December 16, 2020

Cybersecurity employee training: How to build a solid plan

TechTarget, December 16, 2020
Cybersecurity training programs play a crucial role in keeping employees informed about the changing threat landscape and about their personal role in protecting the organization and its stakeholders. Unfortunately, these programs often suffer from a lack of attention, resulting in dull and potentially outdated content that doesn't effectively engage employees and, therefore, fails to achieve its cybersecurity objectives.

December 15, 2020

Here are the critical responses required of all businesses after SolarWinds supply-chain hack

SC Mag, December 15, 2020
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Treasury Department and FireEye are among the most prominent victims affected by the supply chain attack on SolarWinds network monitoring software. But these data breaches are just scratching the surface of one of the most significant foreign hacking incidents in history – one that will have long-lasting repercussions.

November 23, 2020

How to Keep Your Family Safe Online | Kelvin Coleman, Exec. Director

Faith Health & Home, November 23, 2020
On this episode, I am joined by Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance with tips and resources to keep you and your family safe and secure online.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry held every October to ensure every American has the resources they need for securing our digital lives as our devices continue to become more connected.

November 23, 2020

The digital switch that blocks all websites from selling your personal data

Digital Trends, November 23, 2020
Kelvin Coleman, the executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), believes GPC’s legal buffers will help it legitimize its goals, as opposed to “Do Not Track” which was “rolled out in a vacuum.”
“With CCPA and GDPR existing as legal precedents, companies are forced to navigate a minefield of compliance issues and heavy fines if they’re not careful about how they handle user data. This creates more incentive to accept GPC in the long run,” Coleman said.

November 13, 2020

APT Groups Target Firms Working on COVID-19 Vaccines

HealthcareInfoSecurity, November 13, 2020
Kelvin Coleman, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, sizes up the possible motivations behind the APT attacks.
"The attacks on vaccine research aren't necessarily designed to cause harm as much they are to facilitate data theft," he notes. "If these groups were operating in a way meant to cause destruction to our healthcare infrastructures - like Sandworm did with the NotPetya attack in 2017 against banks, manufacturers and pharma companies - that'd be a different story."

November 13, 2020

Europol campaign urges e-commerce retailers to #SellSafe this Black Friday

The Daily Swig, November 12, 2020
Kelvin Coleman, executive director at the US-based National Cyber Security Alliance, told The Daily Swig that the message from Europol spreads way beyond geographical borders.
Coleman said: “The advice from Europol can apply universally to all shoppers and retailers regardless of geography. The threats from bad actors aren’t constrained by geographical borders. Everyone can be a victim.

November 12, 2020

6 Cybersecurity Tips When You Work From Home

Forbes, November 12, 2020
Check out these six tips that could help keep your data and your devices safe, courtesy of cybersecurity software providers MonsterCloud, Norton and UpGuard, and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

November 9, 2020

Age plays a role in end-user security training

Barracuda, November 9, 2020
A report published by The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) suggests cybersecurity teams may want to consider different approaches to ensuring security based on the age of the employee working from home.
As the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be gaining momentum, employees will be working from home more often well into 2021. At the same time, it has become apparent cybercriminals are getting more adept at targeting those employees.