Cyber Threats

Financial advice firms that step up cybersecurity through technological improvements may be ignoring the biggest source of data breaches: their own employees, Justin Kapahi writes in ThinkAdvisor. That’s because measures such as firewalls, encryption and multi-factor authentication don’t do anything by themselves to prevent hacker attacks against a company’s workers, according to Kapahi, technical director […]

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Dublin Info Sec 2016, organised by Independent News Media (INM), will bring together private and public sector cybersecurity experts, with panels addressing IT security topics including the threat of ransomware, human factors in cybersecurity and Ireland’s cyber resiliency, crucially highlighting IT security tools and technologies in the face of increasing risks to businesses. The conference […]

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The government has asked Union ministers to not carry mobile phones or smartphones to meetings of the Cabinet and Cabinet committees, apparently to prevent information leak as the issue of cyber threat grows around the world. An Office Memorandum issued by the Cabinet Secretariat on October 17 on the subject “Carrying smartphones/mobile phones inside meeting venues […]

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (ST) is working to protect the Federal government’s fleet of connected vehicles from cyber threats. Executive Order 13693: Planning for Sustainability in the Next Decade, issued in March 2015, requires Federal agencies to equip their vehicles with telematics systems by March 2017. Telematics systems collect […]

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