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5 Ways Schools Can Upgrade Cyber Security

May 06, 2015 Added by:Paul Lipman

Today’s cyber criminals are more aggressive than ever before in their quest to achieve financial gains through hacking. With that being said, it should come as no surprise that our nation's schools are a prime target for such attacks. In this article, iSheriff CEO Paul Lipman highlights the five actions that can be taken to upgrade cyber security practices.

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Serious Security Flaws Found in Hospira LifeCare Drug Pumps

May 06, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

Researchers have identified several critical vulnerabilities in Hospira LifeCare patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) infusion systems, which can be exploited by a remote attacker to take complete control of affected devices.

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Scenario-based Training for Nuclear Power Plants Based on Actual Nuclear Plant Cyber Incidents

May 06, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

There have been more than 500 actual control system cyber incidents globally in multiple industries. The impacts have ranged from trivial to significant environmental releases to significant equipment damage to major cyber-related outages to deaths. Most of the incidents were not malicious and the vast majority were not identified as cyber.

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Flaws in WordPress eCommerce Plugin Expose Over 5,000 Websites

April 30, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

Researchers at High-Tech Bridge have identified several vulnerabilities in TheCartPress, an eCommerce plugin installed on more than 5,000 WordPress websites.

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Preview: Suits and Spooks London - May 6-7, 2015

April 16, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

With less than three weeks to go until Suits and Spooks London 2015 kicks off, the agenda is nearly finalized. Our first 2-day international event will host experts in cyber warfare, intelligence, advanced persistent threats, sophisticated malware, and political issues.

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The Cost of a Non-Malicious Control System Cyber Incident – More Than $1Billion

April 14, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

There is a tendency by many in the cyber security community to only care about malicious cyber attacks as opposed to unintentional cyber incidents.

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Cybersecurity Trends for SMBs: Mobile, Security and the Cloud

April 10, 2015 Added by:Paul Lipman

While SMBs are vulnerable to many of the same types of attacks as the companies making headlines (Target, JP Morgan, Home Depot, Anthem, etc.), they must defend themselves with vastly smaller IT teams and budgets. SMBs are finding they have a unique set of challenges and vulnerabilities that require a comprehensive but tailored approach to security.

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It's Time to Change the Way We Think About the Internet

April 09, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris

The current problem, however, is that while IT has scaled and made tremendous advancements over the last decade, security continues to lag behind.

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Control System Cyber Incidents and Why They are so Often Overlooked

April 09, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

Cyber security is now a very hot subject. However, the discussions are about IT cyber security and data breaches not control system cyber security and equipment damage.

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ICS Cyber Incidents – What Relevant Information Actually Exists?

April 02, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

There is a need to use the knowledge from previous control system cyber incidents when developing cyber forensics and monitoring technologies, cyber security technologies, training, and to adjust requirements such as the NERC CIPs, Regulatory Guide 5.71/NEI-0809, and CFATS to address what has actually been happening.

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Compromised WordPress Sites Launch Drive-by Attacks Off Pirate Bay Clone

April 01, 2015 Added by:Malwarebytes

WordPress, the leading Content Management System, is one of cyber criminals’ favourite target when it comes to hacking websites.

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Should Infosec Professionals Hack To Understand the Mind of the Attacker?

March 31, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

To anticipate where and how an attacker might strike next, security professionals are realizing the importance of being able to understand the mind of the attacker and what they value in a target.

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The Government Says It Has a Policy on Disclosing Zero-Days, But Where Are the Documents to Prove It?

March 30, 2015 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Despite the White House’s claim that it had “reinvigorated” its policies in spring 2014 and “established a disciplined, rigorous and high-level decision-making process for vulnerability disclosure,” none of the documents released in response to our lawsuit appear to be newer than 2010.

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Health Insurance Firmly in the Crosshairs

March 23, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris

Premera Blue Cross is the latest victim of what appears to be a long-term APT perpetrated by China. Between CHS, Anthem and now Premera Blue Cross, it’s now safe to say health insurance is firmly in the cross hairs of powerful nation state actors.

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Crouching Yeti APT Actor Still Targeting Industrial Sectors: Kaspersky

March 18, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

The threat actor group known as Crouching Yeti, Energetic Bear and Dragonfly continues to target organizations across the world. However, experts believe the group has switched targets and infrastructure.

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Taking Advantage of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

March 18, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

A key aspect of President Obama’s information sharing acts have been designed to encourage threat sharing to help protect the organizations and networks involved in critical infrastructure. However, while there are many advancements that still need to be made, there are strengths these networks have that can give defenders a strong footing.

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