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Internet of Things National Institute

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General Cybersecurity Conference

 May 9 – 10, 2018 | Washington DC, United States

Cybersecurity Conference Description 

The Internet of Things (IOT) is defined as billions of vehicles, buildings, process control devices, wearables, medical devices, drones, consumer/business products, mobile phones, tablets, and other “smart” objects that are wirelessly connecting to and communicating with each other. This new top law practice area is raising unprecedented legal and liability issues.

As one of the most transformative and fast-paced technology developments in recent years, IoT will require businesses, policymakers, and lawyers (M&A, IP, competition, litigation, health law, IT/outsourcing, and privacy/cybersecurity) to identify and address the escalating legal risks of doing business in a connected world.

Attend this institute to:

  • Discover why corporate, law firm, government, university, and other attendees gave the last two IoT Institutes rave reviews, calling it “magical,” “eye-opening,” with “rock star” speakers, and overall “a grand slam.”
  • Gain insights and practical guidance on the latest legal, legislative, regulatory, and liability issues of the IoT transformation—a game-changer for businesses, policymakers, and lawyers that’s generating hundreds of billions of dollars in spending globally.
  • Explore need-to-know IoT hot topics: big data/ privacy, cybersecurity, litigation/mitigation, cloud/artificial intelligence, connected healthcare, ethics, global IoT product development and sales, insurance risk allocation, and homeland/national security.

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National Privacy & Data Governance Congress

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

General Cybersecurity Conference

 March 6 – 8, 2018 | Calgary, Canada

Cybersecurity Conference Description

The 2018 Congress is your opportunity to explore leading issues at the crossroads of privacy, access, security, law, data governance. The National Privacy and Data Governance Congress brings together professionals from industry, government and academia who are concerned about privacy, access, security, compliance and data governance within their organizations.

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National #cybersecurity #strategy can help #Ireland cement its place as an #infosec #hub within #Europe

more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Something interesting has happened in the past year: the term ‘cybersecurity’ has finally entered the mainstream. Due to a period of global instability and numerous cyberattacks by actors eager to take advantage of the uncertainty wrought by Brexit and Trump, the issue of cybersecurity has never […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Iranian #national #charged with #hacking #HBO

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The Department of Justice on Tuesday charged an Iranian national with hacking the computer servers of HBO and seeking to extort the company after stealing episodes and scripts of popular shows, including “Game of Thrones.”

Behzad Mesri, aka “Skote Vashat,” was charged with fraud, aggravated identity theft and interstate transmission of an extortionate communication, among other charges, according to a new unsealed indictment.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, Mesri is not in custody. The FBI released a “wanted” poster of Mesri Tuesday afternoon, and said he speaks Farsi, currently resides in Iran and is a flight risk.

The prosecutors’ office also said they were not aware of any U.S. lawyer for the defendant.

Assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York field office Bill Sweeney said at a news briefing that Mesri “lurked in the alleyways of the Internet, identified the vulnerabilities of his victim, pickpocketed their information from thousands of miles away and sought a ransom. Today’s charges show that international cybercriminals are never beyond the reach of U.S. laws.”

Mesri, who was a “self-professed expert in computer hacking techniques,” according to the indictment, at one point worked on behalf of the Iranian military to “conduct computer network attacks that targeted military systems, nuclear software systems and Israeli infrastructure.”

The indictment also reveals Mesri defaced hundreds of websites in both the U.S. and globally under his pseudonym Skote Vashat.

Between May and August, Mesri began his hacking and extortion scheme of HBO, working to obtain “unauthorized access to HBO’s computer systems” and “steal proprietary data from those systems.”

Mesri then attempted to extort HBO for $6 million worth of Bitcoin, a form of digital currency.

The confidential and proprietary data belonging to HBO he stole included video files of unaired episodes of “Ballers,” “Barry,” “Room 104,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “The Deuce,” scripts and plots for “Game of Thrones,” cast and crew contact lists, financial documents, emails belonging to at least one HBO employee, and log in information for HBO social media accounts.

The extortion scheme began in July, the indictment alleges.

“Hi to All losers! Yes it’s true! HBO is hacked! … Beware of heart Attack!!!” an anonymous email sent to HBO personnel on July 23 included in the complaint reads. The email claimed 1.5 terabytes of data was stolen.

The indictment alleges starting around July 30 and continuing to at least August, the defendant leaked portions of the stolen data to the Internet on websites he controlled.

HBO, which is owned by Time Warner, struggled over the summer with numerous high-profile hackings. A group called OurMine hijacked HBO’s main Twitter account, as well as other HBO shows’ accounts.

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Poland to #adopt #national #cyber-security act

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Poland to #adopt #national #cyber-security act

Polish Ministry of Digitisation has published a draft Act on a national cyber-security system, reported Telko.in. The main purpose of the act will be the establishment of a central information system on cyber-security incidents and prevention thereof. Telecommunications operators will be part of the system and will have additional obligations as so-called key service operators, including IP traffic exchange operators (IXs) and DNS service providers.

The obligations will incur additional costs for internal resources. Every two years, the operators will be subject to a security audit. Some of the obligations may be outsourced. For breach of obligations, operators will face penalties ranging from PLN 1,000 to PLN 100,000.

The cyber-security information system will be established by 2021. The costs of the national cyber-security system over ten years are estimated at PLN 210 million.

The draft assumes distributed control over the system by the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), to be affiliated at the Ministry of Defence, Scientific and Academic Computer Network NASK and the Internal Security Agency.

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Five cool things happening for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is in full swing. The month and its events have become top of mind for people and businesses in recent years, given the staggering number of recent data breaches and global ransomware attacks. The Equifax data breach, WannaCry ransomware and Petya/NotPetya attacks have dominated the news headlines. So, where…

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Chinese National Arrested in Los Angeles for Hacking Charge in US

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Charges are filed by the FBI against one Chinese malware broker known as Yu Pingan, claiming that he provides malware to hackers, including Sakula Trojan, for breaching numerous computer networks that belongs to the companies in US. The FBI charges that Yu Pingan, known also as “GoldSun”, has conspired with…

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Police insist they treat cyber crime seriously following critical national report

Police insist they treat cyber crime seriously following critical national reportSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Police have stressed how seriously they treat cyber crime following a new report criticising how the growing trend is tackled by forces nationally. The National Audit Office (NAO) said the issue was “not yet a priority” for all local police forces and the problem had been […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

National Flight Academy plans first-of-its kind cybersecurity camp for Pensacola-area kids

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National Flight Academy plans first-of-its kind cybersecurity camp for Pensacola-area kids

Instead of swimming, surfing or horseback riding, summer camp for some Pensacola-area kids involves sitting in a room filled with computer screens and learning about cybersecurity. Students will practice writing computer code, encrypting messages and thwarting hacking attempts in a new camp planned by the National Flight Academy in July….

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Dark web: Hackers selling stolen data from Qatar National Bank and UAE InvestBank

more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers are reportedly selling stolen data from the Qatar National Bank (QNB) and UAE InvestBank on the dark web. Both the banks suffered major data breaches in 2016 and the data of thousands of customers was later leaked online by hackers. Now, even as tensions escalate […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?