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Does your personality put you at risk for cybercrime?  View ?

Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for malware attacks. New research from Michigan State University examines the behaviors – both obvious and subtle – that lead someone to fall victim to cybercrime involving Trojans, viruses, and malware. “People who show signs of low self-control are the ones we found more susceptible to malware attacks,” said Tomas Holt, professor of … More

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(19/12/2018 @ 07:30)

Cryptocurrency craze drives coinmining malware surge  View ?

The cryptocurrency craze of 2018 helped drive a 1,500 percent increase in coinmining malware when compared to 2017, according to eSentire. Coinmining malware mines cryptocurrency (typically Monero) directly on infected endpoint devices (CoinMiner) or in web browsers (Coinhive) when a user visits a website running malicious code. Once infected, the coinmining malware silently mines cryptocurrency while consuming a significant amount of processor cycles, resulting in devices with sluggish performance and reduced battery life. With the … More

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Cyber Readiness Institute launches Cyber Readiness Program to empower SMBs to improve cybersecurity  View ?

The Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) launched the Cyber Readiness Program, backed by global enterprise leaders, to educate and equip small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with tools and resources to address four primary cybersecurity issues: authentication, phishing, patching, and USB use. The Program focuses on embedding basic cyber policies and processes into a company’s operating culture. The goal is to engage a company’s workforce, create a culture of cyber readiness, and build a more cyber secure … More

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(19/12/2018 @ 05:00)

European DataWarehouse launches enhanced private data environment  View ?

European DataWarehouse (ED) has launched an enhanced version of ED Private, a private data environment to report information including energy efficiency and relevant documentation for a variety of instruments such as credit claims, covered bonds, private cash and synthetic ABS transactions, ABCP, whole loan portfolios and private repo transactions. Built on EDitor, an integrated web application, ED Private offers easy and user-friendly access. The solution facilitates controlled transmission of designated information between the issuer, who … More

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(19/12/2018 @ 04:00)

A10 Networks’ Application Delivery solution now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace  View ?

A10 Networks revealed the availability of its cloud-native Application Delivery solution including the Harmony Controller, vThunder ADC and Lightning ADC in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. A10’s customers can now take advantage of the scalability, availability, and security of Azure, with streamlined deployment and management. A10 Networks’ Harmony Controller provides centralized management and analytics for A10 secure application services, including A10 Thunder ADC and … More

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(19/12/2018 @ 03:00)

Delivering security and continuity for the cities of tomorrow  View ?

It’s seems like almost every part of our lives is now being supported by emerging technologies, from predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things (IoT). First, we had smart phones, then smart watches and now smart cities. Currently, more than half of the world’s population lives in towns and cities, and by 2050 this number could rise to 66 per cent. This is resulting in a growing need for solutions to effectively … More

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(18/12/2018 @ 07:45)

Warding off security vulnerabilities with centralized data  View ?

This is the second article of a series, the first article is available here. File access permissions Having a system that lets you set the proper permissions and prevents unauthorized people from accessing files is important. However, you should expect that human error will lead to unwanted vulnerabilities. Expecting your users to manually set permissions on each file without ever making a mistake is unrealistic and bad for security and compliance. The key to getting … More

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Insight into the growing problem of highly sophisticated fraud  View ?

Sophisticated fraud campaigns are beginning to outwit machine learning solutions especially the ones that only detect known fraud patterns based on historic loss experience, according to DataVisor. The median lifetime of IP fraud signals is only 3.5 days As bad actors begin using modern technologies (even machine learning) in their attacks, enterprises must bolster detection efforts with a complete solution that can also detect new and emerging fraud patterns and detect them early, or risk … More

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Hackers have become increasingly deft at stealing student data  View ?

Data collection is a vital resource for educational institutions across the world, including student records, which contain highly sensitive material such as a student’s name, address and social security number, and often test scores, behavioral assessments, personal health data and more. Research project data at leading universities is a ripe target for cyber criminals and nation states. The 2018 Education Cybersecurity Report shows that out of 17 industries in the U.S., education ranks last in … More

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Wind River delivers highest levels of certification evidence for critical infrastructure  View ?

Wind River released a full suite of automotive, avionics, and industrial safety certification evidence for the latest version of VxWorks Cert Edition. The real-time operating system (RTOS) for safety-critical applications is designed and developed to the highest achievable safety levels accepted by worldwide certification authorities. VxWorks solutions have been used in more than 550 safety certification programs by more than 350 customers across industries. This most recent suite of certification evidence builds on Wind River’s … More

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