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‘It’s very hard to get out.’ UH linebacker using his platform to help the fight against sex trafficking | #tinder | #pof | #match | #sextrafficking | romancescams | #scams

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HOUSTON – With every bench press rep, Grant Stuard is making a difference. Stuard, a University of Houston linebacker and first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection, participated in Friday’s Pro Day […]

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Salmond was against holding child abuse inquiry, says Deputy First Minister | #childabuse | #children | #kids | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

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Former First Minister Alex Salmond and other influential figures in the Scottish Government were against holding an inquiry into the abuse of children in care, John Swinney has said. Speaking […]

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Tri-C named in new lawsuit against Cleveland dance teacher accused of sexually abusing students | #teacher | #children | #kids | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

CLEVELAND — One day after a Cuyahoga County grand jury handed up a 74-count indictment against him, a second civil lawsuit has been filed against well-known Cleveland dance teacher, 54-year-old […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#sextrafficking | The Fight Against Human Trafficking: Finding Consensus in Polarized Times | #tinder | #pof | #match | romancescams | #scams

Ken Oliver, senior director of engagement and Right on Immigration, left, and Andrew Brown, Distinguished Senior Fellow of Child and Family Policy, right, with the Texas Public Policy Foundation. As […] View full post on National Cyber Security

Ministry warns against movie over ‘child abuse’ content | #childabuse | #children | #kids | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

ANKARA Turkey’s Family, Labor and Social Services Ministry has applied to Turkey’s television watchdog to carry out a thorough evaluation of the movie “Cuties,” which has been at the center […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#cyberbullying | #cyberbully | Homa Bay politicians warned against hiring online trolls, bullying | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

By George Odiwuor Politicians in Homa Bay County are on the spot over social media bullying after it emerged that they are increasingly hiring tech savvy youths to attack and […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#sextrafficking | Local moms marching against child sex trafficking | #tinder | #pof | #match | romancescams | #scams

_________________________ MEDFORD, Ore. – A nationwide outcry against child trafficking is being heard in the Rogue Valley.  Several residents in Northern California and Southern Oregon are putting on events this […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Signal Sciences Introduces Advanced Rate Limiting for Fast, Easy Protection Against Advanced Web Attacks

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Signal Sciences is excited to announce the availability of new advanced rate limiting features that extend our customers’ ability to detect and stop abusive behavior at the application and API layer.

Over the past several weeks as part of our early access program, we piloted advanced rate limiting in real-world production environments and stopped major attacks for customers from major retailers with large-scale e-commerce operations, financial services firms with mission-critical applications to major online media companies that stream video content to hundreds of millions of users monthly.

The Value of Intelligent Rate Limiting to Protect Applications

The primary objective of rate limiting is to prevent apps, APIs and infrastructure from being exploited by abusive request traffic, much of it originating from automated bot operators. Stopping this traffic from reaching your app and API endpoints means availability, reliability and a satisfying customer experience.

Up to this point, customers have used the Advanced Rules capability of our next-gen WAF to monitor and block web request traffic that attempts to carry out application denial-of-service attacks, brute-force credential stuffing, content scraping or API misuse.

Advanced rate limiting from Signal Sciences stops abusive malicious and anomalous high volume web and API requests and reduces web server and API utilization while allowing legitimate traffic through to your applications and APIs.

With our new advanced rate limiting capability, Signal Sciences customers can leverage the ease of use, effective defense and precise blocking they’ve come to expect from our next-gen WAF and RASP solution. In addition to out-of-the-box protection, they also gain immediate insight and understanding of the traffic origins and can take granular custom actions by:

  • Creating application-specific rules to prevent app and API abuse
  • Defining custom conditions to block abusive requests
  • Identifying and responding to a real-time list of IPs that have been rate limited
  • Taking action on the identified source IP addresses with one click

How Signal Sciences Advanced Rate Limiting Works

Leveraging our award-winning app and API web protection technology, advanced rate limiting provides intelligent controls to reduce the number of requests directed at key web application functions such as credit card validation forms, forgot password fields, email subscription sign-ups, gift card balance checkers and more.

Signal Sciences makes it easy to create application-specific rate limiting rules. One-click actions enable further control over automated volumetric web requests.

Our technical approach for this new capability was informed by the expertise our company has gained from protecting over a trillion web requests monthly. This experience shows us that web requests that result in application abuse can blend in with legitimate traffic. Signal Sciences advanced rate limiting is designed to identify such traffic and prevent individual IPs from causing app abuse.

Take the next step and effectively stop and manage abusive traffic

We invite you to learn about other common attack scenarios that customers use advanced rate limiting to thwart and how easy it makes stopping and managing the attack origin traffic: download the rate limiting data sheet or request a demo today.

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Trumps sends top adviser to warn against Huawei

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U.S. President Donald Trump is dispatching his point man on Huawei Technologies to Ottawa Monday to press the Trudeau government on barring the Chinese telecom giant from next-generation 5G wireless networks in Canada.

Robert Blair, White House special representative for international telecommunications, will be laying out U.S. national-security objections over Huawei’s 5G wireless gear in a meeting with Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and senior officials from the departments of Innovation, Foreign Affairs and Defence, Canadian and U.S. sources say. The Globe and Mail is keeping their names confidential because they are not authorized to publicly comment on the matter.

The U.S. source said that the special representative, who is deputy White House chief of staff as well, will also warn Canada that it could lose access to sensitive intelligence if Huawei is allowed to sell its 5G gear to Canadian wireless carriers.

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This is the first high-level U.S. visit to Ottawa that is solely in support of the U.S. campaign to press allies to bar Huawei from Western telecommunications infrastructure

Washington had also planned to send deputy national-security adviser Matthew Pottinger and economic adviser Larry Kudlow, but they had to cancel to deal with the coronavirus crisis, according to the sources.

The Trump administration, U.S. national intelligence agencies and Congress have led a global campaign against Huawei, arguing that it poses a risk to Western national security. Other countries building 5G networks without Huawei for this reason include Australia, South Korea, India, Japan and Taiwan.

Canada is the only member of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance – the others are the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Britain – which has yet to decide whether to bar Huawei from 5G.

Australia, which is more heavily dependent on Chinese trade, has joined the U.S. ban of Huawei, and New Zealand has rejected one wireless carrier’s proposal to use Huawei gear in a 5G network.

Britain angered Washington last month when it took a different course than other Five Eyes members. It rejected U.S. calls for a ban and instead limited Huawei to 35 per cent of the British telecommunications market, banned it from sensitive areas and promised regular testing of Huawei gear for any possible backdoors.

Canada has been conducting a cybersecurity review since last year but has given no indication when a decision will be forthcoming despite pleas from Canada’s telecom carriers for Ottawa to make an announcement. Even with the review under way, Telus announced last month that it would proceed to build its 5G network with Huawei gear.

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The Globe has reported that the Canadian military and Canadian Security Intelligence Service want Huawei barred while the Communications Security Establishment, which handles cybersecurity, believes Huawei gear can be tested and monitored for possible backdoors.

The department of Innovation, Science and Industry is also involved in evaluating whether to allow Huawei into the country’s 5G networks.

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said last week – in an apparent reference to the U.S. campaign against Huawei – that Canada “won’t get bullied by any other jurisdiction” in its decision.

When the CBC’s Power & Politics asked Mr. Bains whether he was referring to the Trump administration, he said: “Maybe that was the wrong choice of words. …We won’t be influenced by other jurisdictions. We will make our own independent decision.”

Asked again if he felt that the United States was “bullying Canada”, Mr. Bains said “countries have raised their concerns.”

Separately, Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne has hired an adviser on Asia-Pacific matters who, in a paper published online last December, advised against Canada allowing itself to be drawn too deeply into a U.S.-China conflict.

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“Given deepening U.S.-China antagonism, there is a danger that Canada is siphoned into a higher-level sharp conflict of hearts and minds against China, which would not serve Canadian interests,” University of Ottawa professor Pascale Massot wrote in a paper titled Global order, U.S.-China relations and Chinese behaviour: The ground is shifting, Canada must adjust.

“The current dominant narrative depicting China as a threat to the global order creates a hunkering down mentality and is not conducive to seeing the global order’s limitations and need for reform or to engaging system outsiders in a constructive way,” she wrote.

“A key question for Canadian foreign policy going forward will be how to carve room for manoeuvre given the triangular nature of the U.S.-China-Canada relationship.”

There is a bipartisan consensus in the U.S. Congress that Huawei should be banned. Republicans in both houses have even tabled legislation to ban intelligence sharing with allies that use Huawei 5G gear.

Last year, the Democratic vice-chair of the U.S. Senate intelligence committee, Mark Warner, urged Canada to set aside any ill feelings toward Mr. Trump and join the U.S. in blacklisting Huawei.

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Facebook, Google and Twitter Rebel Against Pakistan’s Censorship Rules

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Mr. Khan rose to power in Pakistan in 2018 partly because of his party’s strong presence on social media, a fact he acknowledges in his speeches. But now that he is in charge, he has shown little patience for online criticism.

Pakistan’s powerful military is also averse to debates on social media platforms, especially on Twitter, which is used by critics to question human rights violations and the military’s involvement in politics.

Over the past two years, Pakistani government requests for Facebook, Google and Twitter to remove content have increased sharply, according to transparency reports published by the companies. Pakistan disclosed in September that it had blocked more than 900,000 web pages for various reasons, including pornography, blasphemy and sentiments against the state and military.

Separately, regulators in Pakistan have proposed requiring online video sites to obtain licenses from the government.

There is a strong case to be made that the government is overstepping its authority with the new rules, said Muhammad Aftab Alam, executive director of the Institute for Research, Advocacy and Development, a Pakistani public policy group.

“This national coordinator is judge, jury, regulator and executioner as well,” he said.

At least two lawsuits challenging the rules have already been brought in Pakistani courts.

“The main objective of the impugned rules seems to be to control the social media through indirect control by the government and ruling party,” read the petition in one case, filed by Raja Ahsan Masood, who asked the court to declare them unconstitutional.

Vindu Goel reported from Mumbai, and Salman Masood from Islamabad, Pakistan. Zia ur-Rehman contributed reporting from Karachi, Pakistan, and Davey Alba from New York.

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