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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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Vulnerable South Australians targeted by credit card scammers, police warn

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Vulnerable South Australians targeted by credit card scammers, police warn

VULNERABLE people have been scammed out of thousands of dollars by credit card scammers purporting to come from South Australia, SA Police say.
Since July 2016, numerous reports have been made to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network alleging deceptions

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911 is Vulnerable to DDoS Attacks: Hackers Prove How Easy it is!

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911 is Vulnerable to DDoS Attacks: Hackers Prove How Easy it is!

America’s people centric and globally popular emergency helpline number 911 has been found to be easily vulnerable to Distributed Denial of Service or DDoS attacks. Mordechai Guri, Yisroel Mirsky, Yuval Elovici, researchers at the Cyber Security Research Centre of Ben

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Four Ways to Protect Vulnerable Students Under ESSA – Education Week

The language of the Every Students Succeeds Act could shortchange students in Title 1 schools, writes Teach Plus executive vice president Alice Johnson Cain.

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B.C. government systems vulnerable to hacking: Auditor General

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B.C. government systems vulnerable to hacking: Auditor General

Many British Columbia government organizations lack a strong enough line of defence against hacking, system threats and disruption, according to the province’s auditor general. Carol Bellringer released a new report Tuesday examining general computing controls, or the policies and practices that protect government information technology systems from threats. “We can’t stress enough the importance of these controls,” she told reporters. “Without strong general computing controls, government risks loss of public trust in its ability to safeguard our most sensitive data and ensuring critical services are always up and running.” General computing controls include restraints on who can access systems, how to make changes to systems and backup and recovery of systems. Bellringer asked all 148 government organizations, including ministries, health authorities and colleges, to rate their general computing controls and audited 13 of those self-assessments. Many organizations assessed themselves at a higher level than in a previous report in 2013. But of the 13 organizations she audited, 69 per cent over-rated their level of achievement. “They didn’t have sufficient evidence to support their self-assessments. Many of them didn’t have documented policies and procedures, which are the foundation of strong general computing controls,” she said. Bellringer recommended that organizations review their […]

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Cisco Emergency Responder vulnerable to CSRF

Network solution provider Cisco Emergency Responder pages are vulnerable to cross site request forgery (CSRF),US cyber security division, DHS, explored the vulnerability in a blog post. 

 According to the post, Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in CERUserServlet pages in Cisco Emergency Responder (ER) 8.6 and earlier will allow remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users, aka Bug ID CSCun24250. 

Multiple pages vulnerable at Cisco responder can be potentially exploited by remote attacker who can then manage to disclose unauthorize information, can modify data and can also disrupt the entire service. So far, it seems , Cisco has taken no remedial measures to secure the bug.

Source: http://whogothack.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/cisco-emergency-responder-vulnerable-to.html#.VnHTOMZ97IU

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Maine among the states ‘least vulnerable to identity theft and fraud,’ research site says

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Maine among the states ‘least vulnerable to identity theft and fraud,’ research site says

Identity theft and fraud remain problems everywhere, and Maine is no different. However, in the latest data analysis by the prolific number crunchers at the finance site WalletHub, identity theft and fraud have been less of a threat to Maine residents than folks living in all but two other states. WalletHub, of course, runs regular data analyses comparing cities and states based on wide ranges of criteria, from public safety to education to sports to health. The resultant rankings often lack nuance, as they’re based on broad, nationwide statistics, but they provide interesting comparisons of places with that disclaimer in mind. When it comes to identity theft, the site’s researchers looked primarily at complaints per 100,000 residents, cybercrime related dollar losses per capita, data breaches per 100,000 residents and the rate of credit card fraud in each state. Maine had the least employment fraud complaints per 100,000 residents in the country, as well as the lowest trackable financial losses due to cybercrime, based on WalletHub’s review. Source: http://hashtagmaine.bangordailynews.com/2015/12/05/statistics/maine-among-the-states-least-vulnerable-to-identity-theft-and-fraud-researchers-say/

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