Archive for May 2014

Cyber Security Expert? Companies Really Want You

Some of the largest U.S. companies are looking to hire cybersecurity experts in newly elevated positions and bring technologists on to their boards, a sign that corporate America is increasingly worried about hacking threats.

JPMorgan Chase & Co, PepsiCo Inc, Cardinal Health Inc, Deere & Co and The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) are among the Fortune 500 companies seeking chief information security officers (CISOs) and other security personnel to shore up their cyber defenses, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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An Introduction to Cyber Intelligence

There is a general lack of information on what cyber intelligence is and how to appropriately use it. There are a few resources out there but cyber intelligence is more often thrown around as a buzz word for company statements and contracts than it is actually defined and used. Here’s a user-friendly explanation of what it’s all about.

Social Media, A Window to the World or a Window Into YOUR World?

Remember, everything you share online is there forever, no matter how much you think you have deleted it, it will always be there, somewhere. That includes instant chats, instant messages and yes indeed, even text messages. There is no shredding that information as you would your old bank statements. Savvy scammers, stalkers, and general trolls can find your most private information. From here out, be extremely careful with what you share. Here are some best practices you need to consider…

Shuyuan presents at CyberSecurity Conference in Puerto Rico

The Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (UPPR) together with the Centre for Information Security Research and Education (CIARE) conducted the “Cybertech 2014: Towards the future” forum. The conference, which took place over a full day, had important presenters like Dr. Shuyuan Mary Ho Florida State University, among other prominent professionals in the information technology.

The UPPR is very proud to have been designated (in June 2009) as the first and only National Center of Academic Excellence in Teaching in the Information Security (CAE / IAE) in Puerto Rico by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS),” said Ernesto Vázquez Martínez, Vice President of UPPR. “We are also leaders in the area of ​​cyber education.”