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McAfee boosts cyber security software suite with a beefed-up anti-malware engine to tackle hack attacks

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Cyber security firm McAfee has given its core suite of anti-virus and security software an overhaul to bolster the protection it can provide against currnet and future hack attacks. McAfee AntiVirus Plus, McAfee Internet Security, McAfee Total Protection and McAfee LiveSafe have all had an upgrade, giving them access to…

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Modernization boosts cybersecurity anxieties, survey says

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When it comes to protecting the government’s IT infrastructure from cyberattacks, conventional wisdom has long held that modernization of outdated legacy systems can be a key driver of improved security. The results of a survey released Sept. 6 challenged that conventional wisdom. The poll, conducted by Unisys found that a…

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Australia admits government hack attacks, boosts cyber security

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia unveiled a multi-million-dollar cyber scheme to combat hacking on Thursday, as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull acknowledged an attack on the country’s weather bureau but stopped short of blaming it on China.

The Australian leader added that it was safe to assume “efforts are made by foreign actors, both governmental and non-governmental, to penetrate” local agencies.

“I can confirm reports that the Bureau of Meteorology suffered a significant cyber intrusion which was first discovered early last year, and the department of parliamentary services suffered a similar intrusion in recent years,” Turnbull said in Sydney as he announced Aus$230 million (US$180 million) in new government funding.

“I don’t have anything further to add than what I’ve said today,” he replied when asked at a press conference if the weather bureau attack came from China.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation in December cited an unnamed official blaming Beijing for the major cyber attack, where hackers got inside computer systems at the bureau, which owns one of the nation’s largest supercomputers and has links to the defence department.

Turnbull said the new funding, which comes on top of an allocation of Aus$400 million over the next decade to strengthen cyber security, would include support for regular meetings between government, businesses and researchers on tackling emerging concerns.

The additional money would also help to boost international efforts, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region, to take down cyber criminals.

“The Australian Crime Commission estimates the annual cost of cyber crime to Australia is over Aus$1 billion in direct costs,” the prime minister added.

“But some estimates put the real costs to be as high as one percent of GDP (gross domestic product) a year, or about Aus$17 billion.”

Turnbull said the government was focusing not just on defensive measures but also offence, stressing that the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) — like allies the United States and Britain — had “very considerable capabilities”, without elaborating.

Regional superpower China, Australia’s largest trading partner, has been accused of organised hacking against the US government and private firms, as well as other countries.

In 2013, Chinese hackers were accused of stealing the top-secret blueprints of Australia’s new intelligence agency headquarters.

Two years earlier the computers of the prime minister, foreign minister and defence minister were all suspected of being hacked in attacks reportedly originating in China.
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University of Windsor boosts sexual assault prevention

One in four women will be raped or experience an attempted rape as a university undergraduate. That ratio is higher, close to two of three women, if you consider sexual coercion, sex the women say they didn’t want to have and felt pressured to have by their boyfriend or date, University of Windsor women’s studies professor Dusty Johnstone said this week. Read More….

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Microsoft boosts fight vs child porn with cloud-based image recognition system

B9318003201Z.1_20150707222459_000_GU2B9OT2I.1-0Microsoft is taking the fight against child pornography one step further – with a new free cloud-based image recognition system.
With the new PhotoDNA Cloud Service, Microsoft promises to help find and remove online images that exploit children.
“Finding these known child sex abuse images in that huge universe is like finding a needle in a haystack… We needed an easier, more scalable way to identify and detect these worst of the worst images … and that’s how the concept for PhotoDNA in the cloud was born,” said Courtney Gregoire, a senior attorney at Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit.

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nationalcybersecurity.com – SINGAPORE: From corporate sabotage where machine settings are changed to disrupt production lines and disgruntled employees stealing confidential information before jumping ship, to international h…

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Rising cyberspace threat boosts demand for security services

Rising cyberspace threat boosts demand for security services

A recent report put the average “advanced persistent threats exposure” in Singapore at 41 per cent, higher than the global average of 36 per cent, and the figure could be even higher, said security software company FireEye. PHOTOS

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Unisys boosts power and flexibility for ClearPath clients

Top Priority Sector:  infrastructure_protection Blue Bell, PA-based Unisys Corporation has announced 12 models of its flagship ClearPath systems using an advanced fabric architecture based on industry-standard Intel Xeon family processors. Read More….

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