Cyber Threats

Dave Gormley, a cybersecurity product specialist at BAE Systems, has recommended a six-level framework from research company Forrester he believes can help organizations to avoid advanced targeted attacks. He outlined three of six steps that comprise Forrester’s Targeted Attack Hierarchy of Needs in a blog entry posted Monday. Gormley said the first strategy in the framework calls for organizations […]

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A Thycotic survey reveals the key concerns of information security executives, which include the growing threats of global cyber-terrorism. Cyber-terrorism should be taken more seriously as 63 percent of respondents feel terrorists are capable of launching a catastrophic cyber-attack on the U.S. within one year, according to a Thycotic survey of more than 200 security […]

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Three months after a Department of Homeland Security intelligence report downplayed the threat of a cyber attack against the U.S. electrical grid, DHS and the FBI began a nationwide program warning of the dangers faced by U.S. utilities from damaging cyber attacks like the recent hacking against Ukraine’s power grid. The nationwide campaign by DHS […]

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The debate in Parliament on the Aadhaar Bill, 2016, is quite revealing. Concerns expressed that the Bill contained certain provisions [Section 29(iv) and Section 33] that provide avenues for ‘surveillance’ of citizens require a discussion to remove any lingering suspicion about the government’s intentions. The parliamentary debate reminds us of concerns expressed in the United […]

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Are hackers from China stealing U.S. secrets? China has denied these allegations for years. But a recent report by cybersecurity firm Mandiant thoroughly documents the activities of a team in China that has apparently ransacked terabytes of data from U.S. corporations. Our technology commentator, Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson, has been warning us about […]

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/ AP BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz April 8, 2016 6:10 pm Three months after a Department of Homeland Security intelligence report downplayed the threat of a cyber attack against the U.S. electrical grid, DHS and the FBI began a nationwide program warning of the dangers faced by U.S. utilities from damaging cyber attacks like […]

Pirates seizing cargoes, attacks against wastewater purification facilities, ransomware in hospitals, and stealing from global financial institution – it seems that cyber attacks are becoming more common, aggressive, focused and harmful in all areas. A look at printed analysis reports and trends in cyber attacks over the past year provides a rather clear picture – […]

Pirates seizing cargoes, attacks against wastewater purification facilities, ransomware in hospitals, and stealing from global financial institution – it seems that cyber attacks are becoming more common, aggressive, focused and harmful in all areas. A look at printed analysis reports and trends in cyber attacks over the past year provides a rather clear picture – […]