Cyber Security

Job prospects are booming in cybersecurity as the industry struggles to attract enough qualified staff. These shortages are undermining the security industry’s ability to protect organisations and businesses from a sharp rise in data breaches, computer viruses and ransomware. By 2022, there will be a shortfall of 1.8 million cybersecurity workers globally, according to the […]

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Unfortunately, there’s a catch. Because quantum physics operates on probabilities and odds, the result of the analysis—and really, any resulting action the software takes with the data, even if it’s just to repackage it for delivery to someone else—isn’t 100 percent guaranteed to be accurate or successful. For this study, the researchers achieved a success […]

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Cybersecurity is dead. Let’s face the facts here, folks – it’s hopeless. The bad guys have won and anyone who depends solely on prevention is doomed. Cyberattacks are, at their essence, just like any other type of crime: you can make all the efforts to prevent it from happening but in the end it’s going […]

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TORONTO —  Cybersecurity firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global SWIFT messaging system. “The likely culprit is Lazarus,” BAE cyber-intelligence chief Adrian Nish told Reuters by telephone. […]

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Aaron Revell (17) receiving his EPQ certificate from former war-time code-breaker Irene Dixon at TNMOC, Bletchley Park. Photo by John Robertson. Bletchley Park, home of the UK’s war-time code-breaking efforts, has awarded CyberEPQ’s to the first 60 students to complete its online cyber-security course. The CyberEPQ (Extended Project Qualification) is equivalent to the AS-level certificate […]

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At the annual NASCIO conference in Austin earlier this month, Wyoming Chief Information Officer Tony Young addressed the most pressing issue on his mind and on the minds of his peers. Recent breaches in the news, most notably Equifax, have helped make the case for more focused efforts around cybersecurity.  “We’re also going to ask […]

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A team of seven University of West Florida students, the UWF Cybernauts, won first place at the ITEN WIRED Summit Cyber Defense and Incident Response Competition on Wednesday at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach(Photo: UWF) A team of seven University of West Florida students, the UWF Cybernauts, won first place at the ITEN WIRED Summit […]

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John Oliver discussed the Equifax security breach on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, outlining how the credit reporting agency could have prevented the cybersecurity disaster. Related What the Ashley Madison Hack Means for Cybersecurity Experts warn of risks to private data after attack on adultery site In September, Equifax announced that cyber thieves hacked into the […]

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Almanacs are annual publications that include predictions for the upcoming year based on an analysis of facts known at the time of publication. In past generations, for example, almanacs served as important resources for farmers developing their planting strategies for upcoming seasons. As we enter the 4th quarter of 2017, I thought that I would begin to […]

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