2018

With cybersecurity incidents on the rise, the chief information security officer (CISO) needs to be in direct communication with the corporate board. But there is often a vast separation between what the board understands about security and what the security department understands about business priorities. As a result, there is a significant disconnect between the […]

THE KEY Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, leaves federal court in New York on April 26. (Mary Altaffer/AP) Want more stories about cybersecurity? Sign up for this newsletter here. For the second time this month, federal prosecutors say they’ve obtained a trove of encrypted messages from one of President Trump’s former top associates.  The relative ease with […]

HELSINKI, June 18 (Reuters) – Data security company F-Secure said on Monday it had agreed to acquire Britain-based MWR InfoSecurity for 80 million pounds ($106 million) in cash to widen its range of cyber security services. The Finnish company, which is best known for its anti-virus protection products for consumer and businesses, said the deal […]

On March 28, 1979, at 4:00 am, reactor two of the Three Mile Island nuclear plant suffered a catastrophic failure.  The problem was relatively simple:  a stuck value prevented reactor coolant from returning to reactor core, causing the core to overheat and ultimately melt down.  Around seven hours later, pressurized radioactive steam was vented into […]

  Bhopal: Nearly 65,000 ‘cyber warriors’ of the BJP are all set to take on ‘Rajiv Ke Sipahi’ of the Congress in cyber space to woo young voters on social media platforms in the upcoming MP Assembly polls. The BJP’s state information technology (IT) cell in-charge, Shivraj Singh Dabi, said about 65,000 ‘cyber warriors’ have been […]

The Pentagon has empowered the US Cyber Command to take a far more aggressive approach to defending the nation against cyber attacks, the New York Times reports. The shift in strategy could increase the risk of conflict with foreign states that sponsor malicious hacking groups. Until now, the Cyber Command has assumed a defensive posture, […]

Ehud Schnerosen, former head of an Israeli signal intelligence corps known as Unit 8200, has announced that in the event of any future conflict between Israel and Iran, cyber-attacks should be aimed at the enemy energy sector, which he described as “a major pillar of the economy, the state’s cardio-vascular system,” according to The Jerusalem Post. “We should not attack water, food, or […]

By Fred Donovan June 18, 2018 – While ransomware attacks continue to preoccupy the minds of healthcare IT security pros, a new threat is emerging—cryptocurrency mining. Not as devastating as ransomware, cryptocurrency mining malware can still degrade system performance and cause vital healthcare IT systems to slow down or even shut down due to the enormous processing […]

Executive Interviews CTO Series: Bevan Gibson, ITN 2018-06-01T10:03:00Z A broadcast news organisation needs flexible reactions and infrastructure to deliver current affairs on time, but also forward planning and skills investment to guarantee continued success, according to ITN’s Bevan Gibson … read more at: https://www.ibc.org/tech-advances/roundtable-cyber-security-how-to-deal-with-the-threat-to-content/2886.article