RSA Conference 2015: too much technology and not enough people?

Major themes of the 2015 RSA Conference: the degree to which the deployment of digital devices is outpacing our ability to deploy humans with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to secure data and systems.

RSA 2015, the year security goes mainstream

What were the major themes from the RSA 2015 conference? Cameron Camp is on hand to give his verdict…

Hacker could serve longer jail sentence than the rapists he exposed

A 26-year-old hacker who helped expose the rape of a teenage girl could spend five times longer in jail than the perpetrators he outed.

Ransomware: Should you pay the cybercriminals?

If your files are encrypted by ransomware, should you pay the ransom? We examine the options…

Canada commits $36.4 million to cybersecurity measures in 2015 budget

The Conservatives’ 2015-16 federal budget sees some investment in security, with $36.4 million promised over five years to address cybersecurity threats.

Australian infosec body lobbies for mandatory security baseline

Australia’s infosec industry is lobbying for a mandatory security baseline to ensure basic IT standards are met across the country, with penalties issued to those that don’t comply.

Target agrees to $19 million data breach settlement with MasterCard

Target has ended its dispute with MasterCard over the retail giant’s 2013 data breach by agreeing to a $19 million reimbursement to issuers.

Hackers could control planes over in-flight Wi-Fi, warns US government

Planes offering in-flight Wi-Fi are vulnerable to being hacked and controlled by onboard passengers, a US government watchdog has warned.

Healthcare security shows little sign of improvement, finds Verizon report

Security in the healthcare sector has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent months, and a new report has found that the industry is showing little sign of cleaning up its act.

Four Mortal Kombat moves cybercriminals use to attack your security

Some of the tricks employed by the characters in the Mortal Kombat series aren’t a million miles away from those deployed by cybercriminals…

Dutch government to launch Global Forum on Cyber Expertise

The Dutch government is to launch the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, with the intention of capacity building in the fields of cybersecurity, cybercrime, data regulation and e-development.

Australian government issues warning over ‘ISIS hacks’

Australia’s federal government has issued a warning over the spate of recent website hacks claiming to have links with extremist group ISIS.

One hacker per month convicted under UK Computer Misuse Act

The Computer Misuse Act has resulted in an average of just one criminal conviction per month for the past 23 years, according to UK Home Office ministers.

Kendall Jenner has her Twitter hacked, and rude things are said about Justin Bieber

Twitter hackers hit the account of TV reality star Kendall Jenner, posting tweets about her father and Justin Bieber. Kendall Jenner is the latest member of the Kardashian Klan to have suffered at the hands of hackers.

Linux Australia conference database hit by hackers

Organizers of the Linux Australia conference have revealed that personal data of delegates may have been exposed after a hacker was able to gain access to a server, reports Security Affairs.

US teen pleads guilty to $100 million gaming hack

An Indiana teen has pleaded guilty to his involvement in a hacking ring that is said to have stolen data worth more than $100 million from major gaming developers.

Obama issues cybersecurity executive order to tackle ‘national emergency’

President Barack Obama has issued an executive order allowing economic sanctions against hackers outside the United States.

Retailers’ heavy handed fraud prevention leads to loss of sales

Online retailers battling with fraud prevention are losing out on genuine sales by treating their customers like criminals, according to a new report by ThreatMetrix.

Hackers hijack song contest with Eurovision voting app attack

The voting system used by the Eurovision Song Contest was briefly forced offline after a suspected cyberattack caused an “extreme” surge in activity,.

Irish government’s Freedom of Information website hacked

The Irish government’s Freedom of Information (FOI) website has been targeted by hackers claiming to be connected to the ISIS terror group.

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