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Are Companies turning to Recruiters to help them with the Talent Shortage in Cyber Security? There has been huge growth in the search for recruitment agencies specialising in Cyber security. A study conducted by technology recruitment company, Finlay James has identified a 93% increase year on year in people searching for cyber security recruitment and related terms in Google. The news comes after the ISC anticipated a worldwide shortage of 1.8 million cyber security professionals by 2022 but...

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Malaysia needs to be on par with global legislation on data protection such as GDPR, said Minister Gobind Singh Deo at a recent conference.Malaysia plans to update its data protection laws next year, possibly modelling it after the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) as the country seeks to prevent data breaches, according to local media. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Star

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The alarming rate of crypto-jacking attacks ravaging the internet has been a cause of worry as the trend keeps gaining momentum. Two months ago, over 170,000 computers were surreptitiously used in manufacturing malware scripts in Brazil, with another report indicating a similar trend in Moldova where 25,000 MikroTik routers were used in running CoinHive scripts. Trustwave researcher, Troy Mursch has attempted to draw a parallel between these two attacks but it is unknown whether they were actually connected. The latest attack was witnessed...

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“Gaming companies put a lot of effort into planning for an attack and implementing anti-DDoS strategies”. Ubisoft, the £1.5 billion (by 2017-2018 sales) French gaming giant, saw the launch of one of its much-hyped premier titles disrupted by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks over the weekend, the company admitted. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: CBR

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The NHS's IT governing body is refusing to invest in cybersecurity protection as it does not represent value for money, reports have claimed. According to the Health Service Journal, NHS Digital is set to ignore the recommendations laid out in a government-sanctioned report authored by its own CIO due to the costs being too high. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ITProPortal

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Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has been fined £120,000 for serious data protection failings after a USB memory stick containing the personal details of employees was lost last year.UK privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) subsequently found that just two of the airport’s 6500 staff had been trained in data protection. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Infosecurity Magazine

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MobileIron, the secure foundation for modern work, today announced that City of Stockholm has selected MobileIron Threat Defense to detect and mitigate mobile threats. MobileIron Threat Defense will be deployed on 30,000 mobile devices used by the employees of the City of Stockholm. MobileIron Threat Defense provides unparalleled mobile threat protection, securing mobile devices from device, network, and app threats. Organizations can protect sensitive data by detecting and remediating known and zero-day threats on mobile...

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