Cyber crime prosecutions fell last year because police are under-resourced, top law firm says

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The number of prosecutions for cyber crime fell in the UK last year as under-resourced police struggled to tackle the growing security threat, according to a leading law firm. Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) said there were only 57 cyber crime prosecutions in 2016, down from 61 in 2015. It’s the…


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Ohio county spends $200K to buy insurance for cyberattacks

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COLUMBUS, OHIO The Ohio county that includes the capital city of Columbus is spending $200,000 on an insurance policy to cover cyberattacks. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2uKrvVN ) Franklin County’s $10 million policy will provide protection for the increasing worldwide threat. The Franklin County Data Center currently spends about $3…


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NSA Chief Mike Rogers Is Not Here for Trump and Putin’s “Impenetrable Cyber Security Unit”

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President Donald Trump, whose recent uses of the internet have included hinting he might just pardon himself and everyone else in his administration if federal investigators keep digging into his alleged ties to Russian hackers, probably will not like NSA Director Mike Roger’s thoughts on his plan to ally with…


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Only 10pc of Asian firms are insured against cyberattacks

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Most firms cite cost and complicated policies as reasons for shunning cyber liability cover. But insurers say rising incidence of cybercrime may change that Only one in 10 companies in Hong Kong and three other Asian markets have insurance cover on losses resulting from cyberattacks as they consider coverage policies…


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IBM to teach veterans cybersecurity, fraud detection

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IBM is partnering with Dutchess Community College to help military veterans and try to fill the growing skill gap in the cybersecurity field. The company and school are offering veterans free enrollment in a program covering cybersecurity and fraud detection, a field rife with job opportunities. By 2022, the gap…


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Terry Kohler Cybersecurity Aviation Symposium educates pilots, lawyers on dangers

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The Terry J. Kohler Aviation Cybersecurity Symposium on Wednesday pulled together pilots, lawyers and other aviation professionals to create awareness and training around issues of aviation safety and cyber-security. “Terry would have absolutely loved and endorsed what is happening here at the Aviation Heritage Center this morning,” Jon Helminiak, former…


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Healthcare cybersecurity is due for a checkup

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Technology has dramatically transformed modern healthcare. Patients can view lab results in real time, make appointments online and use smartphone apps to control medical devices. In addition, the widespread use of electronic health records has improved data-sharing and collaboration among physicians and their patients, reduced medical errors and improved medical…


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FirstNet teams triage cybersecurity, rural coverage as they build out network

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When it comes to building a cybersecurity system, nothing can be perfect — but it can be bulletproof. That’s the goal for the teams at AT&T and FirstNet, as they plan out security for the country’s first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. “We are going to…


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Cyber-security firm Sophos on the up after healthy ‘X-ray’

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Investors logged onto Sophos today, snapping up shares as they banked on higher margins from the cyber-security firm. Morgan Stanley’s in-depth “X-ray” analysis suggested the market was underestimating the potential for higher margins. Analyst Adam Wood said fast growth rates often obscure high margins under the surface because new business…


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Cybersecurity is too important to be bogged down in government bureaucracy

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Tom Donilon’s July 16 Sunday Opinion commentary, “How to hack-proof the next election,” hit the target in citing the need for public-private partnerships to tackle the issue of cybersecurity, yet he predictably called for more bureaucracy (“a cyber-FEMA”) to tackle an issue that yearns for private-sector innovation and collaboration. History…


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Fight The Growing Cybersecurity Challenge in Health Care

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All industries need a sound cybersecurity strategy and incident response plan, but that is especially the case for health care given that instances of data breaches are on the rise. In its 2017 Internet Security Threat Report, Symantec noted that health care was listed second in the services industry in…


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Agencies’ approach to IoT security highlights differences in cybersecurity approach

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Despite recent White House efforts to bring some standardization to federal cybersecurity, agencies are still taking different paths to secure their systems and data. Speaking at the July 18 AFCEA Energy and Earth Science IT symposium in Washington, D.C., Sean Kelley, chief information security officer at the Environmental Protection Agency, said when…


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Strengthening cybersecurity should not compromise healthcare delivery

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Within the past few months, hospitals across the world have suffered from cyber attacks, resulting in massive data breaches and workflow stagnancy. The enhanced interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) and medical devices is increasing the efficiency of healthcare delivery and providing greater access to patients. Yet, as healthcare practices…


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WannaCry has pushed cyber-security into the boardroom

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More than half of businesses are expecting a similar attack soon. The recent WannaCry fallout has changed the way boardrooms and staff perceive cyber security. This is according to a new report by security firm Clearswift, based on a poll of 600 business DMs and 1,200 employees in the UK,…


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Britain’s Cyber Security Center Says Has Never Certified Kaspersky Products

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Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre said on Tuesday it had never certified products from Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab. “The NCSC certifies products through a range of initiatives, and vendors apply to have their products certified via one of our accredited lab partners,” the NCSC, which is part of…


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PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS: THE FUTURE OF CYBERSECURITY

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According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations report, more than half of all malware goes undetected for months; in fact it was 224 days in 2016. Today, we have two ways to detect anomalistic behavior on the network. One way is through baselining and deductive algorithms which try and determine…


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CHINA’S CYBERSECURITY CRACKDOWN HAS TAKEN AIM AT WHATSAPP

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Reports have emerged out of China that the government’s strengthened cybersecurity laws have claimed yet another victim: WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned messaging app, known for its worldwide reach, has been at least partially blocked, according to The New York Times. The move has crippled users’ ability to send photos and video,…


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New Report: The State of Cybersecurity in Asia-Pacific

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Whilst https://researchcenter.paloaltonetworks.com/2017/07/cso-new-report-state-cybersecurity-asia-pacific/cybersecurity has gained attention of company agendas, a recent survey reveals that the struggle to keep up with the rapidly evolving cybersecurity technologies, products and solutions is the primary barrier hindering Asia-Pacific organisations from ensuring secure cyber environments. This is according to 46 per cent of respondents across the…


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Weak cyber-security protocols can rob companies off clients say experts

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In the wake of the recent ransomware and cyber-attacks, cyber security has re-emerged as a talking point in boardrooms. Just last week user data of nearly 120 million Reliance Jio subscribers was leaked online. While Reliance Jio denied the data leak, customers expressed concern of cyber-security following the leak. Offices…


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Cyber attackers hacked a Broome camping store and big miners could be next, expert warns

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Bruce Bechly got a rude shock when he tried to fire up the computers one morning at the camping and fishing store he manages in Broome. The store’s point-of-sale data had been locked by cyber attackers, who were demanding a $5,000 ransom to release it. “At first we thought it…


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