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February 16, 2018  3:10 PM

SheHacks hackathon at BU promotes female tech advancement

Tom Gambardella Tom Gambardella Profile: Tom Gambardella

For 36 hours during the last weekend in January, more than 1,000 attended one of the largest women's hackathons ever at SheHacks Boston. SheHacks Boston organizer Natalie Pienkowska said that the event was a way to counter the "ridiculous" amount of inequality that

February 9, 2018  4:39 PM

Being Cyber Essentials certified will help prep for GDPR

Mekhala Roy Mekhala Roy Profile: Mekhala Roy

With enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the offing, organizations are busy preparing for a new era in privacy regulation. But UK companies...

January 31, 2018  5:02 PM

Alphabet unveils cybersecurity company, Chronicle

Mekhala Roy Mekhala Roy Profile: Mekhala Roy

There is a new moonshot in cybersecurity, and Google's parent company is calling it Chronicle. Alphabet's cybersecurity business unit launched last week and plans on selling cybersecurity services to Fortune 500 companies. Chronicle aims to leverage

December 15, 2017  7:27 AM

Cybersecurity professionals struggle to make their job a priority

Mekhala Roy Mekhala Roy Profile: Mekhala Roy

Despite recent high profile data security incidents, it seems business leaders still are not acknowledging their IT vulnerabilities: In a recent cybersecurity study, 20% of survey respondents cited business and executive management treating cybersecurity as a "low priority" was one of the top three...

November 30, 2017  1:09 PM

Cybersecurity insurance only a piece of data protection strategy

Mekhala Roy Mekhala Roy Profile: Mekhala Roy

Cybersecurity incidents remain a growing risk for the enterprise in today's digital world. As a result, an organization's cybersecurity strategy usually isn't just about prevention anymore, but also about risk mitigation and building resiliency. Many organizations are reinforcing their

November 14, 2017  1:22 PM

Government, business cybersecurity cooperation still faces roadblocks

Mekhala Roy Mekhala Roy Profile: Mekhala Roy

Panelists speaking at a session titled Right Hand, Left Hand: Transparency, Communication and Conflict at the recent Cambridge Cyber Summit agreed that the government and...

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March 31, 2017  2:51 PM

Risk mapping key to security, business integration

Mekhala Roy Mekhala Roy Profile: Mekhala Roy

It's no secret that data protection has become integral to bottom line success for digital businesses. As a result, it's time for InfoSec professionals to crawl out of their caves and start communicating with...

December 22, 2016  2:30 PM

The case for multi-vendor certifications

Ben Cole Ben Cole Profile: Ben Cole

For information technology professionals, obtaining certifications have become an important way to demonstrate their knowledge, experience and qualifications. Although certification programs are often fostered or supervised by...

December 19, 2016  2:20 PM

GRC news roundup: Russian hacking allegations persist

Christian Stafford Christian Stafford Profile: Christian Stafford

After the U.S. was allegedly plagued by Russian cyberattacks during the election, members of both the Democratic and Republican parties are now calling for investigations....

November 30, 2016  12:36 PM

Flexibility, speed needed for corporate data protection

Mekhala Roy Mekhala Roy Profile: Mekhala Roy

In today's threat-filled environment, money is not always a hacker's prime motivation. They could be driven by political reasons or just want to embarrass organizations. But irrespective of their motivation, hackers often target

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