ABU DHABI // An overhaul in the way government websites are protected to help tackle hackers and prevent information leaks was unveiled by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority at Idex on Monday. Among the security systems introduced was Mosaic, which searches a target list for cyber-attacks in the UAE. “It is still in beta testing and […]

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The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved on Feb. 14 an online Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity at Kennesaw State University. The new undergraduate degree is set to begin in fall 2017, according to a news release. It will include elements of criminal justice, information technology, and information security and assurance, […]

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More than 100 members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the majority of them stationed around the Gaza strip, fell victim to a cyberespionage attack that used malicious Android applications to steal information from their mobile devices. The attack campaign started in July and continues to date, according to researchers from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab, […]

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Photo: Premium Times By Fred K. Nkusi Barely a week ago, I chanced upon a programme on Al Jazeera which was held under then title “a threat of cyberwarfare”. The discussants mainly underscored the exponential increase of cyber/data espionage, as one of the tools used in actual warfare. They further noted that some governments or […]

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During the Cold War’s absurd “drop and cover” phase, my third-grade teacher gave me a Civil Defense booklet to occupy me when my classwork was done. One memorable picture showed a Russian soldier towering like a Colossus astride the smoking ruins of an American city. He wore a peasant’s cap, puffy pants, hobnailed boots and […]

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Cyber security is an increasingly essential skill set, but it can be hard for businesses to verify that they’re employing people with the right abilities. The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is launching a new, vendor-neutral certification. CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) is the first of its kind to bring behavioral analytics to the forefront of […]

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