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Europe must put security first with 5G

Source https://www.politico.eu/article/europe-must-put-security-first-with-5g-mike-pompeo-eu-us-china/?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters EU communications ministers will gather in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss how to safeguard emerging fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks. Their decisions could have lasting impacts on European countries’ ability to protect their people’s privacy, and ultimately, safeguard their freedoms. 5G networks will soon touch every aspect of life, including critical infrastructure. Innovative new […]

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Cybercriminals Benefitting from Stalled Privacy/Proxy Policy

By Russell Pangborn We’ve seen alarmingly BIG increases in multiple abusive behaviors — like phishing, hacking and malware — that often leverage the domain name system (DNS) and privacy/proxy services. Cybercriminals capitalize on gaps in DNS security measures, and ICANN is holding the door open for them by failing to implement their privacy/proxy policy. If you […]

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ICANN must do more to fight internet security threats

Dave Piscitello and Lyman Chapin, September 16, 2019, 20:24:36 (UTC), Domain Policy ICANN and its contracted parties need to do more to tackle security threats, write Dave Piscitello and Lyman Chapin of Interisle Consulting. The ICANN Registry and Registrar constituencies insist that ICANN’s role with respect to DNS abuse is limited by its Mission “to ensure the […]

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DoH Creates More Problems Than It Solves

By Richard Bennett Unlike most new IETF standards, DNS over HTTPS has been a magnet for controversy since the DoH working group was chartered on 2017. The proposed standard was intended to improve the performance of address resolutions while also improving their privacy and integrity, but it’s unclear that it accomplishes these goals. On the performance front, testing indicates DoH […]

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Cybersecurity, Data Protection and the Digital Future of the BRICS

Friday 30 August, at FGV we will host the CyberBRICS Seminar “5G and New Digital Infrastructures in the BRICS” The event will start at 14:00 (GMT-3) and live streaming will be available using this link https://www.youtube.com/fgv/live The debate is particularly relevant in light of the recent Joint Declaration of the BRICS Ministers for ICTs, calling for “increased […]

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Internet Society weighs up the cost to business of cyber security breaches

The financial impact of ransomware rose by 60% in 2018, losses from business email compromise (BEC) doubled, cryptojacking incidents – the unauthorised use of others’ computing resources to conduct cryptomining – more than tripled, and there continued to be a steady stream of high-profile data breaches, according to a report from the Internet Society’s Online […]

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By 2021 Cost of Cybercrime to Top Annual Natural Disasters and Global Drug Trade Costs, Says Report

By 2021, it is estimated that cybercrime will cost the global economy more than $6 trillion in damages, exceeding annual costs for natural disasters and the global drug trade. In a report released on Monday, Arkose Labs says it analyzed over 1.2 billion transactions including account registrations, logins and payments from financial services, e-commerce, travel, social […]

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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 […]