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Q&A: How to prevent data exposure in the cloud Special

It is important that enterprises identify risks and outline an emergency plan for disaster recovery, especially in relation to sales and marketing, according to Todd Matters, Chief Architect and Co-Founder, RackWare.

'System of Systems' helps utilities manage smart electrical grid Special

With the advent of renewable energy resources, the modern electrical grid has become increasingly complex. One company, mPrest has developed a smart grid technology - "System of Systems." Digital Journal talked with Natan Barak, CEO and founder of mPrest.

Vulnerabilities of smart home products demonstrated

Many smart home products are vulnerable to cyberattack, according to new research. Businesses involved in manufacturing devices for the connected home need to invest more in preventing malicious hacking and data theft.

After massive cyberattacks, Microsoft criticizes U.S. government

Microsoft has criticised the US government following a massive ransomware cyberattack that hit computers around the world Friday, after it emerged that the malware made use of a software exploited developed by the NSA.

What you need to know about ransomware

A spate of fast-moving wave of cyber attacks have swept the globe, using a form of ransomware. This malicious software has infiltrated a number of IT systems, including that of the English National health Service We take a look at the virus.

Is the U.S. government under-reporting wiretapping data?

There exists a stark difference between the number of phone lines the United States government claims to have tapped last year, and the number of wiretaps reported by the four major telecommunication providers.

White House: U.S. to create new cyber security agency

Spurred to action by the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, President Barack Obama's homeland security and counterterrorism adviser announced on Tuesday that the administration is creating a new cyber security agency.

Cyber security predictions for 2015

Each year various cyber security experts provide their predictions about the immediate future of network and information security in the hopes that people can plan and prepare a little more effectively.

Op-Ed: Revenge, PR and the brilliant troll behind the Sony hack

Washington D.c. - President Obama and the F.B.I claim North Korea is at the center of the Sony hack that shook Hollywood, but as many look inside the claims and put the pieces together, the story in Washington is being exposed as false.

Government workers unwittingly cause half of all data breaches

Turns out, the biggest risk to the U.S. government's data collection and storage apparatus isn't activist hackers like Edward Snowden, but rather incompetent bureaucrats unable to distinguish a phishing scam from authentic e-mail.

Apple iPhones, Mac computers targets of harmful malware threat

Apple products including iPhones and popular Mac personal computers are being targeted perhaps by the most serious malware threat to those devices yet.

Op-Ed: Report — Major threats target mobile cyber security

The mobile revolution has earned the attention of the cybercrime industry. For example, mobile apps can be created and designed by anyone, making them susceptible to malicious use.

UK's Ministry of Defence to beef up cyberspace capabilities

London - The UK’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced at the weekend the formation of a new Joint Cyber Unit with offensive capabilities.

Report: Cybersecurity to dominate 2014 ecommerce concerns Special

Earlier this month, it was reported that the White House is now offering large enterprises "extra incentives" to bolster their cybersecurity defenses.

'Knowing the enemy' when it comes to global cyber security

Tampa - Cyber security doesn’t just deal with the phalanx of attacks and compromises of credit cards, bank information, smartphones and account passwords, it also includes homeland security. Is the United States prepared for the year’s cyber attacks?

Massive cyber attack in USA, Europe and Latin America

Leading cyber security company, McAfee, has issued a breaking news report that indicates that the U.S., European and Latin American financial systems are under a massive cyber attack.

FBI Counterintelligence releases Social Networking Risks Report

New FBI report details high risk methods of social networking deception used by so called hackers to gain personal information for the purpose of defrauding the unsuspecting user.

Assange 'The World Tomorrow' — Ep 8: Cypherpunks Part 1

London - This week's episode deals with cyber threats, hacker attacks and laws aiming to tackle internet piracy. Assange interviews activists from the Cypherpunk movement.

Microsoft has change of heart about CISPA — drops support

Microsoft has decided not to back CISPA citing consumer privacy concerns. One of the major corporate supporters of the draconian bill backs down.

Obama officially opposes CISPA but bill might still go through

Washington - The Obama administration has formally declared its opposition to the draconian Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).

Move over SOPA & PIPA: Here comes CISPA - 'net censorship updated

Washington - In the wake of SOPA and PIPA, there is yet another terrifying bill on the table. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) which is currently being discussed by Congress.

United States cyber-security declared an embarrassment

The effectiveness of America's cyber-security has been coming in for some criticism today from top experts. One of them has called it "childlike" and another has declared it has "broken".

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, January 13, 2015.
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