Cybersecurity Center Article Archive
The Cybersecurity Center at Purdue Global has compiled a list of cyber defense articles. Read on to learn more about current trends and challenges in the cybersecurity industry.
June 26, 2019
Silex, a malware developed by a 14-year-old known as Light Leafon, is poised to brick thousands of IoT devices. Silex was inspired by the infamous BrickerBot malware, which bricked millions of IoT devices in 2017.
June 25, 2019
Research suggests that online criminals are creating an invisible internet by turning to gated forums and encrypted apps to conduct cyber-crime deals on the dark net.
June 20, 2019
According to Kaspersky Lab, DDoS attacks are on the rise after falling throughout 2018, suggesting that cyber-criminals are shifting attack methods after a prolonged period of focusing on other sources of income, such as cryptomining.
June 14, 2019
Unlike the days when video storage was expensive and video feeds difficult to monitor, today’s video surveillance is more affordable and enhanced with features such as AI, analytics, and face recognition.
June 13, 2019
From influencing major elections to attacking business of all sizes—including Adobe, Sony, and Facebook—the steadily increasing threat of cyber-attacks should not be underestimated.
June 10, 2019
The fast development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices throughout homes have made cybersecurity a household term, and governments are starting to create robust cybersecurity strategies to combat threats.
June 7, 2019
American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a third-party vendor for Quest Diagnostics, reported that unauthorized users breached its internal systems, potentially affecting around 11.9 million Quest patients.
May 23, 2019
Many scammers use an emotional pull, or stressor event, to convince victims to deposit phony checks whose funds are ultimately reclaimed by the bank. To help employees identify and avoid these scams, companies should implement security awareness training.
May 22, 2019
The annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report is an extensive research report built from the analysis of 41,686 security incidents and 2,013 confirmed data breaches. The events are drawn from 73 public and private entity data sources spanning 86 countries worldwide.
May 13, 2019
This article contains the latest cybersecurity stats from trusted sources, highlighting the extent and implications of online criminal activity.
April 27, 2019
As espionage faces technological, political, legal, and social change, those who break the old rules and create new ones will come out on top. Paradoxically, the trade will also need to shed much of the secrecy that has cloaked espionage since its inception.
January 25, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing and expected to reach $15.7 trillion by 2030, and its fast growth means not only individual companies, but also countries, are working on strategies to claim the biggest possible piece.
May 17, 2019
According to new research from Experis, the cybersecurity skills shortage is affecting Internet of Things (IoT) development. As IoT emerges as an asset that needs to secured, employers are thinking differently about their business and workforce strategies.
The Role of Governments in Ensuring Global Security in the Cyber Age: Cyber-crimes, Cyberterrorism and Cryptocurrencies
May 19, 2019
While The Cyber Age has led to numerous advantages including increased access to information and instant communication, these benefits are heavily offset by the growth of the criminal and terrorist organizations that took full advantage of it.
May 21, 2019
After anonymous hackers breached the city of Baltimore's servers, the city’s digital resources were locked away, including access to government email, payments to city departments, and the ability to process real estate transactions.
May 20, 2019
A compression technique known as quantization is making deep learning models smaller, reducing computation and energy costs, and smoothing the way for internet-connected devices to run more AI software to speed up image- and speech-processing tasks. But compressed AI models are vulnerable to attack; a new study may offer a solution.
May 8, 2019
The U.S. War College recently discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) could change military command structures and what happens if AI creates a war strategy that’s beyond the human mind’s comprehension.
April 30, 2019
Demand for qualified cybersecurity workers is high. In fact, there will be approximately 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs across the globe by 2021.
April 12, 2019
While blockchain-powered anti-virus software doesn’t exist yet, commercially viable blockchain systems are in development. However, blockchain adoption in cybersecurity isn’t happening quickly due to scalability, energy consumption, and investment in existing systems.
April 29, 2019
Whether you work for a large corporation, a small business, the government, or a health care organization, validating your skills and knowledge through IT certifications is the best way to advance your IT career.
April 23, 2019
Organizations are using blockchain technology to create a diverse range of applications, including secure decentralized databases for digital transactions, supply chain management, cybersecurity, and more. Given the emerging uses of blockchain technology, how it is treated in litigation and other business disputes is increasing in importance.
April 25, 2019
As current network security measures fail to keep up with new cybersecurity threats, IT is turning to deep learning and other types of artificial intelligence (AI). As dep learning becomes more accessible to organizations, it supports innovation and the execution of complex business processes.
April 23, 2019
Cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins was instrumental in stopping ransomware from encrypting the databases of government agencies and networks in over 150 countries. But while still a minor, Hutchins developed and distributed malware that played a role in attacks on U.S. banking systems.
April 12, 2019
TÜV Rheinland released its Cybersecurity Trends 2019, a report that contains eight important developments in cybersecurity.
April 10, 2019
Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure have increased significantly recently, and these attacks negatively impact crucial networks around the globe. Learn about seven key findings and recommendations for improving network security.
April 15, 2019
The RobinHood ransomware targets computers within an entire network, encrypting files until the victim pays the ransom amount. Once the ransom is paid, the attackers delete the encryption keys and IP addresses to protect the victim’s privacy.
April 15, 2019
A phishing scam called “The Nasty List” targets Instagram users to gain access to their accounts. Once accounts are compromised, the scammers will send messages to followers of the hacked accounts to further promote the scam.
April 15, 2019
Companies can face hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from a cyberattack blamed on a foreign government, but a common clause in insurance contracts, the “war exclusion,” protects insurers from having to reimburse costs related to damage from cyber war.
April 11, 2019
Many people, including those who did not support Julian Assange’s actions, were alarmed by the idea that Assange could be punished for his role in exposing American government secrets. Those concerned with civil liberties believe elements of his indictment could set a dangerous precedent.
April 15, 2019
NATO’s annual cyber challenge Locked Shields enables participants to enhance their skills and train as national cyber rapid reaction teams in a realistic large-scale cyber incident. More than 1,200 international cyber security experts took part in the 2019 challenge.
April 16, 2019
To protect U.S. critical infrastructure, former CIA director Leon Panetta and former Republican Senator James Talent recommend separating business IT systems from systems that control infrastructure and allowing private-sector or academic cybersecurity experts to work for federal agencies.
April 8, 2019
Despite the demand for qualified cybersecurity applicants, it’s difficult for hiring managers to fill cybersecurity analyst roles. IT professionals need to know what hiring managers look for in security analysts and how best to highlight their skills when searching for cybersecurity positions.
April 10, 2019
Learn about some of the new and emerging groundbreaking opportunities for using Linux in IT and cybersecurity.
April 15, 2019
Part of an IT Career News series called Your Next Move, this article outlines the role of the data scientist, the steps to become one, and the career outlook for the profession.
February 28, 2019
Artificial intelligence has the potential to become a strong line of defense against cyber threats, provided it has been constructed with sharp risk assessment and incident response in mind.
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+): Validating Cybersecurity Skills for Government and Corporate Teams
January 28, 2019
The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) certification used by cybersecurity personnel for the U.S. Navy can also provide advanced utility in the corporate sector. CASP+ can benefit both job seekers looking to demonstrate their cybersecurity skills and corporations searching for the right hire.
March 6, 2019
A survey shows the impact that stress has on cybersecurity personnel, with many saying they work more than 40 hours a week or feel unable to disconnect from their work.
March 5, 2019
Fake-news websites have been appearing with increasing frequency and produce a constant stream of falsehoods that quickly spread across social media. They use several methods to trick readers into believing and spreading stories that can seem real.
February 1, 2019
As government defense systems face an increased need for cybersecurity, acquisition policy also has room to improve. While price, schedule, and performance are normally the “three pillars of acquisition,” security incidents can necessitate prioritizing the best solutions.
February 25, 2019
A recent poll suggests that boards lack the expertise to fully understand the challenges and opportunities that data and technology present to their organizations. Technology is now emerging more quickly than ever, and governance professionals can find themselves quickly falling behind.
February 14, 2019
As data breaches and cyber criminal threats become more common, human resources professionals must help organizations acquire the best talent by identifying the right roles and demonstrating corporate dedication to cybersecurity.
February 26, 2019
The global market for personal cyber insurance is expected to grow rapidly over the next several years. These policies are specifically designed to cover any loss or liability in the event of a cyber attack.
January 30, 2019
Global security operations center professionals are part of the first line of defense against cyber threats but can be estranged from chief information security officers by stress and business needs. Bridging the gap between security and IT operations is critical to protect against cyber threats.
February 12, 2019
Malware can infect a computer system in a variety of ways, and as the number of cyber attacks increases, so also does the number of different malware types of which to beware.
January 23, 2019
A recent U.S. Defense Department report indicates that the Pentagon must address a large number of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, many of them related to proper governance.
February 22, 2019
The Defense Department has released its military cloud strategy, which plans to emphasize defense against cyber attacks and the safety of its soldiers.
February 13, 2019
Sherri Davidoff, CEO of LMG Security, leads an all-female management team of “white hat” hackers who use hacking to test companies for cybersecurity flaws.
February 22, 2019
Blockchain, an electronic distributed database of recorded transactions, has enormous potential in a variety of industries and has attracted a lot of positive attention, though any revolution is still in its infancy.