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#deepweb | Stellar Indian American Engineers Among the Latest Group of IEEE Fellows | Global Indian

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recently announced its 2020 IEEE Fellows, with numerous Indian American and South Asian-origin engineers making the cut. IEEE Fellowships are conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments. The total number […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#hacking | Simple Yet Effective, Raccoon Malware Making Inroads among Cyber Criminals

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans That’s quite a track record for a piece of malware dismissed by some for having a relatively limited feature set. Despite the reputation issues, Raccoon is a reliable niche weapon that offers a way for nontechnical attackers to get up and running quickly. That’s a big […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

Cybersecurity #law causing #mass concerns among #foreign firms in #China

Source: National Cyber Security News

New rules have added to costs and had a big impact on how they do business, survey finds, and tax regime and land acquisition policy are also headaches

Most of the 215 foreign firms polled said the country’s tax regime, land acquisition policy and cybersecurity law were all headaches, according to a white paper and report on the business environment in China released on Thursday.

But of the three areas, it is the new cybersecurity law introduced in June that is causing “mass concerns” among foreign firms because it has greatly increased operating costs and has had a big impact on how business is done in China, said Harley Seyedin, president of AmCham South China.

“It created uncertainties within the investment community and it’s resulting in, at the minimum, postponement of some R&D investment,” Seyedin said.

“The law requires approval … to be obtained for cybersecurity, but it does not tell you where to apply, how long it takes you to apply, how long it takes for the results to come out, and what the process might be in case you want to appeal the decision,” he said. “All of these are vague but it’s going to result in .

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GDPR #Raising #Cybersecurity #Awareness Among #EU Business #Leaders

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

As if the daily beating of data breach news wasn’t enough reason to bring the stark reality of cyber risks to the attention of corporate leaders, here comes the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Taking effect in May 2018, GDPR is managing to elevate cyber risks to the top of the corporate agenda for organizations that store data in citizens of the European Union.

According to a survey of more than 1,300 senior executives, conducted by insurance and risk management firm Marsh, 65 percent of respondents from organizations that operate in the EU say that they consider “cyber” to be a top risk. That’s a doubling from a similar survey conducted last year that found 32 percent citing “cyber” as a top five risk. Further, the survey finds that 23 percent of those organizations that fall under GDPR have endured a successful cyber attack in the past year.

The heightened cybersecurity concerns and looming GDPR deadline have EU organizations upping their security and risk management spending. “Of those respondents whose organizations have plans for GDPR implementation, 78% said they would increase spending on addressing cyber risk over the next 12 months, including spending on cyber insurance. Notably, 52% of those who do not have a plan for GDPR indicated that their investment in cyber risk management would increase,” Marsh writes in this news release.

Surprisingly, with about seven months left, only 8 percent of survey respondents claim that their organizations are currently GDPR compliant and a startling 57 percent say that their enterprises are currently developing compliance plans. And another 11 percent of respondents are in for a very rude awakening, as they’ve reported that they have no compliance plans at all. “Smaller organizations were more likely not to have a plan for GDPR with 19% of respondents from businesses with less than $50m annual revenue replying that no plan was in place,” Marsh wrote.

For those not familiar, GDPR mandates:

  • EU citizens’ personally identifiable information (PII) must be adequately protected, managed, and controlled.
  • Data breaches must be reported within 72 hours.
  • Non-compliant organizations risk significant fines, from 4 percent of annual revenue down to €20 million.

Forty-nine percent have fully developed a data breach incident response plan. Another 10 percent, however, have no plans to do so. It’s shocking that any organization today doesn’t have an incident response plan should sensitive data be exposed.

It is not pragmatic for an organization to assume it will never have to disclose a breach as required by GDPR – that’s just hope. It’s much more sensible to expect to be breached at some point and consider how to make a public disclosure. Because when it comes down to it, the difference between the winners and losers here is how well the breach is mitigated and managed, and the effectiveness of the public response.

 

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Michigan among #states most #vulnerable to #identity theft, fraud

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Michigan among #states most #vulnerable to #identity theft, fraud

Michigan ranks among the worst states for identity theft and fraud, a new analysis by a personal finance website shows.

The report by WalletHub put Michigan at No. 6, behind California, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Florida and Georgia, and just ahead of Nevada, Texas, New York and Connecticut.

The Michigan attorney general’s office, which is charged with protecting consumers, suggested that identity theft and fraud is likely not as bad in the state as the report suggests.

“It could be underreported in other states,” Andrea Bitely, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office, said, challenging the report’s results. “The more people in a state, the more likely you are to be up at the top.”

“But,” she added, “the attorney general is not taking this lightly.”

October has been designated National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

WalletHub, which is based in Washington D.C., compared all 50 states and the nation’s capital this week using a data that looked at identity theft, fraud and public policy aimed at keeping personal information out of the hands of thieves.

While Michigan ranked No. 6 overall, it was No. 8 specifically for identity theft, No. 12 for fraud, and No. 10 for public policy.

Michigan was No. 2 for the most identity theft complaints per capita, behind Washington D.C., and ahead of Florida, and No. 4 for the most fraud complaints per capita, behind, Washington D.C., Florida, and Georgia and ahead of Texas.

“Equifax has proven that absolutely no one is immune to cybercrime,” the report said. “In September 2017, the credit bureau announced that it had fallen victim to one of the biggest data breaches in recent history.”

Moreover, the WalletHub report said: “Even credit bureaus, government agencies, and financial institutions — the organizations consumers trust and expect to treat their confidential information with utmost care and security — cannot take enough precautions to prevent such attacks.”

Earlier this month, Equifax announced that 2.5 million more consumers were impacted by the breach than originally thought, bringing the total number of Michiganders with potentially compromised information to 4.6 million.

To raise awareness of identity theft, the state attorney general’s office is holding two free seminars:

  • From 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. Friday at 525 West Ottawa Street, Lansing, in the G. Mennen Williams Auditorium.
  • From 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday at 3068 West Grand Blvd., Detroit, in Room L150.

Still, the WalletHub report warned:

“While the federal government and various businesses in recent years have taken more aggressive measures to build up our defenses, criminal strategies continue to evolve and grow in sophistication, keeping consumers vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.”

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Online radicalisation and cyber attacks to be among the high tech crimes targeted by new facility at the University of Bradford

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A HIGH tech centre dedicated to cyber security has been opened at the University of Bradford, and one of its first projects it to look at how to deal with online radicalisation. The Cyber Security Interdisciplinary Centre will see students using top technology to research the ever evolving online world…

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Blockchain could facilitate exchange of threat intelligence among industries: Frost & Sullivan

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Blockchain could facilitate exchange of threat intelligence among industries: Frost & Sullivan

Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan recently highlighted the growing threat of cyber attacks, particularly as more industries are becoming increasingly connected to the Internet due to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Analysts at the firm’s Asia Pacific Cyber Security practice

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Online Charters Cause Rift Among Supporters of School Choice – Education Week

Rising concerns over the management practices and academic quality of virtual charter schools have exposed a deepening divide among some of the nation’s most influential supporters of school choice.

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STDs Becoming More Common, Especially Among Teens

Rates of three major sexually transmitted diseases—syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea—are increasing. In many cases, young people ages 15 to 24 are driving increases in these STDs. Nineteen-year-old girls, for example, now have higher rates of chlamydia than anyone else. STDs like syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea can cause pain and fertility problems. In addition, gonorrhea is becoming resistant to antibiotics.

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Are Social Networks Causing Loneliness Among Teens?

In the world of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many other social media networks, we have learned to connect with people from all walks of life. While it might seem like social networking is bringing people together, it is now less clear. Interacting on social media was first seen as a good thing for teens. As more time passes though, questions are now being raised on the true impact of social networks on teens and their health.

There is some surprising research out there and it shows social networks might indeed be causing loneliness and even depression in teenagers.

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