California Cyber News

Thousand Oaks, CA – 24 April 2019 – In a move to continue its leadership role in helping to redefine global educational platforms, synED, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is pleased to announce the expansion of its Board of Directors, the addition of an advisory committee and a new director of its California Cyberhub initiative. “Including […]

SANS Institute has launched a national cybersecurity program designed specifically for high school girls to encourage more females into the industry and to reduce the national cyber skills gap. The Girls-only cybersecurity program, Girls Go CyberStart, is the result of a partnership between 27 state governors and SANS Institute. Those states are Alabama, Arkansas, California, […]

CyberAegis Aether shows success in statewide efforts to bring girls into cybersecurity and STEM. Next week, thousands of students from across the country will compete in the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot XI Finals in Baltimore, the culmination of a year of hard work and dedication. Among those teams is CyberAegis Aether, a group of five […]

1,200 Students across California Participate in the California Mayors Cyber Cup using the Haiku Cyber Range In an effort to help grow the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow, California Cyberhub, its affiliates and Sentek Global joined forces for the 2019 California Mayors Cyber Cup (CMCC). On February 23rd, 2019 at 9:00 am, 1,200 middle school and […]

Employee mistakes were ranked as the highest risk in the 2019 Global Encryption Trends Study, though employee-owned devices on company networks deserve more security scrutiny. When it comes to assessing security risks, exposure of sensitive data is most likely to result from human error when handling data and malfunctions of systems and processes designed to […]

Most companies have not implemented standards for authenticating emails and preventing hackers from successful phishing attacks, according to Valimail. Businesses and consumers see more than 1.2 million phishing attacks each year, as hackers use the effective social engineering attacks to con employees into clicking a malicious link or attachment. Despite how widely known and damaging these attacks […]

Senior leaders in business and government ought to take note of ISACA’s State of Cybersecurity 2019 research, which details the findings of a global survey of cybersecurity professionals. The report highlights many of the issues of which we cybersecurity professionals long have been painfully aware: that it is increasingly difficult to recruit and retain technically adept […]

Organizations are facing more difficulty filling security roles now than in previous years, according to a CyberEdge report. Finding and retaining workers in IT security continues to be a challenge for organizations, though IT professionals report a modestly increased shortfall of skilled security workers, compared to last year, according to the 2019 Cyberthreat Defense Report […]

Spear phishing attacks continue to increase in popularity among cybercriminals, and businesses must take steps to protect against them or risk seeing sensitive information stolen, according to a Tuesday report from Barracuda. These highly personalized email attacks involve a hacker researching their target and creating a message often designed to impersonate a trusted colleague or […]

The California Mayors Cyber Cup competition is over, but the work of Team California to educate the next generation of cybersecurity professionals is just beginning. Over the next year, parents, educators, employers, employees, and leaders from business and government will work together to create 1000 new middle and high school cyber competition teams by 2020. […]

RSA Speaker Highlights This year’s theme is, to put it simply, Better. Which means working hard to find better solutions. Making better connections with peers from around the world. And keeping the digital world safe so everyone can get on with making the real world a better place. Read more about Better. RSA Conference is […]

SACRAMENTO – As more threats to California move to the online world, preparing and cultivating highly skilled professionals to lead cybersecurity efforts has become a major focus for California. Today, Homeland Security Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom and Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Mark Ghilarducci, announced California’s participation in an innovative cybersecurity […]

California’s government provides services that millions of people across the state rely on. Imagine what would happen if those systems fell victim to a cybersecurity attack. Government officials spend a lot of time thinking about that scenario and are committed to supporting programs and events that help train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. One […]

Once again, this year, California’s cyber athletes will be well represented at the annual CyberPatriot XI National Finals later this spring. Eighteen of the 28 middle and high school teams competing at the national level this year will be from California, setting up the state to deliver another year of strong competition results. The following […]

As society becomes more dependent on connectivity, the threats to our personal information and larger infrastructure systems, like our power grids, increase. Those threats are making cybersecurity one of the country’s fastest growing sectors. Official estimates show the industry’s job growth at 28 percent until at least 2026 and at the beginning of last year there were […]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The tech skills gap is creating a cybersecurity gap. Nearly half a million cybersecurity workers are needed in North America, and nearly 3 million worldwide. Almost a quarter of companies surveyed say they have a “significant shortage” of cybersecurity staff. According to Norton Security, it takes a U.S. company nearly 200 days […]