Cybersecurity

April 24, 2018
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Cybercriminals are earning more than ever before, with an annual haul of $1.5 trillion according to a new study conducted by Dr. Michael McGuire, a senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Surrey.

The study revealed crimes of every description are being committed using new technology, ranging from drug deals and money laundering to human trafficking and even terrorism.

The Cambridge Analytica story, McGuire says, was “just the tip of the iceberg,” stating that there...

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April 18, 2018
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It doesn’t matter how many times you tell employees not to share passwords. A new study suggests many people are still going to do it.

The 2018 Privileged Access Threat Report, recently published by Bomgar, a leader in identity and access management solutions for privileged users. The study is global, taking a look at employees, independent contractors, and third-party vendors, specifically at the way they handle security.

Brass tack: 50% of the organizations contacted for the...

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March 23, 2018
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There's a common denominator between the surges of phishing email that continue to plague consumers, businesses and government agencies around the globe and the ...

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March 16, 2018
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The New York Times reported this week on a hacking attempt at a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia last August that sought to physically sabotage the facilities and trigger an explosion. This represents a potentially alarming new trend in cyber attacks where the goal isn’t to steal information or gain control of a system, but rather to cause actual damage to people and property.

Utilizing hacking as a means of industrial sabotage isn’t necessarily new; the...

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March 15, 2018
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Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev made a startling discovery that may change the way cybersecurity is handled in the future. One standard precaution to safeguard data is to store it on an air-gapped device. That’s IT-speak for a machine that is never connected to the Internet or any other machine or network that’s connected to it.

The same team at Ben-Gurion University has made it their business to...

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March 9, 2018
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Unless you live in a pineapple under the sea with a talking sponge, you’re probably familiar with the never-ending parade of cute animal pictures sent by text and email—friend to friend, email list to subscriber—and everywhere you look on social media. Hackers are counting on that.

You’re no fool. You keep current on the news—specifically with regard to cyber security. You’ve seen the...

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March 7, 2018
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new report reveals a stunning level of apathy about cybersecurity among businesses in five nations under continuous attack by ...

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March 1, 2018
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The data breach archive site HaveIBeenPwned.com just added records from 2,844 data breaches, providing users with one of the most up-to-date resources to check the security of their accounts. The site, operated and updated by Troy Hunt, allows visitors to enter either an email address or a login name check if there information has been compromised in any of the breaches in the site’s database.

As Hunt stated on his personal...

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February 23, 2018
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The latest deployment of Russian botnets directed at American politics was truly stunning. It happened via social media. One can only hope that it will notch up the urgency for government and businesses to address the serious threat that botnets have become.

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November 3, 2017
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In the wake of the Equifax breach, many consumers are still unprepared for fraud and searching for identity theft protection—a challenging endeavor considering the many options available.

To meet demand, CyberScout has created CyberScout HQ, an online...

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