Cyber security a company-wide issue

Cyber security is a company-wide issue and organisations that don’t take this stance do so at their own peril. That’s according to Martyn Solomon, senior risk consulting manager at professional services firm Crowe Horwath, who says cyber security is not entirely the IT departments responsibility. “While the IT department of…

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Police campaign combats car break-ins

School kids aren’t the only ones getting report cards this week. Rocky Mount police are out in force, visually checking vehicles for valuables left out in the open that could attract thieves. Cars with easily identifiable no-nos are getting a bad grade. Retail shoppers need to make sure they lock…

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Novel typing method to prevent cyber crime

Researchers have developed a new keystroke algorithm that can make online authentication processes more secure, reliable and cheap. The new method hopes to alleviate some of the common issues for internet users including loss of password, growing prowess of hackers, and easy access to methods such as phishing and usage…

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Working to shred identity theft

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Crime Stoppers and Integra came together Saturday morning for a “Shred Identity Theft” event. It began at 8 a.m. and people could take their personal and business documents to the event to be shredded on-site, for a $10 donation. Many people fall victim to identity theft….

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OPM hack fallout: feds pay $133 million for (largely useless) ID theft monitoring services

Last year, hackers believed to have Chinese government connections managed to breach the database of the federalOffice of Personnel Management (the agency that oversees security clearances for government employees and contractors), and stole sensitive and often blackmail-worthy information about 21.5 million people, mainly security clearance holders but also friends or…

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