Cyber Strategies for a World at War


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I was recently asked to speak with Mansoor Tamweer, a reporter with Ryerson University here, about what the public should know as a general overview on Cybersecurity.  For me, it’s a privilege to be asked, and my calling to help others.
I don’t come from a traditional technical background. Infact, as I’ve often shared, I really didn’t think I could learn “tech”.  Until I sat down and took apart a computer and discovered the fun of learning hands on. That morphed quickly into becoming a software junkie. Back in the day when software suites were the thing: Lotus, WordPerfect, Microsoft. Like Pokemons, I had to catch ’em all.  Again though, learning for myself dispelled my old fears and hesitations. Instead, I understood things at a more user-based level, and was able to to explain “how” and “why” to non-technical people, equipping them with not just the skills but the confidence…

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Book preview: Future Crimes by Marc Goodman

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I’d like to share with you all a scary yet eye-opening read: the full title is Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World, written by Marc Goodman in 2015. In the first 49 pages, I learned that

  • Antivirus used to be effective but is nowadays just an illusion of security. In December 2012, researchers at Imperva (a data security research firm) collected 82 new computer viruses and ran them against the threat-detection engines of more than 40 of the world’s largest antivirus companies, including Microsoft, Symantec, McAfee and Kaspersky Lab. The initial threat-detection rate was only 5%, meaning that 95% of malware went completely undetected.
  • According to Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, most businesses have proven simply incapable of detecting when a hacker has breached their information systems. Verizon’s survey, carried out in conjunction with 3 police forces including the U.S. Secret Service, reported…

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IBM Plans to Acquire Security Visualization And Management Firm Agile 3 Solutions


IBM Security today announced plans to acquire Agile 3 Solutions, a developer of software used by the C-Suite and senior executives to better visualize, understand and manage risks associated with the protection of sensitive data.

The addition of Agile 3 Solutions’ capabilities to IBM Security’s portfolio adds an intuitive tool to improve C-Suite decision making as businesses prepare to defend themselves against cybercrime.

As cybersecurity has become a board-level issue, there is a growing need for the C-suite and the Board to understand their security posture through the lens of business risk, not just the technical security data and metrics.

Business leaders must be equipped to make risk-based decisions and prioritize investments toward the cybersecurity readiness and resilience. In fact, Gartner predicted that “by 2017, 80% of IT risk and security organizations will report metrics to non-IT executive decision makers; however, only 20% will be considered useful by the target…

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Improving Your Cybersecurity Plan, Explained by Paul Ferrillo in WSJ

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The Wall Street Journal did an interview of my friend, collaborator, prolific author, and the the original Cyber Patriot, Paul Ferrillo to discuss how companies can make their cybersecurity plan better. Here is the full article: Making Your Cybersecurity Plan Better

Paul and I are both firm believers in focusing on the basics so that is all you really need to know to make you want to read the article. Beyond that, I’m not going to spoil it here by giving away all of the answers but here are some of the topics that Paul explains in more detail in the article:

  • What are the biggest mistakes companies make when it comes to thinking about and executing on a cybersecurity plan?
  • Why companies have trouble communicating about cybersecurity issues.
  • What companies can do to improve their communications.
  • Whether boards are getting better about cybersecurity issues.
  • Where companies are falling short…

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The Challenge of Cyber Security in India


India today stands at an interesting juncture. While on the one hand there are emphatic calls for a digitised India, there is also increased realisation about evident cyber security challenges. In fact, cyber security has been termed as India’s ‘Achilles Heels’.

The Cyber Security Task Force’s Vision 2025, setup by NASSCOM (inspired by the PM’s call to make India a cyber secure nation), aims to grow the Indian Cyber Security Products and Services Industry to USD 35 billion.

While we tread on the path towards a Digital India in the social, economic, and political sphere, parallelly we must prioritise cyber security.  How then can the Indian Industry together with the government of the day, contribute and rise to the challenge? Of all the possible solutions, the primary ones must focus on the cluster approach to R&D. Other equally notable ones include an emphasis on technology creation and giving a boost…

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UK fraud and cybercrime figures show extent of these threats

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There were approximately 5.6 million incidents of fraud and cybercrime in the UK last year, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

Of that number, two million incidents related to computer misuse offences, highlighting how problematic this type of criminal activity has become.

According to the ONS’ latest annual Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW), which included statistics for fraud and cybercrime for the first time, there was an annual rise of 3% in fraud offences in the year ending September 2016.

“In the past, burglary and theft of vehicles were the high volume crimes driving trends”, commented John Flatley, from the ONS.

“Today’s figures demonstrate how crime has changed, with fraud now the most commonly experienced offence”.

A 39% increase was reported in fraud on UK-issued bank and credit cards, the survey showed.

This comes after a spike in card fraud was identified…

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SvTech World

The part of the World Wide Web that is only accessible by means of special software, allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable.

“The Dark Web poses new and formidable challenges for law enforcement agencies around the world”


The Dark web is the World Wide Web content that exists on darknets, overlay networks which use the public Internet but which require specific software, configurations or authorization to access. The dark web forms a small part of the deep web, the part of the Web not indexed by search engines, although sometimes the term “deep web” is mistakenly used to refer specifically to the dark web.



Darknet websites are accessible only through networks such as Tor (“The Onion Router”) and I2P (“Invisible Internet Project”).Tor browser and Tor-accessible sites are…

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Preview Film: Hacker (2016)

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Nama Callan McAuliffe mulai dikenal oleh publik Hollywood sebagai aktor remaja saat tampil di I Am Number Four (2011). Cowok kelahiran tahun 1995 itu kemudian sempat menyabet Young Artist Award 2014, sebagai aktor pendukung terbaik, berkat perannya sebagai Jay Gatsby muda di The Great Gatsby (2013) yang dibintangi oleh Leonardo DiCaprio.

Awal tahun ini, McAuliffe kembali menghiasi layar lebar sebagai pemeran utama lewat film thriller bertajuk Hacker. Film yang di Amerika Serikat dirilis dengan judul Anonymous tersebut mulai tayang di bioskop-bioskop Indonesia sejak hari Jumat (20/1) yang lalu.

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How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument

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Authors: Gary King, Jennifer Pan, Margaret E. Roberts

American Political Science Review, 14 January 2017


The Chinese government has long been suspected of hiring as many as 2,000,000 people to surreptitiously insert huge numbers of pseudonymous and other deceptive writings into the stream of real social media posts, as if they were the genuine opinions of ordinary people. Many academics, and most journalists and activists, claim that these so-called “50c party” posts vociferously argue for the government’s side in political and policy debates. As we show, this is also true of the vast majority of posts openly accused on social media of being 50c. Yet, almost no systematic empirical evidence exists for this claim, or, more importantly, for the Chinese regime’s strategic objective in pursuing this activity. In the first large scale empirical analysis of this operation, we show how to identify the secretive authors of these posts, the…

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BBC News – US hackers attacked military websites, says China’s defence ministry

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A Chinese tanker soldier with the People's Lib... A Chinese tanker soldier with the People’s Liberation Army (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oh, yes.  Republic of China, thank you for following my script.

BBC News – US hackers attacked military websites, says China’s defence ministry.

Hackers from the US have repeatedly launched attacks on two Chinese military websites, including that of the Defence Ministry, officials say.

The sites were subject to about 144,000 hacking attacks each month last year, two thirds of which came from the US, according to China’s defence ministry.

The issue of cyber hacking has strained relations between the two countries.

Earlier this month a US cyber security firm said a secretive Chinese military unit was behind “prolific hacking”.

Mandiant said that Unit 61398 was believed to have “systematically stolen hundreds of terabytes of data” from at least 141 organisations around the world.

The White House has said that it has taken its concerns about cyber-theft…

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China just made VPNs illegal

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the new rules on Sunday, as reported by the South China Morning Post. Calling it a “clean-up” of the country’s internet connections, the Ministry said the new rules would go live immediately and be in place until March 31st, 2018.

VPNs are already subject to government scrutiny and interference in China. The most recent, large-scale  crackdown on VPNs happened in March 2016, during the National People’s Congress meeting in Beijing, SCMP says.

As The Washington Post points out, China’s new VPN and cable regulations are purposefully vague. It’s unclear how the government will implement or enforce these rules, but the language in the announcement suggests Chinese officials are taking aim at companies who provide VPN services to individual citizens, rather than professionals working for multinational corporations in the country.

Last week, in stark contrast to the Ministry’s new VPN rules…

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Virtual Reality Technology offers Great Risks as well as Great Rewards

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Manus Virtual Reality Technology An advertisement for Manus Virtual Reality gloves and headset. Posted to Wikimedia commons by Manus VR.

Immersive virtual reality technology, once a concept limited to science-fiction, has made great strides in recent years. This technology may one day be “the next big thing” in areas like entertainment, education, and even healthcare.

As with all new technology, there is almost as much potential for harm as there is for growth. But is the potential for harm enough to outweigh the benefits?

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Hacktivism – Chaotic Good or Chaotic Danger?

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The Digital Age has given rise to a unique new type of activism, called hacktivism. One of this week’s articles defines hacktivism as “is the use of computer technology to achieve a political agenda through legally ambiguous means.”

A simple vector image of a suit. This is commonly used as the logo of Anonymous, a well-known hactivist group.

The problem is, many people disagree on whether “hackitvism” is a platform for positive social change or yet another danger of the digital age.

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The U.S. Needs A Preemptive Cyber Warfare Doctrine


Preempt, Disrupt, Defeat Adversaries in Cyberspace

cyberwarfare1The United States has suffered yet another major cyber attack. On October 21, 2016, major corporations and the U.S. government’s servers fell under a malicious and widespread attack from hackers that are believed to have been associated with Russia. Several social media sites, the New York Times, and Spotify all suffered outages because of a Denial of Service attack (DOS).

This is the most typical kind of cyber attack that nations engage in. Essentially, they overwhelm a server and force it to shut down. The U.S. is under constant cyber attack. The fact that the Russians may have done this is not surprising, either. They have constantly led the way in attacking America’s networks. The thing about cyber war, also, is that there is a blurring of lines between what constitutes civilian targets and strictly military ones. Yet, the margin for error is far smaller…

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Top 10 Passwords of 2016 Revealed

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I know I’m banging on about passwords again, but this is important people! If you check this story out, you’ll see that of the top 10 passwords used last year, 4 were 6 characters or less, and hardly any of the top 20 are new or different to previous years. The top password of 2016 was 123456.

I talked in a previous article about why passwords were important, and this recent list just goes to demonstrate that. Apart from anything else, the bad guys take lists like this and use the results as the first passwords they try when they try to get into systems. If you’ve got a machine checking these it will literally take a fraction of a second to break in.

I recently signed up to a new social media website, and was amazed when it told me my password couldn’t be more than 10…

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How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument

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screen-shot-2017-01-19-at-9-57-54-pmGary King, Jennifer Pan, and Margaret E. Roberts. Forthcoming. “How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument.” American Political Science Review, 2017.


The Chinese government has long been suspected of hiring as many as 2,000,000 people to surreptitiously insert huge numbers of pseudonymous and other deceptive writings into the stream of real social media posts, as if they were the genuine opinions of ordinary people. Many academics, and most journalists and activists, claim that these so-called “50c party” posts vociferously argue for the government’s side in political and policy debates. As we show, this is also true of the vast majority of posts openly accused on social media of being 50c. Yet, almost no systematic empirical evidence exists for this claim, or, more importantly, for the Chinese regime’s strategic objective in pursuing this activity. In the first large scale empirical analysis of this…

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Means, goals and consequences of the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign

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The EU’s East StratCom Task Force was set up by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in 2015, in response to a request from all 28 EU Heads of Government to “address Russia’s ongoing disinformation campaigns”. It is a team of eleven communications and Russian language experts, who also seek to improve communication on EU policies towards the Eastern Neighbourhood and to strengthen media plurality in the region, especially in the Russian language.

The Task Force’s flagship products are its weekly Disinformation Review of pro-Kremlin disinformation stories and its social media accounts @EUvsDisinfo and EU vs Disinformation.

There is no doubt that the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign is an orchestrated strategy, delivering the same disinformation stories in as many languages as possible, through as many channels as possible, and as often as possible. Our conclusion is based on 15 months of daily collection of data on disinformation: more…

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President Trump Says No Computers Are Safe from Hackers!

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Newly inaugurated President Donald Trump says that “no computer is safe” when it comes to keeping information private. He expressed growing skepticism about the overall security of online communications. His administration is likely to use the unsafe internet often for everything from day-to-day planning to international relations.


Trump rarely uses email or computers, despite his frequent tweeting. Websites that aren’t scanned for vulnerabilities like trojans, viruses and other malware are cyber security accidents just waiting to happen. PCI compliant security scans check for more than 75,500 known vulnerabilities used by hackers to disrupt e-commerce and steal consumer identities.

“You know, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way. Because I’ll tell you what: No computer is safe,” Trump told reporters during his annual New Year’s Eve bash. “I don’t care what they say.” With only 14% of e-commerce entities passing their…

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Africa’s Own Cyber Robin Hood: Meet Hamza Bendelladj The Algerian Man Who Hacked Over $400Million From American Banks And Donated It To Poor Africans


Hamza Bendelladj was dubbed the ‘happy hacker’ because he was photographed smiling after he was taken into custody in Bangkok [EPA]

Depending on who you ask, Hamza Bendelladj is either a Robin Hood-esque hero or a cyber-age hoodlum.

The 27-year-old Algerian computer science graduate will be sentenced on Tuesday in a US court for using a computer virus to steal money from more than 200 American banks and financial institutions. He then reportedly gave millions of dollars to Palestinian charities.

Bendelladj, who is alleged to be the co-creator of a banking trojan horse called SpyEye, was indicted in absentia by US authorities in 2011. The program – a malware toolkit that saw its popularity peak between 2009 and 2011 – is believed to have infected more than 1.4 million computers in the US and elsewhere, according to Wired, a San Francisco-based technology magazine. The software enabled users to steal login…

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Digital images become perfect tool for biometric hacking

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In 2014, a hacker made news when he was able to use electronic images of Germany’s Defense Minister to recreate a thumbprint and accurate retinal image that could be used to hack biometric authentication. All he needed were high resolution images taken with a digital camera and off-the-shelf software.  A study recently done in Japan reiterated the possibility of being hacked using digital images.

devil-horns-hand-signalIn the study, researchers found they could clone any person’s fingerprints if they had a photograph of them taken from a distance of 10 feet or less where the subject displayed the underside of their fingers or hand, such as when flashing the peace sign, devil’s horns, or bunny ears. It’s enough to make anyone hesitate about having photos posted of themselves on social media.

However, the engadget article featuring these findings points out that a hacker must “go through the process of building an accurate…

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The Best 8 Movies To Watch If You Love Hacking.


TV shows have more options of showing hackers and hacking in right perspective as they have ample screen time compared to movies which have to cramp everything up in the 2 hours of runtime.  In this article, we bring out the top TV shows which have hacking as the central theme and try to picture hackers and the glamorous art of hacking in the right perspective.

Top 8 best TV series which show hackers in correct perspective

#1 Mr. Robot :

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Mr.Robot has become a cult TV show for millions of its followers. “Mr. Robot” is probably the first TV show that accurately portrays an elite hacker group that uses computers, mobile devices, different technologies, programming and social engineering to penetrate secure networks and take down evil corporations, all the while trying to remain anonymous. It shows code being written in Python, IRC chats and Raspberry PI computers, just to name…

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5 Things Employees Do That Expose Your Network To Hackers

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Hackers are having a field day in this present digital era because many organizations are moving their businesses from offline to online. This automatically makes them susceptible to hackers especially if their security is weak. Regardless, before hackers have access to your network, there must be a loophole which they will take advantage of. Oftentimes, than not, it is the online activities of some employees that allow hackers easy access to your network. Jumia Travel, identify 5 things employees do that expose your network to hackers. You can put checks in place to streamline the online activities of your employees.

They use weak password

This is one of the crudest things employees do which using a weak password or the same password for all their accounts. For example, using a password like 1234 or QWERTY is the simplest way to invite hackers. It may be difficult for you to…

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FBI Hacked, Again! Programmer Leaks Data After Agency Failed to Patch Its Site



It appears like the FBI has been hacked, at the end of the day!

A programmer, utilizing Twitter handle CyberZeist, has asserted to have hacked the FBI’s site ( and released individual record data of a few FBI specialists publically.

CyberZeist had at first uncovered the defect on 22 December, giving the FBI time to fix the helplessness in its site’s code before making the information open.

The programmer abused a zero-day defenselessness in the Plone CMS, an Open Source Content Management programming utilized by FBI to host its site, and released individual information of 155 FBI authorities to Pastebin, including their names, passwords, and email accounts.

CyberZeist tweeted numerous screenshots as confirmation of his cases, demonstrating his unapproved access to server and database documents utilizing a zero-day neighborhood record consideration sort powerlessness influencing its python modules.

Programmer likewise found that the FBI’s site is facilitated on a virtual machine…

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Hackers can listen your voice over Facebook voice messages sent over chat



A great many people abhor writing long messages while talking on informing applications, yet on account of voice recording highlight gave by WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, which makes it much simpler for clients to send longer messages that for the most part incorporates a considerable measure of writing exertion.

In the event that you too have a propensity for sending sound clasp, rather than writing long messages, to your companions over Facebook Messenger, you are defenseless to a straightforward man-in-the-center (MITM) assault that could release your private sound clasps to the assailants.

Also troubling is that the issue is still not fixed by the online networking goliath.

Egyptian security scientist Mohamed A. Baset informed The Hacker News concerning an imperfection in Facebook Messenger’s sound clasp recording highlight that could professedly permit any man-in-the-center assailant to get your sound clasp documents from Facebook’s server and listen to your own voice messages.

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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]




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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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]



“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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  • Panel Calls for Tougher Response to Russian Cyber Tampering - USNI News March 20, 2018
    USNI NewsPanel Calls for Tougher Response to Russian Cyber TamperingUSNI NewsThe United States, its allies and partners need to make clear to President Vladimir Putin and those who support them there is a price to pay for tampering in other nations' political and social affairs and their harboring cyber criminals inside Russia ...and more »


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  • Looking for a New Gig? How About Cyber Crime Spy School? March 22, 2018
    Graduates of the University of Southern California's computer and digital forensics degree program have nabbed jobs in cyber threat intelligence at Sony Pictures, incident response at Cylance, cyber intel at Lockheed Martin, and other covert or highly ...
  • US anti-terror training abroad includes K-9, cyber security March 20, 2018
    AMMAN, Jordan – A German shepherd sniffed suitcases in an airport inspection drill, excitedly pausing near one bag from which a handler then pulled a satchel with plastic explosives. The exercise at the compound of the Jordanian police canine unit ...
  • U.S. spending bill to boost border and cyber security: source March 21, 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress’ massive federal government spending deal includes $1.6 billion in new border security and millions of dollars in additional funding for the FBI and states to secure upcoming U.S. elections and fight Russian hacking, a ...
  • Bridging the cyber skills gap with automation March 22, 2018
    As we know all too well, cybersecurity is a field suffering from a staggering talent shortage. In fact, the Capgemini Digital Transformation Institute recently issued a report titled, “Cybersecurity Talent: The Big Gap in Cyber Protection,” which found ...
  • Senators introduced revised version of election cyber bill March 22, 2018
    A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday unveiled revised legislation to secure U.S. voting systems from cyberattack. The bill, originally introduced in December, retains its original tenets, including authorizing grants for states to replace outdated ...
  • U.S. spending bill to provide $380 million for election cyber security: sources March 22, 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers have included nearly $400 million in a massive federal government spending bill to help safeguard U.S. voting systems from cyber attacks, three sources familiar with negotiations said on Wednesday. The spending package ...
  • Learn details of the cyber security market is valued at USD 136 billion as on 2017 March 22, 2018
    The increasing frequency of cyber-crimes along with mandates to regulatory compliances, and development of new applications such as internet of things (IOT), cloud, mobility, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) are some of the major factors contributing towards the ...
  • Dave Wajsgras: Under the radar, reimagining cyber March 22, 2018
    Raytheon is best known as a defense contractor. In the federal IT space, however, the firm has a low profile that belies its massive role. Dave Wajsgras is working to change that. “We’re known as the largest missile maker in the world,” he told FCW.
  • XM Cyber Launches Automated APT Simulation Platform to Detect Threats March 20, 2018
    The startup led by veterans of Israel's intelligence community emerges from stealth with a cyber-security platform that aims to detect advanced persistent threats. The best hackers are able to stay hidden in a system, looking like legitimate users, and it ...
  • West Virginia National Guard diversifies labor force with cyber initiatives March 22, 2018
    CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The West Virginia National Guard is pressing forward with out-of-the-box strategies to develop and build a cyber-trained work force able to be utilized by both the National Guard and civilian sector in areas such as vulnerability ...


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  • Social Sidekick: Your Monthly Guide to Social Holidays, Themes, and Noteworthy Events March 22, 2018
    We're now in the middle of Spring! Hopefully, you're getting more flowers rather than showers! April brings us social holidays like Earth Day, Deep Dish Pizza Day (YUM!), Find A…Read More >>>
  • Infographic: Top Contenders for Amazon HQ2 March 20, 2018
    The race is on. Once Amazon announced that they were looking for a city to build a second headquarters (HQ2) in North America, more than 200 municipalities in Canada, Mexico, and…Read More >>>
  • How Gen Z is Changing Companies’ Marketing Plans March 18, 2018
    It seems like every day I read another article about how Millennials are killing another industry. But Millennials are in their late 20’s and early 30’s, and they are no…Read More >>>
  • Your PR SEO Super Powers March 17, 2018
    While search engine optimization (SEO) and PR have been buddies for a while now, never have they been so reliant on each other. We're now moving into an era of…Read More >>>
  • 5 of the Best University Social Feeds March 15, 2018
    It's no secret that social media has become younger generations' primary form of communication. From communicating with friends and family to keeping up with the latest news, social platforms serve…Read More >>>


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