14 million US businesses are at risk of a hacker threat

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Large corporations spend hundreds of thousands, often millions, of dollars oncybersecurity, but when it comes to small businesses, many owners aren’t spending enough. Only 2 percent of the small-business owners surveyed in the CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey said they view the threat of a cyberattack as the most critical issue…


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BUGS IN POPULAR HACKER TOOLS OPEN THE DOOR TO STRIKING BACK

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THE CONCEPT OF “hacking back” has drawn attention—and generated controversy—lately as geopolitics focuses increasingly on the threat of cyberwar. The idea that cyberattack victims should be legally allowed to hack their alleged assailants has even motivated a bill, the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act, that representative Tom Graves of Georgia…


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Employees Pose Bigger Threat to Cybersecurity Than Hackers

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As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology, the potential for data theft or system shutdown from a breach in cybersecurity looms large. IT professionals and law enforcement teams are scrambling to keep up with cyber criminals who are utilizing the latest sophisticated methodologies. Over the past year, 32% of…


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Malware Growth for Apple iOS Outnumbers Android’s

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Android devices across the world far outsell Apple devices; despite so hackers seek to attack iOS devices. Indeed, with Cisco Systems and IBM partnering with Apple for providing business associated services intended for corporate users, it’s expected that iOS devices will more-and-more become targets of malicious software. As a proof,…


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Man wanted to help ISIS and spread terror in Bay Area, indictment alleges

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He spoke of giving backpacks full of explosives to homeless people, federal authorities said. He talked about lacing cocaine with rat poison to distribute at nightclubs and setting fires to hills near Berkeley. For months, undercover federal agents interacted with Amer Sinan Alhaggagi — swapping text messages, emails and phone…


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Trump doubts Russia would have left evidence of hacking, but US spies say Moscow left it on purpose

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President Donald Trump’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, told CNN host Jake Tapper Sunday that Trump is not convinced that the Russians hacked into the Democratic National Committee last year because if they did, they wouldn’t have gotten caught. “Somebody said to me yesterday that if the Russians actually hacked…


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6 things you can start doing to protect yourself from fraud

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Technology is making life more convenient for consumers. Unfortunately, it’s also making it easier for cybercriminals to access information. t’s no secret that technology is making life more convenient for consumers. Unfortunately, there’s a flip side to that coin: Advances in technology also are making it easier for cybercriminals to…


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Man arrested on theft, fraud charges

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The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office charged a 21-year-old man with five counts of attempted obtaining property by false pretense and six counts of identity theft, larceny and obtaining property by false pretense after he allegedly stole a wallet containing $35 in cash and credit cards. The wallet was stolen from…


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UK gov wants teens to practice cybersecurity in their spare time

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Teenagers are being encouraged to apply for the scheme where they’ll learn through ‘games, challenges, and projects’ The UK has a shortage of cybersecurity professionals and the gulf could get wider as an increasing number of cyberattacks take place. To counter this, the government is set to plough millions of…


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Business should cash in on cyber security ‘boom’

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Combating cyber attacks against businesses and governments will deliver an economic boom to Australia, with the workforce needing to grow by more than a third to well over 30,000 employees for the industry to meet its full potential. Cyber Security Minister Dan Tehan will on Wednesday look at the upside…


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The enterprise risk management approach to cybersecurity

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With the seemingly endless array of cybersecurity products, tools and related “best practices” available that promise to protect an organization’s enterprise and data, it is fascinating to see the continued spate of successful cyberattacks. Whether it is one-off attacks against large companies and government organizations (Target, Sony and the Office…


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CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONALS IN HIGH DEMAND DUE TO GROWING THREAT OF CYBER CRIME

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Cyber security professionals are increasingly in demand in China as businesses continue to battle the growing threat of cybercrime, according to international recruitment firm Hays. “The implications of being attacked are far reaching and the after effects can be devastating to a business, as well as its customers,” Simon Lance,…


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Cybersecurity search engine from CrowdStrike looks to find threats fast

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Targeted as being the fastest and largest of its kind, CrowdStrike has announced a cybersecurity search engine to add to the Falcon platform. This offering will be form a database of threats for the cybersecurity industry that will draw upon information on 51 billion security events every day. Constantly consuming…


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3 WAYS TO ENHANCE THE CYBERSECURITY EXECUTIVE ORDER

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Don Maclean is the chief cybersecurity technologist for DLT Solutions. As cyber breaches and threats dominate the headlines, the Trump administration’s cybersecurity executive order seeks to strengthen the security and infrastructure of federal agencies. However, there are missing elements that could play a critical role in improving our nation’s cyber…


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Netherlands-U.S. Cybersecurity R&D Partnership is Thriving

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“Cybersecurity is a global sport!” That is the worldview Dr. Douglas Maughan takes when it comes to fighting cyber-threats. Maughan, director of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Cyber Security Division (CSD), uses that phrase to spotlight the partnerships S&T has with numerous government and international…


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DHS TO PITCH IN ON CYBERSECURITY FOR OLYMPIC GAMES

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The Homeland Security Department will pitch in to ensure the cybersecurity of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, according to a joint statement from the U.S. and Japanese governments released Monday. The statement also announced a new joint training effort related to digital protections on industrial control systems that operate…


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How Women Can Raise Their Profile within the Cybersecurity Industry

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Closing the cybersecurity gender gap won’t happen overnight, but women can take can take steps to begin leveling the playing field. As most organizations race to close the gender gap, the cybersecurity industry lags behind. A recent study found women make up only 11% of the global information security workforce,…


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Students tackle makeshift cybersecurity attack

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In our world today, just about everything is online, which makes it potentially vulnerable to a cyberattack. Students from across the country are in Vermont this week learning the ins and outs of cybersecurity and defense. Imagine a cybersecurity attack. It’s a scenario 21 high school students had to face…


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House panel to consider bill to revamp DHS cyber team

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The House Homeland Security Committee will consider legislation this week that would reorganize and elevate the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity branch. The draft bill, from committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), would replace the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at DHS with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. NPPD…


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Fake News Fighter Raises $23 Million to Battle Bots

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Ready for a blow to the ego? In 2016 bots, scripted software programs that perform automated tasks, surpassed human beings as the primary users of the Internet, according to research from Imperva, a cybersecurity firm based in Redwood Shores, Calif. By the company’s measure, 52% of all Internet traffic was…


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