Tinton Falls, NJ - At the Internet of Medical Things speakers from Johnson & Johnson, the FDA, Sage Bionetworks, and WAM Consulting Group presented their perspectives on issues key to developing safeguards for drug development data, patient records, and medical devices. Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, the FDA’s Director for Emergency Preparedness, addressed the agency’s approach to building internal communications and public private partnerships to enhance cybersecurity throughout the healthcare system. While it’s not always easy to find a “front door” for collaborating with the FDA, she mentioned National Healthcare & Public Health Critical Infrastructure Protection (http://www.nhisac.org/).
Trenton, NJ - Threats to cybersecurity change every day, so it is essential to stay on top of the latest updates to keep your business safe. The New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) has released its latest bulletin, which details the vulnerability of the systems that control the northeast electrical grid. A weakness that allows hackers to exploit font drivers in certain Windows servers was found, and multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe and Microsoft software were discovered. NJBIA is working with the NJCCIC to keep businesses up to date on the latest cyber threats and the tools available to fight them. The cell was launched by Governor Christie this past May.
Trenton, NJ – According to New Jersey Business Magazine, “Cybersecurity is among the greatest issues facing businesses today, and Morris Plains-based Link High Technologies recently held a seminar featuring renowned security expert Gideon Lenkey. Lenkey, the former president and Chairman of the Board of the New Jersey InfaGard Chapter, has written numerous cybersecurity publications, and was featured in the documentary film Code 2600.”
Trenton, NJ – According to New Jersey Business Magazine, “The NJ Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) has issued four advisories on cyberattacks in the last week. Vulnerabilities were found in Microsoft Office, Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash Player.”
Washington D.C. – According to the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, “With big data come enormous benefits -- socially and economically -- along with questions that feel new to us. Businesses should be thinking about how to make the most of big data, while also stewarding the information consumers have entrusted to them.”
Trenton, NJ - Would you know where to turn if your business’s computer systems were hacked? Employers have a new tool to defend their businesses against cyberattacks. Governor Christie on May 20 created the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell to connect the public and private sectors with the latest information on cyber threats and what to do about them. The site includes “cyber tips, alerts and mitigation techniques” as well as threat analysis—all managed by the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.
Washington D.C. - According to Steve Charles, "For the federal government, 2015 is quickly turning into the year of cybersecurity. Though heralded with less fanfare, it’s also the year of cybersecurity for the state and local market. That’s because the feds are pushing cyberthreat information-sharing among companies and among governments, spanning the public and private sectors."
Pittsburgh, PA - According to Rich Lord, "High on the White House’s hit list: The series of letters, numbers and symbols you type in when you access everything from your bank account to your Netflix list."“Kill the password dead as a primary security measure,” urged Michael Daniel, the president’s cybersecurity coordinator, at the International Conference on Cyber Engagement, held recently at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. As more and more devices connect to the Internet, we need to develop new ways of confirming our identities, he said.
New Brunswick, NJ - The Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security was awarded $1.95 million by the federal government to design and deliver intelligence-related curricula at the university. The grant comes in conjunction with the university's appointment as a Center of Academic Excellence by the federal government's intelligence agencies.
Newark, NJ - Data security is at a premium these days. As hackers grow in sophistication and number, businesses face an ever-increasing challenge to protect their confidential data and intellectual property. On Monday, NJBIA President Michele Siekerka will participate in a conference at NJIT in Newark, moderating a panel discussion on business concerns for company leaders responsible for security policy.
Holmdel, NJ - Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, announces the launch of a discrete consulting division that is committed to apply deep, thoughtful analysis, hands-on experience and sophisticated techo-economic modelling tools to some of the key challenges facing the IT and communications networking industry today.
Ewing, NJ – According to the New Jersey Chapter of the Small Business Administration, “For the 14th consecutive year, identity theft is the nation’s biggest threat for consumers, topping the annual rankings of filed complaints to the Federal Trade Commission. Experts will discuss emerging and potentially damaging cyber crimes, which industries are most at risk, and solutions for concerned business owners at The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ on Monday, April 20, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. There is no fee for attendance and breakfast and lunch will be included.”
Trenton, NJ - Last week, Governor Christie proposed his annual budget for Fiscal Year 2016 and it included additional funding for an improved cyber infrastructure and security. State around the country are investing more and more as questions about efficiency and concerns about cyber threats grow. In fact, last month, the National Governors Association (NGA) Annual Winter Meeting discussed how state governments are responding to cyber attacks and met with the Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The following is an analysis of the Governor's budget as it relates to cyber security and information technology.
Santa Barbara, CA - In the Christian Monitor, contributor Elizabeth Segran discusses cyber security and its lack of women within the industry. "To make the field more welcoming, female security pros recommend moving away from the aggressive language of combat and talking about protecting people instead." According to a recent report by the Ponemon Institute, less than 20 percent of the information security workforce are women.
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