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‘Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

AS THE PERSONAL details of half of all Americans are stolen, Ronan Murphy asks how prepared is Ireland to face the €1.6 trillion cyber-threat? The breach at US credit reporting company Equifax is one of the biggest to date. Sometime in late July, cyber criminals infiltrated their supposedly secure system to steal…

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The US Spends Billions on Cybersecurity — but No One Is Sure Exactly How Much

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

In the wake of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, massive breaches of IRS tax records, and the theft of more than four million employee files from the Office of Personnel Management, it’s small wonder the federal government has steadily beefed up its cybersecurity activities. Between 2007 and 2016,…

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The Hacking Wars Are Going to Get Much Worse

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Reports this month that the United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari news agency, helping to incite a crisis in the Middle East, are as unsurprising as they are unwelcome. For years, countries — in particular Russia — have used cyberattacks and the dissemination of disinformation through social…

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Trump Drops His Call for a Joint Cyber Security Team With Russia after Much Criticism

Trump Drops His Call for a Joint Cyber Security Team With Russia after Much CriticismSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday backtracked on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia, tweeting that he did not think it could happen, hours after his proposal was harshly criticized by Republicans who said Moscow could not be trusted. Trump said on Twitter […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

How Much Should your Company Budget for Cyber Security?

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

How Much Should your Company Budget for Cyber Security?

There are likely to be three main areas of growth in cyber security in the next decade: cyber risk, cyber insurance and Internet of Things (IoT) security.

It is incumbent on boards to protect the company’s assets, and cyber risk must be understood in monetary terms to communicate it to the board in a language easily understood. This will enable the board to implement a coherent, robust cyber security strategy.

The cyber insurance market is embryonic, and businesses need to understand the level of insurance required. To do this it is vital to evaluate cyber risk. It is easy to underestimate, and therefore under insure, the financial impact of a cyber-attack. Insurance companies are increasingly recognising the need to differentiate themselves and price policies on the actual risk of the insured. Measuring cyber risk requires understanding how business assets are impacted by a cyber-attack. Risk metrics determine how much insurance is actually required by a business.

t is anticipated that by 2020 there will be over 50 billion IoT devices. Recent IoT centred DDoS attacks have caused recent outages for many websites including Twitter, Amazon and Tumblr.

Ultimately, organisations must be proactive in relation to cyber security, factoring security into developments up front rather than reacting to incidents. Cyber risk evaluation is key; cyber insurance provides an extra level of protection, although the risk of inadequate coverage is ever present, and IoT security must be considered to avoid serious repercussions.

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The cruel irony of Autism Awareness Month: There’s still much to learn about autistic people

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ There is a cruel irony to John Benjamin Haygood’s being arrested during Autism Awareness Month. Video has gone viral of Haygood, a 10-year-old boy who is on the autism spectrum, being …

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This is how much online dating scams cost Brits last year

Fraudsters stole nearly £40 million from Brits looking for love last year. New figures have confirmed a record number of people fell victim to online dating scams in 2016. Overseas criminals posing as suitors targeted almost 4,000 wealthy Brits in so-called ‘romance frauds’. After striking up a rapport and gaining the trust of the unsuspecting target, the scammer then quickly persuades them to part with money, often claiming it is to help pay for an emergency. The number of people falling victim to the scam has reached a record high in Britain, but not all of those targeted were women. Read More….

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Romance fraud is (much) bigger than you think

You probably know someone who found love through a dating website – perhaps you did yourself. But you may also have seen cases of people who thought they had met someone special online, only to lose thousands of pounds through fraud. You might think that this is a rare crime and, really, people should know better. It might surprise you to learn that romance/dating fraud is a big and growing crime. One person who has fallen victim reports dating fraud every three hours, according to the latest figures from Action Fraud, the fraud reporting centre. Read More….

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Why is there so much cyber ‘hacking’ going on right now? Computer Digital Forensics Expert says ‘look closer’.

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Why is there so much cyber ‘hacking’ going on right now? Computer Digital Forensics Expert says ‘look closer’.

Upon reading the attributed link labelled, “The evolution of hacking” – written by “The Guardian” and listed at the end of this article, Simon Smith, a real practicing certified expert White Hat Ethical Hacker and successful Senior forensic Private Investigator,

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Too Much Threat Data Hinders Cybersecurity Efforts

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Too Much Threat Data Hinders Cybersecurity Efforts

Take a look at some of these numbers from Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report. In 2015, Symantec discovered more than 400 million new pieces of malware, an increase of 36 percent over 2014. On average, there was one new

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