Smart Cities are a Hacker’s Playground – Here’s What You Can Do

It’s clear that smart technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the future of our communities. But, is your agency ready for the billions – soon to be trillions – of sensors and devices connected to one another that will transform our society?

The risks of a breach or attack, particularly to vulnerable network endpoints, are worrying and costly.  Impacts include:

6 Practical Tips for Protecting your Agency Against 2017’s Top Threats

Data breach statistics are staggering. Through the end of March 2017, there have already been over 300 major breaches and over nine million records stolen. It’s a challenging problem and one that doesn’t come with a lot of solutions. Part of the problem is understanding what the patterns are. Today’s attacks have several stages from initial reconnaissance to object completion, as depicted in the Cyber Kill Chain which describes the phases of a targeted attack.

Cybersecurity Lessons from the New York Times Security Breach

The New York Times selected a premier vendor of security products, Symantec Corporation, to provide antivirus software. Recently, they were attacked by hackers originating in China. After the attacks, the Times’ security consultant reported that the antivirus software did not protect the company. I consult for DLT Solutions with some of the most secure government agencies in the U.S. My primary suite of products comes from Symantec. Their security solutions are among the best in the industry. If they had fully deployed and properly utilized Symantec’s anti-virus software in their enterprise, most, if not all, of the attacks could have been prevented.