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In an Evil Internet Minute, £656,393 is Lost to Cybercrime, Reveals RiskIQ

With cybercriminals costing the global economy £345 billion last year alone[1], Digital threat management leader RiskIQ has examined the growing volume of malicious activity on the Internet to reveal the inaugural ‘Evil Internet Minute’. In a single evil internet minute, close to £656,393 is lost to cybercrime and 1,080 people fall victim. Despite businesses’ best efforts to guard against external cyber threats, spending up to £109,942[2] in 60 seconds, bad…

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Employees regarded as an organisation’s greatest asset but also one of the biggest data security risks

IT professionals believe that compliance and regulation and the unpredictable behaviour of employees will have the biggest impact on data security according to a new Concensus survey* commissioned by independent global data security specialist, HANDD Business Solutions (HANDD).   The findings are launched alongside HANDD’s new Advisory Paper – ‘Securing the Journey of Your Data’ – which tackles the issue of data protection and provides organisations with an insight into…

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Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report predicts new “Destruction of Service” attacks; scale and impact of threats grow

The Cisco® 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) uncovers the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of attacks, and forecasts potential “destruction of service” (DeOS) attacks. These could eliminate organizations’ backups and safety nets, required to restore systems and data after an attack. Also, with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), key industries are bringing more operations online, increasing attack surfaces and the potential scale and impact…

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Enterprise Security Weekly #54 – Complete Gibberish

Thomas Fischer of Digital Guardian joins us to discuss GDPR, Paul talks about monitoring infrastructure with Nagios, and we discuss the latest enterprise security news!Full Show Notes: https://wiki.securityweekly.com/ES_Episode54Visit https://www.secur…

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A look at how Twitch and YouTube gamers helped Discord grow to 9M daily active users, overtaking Slack’s 5M daily active users (Kathleen Chaykowski/Forbes)

Kathleen Chaykowski / Forbes: A look at how Twitch and YouTube gamers helped Discord grow to 9M daily active users, overtaking Slack’s 5M daily active users  —  Six days a week, a 26-year-old videogaming celebrity who goes by the name “Lirik” regales his 1.7 million followers on the streaming service Twitch … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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IBM’s AI Can Predict Schizophrenia With 74 Percent Accuracy By Looking at the Brain’s Blood Flow

Andrew Tarantola reports via Engadget: Schizophrenia is not a particularly common mental health disorder in America, affecting just 1.2 percent of the population or around 3.2 million people, but its effects can be debilitating. However, pioneering research conducted by IBM and the University of Alberta could soon help doctors diagnose the onset of the disease and the severity of its symptoms using a simple MRI scan and a neural network…

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