The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved Augusta University’s proposal to teach Cyber Defense at the Graduate level. AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved Augusta University’s proposal to teach Cyber Defense at the Graduate level. The Board of Regents of the University System […]

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Kaspersky Lab’s security researchers have found a new cyber-espionage malware, most likely built by a nation-state to use against other states’ organizations. Dubbed “ProjectSauron”, it is “particularly interested” in accessing encrypted communications. The malware hunts such communications down using an “advanced modular cyber-espionage platform”, comprised of a number of different and unique tools. Researchers say […]

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A recently discovered hacker has been quietly infiltrating and stealing information from computers around the world, according to Symantec and Kaspersky reports released this week. “A previously unknown group […] has been conducting cyberespionage-style attacks against selected targets in Russia, China, Sweden, and Belgium,” the Symantec report said. “The group uses an advanced piece of […]

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The DNC hack is a fresh reminder that the United States needs a more robust and open debate about cyber-conflict than it has had to date. Most of the public discussion has been about defensive measures, such as how to protect networks of the government and the private sector from attack. Offensive cyber-capabilities have been […]

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On Aug. 4, Las Vegas hosted the final round of DARPA’s cybersecurity capture the flag competition, dubbed the Cyber Grand Challenge. With nearly $4 million in prizes on the line, teams competed in real time to find, diagnose, fix, and exploit software flaws in a setting reminiscent of a scene from The Matrix. But the […]

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In a sign of that cyber threats continue to pose a vexing problem, eight large U.S. banks are forming a new group to share information. The new cyber sharing group — which comes after thousands of banks formed a group earlier — will include Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, State Street, Bank […]

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Fortinet has entered into a cyber partnership agreement with South Korea’s internet and security agency to facilitate two-way exchange of threat intelligence data. The deal allows the both parties to jointly research and analyze web security incidents in South Korea as well as identify appropriate technology and methods to increase the country’s resilience to cyber attacks, Fortinet said Tuesday. “Public and private sector partnerships are critical to […]

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When Xconomy convened a dinner discussion earlier this year that included prominent San Diego cybersecurity innovators, startup founders, and system administrators, I was stunned to learn that Gary Hayslip oversees an IT network that blocks an average of 800,000 cyber attacks a day. Hayslip is deputy director and chief information security officer (CISO) for the […]

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