November 2016

For nearly 70 years, the NATO treaty has stood the test of time. Elegant in its simplicity, this two-page treaty has established the principle, and defined the terms, of collective defense. An attack against one ally constitutes an attack against all 28 member nations. As one might expect of a document written in 1949, there […]

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Washington (AFP) – A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of “dronejackings” by cybercriminals, security experts warned Tuesday. A report by Intel’s McAfee Labs said hackers are expected to start targeting drones used for deliveries, law enforcement or camera crews, in addition to hobbyists. “Drones are well on […]

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The 2014 movie The Imitation Game tells the story of Alan Turing, the UK coding genius who built the influential Turing Machine, helped defeat the Nazis, but who also accepted chemically castration as an alternative to being gaoled for homosexual offences. Treated disgracefully by the establishment, he was finally pardoned by the Queen in 2013, following a public […]

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In theory, the Internet of Things should allow patients and providers to take unprecedented control of health care. In practice, it is shaping up to be a security nightmare. Earlier this month, Johnson Johnson notified 114,000 patients of a security hole in its Animas One Touch Ping connected insulin pump. Although the company claims attacks are unlikely, the […]

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(Image: Creative Commons) Do cyber security courses teach you coding like C# and Python? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Bart Loews, Applied DoD STIGs for a decade, on Quora: Do cyber security courses teach you coding like C# and Python? […]

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Chinese soldiers browse online news on desktop computers / AP BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz November 29, 2016 5:00 am A Chinese cyber security firm is covertly working with Beijing’s Ministry of State Security intelligence service in conducting cyber espionage operations, according to Pentagon intelligence officials. The company known as Boyusec, officially the Bo Yu […]

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Almost one million Deutsche Telekom clients were knocked offline from Sunday, with Germany’s online security chief describing it as “a hacking attack”. Merkel said she did not know who was behind the strike, but added that “such cyber attacks, or hybrid conflicts as they are known in Russian doctrine, are now part of daily life […]

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While supply chain managers have been focused on mitigating risk from hackers for some time now, Fortune 500 companies remain skeptical about who’s winning the race. Nearly half of surveyed manufacturing executives lack confidence their assets are protected from external threats, according to a new study from Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and […]

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