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What I learned at Cyber Boot Camp this summer: 7 lessons

The annual Cyber Boot Camp in San Diego aims to develop the skills, mindset, and moral code required defend networks against criminal abuse. Here are just seven of the many lessons students learned at this year’s event.

Cyber risk analysis, assessment, and management: an introduction

Risk analysis is the first step towards managing risks, particularly when it comes to cyber risks. This recorded webinar introduces and explains key concepts, with links to several useful risk assessment tools.

The wider world of security research output: webinars

Security research is published in many forms. For example, there are live and recorded webinars that cover a range of cybersecurity topics.

New Facebook scam promises “shocking video,” but contains only malware

When you see what this Facebook clickbait really links to, your jaw will drop.

The big small business security challenge: mobile and BYOD

In this recorded webinar the security challenge that mobile devices and BYOD bring to the businesses, notably smaller businesses, is reviewed; then defensive strategies are presented.

National Small Business Week: a cybersecurity survival guide

It’s National Small Business Week in the U.S. and, because properly protecting the digital assets of your small business could be vital to its success, here’s a cybersecurity survival guide.

Lawyer claims police placed malware on requested external hard drive

A lawyer in Arkansas is claiming that police planted three different pieces of malware on an external hard drive in a controversial whistleblower case against the police force, reports 5 News Online.

Advanced Persistent Threats: Using multi-layered detection to defend against APTs

Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are a growing concern to the world’s companies and networks. This recorded webinar looks at real-world data breaches resulting from APTs and how multi-layered proactive detection can combat this threat.

Top 10 breaches of 2014 attacked ‘old vulnerabilities’, says HP

A report by HP has found that 44 percent of all of the breaches in 2014 were caused by known vulnerabilities, between two and four years old.

Fer O’Neil: Say What? Required contents of notice in data breach notifications

With so many data breaches happening these days, Americans are getting a lot of breach notification letters and emails, but do they deliver useful, readable content, other than a general warning to remain vigilant?

U.S. tax identity theft: dodging the $5 billion crime spree

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week? Yes, tax ID fraud is a real threat to your finances in America today. Putting your tax refund in jeopardy is just one of the impacts.

Mobile health IT security challenge: way bigger than HIPAA?

Wearable technology and other health-related devices were big at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this month. This recorded webinar explains why these and related technologies present big challenges for data privacy and security.

Target breach 12 months on: a year of lessons learned

The Target hack that was revealed one year ago today brought new levels of awareness to the problem of cybercrime. Today we review the case and its impact. To go straight to the lessons learned, click here. The Big One: Target “Nationwide retail giant Target is investigating a data breach potentially involving millions of customer

G20 2014 Summit Lure used to target Tibetan activists

APT actors trying to use big events as a lure to compromise their targets is nothing new. Tibetan NGOs being targeted by APT actors is also nothing new. Thus, surrounding the upcoming G20 2014 summit that is held in Brisbane, Australia, we were expecting to see G20 themed threats targeted at Tibetan NGOs. A Win32/Farfli (alias Gh0st RAT) sample ultimately confirmed our suspicions.

Top Cyber Security Awareness Month themes, topics, and resources

National Cyber Security Awareness Month happens every October and NCSAM 2014 has seen more events and resources than ever. This recorded webinar discusses the top topics of NCSAM 2014, from the shortage of skilled cybersecurity workers to the Internet of Things (IoT).

Five million Gmail credentials posted online

Some five million people who used their Gmail address as a user name had their passwords published by someone who apparently thinks that’s a cool thing to do. Changing you Gmail password now is a good idea.

The state of healthcare IT security: are Americans concerned enough?

The privacy and security of medical records is a matter of concern to many Americans now that most are now stored electronically, but is there cause for concern? And who is most concerned?

Malware is called malicious for a reason: the risks of weaponizing code

The risks of using government use of malicious code in cyber conflict are examined in this paper by Andrew Lee and Stephen Cobb: Malware is called malicious for a reason: the risks of weaponizing code.

Data breach – European bank’s info “held to ransom”

The European Central Bank has revealed that information including email addresses and contact data has leaked in a data breach – and that the unknown attackers demanded “financial compensation” from the bank in return for not releasing the information, according to the BBC’s report.

Could latest NSA revelations further impact online behavior, denting the economy?

Internet surveillance by America’s National Security Agency (NSA) has been further exposed by two new developments: the analysis of leaked NSA surveillance reports and the XKeyscore targeting code. Will these stories increase the number of Internet users who say they are inclined to reduce their online engagement due to the activities of the NSA and GCHQ.

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