Cyber attacks a constant threat, says GCSB boss

An average of seven serious cyber attacks a month are being detected by the so-called “cortex” programme operated by Government Communications Security Bureau – the spy agency. New GCSB boss Andrew Hampton said the attacks were carried out by foreign agents and targeted “nationally significant” organisations. That was just a…


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Thales to build “Cyber Range”, cyber security training, testing facility for Dutch Defence Cyber Command

The cyber security training and testing facility for the Dutch Defence Cyber Command will be used to train its personnel. In the Netherlands, the Defence Cyber Command (DCC) and Thales entered into a contract to set up a sophisticated cyber security training and testing facility, also referred to as “Cyber…


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Is your agency a back door for cyber hackers?

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. Cloud computing, mobility and the internet of things are megatrends that are reshaping the IT infrastructures of agencies of all sizes. This is particularly relevant…


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Cyber War Versus Islamic State ‘Work in Progress’

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. For months now, U.S. government hackers have been setting their sights on the Islamic State terror group, intent on wiping the self-declared caliphate from cyberspace…


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Speak Loudly and Carry a Small Stick: The North Korean Cyber Menace

We often see reports of troubling and sophisticated North Korean capabilities to wage cyber warfare. Although cyber exploits, usually against South Korean targets, are routinely attributed to the North, there is much suspicion and concern, but little hard evidence. Estimates of the size of North Korea’s hacker force vary wildly—an…


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Government to reveal more cyber attacks

The government will be more open about future attempts to hack government agencies in a bid to encourage businesses to follow suit, says the Prime Minister’s new cyber security chief. Alastair MacGibbon, the current children’s eSafety commissioner and newly appointed special cyber security advisor to the Prime Minister, says the…


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Cyber bullies expose PH’s soft underbelly

Most countries have the supreme belief that they have strong lines of defense against threats from within and from the outside. Oftentimes, it is a sophisticated military. A forbidding geography (think Afghanistan) that intruders would find terrifying is a line of defense for some of the poor and underdeveloped regions…


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Cyber security predicted to create 1 million jobs

In a world that’s increasingly dependant on computers and the cloud for day-to-day functioning, the risks posed by hackers is very real. Identifying this, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), Data Security Council of India (DSCI)and security software company Symantec have collectively announced their Cyber Security Skill…


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China Launching Cyber Attacks

Chinese military hackers are conducting cyber attacks on the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency networks on a daily basis and will soon shift to hacking into networks of missile defense contractors, the admiral in charge of the agency told Congress on Thursday. Vice Adm. James D. Syring, the MDA chief who…


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Cyber crime bill passed to prevent online harassment

Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman has said that newly passed cybercrime bill by the National Assembly would help prevent online harassment, cyber stalking and blackmailing. Talking to a news channel, the minister said that people who threat, scare and post objectionable material online against any other citizen…


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