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Mystery data breach reportedly exposes 80 million names, addresses, and income info in U.S.

Data breaches are almost always tied to a site, service, or subscription, which gives you some control over your fate: You can change your password, monitor any suspicious activity, or delete your account. But a new reported breach has seemingly exposed the personal information of some 80 million U.S. households—and no one seems to know who’s to blame.

Top 4 Women CEOs of Atlanta

There are many areas worth talking about here, including the why and manner in which women CEOs seem to be dropping out or getting overlooked in huge numbers, or we could focus on the positive part – that Atlanta, contrary to the national trend, is full of powerful female CEOs we should be hugely proud of. Gender diversity in leadership is on the up in Atlanta and we are smashing through that glass ceiling with a sledge hammer. 

With a larger leadership talent pool in our great city, we only have what to gain 

Let’s introduce you to some of our Leaders:

Must-attend Cybersecurity events of 2019

Cybersecurity is edging its way into every facet of our daily lives and we must try and get as much information, make as many connections and be at the cutting-edge of every legal, political and economic cyber security update. 

The best way to do this, is to rub shoulders with (or listen to) the top dogs in the industry, and all of them will be attending at least a few events this year.

Here are our top five cybersecurity events of 2019:

Cyber Hub Summit: Atlanta, Georgia

Blockchain experts to follow on Twitter

At its peak in January 2018, the total market cap of cryptocurrencies surpassed $800Bn, according to Coin Market Cap, while Bitcoin hit a high of $19,300 in December 2017. Initial coin offerings (ICOs) (which are IPOs for cryptocurrencies), exploded in popularity and exceeded $18Bn in the first 8 months of 2018, that’s right folks- billions.

Huge corporations — like Walmart— have completed blockchain pilot projects, and many more are partnering up for a piece of the blockchain pie- and it’s not just for the mega rich. 

Top 5 Cyber Security Conferences to attend in 2019

Cyber security events are a great source of information, connections, and business/career growth. If you haven’t been to one yet, you should definitely plan to go to one of the key events this year. 

Some events are really general and cover a variety of topics while some are more focused on specific issues and cater to a specific subset of the cyber community. At some events, you will see a huge exhibit hall packed with talks, events, and sub-conferences in multiple locations, while other events might have a single track that is more technical or geared for a smaller audience. 

Top 5 Cyber Security Companies to Watch in 2019

1. Cyber Hub Academy

Cyber Hub Academy was launched in 2017 as a response to the Equifax fiasco. The company’s mission is to educate a new generation of cyber security experts and teach them the latest trends and solutions to today’s complex cyber security problems. 

It is the third innovation under the Cyber Hub umbrella and has proven to be a robust offering for company executives nation-wide. Education will be crucial in 2019 to help companies mitigate new threats and Cyber Hub Academy is a strong force in the space.

The Top 5 Cyber Companies that Conduct Penetration Testing

No company likes to admit that they have been hacked, but unfortunately in the cyber security industry a lot of the times you might not even know that a breach has occurred. Sometimes a company might not feel the fallout at all, especially if there are no visible signs that they have been attacked. 

There are two obvious scenarios that come to mind. First, a hacker might have copied all of your data for later use. Second, a hacker might have scouted out your system for vulnerabilities and is preparing for a stronger attack next time round.

5 Cybersecurity pages you should be following on Facebook 

Facebook has made itself an authority on everything, from pages to support groups to reviews, it’s not just a network, it’s an info-hub, somewhat like a search engine. 

If it exists as a source of information, it’s probably somewhere on Facebook.  

Many highly intelligent and influential cyber tech enthusiasts and experts regularly publish on Facebook pages, either personal or company pages. 

Facebook is shaping itself to be a go-to learning destination for current cybersecurity issues and trends. 

Here are the top 5 accounts to follow on Facebook:

5 Cybersecurity accounts you should be following on LinkedIn  

The network completely changed when they introduced content a year ago. That’s when you could start broadcasting long posts to your network of connections and the world at large. It’s become a really great go-to learning destination for current cybersecurity issues and trends. 

Here are the top 5 accounts to follow on LinkedIn if you want to absorb more about cybersecurity:

1. James Azar