology and services. Stay ahead of rapidly evolving threats and outmaneuver your adversaries by embedding Intelligence at the core™ of your cyberdefenses. We operate worldwide with offices and teams across Europe and UK, North America, India and via value-add partners.

Read More

DATA SECURITY

Cerberus Sentinel Launches Secured Managed Services Providing Senior Support to Mitigate Cyber Risks

Cerberus Sentinel | October 26, 2021

Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corporation a cybersecurity consulting and managed security services firm, today introduced its Cerberus Sentinel Secured Managed Services to help organizations step up their cybersecurity protections with security-focused, end-to-end network and device management solutions provided by a team of senior staff. Cerberus Sentinel's full-scale secured managed services are an integral part of MCCP+, their holistic approach to cybersecurity, compliance and culture. This ensures that all strategic solutions are tailored specifically for each client. Cerberus Sentinel has long recognized that a company must incorporate a culture of cybersecurity through its solutions, processes, and staff training to address the rapid growth of threats to its very existence, data, and intellectual property. "The cost of just one data breach was $3.86 million in 2020,The cybersecurity market is expected to grow to $10.5 trillion by 2025, and the lack of those trained with cyber skills remains a challenge for most businesses. We know organizations are struggling to stay ahead of attacks, as well as to protect their customers and employees. With our senior team's decades of experience, we can provide peace of mind by partnering side-by-side to help them reduce system downtime and realize a quantifiable increase in employee productivity." Brian Yelm, managing director, Cerberus Sentinel Cerberus Sentinel Secured Managed Services highlights include: Managed Support: Unlimited concierge support for all workstations, servers, firewalls, switches, routers, wireless access points, printers, and copiers. A real-time inventory is kept of all hardware and software. Strategic guidance is provided to organizations without a CIO, CTO or director of IT. Security Bundle: Antivirus/MDR, scripting tools, and patch management are included as well as software for workstations and servers to provide secure remote access. Project Engagement: Covers custom projects or for remediation after a penetration test or security assessment uncovers system vulnerabilities. Microsoft 365 Partner: All licenses and email migration are available. Backup and Disaster Recovery: Customized on-premises, hybrid, and cloud-based back-up solutions. Spam, Web and DNS Filtering: Partnership with Cisco Umbrella (DNS) and provider of multiple spam filter solutions tailored for specific email environments. Cloud Storage: Custom Tech Connect Drive, plus partnership with Dropbox and Microsoft for One Drive support. About Cerberus Sentinel Cerberus Sentinel is an industry leader in Managed Cybersecurity and Compliance (MCCP) services with its exclusive MCCP+ managed compliance and cybersecurity services plus culture program. The company is rapidly expanding by acquiring world-class cybersecurity, secured managed services, and compliance companies with top-tier talent that utilize the latest technology to create innovative solutions to protect the most demanding businesses and government organizations against continuing and emerging security threats and compliance obligations.

Read More

DATA SECURITY

Coding Dojo to Launch Cybersecurity Bootcamp for Students

Coding Dojo | June 16, 2021

A leading technology education company, Coding Dojo, has announced its launch of Online Part-Time Cybersecurity Bootcamp, which focuses on preparing entry-level careers for students in IT and network security. Zero is the percent of unemployment for cybersecurity jobs. Also, the jobs in the field are expected to grow by 31% in the coming years. Coding Dojo has developed this program seeing all these facts. The program will help the students pursue a lucrative career in the field and boost the talent pool for employers. Both CySA+ certifications and CompTIA Security+, the two of the leading hiring requirements, are included in the Cybersecurity Bootcamp program. The 24-week online program guides the students in assessing, identifying, reporting, and mitigating information and technology security risks. Fifty percent of the course is mainly focused on on-the-job scenarios and active threat simulations. The course is designed by CompTIA curriculum professionals and former Department of Defense cybersecurity experts. The course provides hands-on experience in defensive and offensive cybersecurity, certified Ethical Hacker-inspired scenarios, web technologies, systems, networking, and databases. Registration is open for students now as the first cohort is about to start on August 16, 2021. $16,495 is the tuition fee for the program. Various financing options are there for qualified applicants. Students will also be given vouchers for both CompTIA certification exams, with two weeks of the course devoted to instructor-led and lecture-based exam reviews. Tuition also covers industry-leading career services of Coding Dojo, including 1:1 coaching, mock interviews, resume preparation, and workshops to support graduates get new jobs in cybersecurity. About Coding Dojo Coding Dojo, the leading technology education company, offers a three-full-stack computer programming Bootcamp and courses on other emerging technologies such as Data Science. The Learning Management System and innovative curriculum are designed to make students independent developers, even though they do not have enough technical background. Coding Dojo has campuses in six US cities, as well as a part-time online program.

Read More