New York City Cyber Security Summit Set to Take Place September 18

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TECHEXPO today announced that its annual New York City Cyber Security Summit will take place on Friday, September 18 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Millennium Broadway Hotel (145 West 44th Street). The NYC Cyber Security Summit is part of an exclusive conference series that connects senior level executives with…


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FBI Cyber Cop Joins Security-Software Firm

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Leo Taddeo, a top cyber cop at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is leaving after more than two decades in government to become the chief security officer at security-software company Cryptzone. Mr. Taddeo, 49, is stepping down as the head of the FBI’s special operations and cyber division, a position…


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THE TOP 10 WOMEN CYBER GUARDIANS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

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The paucity of women in math and science extends to the data security realm. Women make up 14 percent of federal government cyber personnel, according to a May (ISC)2 global information security workforce study. The number was even lower in the private sector as recently as 2013: 11 percent. But…


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How Pittsburgh Became a Global Center for Fighting Cyber Crime

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When Jaap van Oss first visited Pittsburgh in 2012, he knew he’d be in the company of “almost legendary cybercrime investigators,” he said. Mr. van Oss, the team leader of Europol’s European Cybercrime Center, couldn’t have known how the legend would grow. Back then, law enforcement was just starting to…


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At Norwich University, Summer Campers Solve Crimes In Cyberspace

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About 20 high school students have been spending this week at Norwich University solving fictional crimes in cyberspace. They’re attending a free summer camp funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency. The NSA calls these sleuthing sessions “gen-cyber camps: inspiring the next generation of cyber stars.”…


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Cyber Sisterhood

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Next week, dozens of girls from across the country will gather on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison for a free summer camp devoted to cyber-security.  The all-girls camp is a spinoff of a co-ed hacker camp that started at DSU last year.  A Memorial Middle School 8th…


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University Of San Diego Unveils Center For Cyber Security

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The University of San Diego announced Tuesday the creation of a center that will address cyber-security issues and offer graduate degree programs. The USD Center for Cyber Security Engineering and Technology, which will begin operating this summer, will become part of San Diego’s growing technology security cluster, which includes the…


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Facebook Inc Hires Yahoo! Alex Stamos As Chief Security Officer

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has hired Alex Stamos as its new chief security officer, according to a Facebook post from Wednesday. Since last year, Mr. Stamos has served as chief information security officer at Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). The need to fill the vacancy for security personnel at Facebook arose after ride-sharing…


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Learning from Mistakes: What These 4 Big Data Breaches Teach Us

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Nobody is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes, and anyone can fail — especially in the business world. IBM’s “2015 Cost of Data Breach Study” shows that the average total cost of a data breach is $3.8 million, representing a 23 percent increase since 2013. The cost for each lost or stolen record…


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Infamous hacker Kevin Mitnick sniffs fiber, reads email

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Kevin Mitnick, famous former black hat hacker, demonstrates just how easy it is for a hacker to tap into your network and read your email. And he’s doing it with a fiber optic network connection, not a simple and very non-secure CAT5x or CAT6x network wire. And he doesn’t have…


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Ghanaian to moderate Council of Europe Conference on Cyber-crime

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A Ghanaian cyber security expert, Albert Antwi-Boasiako, has been selected by the Council of Europe to moderate a session at its Cooperation against cyber crime – Octopus Conference scheduled for June 17 to 19 in Strasbourg, France. The Council of Europe is the European continent’s leading human rights organisation. It…


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World’s Most Dangerous Hackers Say They’re Still A Step Ahead Of Security

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SAN FRANCISCO – The camera pans to the silhouette of a man smoking out of an apartment window, staring out onto rows of cinderblock buildings. Just out of sight, but never out of reference, is his laptop, completing the picture of one of the world’s most-wanted hackers. “I started hacking…


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Email security and spear phishing secrets of an ex-hacker

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The role of the chief information security officer (CISO) is evolving and expanding every day. What was once considered a side role of the CIO or the admin-focused CSO (who babysat firewalls and such), the CISO today has a much larger responsibility to ensure two key things take place in…


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Experts Speak to Cyber Security in Aviation

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Experts from Thales, Cobham Satcom and Intelsat came together earlier this week to speak to the increasingly intense topic of aviation cyber security. During the 2015 Global Connected Aircraft Summit, at the “Cyber-Security: How Can a Connected Aircraft Manage This Threat?” session, the panelists addressed how fear and the progressively…


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Europe’s biggest cyber-tech firm to open center in Israel

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In its search for cyber-security innovation, Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Security (SIT) is coming to Israel. Fraunhofer SIT, the biggest private organization for applied scientific research in Europe, will establish a Cyber-security Innovation Center in Israel, the company announced this week. The project will be officially launched at…


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Cyber expert: People are missing the real question we should ask about Israel spying on Iran talks

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The global cybersecurity firm that uncovered sophisticated spyware in the computers of European hotels hosting the Iran nuclear talks  has reported on the powerful Israeli-linked virus before. Interestingly, however, Kaspersky Lab — a Moscow-based firm — has only ever traced spyware with similar espionage capabilities as the “Duqu” code detailed…


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We stand on the brink of global cyber war, warns encryption guru

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We are in the early years of a cyber war arms race, security guru Bruce Schneier warned delegates at the Infosecurity Europe exhibition on Wednesday. Schneier, CTO of Resilient Systems, said the much publicised Stuxnet attacks on Iran by the US and Israel in 2010, Iran’s attack on Saudi Aramco,…


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Telstra CISO: Cyber attacks are foreseeable events

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The message was simple: Companies should expect to be attacked, according to Telstra chief information security officer, Mike Burgess, who delivered his company’s view of the cyber security landscape at the 2015 Check Point Cyber Security Symposium. The threat, according to Burgess, is both an internal and external thing. On…


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Hexis Cyber Solutions to Attend Upcoming Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit

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(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) — HANOVER, Md., June 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hexis Cyber Solutions (Hexis), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The KEYW Holding Corporation KEYW, +7.60% and a provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions for commercial companies and government agencies, today announced that it will be exhibiting at the…


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Google’s new cyber security chief cooking up exciting projects

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The new head of Google’s Security and Privacy Team, Gerhard Eschelbeck, was recruited to the company in late 2014. With all of Google’s internally developed talent including the founders and CTOs from its numerous security company acquisitions, this hire really stands out. For someone who oversees corporatewide security, the title…


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