Cyberthreats Under the Bed

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Cyberthreats under the Bed

Cyberthreats Under the Bed

Introduction

Network Security Project Report on Cyberthreats Under the Bed

Cyberthreats Under the Bed.The inadequacy of U.S. small and medium businesses’ cyber security poses great risk to these businesses and to all U.S. organizations and individuals.To test strategies for improving the level of cyber security maintained by small medium businesses in the United States, RTI International and Applied Research Associates (ARA) launched the Cyber Test Bed to establish a framework for identifying and testing best practices in cyber security specifically targeted at small and mid-size businesses.

Cyber threats under the Bed Results of the interviews suggest that participants in the Cyber Test Bed generally increased the percent of their time spent

Internet-connected toys provide an often-overlooked avenue for breaching personal data, especially of those most vulnerable. Government and private measures can minimize the risks, but responsibility for monitoring smart toy usage ultimately lies with parents.

The Cyber Test Bed team recommended tools, models, training, mitigation strategies, and policy frameworks for each company. Although each company was provided the same categories of information,the specific information and training that were provided and the solutions that were tested were tailored to each company. Nine small and mid-size businesses were recruited to participate in the Cyber Test Bed,

and over a 1-year period, they were each exposed to the core Test Bed components. During that period,companies invested an average of almost 120 hours participating in or as a result of the Test Bedexperience.

Conclusion

Cyber threats under the Bed.Internet-connected toys provide an often-overlooked avenue for breaching personal data, especially of those most vulnerable. Government and private measures can minimize the risks, but responsibility for monitoring smart toy usage ultimately lies with parents.

More than 65 companies were considered and evaluated for participation. Of those companies, 13 were selected for recruitment into the project. The companies included a law firm, an information technology services firm, a commercial real estate firm, a venture capital firm, a nonprofit education research organization, a semiconductor materials company, a nonprofit telecommunications organization,and a prefabrication construction company. The companies ranged in size from 1 to 160 employees and company revenues ranged from $100,000 per year up to $15.5 million per year.