July 27th, 2017

By Jeff StoneThe Wall Street Journal Private sector heavyweights are uniting as part of an effort to help small- and medium-sized enterprises increase their awareness about digital threats and mitigate cyber risks. The Cyber Readiness Institute, launched Wednesday, is a nonprofit organization that aims to help SMEs navigate the world of cybersecurity by connecting executives with top U.S. business leaders and third-party organizations. The organization’s co-chairs include Satya Nadella,…

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July 27th, 2017

The former Executive Director of the President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Kiersten Todt speaks out on ‘Special Report’ Click to view full story

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June 1st, 2017

PITTSBURGH — The former executive director of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity has a new position as resident scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, effective today. Kiersten Todt headed up the national cybersecurity commission, which helped carry out President Barack Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan. Its members — top strategic, business and technical thinkers from outside government — worked to strengthen…

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June 23rd, 2015

Faced with liability from cyber-attacks, companies must take proactive steps to ensure they are prepared to mitigate the impact of a cyber-attack. By Kim Peretti and Jason Wool, Alston & Bird LLP, and Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey, Liberty Group Ventures, LLC It is often said that a cyber-attack is a matter of “when,” not “if,” for companies ranging from Fortune 500 powerhouses to mom-and-pop establishments. While this statement provides a dose of dark reality, it offers no…

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December 27th, 2013

By AARON KATERSKY 
SUSANNA KIM Target Corp. said that PIN data was lifted during its massive data breach, but that it’s “confident that PIN numbers are safe and secure.” “The most important thing for our guests to know is that their debit card accounts have not been compromised due to the encrypted PIN numbers being taken,” Target said in a statement today about the data breach that might have affected as many as 40 million customers between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. Earlier this week, a…

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