Anatomy of an #ethical #hacker: What it takes to #operate on the #frontlines of #cybersecurity

The perceived vision of a hacker – anti-social and geeky – is becoming increasingly inaccurate. Modern hackers are social, curious, adaptable and motivated – either by inquisitiveness, the desire for financial gain, to influence politics or even to just embarrass their target But, while they increasingly belong to professional and…


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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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At Berkeley, a #New Generation of #Ethical Hackers Learns to #Wage #Cyberwar

Whenever I teach a security class, it happens that there is something going on in the news cycle that ties into it,” Doug Tygar, a computer-science professor at the University of California, Berkeley, told me recently. Pedagogically speaking, this has been an especially fruitful year. So far in 2017, the Identity…


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Young #Daeshgram #Hackers Flood #Official ISIS #Propaganda Channels With #Porn

Earlier this month, we reported how a Muslim hacking collective named Di5s3nSi0N was able to hack Amaq, one of the key outlets for ISIS propaganda, within hours after they called themselves “unhackable.” They exposed an email list of 1,784 subscribers. In another attack on ISIS online propaganda, young Muslim hackers have filled…


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‘The #weakest part of #security is us’ – #Ethical hacker on the #fight against #cyber attacks

‘The weakest part of security is us’ This was the message from ethical hacker Mike G. Speaking at the Irish Independent annual Dublin Information Sec cyber-security event taking place in Dublin today, Mike G, who helps organisations in their fight against cyber security and hacking, said that humans are very…


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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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‘White hat #hackers’ are #Google #Android’s new #secret #security weapon

GOOGLE is taking an innovative method to weeding out security vulnerabilities in its Android operating system ecosystem: they’re employing “white hat hackers” who can earn bounties by sussing out hidden bugs in the system. Under a program called the Google Play Security Reward Program, the owner of the biggest operating…


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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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Ethical Hacker Provides Tips to Avoid Becoming a Global Ransomware Victim

Hospitals, academic institutions and well-known companies in 150 countries fell victim in May to “WannaCry” ransomware, a global cyberattack that infected more than 200,000 Windows computers, including those in the United States, Britain, Germany, China, Japan and South Korea. Most experts agree that the crisis is far from over and…


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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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