No one immune from ransomware attacks

No one immune from ransomware attacks As part of a five-part series on the cyber threats individuals and businesses in our region, this month we focus on ransomware. Unless you have been living under a rock or ignoring all cybersecurity news, you have at least heard of the…

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Cybercrime impacts business, large or small

Cyberthreats are real, so protect yourself Last month was the start of a five-part series for this column about the cyber threats facing individuals and businesses in our region. As noted previously, the top threats in 2019 include geopolitical actors, evolving cybercriminals, ransomware, supply chain threats, and cloud…

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Cyberthreats are real, so protect yourself
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Cyberthreats are real, so protect yourself

Cyberthreats are real, so protect yourself Photo Credit: https://www.teiss.co.uk Cybercrime is one of the largest threats facing every individual and business in our country. According to the 2019 Cyber Threatscape Report, the top threats in 2019 include geopolitical actors, evolving cybercriminals, ransomware, supply chain threats, and cloud vulnerabilities.…

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Murray State increasing computer education focus

Murray State increasing computer education focus For more than 20 years, Murray State University has been providing nationally recognized workforce development for technology businesses in our region and around the nation. As Murray State tries to keep up with the demand from businesses, that demand has just outpaced…

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Lack of cybersecurity improvement should be concern for everyone

Lack of cybersecurity improvement should be concern for everyone A recent cybersecurity survey paints a picture of the current threats and challenges facing cybersecurity professionals. The picture is not pretty, and it matters to your business and organization. The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and the Information Systems Security…

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Creating a security framework that works
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Creating a security framework that works

Creating a security framework that works www.nist.gov ¬†Even after a large number of data breaches over the last few years, I continue to hear questions about the relevance of cybersecurity best practices to small and medium-sized businesses.Small business owners don't believe their small business would be a target…

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Risk management requires continuous effort

Risk management requires continuous effort Every organization faces risks. Corporate risks come in many forms: financial, operational and security, many with a human element. Identifying and managing those risks, especially those cybersecurity risks, may not be the most exciting part of running your business, but one of the…

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Does innovation, entrepreneurship matter to you?

Does innovation, entrepreneurship matter to you? The Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet is transforming the way it supports innovation-driven entrepreneurship across the commonwealth. Some have asked how that applies to their business. Innovation and entrepreneurship can apply to your business in a variety of ways. Innovation is all about…

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Cybersecurity is everybody’s responsibility

Cybersecurity is everybody's responsibility Recently, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) released a guidebook draft for cybersecurity stating that cybersecurity is everybody's responsibility. It is not just the responsibility of the tech support guy. It is the responsibility of the accountant, the janitor, human resources manager…

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Innovating to create a new workforce

Innovating to create a new workforce Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey recently visited west Kentucky. Ramsey stopped in Paducah to learn more about our innovative programs, to share the vision of the cabinet and to receive updates on projects occurring throughout west Kentucky. The…

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