Cyber Security Takes Centre Stage in UK Government’s Strategy

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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. The UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport recently released a statement on cyber security, in which it urged businesses to take better care to…


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Lawmakers Push to Make US Cyber Command a Top Military Command

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Officials and business leaders in Maryland are backing a proposal to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command — one of 10 charged with carrying out missions around the world — a move they hope will bring prestige and more jobs to the state. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger…


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Former head of SAS says cyber security is “clear and present danger” to oil industry

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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. The former head of Britain’s elite SAS regiment said cyber attackers pose a clear and present danger to energy sector, with countries and compnaies at…


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Cyber attacks a constant threat, says GCSB boss

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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

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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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Obama’s Diplomacy-Dominated Policy Ignores Growing Russian Cyber Danger

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Is your agency a back door for cyber hackers?

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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’

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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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Singapore, Philippines central banks move to tighten cyber security

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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. Singapore’s central bank has asked banks to maintain a high level of security for their critical IT systems following recent cyber attacks using the SWIFT…


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Vietnam bank says interrupted cyber heist using SWIFT messaging

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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. Vietnam’s Tien Phong Bank said that it interrupted an attempted cyber heist that involved the use of fraudulent SWIFT messages, the same technique at the…


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

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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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Australia admits government hack attacks, boosts cyber security

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia unveiled a multi-million-dollar cyber scheme to combat hacking on Thursday, as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull acknowledged an attack on the country’s weather bureau but stopped short of blaming it on China. The Australian leader added that it was safe to assume “efforts are made by foreign…


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Government to reveal more cyber attacks

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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

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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

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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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US AND RUSSIA DON’T WANT TO MISTAKENLY GET INTO A CYBER WAR

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The USA and Russia are holding talks this week aimed at making sure the two superpowers don’t mistakenly get into a cyber war. According to CNN, the meeting will take place this week in Switzerland, and will include officials from the White House, State Department and FBI, and their Russian…


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Steve Wozniak Apple co-founder says cyber crime is world’s greatest threat

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Apple co-founder and engineering genius Steve Wozniak has hit out at the FBI’s attempts to force the tech giant to unlock an iPhone that belonged to a terrorist. Mr Wozniak, known as The Woz, told Lateline that cyber crime was the greatest threat the world faced and he likened it…


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Cyber security is an essential element of national security

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Deyana Kosdaninova, head of the Office of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, in an interview with FOCUS News Agency on the Consultative Council for National Security (CCNS) FOCUS: What requires the convocation of Consultative Council for National Security on the topic of national policy for cyber security now?…


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China Launching Cyber Attacks

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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

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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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