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Cyber warfare

20 Questions for Improving SMB Security

July 24, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Over the last few months, I’ve had the good fortune to chat with a number of small and medium-sized businesses about their unique security issues and challenges. What did I notice during many of my conversations? That most SMBs are […]


Data loss

Over 5 million Social Security numbers exposed in Kansas breach: report

July 21, 2017

Via: The Hill

A breach of a Kansas Department of Commerce system exposed more than 5 million Social Security numbers to hackers, according to a reportfrom a local news outlet. The Kansas News Service obtained information through a public records request that revealed that roughly […]


Identity theft

How Security Pros Can Help Protect Patients from Medical Data Theft

July 14, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Imagine discovering that a local hospital’s IT system has been hacked and the hackers are threatening to publish patients’ names, addresses, and medical records on the Internet. In September 2016, this happened to 6,000 patients in Oklahoma. As security professionals know, this […]


Malware

PoS Malware Hits Avanti Payment Kiosks

July 10, 2017

Via: Security Week

Micro markets solutions provider Avanti Markets has informed customers that their personal, payment card and biometric data may have been stolen by cybercriminals who managed to infect some of its kiosks with malware. According to the company, which serves 1.6 […]


Cyber warfare

Strengthening U.S. Cybersecurity Requires Looking Beyond Nation-State Threats

July 10, 2017

Via: Security Week

President Trump’s executive order (EO) on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure” is a commendable first step in bolstering the nation’s federal defenses against large-scale cyber attacks and state-sponsored cyber adversaries. The need to combat these types of threats […]


Malware

UK parliament hit by cyberattack

June 26, 2017

Via: The Hill

The British parliament was hit by a cyberattack Friday night that left members and staffers unable to access emails as hackers attempted to exploit weak passwords and gain access to accounts. Multiple news agencies reported Saturday that the U.K. parliament […]


Cyber warfare

Using Cyber War Games to Improve Incident Response

June 26, 2017

Via: Security Week

Quantum Dawn is an example of how complex cyber war games can be. But not all cyber attack simulations need be so involved. Even a simple rehearsal can help organizations identify gaps in their incident response processes, key decision makers […]


Cyber warfare

The importance of teaching cyber security in schools

June 26, 2017

Via: Panda Security

The threat of cybercrime has moved from attacks on individuals to full-scale war in the shadowy corners of the Internet. With every major incident comes a suspicion that teams of hackers are being financed by national governments to carry out […]


Data loss

Sensitive data on 198 million US voters exposed online

June 20, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

For at least two whole weeks, a database containing information on 198 million potential US voters – more than half of the American population – lay exposed on the internet, accessible to anyone who stumbled upon it while looking for […]


Cyber warfare

Cybersecurity labor crunch to hit 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021

June 7, 2017

Via: CSO Online

A new report out from Cybersecurity Ventures estimates there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021, up from 1 million openings last year. Employment figures from the U.S. and India highlight the cybersecurity labor crisis. In 2017, the […]