Ethical #hackers to #boost #NHS #cyber-defences

The NHS is spending £20m to set up a security operations centre that will oversee the health service’s digital defences. It will employ “ethical hackers” to look for weaknesses in health computer networks, not just react to breaches. Such hackers use the same tactics seen in cyber-attacks to help organisations spot weak…

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How ethical #hacking tips the #connected #car’s balance of #risk

Ethical hacking can help keep connected vehicles safe from exploitation by malicious hackers. Martin Hunt, Senior Business Development Director, Automotive Global Industry at BT, explains the process. Driving automotive security. After developing a brand new, state-of-the-art car, you’d think a top-of-the-range alarm system would be the highest level of protection it needs….

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GLOBAL #SEARCH FOR BEST #WHITE HAT STUDENT #HACKERS NARROWS AS 5 COUNTRIES PREP FOR #NYU #CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS WEEK GAMES

An elite corps of 400 high school, college, and graduate students bested thousands of teams to advance to the finals of the world’s biggest student-led cybersecurity contest: the New York University Tandon School of Engineering’s annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) games. Among the events spread over five days (November…

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Cyber Soldiers: White-hat hackers

Since 2015, almost all healthcare organizations have reported at least one cyberattack. The largest U.S. hospital attacked in the U.S. 2017 was Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, and they’re still feeling the effects. Dr. Jennifer Pugh runs their emergency room and she was on staff the morning…

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Can ‘ethical’ hackers be your friend?

The word ‘hacker’ rightly fills the business world with dread… And this perception has only been reinforced in recent years following a series of high-profile news reports which exemplify the reputational and financial damage hackers reap. The importance of these stories is constantly climbing the news agenda. Last week, a…

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When Is Hacking Ethical?

When is hacking ethical? Let’s start with a couple basic definitions. Hacking is using a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system. Therefore, a hacker is someone who uses computer technology to gain unauthorized access to data in a system. There are several different types of hackers…

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Hacking for the greater good

Increasingly we look to ethical hackers to help ensure the cyber landscape is safe and accessible for all. But what makes a good hacker? As the cyber landscape becomes increasingly complex, private enterprises and public entities are looking for ways to better protect information and preserve the integrity of their…

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