Month: April 2019

SynED Expands Board of Directors and Leadership Team With Cyber Experts

Thousand Oaks, CA – 24 April 2019 – In a move to continue its leadership role in helping to redefine global educational platforms, synED, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is pleased to announce the expansion of its Board of Directors, the addition of an advisory committee and a new director of its California Cyberhub initiative. “Including …

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Eighteen State Governors Launch Cyber Skills Program for High School Girls

SANS Institute has launched a national cybersecurity program designed specifically for high school girls to encourage more females into the industry and to reduce the national cyber skills gap. The Girls-only cybersecurity program, Girls Go CyberStart, is the result of a partnership between 27 state governors and SANS Institute. Those states are Alabama, Arkansas, California, …

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Cyber Competition Team Creates Lasting Bonds For California Middle School Girls

CyberAegis Aether shows success in statewide efforts to bring girls into cybersecurity and STEM. Next week, thousands of students from across the country will compete in the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot XI Finals in Baltimore, the culmination of a year of hard work and dedication. Among those teams is CyberAegis Aether, a group of five …

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The Haiku Cyber Range And California Cyberhub Train The Next Generation Of Cybersecurity Heroes

1,200 Students across California Participate in the California Mayors Cyber Cup using the Haiku Cyber Range In an effort to help grow the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow, California Cyberhub, its affiliates and Sentek Global joined forces for the 2019 California Mayors Cyber Cup (CMCC). On February 23rd, 2019 at 9:00 am, 1,200 middle school and …

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Employee Mistakes and System Errors are a Larger Threat to Data Security Than Hackers or Insiders

Employee mistakes were ranked as the highest risk in the 2019 Global Encryption Trends Study, though employee-owned devices on company networks deserve more security scrutiny. When it comes to assessing security risks, exposure of sensitive data is most likely to result from human error when handling data and malfunctions of systems and processes designed to …

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90% of Large Tech Companies Vulnerable to Email Spoofing

Most companies have not implemented standards for authenticating emails and preventing hackers from successful phishing attacks, according to Valimail. Businesses and consumers see more than 1.2 million phishing attacks each year, as hackers use the effective social engineering attacks to con employees into clicking a malicious link or attachment. Despite how widely known and damaging these attacks …

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Challenges on Cybersecurity Landscape Demand Strong Leadership

Senior leaders in business and government ought to take note of ISACA’s State of Cybersecurity 2019 research, which details the findings of a global survey of cybersecurity professionals. The report highlights many of the issues of which we cybersecurity professionals long have been painfully aware: that it is increasingly difficult to recruit and retain technically adept …

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5 IT Security Roles Businesses Are Most Desperate To Fill

Organizations are facing more difficulty filling security roles now than in previous years, according to a CyberEdge report. Finding and retaining workers in IT security continues to be a challenge for organizations, though IT professionals report a modestly increased shortfall of skilled security workers, compared to last year, according to the 2019 Cyberthreat Defense Report …

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