BrownIT Teams with SkillBridge to Provide Cyber Security Training Solutions for the Government
BrownIT Corporation and SkillBridge, LLC have formed a strategic teaming relationship to provide cyber security training and awareness solutions to the federal healthcare IT market. This teaming agreement provides significant value for both organizations. SkillBridge brings a wealth of technical experience in developing customized training platforms as well as numerous over the counter and computer based training modules. The need for qualified cyber personnel is greater than ever in the federal government, which is exactly the market where BrownIT is embedded.
Investors and cyber security: A love story
January 7, 2014 — venturebeat.com
Smart investors seem to have fallen in love with cyber security lately.
Just a few years ago, most investors believed that the cyber-sector did not justify significant venture capital attention or investments. There were several reasons for this:
- Headline-grabbing, landmark cyber-attacks only started to receive attention some two to three years ago.
- The IT and OT (operations technology) environments had yet to undergo fundamental transformations in fields such as cloud, industrial Internet, and mobile computing. As such, cyber security was believed to be safe in the hands of predominately legacy solutions such as firewalls and anti-virus software. For over a decade, many considered cyber security a space requiring a relatively low level of innovation.
- Cyber security startups suffered from a glass ceiling in terms of valuations, with many stuck at the $50 million level, limiting the upside potential.
- Regulation has lagged behind threat-levels, allowing executives to shirk responsibility and companies to defer needed security measures and related spending.
But all that has changed.
100,000 Refrigerators and other home appliances hacked to perform cyber attack
January 18, 2014 — thehackernews.com
Have you given shed to Zombies in your house? No???? May be you have no idea about it. After Computers, Servers, Routers, Mobiles, Tablets…. Now its turn of your home appliances to be a weapon or a victim of cyber war.
Recently Security Researchers from Proofpoint found more than 100,000 Smart TVs, Refrigerator, and other smart household appliances compromised by hackers to send out 750,000 malicious spam emails.
As the ’Internet of Things’ becoming smart and popular it became an easy weapon for cyber criminals to launch large scale of cyber attacks.
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