Has the Iran-Saudi cyberwar already started?

Numerous Iranian media outlets reported May 25 that the website The Statistical Center of Iran was hacked and temporarily put out of use. News agencies wrote that the hackers were “outside of Iran” but little else was known about them. Some websites speculated that either the Islamic State (IS) or…

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Brazil Tops Worst Cybersecurity List

Companies in Brazil may need to do some work when it comes to cybersecurity. A report released on Thursday (May 26) stated that Brazilian businesses scored “significantly poorer” across a range of cybersecurity metrics when compared to other global markets, Reuters reported. According to the study, which was conducted over…

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Half a million jobs need to be filled in cyber security

Macquarie University and Optus will jointly launch a new $10 million cyber security centre to tackle the critical global shortage of peopletrained to protect information technology and communications systems. Managing director of Optus Business John Paitaridis said about half a million more cyber security jobs needed to be filled worldwide…

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HHS Needs a Coordinated Cybersecurity Strategy, CHIME Exec Tells Lawmakers

Testifying before a House subcommittee, the board chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives also cautioned against making the HHS chief information security officer a presidential appointment. Coordination, not organizational reporting structure, should be the focus of federal efforts to defend against cyber criminals, College of Healthcare Information…

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China faces growing cybersecurity threat

There were surging reports of cybersecurity cases last year, according to a report released Wednesday by a non-profit cybersecurity institution in China. There were 126,916 cybersecurity cases in 2015, up 125.9 percent year on year, with 99.6 percent of complaints from domestic users, according to a report released by the…

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Embassies at risk from Chinese hackers

A group of hackers, suspected to be from China, allegedly stole information from the computers of various bureaucrats and Indian embassies earlier this month, claims Kaspersky Lab, a cyber security company. It said the attackers, which the company has named “Danti,” targeted Indian missions in Denmark, Hungry and Colombia in…

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