January 2018

Cyber threats are growing and the good guys are losing the battle as they are still vastly unprepared. That is the message cyber security experts, both Israeli and international, laid out at a cyber technology conference in Tel Aviv, as they defined 2017 as the worst year yet for cyber-attacks globally, with 2018 shaping up […]

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Chairman Chabot, Ranking Member Velázquez, and members of the committee, thank you for the invitation to provide remarks on the FBI’s role in helping small businesses defend against cyber threats. We consider engagement with the private sector to be a significant factor in our mission to identify, pursue, and defeat nefarious cyber criminals and enemies […]

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by Xinhua writer Chen Wenxian JERUSALEM, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) — China’s growing cybersecurity market has attracted more attention from global companies including those from Israel, which is strong in the cybersecurity sector. Chinese cybersecurity market is huge and growing, not only because of its huge population of computer users, but also its deepening connection with […]

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Facebook’s hire of its first ever head of cybersecurity policy is recognition that protecting corporations from foreign hacking is an increasingly serious matter. Sophisticated cyber threats presented by state-sponsored actors have long challenged sensitive United States government computer networks. What’s new — as Facebook’s move indicates — is that these complex state-sponsored cyberattacks are now […]

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WASHINGTON • CIA director Mike Pompeo has said that Chinese efforts to exert influence over the West are just as concerning as Russian subversion, warning in a television interview of the theft of commercial information and infiltration of schools and hospitals by spies loyal to Beijing. “Think about the scale of the two economies,” Mr […]

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Cyber attacks spiked 164%in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, entailing 918 disclosed breaches-according reports on broadcaster CNBC. Threats vary from sector to sector. Healthcare, for example, is more susceptible to crypto-locker ransomware like the infamous WannaCry. Internet connected consumer devices often fall prey to malware that shackles them […]

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md., Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Blackpoint Cyber announced availability of SNAP-Defense 3.0 (SNAP), a multi-tenant offering that allows MSSPs to deliver SNAP’s next-generation cyber threat hunting and response to their customers. The new architecture also sets the stage for delivering natural product extensions enabled by SNAP’s patented live network mapping.

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The Trump administration’s proposal to nationalize 5G wireless networks highlights real security concerns for these next-generation wireless networks.  Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images No, the US government isn’t likely to get into the wireless business. But… read more at: https://www.cnet.com/news/trumps-crazy-5g-plan-diagnoses-real-problem-cybersecurity-threat/

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Shutterstock Why are there so few women in cybersecurity and how can we change that? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Andrea Little Limbago, Chief Social Scientist at Endgame, on Quora: This is a really important question […]

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