To combat cybersecurity threats, experts point to internal vulnerabilities

The ‘users are the weak link in the chain.’

… The cybersecurity field is facing new challenges as threats become more sophisticated and connectivity spreads throughout different government organizations and industries. … Nasir Memon, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU Tandon, said [at City & State’s Digital NY Summit & Awards panel] “users are the weak link in the chain.” [Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the City of New York Colin] Ahern talked about the city’s and industries’ strategies to find and recruit more qualified personnel. As part of the strategy, the two mentioned the “Cyber Fellowship” initiative; a master’s program in cybersecurity that aims at creating more diverse security teams …

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