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Intel Security today announced its second annual cloud security report, “Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky.” The report outlines the current state of cloud adoption, the primary concerns with private and public cloud services, security implications, and the evolving impact of Shadow IT of the more than 2,000 IT professionals…
BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today announced that BlackBerry Secure has been selected by Giuliani Partners as the underlying software platform to support the firm’s cybersecurity consulting services for government and enterprise customers. Under the partnership, Giuliani Partners will take advantage of BlackBerry’s leadership in secure mobile communications technology to assess infrastructures,…
Personal health wearable devices used to monitor heart rates, sleep patterns, calories, and even stress levels raise new privacy and security risks, according to a report released today by researchers at American University and the Center for Digital Democracy. Watches, fitness bands, and so-called “smart” clothing, linked to apps and…
Digital Shadows, a provider of cyber situational awareness, released its Shooting the Messenger: Understanding the Threats to the Media and Broadcasting Industry report which revealed that revenue generating websites are a threat to media businesses’ bottom line and are increasing with malvertising, extortion, propaganda, account take over and data leakage…
Booz Allen Hamilton, the global consulting and technology firm, has highlighted the most significant threats to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) in 2016 and 2017, and the most effective measures to counter them, in a recent report titled Industrial Cybersecurity Threat Briefing. These systems control and automate significant portions of our…
New and emerging blockchain technologies are integral to supporting and realizing a digital economy in the Middle East while ensuring effective protection against rapidly evolving threats of data security and cybercrime, said global consulting and technology firm Booz Allen Hamilton in a new report released on August 2016. The report,…
Ahmed Mansoor is an internationally recognized human rights defender, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and recipient of the Martin Ennals Award (sometimes referred to as a “Nobel Prize for human rights”).  On August 10 and 11, 2016, Mansoor received SMS text messages on his iPhone promising “new secrets”…
Apple fixes iOS security flaw after Citizen Lab claims attack targeting UEA rights activist, Mexican journalist linked to software developed by NSO Group, an Israeli company that makes spyware for governments. Researchers in the U.S. claimed on Thursday that an Israeli company’s software was used to hack the iPhone of…
Every day we read of another company being hacked. Attacks outpace defense, and one reason for this is the lack of an adequate cybersecurity workforce. The cybersecurity workforce shortfall remains a critical vulnerability for companies and nations. Conventional education and policies can’t meet demand. New solutions are needed to build…
High school student David Dworken spent 10 to 15 hours between classes on his laptop, hacking U.S. Defense Department websites. Instead of getting into trouble, the 18-year-old who graduated this week was one of two people praised by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Pentagon on Friday for finding…
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