Cyber Security News

Online payment fraud to rise to $25billion by 2024 says Juniper report –
Online payment fraud to rise to $25billion by 2024 says Juniper report – Juniper Research found that eCommerce merchant losses Read more.
Hackers ‘Without Conscience’ Target Health-Care Providers
Hackers ‘Without Conscience’ Target Health-Care Providers When hackers broke into computers at Hammersmith Medicines Research, a London-based company that carries Read more.
News Insights: Marriott says it was hit by another data breach – TechCrunch
Marriott says it was hit by another data breach – TechCrunch Hackers accessed data on 5.2 million guests. Marriott says Read more.
Analysis | The Cybersecurity 202: Cybersecurity experts slam child protection bill that risks rolling back encryption
Analysis | The Cybersecurity 202: Cybersecurity experts slam child protection bill that risks rolling back encryption A strong majority of Read more.
Ransomware Attacks Are the Last Things Hospitals Need Now
Ransomware Attacks Are the Last Things Hospitals Need Now In response to coronavirus-related cybercrime, a number of cybersecurity first responders Read more.
Experts report recent increase in Chinese group’s cyberattacks
Experts report recent increase in Chinese group’s cyberattacks A prolific Chinese government-backed cyber group has recently stepped up its attacks Read more.
COVID-19 Phishing Attacks – GreatHorn
Some great resources on COVID-19 and its use in phishing attacks and social engineering from GreatHorn. Kevin O’Brien, CEO and Read more.
From Sophos: Advice on Avoiding Cyber Scams Related to the COVID-19 Crisis
According to Chester Wisniewski, principal research scientist, Sophos As people’s fear and desire to do something about COVID-19 is dominating Read more.
Securing Remote Workers: Impact On Enterprise IT Collaboration Tools | Wandera
Securing Remote Workers: Impact On Enterprise IT Collaboration Tools | Wandera With coronavirus stirring fears around the world, corporate continuity Read more.
COVID-19: Data Tells the Story
COVID-19: Data Tells the Story As more business moves online in response to coronavirus, e-commerce web traffic and scraping bot Read more.

Cyber Security News

Why track cyber security news? Cyber security is a world unto itself. It’s a profession, an IT discipline and now a major industry. Companies, consumers and governments are spending billions of dollars a year on cyber security. Security also pervades many areas of life that have little to do, seemingly, with cyberspace. Thus, to keep up with the world in general, it’s helpful to stay aware of news that relates to cyber security.

For example, the dispute between the US government and Huawei is at once about international trade, national security, telecom industry competition… and cybersecurity. Security is a root issue with Huawei, given the suspicions about the company’s connections to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). However, the company’s size, reach and technological innovation push the matter to the forefront of US-China relations.

cyber security newsOr, take consumer cyber risks. We cover cyber security news that deals with consumers’ exposure to cybercrime and fraud. Consumers are increasingly at risk for identity theft, credit card and other malfeasance at the hands of cyber criminals. The articles we curate on this subject come from law enforcement publications, mainstream media and specialized blogs.

Public policy is now being influenced (or should be) by cyber security news. Policy makers should be aware of how cyber security affect their jobs and constituents’ lives. For instance, the “smart city” is both an innovation and a threat. Using IoT sensors and advanced data analytics to improve municipal services is a great idea. However, the smart city also exposes government data to breach.

This is particularly urgent given the relatively insecure technologies (e.g. Chinese-made sensors) used for the smart city and the wireless connectivity that make it all possible. Add malicious nation-state actors to the mix, such as the ones currently paralyzing American cities with ransomware, and one can see the potential danger.