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Cyber security #expert warns about the #dangers of sending #explicit images #online

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Cyber security #expert warns about the #dangers of sending #explicit images #online

A cyber security expert is warning about the dangers of sending sexually explicit images to strangers online.

Many Irish companies increased their IT security in the wake of the ‘Wanna Cry’ randsomware incident earlier this year, which affected systems in hundreds of countries around the world.

‘Sextortion’ is a much less complicated scheme which targets individuals on various social networking sites.

The CEO of Cyber Risk International, Paul Dwyer, who will be speaking at todays Cyber Threat Summit in Dublin, says people need to be aware of the scam.

He said: “People hear time and time again about the fact that there are fake profiles that reach out to people.

“They start a relationship with them and then they will ask them to do an embarassing act on camera, then hold them to ransom.

“That is happenning all the time, we are getting regular calls, and not just us but other security providers too.”

 

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Millennials are more aware of #cyber risks yet are ‘alarmingly’ careless #online. What gives?

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Millennials are more aware of #cyber risks yet are ‘alarmingly’ careless #online. What gives?

Millennials are more aware of cybersecurity careers than they were four years ago and believe that cyber attacks influenced the 2016 presidential election, and yet they’re not interested in pursuing cyber professionally and exhibit careless online habits in their everyday lives.

No, this is not the head-scratching dichotomy of the latest viral video from Simon Sinek explaining this either self-absorbed and entitled or passionately idealistic generation — it depends on whom you ask — born between 1981 and 1997. Rather, the insights are from a new survey from Raytheon Co.’s Intelligence, Information and Services business unit, based in Dulles, along with the National Cyber Security Alliance and Forcepoint, an Austin, Texas-based cyber company owned by Raytheon.

The annual study, in its fifth year, captures what the companies call “alarming” trends among millennials when it comes to cybersecurity. And why does a $24 billion gov-con giant like Waltham, Massachusetts-based Raytheon (NYSE: RTE) care?

Because “the demand for skilled cyber talent has become a national security issue,” Dave Wajsgras, president of the company’s Intelligence, Information and Services division, said in a statement. “While great strides have been made to increase millennial awareness in the cybersecurity profession, there is still work to be done.”

Indeed, hacks and breaches seem to grow more damaging and widespread by the day. At the same time ISACA, a nonprofit information security advocacy group formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, predicts there will be a global shortage of 2 million cybersecurity professionals by 2019.

Every year in the U.S., 40,000 jobs for information security analysts go unfilled, and employers are struggling to fill 200,000 other cybersecurity-related roles, according to cybersecurity data tool CyberSeek. For every 10 cybersecurity posts that appear on careers site Indeed, only seven people even click on one of the ads, let alone apply, according to Forbes.

Opinion research firm Zogby Analytics independently conducted the Raytheon survey, polling 3,359 young adults ages 18-26 in nine countries: Australia, Germany, Jordan, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.

Some of the survey’s findings are encouraging, showing rising cyber awareness and engagement among millennials:

  • 34 percent of U.S. survey respondents (37 percent globally) said a teacher discussed cybersecurity with them as a career choice, up 21 percent from the number of respondents who said a career in cyber had been mentioned to them by a teacher, guidance or career counselor in 2013.
  • 51 percent of U.S. respondents (52 percent globally) said they know the typical range of responsibilities and job tasks involved in the cybersecurity profession, up from 37 percent in the U.S. in 2014.
  • Globally, 46 percent of men have met or known someone studying cybersecurity at the high school, university or graduate level.
  • 71 percent of young adults surveyed think it’s their responsibility to keep themselves secure online rather than relying on the government, commercial companies or other individuals.

At the same time:

  • Globally, only 38 percent of millennials were willing to consider a career in cybersecurity. That percentage is unchanged from 2016.
  • Only 26 percent of women globally have met or known someone studying cybersecurity at the high school, university or graduate level.
  • Globally, 63 percent click on links even if they aren’t sure the source of the link is legitimate.
  • The proportion of U.S. young adults who share passwords with non-family members nearly doubled from 23 percent in 2013 to 39 percent in 2017 (42 percent globally this year).
  • 74 percent reported using unsecured public Wi-Fi today in the U.S. as a matter of convenience even though the security risks are well documented, up from 66 percent in 2013.

“We need to be providing the tools for this generation to take action and embrace safe online practices,” Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, said in a statement. “We also need strong role models – including parents, teachers, colleagues, and friends – to help improve cyber practices nationwide and encourage the pursuit of cybersecurity careers among young adults.”

 

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Online crime presents new challenges for insurers

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Any business in its right mind has crime insurance. What it may not have is the protection it needs to face new threats such as social-engineering fraud and ransomware. The recent $11.8-million vendor-impersonation scam against MacEwan University in Edmonton is only the latest high-profile social-engineering fraud in what has become…

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Her invention is a nightmare for hackers, and could soon become the ‘gold standard’ for online identification

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Swedish company Yubico is pioneering a digital security standard that uses an USB drive for online identification. With customers including Google, Facebook and Dropbox, and a $30 million capital injection secured, the company’s Silicon Valley-based CEO Stina Ehrensvärd is ready to go global. At a time when cyberattacks are exploding,…

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More people meeting online regardless of age, says expert

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Hacking Doesn’t Effect the Best Online Trading Sites

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The Internet is a wonderful resource for doing business; but the fact remains that there is a need for security of online transactions. Online transactions are vulnerable and everyone who does business on the Net has a responsibility to make it safe for its e-commerce customers. Certainly, the Internet community…

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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

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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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Sophisticated criminals victimize millions with technology, online scams

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The KMBZ Cover Story for Thursday is “When Hackers Hit Home,” all about criminals who use technology to steal peoples’ identities and property. One victim in the Kansas City Metro is Scott, who found that he and his family were victimized when he tried to file his taxes. “When we…

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9 Everyday Habits That Leave You Vulnerable Online

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Whether you read email, check social media, or do most anything online, your internet behavior may put you at risk. Hackers and scammers can take advantage of your online movements to get your financial data and other sensitive information. To stay safe and protect your identity, make sure you avoid…

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