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Three (mostly) simple solutions to cybersecurity

If you’re going to take cybersecurity tips from someone, it should probably be from this guy: Tim Hamon, the FBI’s senior forensic examiner at San Diego’s Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory.

State Cyber Task Force unveiled in San Diego

After about a year and a half of planning, the final draft of the California Cyber Task Force Strategy was officially revealed Monday at a joint Cyber Center of Excellence and National Defense Industrial Association event in San Diego.

Cybersecurity industry has more questions than answers

San Diego’s Cyber Center of Excellence officially launched in March but has been doing a lot of what Center co-chairman Andrew Lee calls “frantic paddling underneath the surface” ever since.

Cyber Center of Excellence hosting keynote with DHS, NCSA

The San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) is hosting a National Cyber Security Awareness Month keystone event on Oct. 15 that will focus on critical infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

Security experts warn of cyberattacks

Last year, U.S. companies lost an estimated $100 billion through cyberattacks — and the attacks will likely increase as society moves toward the so-called Internet of Things, cybersecurity specialists warned San Diego's Corporate Director's Forum on Wednesday.

EdgeWave closes equity funding

EdgeWave, a San Diego-based cybersecurity firm, reports it has closed $6 million in Series A equity funding from TVC Capital, a San Diego-based growth equity firm.

Littoral ship’s cyberdefenses need to improve, US Navy says

The U.S. Navy is “taking definitive steps” to improve the cybersecurity of systems that manage operations and logistics on its new Littoral Combat Ship, a service official said.

Study results in formation of SD cybersecurity center

As part of the effort to accelerate job growth and the cyber innovation economy in San Diego, the Cyber Center of Excellence has formed to serve as a hub for collaboration.

Former CleanTech president Holly Smithson joins Sentek Global

Holly Smithson, the former president of CleanTech San Diego, is the new director of enterprise practice at Sentek Global, the information technology firm announced this week.

Howard Schmidt added to CyberUnited board

Howard Schmidt, the former White House cybersecurity coordinator for President Barack Obama, has joined the board of directors for CyberUnited, a San Diego-based insider threat security informatics company.

World cybersecurity leaders call for cooperation

STANFORD -- Governments and businesses spend $1 trillion a year for global cybersecurity, but unlike wartime casualties or oil spills, there's no clear idea what the total losses are because few will admit they've been compromised. Cybersecurity leaders from more than 40 countries are gathering at Stanford University this week to consider tackling that information gap by creating a single, trusted entity that would keep track of how much hackers steal.

GridCOM Technologies awarded $95K grant for cyberattack solutions

San Diego-based GridCOM Technologies, which develops cybersecurity solutions for energy infrastructures, has been awarded a grant from the state of California to help protect electrical grids from cyberattacks.

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Roundtables

SD leads charge for cybersecurity collaboration

Imagine flipping open the latest edition of a magazine and instead of seeing a list of the most walkable or dog-friendly cities, finding the most cyber-friendly cities, and then placing importance in the results.

Center aims to add cybersecurity to SD sectors

Biotech, mobile, tourism, craft beer — San Diego is at the forefront of these industries and its business community is defined by them, but who says there isn’t room for one more? Thanks to a wide-reaching public-private partnership, the Cyber Center of Excellence opened March 20 with the goal of adding cybersecurity to the list of homegrown success stories.

Business cyberthreats require continuous security updates

The cloud has defeated the "blue screen of death," but companies are constantly taxed with updating security software and finding new ways to combat cyberthreats.

Cybersecurity calls on small businesses

Many small businesses do not understand the importance of cybersecurity, and as a result, they are putting larger companies and government agencies at risk.

Security dominates wireless industry concerns

Individual plants will one day have their own microprocessor to transmit a signal, saying they need water and fertilizer. A group of forward-thinking technology leaders discussed what the future looks like in the wireless sector at a recent roundtable at The Daily Transcript sponsored by CohnReznick.

Cybersecurity videos

Andrew Lee, Kenneth Slaght on cybersecurity

Oct. 14, 2014 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin discusses cybersecurity with Andrew Lee, CEO of ESET, and retired Rear Adm. Kenneth Slaght, vice president of naval IT solutions for General Dynamics.

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