NEWTON, Mass. PETACH TIKVA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)– While 82 percent of respondents believe the IT security industry is making progress against cyber attacks, those gains are undercut by egregious security practices in critical areas such as privileged account security, third-party vendor access and cloud, according to results from a new global survey commissioned and released by […]

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Five nonprofits have been awarded National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) grants totaling nearly $1 million for projects supporting cybersecurity education, training and workforce development.   The grants have been distributed between five regions for projects that take a community approach to filling the increasing number of cybersecurity positions. The Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder […]

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The sparsely populated Spratly Islands, a collection of hundreds of islands and reefs spread over roughly 165,000 square miles in the South China Sea, are very quickly becoming the center of one of the most contentious international disputes between world powers since the fall of the Soviet Union. Alarmingly, the use of cyber attacks in […]

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FRANKFURT — Long before Moscow became the prime suspect in the Democratic National Committee data breach, hackers tied to the Russian government have sought to sew political discord via the internet. Most notably, many experts believe that in 2007 Russian operatives unleashed a series of devastating cyberattacks on neighboring Estonia following a dispute with Moscow over a […]

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UPDATE: Bail was paid and Coulouris has been released.  LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following the arrest Tuesday of 18-year-old John Coulouris—who was accused of being involved in the recent cyber threats against Livingston High School and charged accordingly—Mayor Al Anthony, Police Chief Craig Handschuch and Livingston Public Schools individually thanked the local law enforcement, district staff and the community at large […]

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The number one threat to healthcare data isn’t the most obvious. Rather than malevolent, faceless hackers, it’s often an organization’s own employees who open the door to theft, malware, ransomware and a host of other problems, according to IBM’s 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index. Sixty percent of all attacks in 2015 were made by insiders […]

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Together, the companies plan to offer security information and event management solutions that predict, prevent and detect cyber-threats to enterprise security. User and entity behavior analytics for information security specialist Securonix announced a partnership with ThetaPoint, a provider of strategic consulting and managed security services. Together, the companies plan to offer security solutions that predict, […]

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A local higher education consortium has secured a grant to address the shortage of skilled cybersecurity workers. The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded nearly $1 million in grants for projects that are taking a community approach to addressing the issue. The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) […]

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has just issued its eagerly-awaited “guidance” for self-driving and “highly automated” vehicles – and you sense its as pumped about these technologies as any Tesloid, Uberite, or Googler. The government’s stated goal is: to “accelerate the revolution,” ensuring that “these technologies are safely introduced… provide safety benefits today, and […]

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