Cybersecurity

David Bader, Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute for Data Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Cybersecurity Challenges in the Age of Generative AI

By David Bader, Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute for Data Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology Cybersecurity professionals will not ...
Tj Houston, Cyber Security Instructor, Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center

High School Cyber Education: The Key to Securing Our Digital World

By Tj Houston, Cyber Security Instructor, Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Let’s face it, as a society, we are spending ...
Charles Harry, PhD, Director, Center for the Governance of Technology and Systems (GoTech), University of Maryland

Unseen Threats: Local Vulnerabilities and the Strategic Threats Lurking in National Critical Functions

By Charles Harry, PhD, Director, Center for the Governance of Technology and Systems (GoTech), University of Maryland In March of ...
Brennan Lodge, Adjunct Professor, Information Technology & Data Analytics, New York University

Forging the Future: Elevating Cybersecurity Defense with Analyst Wisdom through Generative AI

By Brennan Lodge, Adjunct Professor, Information Technology & Data Analytics, New York University Cybersecurity professionals have long been embroiled in ...
Eddie Myers, Crothall Healthcare Director of Cybersecurity

Tackling Cybersecurity for Medical Devices

By Eddie Myers, Crothall Healthcare Director of Cybersecurity (Healthcare Technology Solutions Division) The rapid digitization of the healthcare industry has ...
Dr. Luis O. Noguerol, Information System Security Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce

Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks in Low Visibility Environments

By Dr. Luis O. Noguerol, Information System Security Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce Introduction In today's interconnected world, where digital ...
Nick Janka, Chief Cyber Architect, Lockheed Martin

Enterprise Cyber Resilience: A Leadership Mindset, Business Model, and GRC Framework

By Nick Janka, Chief Cyber Architect, Lockheed Martin I. CYBERSECURITY VS. CYBER RESILIENCE Cyber resilience, when implemented correctly, enables the ...
Cary K. Jim, Ph.D., Data & Analytics Manager, The ASSISTments Foundation

Data Infrastructure for Analytics in Education

Cary K. Jim, Ph.D., Data & Analytics Manager, The ASSISTments Foundation With the growing interest in migrating information systems to ...
Ron Zochalski, CTO & CISO, Lake County Government

Cyber vs Physical Security: Shouldn’t we take cybersecurity and data privacy as seriously as physical security? WE NEED BOTH!

By Ron Zochalski, CTO & CISO, Lake County Government I have the current rare responsibility of leading building technology and ...
Andres Calderon, Cyber Resilience Officer, Centura Health

Cybersecurity Risky Business

By Andres Calderon, Cyber Resilience Officer, Centura Health The risk-based approach is a widely adopted method for addressing cybersecurity challenges ...

Cybersecurity protects computers, networks, and data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. It involves implementing various measures, technologies, and best practices to safeguard information and mitigate potential risks and threats in the digital realm.

In today’s interconnected world, where businesses, governments, and individuals heavily rely on computer systems and the internet, cybersecurity has become crucial to ensure information confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The concept includes a vast array of fields, such as:

  1. Network Security: This involves securing computer networks from unauthorized access, data breaches, and network attacks such as malware, ransomware, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and intrusion attempts. It includes firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and virtual private networks (VPNs).

  2. Application Security: Application security focuses on securing software applications, web applications, and mobile apps from vulnerabilities that attackers can exploit. This includes secure coding practices, regular security assessments, and implementing measures like authentication, access control, and encryption.

  3. Data Security: Data security involves protecting sensitive and valuable data from unauthorized access, theft, or tampering. It includes data encryption, access controls, data loss prevention (DLP) measures, and secure data storage and transmission.

  4. Endpoint Security: Endpoint security focuses on protecting individual devices, such as computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets, from security threats. It involves measures like antivirus software, endpoint protection platforms (EPP), and device management policies.

  5. Cloud Security: Cloud security addresses the unique challenges associated with cloud computing, including securing data stored in the cloud, protecting cloud infrastructure, and ensuring secure access to cloud services. It involves strategies like encryption, identity and access management (IAM), and regular audits of cloud providers’ security practices.

  6. Social Engineering: Social engineering refers to the manipulation of individuals to gain unauthorized access to systems or obtain sensitive information. It involves techniques like phishing, pretexting, and impersonation. Educating users about social engineering risks and implementing security awareness programs are crucial in combating this type of threat.

  7. Incident Response and Recovery: Incident response is the process of handling and mitigating the impact of cybersecurity incidents, such as data breaches or network compromises. It involves detecting, containing, eradicating, and recovering from security incidents. Incident response plans, including roles and responsibilities, communication procedures, and backup and recovery strategies, are essential components of an effective cybersecurity program.

To ensure strong cybersecurity, organizations, and individuals should adopt a multi-layered approach that combines technical solutions, employee education and awareness, regular vulnerability assessments, and proactive monitoring and response. It is important to stay updated on the latest threats and best practices for safety. It is also important, as the cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving.