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Security is a huge topic that always appears as a top priority in the agendas of governments and companies, because it plays an important role in various contexts of our society. For example, we need security in the context of economics and politics, security for houses and enterprises, security for people in the streets, security in our jobs, security in some of our relationships and of course, security for our digital information (a.k.a. cyber-security). Throughout history, people have always craved for security, because it’s the only logical solution to one of the most primitive instincts we have: fear. The cavemen invented fire to protect themselves against physical threats, as the contemporary men invented firewalls to protect themselves against cyber-threats, and security keeps evolving as the world keeps spinning.

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Regarding cyber-security, it’s interesting to analyse the latest changes in IT priorities, where many trends appear and disappear every year, but security…

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Cyber Security – Chinese Net Users Top 731 Million In 2016: Report

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China has 731 million Internet users as of December 2016, roughly the size of Europe’s population, according to a report released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) on Sunday.

The number of Web users grew by 42.99 million in 2016, or 6.2 percent from the previous year, accounting for 53.2 percent of China’s total population, the report said.

Li Yi, a Shanghai-based independent IT expert, told the Global Times the surge in the number of smartphones was the primary reason for the growth in Net users. Some 695 million netizens used mobile phones to access the Internet in 2016, with a growth rate exceeding 10 percent for the third straight year, the report said. Smartphone-based Internet use accounted for 95.1 percent of all Internet users, up from 90.1 percent in 2015.

The report noted that 201 million people or 27 percent of Internet users were from rural areas…

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3 Unavoidable Reasons to Consider Cyber Training Professionals

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Cyber technology is evolving at a faster pace, but so does the cyber threats. Canberra cyber training becomes a must as you can’t afford to lose your critical business information into the hands of hackers. Security challenges lie on every sphere of business, be it hardware or software. You solve one and another one pops-up. Securing the privacy and integrity of your business information has become tougher and tougher day by day. Switching to cyber security professionals is the best thing that you could do to secure your business from the unauthorized access.

Let’s reveal you why cyber security professionals could be the best bet for your business to handle security challenges. Let’s get started below:

1. Save Losing Your Critical Information:

Does your company engage in use and transfer of financial records? You might be holding a critical information pertaining to individuals or corporate accounts. Imagine the consequences if…

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Cyber Threats Posed To the Middle East after the Rebirth Of Shamoon

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Rebirth of Shamoon:

A computer virus can be so dangerous that it can flush away all your data and clean up all your disk spaces. One example of it is the newest and latest Shamoon virus which is reported to be active in Saudi Arabia. Its Shamoon’s rebirth! First it attacked Gulf and mainly KSA to espionage the energy sector in 2012. The attack was so severe that it infected and destroyed the data of 35000 computers only in Saudi Aramco.

Shamoon 2:

It is believed that the rebirth of Shamoon named as Shamoon 2 can be more vigorous now and it can destruct ten times more what it did in 2012. Already in the very initial stages it has started dismantling the networks of big governmental and private sectors.

Shamoon Virus

According to the labor ministry of KSA it has been attacked and a chemical firm named Sadara co. has experienced…

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Moving towards a secure digital economy

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Even as incessant political bickering is polarizing opinion on demonetisation, India is making a significant transition to a digital payments ecosystem. This project endeavours to breach the urban-rural divide, geographical exclusions of the real world, and income criteria that privileged only a few with access to certain private and public services. This new digital payments ecosystem is brutal in its attempt to alter the way India transacts, trades and is taxed.

A wider adoption of digital payments will invariably change the dimensions of risks, crime and security as well. If pickpockets were a common menace some decades ago, cybercriminals may dominate conversations in the days ahead as they eye digital and online transactions. While the “pickpocket” had to select a relatively “fat target” to make the effort and risk worthwhile, the cyber thief will have a low-risk environment (lack of forensic…

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DevSecOps Putting Security at the Heart of DevOps

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DevSecOps RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco and DevSecCon in Singapore will both take place in February, and point to the trend toward merging DevOps and security, a combination called DevSecOps.

DevSecOps – the combination of DevOps and Security (or SecOps) – is a new trend making its presence known across the internet, industry and conferences.  With DevSecOps RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco and DevSecCon in Singapore coming up in February 2017 we take a closer look at this new trend.

DevSecOps puts security squarely in the middle of DevOps.  No longer treating security as an afterthought, or as a one time review in a traditional or waterfall project context.  So what is DevSecOps?  

DevSecOps.org says that “The mindset established by DevSecOps lends itself to a cooperative system whereby business operators are supplied with tools and processes that help with security decision making along with security staff that…

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Hong Kong securities brokers hit by cyber attacks, may face more

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Hong Kong’s securities regulator said brokers in the city had suffered cyber attacks and warned of possible further incidents across the industry.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong’s securities regulator said brokers in the city had suffered cyber attacks and warned of possible further incidents across the industry.

Regulators in Hong Kong have been stepping up efforts over the past year to combat the growing menace of cyber attacks on companies. A survey in November showed the average number of such attacks detected by firms in mainland China and Hong Kong grew a whopping 969 per cent between 2014 and 2016.

In a circular to licensed firms late on Thursday, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) said it had been informed by the Hong Kong police that brokers had encountered so-called “distributed denial of service” (DDoS) attacks targeting their websites and received blackmails from criminals.

“The DDoS attacks have…

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POTUS Password Problems…Epic Security Fail!

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So following the inauguration of the now President Trump, there was a lot of talk of Cyber Security being a priority for the new US Government.  Whether you support Trump or not, putting financial backing into improving Cyber Security can only be a good thing for the global population, not just the US, so fair play to that!

However, several security blunders recently from major US officials, including the POTUS himself, have cast doubt over the awareness of good security practices within the administration, and also how serious they actually are about cyber security (or are they more concerned about posting copious amounts of controversial Twitter posts…?!).

Today I was ready several different articles, all detailing several blunders.  Firstly, it turns out that Trump is still not only using his insecure Android device to Tweet from the Whitehouse, but the @POTUS twitter account has actually been linked to a private…

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Cyber Terrorism? Kontrol Magazine’s (@kontrolmag) Website Hacked By Turk Hack Team!

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Cyber terrorism is a very real thing and it looks like Kontrol Magazine may be the latest victim of it! Apparently, the sprawling Atlanta based publication had its website, www.Kontrolmag.com, hacked today by the notorious Turk Hack Team! As you may recall, back in 2013 this organization single-handedly immobilized over 400 American websites. It all went down early this afternoon when one of Kontrol’s writers’, Ronda Brooks, tried to log on to the site and received the following notification.

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Respect the Hackers! Or: Why we all should care more about IT Security

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Last Wednesday, I started my 10 Week IT Security Challenge on Twitter ( CdtConsulting ) and Instagram ( cdt_on_tour ). The first tasks looks super easy: Make a list of all technical devices in the room. So, how does your list look like?

  • Laptop/ PC
  • Tablet
  • Smartphone
  • Smartwatch

What about those?

  • Router
  • Printer/ Scanner/ Fax
  • Fixed Telephone
  • Audio System/ Speakers
  • Monitors/ TV Screens
  • Server

And if you are an Internet of Things enthusiast, living in a Smart Home:

  • Heating
  • Light
  • Air Condition
  • Alarm System
  • Access Control

Yes, all these devices use your local network or the internet to communicate with other devices. Therefore, you should put them all on your IT Security list. No matter when you bought a device and who sold it to you – most come without any Security applications. That makes it easy for hackers to gain control of your data – and…

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How To Avoid Hackers And Stay Safe Online.

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Gone are the days when hackers faced a mountainous problem to gain access to your phone, computer system, blog, website and network.

If you’re among the lucky ones who have survived such attacks, don’t celebrate until you read this.

Anyone’s security information can be compromised. That’s true.

However, some careless mistakes go a long way in deciding how long we can fight off these ruthless hackers and stay safe online.

You must have read about the US-Russia cyber fallout. It’s not a joke. Governments are fighting dirty with whatever tools they have, breaching trusts and putting citizens at risks.

21st century hackers no longer need days or weeks to gain access to your private information although their success greatly depends on your ignorance. Technological development has made it possible that any data, including encrypted ones, can be easily stolen from miles away with just one click.

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The Death of the Password & the Future of Consumer Protection

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There’s a revolution happening and we don’t even know it. And, I’m not talking about the Women’s March, because we are all well aware of that revolution.

I’m talking about a revolution of passwords. How many passwords do you have written down in a notebook somewhere? Bank passwords, WiFi passwords, Spotify passwords and about a hundred more passwords for various things we sign up for.

What if I told you, that in the near future, we won’t be using a single password to sign into anything? You would call me crazy, especially for online banking, right? Wrong.

Who has the time, memory, or even an abundance of notepad paper to keep all these passwords? Companies like Gigya are ridding the world of passwords. You will have noticed that anything you sign up for, you have the option to create an account with a single push of a button – “Sign in…

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Data Breaches: An Employer’s Duty to Protect Employees’ Personal Information

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Recently, there has been much discussion about the Superior Court of Pennsylvania’s ruling in Dittman v. UPMC, which affirmed a lower court’s order dismissing an employee class action against their employer over a data breach.  While this was a significant victory for employers, non-Pennsylvania employers should temper their enthusiasm.  As one recent federal court decision in California makes clear, the reasoning of Dittman may not extend far beyond, if at all, the borders of Pennsylvania.  Moreover, regardless of their outcomes, both cases also reinforce the need for employers to maintain legally compliant, written policies for safeguarding private information and responding to data breaches.

In Dittman, a data breach resulted in the theft of the personal information (e.g., names, birth dates, social security numbers, banking information) of approximately 62,000 UMPC current and former employees.  The information was used to file fraudulent tax returns and steal tax…

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Russian Computer Experts Arrested for Treason

Two men were arrested on Wednesday, January 25 in December by Russia’s FSB on charges of treason. The men are Sergei Mikhailov, a senior officer of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, and Ruslan Stoyanov, the head of computer incident response investigations at Kaspersky Lab, which makes antivirus programs. [Update: The arrest was just announced; it appears the men were arrested in December.]  Earlier, the firing of the director of the Center for Information Security, Andrei Gerasimov, was announced, reportedly related to an investigation into the agency’s cooperation with Kaspersky on criminal hacking cases. Moscow Times is now reporting that two more men have been arrested: Dmitry Dokuchaev, who worked in the same FSB unit as Mikhailov, and another whose name has not been released.

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Ransomware app hosted in Google Play infects unsuspecting Android user

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Google Play, the official market for Android apps, was caught hosting a ransomware app that infected at least one real-world handset, security researchers said Tuesday.

The ransomware was dubbed Charger and was hidden inside an app called EnergyRescue, according to a blog post published by security firm Check Point Software. Once installed, Charger stole SMS contacts and prompted unsuspecting users to grant it all-powerful administrator rights. If users clicked OK, the malicious app locked the device and displayed the following message:

You need to pay for us, otherwise we will sell portion of your personal information on black market every 30 minutes. WE GIVE 100% GUARANTEE THAT ALL FILES WILL RESTORE AFTER WE RECEIVE PAYMENT. WE WILL UNLOCK THE MOBILE DEVICE AND DELETE ALL YOUR DATA FROM OUR SERVER! TURNING OFF YOUR PHONE IS MEANINGLESS, ALL YOUR DATA IS ALREADY STORED ON OUR SERVERS! WE STILL CAN SELLING IT FOR…

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Private Email Addesses: Trump, Clinton and Bush

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Jan 26, 2017 (San Diego) One of the major points made during the campaign was that Hillary Clinton broke the law with the use of a private server. It went around, we are told, the preservation of documents. In fact, it was one of the reasons why many screamed “lock her up” at Donald Trump rallies.

We covered that during the campaign, and now we find ourselves with an administration aping their predecessors in the White House. In 2007 there was a controversy for the George Bush staff using private Republican National Committee email addresses. It turns out the Trump administration is doing the same.

This is where partisan politics plays a critical role. All those republicans who were screaming “lock her up,” are silent on this. It seems that they do not care. There are real issues with this. For starters, the one raised by the national archives over the…

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NIST Releases Update to Cybersecurity Framework

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a draft update to the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity—also known as the Cybersecurity Framework. Providing new details on managing cyber supply chain risks, clarifying key terms, and introducing measurement methods for cybersecurity, the updated framework aims to further develop NIST’s voluntary guidance to organizations on reducing cybersecurity risks.

The Cybersecurity Framework was published in February 2014 following a collaborative process involving industry, academia and government agencies, as directed by a presidential executive order(link is external). The original goal was to develop a voluntary framework to help organizations manage cybersecurity risk in the nation’s critical infrastructure, such as bridges and the electric power grid, but the framework has been widely adopted by many types of organizations across the country and around the world. The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014(link is external)

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Cybersecurity 360 – It’s more than technology: A different approach to prepare against cyber-attacks

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Cybersecurity 360 – It’s more than technology: A different approach to prepare against cyber-attacks

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Topic: Disaster Mitigation

Cybersecurity is incorrectly viewed as just a technical issue that can be ‘outsourced’ to IT. This panel discussion looks at cybersecurity from legal, fiscal, human resource, organizational planning, branding as well as technical dimensions. This 360-degree perspective enables businesses to better appreciate, prevent, prepare and recover from cybersecurity attacks. Forum experts and cyber gurus include: Greg Scasny, President Cybersecurity Defense Solutions; A. Thomas Ellis, Senior Vice President Brown & Brown Insurance; Thomas Rinaldi, Lawyer, Bond Schoeneck & King, Chris Spiro, President of Spiro and Associates. MODERATOR: Robert Totterdale, Assistant Professor, Lutgert College of Business at FGCU. A continental breakfast and light refreshments will be provided.

Location: SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University, Lutgert College of Business, Fort Myers
Fee: $ 10.00

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The Key to Internet – ”Nyckeln till internet”

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Microsoft to continue to invest over US$1b a year on cyber security

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US software firm Microsoft Corp will continue to invest over US$1 billion annually on cyber security research and development in the coming years, a senior executive said.

[TEL AVIV] US software firm Microsoft Corp will continue to invest over US$1 billion annually on cyber security research and development in the coming years, a senior executive said.

This amount does not include acquisitions Microsoft may make in the sector, Bharat Shah, Microsoft vice president of security, told Reuters on the sidelines of the firm’s BlueHat cyber security conference in Tel Aviv.

“As more and more people use cloud, that spending has to go up,” Mr Shah said.

While the number of attempted cyber attacks was 20,000 a week two or three years ago, that figure had now risen to 600,000-700,000, according to Microsoft data.

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Top Hacker Shows Us How It’s Done

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Ever wondered where INCOGNITO Mode came from or where all HACKERS hang out?

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Ever wondered how these terrorist groups work so easily on Internet even with so much vigilance? How they conduct business without using Google listings and adwords? How they get hide so easily with all this cyber crime cells and whatnot? Well although Technology has been human’s biggest gift to the world but just like everything, it also have its side effects.

Individuals, Companies and even Governments operates on cloud internet and computes their data on the what we call World Wide Web(WWW). But you will be surprised to know that comprise of just 2-3% of the whole internet. At present, the most easily indexed material from the web is text.If you add all the matter(or what is called Indexed websites) which you can find on search engines like Google,Bing, Yahoo, Yandex,etc., that still make it to just 5-6% of all the internet, what is referred as Surface Web. But…

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CSA Issues Cybersecurity Disclosure Expectations

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By: Imran Ahmad, Peter Dunne & Pierre Soulard

Increasingly, cybersecurity is a top of mind issue for most organizations. Senior management, board members and investors are particularly concerned given the potential
negative impact a major cyber-attack can have on organization from a financial, legal, reputational and operational standpoint.

It is therefore no surprise that the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) has been active in the area of cybersecurity in recent months. Last week, it issued Staff Notice 51-347 (the “Notice”), an updated notice on cybersecurity expectations for issuers regarding the disclosure of cybersecurity risks and incidents. The Notice also includes a summary of the CSA’s review of the most recent annual filings of 240 constituents of the S&P/TSX Composite Index, focusing on whether and how issuers addressed cybersecurity
issues in their risk factor disclosure.

Disclosure Trends

The CSA’s review of issuers’ cybersecurity disclosure found that nearly 40% of issuers failed to address cybersecurity issues in their risk factor disclosure. Those…

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Ransomware – Quick Tips

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One of the growing cyber threats that got a lot of attention last year was ransomware with a variety of high profile victims.

What is it?   

Ransomware is a computer malware that installs itself covertly on a computer, carries out an attack that encrypts the files on that computer and then demands a ransom payment to decrypt the files for the user to regain access to them.

Typically, the ransomware could be bundled with legitimate software much like a Trojan horse. Often times the Trojan installs some form of scareware that claims the victim’s machine is at risk or has been found hosting illegal content.

The end result is eventually to coerce the victim into paying for the decryption key in order to gain access to his files.

How would I get infected?

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Internet of Things (IoT) & Issues

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1What Is the Internet of Things (IoT).

In the past, technology was relatively simple; you just connected your computer to the Internet and used it for your daily activities. However, technology became more advanced when mobile devices came into our lives, devices such as smartphones and tablets. These devices put the power of desktop computers into our pockets. While far more mobile, these devices also brought their own, unique security challenges. The next big technical advancement is the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things, often shortened to IoT, is all about connecting everyday devices to the Internet, devices from doorbells and light bulbs to toy dolls and thermostats. These connected devices can make our lives much simpler; for example, having your lights automatically activate as your phone recognizes when you get close to home. The IoT market is moving at an amazing pace, with new devices appearing every week…

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Global Trends

"The nature of conflict is changing. The risk of conflict will increase due to diverging interests among major powers, an expanding terror threat, continued instability in weak states, and the spread of lethal, disruptive technologies. Disrupting societies will become more common, with long-range precision weapons, cyber, and robotic systems to target infrastructure from afar, and more accessible technology to create weapons of mass destruction."
 
Global Trends and Key Implications Through 2035 from the National Intelligence Council Quadrennial Report GLOBAL TRENDS: The Paradox of Power

A World at War

The World is at War. It is a world war that is being fought right now, in real time, virtually everywhere on the planet. It is a world war that is, perhaps, more encompassing and global in nature than any other world war in history because, not only is it being fought by nations and their governments, it is also being fought by non-state actors such as terrorists, organized crime, unorganized crime, and many other known and unknown entities. It is a total world war being fought every day on the hidden and dark battle fields of the cyber domain. It is a war that, according to some intelligence estimates, has the potential to be as nearly as serious and as deadly as a nuclear war... [MORE]

 


 


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Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies, former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about America’s vulnerability in a terrifying new international conflict—Cyber War! Every concerned American should read this startling and explosive book that offers an insider’s view of White House ‘Situation Room’ operations and carries the reader to the frontlines of our cyber defense. Cyber War exposes a virulent threat to our nation’s security. This is no X-Files fantasy or conspiracy theory madness—this is real... [MORE]

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Hackers are always pushing the boundaries, investigating the unknown, and evolving their art. Even if you don't already know how to program, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition will give you a complete picture of programming, machine architecture, network communications, and existing hacking techniques. Combine this knowledge with the included Linux environment, and all you need is your own creativity... [MORE]


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Web applications are the front door to most organizations, exposing them to attacks that may disclose personal information, execute fraudulent transactions, or compromise ordinary users. This practical book has been completely updated and revised to discuss the latest step-by-step techniques for attacking and defending the range of ever-evolving web applications... [MORE]

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“When it comes to what government and business are doing together and separately with personal data scooped up from the ether, Mr. Schneier is as knowledgeable as it gets…. Mr. Schneier’s use of concrete examples of bad behavior with data will make even skeptics queasy and potentially push the already paranoid over the edge.” (Jonathan A. Knee - New York Times)... [MORE]

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The Blue Team Handbook is a zero fluff reference guide for cyber security incident responders and InfoSec pros alike. The BTHb includes essential information in a condensed handbook format about the incident response process, how attackers work, common tools, a methodology for network analysis developed over 12 years, Windows and Linux analysis processes, tcpdump usage examples, Snort IDS usage, and numerous other topics... [MORE]

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    Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other robots have become increasingly affordable, capable, and available to both the U.S. military and adversaries alike. Enabling UAVs and similar assets to perform useful tasks under human supervision-that is, carrying out swarm tactics in concert with human teammates-holds tremendous promise to extend the advantag […]
  • 2017/04/21 World’s Most Powerful Emulator of Radio-Signal Traffic Opens for Business April 21, 2017
    Today is the grand opening of the Colosseum. We are not referring here to the storied concrete Colosseum in Rome, which was completed in 80 A.D. and remains famous for its ancient gladiatorial spectacles. We are talking here about DARPA's Colosseum, a next-generation electronic emulator of the invisible electromagnetic world. Though it resides in a mere […]
  • 2017/04/14 System to Turn Deadly Chemicals into Harmless Dirt Makes Advances April 14, 2017
    A DARPA program that is developing a field-deployable system for onsite neutralization of bulk stores of chemical warfare agents (CWA) has successfully demonstrated a novel waterless soil-scrubbing technology that safely neutralized toxic chemicals simulating sarin, soman, and mustard agents. Created under the Agency's Agnostic Compact Demilitarization […]
  • 2017/04/11 TTO 2017 Virtual Proposers Day Seeks Revolutionary Technology Concepts to Transform Future Military Capabilities April 11, 2017
    DARPA's Tactical Technology Office (TTO) focuses on conceiving, designing, developing, and testing advanced technology platforms that provide U.S. forces with overwhelming tactical and strategic advantage, including vehicles, weapons, and other full-scale, potentially field-deployable systems. Whether designed to operate on the ground, at sea, in the ai […]
  • 2017/04/10 Baking Hack Resistance Directly into Hardware April 10, 2017
    Military and civilian technological systems, from fighter aircraft to networked household appliances, are becoming ever more dependent upon software systems inherently vulnerable to electronic intruders. To meet its mission of preventing technological surprise and increasing national security, DARPA has advanced a number of technologies to make software more […]

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  • Macron Victim of Cyber Attack Similar to U.S. Democratic Party's - Bloomberg April 25, 2017
    BloombergMacron Victim of Cyber Attack Similar to U.S. Democratic Party'sBloombergFrench presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been hit repeatedly in recent weeks by cyber attacks closely resembling those used to infiltrate Democratic Party organizations in the U.S. last year, according to a report by cyber-security ...and more »
  • Macron Campaign Was Target of Cyber Attacks by Spy-Linked Group - Fortune April 24, 2017
    FortuneMacron Campaign Was Target of Cyber Attacks by Spy-Linked GroupFortuneThe campaign of Emmanuel Macron, the favourite to win France's presidential election, has been targeted by a cyber espionage group linked by some experts to the Russian military intelligence agency GRU. Feike Hacquebord, a researcher with security firm ...and more »
  • French presidential candidate Macron targeted by hackers, cyber firm says - KETV Omaha April 25, 2017
    KETV OmahaFrench presidential candidate Macron targeted by hackers, cyber firm saysKETV OmahaFrench presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign was targeted in recent weeks by hackers using methods similar to the hacks in the United States targeting the Democratic National Committee last year, according to a new report by cybersecurity ...Russian […]
  • Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks - BBC News April 25, 2017
    BBC NewsTeenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacksBBC NewsA computer hacker has been jailed for two years for masterminding global online attacks as a teenager from his bedroom in Hertfordshire. Adam Mudd, now 20, admitted creating malware in 2013 which was used to carry out 1.7 million cyber attacks.Kings Langley hacker 'caused global cha […]
  • Cyber Gangs Threaten Asset Managers, Watchdog Warns ... - Institutional Investor April 24, 2017
    Institutional InvestorCyber Gangs Threaten Asset Managers, Watchdog Warns ...Institutional InvestorRegister today for inside access to our thought-provoking coverage of the global financial markets! Interactive Digital Access; Research & Ranking Summary ...Financial services firms in the UK should 'reward' staff that identify ...Out-Law.comall […]
  • RIMS 2017: Firms Value Cyber Assets Highly Until Time for Insurance - Insurance Journal April 25, 2017
    Insurance JournalRIMS 2017: Firms Value Cyber Assets Highly Until Time for InsuranceInsurance JournalDespite believing that their plant, property and equipment are now less valuable than their cyber assets, most organization spend four times more on insurance protecting their physical plants, properties and equipment than they do their information ...The one […]
  • Northern Ireland boy held over TalkTalk cyber attack to fight identification ruling - Belfast Telegraph April 25, 2017
    Belfast TelegraphNorthern Ireland boy held over TalkTalk cyber attack to fight identification rulingBelfast TelegraphHe was interviewed as a cyber-crime suspect before being released on bail without charge. Under the terms of the 1999 Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act no-one under 18 allegedly involved in an offence can be named in press reports. Altho […]
  • DHS preps Cyber Incident Data Repository - GCN.com April 24, 2017
    GCN.comDHS preps Cyber Incident Data RepositoryGCN.comTo protect their organizations from threats, cybersecurity professionals must understand both current and historical cyber risk conditions so they can better identify cyber risk trends. Providing that insight is the goal of the Department of Homeland ...
  • RIMS 2017: Why Cyber Should be Treated as Standalone Insurance - Insurance Journal April 24, 2017
    Insurance JournalRIMS 2017: Why Cyber Should be Treated as Standalone InsuranceInsurance JournalTreating cyber risk as a standalone insurance market holds the promise of unlocking the potential for meaningful coverage for both insurers and buyers, acc.and more »
  • ASEAN Cyber Challenge Exposed in New Interpol Probe - The Diplomat April 24, 2017
    The DiplomatASEAN Cyber Challenge Exposed in New Interpol ProbeThe DiplomatExamples abound, whether it is Indonesia's effort to create a new cyber agency, Singapore's new ASEAN Cyber Capacity Program (ACCP) announced at the inaugural ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity last October, or the Philippines' proposal ...N2017-051 / 2017 / […]

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  • Grid Down In San Fran, NYC And LA – What Happens When ALL Major Cities Lose Power? April 24, 2017
    (NationalSentinel) Infrastructure: A massive power outage struck San Francisco Friday morning, causi
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  • Russia Ready to Discuss With US Whole Rage of Cybersecurity Issues April 23, 2017
    Interesting typo: “Russia Ready to Discuss With US Whole Rage of Cybersecurity Issues”.
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  • Inside The Hunt For Russia's Hackers April 21, 2017
    Russia’s cyberwarfare operations are built on the back of their cybercriminal networks. Can the US a
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