cyberattack

As cyberthreats grow, best practices are the best bet

By JOSEPH SARACINO // What better time than October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, for organizations to take steps to assure their networks are secure, to prevent cyber breaches and, for organizations in regulated industries, to avoid the hefty penalties that come with noncompliant systems. All organizations, regardless of their size or industry, should be developing and implementing sound cybersecurity strategies that encompass education, vigilance and best practices. It starts with building awareness through all…


FuzeHub boosts digital defenses for LI manufacturers

By GREGORY ZELLER // Nobody is immune from cyber criminals – including regional manufacturers, who have a new opportunity to defend themselves. FuzeHub, the regional New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership center dedicated to connecting small and mid-sized manufacturing companies to resources and industry expertise, has scheduled a Cybersecurity Forum for Manufacturers, jam-packed with cyber-assessment workshops, the latest U.S. Department of Defense requirements – key for regional defense contractors – and the most cutting-edge trends in…


As ransomware attacks multiply, SUNY steps up

By GREGORY ZELLER // With fresh ransomware attacks spreading chaos around the globe, Stony Brook University is stepping up its cybersecurity game. Leveraging $4.5 million in grants issued this week by the SUNY Empire Innovation Program, SBU is engaging an intensive recruitment effort to attract major minds in the fields of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The stipend from the EIP, a state-funded competitive grant program focused on recruiting and retaining top faculty throughout the SUNY…