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The cybercrime economy personified

While the Center for Strategic & International Studies and McAfee estimated the annual cost to the global economy from cybercrime at $375 billion conservatively and $575 billion maximally as of June 2014, at least one expert stands by cost figures that are many times those numbers.

David Geer | 05 Mar | Read more

How corporate spies access your company's secrets

Some information spies navigate the hiring process with every intention to steal corporate secrets for a competitor or foreign state once inside. Others turn against an employer when angered and leave, lured by job offers and incentives to haul out as much data as they can when they go.

David Geer | 04 Feb | Read more

The Internet of Robotic Things: Secure, harmless helpers or vulnerable, vicious foes?

Experts say robots will be commonplace in 10 years. "Many respondents see advances in [artificial intelligence] and robotics pervading nearly every aspect of daily life by the year 2025--from distant manufacturing processes to the most mundane household activities," says Aaron Smith, senior researcher, The Pew Research Center's Internet Project, speaking of the several experts quoted in his "Predictions for the State of AI and Robotics in 2025".

David Geer | 24 Jan | Read more

What happens when enterprises promote employees with low security IQs

I love the new TV show "Scorpion", which depicts extreme geniuses Walter O'Brien and his team solving high-risk crisis scenarios using nearly impossible solutions. As everyone should know, the real-life Walter O'Brien, whose high IQ and comparable achievements spawned the basis for the TV drama actually identified the brother terrorists who were behind the Boston Marathon bombing, according to CBS, Boston.

David Geer | 13 Nov | Read more

New NSA-funded programming language could close long-standing security holes

According to Steve McConnell, author of "Code Complete", software development projects that reach 512,000 lines of code or more can see four to 100 coding errors per thousand lines of code. Coding errors create the software vulnerabilities that criminal hackers attack in order to enter and pillage the enterprise. Anything that can help to prevent those holes should be of interest to CISOs and their teams.

David Geer | 17 Sep | Read more

Hackers inside Chinese military steal U.S. corporate trade secrets

In May, a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania indicted five members of the Chinese military on charges of hacking and economic espionage, according to a May 19 U.S. Department of Justice media release. Per the same release, the targets were six U.S. enterprises operating in the solar products, nuclear power, and metals industries. The attacks began as early as 2006 and were carried out over many years and into this year, according to the same release.

David Geer | 23 Jul | Read more

Can data lakes solve cloud security challenges?

"Data Lake" is a proprietary term. "We have built a series of big data platforms that enable clients to inject any type of data and to secure access to individual elements of data inside the platform. We call that architecture the data lake," says Peter Guerra, Principal, Booze, Allen, Hamilton. Yet, these methods are not exclusive to Booze, Allen, Hamilton.

David Geer | 18 Mar | Read more

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