THE KEY The FBI headquarters in Washington on Feb. 2. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg) The court battle reportedly brewing between the FBI and Facebook could have a bigger impact on the average smartphone user’s privacy than the bureau’s legal showdown with Apple posed in 2016.  Per Reuters, the FBI is asking a federal judge in California to force Facebook […]

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As people return to work after summer vacations, it’s a good time to make sure everyone in the company is sensitive to the need for computer security. Here are some basics that owners should emphasize to their staffers: PASSWORDS Start with creating a strong password. It’s probably a good idea for the company to have […]

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WASHINGTON — A new bipartisan bill in the Senate would require the president to designate every person or entity who directly or indirectly takes any malicious cyber actions against the United States a “critical cyber threat actor” and would require that the administration have a “framework to deter and respond” to all state-sponsored cyber attacks. […]

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PREMIUM The Indonesian Security Incident Response Team (Id-SIRTII) reported 205 million cyberattacks in 2017. Cyberattacks can be costly, and their scope is widening. Until recently, financial companies and governments were the primary targets of cybercrime. No more. The WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks of 2017 affected companies in a wide range of industries, including several […]

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THE KEY The FBI headquarters in Washington on Feb. 2. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg) The court battle reportedly brewing between the FBI and Facebook could have a bigger impact on the average smartphone user’s privacy than the bureau’s legal showdown with Apple posed in 2016.  Per Reuters, the FBI is asking a federal judge in California to force Facebook […]

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Despite advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, the cybersecurity industry is still facing a skills gap crisis. According to findings from the “Global Information Security Workforce Study,” presented by (ISC)2, the workforce gap is projected to reach 1.8 million by 2022. That’s an increase of 20 percent since 2015, due in large part […]

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Cybersecurity data warehouseEvolved Media Last week, Gigamon, a company that provides network traffic intelligence to security tools, that I’ve profiled before, announced the acquisition of ICEBRG, a Seattle-based security startup. Now, I receive press releases about acquisitions and mergers all the time, but I took particular notice of this one because it suggests that a […]

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“Adversaries are likely to continue exploring IoT devices (such as CCTV and HVAC units) as an attack vector for air-gapped systems in government and industrial networks.” Cert Australia – Cyber Security Challenges of 2018 The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the growing billions of connected devices that are measuring, monitoring, collecting and sharing information, […]

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