September 2017

“We believe the intrusion did not result in unauthorized access to personally identifiable information,” SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images By PATRICK TEMPLE-WEST 09/20/2017 09:25 PM EDT The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday said its “EDGAR” public-company filing system had been hacked. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said in a statement that […]

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A Iranian hacking group has been targeting aerospace and energy companies in Saudi Arabia, South Korea and the U.S. since at least 2013 as part of an expansive cyber espionage operation to both gather intelligence and steal trade secrets, according to new research published Wednesday by U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye. This advanced persistent threat group (APT) […]

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Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto The European Union (EU) has detailed how it intends to improve its cyber defences in the face of rising ransomware attacks, cyber-crime and online meddling by other nations. “With the recent ransomware attacks, a dramatic rise in cyber-criminal activity, state actors increasingly using cyber tools… read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-and-cyber-attacks-we-need-a-defence-plan-says-europe/

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If cybersecurity is one the greatest challenges facing our nation today (and few would question that it is), why are we helping our adversary defeat billions of dollars in cyber defenses? Specifically, why do we: (1) give our adversaries the legal right to ask what security tools our government uses, and (2) allow them to […]

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Throughout history, whenever technology has advanced, there has always been a concurrent change in the way we live our lives and go about our business. For the most part, this co-evolution has been welcomed and embraced. These advancements have made work simpler, and communication and collaboration across networks seamless. Related: Got Effective Cybersecurity Practices? Be Aware: The FTC […]

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A private cybersecurity firm has identified what it says is an Iranian-government-sponsored hacking group that has targeted organizations in the U.S., the Middle East and Asia. FireEye, which gathers cyber intelligence — and responds to incidents through its Mandiant subsidiary — says in a report out Wednesday that the Iranian hacking group has targeted companies […]

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Negligent employees are the no. 1 cause of data breaches at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across North America and the UK, according to a new study from Keeper Security and the Ponemon Institute, released Tuesday. Of the 1,000 IT professionals surveyed, 54% said careless workers were the root cause of cybersecurity incidents, followed by […]

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