Checkout the Top Ten Cyber Threats Revealed (according to CommsBusiness). Most of these require the bad actor to gain the trust of an unsuspecting user. Stay vigiliance, do not trust any suspicious digital requests, and report all incidences.
Along with information assurance, computer network security, digital forensics, cryptography, risk assessment/mitigation, disaster recovery, security regulations/compliance, and information security management, IoT is one the key focus areas of the CERC. https://lnkd.in/dgUpb-uhashtag#iothashtag#cyber
The National Cybersecurity Awareness Month was a great way to increase enterprise awareness of cyber threats. Below are some highlevel CERC critical success factors for staff awareness:
- Senior Leadership committment
- Enterprise-wide security policy
- Staff trained to report any suspicious contacts
- Regular awareness activities and campaigns
Congratulations to the 11 Howard University students that particpated in the National Cyber League (NCL) competition in October, 2018. The NCL is a defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style cybersecurity competition that helps students prepare themselves for the cybersecurity workforce.
Spring 2018 – The first Howard University Team competed in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC) presented by the National CyberWatch Center in 2018. This was a unique experience for our students to test their knowledge and skills in a competitive environment. The HU team was comprised of the following Computer Information Systems students:
Howard MACCDC 2018 Cyber Competition participants
- Novaro Thompson
- Simeon Kakpovi
- Sadia Islam
- Geetan Garcon
- Afeeni Phillips
- Taylor Roper
- Tarnejah Rolfe
- Aisha Thermidor
This was a great learning opportunity and experience for all involved.
October 2017 – CERC members participated in Cyber Security, Intelligence Community (IC) and National Security Overview & Awareness Forum