August 2016

Six senators have sent President Obama a letter urging him to make cybersecurity a priority at this weekend’s G20 Summit in China. The senators, who are all Democrats, cited the theft of $81 million from the Central Bank of Bangladesh by hackers in February as well as other attacks as giving impetus to the need […]

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University of Michigan researchers on Tuesday said their own experiments undermine recent allegations of security flaws in St. Jude Medical Inc’s pacemakers and other implantable medical devices. Shares of St. Jude fell 5 percent on Thursday after short-selling firm Muddy Waters and its business partner, cyber security company MedSec Holdings Inc, alleged finding significant security […]

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The EclecticIQ Cyber Threat Intelligence Maturity Model will be also released as a 20-page white paper, allowing organizations to chart their own course from threat intelligence to business value. Joep Gommers comments: “Enterprises and governments have become aware of cyber threats and have prioritized the business need for a threat intelligence practice capable of aligning […]

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Fast-growing LogRhythm is expected to announce Tuesday that it raised another $50 million from investors to speed up its global expansion to help large companies fight cyber attacks. The new round was led by Riverwood Capital Management, which led the $40 million round two years ago. Riverwood, the largest shareholder, is a big believer that the Boulder cybersecurity […]

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Cloud computing provides huge benefits to the enterprise in the next wave of digital evaluation and will add further values as compute costs go further down. There are various benefits of using cloud services such as pay-as-you-go, being able to quickly scale up or down to match the demand, and developing new solutions by using […]

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Latin America will see an increase in the occurrences and sophistication of cybersecurity threats in the coming year as local criminals catch up with more advanced techniques, according to security firm Kaspersky Lab. Outlining the current state of cybercrime in the region at its annual Latin America analyst conference in Los Cabos, Mexico, the firm’s […]

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University of Michigan researchers on Tuesday said their own experiments undermine recent allegations of security flaws in St. Jude Medical Inc’s pacemakers and other implantable medical devices. Shares of St. Jude fell 5 percent on Thursday after short-selling firm Muddy Waters and its business partner, cyber security company MedSec Holdings Inc, alleged finding significant security […]

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Hardiman, a man-augmentation system built for the Navy, had thirty powered joints and could lift its own weight plus 1,500 pounds. The exoskeleton prototype mimicked natural human emotions and provided “feel” through touch sensors. Work was cancelled in 1971. Photo from “Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History” by Thomas Rid. Copyright ©2016 by Thomas Rid. […]

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Washington: The US Senate minority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, asked the FBI on Monday to investigate evidence suggesting that Russia may try to manipulate voting results in November. In a letter to the FBI director, James B. Comey jnr, Reid wrote that the threat of Russian interference “is more extensive than is widely known […]

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