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    TOP 6 COUNTRIES WITH THE BEST CYBER SECURITY MEASURES

    Feb 18, 2019

    Cyber risks represent a genuine risk to governments, economies, organizations and people. In 2015, the US Government’s Office of Personnel Management was breached and traded off, with the organization declaring that 21.5 million social security numbers were stolen from one source, and 4.2 mill...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59815981

    CHINESE SURVEILLANCE DATABASE EXPOSES MILLIONS OF IDS

    Feb 18, 2019

    Security researchers have spotted a mass data leak from an unsecured database which exposed the personal details of over 2.5 million surveilled Chinese residents. SenseNets Technology uses AI-powered technology in facial recognition cameras to record the movements of millions of minority Uighurs in ...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59905990

    FORMER DEFENCE CISO TO GOVERNMENT: GET THE BASICS RIGHT ON CYBER SECURITY

    Feb 18, 2019

    Former Department of Defence chief information security officer Lynwen Connick has called on the government to "get the basics right" around digital security in the wake of a cyber attack on the parliamentary computer network. The Department of Parliamentary Services earlier this month res...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59915991

    CYBER SECURITY TAUGHT IN HIGH SCHOOLS, THANKS TO BT AND BIG FOUR BANKS

    Feb 18, 2019

    Australian high school students will be taught cyber security skills “for the first time” as part of a $1.35 million initiative backed by the Big Four banks, AustCyber and BT. The ‘Cyber Challenges’ program, which launched today at St Andrews Cathedral School in Sydney, is an...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59925992

    EMPLOYEES CAN BE 'WEAK LINK' IN CYBER SECURITY - SURVEY

    Feb 18, 2019

    A new survey has found that two out of every five employees in Ireland have experienced phishing, hacking, cyber fraud or other cyber attacks. The research, carried out by Amarach on behalf of Microsoft, also revealed employees can often be the weak link, with a fifth admitting they write down their...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59935993

    SYMANTEC IMPROVES EMAIL SECURITY WITH FRAUD PROTECTION

    Feb 15, 2019

    Symantec is looking to reduce the risk of business email compromise attacks with a new offering that makes it easier to implement and manage Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) for email authenticity. Among the most common risks that enterprises face are email frau...

    EWEEK
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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59825982

    HUAWEI RISK CAN BE MANAGED, SAY UK CYBER-SECURITY CHIEFS

    Feb 15, 2019

    Any risk posed by involving the Chinese technology giant Huawei in UK telecoms projects can be managed, cyber-security chiefs have determined. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre's decision undermines US efforts to persuade its allies to ban the firm from 5G communications networks. The ...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59835983

    TWO WORDPRESS PLUGIN AUTHORS ISSUE BUG FIXES

    Feb 15, 2019

    Two different WordPress plugins have caused a few headaches this week. Hackers reportedly exploited an old vulnerability found in the WordPress plugin WP Cost Estimation & Payment Forms Builder, according to Wordfence. A second and critical vulnerability was also found in the Simple Social Butto...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59845984

    CISOS HIT THE BOTTLE AS WORKPLACE PRESSURES BUILD

    Feb 15, 2019

    UK and US CISOs are facing burnout as they struggle to cope with escalating cyber-threats, insufficient budgets and a lack of engagement from the board, according to Nominet. The DNS security provider commissioned Osterman Research to poll over 400 security bosses on both sides of the Atlantic for i...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59855985

    GANDCRAB RANSOMWARE SLINGERS TARGET MSPS

    Feb 15, 2019

    A software company has been forced to remind customers to patch a two-year-old flaw in a third-party plug-in, after reports it is being exploited to infect scores of companies with GandCrab ransomware via their managed security provider (MSP). The issue relates to CVE-2017-18362, a flaw which affect...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59865986

    GOOGLE PLAY APP SUSPENSIONS JUMP 66%

    Feb 15, 2019

    Google has claimed it’s getting better at spotting bad apps on its Play Store marketplace, with the number of rejected submissions and suspensions both growing into the double digits last year. The Android platform has often been criticized by security experts for being more exposed to cyber-t...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59875987

    CYBER ATTACK ON MALTA'S BANK OF VALLETTA

    Feb 15, 2019

    Malta's largest bank was the target of a cyber attack Feb 13, with hackers attempting to withdraw €13mil (RM59.7mil), Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. The Bank of Valletta, in which the government is the largest shareholder, shut down its systems, closing branches and ATMs, and suspending...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=59885988

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    TRENDS BEHIND ANTICIPATED $300+ BILLION CYBERSECURITY MARKET

    Mar 19, 2019

    Leading technology companies in the world have experienced and countered cyber-attacks since the advent of the internet, eventually leading to the inception of cybersecurity market. Today, cybercrimes are measured among the most active and loss inducing offences being witnessed globally, enveloping ...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=61756175

    POST-QUANTUM CRYPTOGRAPHY BECOMING RELEVANT IN PRE-QUANTUM WORLD

    Mar 19, 2019

    Quantum computers will be able to instantly break the encryption of sensitive data protected by today's strongest security, warns Arvind Krishna, director of IBM Research. "Anyone that wants to make sure that their data is protected for longer than 10 years should move to alternate forms of...

    EWEEK
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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=61856185

    HALF OF ORGANISATIONS LACK ENOUGH SECURITY TALENT TO BE SECURE

    Mar 19, 2019

    Those thinking artificial intelligence (AI) will steal their jobs need not worry – the software is only filling the blanks, at the moment. And the blanks, at least when it comes to cybersecurity, are quite large. According to the latest Trend Micro figures, organisations worldwide are faced wi...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=61866186

    MICROSOFT AZURE SENTINEL USES DATA ANALYTICS TO IMPROVE SECURITY

    Mar 19, 2019

    Giving a wider range of fresh cyber-attack threats and information to IT security workers 24/7 is the aim of a new Microsoft Azure security tool—Microsoft Azure Sentinel—that was just released by the company in preview mode. Built to streamline the collection of IT security information a...

    EWEEK
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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=61876187

    MOZILLA IMPROVES WEB BROWSER SECURITY IN FIREFOX 66 UPDATE

    Mar 19, 2019

    Mozilla released the Firefox 66 update on March 19, providing users of the open-source web browser with new features that enhance user experience and improve security. Among Firefox 66's new features is one that blocks websites from auto-playing sound, which can be an annoyance. Also, the search...

    EWEEK
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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=61886188

    ONLY 28% OF GOV.UK DOMAINS SUPPORT DMARC

    Mar 19, 2019

    Only around a quarter of the UK government’s gov.uk domains have been set up to support an industry best practice email validation system, despite the imminent retirement of a previous public sector domain platform, according to Egress. The security vendor found that just 28% of gov.uk domains...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=61896189

    CONSUMERS DONATE DATA WITH RECYCLED ELECTRONICS

    Mar 19, 2019

    With the rapid turnover of technology, many consumers willingly trade in, sell or donate their old electronics, often times without ensuring that all of their data has been wiped clean, according to new findings from Rapid7. In a recent experiment conducted by Rapid7’s Josh Frantz, nearly ever...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=61916191

    APPLE, MICROSOFT TOP ORGS USED IN SPEAR PHISHING

    Mar 19, 2019

    Attackers often exploit zero-day vulnerabilities in brand-impersonation attacks, which makes it easier to bypass traditional email security because they come from reputable senders and are typically hosted on domains that weren’t previously used as part of any malicious attack, the report said...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=61926192

    ALUMINIUM GIANT NORSK HYDRO SUFFERS MAJOR CYBER-ATTACK

    Mar 19, 2019

    One of the world’s biggest aluminium producers has been hit by a major cyber-attack affecting production systems, according to reports. Norwegian firm, Norsk Hydro, said it had called in national security authorities to help repel the attack, which appears to have started overnight local time....

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=61936193

    CYBERSECURITY PROS BELIEVE THEY SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO ‘HACK BACK’

    Mar 19, 2019

    “Even if this type of action were to become legal, most organizations are too optimistic about their abilities to target the correct intruder.” At the recent RAS Conference in San Francisco several discussions took place around the topic of cyberattacks from nation state actors, a survey...

    CBRONLINE
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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=61946194

    CBA ASSURES ITSELF OF LANDMARK WHITE'S POST-BREACH INFOSEC

    Mar 18, 2019

    First lender to reinstate valuation firm. CBA has reinstated LandMark White as an option to conduct residential property valuations, after the institution assured itself of the valuer’s information security following a data breach in January. LandMark White said in a financial filing that it a...

    ITNEWS
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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=61726172

    WOODSIDE BUYS INTO WA CYBER SECURITY FIRM

    Mar 18, 2019

    security firm that specialises in protecting critical infrastructure. The resources company announced today that, subject to conditions precedent, it would buy into Sapien Cyber Ltd. Sapien describes itself as providing a security solution for security both IT and OT. Woodside said that Sapien &ldqu...

    COMPUTERWORLD
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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=61746174

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