Medical Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

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If you’re a victim of medical identity theft, you could face health and financial risks. When a thief uses your name or personal information to obtain medical care, the thief’s health information can become mixed with yours. That could affect not only your future medical treatment, but also your insurance…


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You can’t revoke your fingerprint

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Passwords are a persistent problem. People forget them, share them and write them on Post-its. Clearly, strings of characters are an imperfect method of authentication. The next wave of identity management will be biometric— at least, that’s what we’ve been hearing for the past 15 years. But biometric identity authentication…


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How America Is Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

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America is facing a critical shortage of people trained in cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Workforce Alliance — a partnership of companies, the government and universities — aims to bridge that skills gap because the country’s future literally could depend on it. Sounding the call to cyber defenses through “industry-first” planning and…


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Healthcare Pros Challenged to Identify, Mitigate Medical Device Security Risks

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More than one-third (36 percent) of surveyed professionals in the Internet of Things (IoT)-connected medical device ecosystem say their organizations have experienced a cybersecurity incident in the past year, according to a recent Deloitte poll. Another 37 percent of respondents said that their organizations did not experience such an incident…


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People Integral to Car Cybersecurity

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U.K. government guidelines to reduce the hacking risk of Internet-connected cars don’t go far enough, the Institute of the Motor Industry says. The institute, the professional association for individuals working in the motor industry, wants newly announced guidelines for makers of Internet-connected cars to focus equally on the people who…


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Scottish Parliament targeted in ‘brute force’ cyber attack

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The Scottish Parliament has been targeted by a “brute force” cyber attack, officials have said. Chief executive Sir Paul Grice said the attack, from “external sources”, was similar to that which affected Westminster in June. He confirmed the attack in a message to MSPs and staff with parliamentary email addresses,…


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Ex-MI5 Leader Advocates for Strong Encryption to Stave Off Cybersecurity Attacks

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ore difficult to track, but the trade-offs in improved cybersecurity protection are worth it, according to the former head of Britain’s MI5 service. Cybersecurity Risks In a recent interview with BBC Radio 4, Jonathan Evans said that recent attacks by militants in the U.K. are not a reason to increase…


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The Menacing, Hopeful Future of U.S. Government Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity; the top of every corporation, organization, and in fact, nation’s agenda, for arguably the majority of the 21st century. The U.S. government is working to keep up with the private sector and remain ahead of the countless impeding cyber-attacks. But where specifically do federal agencies fall short in cybersecurity,…


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It took 5 years of research for Cyber Plus to tailor cybersecurity insurance for small businesses

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It took over 5 years of research and due diligence to evaluate potential cybersecurity risks and build a cyberinsurance policy that underwriters would be willing to back, a Cyber Plus director has revealed as the company debuted its Small Business Bundle of insurance, services and security tools. The long lead…


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United approach needed on cyber security

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A new report from Deloitte has highlighted the regulatory challenges for financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific and says regulators in the region must work with institutions and across jurisdictions. Australian cyber security regulation has been described as “scattered” and financial systems across the Asia-Pacific must develop a unified strategy to…


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Can’t Find Cyber Security Talent? Try These 5 Things

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What are the biggest risks to your business? I know there are many, so focus only on the top five—the ones that settle like a rock in your stomach and make you lose sleep from worry. Pick the big risks. The kind that get the CEO’s attention, prompting the dreaded…


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StorTech expands into SA cyber security market

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Cyber attacks on critical business systems and key users is increasing with heightened sophistication. Exploits are no longer restricted to traditional risks of generic viruses, worms, and Trojans. Vulnerabilities and threats are now targeted and highly malicious. Therefore, more than ever before, protecting your organisation’s intellectual property, technology assets and…


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Hackers target jobseekers

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Khawar Latif suspected fraud from the start. In May, the 25-year-old founder of a domain registration business, who lives in Pakistan, received an invitation to chat about a job with someone claiming to represent the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. “See your website and like to discuss with you about our…


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Hacker Halted Security Conference Complimentary for Women through IBM Security Scholarship

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Today EC-Council and IBM announced a scholarship program for women to attend EC-Council’s Hacker Halted security conference free of charge. Funded by IBM Security, the scholarship is designed to help address the underrepresentation of women in cybersecurity and help women further their skills and expertise in this high-demand field. The…


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How a suspected nation state cyber campaign turned out to be a lone hacker in Nigeria

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A hacker in his mid-20’s who used the motto “get rich or die trying” on social media has been linked to a series of cyberattacks against global companies in the energy, construction, mining, oil and infrastructure sectors that were initially believed to be state-sponsored operations. That’s according to Check Point,…


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Legendary hacker Kevin Mitnick shows bank hacking at summit

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It seems like even the largest Internet companies cannot prevent security breeches on its own anymore, as experts around the world gather in Beijing to call for deeper and wider cooperation against hacking attempts like the WannaCry incident. The experts are attending the two-day Cyber Security Summit 2017 at the…


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Cybersecurity in Life Sciences & Healthcare: Why Your Organization is a Potential Target

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Cyberattacks are More Common in Life Sciences & Healthcare Data breaches and other types of modern, large-scale cyberattacks have been making headlines for more than a decade, but recently, it seems like organizations in the life sciences and healthcare industry have been taking on more than their fair share. As…


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China’s new cybersecurity law lacks detail, says Tencent VP

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Despite the introduction of China’s first cybersecurity law, there’s still a lack of clarity surrounding the finer details, according to Tencent, one of China’s biggest tech firms. The new law, which came into effect June 1, has been touted by China as a milestone in personal data regulation. Unlike some…


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Military hack simulated in latest UK cyber challenge

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Run in conjunction with government communications agency HMGCC, the MoD and BAE Systems, the event saw 24 competitors battle a simulated military cyber threat. The fictitious hack involved terrorists gaining control of geo-tracking technology for soldiers through what’s known as a ‘man-in-the-middle’ attack. Contact with the soldiers was lost, and…


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How Watson AI is helping companies stay ahead of hackers and cybersecurity attacks

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Cybersecurity threats are growing at a record pace. Cybercrime is projected to cause more than $6 trillion in damages by 2021, and businesses are estimated to invest $1 trillion over the next five years to try to mitigate these threats. According to Bloomberg, security incidents increased by 40% in 2016…


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