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HutZero, a first of its kind boot camp designed to help budding cyber-security entrepreneurs turn their ideas into viable business opportunities, opened last Friday. The entrepreneurs will now begin the three-month long mentorship programme to help realise their ideas.
To better protect consumer data, banks and insurance companies in New York will soon be required to adhere to new cybersecurity guidelines.
A few as 200,000 mobile bots would be enough to launch a successful DDoS attack against the U.S.' 911 infrastructure, significantly disrupting service nationwide, a new research paper from Ben-Gurion University reports.
The threat from ransomware continues to grow and the situation will only get darker before mitigation efforts prove reliable and the miscreants move on to another attack vector, according to a panel of cybersecurity experts gathered in Manhattan on Wednesday for the Dell Data Security Ransomware Roundtable.
Freedom of Information requests filed by security company SentinelOne have shown that ransomware attacks appear to be rife within the UK higher education sector.
Finding, hiring and retaining properly trained cybersecurity personnel is proving to be a major chore for corporations worldwide with the general lack of staffers proving detrimental to their organizations cyber safety.
Acknowledging a shortfall in the pool of cybersecurity talent needed to combat today's increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, the federal government announced it is actively expanding recruitment.
Across Europe, children do not receive an equal level of protection from the adverse effects of online marketing due to different marketing regulations to children between countries and parents' different models of oversight of their kids' online activities.
These groups possess the skills that can make cybersecurity a rewarding career, says Fortinet's Stephan Tallent.
CISOs say the Apple-FBI case confirms the need for strong encryption and IT security programs. Steve Zurier reports.
When chief executives flout security rules, the losses can be higher than usual. What should organizations do to help their leaders stay on track with cybersecurity? Karen Epper Hoffman reports.
Computer systems at the University of Calgary were partially operational on Monday following a virus attack that knocked its network offline over the weekend.
A trio of students from St Petersburg State University in Russia have been dubbed world champions in the 40th annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) finals.
The National Security Agency (NSA) announced plans for 2016 to triple the number of GenCyber Camps offered.
A Japanese teenager was charged May 11 for allegedly launching a DoS attack which shut down 444 school websites.
The DHS yesterday issued its first-ever US-CERT security alert pertaining to the active exploit of an SAP application, after a security vendor determined 36 organizations were infiltrated via an SAP vulnerability that was disclosed over five years ago.
Facebook is making its Capture the Flag, or CTF, gaming platform available to teach cyber skills.
C-suites and boards of directors are increasing their knowledge of IT security risks and needs - before a breach happens.
For the third year in a row, The University of Central Florida has come out on top in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
C-suites and boards of directors are increasing their knowledge of IT security risks and needs - before a breach happens. Larry Jaffee reports.
Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has opened a new facility to help enterprises enhance cyber-security skills and test their networks in dealing with cyber-threats.
A team from Gibraltar won the final round of the CyberCenturion 2016 competition held at Bletchley Park's National Museum of Computing today.
A deeper probe into the JBoss server vulnerabilities linked to recent Samsam ransomware attacks has uncovered 3.2 million unpatched machines that are potentially susceptible to this attack vector.
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and IDT911 said that to date, the financial services, business, education, government and healthcare industrial sectors have experienced over 6,000 data breaches since 2005.
Georgetown University confirmed it was hit with a cyber attack last week but school officials said no data was compromised.
Kentucky State University was hit with a data breach on March 22 when an employee, responding to an email supposedly from the school's president, sent off W-2s for employees and students.
The University of Central Florida released figures for how much it will cost to notify potential victims of a data breach it experienced last month.
Concordia University discovered keylogger devices on computer workstations used by students in two university libraries.
Among higher and continuing education students, 77 percent recognize cyberattacks as a burgeoning threat, yet only 17 percent are "genuinely concerned" over cybersecurity, according to a new U.K.-based survey study.
President Barack Obama is keynoting at South by Southwest (SXSW) today in Austin, Texas, where he is expected to pitch job recruitment in the IT security sector.
SC Magazine Articles
- Yahoo breach; State-sponsored actors suspected, at least 500 million accounts affected
- Education sector bullied by ransomware and can barely defend itself, report
- DetoxCrypto ransomware imitates Malwarebytes software
- Cisco warns of exploitation of new flaws linked to Shadow Brokers exploits
- House Committee urges Obama not to pardon Snowden
- Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas hit with POS breach
- X-ray and MRI machines among devices used as springboards for data breach attacks
- Brexit shakeup: How will the U.K.'s exit from the EU affect the technology sector?
- Hacker purportedly selling over 650,000 stolen medical records on dark web marketplace
- OpenSSL patches 14 vulns, including high-severity flaw that can be exploited for DoS attacks
- IoT assault, connected devices increasingly used for DDoS attacks
- Cybercriminals already able to hack ATM biometric readers
- Cities planning transparency laws for police surveillance tech
- Malicious apps leveraging top UK brands has increased by 130%