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3 08, 2016

Dark web advert for 200m Yahoo accounts raises hacking questions

By | August 3rd, 2016|Conference, Cyber Security|0 Comments

Computer security experts are poring over a small sample of data to determine if technology company Yahoo's user database has been hacked. An advert for the email addresses and passwords of 200 million Yahoo accounts has popped up on the dark web, offering the data for sale for about $2,000. They are being sold by [...]

12 05, 2016

Germany set to end copyright liability for open Wi-Fi operators

By | May 12th, 2016|Conference, Cyber Security|0 Comments

People who travel to Germany are often surprised at the lack of public, open Wi-Fi networks. That’s because German law (“liability of duty”) holds operators of public hotspots liable for everything their users do online, especially when these actions are against the law, and even if the operators weren’t aware of them. The law doesn’t [...]

12 05, 2016

Know the Path of an Attacker and Block it with Privileged Account Security

By | May 12th, 2016|Conference, Cyber Security|0 Comments

Organizations are struggling to stop advanced attacks from both external attackers and malicious internal users. These attackers follow a pattern of gaining access to accounts (i.e., local business user accounts) and using those to gain access to additional assets, accumulating privileges, and eventually reaching their target to complete the mission of the attack. Organizations must [...]

12 05, 2016

Flaws in Samsung’s ‘Smart’ Home Let Hackers Unlock Doors and Set Off Fire Alarms

By | May 12th, 2016|Conference, Cyber Security|0 Comments

A SMOKE DETECTOR that sends you a text alert when your house is on fire seems like a good idea. An internet-connected door lock with a PIN that can be programmed from your smartphone sounds convenient, too. But when a piece of malware can trigger that fire alarm at four in the morning or unlock [...]

3 03, 2016

Impact of security breaches on consumer trust

By | March 3rd, 2016|Conference, Cyber Security|0 Comments

High-profile data breaches are negatively impacting consumer trust in major brands, according to a new FireEye report. 76 percent of respondents would likely take their business elsewhere due to negligent data handling practices. Additionally, 75 percent of consumers stated they were likely to stop purchasing from a company if a data breach was found to [...]