Cyber Security

In an apparent first, the investment firm Muddy Waters Capital on Thursday relied on cybersecurity research to recommend that investors bet against a major medical device maker’s stock. Muddy Waters issued a detailed litany of serious-sounding – but unconfirmed – flaws affecting a range of devices that St. Jude Medical Inc. manufactures. St. Jude said the flaws apparently uncovered by the cybersecurity firm MedSec […]

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With the 2016-2017 school year already underway, it’s time to draw attention to an ongoing and very serious problem facing the US education system: our schools are ill-equipped to face the mounting threats posed by hackers. While the education system isn’t the worst US industry in terms of cybersecurity, it remains high on the list […]

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Computer hackers have pirated classified government information, raided banking and commercial data, and stolen identities, but so far their crimes haven’t turned deadly. That could change. At a security conference presented by Black Hat Briefings, a pair of cybersecurity experts, using a laptop they manipulated while riding in the back of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, demonstrated how they were […]

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Cybersecurity researchers have announced the discovery of three major vulnerabilities in the Apple iPhone operating system affecting users worldwide and prompting the software giant to release a security update. Mike Murray, vice president of security research at Lookout, said that his firm — along with an allied cyber research group called Citizen Lab — discovered […]

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Caption +National Cybersecurity Center (Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette) The National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs plans to hire a CEO next month and will host officials from across the country at a three-day conference in November at The Broadmoor. A four-person search committee from among the center’s 12 directors will conduct interviews and […]

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St. Jude Medical stock went into a brief free-fall Thursday morning following publication of a short seller’s research report that lambasted the company for lax cybersecurity practices and predicted nearly half the med-tech company’s revenue may evaporate for two years. Muddy Waters Capital, a combative financial research group, revealed an aggressive bet against the Little […]

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ENLARGE China is taking a more inclusive tack in instituting cybersecurity standards for foreign technology companies, allowing them to join a key government committee in an effort to ease foreign concerns over the controls. The committee under the government’s powerful cyberspace administration is in charge of defining cybersecurity standards. For the first time, the body […]

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From alleged Russian attacks on Democratic National Committee servers and the vulnerability of Hillary Clinton’s emails to the ongoing debate over law enforcement access to encrypted data, cybersecurity and related privacy issues have become part of the presidential election cycle like never before. Both major party candidates have called for the U.S. to do more […]

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SAN FRANCISCO Some information security companies that were shut out of the leading system for sharing data on malicious software are revealing more about how their own systems work in hopes of rejoining the cooperative effort, a shift that should improve protections for customers throughout the industry. CrowdStrike, one of the most prominent young security […]

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