Ransomware the biggest immediate cyber threat, Kaspersky warns

Ransomware has overtaken advanced persistent threat network attacks as the most frequent cyber threat, according to security firm Kaspersky Lab, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down as authorities have had a hard time combating the viruses. A recent Kaspersky report revealed that there were 2,900 new ransomware modifications detected between January and March of 2016, […]

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Study: U.S. companies lack coverage against cyber attacks

Almost half of all American companies find themselves without cyber security insurance, according to a recently released study measuring the cyber preparedness of global companies. The study was done by security consultant NTT Com Security. Forty-nine percent of U.S. based companies admit to being without specific insurance dedicated to protecting their information against a cyber-attack. Despite […]

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University of Central Florida wins third straight collegiate cyber competition

It was a three-peat for the University of Central Florida, as the school was once again crowned champion of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. More than 180 institutions from across the U.S. participated in the competition, with the top 10 battling again in the finals, held April 22-24 in San Antonio. There, each school was responsible […]

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Study finds many computer science students lacking cyber security education

Almost all the top American computer science programs fail to prepare their students for a cyber security attack, according to a recent study released by Cloud Passage. The study measured the computer science and engineering programs at 121 American institutions, including all 50 of the top ranked computer science schools in the 2015 edition of […]

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Corporate executives among most vulnerable for cyber security attacks

A cyber security “accountability gap” is appearing in corporations around the world as executives are becoming more vulnerable to cyber security attacks than other company employees, according to a recently released report titled Accountability Gap: Cybersecurity and Building a Culture of Responsibility. The report was produced by the Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London; […]

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Vast majority of federal IT professionals feel their agencies are at risk

Ninety percent of IT professionals in the federal government feel their organizations are vulnerable to a cyber security attack, according to a recent report by Vormetric. The numbers are disconcertingly high considering they come from professionals tasked with protecting the confidential information of millions of Americans as well as the classified information from certain federal programs […]

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Mobile point of sale growth necessitates enhanced cyber tools

The mobile point of sale (POS) market is expected to grow by 49 percent each year until 2020, according to a new report released by Technavio that analyzed mobile POS shipments worldwide, as well as sales of smartphones, tablets and mobile POS terminals. The POS terminals, which are attached to mobile devices and used to […]

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Apple, Amazon news highlights growing mobile cyber security market

Amazon and Apple have made headlines in recent weeks as both companies have attempted to alleviate concerns regarding their mobile cyber security practices. While the technology titans have been the biggest brands to publicly undergo such analysis, it appears many other companies are following suit, according to multiple recently released reports. The global anti-malware industry […]

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Cyber security professionals express concern about preparedness

Seventy-five percent of cyber security professionals expect to be victims of a cyber attack in 2016, according to a recent study released by ISACA and the RSA Conference that highlighted a startling level of concern regarding organizational cyber security, given that respondents were the very people entrusted to protect and enforce their systems. There were […]

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Cyber security market to benefit from increased connected car usage

As automobiles become increasingly “smart,” connected to the Internet, and synced with Bluetooth, GPS and automated locking, the need to protect drivers from cyber attacks to their vehicles is expected to increase as well, according to a recent report published by Research and Markets. The connected car market is expected to hit $42 billion by 2018 with revenues […]

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Vulnerable public, private sectors need heightened cyber information sharing

“There are only two types of companies: Those that know they’ve been hacked and those that don’t.” That quote came from the same man who updated the President in daily terrorism briefings between 2011 and 2014. Addressing the 2015 Cyber Security Summit last fall, former National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen reviewed a chilling litany of cyberterrorist […]

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