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Why the Syrian Electronic Army is still a threat to Cybersecurity

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Why the Syrian Electronic Army is still a threat to Cybersecurity

The White House says that the Syrian Electronic Army is not that sophisticated, but does that mean they are not a real threat and that we shouldn’t be concerned?

I just read an article on NBC Investigations about Syria and The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) and I found a very interesting quote that is worth discussing further.  The basis of their story is how the SEA is not being viewed as a serious threat to U.S. Government agencies because ...

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Proactive Data Security Management Protects the Bottom Line

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Proactive Data Security Management Protects the Bottom Line

One noticeable difference between government and the private sector is the quantity of sensitive data. Governments tend to hold a larger amount of personally Identifiable Information (Social Security, Financial Information and Protected Health Information).

If this information is compromised, it will lead to sizable unplanned cash outflows. The “2011 Cost of a Data Breach” study published by the Ponemon Institute reports the average direct cost of a privacy incident is $73 per record. This is comprised of state and federally required ...

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Why Cyber Liability & Insurance Coverage is Necessary

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Why Cyber Liability & Insurance Coverage is Necessary

In today’s business world digital information is fundamental to everyday operations. Whether it’s financial applications, e-mail communications, supply chain management, content management, sales order processing, or customer relationship management systems, data is the backbone of business. The more reliant a company is on digital data, the lower its tolerance for any interruption in application or data availability caused by “cyber-threats”. And the recent rise in high profile “cyber-incidents” such as computer viruses, data theft, identity theft and other cybercrimes make ...

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