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How humans, not computers, are the biggest problem in cybersecurity

Posted Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:41:39

Criminals are now relying more on manipulating human behaviour to inflict cyberattacks, rather than actually hacking into software, according to research results released Tuesday. Cybersecurity firm Proofpoint’s research has shown business email compromise (BEC) attacks, where company employees are tricked into making fraudulent payments to the attackers, has spiked from 1% of malware emails in [...]
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Why Manufacturers Should Be Mindful Of Cybersecurity

Posted Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:32:54

Hackers can penetrate the corporate IT network of a manufacturing company, then gain access to a robot’s controller software and, by exploiting a vulnerability remotely, download a tampered configuration file. As a result, instead of a straight line, the robotic arm draws one that is 2 mm off. This minuscule defect, if left unnoticed, could [...]
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Nonprofits need cybersecurity, too

Posted Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:28:57

If you collect it, you have to protect it! Hundreds if not thousands of organizations and businesses are hacked each year. Cybersecurity experts scurry to protect government agencies, the banking industry, retail companies and health care conglomerates. Unfortunately, nonprofits handle sensitive data daily and also are targets of cyber-thieves. Client records, donor information, confidential emails [...]
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Posted Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:27:11

As skills gaps grow and resources shrink, enterprise IT teams feel they may be on shaky ground in the evolving cyberthreat landscape. While 80 percent of security leaders believe their organization will experience a cyberattack this year, few feel equipped to deal with the rapidly changing threat environment, according to a survey released Monday by [...]
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Is Cybersecurity A Second Coming For AI?

Posted Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:23:01

Artificial intelligence (AI) is all over the technology headlines lately. It seems to be the latest buzzword to take hold, yet the question remains: Will this be a quick fad, or are we actually seeing the second coming of AI? Most recently, there has been a heavy surge of artificial intelligence thinking applied to cybersecurity. [...]
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