Cybersecurity

Is Privacy and Internet Safety for Kids Necessary? (Hint:Yes!)

Protecting your kid’s security and privacy online is of utmost importance. Failing to do so can have damaging consequences. With spammers, cybercriminals and all manner of people with malicious intentions prowling the internet looking for a victim to devour, there hasn’t been a better time to mind about digital privacy for your kids than when Read More

12 Easy Ways To Improve Your Company’s Cyber Security

It’s a common misconception that cyber villains mainly attack large corporations. According to the Small Business Committee, 71% of all online attacks are aimed at companies with less than 100 employees, while only 40% of those manage to recover afterward. Not only are these an easy target since their security solutions are usually insufficient, but Read More

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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

Lizard Squad Turns Their Sights on Malaysia Airlines

After taking down the online networks of Xbox Live and PlayStation for a number of days during the holidays, the Lizard Squad started spreading advertisements for their a’la carte DDoS service that could be rented out by the hour, day, or week depending on how much cash you had to drop on a for-hire botnet. Read More

Hewlett Foundation Grants $45m to Security Research

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

Mandiant Founder: Russia Responsible for Financial Breaches

Russia is behind the recent spate of cyber-attacks on financial institutions, claims cybersecurity expert Kevin Mandia, the founder of Mandiant Security. Mandia is currently in Australia ahead of this week’s G20 meeting in Brisbane, where Vladimir Putin will be in attendance. Mandia has accused Russia of sponsoring the cyber-attacks that recently rocked US finance, such Read More

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Raytheon Scoops Up Cybersecurity Firm for $420m

Defense contractor Raytheon is to acquire cybersecurity and surveillance firm Blackbird Technologies for $420m, reports Reuters. Blackbird provides surveillance and security services to spy agencies, which include companies that work with the Department of Defense. Raytheon will use these services to expand its own operations in these fields. “Blackbird Technologies is a strong fit for Read More

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Medical Devices Investigated For Cyber Security Flaws

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

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