The State IT personnel of Florida has started an initial cyber-security training program on Tuesday in collaboration with the Center for Cyber-security of the University of West Florida. This partnership is meant to enhance and stabilize the state's cyber-security posture and provide support to the government workforce through the most advanced learning resources. This program entails topics such as cyber security incident management, operating system hardening, network defense risk management, cloud security and other such topics which are of great concern in today's world. The Florida Cyber Range is basically a partnership between the Center for Cyber security and cyber simulations company Metova Cyber Cents, and was meant to be open to industry, academic and government entities. UWF's Cyber-security for All program sticks to the National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE) framework, which functions as a national blueprint for different areas within this field.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has a "distinct battlefield edge" because it has fully integrated its military offensive capability into ADF operations. But a "modest" additional investment would give it "an asymmetric capability against future adversaries", according to the International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, offers a detailed look at how to build risk management policies to protect your critical digital assets. "Having synchronised operations with traditional ADF forces, cyber might be able to bring something special to the table," said Tom Uren, a visiting fellow at the ICPC, and co-author of the policy paper Australia's Offensive Cyber Capability released on Tuesday. "Perhaps you might be able to disrupt some part of an opposing military command and control.
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Cyber crime vulnerability is mostly a result of the lack of preparedness of an organization to handle the unlikely event of a data breach or any other cyber threat. A survey conducted by PwC has revealed that only 37% of organizations have a cyber incident response plan in place! Three in ten have no plan, and of these, about half of the cohort feel that they don't need to worry about cyber security at all! However, with the rise in the incidents of cyber security breach, board members of most of the organizations are treading more carefully and are setting unreasonable security goals for their information security managers. This is not an ideal approach as a robust security infrastructure cannot be achieved overnight.
With a disappearing IT perimeter, a widening skills gap and the increasing sophistication of cyber attacks, it is not surprising that many enterprises are struggling to deal with the current cyber security landscape. It's not just the continued data breaches that have hit the media headlines this year, but it's the nature of the data – CVV and passport numbers – coupled with the regulations such as GDPR that have placed strict directives on the need for organisations to keep their data safe. A lot has changed in the cyber security landscape this year, and one topic that has been in the spotlight is Artificial Intelligence (AI), with many organisations beginning to adopt the technology to take it from just another buzzword to an application that can deliver true business value. Discussion of AI's ability to aid the cyber security industry has played a big part of the debate; whilst some argue it has the potential to revolutionise the cyber security industry, others argue that the drawbacks currently far outweigh the potential benefits. Research shows that 60% think AI has the ability to find attacks before they do damage – but how far can the technology be relied upon to keep the bad guys out?