Putting cybersecurity culture in the spotlight By Derek Major Apr 13, 2016 Cybersecurity is about more than just protecting systems, especially when phishing is the hacker’s tool of choice for gaining access to networks. For public and private sector security executives, the emphasis increasingly is on making sure their employees aren’t taking the bait on […]

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PRIVACY ADVOCATES SAY government officials are talking out of two sides of their mouths when it comes to cybersecurity. The latest case in point: Assistant Attorney General John Carlin calling for super-secure, hack-proof cars at an automotive conference on Tuesday, even as FBI Director James Comey continues to pressure phone manufacturers and technology companies to roll back their […]

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If you’re trying to recruit employees to help defend your organization’s computer networks against malicious hackers, good luck. You’ve got a lot of tough competition. US government agencies and businesses are scrambling to bolster security operations teams to defend against breaches such as last year’s massive data spill at the Office of Personnel Management. US […]

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UL, the 122-year-old safety standards organisation whose various marks (UL, ENEC, etc.) certify minimum safety standards in fields as diverse as electrical wiring, cleaning products, and even dietary supplements, is now tackling the cybersecurity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices with its new UL 2900 certification. But there’s a problem: UL’s refusal to freely share the text […]

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By Alex Lawson Law360, New York (April 7, 2016, 7:42 PM ET) — In the wake of last month’s indictment of seven Iranian nationals for alleged cyber incursions against U.S. banks, Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., on Wednesday introduced a bill to gather details about Tehran’s effort to undermine U.S. cybersecurity, and sanction those responsible for […]

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The technology you use is being targeted, every hour of every day. These digital attacks are growing in number and sophistication, according to the Internet Security Threat Report released by the cyber security company Symantec on Tuesday. The data lost, the money stolen and the disruption caused by cybercriminals is worse than ever. “We see […]

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Telecoms firm BT is recruiting 900 people to work in its cybersecurity business over the next few months as part of a drive to tackle the growing threat from hacking. BT already employs more than 2,500 as security professionals and has security operations centres around the world. It offers services ranging from anti-virus and parental […]

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