BT is to share the malware data it gathers with its fellow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the UK. BT said it has become the first telecommunications provider in the world to start sharing information about malicious software and websites on a large scale with other ISPs. IBM in 2015 undertook a similar initiative. To […]

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Nick Ismail As the world of computing has extended its reach over the last decade, high demand has risen for more sophisticated information systems, big data analytics tools, cloud computing, and mobile applications. The past decade has seen drastic growth in new security vulnerabilities and malware alone has evolved, becoming more sophisticated, unexpected, diverse, and […]

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Orange has revealed it is boosting cybersecurity protection for mobile devices with a new platform offering tougher security than ever before. The company is teaming up with security experts Check Point to launch Mobile Threat Protection, a new service that aims to cut down on the security risks affecting large-scale businesses that depend on smartphones […]

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Major shortcomings exist in cyber security readiness for nearly three-quarters (73%) of more than 4,100 organizations in five countries, despite keen awareness of the threat, according to a study commissioned by specialist insurer Hiscox. Indeed, almost half, or 45 percent, of survey respondents experienced at least one cyber attack in the past year, while two-thirds […]

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Comparing Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) and FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) might not seem fair at first. Cisco is a diversified networking behemoth primarily known for supplying networking infrastructure like routers and switches to corporations and governments. Its market capitalization of almost $200 billion dwarfs FireEye’s $2.8 billion in market cap and the smaller company provides just cybersecurity solutions. But Cisco and FireEye cross paths in the cybersecurity […]

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Russian hackers targeted employees at major defense contractors working on sensitive U.S. military programs, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.  Hackers with cyber-espionage group Fancy Bear used phishing emails to target no less than 87 contractors working on military technology projects such as drones, missiles and fighter jets for the U.S. government, according to the AP. The […]

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WASHINGTON — Several members of the House Committee on Homeland Security on Monday urged for greater focus on cyber warfare skills in assessing future, urgent national security needs. Several lawmakers agreed skills for cyber warfare, such as developing artificial intelligence, will be key for the military and other domains charged with protecting the homeland in […]

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It sounds a little bit sci-fi, but make no mistake: The next front in cyberwar is literally above your head. Military technology companies from around the world are rushing to design, build and sell drones that hack and track, while others want to own the business of hacking of the drones themselves. The burgeoning market […]

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The cybersecurity skills shortage is increasing, and it’s having a negative effect on information security professionals and their organizations. According to ESG research, 51 percent of organizations report having a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills in 2018. This is up from 45 percent in 2017.  This skills shortage has multiple implications. Organizations don’t have the […]

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