2016 Internet Security Threat Report: Security Landscape; Software, Appliances, Threats, and Capabilities

Posted by Gerry Poe

The 2016 Intenet Security Threat Report provides an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity.

Last year, 2015, Symantec discovered more than 430 million new unique pieces of malware. Remarkably, these numbers no longer surprise us. Attacks against businesses and nations hit the headlines with such regularity that we’ve become numb to the sheer volume and acceleration of cyber threats. Most threat reports only scratch the surface of the threat landscape, whereas the breadth of Symantec’s data enables the Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) to examine multiple facets, including:

  • Targeted attacks
  • Smartphone threats
  • Social media scams
  • Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities
  • Attackers’ tactics, motivations, and behaviors


Tags: Mobile Security, Cyber Security, IoT

"Enterprise Cybersecurity" - APICS Ventura Event Reveals the Dark Side of Cyberspace

Posted by Gerry Poe

In 2015 alone, hackers stole the records of - 11 million people from Premiere Blue Cross - 10 million people from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield - 80 million people from Anthem In contrast, only 22 million people were directly affected by the hackers who stole information from the Office of Personnel Management.

A recent APICS Ventura event offered the attendees new informatoin about the dark side of cyberspace, what to watch for resources to learn more.  Gerry Poe, CEO of Santa Clarita Consultants, led the discussion and shared why there is a growing concern for cyber security.


Tags: APICS, Event, Cyber Security

Webinar | Creating a Culture of Cyber Security at Work

Posted by Gerry Poe

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Recognizing the importance of cyber security to our nation, the President designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.

On October 8th at 2:00 pm ET, the National Cyber Security Alliance, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Council of Better Business Bureaus and the Federal Trade Commission are offering a 1-hour webinar to discuss cybersecurity and online safety for small businesses.  

All businesses face a number of cybersecurity challenges like being the target of cyber criminals, having intellectual property stolen or being attacked to disrupt our way of life. This webinar will discuss the security landscape for businesses and highlight resources and programs available to help businesses establish cultures of cybersecurity.


Tags: BYOD, Cyber Security

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