From the Fall 2013 Issue

Companies are Unprepared to Defend Against Cyber Threats,

Author(s):

Protiviti, ,

CIOs are assuming more strategic roles based on evolving risks and opportunities.  Despite broad recognition that cyber threats are more prevalent than ever before, a large number of companies are not adequately prepared to respond to a data breach or IT security crisis, according tofindings from the 2013 IT Security and Privacy Survey byglobal consulting … Read more

From the Fall 2013 Issue

A Strategic Approach to Cybersecurity

Author(s):

Kelly Bissell, , Deloitte & Touche LLP

As cybercrime grows faster than companies can defend against, it’s time for a serious discussion on Cybersecurity. Though many are calling for federal standards and regulations —which may be a matter of time—in their absence, organizations should transform how they think about Cybersecurity.  Regulating our Cybersecurity  In a recent New York Times op-ed, Senators Joseph … Read more

From the Fall 2013 Issue

Managing Privileged Access to Systems and Data

Author(s):

Cal Slemp, , Protiviti

There will always be people who need to be granted access to privileged accounts. In fact, many organizations accept that some privileged access accounts cannot be fully controlled. In many cases, default “Root” or “Administrator” type accounts remain active, with passwords that, while complex and complying with corporate policy, are shared across a team of … Read more

From the Fall 2013 Issue

Michigan Cyber Summit 2013

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The Michigan Cyber Summit 2013 is a follow up event to the sold out Michigan Cyber Summit 2011, hosted by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, which served as the national launch of the October 2011 National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The main conference is scheduled for October 25th, with invitation-only activities taking place the evening of … Read more

From the Fall 2013 Issue

California and Greater Washington D.C. Metro Area… Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia – Top Destinations for Cybersecurity Talent

Author(s):

Semper Secure, ,

Cyber Security Professionals Looking for Employers with Code of Honor; Report Average Salaries of $116,000  Semper Secure, a public-private partnership focused on increasing the number and quality of Cybersecurity professionals, announced the results of its Cyber Security Census. Based on a survey of 500 Cybersecurity professionals from 40 different industries across 43 states, the District of … Read more

From the Fall 2013 Issue

Learn in Your Own Cyber School

Author(s):

Frank Vivirito, , Immersive 3D LLC

Headquartered in Baltimore, Md., Immersive 3d LLC (i3d) is gaining attention with their Cyber STEM Academy (CSA) program. Coming off debut showings at Baltimore’s STEM Alliance and STEM Trek, i3d presented Cyber STEM Academy during Baltimore Innovation Week 2013. On Saturday September 21st Baltimore teachers and technologists had the opportunity to learn about Cyber STEM … Read more

From the Fall 2013 Issue

CYBERMARYLAND: Making Connections for Business

Author(s):

Erika Butler, , United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Ten years ago, information security meant installing Norton on a laptop. Today it has evolved into a much broader concept, an entire industry aimed at protecting information. “Now it’s that times 100,000” said Ursula Powidzki, Assistant Secretary of Business and Enterprise Development for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, “because increasingly everything is … Read more

From the Fall 2013 Issue

Northrop Grumman Foundation Furthers CyberPatriot Growth With Renewed Three-Year Commitment

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Northrop Grumman, ,

Multiyear grant to support cyber competitions through 2016 Program expands to middle schools and internationally  Northrop Grumman Foundation announced this year it will continue as presenting sponsor of CyberPatriot, the national high school cyber defense competition, with a $4.5 million, three-year grant to the Air Force Association (AFA). As the largest contributor to the program since … Read more

From the Fall 2013 Issue

Threats and Opportunities Growing in Cybersecurity

Author(s):

Tim Larkins, , ImmixGroup, Inc.

The federal government will spend about $10 billion on Cybersecurity in fiscal year 2013. That number could grow to $13 billion in fiscal year 2014. For most federal agencies, Cybersecurity is one hot-button issue that will not soon disappear. Determining what to defend against will play a large role in how much money the government … Read more