Six #Cyber Threats to #Really #Worry About in #2018

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Hackers are constantly finding new targets and refining the tools they use to break through cyberdefenses. The following are some significant threats to look out for this year. More huge data breaches The cyberattack on the Equifax credit reporting agency in 2017, which led to the theft of Social Security…


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Don’t #Underestimate #Iran’s Small, #Powerful #Cyber #Threat

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When it comes to cyberweapons, America is an elephant and Iran is a flea. Still, a flea can be a persistent nuisance, especially for the unprotected. Iran’s cyber capability is the focus of a detailed new study called “Iran’s Cyber Threat,” to be published soon by Collin Anderson and Karim…


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Security at #stake as #dark web puts up #ransomware for #hire

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It’s becoming easier and more affordable to turn into a cybercriminal. Ransomware is now being offered as a service — like many cloud services are. Not only can you subscribe to ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) on what is known as the dark web, the providers will also give you step-by-step instructions on…


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Why Your #IT Staff Must be #Trained in #Cyber Security #Measures

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Due to increased threats of an online security breach, the performance of IT staff requires a comprehensive optimization for reinforcing cyber security measures. According to a Cybersecurity Ventures report, cyber security jobs forecasts haven’t been able to keep up with the massive rise in cybercrime, which is estimated to reach global…


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Sophisticated #Cyber Threats, #Biggest Fear For #FinTech in #2018

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Digital workplaces and intranet solutions provider Invotra said that sophisticated cyber threats are biggest technology fear for financial and public sector in 2018. Invotra’s Digital Transformation research, conducted among 504 senior IT managers working across public sector and financial organizations, found the financial services industry and public sector both agree…


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Advanced #threats and #insider security #threats top #enterprises’ #cybersecurity #concerns, finds #Alert #Logic survey

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Alert Logic, a Security-as-a-Service provider for the cloud, has announced the results of a survey conducted with 400 UK cybersecurity professionals to better understand the evolving cyber threat landscape UK companies face. The survey found that respondents’ confidence in their organisations’ overall cybersecurity posture is moderate to high, with only…


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9 #best practices to #improve #security in #industrial #IoT

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Security concerns around the Internet of Things (IoT) are growing, but the issues can be especially problematic in industrial organizations, where connected devices often control heavy machinery and dangerous systems. Examples like the Stuxnet worm, which took down large nuclear centrifuges, and attacks that took down part of the power…


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Germany #Freaks Out And #Bans Kid #Smartwatches Over #Eavesdropping And #Privacy Concerns

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Germany’s regulatory arm for electricity, gas, telecommunications, post, and railway markets, has issued a ban on smartwatches designed for children over concerns that they can be used by parents to spy on their kids and teachers. Furthermore, the regulatory office is urging parents to go a step further and physically…


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14 #Million #US #Businesses are at #Risk of a #Hacker #Threat

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Today, Urgent Technology, a global facilities maintenance and asset management software provider, launches ‘Cyber-threat and the FM solution’, a white paper exploring the threats posed by cyber-security breaches. Cases of cyber-attacks and corporate espionage are on the rise, with notable high-profile breaches, including the world’s once-ranked “number one” cyber-security consultant. In September…


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Why #micro SMEs are still not taking #cyber security seriously #enough

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A recent survey of 2,000 UK businesses looking at digital transformation showed the number of businesses with formal strategies had doubled over the last year to 63%. However, businesses with less than 50 employees lagged behind with 64% not having a formal plan, compared to 91% of those with 500+…


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Cisco: Most #IoT projects are #failing due to lack of #experience and #security

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Three quarters of all Internet of Things (IoT) projects are “failing”, according to Cisco’s Australian CTO Kevin Bloch, primarily because they have been designed to solve individual problems, and have become siloed and unsupported as a result. “The inaugural phase of IoT is characterised by numerous point solutions from a…


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Simple #steps help keep #wireless #devices #hack-proof

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The internet is constantly evolving, as are the devices used to access it. High-tech smartphone and tablet users need to know how to avoid compromising their business’s information online. Thus, there are many ways that Nash County businesses can safely use today’s technology. As people continue to utilize smartphones, such…


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Cybercrimes #present unique #challenges for #investigators

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The federal investigators looking into the breach that exposed personal information maintained by the Equifax credit report company are used to dealing with high-profile hacks and the challenges they present. The U.S. attorney’s office and FBI in Atlanta have prosecuted developers and promoters of the SpyEye and Citadel malware toolkits,…


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Hacked #systems in the #area #unnerving

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The long tentacles of terrorism reached into Iberia and St. Martin parishes this past week when a pro-Islamic State group hacked school board website in both parishes early Monday. As unnerving as it was, there were no serious consequences in the aftermath, according to local officials. The hacker group, known…


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Most #People Aren’t #Using This #Critical #Web #Security Feature

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The ongoing hacking epidemic is leading people to protect their online accounts—or so you would think. In reality, a study suggests about three quarters of the population are ignoring the most effective way of keeping hackers out of their personal information. The tool, known as two-factor authentication (2FA), prompts people to enter…


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THE #EVOLUTION OF #HACKING AND HOW #SMALL TO #MEDIUM #BUSINESSES CAN RESPOND TO THE #THREAT

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The popular stereotype of a cyber hacker tends to be a young, highly skilled person sitting in a darkened room surrounded by sophisticated computer equipment. It’s an image honed by Hollywood and often supported by mainstream media. However, increasingly, this is not the case. Hackers can be young or old,…


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Cybersecurity #Pros Can’t Keep #Pace with #Threat #Landscape

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Most (54%) cybersecurity professionals believe the threat landscape is evolving faster than they can respond, with a lack of preparation and strategic thinking endemic, according to RedSeal. The network resilience vendor polled 600 IT and security decision makers in the UK and US to compile its RedSeal Resilience Report 2017. It revealed…


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IoT #Security #Concerns Loom Even as #Adoption #Continues

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Most (90%) of consumers lack confidence in the security of internet of things (IoT) devices. Yet, more  than half own one or more IoT devices. According to a survey by Gemalto, the main fear of consumers (cited by two-thirds of respondents) is hackers taking control of their device. In fact, this was…


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Online #security #tips: Cover your #webcam and phone #camera

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How hard is it to stick a tape on your laptop webcam? It seems it is ten times harder to accept and be aware of the risks being online creates. Last year James Comey, serving as US FBI director at the time, revealed that he did use sticker tape to…


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How to #Safeguard Your #Website from #Hacking & #Manual Actions

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