5 Ways to Think About Cloud Security

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Applying these five considerations will make for a more successful path to cloud security. Cloud computing promises significant costs savings and more streamlined management of mission-critical information technology, data processing and storage needs. But is it secure? Vibrant Credit Union (VCU), a Midwestern-based full service financial services credit union that…


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Reputation is Cyber Security is Digital Marketing

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Not only is the cyber attack surface area ever widened, but so is the reach of digital marketers into you and your organization with each set of connections. Whether it is through tracking for ads, geo targeting or things like beacons, proximity awareness or previous visits in browsers to other…


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Apple iOS 10.3.3 Has A Great Secret Feature

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Apple iOS 10.3.3 has problems but what appears to be an otherwise dull update on the surface, actually hides a crucial improvement (but bad news for older iPhones) if you delve deeper… ‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system updates for the best features…


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Ex-GCHQ expert warns UK has lost edge on hackers

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The five-year advantage that Britain once enjoyed over organised criminals and hostile state hackers has been wiped out by the disclosure of a powerful armoury of hacking tools developed by America’s spies, a former GCHQ officer has told Johnston Press Investigations. The so-called “Vault 7” theft saw at least 16…


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Cisco deal is big win for local tech entrepreneurs

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Back in 2011, Patrick Crowley realized that the spread of encryption and cloud computing created big problems for traditional cybersecurity setups. The way Crowley, a Washington University professor of computer science and engineering, solved those problems will soon cause networking giant Cisco Systems to have a development team in the…


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Qatar- Call to enhance cyber security after QNA hacking

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The cyber security officials of #Qatar have advised all government and private organisations to enhance their existing digital security standards to foil possible cyber attacks. ‘The best way to avert possible hacking in future is tightening existing cyber security mechanisms by deploying more sophisticated tools and competent IT teams in…


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Half of German companies hit by sabotage, spying in last two years, BSI says

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More than half the companies in Germany have been hit by spying, sabotage or data theft in the last two years, the German IT industry association Bitkom said on Friday, and estimated the attacks caused around 55 billion euros’ worth of damage a year. Several high-profile attacks have occurred recently,…


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NSA says it is ‘not the best time’ to create a US-Russia cyber unit

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When Donald Trump met with Vladimir Putin, the pair apparently discussed the idea of the two nations forming an “impenetrable Cyber Security unit.” It’s an unlikely partnership, to say the least, and NSA Director Mike Rogers has voiced his disapproval of the move. Given the, erm, interesting relationship between the…


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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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Lack of privacy laws is an invitation for everyone into our private lives

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Contemporary discussions on privacy must pay homage to Samuel Warren’s and Louis Brandel’s article in the 1890 Harvard Law Review, The Right to Privacy (goo.gl/3KB8 nv). This writing essentially injected the idea of privacy rights into public discourse, pioneering a debate that continues unfettered today. Although conceptions of privacy have…


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Police seek public’s help in identifying man who tried to steal identities of bank customers in Fontana

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Police are seeking the public’s help in trying to identify a suspect who attempted to steal the identities of bank customers at ATMs in Fontana. On June 28, during the late evening hours, an unknown suspect entered a Bank of America ATM lobby in Fontana. The suspect proceeded to attach…


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45,000 Facebook Users Leave One-Star Ratings After Hacker’s Unjust Arrest

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Over 45,000 users have left one-star reviews on a company’s Facebook page after the business reported a security researcher to police and had him arrested in the middle of the night instead of fixing a reported bug. The arrest took place this week in Hungary after an 18-year-old found a…


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Changing motivations have made profit-minded hackers a clear and present danger

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Common images of black-hat hackers generally involve basements, pizza, and poor hygiene. Yet as the volume and breadth of attacks continue to soar and ransomware’s continuing success drives cybercrime’s financial rewards to dizzying heights, today’s cybercriminals have more in common with suited corporate raiders than the closeted miscreants of yesteryear….


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Hacker made off with over 5.5 million Social Security Numbers across 10 states

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The PII of 6,367,467 users from 10 states was exposed when America’s JobLink Alliance Technical Support was breached, according to records obtained via an open records request. When a Kansas Department of Commerce data system was breached back in March, a hacker accessed more than 5,561,803 Social Security Numbers from…


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Cyber crime: ‘British companies stockpiling Bitcoins to pay online ransoms’

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A few months ago, those who monitor the world’s Bitcoin cryptocurrency exchanges began to notice an unusual trend – the amount of virtual cash being stockpiled by British companies was increasing dramatically. Bitcoin is the digital currency born from a libertarian ideal that individuals should be able to transfer funds…


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Hackers are targeting hotel Wi-Fi with particularly evil malware

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Just because your hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, it doesn’t mean you have to take it. Hackers may be lurking, looking to compromise your computer, especially if you’re a high priority target staying at luxury hotels around the globe. The DarkHotel hacker group has been active for more than 10 years,…


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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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Hackers are targeting hotel Wi-Fi with particularly evil malware

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Just because your hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, it doesn’t mean you have to take it. Hackers may be lurking, looking to compromise your computer, especially if you’re a high priority target staying at luxury hotels around the globe. The DarkHotel hacker group has been active for more than 10 years,…


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