Microsoft’s venture arm has also made three cyber security investments in Israel. ( Image for representation, Source: Reuters) US software firm Microsoft Corp will continue to invest over $1 billion annually on cyber security research and development in the coming years, a senior executive said. This amount does not include acquisitions Microsoft may make in […]

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Born out of the first international treaty on securing data and privacy adopted in 1981, Data Privacy Day, observed every Jan. 28 in the U.S. and Canada, promotes education and awareness about the importance of keeping your personal information safe, online and off. The theme for this year’s Data Privacy Day, which is sponsored in […]

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It would be fair to say that 2016 was a banner year for computer breaches. From hospitals that opted to pay the ransom when hackers held their data hostage, to political hacking that is still causing a firestorm and to a billion email users whose data was compromised, it is clear that computer systems remain […]

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The Tuesday arrest of Giulio Occhionero and his sister, Francesca Maria, has brought to light what appears to be the biggest, and highest-profile, hacking of institutional and corporate accounts ever reported in Italy. The siblings have been planting the Pyramid Eye remote access Trojan on computers using a spear-phishing technique over the course of years, […]

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Trade associations CEDIA and InfoComm are combining forces at ISE 2017 to produce a joint conference designed to tackle the hot topic of cybersecurity. The conference is designed for integrators, consultants and end users who are keen to learn how best to protect networked AV systems against growing threats. “With AV systems now forming part […]

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Hundreds of foreign delegations, representatives of multinational corporations and foreign investors are expected to attend Israel’s fourth Cybertech 2017 Conference, which will open in Tel Aviv on Monday and run through February 1. They will be exposed to the latest innovations in cyber technologies and attend a conference and panels tackling such issues as international […]

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Jihadists have yet to shut down a power grid, paralyse a transport network or banking system or take over a key industrial site from afar, but experts say the threat of such a cyber attack should be taken seriously. Analysts fear that while extremist groups may not have the necessary skills themselves, they could hire […]

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Cyberattacks and data breaches are facts of life for government agencies, businesses and individuals alike in today’s digitized and networked world. Just a few of the most high-profile breaches in 2016 alone include the hacking and subsequent release of emails from members of the Democratic National Committee; the release of testing records of dozens of […]

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Symantec researchers say they’re investigating links between the Greenbug cyber espionage group and a new series of Shamoon malware attacks in the Middle East. The malware, which was first uncovered in 2012 attacking energy companies in Saudi Arabia, overwrites files and the Master Boot Record (MBR) of infected machines, leaving infected devices unrecoverable. It resurfaced in […]

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