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  • Expert interview: The race to resolve Amazon’s Alexa vulnerability

    Check Point's Three Security Researchers, Dikla Barda, Roman Zaikin and Yaara Shriki

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Join Check Point’s security researchers, Yaara Shriki, Dikla Barda and Roman Zaikin, for an in-depth interview about a vulnerability that they discovered within Amazon’s Alexa device. The team alerted Amazon to the issue, and it’s since been resolved. Nonetheless, the details have implications for users, and you might want to be aware of […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Sep 29, 2020
  • The device security details that you don’t want to miss

    Person working remotely on mobile device

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Would financing mobile phones and/or laptops on behalf of all employees reduce your organization’s cyber security risk? A new study says that it’s quite likely. Organizations that request or require for employees to use personal devices (laptops, smartphones, tablets) for work purposes may be less secure than companies that provide these tools. Organizations […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Sep 28, 2020
  • Make the Most of National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

    Cyber security concept

    October 1st marks the commencement of National Cyber Security Awareness month, a 30-day campaign designed to help leaders communicate the importance of cyber security measures to colleagues and friends. The campaign is in its 17th year, and supported by CISA, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The annual number of cyber attacks in the […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Sep 25, 2020
  • Head of Engineering, Mark Ostrowski, on security in the ‘new normal’ (Part 2)

    Mark Ostrowski

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Mark Ostrowski is Head of Engineering, US East, for Check Point Software, a global cyber security company. With over 20 years of experience in IT security, he has helped design and support some of the largest security environments in the country. Mark actively contributes to national and local media discussing cyber security and […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Sep 25, 2020
  • Online voting for Americans in 2020?

    American flag concept

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: To help Americans stay at home and in good health amidst the coronavirus pandemic, many legislators and citizens alike have lobbied for mail-in-ballots. Presently, 32 of the 50 US states offer voting via fax, e-mail or online portal, albeit this is largely limited to voters with special circumstances. What do security experts say […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Sep 24, 2020
  • Ransomware attacks: The new solutions that barely exist

    Ransomware attack computer concept

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: History tells that the world’s first ransomware attack occurred just over 30 years ago, in 1989, and targeted the healthcare sector. In 2020, the healthcare sector remains a top target for ransomware attacks. In January alone, 10 ransomware attacks paralyzed the healthcare industry, and by the end of February, 16 more disabled computer […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Sep 24, 2020
  • America’s digital divide: A crisis for corporations & consumers alike

    America's Digital Divide, Urban Concept

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A recent Consumer Reports American Experiences Survey indicates that 80% of Americans believe that a good broadband connection is as critical to daily life as running water or electricity. However, the US is falling behind when it comes to internet connectivity, and the “digital divide” is threatening to destroy lives. As of March […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Sep 23, 2020
  • Think you have high visibility into your teams? The problem isn’t remote work

    Abstract shape concept

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Executives’ roles are akin to those of generals in the army; executives must position themselves in such a way as to gain both the bird’s-eye view, and the worm’s-eye view, enabling them to see what’s unfolding in the trenches. Why you might not have the high visibility that you presumed: If you’ve been […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Sep 22, 2020
  • In dangerous & deadly ransomware attack, criminals decrypt for free

    Ransomware attack concept

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In Dusseldorf, a ransomware attack that felled a hospital’s servers led to the untimely death of a human being. The attack perpetrators are now under investigation for manslaughter. The details of this cyber attack: On Thursday, September 17th, at the Dusseldorf hospital -which is affiliated with the Heinrich Heine University- 30 servers were […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Sep 21, 2020
  • Head of Engineering, Mark Ostrowski, on security in the ‘new normal’

    Cyber security expert Mark Ostrowski, Check Point Software

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Mark Ostrowski is Head of Engineering, US East, for Check Point Software, a global cyber security company. With over 20 years of experience in IT security, he has helped design and support some of the largest security environments in the country. Mark actively contributes to national and local media, discussing cyber security and […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Sep 18, 2020
  • How to crack the code when it comes to high performing teams

    High performance team

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Have you ever had an incredible, creative, productive and energetic high performing team, greater than the sum of its parts? Building winning teams is both an art and a science. The exact recipe often feels quite elusive. But now, predictive data and predictive analytics permit leaders to assess a given workload against team […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Sep 17, 2020
  • Business management strategy: Two CEOs, better than one?

    Building concept, CEO offices

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: ‘If you have two CEOs, you have no CEOs’, is the old phrase. Earlier this year, several major tech companies moved away from co-CEO experiments, including Salesforce and Oracle. Academics argue that the co-CEO model is doomed to fail due to the human inclination to indulge in competition, the lack of clear chain […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: Sep 16, 2020