Marriott International announced last week that it suffered a cybersecurity incident in which potentially more than 500 million Starwood customers had their personal data – including passwords, email addresses and passport numbers – compromised by an “unauthorized party.” This is the latest reminder for consumers worldwide of the need for vigilance in protecting their online accounts.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) today announced that former government cybersecurity expert Kelvin Coleman has been appointed as executive director. A veteran of high-stakes cybersecurity posts at the White House and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Coleman has excelled in public and private sector leadership roles throughout his career of more than 20 years. Coleman assumes the position currently held by interim Executive Director Russ Schrader.
With so much holiday shopping taking place on connected devices, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) conducted new research to gauge Americans’ gift giving plans, the confidence level into the security of their devices and other cyber habits. Some key findings include...
Intel and National Cyber Security Alliance Team Up to Remind Cool Cats Nationwide to Protect Their Nine Digital Lives and #UpdateMeow
This Halloween, Update Cat – the newest, online safety star ‒ will remind Americans to take computer updates seriously and protect their digital lives.
The last full week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) focuses on strengthening our shared commitment to protecting the vast networks and systems fueling our nation’s utilities, finance, transportation, agriculture and communications sectors.
Today all workplaces face the growing risk of cyberattacks. No matter where you are employed – whether it’s at corporate headquarters, a downtown restaurant, hospital, government agency or school ‒ online safety and security are a responsibility we all share.
The unprecedented demand for well-trained cybersecurity workers continues to grow. Some experts predict that there will be a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by next year. This is critical considering the increase in cyberattacks and the erosion of consumer trust in the ability to protect the internet.
Today marks the first day of the 15th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), an extensive online safety awareness and education initiative co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Each week throughout the month will highlight cybersecurity awareness by examining a specific theme. Focus areas include practicing good cybersecurity at home; building a capable cyber workforce; establishing a strong culture of cybersecurity at work and safeguarding the nation’s critical infrastructure.
The two-week countdown to the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) has begun! The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ‒ the co-leaders of NCSAM ‒ along with the dedicated backing of thousands of organizations and individuals, are working to improve awareness and impact online behavior to better protect the internet.