FREAK VULNERABILITY: Nearly 1 Million New Malware Threats Released Every Day. Companies are struggling to fend off cyber attacks as hackers get faster, sneakier and more creative. New reports from the Internet security teams at Symantec (SYMC, Tech30) and Verizon (VZ, Tech30) provide an alarming picture of how difficult it’s becoming for computer users to stay safe online. Read more

ASSESSMENT TOOLS: Breach Defense Playbook. This blog series will outline breach prevention and incident response services that organizations can use to stay ahead of hackers and not fall victim to the cyberbreach fallout. However, before we look forward, let’s look back and recount what we’ve seen in the news recently so we can learn from others: Read more

PATCHES: ISACA Is First To Combine Skills-Based Cybersecurity Training With Performance-Based Exams And Certifications To Address Global Cyber Talent Shortage. ISACA has introduced a portfolio of new cybersecurity certifications that are the first to combine skills-based training with performance-based exams and certifications. The seven new Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) certifications help professionals build and evolve their careers in a constantly changing field and help close the skills gap for employers. Read more

SECURITY REINFORCEMENTS: Pentagon To Recruit Thousands For Cybersecurity Reserve Force. Military leaders want private sector and National Guard cyber professionals at the ready in case of a national network emergency. The Pentagon is prepared to draft thousands of private sector and National Guard cyber pros in the event of a network emergency affecting American lives, a top U.S. military official said. Read more


OPERATIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Splunk Announces International Availability of Splunk Cloud on Amazon Web Services. Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Splunk Cloud™ is generally available (GA) internationally through nine Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) global regions and will be available soon in AWS GovCloud for U.S. government agencies, contractors and businesses. Splunk Cloud has gained significant traction as an enterprise-ready cloud service with a 100 percent uptime service level agreement (SLA). Read more

AFTER SAAS: Opportunities for Next-Gen CRM. Over the past 15 years, has risen to be the undisputed leader in CRM. However, says Gartner, the CRM market overall is showing single digit growth, so companies like Salesforce could be disrupted. A mobile-social offering targeted at sellers of peer-to-peer marketplaces like Etsy and Shopify and priced based on its performance could gain enough momentum to create a new CRM leader. Read more


IPv6: IG: DoD Must Speed Migration To IPv6. By not migrating to IPv6, DoD is losing out on improved communication, warfighter mobility, situational awareness and quality of service, and the longer the department waits, the costlier the transition will be. Over time, IPv4 becomes more entrenched in mission-critical systems even as its ability to support them decreases, the DoD inspector general report (pdf) states. Read more

TALENT WORKFORCE: Inside the National Security Database. The National Security Database was formed in 2011 as a government-vetted database of cybersecurity professionals. The primary motivation was to push for an initiative to identify ethical hackers and security experts and help government and industry meet their manpower needs in security. NSD was charged with organizing security talent that could be applied in sensitive and strategic areas, where credibility and proven skillsets were paramount. Read more


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