This month we examine emerging threats in cybersecurity. As the headlines make clear, ransomware is inflicting serious pain on individuals and organizations. We are seeing an alarming rise in the guile and sophistication of criminals, writes Lysa Myers (Principal Threat Researcher, Blackberry). In her call to defenders – including budget-holders, employees and customers – Lysa encourages more listening and knowledge-sharing in our collective fight.
As the complexity and demand for medical devices grow, never has the need to protect them from evolving threats been so great. In their joint piece, Dan Mooradian and Michael Johnson of the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota (TLI) survey the landscape and introduce the University’s newly-formed Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity (CMDC).
Many small businesses have come to rely on managed service providers (MSPs) to handle their IT services — and by extension, their basic cybersecurity needs. Yet, the past year has shown that ransomware is increasingly targeting theses providers in the IT & security supply chain. Scott Singer (CyberNINES) recommends a few basic strategies small businesses can employ to protect themselves from being the victim of an indirect attack.
In our July 27 webinar, Recorded Future's Dmitry Smilyanets, expert threat intelligence analyst, and Allan Liska, expert ransomware researcher, share insight into how the growth of Ransomware as a service (RaaS) has helped accelerate attacks and what it means for your organization. Join us for this complimentary event.
Medical Device Cybersecurity Short Courses. The Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) and the Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity (CMDC) at the University of Minnesota invite you to participate in its inaugural short course offering: Introduction to Medical Device Cybersecurity. The course is designed to prepare early career professionals working in the medical device industry with the skills to meet the safety and security expectations of the patients, healthcare providers, and healthcare organizations that use their products. Registration is limited to 40 people – sign up today to secure your spot.
BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints. The company leverages AI and Machine Learning, powered by Cylance, to deliver innovative solutions in cybersecurity, endpoint security, management, encryption and embedded systems. BlackBerry’s vision is clear – to secure a connected future you can trust. Visit BlackBerry.
The Minnesota chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners focused on promoting a secure digital world. Our goal is to be the community of choice for cybersecurity professionals. We accomplish this by providing educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities to enhance knowledge, skills, and professional growth. Learn more at
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