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Immigration Department lax on cyber security and vulnerable to attacks, experts say

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Cyber security experts fear the Immigration Department is dragging its feet on internet security in the wake of global ransomware attacks and may be vulnerable. The department has failed to comply with the Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) top four security measures — including patching — for years, despite repeatedly promising…

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Massachusetts voting system not vulnerable to hacking, officials say

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Massachusetts voting system not vulnerable to hacking, officials say

From inside a vault, Northboro town clerk Andy Dowd pulled out a vote-counting machine. It has buttons and a screen like a computer, but no connectivity cables. “Right now, (with) our option there’s no way to connect this to the internet,” Dowd told WCVB. As with all voting-counting machines in…

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The Weird Loophole That Leaves Even Well-Secured Facebook Accounts Vulnerable

more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Facebook’s security team does its best to protect users. But not all of those users have the same ideas about how to be protected. Facebook serves almost 2 billion users, more than a billion of them on a daily basis. Those users are spread out all […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Chester County First Responders and Citizens Are Vulnerable to Hackers Due to Cyber Security Gaps

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Chester County First Responders and Citizens Are Vulnerable to Hackers Due to Cyber Security Gaps

If you’ve ever been pulled over by police or had an ambulance rush to your home, laptop computers offer a way for first responders to check some of your most personal information. Former Chester County Technical Communications Specialist David Cucchi …

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Small business most vulnerable to cyber attack

more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The global ransomware attack has exposed fears Australian small business is most vulnerable to online scams and hacking, with the Turnbull government and key lobby groups urging owners to beef up their cyber security. While Australian businesses seemed to largely avoid the chaos, both the government […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

United States remains vulnerable to North Korean cyber-attack, analysts say

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

United States remains vulnerable to North Korean cyber-attack, analysts say

As North Korea blusters about launching missile strikes against the United States and its allies, experts are warning that aggressive action from North Korea is more likely to come from …

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Combatant commands vulnerable to cyber attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Cyber red teams are still able to gain the upper hand in major training exercises, and combatant command missions “remain at risk when subjected to cyber-attacks emulating an advanced nation-state adversary,” according to a Department of Defense report. The Office …

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U.S. Spy Agencies Leave Americans Vulnerable to Hackers In the Name of “Protection”

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

If those of us who regularly use the Internet for work, recreation, shopping, and more find ourselves increasingly vulnerable to hackers, malware, spies and cyber-thieves out to steal our personal information, we have U.S. intelligence agencies to thank. Furthermore, those …

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Why middle-aged women are the most vulnerable on the internet

He was meant to be her happy ever after – a fairytale ending for the prolific children’s author consumed by grief. When Helen Bailey’s husband of 22 years drowned on holiday in Barbados in 2011, her world crumbled. Then Ian Stewart, 58, a “gorgeous, grey-haired widower” on an online bereavement group. He had lost his wife and quickly they bonded over what they had both been through. Within a year, Stewart had proposed. The couple moved to Royston, Hertfordshire, and set up home in a seven-bedroom mansion. Read More….

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Retired child abuse investigator says DHS cuts would endanger children and vulnerable adults

Retired child abuse investigator says DHS cuts would endanger children and vulnerable adults

Statement by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City

“Iowans across the state are worried that Republican budget cuts will endanger vulnerable Iowans, children and dependent adults.

“Cutting the number of people looking out for children at risk is a mistake. We should not cut services to our most vulnerable Iowans.”

Statement by Bill Dickey, retired DHS investigator

I’m here to oppose mid-year cuts to Iowa’s human services budget, cuts that will be permanent. Those cuts would endanger children and adults who need our help. I say this based on my experience working for the Iowa Department of Human Services for 34 years. As a social worker at DHS, I was a caseworker, a supervisor of caseworkers, and finally as an investigator on cases involving children and adults, until I retired in 2014.

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