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Tinder, Duolingo give free language lessons to singles looking for love internationally | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

That’s amore! Tinder is helping singles learn to flirt in other languages by partnering with Duolingo, the companies announced earlier this week.  The dating app will be giving 100,000 users […]

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Parenting lessons we can learn from Schitt’s Creek’s Moira Rose | #parenting | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

Hello, I’m Beverley Wang co-host of Stop Everything! Welcome to my new column for ABC Everyday, where every month I’ll merge two of my dominant preoccupations — parenting and pop […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Tech Lessons From Star Wars Movies

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans My family recently saw “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in a local movie theater, and we were not disappointed. The characters, action, plot, and almost everything else we experienced, met or exceeded our high expectations. As we were leaving the theater, almost everyone had an […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#hacking | 5 Key Security Lessons From The Cloud Hopper Mega Hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans US Department of Homeland Security building, Washington DC AFP via Getty Images In December 2019, the U.S. government issued indictments against two Chinese hackers who were allegedly involved in a multi-year effort to penetrate the systems of companies managing data and applications for customers via the […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

What a decade! Our baddest stories and biggest lessons, year by year… – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Here they are: the baddest stories and the biggest lessons, from 2010 to 2019. From a totally made-up hoax that shocked the world, through a social networking app that promised what it couldn’t deliver, to a larger-than life cybercelebrity who was busted in a military-scale takedown […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#cybersecurity | hacker | Cloud Infrastructure IAM Lessons from the Capital One Breach

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cloud infrastructure is the foundation of more companies than ever. As with any foundation, any crack can lead to significant damage to the infrastructure. One potential crack is a trusted identity with unnecessary and excessive privileges. A “trusted identity” is invariably associated with people — employees, […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Lessons from the Louisiana Ransomware Attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

When a ransomware attack hit the state of Louisiana this week, affecting some of the state’s server computers, the government responded by taking its servers down. The move was a pre-emptive one, meant to prevent the ransomware from spreading to other state servers. While the move protected data, it also meant that agencies emails, websites and other online applications were shutdown, including the governor’s office, the Department of Health and the Department of Children and Family Services, just to name a few. The attack’s impact on the government highlights a key aspect of crisis preparedness: organizations shouldn’t solely rely on servers for their operations, especially when handling sensitive, private information. Instead, they should use the cloud or have an independent network available in order to handle that information and keep operations ongoing during a crisis.

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Cyber security #lessons we can we #take into #2018

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If 2017 is remembered for anything in the cyber sphere, it is remembered as the year of malware. 
There have been quite a few high-profile breaches and ransomware campaigns such as WannaCry and NotPetya. The question is, what can we learn from last year to improve things for this year?

One thing is clear: ransomware is evolving and is being deployed with more regularity. While targets, attack groups and tactics may change, there is growing concern that ransomware could easily be combined with nation-state developed exploits to spread through networks at an alarming rate. An example of this would be the Bad Rabbit attacks which were specifically designed to infect a large number of networks, using watering hole attacks.

“What we are learning from these attacks is that it is vital to patch any known vulnerabilities the moment a fix is available. At the same time, it’s important that we understand how security can be undermined and to research the exploits that are available for popular software,” advises Anvee Alderton, channel manager at Trend Micro Southern Africa.

Business Email Compromise (BEC) is also one of the major threats that many organisations may encounter. The FBI reported that between October 2013 and December 2016, $5,3-billion was lost due to BEC. Predictions are that this number may increase to $9-billion this year.

“BEC is actually one of the easiest attacks to prevent. BEC relies on social engineering and with better staff education and something as simple as ensuring two finance managers need to sign off on the transfer of large sums can mitigate the damage that such attacks could incur,” Alderton continues.

Last year saw big name firms such as Yahoo, Uber and Equifax come under attack. What this has highlighted is that it’s important to get the basics of cybersecurity right — no matter what size your organisation. The cost financially, as well as to a company’s reputation, can be irreparable.

Another great concern is the advent of the implementation of GDPR across Europe. Worryingly, a lack of interest from senior executives means that more than half shun responsibility for it. This is of particular concern since organisations have to comprehend what data they hold and be able to produce a breach notification plan. This is in addition to implementing top shelf technology to prevent cyber-attack.

“It really doesn’t matter when it comes to the size of the firm or whether the breach occurs through IoT or the cloud, or through social engineering. Vulnerabilities are the biggest threat all companies face. If there’s a hole in your security, someone will find a way through it. Use those patches as soon as they become available and educate staff. There is no better cure for attack than prevention and being prepared,” says Alderton.

New vulnerabilities and attack methods emerge daily — some of which could be devastating for the security of a company’s networks and systems. This is the year for CISOs to become hypervigilant and ensure that they have the right patch available at the right time, as well as the ability to respond to threats swiftly and efficiently.

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Lessons for business from US cyber security strategy

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Lessons for business from US cyber security strategy

This month has seen two important events for global cyber security – the updating of the United States government’s cyber security strategy and a detailed briefing on cyber threats from the US intelligence services. The executive order signed by Donald Trump gives individual heads of government agencies the final responsibility…

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Lessons Small Businesses Can Learn from the Global WannaCrypt Ransomware Hack

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Lessons Small Businesses Can Learn from the Global WannaCrypt Ransomware Hack

What can small businesses — especially those operating on the web — learn from the latest ransomware attacks. Recently, hackers dispatched ransomware called WannaCrypt. When it was opened on computers, it locked users from accessing necessary data. The only way to unlock the hack was to pay a ransom via Bitcoin. More than 200,000 computers in 150 countries were affected …

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