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Q&A: How companies can improve cybersecurity through gamification Special

To help protect businesses from cyberattacks and to change the workplace culture, some business have adopted gamification as a means to engage employees. Gaurav Banga of Balbix explains how gamification can be successfully implemented.

German schools ban Office 365 over privacy concerns: Interview Special

A German state has made it illegal for schools to use Office 365. The ban stems from privacy concerns surrounding the likelihood that Microsoft’s cloud platform could expose student and teacher personal information to U.S. officials.

Capital One hack leads to massive loss of personal data

Banking firm Capital One Financial Corporation, which specializes in credit cards, suffered a major hack with millions of personal records stolen, each relating to information about customers.

Global security concerns reach record high

According to the 2019 Unisys Security Index, a long running snapshot of consumer security concerns conducted globally, global security concern has increased to the highest level in 13 years of the Unisys Security Index.

Awareness needed of cyber risks when spring cleaning computers

While the digital age makes it easy to transfer and to store data from computers via flash drives or external hard drives, a virtual data thumbprint remains on all devices — and this means a remaining security risk.

Google claims U.S. Huawei ban makes security issues worse

Instead of helping with U.S. national security, the ban by the U.S. government of Huawei is actually opening up a cybersecurity issue according to Google. This relates to Huawei needing to develop its own operating system.

Revealed: The biggest cybersecurity breaches of past three years

A new report from Bitglass examines the biggest data breaches affecting companies from the last three years. This includes the Marriott breach of 2018, the Equifax breach of 2017 and the Yahoo! breach of 2016.

Cryptojacking: Latest trends in website security

Website attack attempts per day grew by 59 percent from January 2018 to December 2018, ending at a peak of 80 attacks per day and averaging 62 attacks per day for the year, according to analysis from SiteLock.

Google has stored some user passwords in plain text since 2005

Google's latest data breach concerns the revelation that G Suite user passwords have been stored in plaintext since 2005, opening up cybersecurity concerns. This impacts upon a small number of enterprise customers.

Designing pacemakers that cannot be hacked

As medical device technology becomes more sophisticated, and is able to capture important data of clinical significance, so the risk that implantable devices could be hacked by a someone wishing to steal data or cause harm rises.

Understanding the cybersecurity risks of digital transformation

Embarking on digital transformation is a journey that many companies are on, at various stages. While the benefits are clear, especially in terms of driving customer engagement, the risks around cybersecurity are sometimes less apparent.

Timely best practice reminders for World Password Day

May 2 is the annual date when businesses and the general public are reminded to review their passwords and ensure their systems are secure - the aptly named World Password Day. Digital Journal presents some best practice tips.

New analysis of passwords reveals too many that are easy to crack

How much have people learned from the high-profile hacking stories that seem to appear with increasing regulatory? Not so much if a new review of the simplicity of passwords is anything to go by.

Georgia Tech's data breach exposes 1.3 million records Special

Georgia - Georgia Tech has announced that a data breach has exposed the PII of up to 1.3 million current and former faculty members, students, staff and student applicants. An unknown entity breached the university’s central database. Leading experts weigh in.

Toyota data breach exposes up to 3.1 million customers Special

Japanese car maker Toyota announced its second data breach of 2019, The first incident took place at its Australian subsidiary, the new breach was announced by the company's main offices in Japan. Leading experts explain the significance.

Physically unclonable function developed for IoT security

Technologists have developed a new type of Internet of Things security feature, described as a 'physically unclonable function'. This new security feature is said to be is ten times more reliable than current methods.

Popular health apps could expose data about medical conditions

Health apps pose 'unprecedented' privacy risks, relating to medical conditions and associated data, according to a new Canadian study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Facebook internally exposed millions of passwords

A security researcher has discovered that the passwords of millions of Facebook users have been accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network, resulting in a major internal security lapse.

Gearbest misconfiguration exposes 1.5 million records Special

Gearbest, a Chinese online shopping giant, has exposed 1.5 million records on an Elasticsearch server that was not protected with a password, allowing anyone to search the database. Leading security experts weigh in on the implications.

Q&A: How remote workers are leaving companies vulnerable Special

Remote working has become increasingly popular in recent years, benefiting employee and employer. This also brings with it security concerns, many of which are down to the way workers are using devices, according to Sumir Karayi, of 1E.

Massive email data breach at Verification.io Special

Verification.io, a "big data email verification platform," has suffered a major data breach exposing some 2 billion records. This includes the personal email addresses of many individuals.

809 million emails leaked from accessible MongoDB database Special

Last week, security researchers discovered an unprotected, publicly accessible MongoDB database containing 763 million unique email addresses. Chris DeRamus, CTO, DivvyCloud explains more.

Q&A: Report on how phishing got personal Special

Q4 2018 proved to be one of the biggest influxes of phishing attacks on enterprises ever, displaying the ease with which criminals can access, acquire and execute attacks across platforms. A leading expert offers advice to businesses.

Applying textual understanding to enhance cybersecurity

San Fransisco - Cybersecurity developer Armorblox, a U.S. based startup, has recently secured $16.5 million in funding to develop deep learning in order to solve the business challenges associated with email security and subsequent data loss.

New report into the extent of identity fraud released

Financial analysts Experian have released their annual “Global Identity & Fraud Report”. As well as highlighting concerns, the report indicates that consumers are willing to share more data with companies if this means enhanced security.

Q&A: How to respond to the latest big data breach? Special

Around 617 million online account details have been stolen from 16 hacked websites, and these have been placed are on sale by the criminals on the dark web. Cybersecurity experts tell Digital Journal about the implications.

Collection #1 hack was bad enough, what about Collection #2-5? Special

Following the huge Collection #1 breach, there has been a new leak – dubbed Collection #2-5 – which has exposed 2.2 billion unique usernames and passwords. Experts from OneSpan provide insight into the implications for businesses and consumers.

Interview: Privacy ops connects security and privacy teams Special

According to the GDPR regulations enacted in 2018, all organizations that handle data on European customers must now retain a data protection officer (DPO). While this help, what’s needed is an expert in Privacy Operations.

Q&A: What’s in store for business technology this year? Special

The biggest technology trends ahead are expected to have an impact on security, including the adoption of cloud computing, plus advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Greg Young, from Trend Micro explains more.

What are the implications of the Collection #1 breach? Special

A massive trove of leaked data, which was recently posted to a hacking forum, includes some 772,904,991 unique email addresses and 21,222,975 unique passwords. Will LaSala from OneSpan weighs in.
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External cyber attacks targeting France's military double each year and the country blocked 24 ...
External cyber attacks targeting France's military double each year and the country blocked 24,000 of them in 2016
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Unsecured Tesla Kubernetes console
Unsecured Tesla Kubernetes console
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Moscow-based internet security giant Kaspersky has estimated that there are over 1 000 hackers in Ru...
Moscow-based internet security giant Kaspersky has estimated that there are over 1,000 hackers in Russia specialising in financial crime
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Anything connected to the internet -- from smartphones to power plant controllers -- can be manipula...
Anything connected to the internet -- from smartphones to power plant controllers -- can be manipulated, a Dutch military cyber official said
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Five models and three different generations of security token devices for online banking. The newer ...
Five models and three different generations of security token devices for online banking. The newer models are in the foreground.
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CIA hackers earn less than cybersecurity experts defending cloud services at private tech firmse
CIA hackers earn less than cybersecurity experts defending cloud services at private tech firmse
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A sample of WordPress pages defaced by hacking group w4l3XzY3
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Tom Scott speaks at the UK's Parliament and Internet Conference 2012
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Air Force Cyber Command Center
Air Force Cyber Command Center
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A hacker in action.
A hacker in action.
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The tool's response to using "testpassword" as a password
Ryan Stolte  Co-founder and CTO of Bay Dynamics.
Ryan Stolte, Co-founder and CTO of Bay Dynamics.
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NATO has two rapid reaction teams on standby, armed with fast computers with vulnerability-analysis code, forensic software and special database management tools 
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MIT President, Dr. L Rafael Reif (on left) and IBM Senior Vice President, Cognitive Solutions and Research, Dr. John Kelly III (on right), reach a 10-year, $240 million agreement to establish the MIT and IBM Watson AI Lab where fundamental joint research in AI hardware and software will be conducted to propel scientific breakthroughs that will unlock the potential of AI.
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Critics say the GDPR could take away an important tool used by law enforcement  security researchers...
Critics say the GDPR could take away an important tool used by law enforcement, security researchers, journalists and others.
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This strong password was created by typing several random letters, numbers and symbols on the keyboard
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Samy Kamkar s $5 Raspberry Pi Zero-based  PoisonTap  hacking tool
Samy Kamkar's $5 Raspberry Pi Zero-based "PoisonTap" hacking tool
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Apple and Cisco have partnered with Allianz to offer discounted cyber insurance
Apple and Cisco have partnered with Allianz to offer discounted cyber insurance
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