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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.

How do they do…

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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]

RSS ODNI News

  • NESPIN Welcomes Connecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC) to Group of Agency Systems Connected to RISSNET July 27, 2017
    By: Donald Kennedy  Aug 15, 2016   The New England State Police Information Network (NESPIN) is pleased to welcome the Connecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC) to the group of partner agency systems connected to Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) and sharing criminal intelligence via RISSIntel.
  • Unpacking Cyber Terrorism July 26, 2017
    By: ISE Bloggers  May 31, 2016   The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) has always been focused on terrorism-related information sharing; with terrorist groups’ ever-increasing level of sophistication in their use of the Internet, it is only natural that information sharing play a role in tackling issues posed by cyber terrorism.
  • Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert Discusses Global Ransomware Attack May 22, 2017
    The President's Homeland Security Advisor, Tom Bossert, briefed the press on 15 May 2017 on the WannaCry ransomware attack that began spreading 12 May and affected computers in more than 150 countries. Bossert highlighted CTIIC's role in keeping the White House informed of unfolding events and discussed US responses and public/private coordination […]
  • Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert Discusses Global Ransomware Attack May 22, 2017
    The President's Homeland Security Advisor, Tom Bossert, briefed the press on 15 May 2017 on the WannaCry ransomware attack that began spreading 12 May and affected computers in more than 150 countries. Bossert highlighted CTIIC's role in keeping the White House informed of unfolding events and discussed US responses and public/private coordination […]
  • DS&T AND OUSD(I) Launch “Xpress” Automated Analysis Challenge May 16, 2017
    NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ODNI News Release No. 13-17 May 15, 2017   DS&T AND OUSD(I) Launch “Xpress” Automated Analysis Challenge   WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Community is sponsoring a $500,000 prize competition to explore artificial intelligence approaches that would transform the process by which analysts currently support policymakers and […]

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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]

RSS CIA News

  • Top Ten Reasons to Apply to the CIA Scholarship Program
    Blog Post: Did you know the CIA has scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students? Did you know you could get paid to go to school? Here are our top 10 reasons to apply to the CIA Scholarship Program.
  • Remembering CIA’s Heroes: Richard Daniel Krobock
    Feature Story: "Rare is the man who has a full life by the age of 31. Rarer still is the man who, simply through the quiet strength of his personality and the resolve of his character, can dramatically affect the lives of the people who have encountered him. Richard Daniel Krobock was that man."
  • A Day in the Life of a CIA Cyber Threat Analyst Intern
    Featured Story: Every officer has a unique path to the Agency, and CIA interns are no exception. CIA.gov recently sat down with a Cyber Threat Analyst Intern in the Directorate of Analysis (DA) to learn more about her journey to the CIA and her experiences during her summer internships. She is back this summer for her second tour with the Agency and looks fo […]
  • Director Pompeo Delivers Remarks at INSA
    Speech: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by CIA Director Mike Pompeo at INSA Leadership Dinner (July 11, 2017)
  • A Day in the Life of a CIA Scholarship Recipient
    Featured Story: The CIA Undergraduate Scholarship program is a financial needs based initiative that offers undergraduate students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis, studying a variety of subjects, […]

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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]

RSS Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

  • 2017/08/15 TALONS Tested on Commissioned U.S. Navy Vessel for First Time August 15, 2017
    DARPA's Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort recently demonstrated its prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast aboard a commissioned U.S. Navy vessel for the first time. The crew of USS Zephyr, a 174-foot (53-meter) Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship, evaluated the technology demonstration system over three days near Naval […]
  • 2017/08/11 Disruptioneering: Streamlining the Process of Scientific Discovery August 11, 2017
    DARPA's Defense Sciences office (DSO)-whose mission is to identify and pursue high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines-today announced the first programs under its new Disruptioneering effort, which pushes for faster identification and exploration of bold and risky ideas with the goal of […]
  • 2017/08/11 The Radio Frequency Spectrum + Machine Learning = A New Wave in Radio Technology August 11, 2017
    The current wave of artificial intelligence, driven by machine learning (ML) techniques, is all the rage, and for good reason. With sufficient training on digitized writing, spoken words, images, video streams, and other digital content, ML has become the basis of voice recognition, self-driving cars, and other previously only-imagined capabilities.
  • 2017/08/04 Strategic Technology Office Outlines Vision for “Mosaic Warfare” August 4, 2017
    DARPA's Strategic Technology Office (STO) this week unveiled its updated approach to winning or deterring future conflicts during Sync with STO Day, held in Arlington, Virginia. At the event-which attracted about 300 innovators and entrepreneurs, more than half of whom had never worked with DARPA before-STO program managers outlined new areas of interes […]
  • 2017/07/19 Building the Safe Genes Toolkit July 19, 2017
    DARPA created the Safe Genes program to gain a fundamental understanding of how gene editing technologies function; devise means to safely, responsibly, and predictably harness them for beneficial ends; and address potential health and security concerns related to their accidental or intentional misuse.

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RSS Cyber News (Google)

  • Petya ransomware: Cyber attack costs could hit $300m for shipping giant Maersk - ZDNet August 16, 2017
    ZDNetPetya ransomware: Cyber attack costs could hit $300m for shipping giant MaerskZDNetFalling victim to the global Petya cyber attack is set to cost Maersk, the world's largest container ship and supply vessel operator, up to $300m in lost revenues. The Danish transport and logistics conglomerate - which has offices in 130 countries and ...Maersk puts […]
  • In The Age Of Cyber-Terrorism, Every Investor Must Own Gold - Forbes August 16, 2017
    ForbesIn The Age Of Cyber-Terrorism, Every Investor Must Own GoldForbesIn a recent Metal Masters interview with the Hard Assets Alliance, he noted that the biggest geopolitical risk for Americans today is not a conventional war but rather cyber-attacks that could take down the U.S. power grid. In such a scenario, gold ...
  • Scottish parliament hit by cyber-attack similar to Westminster assault - The Guardian August 15, 2017
    The GuardianScottish parliament hit by cyber-attack similar to Westminster assaultThe GuardianIn an internal bulletin, Sir Paul Grice, Holyrood's chief executive, told MSPs and parliamentary staff on Tuesday afternoon: “The parliament's monitoring systems have identified that we are currently the subject of a brute force cyber-attack from ...Scotti […]
  • Och. Scottish Parliament under siege from brute-force cyber attack - The Register August 16, 2017
    The RegisterOch. Scottish Parliament under siege from brute-force cyber attackThe RegisterIn an internal bulletin Sir Paul Grice, Holyrood's chief executive, warned: "The parliament's monitoring systems have identified that we are currently the subject of a brute-force cyber attack from external sources. "This attack appears to be targeti […]
  • Should cyber competition performance be valued like schooling in cyber workforce? - FederalNewsRadio.com August 16, 2017
    FederalNewsRadio.comShould cyber competition performance be valued like schooling in cyber workforce?FederalNewsRadio.com“What we're seeing as part of the U.S. Cyber Challenge is that there is a lot of interest for people to move into cybersecurity, because they see and they hear of the demand,” Karen Evans, former White House IT official and director o […]
  • Financial regulators active in cyber security sans framework - Economic Times August 16, 2017
    Economic TimesFinancial regulators active in cyber security sans frameworkEconomic TimesIt is also planning to conduct annual cyber audits and has established a specialised cell (C-SITE) to conduct detailed IT examination of banks' cyber security preparedness, to identify the gaps and to monitor the progress of remedial measures, the ...and more »
  • Los Angeles Cyber Lab: Unprecedented Cyber Attack Prevention Program - NBC Southern California August 16, 2017
    NBC Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Cyber Lab: Unprecedented Cyber Attack Prevention ProgramNBC Southern CaliforniaThe Los Angeles Cyber Lab is billed as America's first city-led partnership dedicated to protecting businesses and residents from cyber attacks. The lab will circulate information gleaned from analyses of what the mayor's office called […]
  • A Cyber Security Investment Strategy For The Future - Seeking Alpha August 15, 2017
    Seeking AlphaA Cyber Security Investment Strategy For The FutureSeeking AlphaHaving investments across all areas of cyber security is key to a diverse cyber defense portfolio. Zix, Symantec, and HACK ETF have seen strong growth and profits are expected to continue as the need for cyber defenses grow.
  • SPONSORED CONTENT: IP EXPO Nordic returns to Stockholm & includes Cyber Security - Business Insider Nordic August 16, 2017
    Business Insider NordicSPONSORED CONTENT: IP EXPO Nordic returns to Stockholm & includes Cyber SecurityBusiness Insider NordicNow located at Stockholmsmässan, the two-day event takes place on the 20-21 September 2017 and features is international sub-event Cyber Security Nordic. Mr. Fredrik Reinfeldt, Former Prime Minister of Sweden, will be opening the […]
  • British cyber researcher pleads not guilty to US hacking charges - Reuters August 14, 2017
    ReutersBritish cyber researcher pleads not guilty to US hacking chargesReutersSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - British cyber security researcher Marcus Hutchins pleaded not guilty on Monday to federal charges he built and sold malicious code used to steal banking credentials. Hutchins, 23, rose to overnight fame within the hacker ...NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchi […]

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In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared... [MORE]


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As cyber-attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join terrorists on the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Fred Kaplan... [MORE]


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Now in development for film by 20th Century Fox, award-winning CyberStorm depicts, in realistic and sometimes terrifying detail, what a full scale cyber attack against present-day New York City might look like from the perspective of one family trying to survive it... [MORE]