Cyber Security

Public companies that fail to tighten their cyber security controls could be violating federal law, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Tuesday. The regulator’s warning came in the form of a report on its investigation to assess whether nine companies that had been victims of cyber-related frauds had sufficient internal accounting controls […]

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For close to 40 years, quantum computing has been seen as a curious but exciting mix of science fiction and hard computer science somewhere in the distant future. In the past 10 years, however, large organisations such as Microsoft, Google and IBM have invested more heavily in quantum computing, which uses quantum mechanics rather than […]

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BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Hackers have infected three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland with sophisticated new malware and may be planning destructive cyber attacks, a software security firm said on Wednesday. A report by researchers at Slovakia-based ESET did not attribute the hacking activity, recorded between 2015 and mid-2018, to any specific country […]

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The fast-moving trend to take everything we value to the digital space has tremendous benefits, but it also makes us more vulnerable to cyberattacks, said cybersecurity expert John Carlin. “That’s why it’s so urgent that people understand where we are now, so we have the resolve to fix it,” Carlin said. The […]

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This year has brought major changes to government cybersecurity, including a new Homeland Security office authorized to tackle long-range cyber challenges and new initiatives to shore up the cybersecurity of government supply chains and expel risky contractors. Federal agencies are also preparing for a host of new cyber reporting metrics and doubling down on efforts […]

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Getty Israeli cybersecurity consulting startup Sygnia announced today it will be acquired by Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but a source familiar with the transaction said it is worth $250 million. The acquisition highlights the growing significance of cybersecurity to investors around the […]

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