August 2018

THE KEY President Trump at the White House in Washington on Aug. 29. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump again scrambled debate yesterday about foreign cyberthreats with his unfounded claim — refuted by his own FBI — that China hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was secretary of state. This is an ongoing pattern for Trump. The president […]

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New cyberthreat reporting rules will be discussed by monetary authorities next month, a senior Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) official said. A legal team is currently reviewing the proposed regulations for endorsement to the BSP’s policymaking Monetary Board, central bank Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier said. “We are considering a 24- or 48-hour reporting,” she said, […]

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Etiqa, a Malaysia-origin digital insurer, launched its new affordable protection product called Personal Cyber Insurance today in Singapore, which offers protection from cyber threats. It was a timely response to the growing concerns about the risk of interconnectivity as Singapore continues its efforts for digitalisation. The online protection offers coverage of up to US$25,000 in […]

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Cyberattacks are on the rise, with the most significant malicious activity so far detected in the finance, professional and information sectors, followed by manufacturing, according to Rapid7. Despite the increasing number of data breaches in critical sectors, there are discrepancies in how C-level executives perceive cybersecurity and the threat landscape, depending on their industry and […]

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The consequences of a data breach extend far beyond the reputational damage that results from negative news headlines. Unless you are part of a large, successful enterprise, you likely can’t afford the financial cost of a data breach. Although this cost is rising year over year, many organizations still don’t recognize the value of having […]

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Now that school is back in session, many high schoolers have new phones, new computers and new privileges for using their devices – and new responsibilities too. High schoolers today are more technology-savvy than average adults. While many people think that young people use their devices primarily for video games and social networking, the reality […]

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The centre, which is a department of military security agency FET (Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste), assesses cyber threats against Denmark and Danish businesses. “The threat posed to the Danish financial sector by cyber crime is very high,” the centre writes in the report. The threat is “becoming increasingly advanced and complex, and cyber attacks can disrupt the […]

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Prof Maire O’Neill is a Queen’s University, Belfast cybersecurity expert who knows that even something as innocent as a toy doll can be corrupted by internet hackers to cause criminal mischief. An electronics engineer from Glenties, Co Donegal, Prof O’Neill has been given a mission to try to make the increasingly vulnerable world of the […]

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