U.S. DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY SELECTS RSA ARCHER TO HELP MANAGE CYBER SECURITY RISKS

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has selected the RSA Archer GRC solution as the dashboard for its Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program (CDM). The CDM program plays a critical role in helping to both enhance the cybersecurity of our public IT systems and improve resiliency. This is a vital mission in today’s cyber landscape where nation-state actors and cyber criminals are regularly attacking the Federal government’s networks. The RSA Archer…

GRC software makes inroads in US utility sector

But until recently, the ERM process at Xcel was a bit of a hodgepodge. Roughly 30 major departments at the company generated risk reports, which were consolidated into a dozen reports seen by Xcel’s ERM steering committee. The committee would study those reports, which had differing formats and approaches to quantifying risk, before summarising their key points for Xcel’s board of directors, to help them understand what sort of things…

It’s time to fix iCloud

By Dave Smith Apple products are designed to “just work.” But iCloud, Apple’s integrated internet-based service for synchronizing content across devices, is an uncharacteristic wreck – and has been for awhile. Millions of people are learning about iCloud after a 4chan user hacked several prominent actresses’ phones and posted hundreds of private photos online this weekend. Thing is, that particular hack was allegedly the work of several hackers over several…

An American Entrepreneur in Kuwait on a Mission

  I love my country. I love the USA as much as I love NYC.  We may complain about a lot of things that are broken, but for the most part, we’ve got it good. Especially for entrepreneurs. Trust me, I know. In many places in the world, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to start a business. The laws and restrictions inhibit some from building something of their own.…

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission hacked 3 times in 3 years

  Computers at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have been hacked three times in the last three years, according to documents obtained under an open-records request. Two of the attacks are believed to have originated in foreign countries, while the source of the third remains unknown because incident logs have been destroyed. The first attack used a regular phishing email to trick staff into handing over their login credentials.…