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GSA to join DoD in hiring ethical hackers to find cyber vulnerabilities

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The federal market for “white hat” hackers continues to grow. Not only are ethical security burglars popular in the Defense Department, but now the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service (TTS) is setting up a bug bounty program. TTS issued …

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Ethical hacking in the age of cyber warfare

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Ethical hacking in the age of cyber warfare

The ease with which one can hack just about anything online is remarkable in its speed, simplicity and availability.
“It’s more than easy,” said ethical hacker and cyber security expert Bryan Seely, “It’s almost embarassing.”
Among other things, Seely

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An ethical hacker at one of the world’s biggest tech companies

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Charles Henderson gets paid to think like a bad guy. As an ethical hacker for IBM, Henderson’s job is to break into networks, applications, or physical locations to figure out how a real attacker would go about their work, exposing flaws and the impact those flaws might have on an organization’s security. Given the increase in cyber attacks and the need to bolster cyber security, there’s been a steady shift in corporations hiring their own hackers to “pen-test” (penetration test) online systems, networks, and physical locations, IBM says. In fact, Henderson is just one of the 1,000 security specialists the tech giant hired in 2015. We recently spoke to Henderson, 40, about what it’s really like to be a hacker for IBM. Here’s what he had to say: “Let me start by saying, I was a curious kid” “I grew up and still live in Austin, Texas, which has become a haven for young technologists with its vibrant computer security scene. I attended the University of Texas and studied Computer Science. “When I was 11, my father brought home our first computer. Within a week, I had become an active participant on the Bulletin Board Systems (BBS). Using these bulletin […]

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Meet the 25-year-old ethical hacker who is going to guard your money transactions

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The Unified Payments Interface (UPI), an app through which RBI and major banks are creating a mini-bank on your smartphones, is in safe hands now.

Ethical hackers have been roped in to protect the UPI from any cyber threats. One such person is a 25-year-old who is going to make sure no criminal fiddles with the app.

Meet Saket Modi, whose company Lucideus Tech has been hired as one of the cyber security specialists.

“UPI isn’t a step but a leap forward. It will set a new benchmark for the world to follow. We feel proud and privileged to contribute our bit and be a part of this revolution,” Modi, CEO of Lucideus, told ET from London.

He has been working on the UPI for three months and will continue to do for next couple of years.

Through UPI, which is developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), customers will be able to transfer money from one account to another without adding the beneficiary, also saving themselves from punching in IFSC code, account number or bank’s branch name.

“There are multiple layers of security checks implemented when any transaction occurs on a bank’s mobile application using UPI. This is not just in between the user and the app but also between the banks, merchant and the UPI engine,” Modi told ET.

Not only is he assisting the UPI project, Modi is also working with many billion-dollar startups in India.

Around 19 banks will join the UPI platform.

N Rajendran, Chief Technology Officer, NPCI told ET, “NPCI systems are secured with state of the art security infrastructure with continuous monitoring and best practices. NPCI follows integrated approach to protect various NPCI product’s infrastructure and engages with various external information security industries for building secured products for the payments ecosystem.”

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Ethical hackers to test computer network security

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Leicester city council have hired ‘ethical hackers’ to help them improve their cyber security.

Over the past 18 months, 11 council staff have had their computers infected, which caused localised disruption to their desktops.

The council have decided to employ two IT auditors as part of their cyber resilience programme in order to improve online security and prevent widespread disruption.

These new IT experts are ‘ethical security testers’ who will be able to ‘ethically hack’ Leicester council’s computer network so that vulnerabilities can be located.

‘This allows us to protect our information and do business online with citizens securely and safely,’ a spokesperson for the council said.

‘This also helps to ensure that the council has a better understanding of the controls in place to prepare for, protect from, detect and respond to cyber-attacks including practising how we would manage the consequences of a cyber security incident.’
Source:http://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-hires-ethical-hackers-to-test-computer-network-security/40662

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He is special guest at the Ground Zero Summit 2015 being organised by Indian Infosec Consortium – a group of ethical hackers. “Threat to national security has moved to the digital dimension. Terrorist organisations have turned social networks and online forums into recruitment hotbeds and propaganda mechanisms. We need a security apparatus in the digital space to address this threat. Hackers are the face of this digital army.” The actor said he is bringing his whole team including scriptwriters of the show to observe and interact with the ethical hacker community. (Also Read: Tabu Has Shown Interest in 24, Says Director ) “From November 22, I will start shooting for 24. It will go on air in 2016. When an actor prepares for a role, we often start to live like the character. Some call it method acting. We meet real life people like the character and try to understand their nuances, their life,” he said. As per the summit’s website, speakers will share details of the espionage mission as well as hold sessions on hacking of cellular networks, medical devices in hospitals, using technical loopholes in them. The consortium claims to have discovered cyber espionage operation under which phones of Indian Army personnel, who had downloaded some mobile application related to news, had been compromised by hackers based in Pakistan. IIC CEO Jiten Jain has said that the findings were handed over to security agencies who promptly acted and sanitised the infected handset early this year.

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

He is special guest at the Ground Zero Summit 2015 being organised by Indian Infosec Consortium – a group of ethical hackers.   “Threat to national security has moved to the digital dimension. Terrorist organisations have turned social networks and online forums into recruitment hotbeds and propaganda mechanisms. We need a security apparatus in the digital space to address this threat. Hackers are the face of this digital army.”   The actor said he is bringing his whole team including scriptwriters of the show to observe and interact with the ethical hacker community. (Also Read: Tabu Has Shown Interest in 24, Says Director )   “From November 22, I will start shooting for 24. It will go on air in 2016. When an actor prepares for a role, we often start to live like the character. Some call it method acting. We meet real life people like the character and try to understand their nuances, their life,” he said.   As per the summit’s website, speakers will share details of the espionage mission as well as hold sessions on hacking of cellular networks, medical devices in hospitals, using technical loopholes in them.   The consortium claims to have discovered cyber espionage operation under which phones of Indian Army personnel, who had downloaded some mobile application related to news, had been compromised by hackers based in Pakistan.  IIC CEO Jiten Jain has said that the findings were handed over to security agencies who promptly acted and sanitised the infected handset early this year.

He is special guest at the Ground Zero Summit 2015 being organised by Indian Infosec Consortium – a group of ethical hackers. “Threat to national security has moved to the digital dimension. Terrorist organisations have turned social networks and online forums into recruitment hotbeds and propaganda mechanisms. We need a security apparatus in the digital space to address this threat. Hackers are the face of this digital army.” The actor said he is bringing his whole team including scriptwriters of the show to observe and interact with the ethical hacker community. (Also Read: Tabu Has Shown Interest in 24, Says Director ) “From November 22, I will start shooting for 24. It will go on air in 2016. When an actor prepares for a role, we often start to live like the character. Some call it method acting. We meet real life people like the character and try to understand their nuances, their life,” he said. As per the summit’s website, speakers will share details of the espionage mission as well as hold sessions on hacking of cellular networks, medical devices in hospitals, using technical loopholes in them. The consortium claims to have discovered cyber espionage operation under which phones […]

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UK: Rape alarm fitted on bra raises ethical concerns

A new rape alarm to be fitted on the bra has been developed by a graduate student at the University of Strathclyde.

Measuring 6cm by 3.5cm and weighing just 40 grams, the device to be launched in October will be offered for free. Users will, however, have to pay a £5-10 monthly charge for the monitoring station service.

On assault, the victim has to press buttons on the alarm which sends out a signal via the user’s mobile phone Bluetooth to a monitoring station. On checking for any possible danger the station will GPS the victim’s location to the nearest police station.

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Ethical hackers combat cyber criminals to boost public safety

Ethical hackers combat cyber criminals to boost public safety

(BPT) – Home Depot announced that personal financial information from 56 million credit and debit cards was at risk following a data security breach in September. Americans were still reeling from the Heartbleed bug, which compromised the security of some […]

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Ethical Hacking Becoming a Necessity

Ethical Hacking Becoming a Necessity

In crime fighting the good guys always need to be better equipped than the bad guys just to stay even. That is most certainly the case in the world of computer hacking although “staying even” sometimes seems elusive. In addition […]

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NIIT, EC Council Launches Ethical Hacking CourseNational Cyber Security

nationalcybersecurity.com – NIIT and EC Council on Wednesday tied up to introduce a course on ethical hacking. The two companies will jointly introduce a 50-hour course ‘Certified Ethical Hacker’ spread over 3 months. Shivan …

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