Stay Focused on Cybersecurity Due Diligence

January 27, 2020

by Dean Simmons

CEO’s ranked cybersecurity as the number one threat to the global economy over the next five to ten years, according to a 2019 CEO Imperative Study conducted by management consultancy Ernst & Young. That sentiment is unlikely to change in 2020. We’re All Human Dr. Richard White, cybersecurity consultant and author of Cyber Crime: The Madness Behind the Methods,...(continue reading)

Manufacturers Must Build a ‘Cybersecurity Culture’

February 15, 2019

by Dean Simmons

‘You need to take steps at every level to protect yourself in the supply chain’ At a recent panel discussion on cybersecurity hosted by CBIA and CONNSTEP, the packed room heard from industry experts on how to best protect their businesses and employees from cyberattacks. The panel included David Huang, assistant U.S. attorney; Carl Jackson, engineering director, Sikorsky, a...(continue reading)

Cybersecurity Starts with Your Employees

October 11, 2018

by Pat Toth

We’re all familiar with Smokey the Bear and the “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires” slogan. In 2015, Smokey got an update and the new “Receive a Bear Hug” ads ran nationwide. In the ad, Smokey runs out of the woods and gives a big bear hug to a camper for properly checking camp fire embers. The new, more huggable...(continue reading)

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