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Gov-funded boot camp for cyber-security entrepreneurs graduates first intake

Gov-funded boot camp for cyber-security entrepreneurs graduates first intake

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.

Cybersecurity enhancements proposed for financial firms in New York

Cybersecurity enhancements proposed for financial firms in New York

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To better protect consumer data, banks and insurance companies in New York will soon be required to adhere to new cybersecurity guidelines.

Paper: Only 200K mobile bots needed to impair U.S. 911 system with DDoS attack

Paper: Only 200K mobile bots needed to impair U.S. 911 system with DDoS attack

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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.

Ransomware: The evolution of cybercrime, a roundtable

Ransomware: The evolution of cybercrime, a roundtable

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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.

6 in 10 universities hit by ransomware, 2/3 hit multiple times

6 in 10 universities hit by ransomware, 2/3 hit multiple times

Freedom of Information requests filed by security company SentinelOne have shown that ransomware attacks appear to be rife within the UK higher education sector.

We want you! Organizations see huge hole in cybersecurity staffing needs

We want you! Organizations see huge hole in cybersecurity staffing needs

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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.

Feds looking to hire cyberpros

Feds looking to hire cyberpros

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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.

Parents don't see children at risk from online marketing, study says

Parents don't see children at risk from online marketing, study says

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.

Students, veterans address talent gap

Students, veterans address talent gap

These groups possess the skills that can make cybersecurity a rewarding career, says Fortinet's Stephan Tallent.

Sweet validation: Apple versus FBI

Sweet validation: Apple versus FBI

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CISOs say the Apple-FBI case confirms the need for strong encryption and IT security programs. Steve Zurier reports.

Top to bottom assurance

Top to bottom assurance

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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.

Malware attack shutters University of Calgary network

Malware attack shutters University of Calgary network

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Computer systems at the University of Calgary were partially operational on Monday following a virus attack that knocked its network offline over the weekend.

Russian students come out on top at international programming finals

Russian students come out on top at international programming finals

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.

NSA's GenCyber Camps to triple number of summer camps offered

NSA's GenCyber Camps to triple number of summer camps offered

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The National Security Agency (NSA) announced plans for 2016 to triple the number of GenCyber Camps offered.

Japanese teen's DoS attack takes out 444 school websites

Japanese teen's DoS attack takes out 444 school websites

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A Japanese teenager was charged May 11 for allegedly launching a DoS attack which shut down 444 school websites.

DHS issues alert over old SAP vulnerability after 36 organizations infiltrated

DHS issues alert over old SAP vulnerability after 36 organizations infiltrated

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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 making its CTF platform available

Facebook making its CTF platform available

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Facebook is making its Capture the Flag, or CTF, gaming platform available to teach cyber skills.

Educating C-suites and corporate boards on security risks

Educating C-suites and corporate boards on security risks

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C-suites and boards of directors are increasing their knowledge of IT security risks and needs - before a breach happens.

Three-peat for UCF in college cyber challenge

Three-peat for UCF in college cyber challenge

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For the third year in a row, The University of Central Florida has come out on top in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

Educating boards

Educating boards

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C-suites and boards of directors are increasing their knowledge of IT security risks and needs - before a breach happens. Larry Jaffee reports.

Singtel opens unique cyber-security institute in Asia-Pacific

Singtel opens unique cyber-security institute in Asia-Pacific

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has opened a new facility to help enterprises enhance cyber-security skills and test their networks in dealing with cyber-threats.

CyberCenturion crown goes to team from Gibraltar

CyberCenturion crown goes to team from Gibraltar

A team from Gibraltar won the final round of the CyberCenturion 2016 competition held at Bletchley Park's National Museum of Computing today.

Talos: 3.2 million machines vulnerable to malicious JexBoss exploit tool

Talos: 3.2 million machines vulnerable to malicious JexBoss exploit tool

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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.

Research: Over 6,000 data breaches in key industry sectors since 2005

Research: Over 6,000 data breaches in key industry sectors since 2005

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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 confirms cyberattack, says no data compromised

Georgetown University confirms cyberattack, says no data compromised

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Georgetown University confirmed it was hit with a cyber attack last week but school officials said no data was compromised.

Data on 1K staffers and students at Kentucky State University exposed

Data on 1K staffers and students at Kentucky State University exposed

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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.

University of Central Florida facing more than $100K cost following breach

University of Central Florida facing more than $100K cost following breach

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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 discovers keylogger security incident

Concordia University discovers keylogger security incident

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Concordia University discovered keylogger devices on computer workstations used by students in two university libraries.

Only 17 percent of surveyed U.K. students 'genuinely concerned' about cybersecurity

Only 17 percent of surveyed U.K. students 'genuinely concerned' about cybersecurity

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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.

Obama to pitch IT security recruitment at SXSW

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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.

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