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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Do You Know How To Protect Yourself Against Phishing Emails? – University Times

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Close Illustration by Lauren Dahncke Illustration by Lauren Dahncke Illustration by Lauren Dahncke National Cybersecurity Awareness month recently came to an end, but phishing emails never seem to.  According to Cal State LA’s Information Technology Security, phishing emails are sent to the recipient with the purpose […]

#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | Safeguarding against AI-based cyber-attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Article by Wontok product head Bruce Carney Never a day goes by without headlines of yet another cyber-attack, data breach or identity theft – even boardrooms have finally become familiar with terms like “ransomware” – an alien concept in the past that belonged to the “geeks […]

Companies #Look To #Cyber Insurance For #Protection Against #Hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans You have health insurance, car insurance, homeowner’s insurance, how about cyber insurance?   More and more local businesses are buying protection for themselves from huge financial losses in a cyber-attack.   Cyber protection is a fairly new offering in the insurance industry.  But one Sioux Falls development company […]

Hackers #hired for #year-long #DDoS attack #against #man’s former #employer

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans US federal prosecutors in Minnesota have charged a 46-year-old man with hiring a cyberhitman – well, technically, three hacking services – to launch a year-long campaign of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on his former employer. Prosecutors say that John Kelsey Gammell, 46, contacted seven […]

‘The #weakest part of #security is us’ – #Ethical hacker on the #fight against #cyber attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans ‘The weakest part of security is us’ This was the message from ethical hacker Mike G. Speaking at the Irish Independent annual Dublin Information Sec cyber-security event taking place in Dublin today, Mike G, who helps organisations in their fight against cyber security and hacking, said […]

A Student’s #Guide on How to Help #Protect Against #Identity Theft

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Your college career is supposed to be about finding yourself and forging your identity—not having it stolen. But, in the United States, over 15 million consumers experienced identity fraud in 2016. There’s a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to the 2017 Fraud […]

New #bill could let #companies #retaliate against #hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans – A new proposed bill could make it legal for companies to retaliate against hackers. Dubbed the “hack back” bill, it was introduced last week to allow businesses to hack the hackers who’ve infiltrated their computer networks. Called the Active Cyber Defense Certainty (ACDC) Act, it […]

10 Approaches You Can Take To Shield Yourself Against Ransomware Attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The WannaCry attack earlier this year is one of the more notable ransomware attacks in recent memory. The attack, which hit everything from home users to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, locked key data inside an encryption and then demanded bitcoins in exchange for the […]

Safeguarding SMB Customer against Sophisticated Cyberattacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cybercrime or cyberattacks has become a major concern for the economies across borders, ranging from states, corporates giants, small and medium industries, and even individuals at home. The driving force behind frequent and sophisticated cyberattacks at all levels of organizations, pertains to the idea–what cyber criminals […]

Hydro Ottawa integrates cybersecurity into practices to guard against emerging threats

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Preventing outages and restoring power usually invokes images of work crews clearing fallen trees and connecting wires atop utility poles. But behind the scenes, Hydro Ottawa has a highly skilled cybersecurity team protecting the city’s electricity grid. “It used to be that physical security was the […]

W.H. cybersecurity coordinator warns against using Kaspersky Lab software

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Rob Joyce, the Trump administration’s cybersecurity coordinator, said Tuesday the U.S. is lacking 300,000 cybersecurity experts needed to defend the country. He also had a warning for the public about using software from Kaspersky Lab. U.S. officials believe the company has ties to the Kremlin — […]

US cyber expert warns world is losing war against hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Governments and businesses globally need to rethink the ways they deal with cyberattacks because what they are doing today is “manifestly not working,” Michael Daniel, a former cybersecurity adviser to US President Barak Obama told The Times of Israel on the sidelines of a cyber conference […]