Big cities see early benefits from Internet of Things, and grapple with ongoing challenges

Geof Wheelwright As many of the world’s biggest urban centers implement Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in a quest to become “smart cities” — making greater use of connected cameras, sensors and more — there are significant challenges along the way, including security, privacy and safety for citizens.  But there are also signs that the … Continue reading Big cities see early benefits from Internet of Things, and grapple with ongoing challenges

The Doyle Report: After Years of Hacks and Breaches, There May Be Reason for Optimism in …

T.C. Doyle If you follow cybersecurity, you know that every week seems to bring more bad news. Just today, for example, Corero Network Security (LSE:CNS) released findings from a new survey that found that DDoS attacks pose a greater security threat to businesses than ever before. Nearly a third of IT security professionals and network … Continue reading The Doyle Report: After Years of Hacks and Breaches, There May Be Reason for Optimism in …

Airline Electronics Ban Probably Based On Legitimate Threats

Willa Frej The ban on electronics larger than a cellphone on incoming flights to the United States and the United Kingdom from a handful of airports in the Middle East and North Africa was announced Tuesday without much information to back it up.  But the action was probably based on credible terrorist threats against air … Continue reading Airline Electronics Ban Probably Based On Legitimate Threats

Making this one change could eliminate spam, says police tech chief

Danny Palmer National Crime Agency urges organisations to adopt this protocol to help put an end to email spam Cybercrimes like phishing and malware distribution could almost be eradicated if organisations took one simple step to actively fight against it, a senior member of the UK’s organised crime fighting operation has claimed. That step, says … Continue reading Making this one change could eliminate spam, says police tech chief

Edmonds PD detective shares tips for keeping kids safe online

Larry Vogel It’s a jungle out there. The Internet and the staggering growth of social media apps have created what one parent described during a Thursday night Edmonds Police Department presentation as “a perfect storm” for cyber crimes against young people. Ranging from cyber bullying to malicious harassment to cyber stalking to coercing young people … Continue reading Edmonds PD detective shares tips for keeping kids safe online

UK watchdog to hire hundreds as it prepares for country to adopt a ‘once in …

Ms Denham, speaking to a House of Lords committee last week, also urged the Government to establish an interim data sharing agreement with the European Union to ensure information can continue to flow as soon as the country leaves. Experts have warned that even if the UK adopts the GDPR the Investigatory Powers Act could … Continue reading UK watchdog to hire hundreds as it prepares for country to adopt a ‘once in …

How Far Should IT Practitioners Go to Police Corrupt Data?

Eric Chabrow FBI Director James Comey Worries about Manipulated Information One of FBI Director James Comey’s biggest concerns is the manipulation of information stored on government, business and private computers. “It’s not just even the loss of data. Increasingly, we are worried about the corruption of data,” Comey said at a Boston College cybersecurity conference … Continue reading How Far Should IT Practitioners Go to Police Corrupt Data?

FBI and CIA launch criminal investigation into ‘malware leaks’

US federal agencies have launched a criminal investigation into the public release of documents said to detail CIA hacking tools, US officials say. They told US media that the FBI and CIA were co-ordinating the inquiry after Wikileaks published thousands of files. These carried claims that the CIA had developed ways to listen in on … Continue reading FBI and CIA launch criminal investigation into ‘malware leaks’

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