Malaysia’s cyber warfare training targets 10,000 security professionals by 2020

Malaysia’s Science, Technology and Innovation ministry (MOSTI) has launched Cyber Range Malaysia, a virtual environment used for cyber technology development and cyber warfare training. “With the launch of Cyber Range Malaysia, organisations can now utilise state-of-the-art facilities to simulate cyber-attacks,” said MOSTI minister YB. Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, during…

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Bisiness rivals commit most cyber crimes

BENGALURU: Even as India makes its mark in the digital world, it’s increasingly evident that business competitors commit the highest number of cyber crimes in the absence of strict corporate data protection laws and lack of expertise among investigating agencies. From just 3% in 2014, the number of business competitors…

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Cyberwar: Real threat and opportunity

We have had a number high profile cybersecurity stories recently. The first was a cyber attack against the Democratic National Committee files, again, that was blamed on the Russian government hacker group. The second was more evidence that the Stuxnet worm that infected Iran’s nuclear centrifuges was built by our…

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Sagar university website hacked

Official website of Dr Hari Singh Gaur University in Sagar was hacked and Pakistani flag was posted on it on Wednesday evening. The university has registered a police complaint and also informed the Union ministry of human resources development about the hacking. Along with Pak flag, the alleged Pakistani hackers…

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White House Seeking Public Feedback On Cybersecurity Trends

WASHINGTON—The White House Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity is asking for public feedback about cybersecurity trends and promising approaches to overcoming cybersecurity obstacles. NAFCU said it is preparing a response to highlight credit unions’ cybersecurity concerns. The request for information focuses on how organizations have successfully addressed cybersecurity challenges in…

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Turkey blocks WikiLeaks after mass e-mail leak

The Turkish government has blocked access to the WikiLeaks Web site in the country after the whistle-blower organisation released nearly 300 000 e-mails from president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The country’s Internet watchdog, TIB, said an “administrative measure” had been taken against the Web site…

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Cyberspace is New Domain for War: NATO

The North Atlantic Trade Organization (NATO) has officially declared that cyberspace is a domain for war, placing it alongside the traditional battlegrounds of land, sea and air. The move is a reflection of changing warfare tactics, where cyber-attacks are just as crucial and effective as more traditional methods. Speaking at…

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Weaponization of cyber by terrorists

While non-state actors today are not on par with nation states as far as cyber capabilities are concerned, terrorist groups, criminals, hackers and the like could possess destructive capabilities enjoyed by a small circle of nations in the not-so-distant future. According to Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of the U.S. Cyber…

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U.S. cyber combatants lack sufficient training

On the heels of conducting an educational session at PSA-TEC in Colorado last month, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to attend the “State of the CyberSecurity Union” with Adm. Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, at The George Washington University….

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Iran to rival China in cyber war on west.

IRAN and Syria are developing as forces to be figured with in worldwide digital warfare, with programmers in Tehran particularly representing a steadily expanding risk, masters have cautioned. A report discharged today by the US-based organization Mandiant, which a year ago uncovered Chinese armed force units methodicallly spying on western…

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