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’

Strengthening cyber defenses through fusion center engagement

Jayne Friedland Holland After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the 9/11 Commission highlighted shortcomings in information sharing as a key factor in the failure to protect the nation from terrorist activity. The Commission’s 2004 report prompted the Department of Homeland Security to issue grants that established fusion centers in states and larger metropolitan areas. These … Continue reading Strengthening cyber defenses through fusion center engagement

Hackers drawn to energy sector’s lack of sensors, controls

HOUSTON (AP) — Oil and gas companies, including some of the most celebrated industry names in the Houston area, are facing increasingly sophisticated hackers seeking to steal trade secrets and disrupt operations, according to a newspaper investigation. A stretch of the Gulf Coast near Houston features one of the largest concentrations of refineries, pipelines and … Continue reading Hackers drawn to energy sector’s lack of sensors, controls

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