National Cybersecurity Center partners with Cyber Resilience Institute on c-Watch Training

Colorado Springs, CO June 18, 2020 – The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is pleased to announce its support for the Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI) and its c-Watch 2020 cyber intelligence training.   The NCC is a strong advocate for the advancement of cybersecurity-related trainings to fill a critical need for more cyber-aware and active students and professionals. The c-Watch 2020 training offers a three-week intensive course on the interdisciplinary domain of cyber intelligence, social media, and international cyberspace conflict. In a time of unprecedented proliferation of misinformation and disinformation, the NCC believes this training is fundamental to increasing the security of our citizens, businesses and government.   The training will provide students with access to open source tools, and training on those tools to include threat intelligence platforms, social media tools, analytic frameworks, and collection management resources. Students can sign up for one of three separate tracks: Social Media Threat Hunting, Cyber Observable Hunting, and Cyber Policy.   The course begins June 22, 2020 and is open to students, mid-career professionals and anyone who wants to learn cyber threat intelligence. More information on registration can be found at the following link: https://www.cyberresilienceinstitute.org/c-watch-2020/  **National Cybersecurity Center ** The National Cybersecurity Center exists to help secure the world using knowledge, connections and resources to solve global cybersecurity challenges and develop a protected cyber ecosystem. An independent and non-profit think tank based in Colorado Springs, Colo., the NCC provides cybersecurity leadership, services, training and a cybersecurity community for public officials, business executives and the workforce. Discover the NCC at cyber-center.org. 

Data on vulnerability during expanded telework conditions

The Cyber Readiness Institute, a nonprofit focused on small-business cybersecurity issues, released a survey finding widespread concerns on teleworking but limited policies, resources and training aimed at shoring up small and mid-sized businesses’ cyber resiliency amid the COVID-19 crisis.“Conducted from March 25-27, the survey of 412 small business owners found that half of all business owners are concerned that remote working will lead to more cyberattacks,” CRI said in a Thursday release. “Yet, nearly 40% feel that economic uncertainty will prevent them from making necessary cybersecurity investments.”According to CRI, “This is particularly concerning for companies with fewer than 20 employees as the survey showed they were distinctly unprepared for remote working. Only 22% provided additional cybersecurity training prior to enabling remote working and just 33% provided “any cybersecurity training.” The survey found that “Only 40% of small businesses have implemented a remote work policy focused on cybersecurity as a result of coronavirus (only 25% of those with less than 20 employees)” and that “51% said they provided their employees with technologies to improve cybersecurity for remote workers (only 34% for companies under 20 employees).”Among respondents, the survey found “55% believe that federal and state governments should provide products and funding for cybersecurity.” by Doug Depeepe, ESQ