RIP hacker hoodies? Competition calls for better cybersecurity art
When you read a cybersecurity news article, you'll probably encounter one of these images: a shadowy hacker in a hoody, a glowing digital lock symbol, or a neon screen full of 1s and 0s. Indeed, the stock imagery for cybersecurity topics is pretty unoriginal and full of dumbed-down concepts that risks perpetuating misconceptions about hacking. But a new project aims to change this.
Unlocking market forces to solve cyber risk
Markets have been slow to adjust to the multi-dimensional perils of cyber risk. Even headline-grabbing cyber incidents such as breaches of Equifax, Target, Anthem, Sony, and Home Depot — along with NotPetya’s devastation of Merck, FedEx, and Maersk —have thus far had only fleeting impacts on assessments of major corporations’ prospects by investors, credit rating agencies and insurers.
American tech shudders as China cyber rules are expected to get tougher
New draft rules and standards flesh out an existing law that the US and many foreign businesses already consider draconian. If enacted, the measures are likely to hit a swath of American companies, including such tech manufacturers as Cisco Systems Inc., International Business Machines Corp., Juniper Networks Inc., and Dell Technologies Inc. Providers of financial services and the automotive sector also could be affected.