It’s Data Privacy Day, an international effort to increase awareness of data security and privacy and encourage best practices to say safe online. Google has got in on promoting the day too. You may have noticed that reminder on its homepage today to check up on your privacy settings.
October marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month, powered by Stay Safe Online, an organization that promotes safe and secure Internet use. Stay Safe Online has partnered with Express VPN to help spread awareness of Internet security for children ahead of the next month. Check out this infographic below, which details the seven most important tips Read More
A number of VPN providers are claiming that their services are being disrupted in China as part of a supposed crackdown, according to new media reports. People’s Daily, a newspaper published by the government, stated on Friday morning that the moves to block VPNs were done “for safety” with Chinese cybersecurity analysts defending the move.
The FBI is now hiring technology experts to join their forces in roles like cyber special agents and computer scientists with experience in ethical hacking, malware analysis, and computer programming.
The Hewlett Foundation is to pump $45m into cyber security research at three major universities – MIT, Stanford, and UC Buckley. The grant is aimed at establishing new major academic research centers. Hewlett is hoping to create a “marketplace for ideas” by addressing the growing issues surrounding online security globally. Each university is receiving $15m. Read More
We should expect to see more retail data breaches over this holiday season, said one Department of Defense cyber security contractor in comments this week. Speaking with International Business Times, Robert Twitchell, CEO of Dispersive Technologies said “It’s just a matter of when they’re going to get hacked, not if.” “It would be a surprise Read More
Almost three-quarters of UK-based companies have admitted that they are facing a shortage in security skills, while some organizations said that they would certainly consider hiring a former hacker to stay safe from cyber crooks, says a report from KPMG. A survey by KPMG involving 300 senior HR and IT experts from organizations with more Read More
About two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical devices are under investigation by the US Department of Homeland Security, according to a senior official. The devices under inspection by DHS’s Industrial Control Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) include implantable heart devices from St Jude Medical and Medtronic and an infusion pump from Hospira, Read More
The FBI says that it is monitoring social media activity for possible cyber-attack plots in response to airstrikes against the Islamic State. “Middle East-based hacktivist groups and extremist cyber actors have previously targeted US commercial and government Web sites in response to a range of US military actions and foreign policy positions,” it says. The Read More
With the BYOD trend becoming an integral part of the corporate landscape, the security practices and budgets geared towards protecting organizations from cyber threats are not keeping up with the number of devices that employees are bringing in. A new survey issued by Raytheon Company reveals that 52 percent of employees and organizations frequently forgo Read More