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There’s a Full-On War for Cybersecurity Talent, CEOs Forking Millions to Fill Roles

With companies realizing the threat of hefty fines, lawsuits, and executive resignations that can follow security breaches, companies are scrambling to scoop up scarce security experts. A company this year had to pay $2.5 million to fill a cybersecurity role that it paid $650,000 in 2012, reports Anders Melin in a Bloomberg story: “The growing compensation packages and […]

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Global Cybersecurity Index

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a trusted reference that measures the commitment of countries to cybersecurity at a global level – to raise awareness of the importance and different dimensions of the issue. As cybersecurity has a broad field of application, cutting across many industries and various sectors, each country’s level of development or engagement is […]

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Ransomware Attacks Create Dilemma For Cities: Pay Up Or Resist?

July 9, 20195:25 PM ETHeard on All Things Considered WADE GOODWYN Ransomware crime is many times more lucrative than bank robbery, with practically no risk of getting caught.Andrew Brookes/Getty Images/Cultura RF It’s been a bad summer so far for government information systems. Hackers have used ransomware to attack the data networks of Baltimore, the Georgia courts […]

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Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets

By RAPHAEL SATTER June 13, 2019, Associated Press (This image captured on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 shows part of a LinkedIn profile for someone who identified themselves as Katie Jones. The Associated Press has found it is one of many phantom profiles that lurk on the social media platform. (AP Photo) LONDON (AP) — Katie […]

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‘All we know is MONEY!’: US cities struggle to fight hackers

Baltimore this month joined Atlanta, San Diego and Newark in the list of US cities hit by ransomware attacks as the cyber intrusions are expected to continueCities is supported by Sam Levin in New York @SamTLevin Email Mon 3 Jun 2019  “We won’t talk more, all we know is MONEY! Hurry up!” This was the ransom note that confronted Baltimore […]

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U.S. Requiring Social Media Information From Visa Applicants

By Sandra E. Garcia, https://www.nytimes.com/ June 2, 2019 Visa applicants to the United States are required to submit any information about social media accounts they have used in the past five years under a State Department policy that started on Friday. Such account information would give the government access to photos, locations, dates of birth, dates […]

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You go that way, we’ll go Huawei: China Computer Federation kicks back at IEEE in tit-for-tat spat

Now they’re withdrawing co-operation too By Gareth Corfield 31 May 2019  Following disquiet over the IEEE’s decision to block Huawei-linked researchers from doing various academic tasks, a Chinese computer research body has reportedly severed ties with the IEEE in retaliation. The China Computer Federation (CCF) declared that it is suspending communications with the US-based Institute of Electrical and Electronic […]

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Security News May 30th, 2019

Industry News From BBC – “Social media giant Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp have been the subject of most data investigations in the Republic of Ireland since the European Union’s new data protection regulation came into force a year ago.” Via ZDNet: “Organisations in Singapore are now expected to take no more than 30 days to complete an investigation into […]