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Cyber terrorism may replace the hijacker and bomber and become the weapon ... - Daily Mail

Cyber terrorism may replace the hijacker and bomber and become the weapon ... - Daily Mail | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Technical advances in aircraft design and navigation systems have reduced the chance of dying in a plane crash, but the reliance on computers poses new types of risks.
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Defense bill mandates cyberattack reporting - The Hill

Defense bill mandates cyberattack reporting - The Hill | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Major defense contractors would have to report to DOD on each cyber incident.
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2015 predictions: Cyber attacks aimed at critical infrastructure, Attacks as a Service

2015 predictions: Cyber attacks aimed at critical infrastructure, Attacks as a Service | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
In 2014, we witnessed the rise of POS malware and ransomware, more targeted, advanced evasion by both cyber crooks and hackers backed by nat...

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Cybersecurity unit drives Israeli Internet economy - Christian Science Monitor

Cybersecurity unit drives Israeli Internet economy - Christian Science Monitor | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Israel's Unit 8200 is technically tasked with the cybersecurity of the nation. But it serves a second purpose: training Israel's next generation of Internet entrepreneurs.
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North Korea's cyber spies exposed: Inside the secretive cyber-warfare cell ... - The Independent

North Korea's cyber spies exposed: Inside the secretive cyber-warfare cell ... - The Independent | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
With North Korea’s ability to hack the most sophisticated computer systems in the world under scrutiny, a secretive cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121 has come to light.
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Cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and the Role of Government

Cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and the Role of Government | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
From targeted cyber hacks to cyberterrorism, the IoT’s proliferation of new devices is apt to be awfully tempting to national, amateur, and for-hire hackers.

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NATO: Ukraine now main beneficiary of science and security program

NATO: Ukraine now main beneficiary of science and security program | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

With NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Program ties with Russia suspended, Ukraine has become the program’s top financial beneficiary, a NATO official said Tuesday.

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Katie Benner: U.S. goes on the cyberwar offensive

Katie Benner: U.S. goes on the cyberwar offensive | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
When massive spying programs such as Regin are uncovered it’s a reminder that cyber-espionage and warfare are already here, she says.
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Sony hires Mandiant to help clean up after cyber attack - Reuters

Sony hires Mandiant to help clean up after cyber attack - Reuters | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
BOSTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired FireEye Inc's Mandiant forensics unit to clean up a massive cyber attack that knocked out the studio's computer network nearly a week...
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Symantec - Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting web-connecting Devices including Home Appliances.

Symantec - Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting web-connecting Devices including Home Appliances. | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
As we look forward to 2015, Symantec Security firm now projects doom for 2015, warning that attacks will get Smarter and sharper.

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Roger Smith's curator insight, November 30, 2014 4:21 PM

If it is connected to the digital world it is a potential target.   Until security trumps convenience we will continue to be targeted!

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Attack of the cybermen

Attack of the cybermen | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
IF ASKED why they spied on the computers of their rivals (and allies), the authors of Regin, a sophisticated computer virus that seems to have been designed by a...
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Chinese Cyber Attack Could Shut Down U.S. Electric Power Grid - Forbes

Chinese Cyber Attack Could Shut Down U.S. Electric Power Grid - Forbes | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Welcome to the increasingly dangerous world of cyber-warfare.
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Sony Pictures Investigates North Korea Link In Hack Attack

Sony Pictures Investigates North Korea Link In Hack Attack | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The country known as the Hermit Kingdom has complained about a forthcoming movie depicting an assassination attempt on its leader.
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Justice Department to Create Dedicated Cyber Unit

Justice Department to Create Dedicated Cyber Unit | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice is creating a dedicated cybersecurity unit within its Criminal Division.
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Top cybersecurity predictions of 2015 | ZDNet

Top cybersecurity predictions of 2015 | ZDNet | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
What cybersecurity trends can we expect to see in the coming year?

Via Paulo Félix, Technical Dr. Inc.
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I am a bit skeptic about predictions in general. Anyway, it is always a good exercise thinking about the coming trends although we do not need to wait for the "artificial" change of year since threats are continuously evolving.

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Inside the “wiper” malware that brought Sony Pictures to its knees - Ars Technica

Inside the “wiper” malware that brought Sony Pictures to its knees - Ars Technica | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
FBI memo and other analysis provide details of how the malware worked.
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Only a cyber 'arms control' treaty can keep online criminals and terrorists at bay - The Guardian

Only a cyber 'arms control' treaty can keep online criminals and terrorists at bay - The Guardian | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Michael Clarke: Regin malware and the Sony Pictures hacking show how vulnerable the west feels about its cyber dominance
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‘The Cyber Warfare Manual: A Detailed Assessment’ | Peace Palace Library

‘The Cyber Warfare Manual: A Detailed Assessment’ | Peace Palace Library | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
In the last 10 years cyber attacks on states, non-state actors and civilians have shown to be a powerful weapon to create serious havoc and disruption.
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Report Connects Iran to Critical Infrastructure Hacks Worldwide

Report Connects Iran to Critical Infrastructure Hacks Worldwide | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
New research connects Iranian state-sponsored hackers to attacks against critical infrastructure worldwide.
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Cyber ring stole secrets for gaming U.S. stock market: FireEye

Cyber ring stole secrets for gaming U.S. stock market: FireEye | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
BOSTON (Reuters) - Security researchers say they have uncovered a cyber espionage ring focused on stealing corporate secrets for the purpose of gaming the stock market, in an operation that has compromised
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Russia launches 'wartime government' HQ in major military upgrade - RT

Russia launches 'wartime government' HQ in major military upgrade - RT | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Russia is launching a new national defense facility, which is meant to monitor threats to national security in peacetime, but would take control of the entire country in case of war.
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Nice war room design. It would be needed to know how much becomes reality and how much is part of RT/Russian Government marketing campaign.

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North Korea's cyberwar on James Franco and Seth Rogen - Washington Post (blog)

North Korea's cyberwar on James Franco and Seth Rogen - Washington Post (blog) | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Kim Jong Un's regime appears to be behind a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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Cybersecurity information warfare military technology | Homeland Security News Wire

Cybersecurity information warfare military technology | Homeland Security News Wire | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Soldiers who want to defend the nation in cyberspace, as part of the U.S. Army’s newest and most technologically advanced career field, now have an Army branch to join that will take its place alongside infantry, artillery, and the other Army combat arms branches.

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Poland slammed over holes in cyber-defence landscape | ZDNet

Poland slammed over holes in cyber-defence landscape | ZDNet | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
An upcoming audit has found massive failings across Polish institutions when it comes to digital threats.
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