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Candice Lanier
Candice Lanier
Journalist, CISO
  • About Me

    I'm a journalist at Bleeping Computer and Security Affairs, Chief Information Security Officer at CyberSec Express (CSE), a provider of managed cybersecurity. CSE provides tailored solutions for businesses and government agencies. CSE is also in the process of launching KidSec, a nonprofit which seeks to provide free computers to low-income children. Training materials, with an emphasis on cybersecurity are included. My educational background is in criminology, psychology, computer science and digital forensics. CSE is partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, non-profits and government organizations with leadership provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the APWG.
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Latest Articles

Breaches, ID Theft & Malware: Schools At Risk From Vulnerabilities

Recently, Scott County Schools, in Kentucky, fell victim to a $3.7 million fraud phishing scam.  According to Superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub, a vendor informed the district that an invoice sent to the district had not been paid.  In looking into the matter, the district found that someone else had been paid instead, via a fraudulent email disguised as the vendor.  "This is a process that we use currently in Scott County Schools. It's a way that we pay our vendors. And it was in this specific case, a single case, that we can verify, and this fraudulent email and fraudulent documentation is what caused this crime to happen."  

The Scott County Schools incident is far from being an isolated case among educational institutions....


U.S. Government Systems Will Be 'At Risk for Years to Come'

The US government will apparently need to get a handle on the same cybersecurity issues it grappled with in 2018 as for some agencies, subpar performance is expected for years to come.State sponsored espionage, insider threats, securing infrastructure and supply chains and increases in cybercrime and the cost of cybercrime are among the top issues the government has to come to terms with. Other challenges for the government include picking better passwords, staying on top of patch management and cybersecurity awareness training.