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News – December 2016
How the UK can win the war on cyber security
December 30, 2016
With the increasing amount of technology being adopted into our lives, a rising threat runs parallel, with cyber criminals relentlessly deploying new tactics to hack online systems, steal data and generally exploit individuals, businesses and government institutions.
How To Minimize Insider Threats In Cyber Security
December 28, 2016
Insider threats and the danger they pose are both extremely publicized and well covered topics. Apart from the famous NSA leak by Edward Snowden, there are also strong rumors that several high profile data breaches and leaks of the past couple of years have involved malicious insiders.
Cybersecurity Trends 2017: Companies Fight Back
December 26, 2016
The waning days of 2016 were dominated by dark news on the IT security front. Headlines about massive DDoS disruptions, state-sponsored hacking and other evolving threats are unlikely to change drastically as we enter the new year, but 2017 will have a bright spot.
US-Israel cybersecurity collaboration act signed into law
December 20, 2016
US President Barack Obama on Friday enacted legislation to strengthen collaborative cybersecurity research and development efforts between the United States and Israel, one of the congressman involved in drafting the bill said Monday.
What 2017 has in store for cybersecurity
December 19, 2016
There is much uncertainty surrounding the security industry for 2017, and according to experts in the field, a lot of the trepidation is directly connected to what the nation’s next president will do.
Britain urged to increase cyber security in financial services
December 18, 2016
Britain’s intelligence agencies need to do more to help regulators to protect the financial services industry from cyber crime, the head of an influential parliamentary committee said on Monday.
Cybersecurity’s Next Phase: Cyber Deterrence
December 14, 2016
Cyberattackers pose many threats to a wide range of targets. Russia, for example, was accused of hacking Democratic Party computers throughout the year, interfering with the U.S. presidential election.
Hack of Saudi Arabia Exposes Middle East Cybersecurity Flaws December 12, 2016
More than a year after a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a beach in Turkey, the tiny refugee’s body, captured in a photograph that shocked the world, reappeared on computer screens across Saudi Arabia — this time as a prelude to a cyberattack.
NATO trains Iraqi experts in cyber defence December 9, 2016
Iraqi experts were trained on cyber defence at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey to improve their expertise and technical knowledge and to contribute to the strengthening of Iraqi national cyber defence capabilities.
Israeli Cyber Security Startup SECDO Raises $10 Million December 8, 2016
Israeli cyber security startup SECDO has raised $10 million in Series A financing round. The investment was led by RDC, a subsidiary of Elron Electronic Industries and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Check Point Software Technologies cofounder and chairman Marius Nacht, and the founders of Anobit, which was acquired by Apple.
What is the updated Russian cyber-security doctrine about? December 7, 2016
According to the new Russian information security doctrine, signed by President Vladimir Putin on Dec. 6, one of the main threats to Russia is “the increase in opportunities that a series of foreign countries has to influence Russia’s information infrastructure for military purposes.”
How to Hack a Credit Card in 6 Seconds
December 5, 2016
As India attempts an upgrade to a cashless society, cyber security experts have raised serious concerns and revealed how to find credit card information – including expiration dates and CVV numbers – in just 6 Seconds.
Cyber-security must reflect risk not just regulation
December 5, 2016
Security is often closely associated with standards and regulations, and there’s an assumption that if you are compliant, by default you are secure. That’s a dangerous assumption says Nadav Shatz.