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UK government to roll out cybersecurity clubs for teens to address skills shortage

A new government scheme will be rolled out to thousands of 14-18 year olds across the UK, encouraging them to take part in extracurricular cybersecurity clubs.

InterContinental Hotels Group confirms suspected data breach

The InterContinental Hotels Group has revealed that 12 of its hotels suffered a data breach between August and December last year.

Strategic cybersecurity will stymie ‘expanding threat landscape’

Strategic cybersecurity the key to keeping the threat of cyberattacks at bay, a new report states.

Over half of US citizens ‘have experienced a data breach’

A significant number of US citizens have experienced a data breach and are concerned over the security of their personal information, a study reveals.

Cybersecurity: 5 basic lessons for everyone

A new way of looking at cybersecurity, no longer viewing it as a goal in itself, but instead something that is directly connected to business needs.

Desperately seeking cybersecurity skills

Cybercrime is victimizing US companies and consumers, but a gap in cybersecurity skills presents a problem for the federal government. ESET’s Stephen Cobb investigates.

RoT: Ransomware of Things

Could the Internet of Things spark the Ransomware of Things? ESET’s Stephen Cobb examines how ransomware and jackware are evolving.

Lloyds Banking Group hit with distributed denial of service attack

Lloyds Banking Group fell victim to an attempted cyberattack earlier this month, which saw cybercriminals attempt to crash the online banking service over a two day period.

European organizations ‘underestimate cybersecurity risks’

A new survey suggests that businesses across Europe are failing to grasp the severity of cybersecurity risks, leaving them exposed to all sorts of attacks.

Six steps that can make your cyber workspace a safer place

Your work is important to you, your employer and cybercriminals as well. That is a good reason to stop and think before you connect.

Virtual skyscraper Cyphinx hopes to find cyber talent

A 3D skyscraper has been developed to help the Cyber Security Challenge find the next generation of cyber talent.

Virus Bulletin small talk: Diversity in tech

Ahead of next week’s Virus Bulletin conference, ESET’s Lysa Myers offers a teaser of what to expect of her “small talk” with colleague Stephen Cobb.

ACSC releases its first cybersecurity threat report

The first unclassified cybersecurity Threat Report from the The Australian Cyber Security Centre has been released.

An Ashley Madison response plan: does your company have one?

The Ashley Madison data breach has created fresh cybersecurity threats for all organizations. A company response plan is needed. Here’s what you need to know.

A big day for consumers: Companies answerable for poor cybersecurity

FTC has the authority to hold organisations to account for failing to deliver tough cybersecurity measures.

Back to university: cybersecurity now a major concern in higher education

Cybersecurity topics and panels were rated one of the “6 Best Things” at the recent Campus Tech conference, in Boston.

5 child geniuses destined for a career in cybersecurity

There is a huge shortage of skilled professionals in cybersecurity. We take a look at five young geniuses who may be the future of the industry.

11 security mistakes you probably keep on making

When it comes to data security, hackers continue to exploit the biggest weakness – people. So, what are the top security mistakes we keep making?

Outdated Bitcoin mining software loses miners thousands

Bitcoin has issued an urgent warning that very recent transactions could be invalid, due to a glitch with older mining software that could cause Bitcoins to be double-spent.

Cyber Boot Camp: a head start for tomorrow’s cyber workforce

Every June, a select group of students from high schools and middle schools in San Diego County, California, get five days of intense education in the art of defending computer systems.

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