Category - Articles

12
Dec

NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Baldrige Excellence Builder Unveil Latest Guidelines

A primer on applying NIST and Balridge recommendations and guidelines to your enterprise. In its final form, the [NIST] framework offers a core set of activities to anticipate and mitigate against attacks on systems. It provides a set of measurements to assess to what degree an organization has implemented these core activities, which can be used …

1
Aug

Hack to the Future: The DNC Hack

On June 17, 1972, five men broke in to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Forty-four years later (almost to the day), hackers breached and infiltrated DNC computers. How do we learn from the DNC incident? At Assured Enterprises, we believe its time to take a proactive approach to cyber defense.

23
Jun

DAO Hack Jeopardizes the Future of Smart Contracts

With smart contract development focused on the Ethereum blockchain platform, the first DAO (Distributed Autonomous Organization) launched with an estimated $160 million in crowdfunds. On June 17, a hacker exploited bugs in Ethereum’s code and siphoned $60 million from the DAO. This heist affects DAO investors, along with many technical leaders, blockchain developers, and Ethereum …

22
Dec

Cybersecurity in the Digital Age for the Smart Grid

For nearly 100 years the electric grid protected itself from catastrophic malicious attack by a combination of perimeter security, intelligent security procedures and the industry’s own, hardened electromechanical infrastructure. Then came the Digital Age. Skilled software coders and programmers now work to enhance functionality within and communication between turbines, boilers, generators, high voltage transmission lines …

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