Cyber-attacks

USAF Wants Units To Rapidly Build And Fly From New Bases In The Middle Of A Future War

The USAF needs to adapt since adversaries would try to neutralize established facilities in the opening phases of any potential high-end conflict.<p>USAF<p>…

Military

Hackers behind Mirai botnet could be sentenced to working for the FBI

Three young hackers went from believing they were "untouchable" to helping the FBI stop future cyberattacks.<p>The trio of hackers behind the Mirai botnet -- one of the most powerful tools used for cyberattacks -- has been working with the FBI for more than a year, according to court documents filed …

Cybersecurity

Q&A: The state of cyber security

<b>1. Where is cyber risk management going wrong?</b><p>In many sectors IT professionals have an outdated outlook.<p>They often see their role in cyber security …

Cybersecurity

Mandatory security requirements introduced to protect companies against cyber attacks

Image: Shutterstock/Eugenio Marongiu<p>Image: Shutterstock/Eugenio Marongiu<p>NEW MANDATORY SECURITY requirements have been announced to protect Ireland’s …

Cybersecurity

How AI Can Help Stop Cyberattacks

As hackers get smarter and more determined, artificial intelligence is going to be an important part of the solution<p>As corporations struggle to fight off hackers and contain data breaches, some are looking to artificial intelligence for a solution.<p>They’re using machine learning to sort through …

Artificial Intelligence

The Cyberthreats That Most Worry Election Officials

How attacks could be attempted—and what officials are doing to make sure they don’t affect the midterms<p>As Election Day gets closer, one issue looms large for voters and election officials alike: cybersecurity.<p>Hoping to quell fears about foreign hackers and repel potential threats, many states and …

Cybersecurity

Cybercriminals Shift Tactics to Keep a Low Profile

Over the past several years, cyberattacks have become more targeted and sophisticated. Cybercriminals have begun to augment their attacks with …

Cybersecurity

5 Cybersecurity Challenges Small Businesses Can’t Afford To Overlook

The unprecedented advancements in technology have already made the world a highly connected place. In conjunction with this, the World Wide Web has …

Small Business

Only 11 Percent of the State Department’s Devices Are Highly Secure

If you regularly engage with the internet in any kind of meaningful way, odds are you’ve either set up, or felt guilty about not setting up, …

U.S. Dept. of State

Cyber attacks double in last three months

Closer ties between the government's Computer Emergency Response Team and financial services firms saw reports of phishing attacks more than double …

Cybersecurity

NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining: report

WASHINGTON (AFP) -<p>Illicit cryptocurrency mining has been surging over the past year, in part due to a leaked software tool from the US National Security Agency, researchers said Wednesday.<p>A report by the Cyber Threat Alliance, an association of cybersecurity firms and experts, said it detected a …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Privacy Protection Means Encryption at the Application Layer

<b>Comprehensive Data Security Measures Should Include a Formal Process for Application Security and Vulnerability Assessment</b><p>Encryption is a popular …

Encryption

Report on Cyber Readiness of Connecticut Utility Companies

Dena M. CastriconeJurisdiction: ConnecticutType of Law: Environmental, Energy & ResourcesSpecial highlight:

Law

Mirai botnet creators praised for helping FBI, won’t serve prison time

Three men mitigated Memcache attacks, aided APT researchers, and more.<p>More than nine months ago, three men pleaded guilty to creating and operating …

Technology Policy

Pentagon: U.S. needs 'more lethal force' to combat foreign cyberattacks

The Department of Defense must harness cyberspace to amplify the U.S. military’s killing power in the face of persistent hacking campaigns waged by …

Cybersecurity

India faces highest cybersecurity threats in Asia-Pacific: Study

India faces one of the highest cyber security threats in the Asia-Pacific region with over 500,000 security alerts on a daily<p>basis, which is nearly …

Cybersecurity

Putin Has Succeeded in Hurting Our Country

The cyber-attacks that took place prior to our last presidential election were part of a carefully orchestrated and well-coordinated plan conducted …

Conservative View

Asking the right questions to define government’s role in cybersecurity

There is no one-size-fits-all approach for governments to manage cybersecurity. But asking some key questions can help leaders get started.<p><b>Government</b> …

Private Sector

Time to regulate bitcoin, says Treasury committee report

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are “wild west” assets that expose investors to a litany of risks and are in urgent need of regulation, MPs on the Treasury select committee have said.<p>The committee said in a report that consumers were left unprotected from an unregulated industry that aided money …

Investing

Daily Chatter: Something Rotten in the State of Denmark

<i>The following article was first published at 10:12 a.m. eastern time on Wednesday, September 19 as part of TheStreet's daily 'Chatter on The Street'</i> …

European Central Bank

Bill to codify DHS cyber program introduced into Senate after passing House | SC Media

Two weeks after it passed the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill that would codify and modernize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Regulator urges schools to recruit ‘maverick geniuses’

The cybersecurity talent gap has put many Chinese internet institutes in a tight spot, according to a whitepaper issued on Tuesday, noting that the …

News (China)

Cybercrime: 15 Top Threats and Trends

Europol's Internet Threat Report Finds That Older Crimes Remain Alive and Well Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • September 19, 2018<p>Criminals …

Social Issues

NBA Star Gives $2M for Hurricane Relief

Live on Bloomberg TVBloomberg Daybreak: AsiaGuests: Lawrence NordenFull Schedule<p>TicToc<p>Carolina legend Michael Jordan donated $2 million to help …

Michael Jordan

Colorado Prepares For Possible Cyberattacks With Election 'War Games'

Election officials around the country have been preparing for cyberattacks and other attempts to interfere with this year's elections.

Cybersecurity

Introducing Teknofest: cutting-edge tech meets in Istanbul

Teknofest Istanbul's introductory meeting offered new insights into the festival's missions, goals and events, according to a press release Wednesday.<p>…

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Stocks To Watch Amid Shift To Cloud, AI Software Tools

If you're reading this IBD investing primer, you may think the time is right to move into cybersecurity stocks.<p>Many investors wait for a …

Business

New Malware Combines Ransomware, Coin Mining and Botnet Features in One

Windows and Linux users need to beware, as an all-in-one, destructive malware strain has been discovered in the wild that features multiple malware …

Apache Software Foundation

Data61 partners with Hensoldt Cyber for defence systems cyber protection

Announced during D61+ LIVE, the partnership is expected to secure cyber-physical systems through Data61's seL4.<p>Data61, the innovation arm of the …

Cybersecurity

Europol cyber crime report highlights emerging threats to enterprise security

Ransomware attacks are becoming more targeted and less opportunistic, Europol has found, while warning enterprises of the threat posed by new and …

Business Technology