Taking Action To Bring Balance On International Women’s Day.

By Ilijana Vavan, Managing Director at Kaspersky Lab International Women’s Day centres around the theme of #BalanceforBetter. I am thoroughly behind this message as I think it’s particularly adept in my industry – cybersecurity. The question of gender imbalance in the industry has never been more important we see increasing calls from all over for more women to be part of our incredible industry, one that currently lacks a high…

March 8, 2019
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Tripwire Survey: 80 Percent Of Security Professionals Say Skilled Workers Are More Difficult To Find.

Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organisations, today announced results of a survey conducted by Dimensional Research that examines how organisations are addressing the cybersecurity skills gap. The survey was administered to 336 IT security professionals in February. Eighty percent of survey respondents believe it’s becoming more difficult to find skilled cybersecurity professionals. As emerging technology and threat landscapes experience rapid…

March 8, 2019
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Pulse Secure Launches New vADC Community Edition To Help Developers Build Smarter Applications For Container And Cloud Platforms.

Pulse Secure, the leading provider of Secure Access solutions to both enterprises and service providers, today announced the launch of a new Community Edition of its powerful software-based virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) to help application developers create innovative application solutions with dramatically lower costs and time to market. Pulse vADC Community Edition integrates easily with common DevOps tools for automated provisioning and orchestration, such as Kubernetes, Terraform, Puppet and…

January 16, 2019
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Cyber crime most significant harm in UK, says top cyber cop

Cyber crime is the biggest evolving crime type in the UK and beyond in terms of volume and complexity, according to detective chief superintendent Pete O’Doherty, lead of cyber and head of economic crime at the City of London Police. “But it is difficult to police, because unlike other crimes where there is an offender, victim and location, cyber crime tends to be multi-national. If you look at the globalisation…

December 3, 2018
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Someone hacked printers worldwide, urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie

The fight over who gets to have the most-subscribed channel on YouTube spilled into the real world months ago when Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg fans started campaigning to raise awareness of the Swedish star. The grassroots effort has, for the most part, been in good fun — but recently, people on social media have reported being hacked by someone who is urging them to subscribe to PewDiePie. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The…

December 3, 2018
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Drone Industry Welcomes World’s First Ever Drone Standards.

Today, the first ever worldwide Standards for the drone industry are being released by the International Standards Organisation (ISO)*. The new, long awaited Standards have been developed after several years of global collaboration between standards institutions from across the world and are expected to trigger rapid acceleration of growth within the drone industry as organisations throughout the world are galvanised to adopt drone technology against a new background of reassurance…

November 21, 2018
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BlackBerry To Acquire Cylance And Add Premier AI And Cybersecurity Capabilities.

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to wholly acquire Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity leader, for US $1.4 billion in cash, plus the assumption of unvested employee incentive awards. Pending regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, the deal is expected to close prior to the end of BlackBerry’s current fiscal year (February 2019). “Cylance’s leadership in artificial intelligence and…

November 16, 2018
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US cops warned not to gawp at iPhones due to Face ID lock-out

US rozzers are being warned to avoid looking at iPhones with Face ID in case they get locked out of the device, much like Craig Federighi at the iPhone X launch event. Apple’s mug-scanning Face ID tech, found on the iPhone X and iPhone XS, attempts to authenticate a face up to five times before the feature is disabled and the user’s potentially harder-to-obtain passcode is required to unlock the smartphone. Because of…

October 15, 2018
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Stringent password rules lower risk of personal data breaches

Researchers at IU have discovered a simple way to foil criminals intent on breaking into university data. To investigate the impact of policy on password reuse, the study analyzed password policies from 22 different U.S. universities, including their home institution, IU. Next, they extracted sets of emails and passwords from two large data sets that were published online and contained over 1.3 billion email addresses and password combinations. Based on email addresses…

October 15, 2018
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Android Apps Pretend to Mine Unmineable CryptoCurrencies to Just Show Ads

Scammers are creating fake Android cryptocurrency mining apps and promoting them on the Google Store. The kicker is that these apps claim to mine cryptocurrency that can’t be mined in the first place. Fortinet discovered these apps on the Google Play Store when they saw that the apps were being promoted as miners for Ripple (XRP), Cardano (ADA), and Tether. As these are cryptocurrencies that are not possible to mine, the…

October 15, 2018
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