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UK Govt Launches £20 million Initiative to get kids into Cyber

The UK Govt has today launched a £20 million program , to get schoolchildren interested in cyber security; the program is aimed at kids between 15-18. Read Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »

Predictive Analytics: Fad or the Future of Cyber Security?

Mike Hemes,,
Regional Director, A10 Networks

They’re called superforecaster. A subset of human study volunteers who have an uncanny ability to predict the future better than the general populous. Who are these individuals? According to The Washington Post, the superforecaster term was coined by University of Pennsylvania professor Philip Tetlock. His 20-year study — explained in detail in “Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can ... Read More »

Blockchain could have solved Dutch egg supply chain worries

As many as 15 European countries have been affected by the Dutch egg contamination, as well as others around the world. The Food Standard Authority (FSA)’s investigation is currently working hard to remove all contaminated products from UK supermarkets. Initially thought to have affected 21,000 eggs, this figure has now ballooned to over 700,000. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Information Age Read More »

Attacking critical infrastructure – the evolution of kinetic warfare

Eric O’ Neill,,
National Security Strategist, Carbon Black

I said earlier in 2017 I believed it was quite possible that in 2017 a major cyberattack will occur in either the United States, the United Kingdom, or another friendly country that will require a response equivalent to a kinetic attack. In other words, a cyberattack will occur that will be looked on as an act of war. To date, ... Read More »

Biological malware: Scientists use DNA to hack a computer

Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle, have successfully been able to code a malware program into a DNA sample and use it to hack into a computer that was studying it. By doing this, they have exposed a weakness in systems that could lead to hackers taking control of computers in research centres, universities and laboratories, reports MIT ... Read More »

Kaspersky Lab patches up relationship with Microsoft as antitrust complaint dropped

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has dropped an antitrust legal complaint against Microsoft after the US technology giant agreed to give anti-virus vendors greater control over how their software will be compatible with future versions of its Windows OS. In June 2017, Kaspersky Lab filed legal cases against Microsoft in both the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office, ... Read More »

TalkTalk fined £100k for exposing personal sensitive info

Blighty’s Information Commissioner’s Office has whacked TalkTalk with a £100,000 fine after the data of the records of 21,000 people were exposed to fraudsters in an Indian call centre. The breach came to light in September 2014 when TalkTalk started getting complaints from customers that they were receiving scam calls. Typically, the scammers pretended they were providing support for technical ... Read More »

A ghost story – The haunting presence of an ex-employee

Alvaro Hoyos,
CISO at OneLogin

From recruiting the most talented employees, to ensuring accounts are in order and providing staff with the latest technological innovations, businesses across the globe work tirelessly every day to strive for success. Lurking behind every policy, best practice and guideline, however, is a world that often gets neglected. What happens when someone leaves the company? Of course, in an ideal ... Read More »

Almost 12,000 Records Compromised in Two New Ransomware Attacks

In the past two weeks, two further healthcare organizations have announced that they have experienced ransomware attacks that potentially resulted in the protected health information of patients being accessed by cybercriminals. A combined 11,843 patient records were exposed in the two attacks. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Hippa Journal Read More »

Palo Alto Networks Announces New Cloud-Based Security Service

Palo Alto Networks has announced GlobalProtect™ cloud service, a new offering that provides the Palo Alto Networks next-generation security infrastructure as a cloud-based service for remote offices and mobile users. The new Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect cloud service will enable customers to utilize the preventive capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, including application visibility and control, Threat ... Read More »