#Cyber Security

Washington Post

Rising ransomware attacks have the Justice Department's attention

Below: the White House's 30-country cybersecurity summit ended with a joint statement and Missouri's governor is targeting a newspaper for reporting on a government website hack. The Justice Department has partly centralized ransomware investigations, but experts want more consolidation. For months, waves of devastating ransomware hacks have hammered U.S. businesses,...
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What is the dark web?

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — It’s sometimes called the underbelly of the internet. The dark web. It is made up of a series of websites hidden from the general public, yet accessible to anyone across the world. For those who’ve studied its secrets, the dark web can be a place where criminal...
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3 jobs to apply for this weekend (including a REALLY cool one at Twitter)

Are you on the hunt for a new gig? Well, you have come to the right place. This week, we’re bringing you three brilliant (and interesting) roles that are available on VentureBeat Careers. So if you are looking for a new opportunity, get applying. Since 2004, Mandiant has been a...

Panther Protocol and Kudelski Security Join Forces To Accelerate Privacy Tech in the UK

Panther Protocol, the end-to-end privacy solution building the privacy layer for web 3.0 and decentralized finance, and Kudelski Security, the leading provider of comprehensive cybersecurity solutions to large enterprise and public sector clients around the world, are thrilled to announce an exciting partnership agreement between the companies. As the newest...

Insurers with high credit ratings have better cyber security – report

There is a positive correlation between insurance companies’ credit ratings and their cybersecurity, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. The report used SecurityScoreCard’s (SSC) grading platform to analyze the cybersecurity risk of more than 400 global insurance companies, representing about two-thirds of global insurance premiums. It found a positive correlation between companies’ Fitch-assigned credit ratings and SSC’s cybersecurity grades. This implies that insurance companies that prioritize carefully managing their own credit risk also seem to be better at managing their cyber risk.

Ransomware hackers targeted three US water facilities in 2021, cyber officials say

Hackers targeted three US water treatment facilities with ransomware over the last eight months, officials with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (Cisa) said in a bulletin released on Thursday.Cisa said the alert, titled “Ongoing Cyber Threats to US Water and Wastewater Systems,” was released as a result of analyses conducted in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Security Agency, was meant to “highlight ongoing malicious cyber activity — by both known and unknown actors — targeting the information technology … and operational technology … networks, systems, and devices of US Water and...

Your Employees Aren’t the Problem—It’s Your Technology

Insider breaches are growing – because you can actually see them. In their annual look at trends in cyber security, Forrester made a few startling revelations:. 33% of your breaches in 2021 are going to be insider threat related. Insider threat incidents are expected to grow 8% in 2021. In...

Google sent more than 50,000 alerts about cyber attacks in 2021

And the rise of virtual attacks in 518106 continues to win new data. Google announced that, as of September, it has sent over 53 thousand alerts from Nation-state-sponsored attempts to hack into the accounts of users of their services. 14 1000 Gmail accounts are targets of Russian virtual attack with...

It pays to be cautious when living online

Media Contact: Gail Ellis | Communications Specialist, Copywriter | 620-515-2498 | Much of the public lives online today, doing such tasks as shopping and banking to communicating with friends and family. While convenient, sharing information online is risky. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and there’s no better time for a reminder on how to play it safe in the digital landscape.
South Bend Tribune

Get the basics of cybersecurity down during Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and it’s critical that consumers are aware of the dangers should someone hack their accounts. There are plenty of ways for consumers to ensure their cyber security. Staying digitally connected has become a huge part of society, so the importance of being “cyber smart” means more now than ever. As always, hackers are learning new tricks to scam internet users, which means that consumers have to stay up to date and alert.

Marsh McLennan reveals its cyber risk analytics center

Marsh McLennan has announced the launch of its cyber risk analytics center to help clients better understand the risks they face. In addition to providing a holistic view of cyber threats, the platform helps businesses evaluate the effectiveness of existing and prospective control mechanisms, economic impacts of risks, and more.