Cybersecurity

How Federal Agencies are Approaching Cybersecurity Training Programs

Due in part to priorities being set by the Biden administration, many government organizations are taking steps to emphasize the importance of cybersecurity. A big part of that means implementing training programs as ways to better handle cybersecurity threats, and a handful of proposed legislations aims to do just that. With cybersecurity becoming a national…
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ADCG names Sowmya Kandregula to Advisory Board

The Association for Cyber and Data Governance, a professional association that provides data governance, data privacy, data protection, and cyber compliance information and education to professionals in the financial services industry, has appointed  Sowmya Tejha Kandregula to the Advisory Board Member effective immediately. Sowmya Tejha Kandregula, a senior data governance leader with over 14 years of…
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ADCG names OSINT expert, Sandra Stibbards to Advisory Board

Sandra Stibbards, a respected investigative and intelligence expert in diverse subjects such as financial fraud, competitive intelligence, counterintelligence, business espionage, intellectual property, online vulnerabilities and other areas, has been named to the Advisory Board of the Association for Data and Cyber Governance. “We are delighted to have the expertise and guidance of a seasoned professional…
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DoDs New Cybersecurity Certification

Explaining the DoD’s New Cybersecurity Certification

By 2026, any contractor that works with the Department of Defense must meet the standards set by version 1.0 of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The Pentagon released the new standards on Jan 31, which will require third-party certification of cyber resilience from DoD contractors and subcontractors. For contractors who hope to work with…
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Equifax Breach Settled

Equifax Breach Settled: Historic Settlement Approved in Equifax Case

Most remember the headlines on Sept. 7, 2017, when Equifax announced that a massive data breach had exposed the personally identifiable information of more than 147 million consumers. To compensate those affected by the data breach, a class-action lawsuit was filed in November 2017, and just recently concluded. On Jan. 13, 2020, US District Judge…
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Cybersecurity Training

Opinion: Companies aren’t Dedicating Enough Time to Cybersecurity Training

Contributed by: Stephen Gilmer ADCG Advisory Board Member Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) In July 2019, SANS Institute released its fifth annual SANS Security Awareness Report (SAR), which looks at how organizations manage a common risk: human error. While the report shows some positives, it ultimately demonstrates that the state of cybersecurity hasn’t significantly…
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Cybersecurity Training

Why Cybersecurity Training is So Important for the Whole Organization

In Cybersecurity, Employees are Both the Weakest Link and Best Guards Against Breach With each new privacy standard that becomes law, a process that has become commonplace in recent years, one core tenet remains unchanged: businesses must be cyber resilient with every employee in an organization receiving regularly scheduled cybersecurity training. This standard is codified…
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