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Iran cyberspies created fake news website: researchers - Channel NewsAsia

Iran cyberspies created fake news website: researchers - Channel NewsAsia | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Spies based in Iran created a bogus news organisation used for espionage since 2011 against US and Israeli military targets, security researchers said.
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Spies based in Iran created a bogus news organisation used for espionage since 2011 against US and Israeli military targets, security researchers said.
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Taiwan may find itself in crossfire in US-China cyber war|Op-Ed Contributors|Opinion|WantChinaTimes.com

Taiwan may find itself in crossfire in US-China cyber war|Op-Ed Contributors|Opinion|WantChinaTimes.com | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
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The US Department of Justice has indicted five Chinese People's Liberation Army officers for secretly monitoring American enterprises and stealing their business secrets, drawing a strong backlash from Beijing, with China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs claiming the move will jeopardize cooperation and mutual trust between the two countries. Subsequently, the Chinese government suspended the operation of the "Sino-US internet task force" and published figures regarding US cyber attacks against China.
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Infosecurity - South China Sea Cyber Scuffles Could Impact Western Firms

Infosecurity - South China Sea Cyber Scuffles Could Impact Western Firms | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Cyber Squared’s ThreatConnect team warns that increasing tensions in the area could put military, diplomatic and economic interests at risk.
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Cyber Squared’s ThreatConnect team warns that increasing tensions in the area could put military, diplomatic and economic interests at risk. Threat researchers have urged organizations with a stake in south-east Asia to invest in advanced cyber intelligence to counter a growing number of Chinese espionage operations against entities in the Philippines, Vietnam and elsewhere in the South China Sea (SCS).
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Infosecurity - Will US Indictment of PLA Cyber Villains Do More Harm Than Good?

Infosecurity - Will US Indictment of PLA Cyber Villains Do More Harm Than Good? | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
China has shown it’s not in the mood for dialing back cyber espionage, so what good can come from making it lose face on the world stage?
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China has shown it’s not in the mood for dialing back cyber espionage, so what good can come from making it lose face on the world stage?
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US cyberespionage charges may cool Westinghouse's China nuclear deal

US cyberespionage charges may cool Westinghouse's China nuclear deal | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Business ties at risk after Washington accuses five PLA officers of hacking
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China may consider postponing negotiations for buying eight nuclear reactors from an American nuclear company embroiled in a US indictment of five PLA military officers for alleged cyberespionage, Chinese experts say.
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Infosecurity - Privacy International Launches Legal Bid to Stop GCHQ’s ‘Intrusive’ Malware

Infosecurity - Privacy International Launches Legal Bid to Stop GCHQ’s ‘Intrusive’ Malware | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
NGO alleges British spooks deliberately broke Europeans' right to privacy and freedom of expression.
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NGO alleges British spooks deliberately broke Europeans' right to privacy and freedom of expression.
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Cisco berates US government over router tampering

Cisco berates US government over router tampering | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
US undermining goals of free communication
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Cisco's legal counsel has blasted the US government over accusations the NSA has been tampering with communications equipment. The spy agency has reportedly been intercepting shipments of routers, switches and servers in order to hide their surveillance equipment.

 
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Austria: First non-NATO Nation To Join Alliance Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

Austria became the first non-NATO nation to join the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia after signing an agreement with the center's current member nations at NATO Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Austria became the first non-NATO nation to join the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia after signing an agreement with the center’s current member nations at NATO Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia. The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is a research and training facility that aims to enhance capability, cooperation and information-sharing within NATO, its member nations and partners in Cyber defense through education, research and development, lessons learned, and consultation.

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Public sector cyber security a shame

Public sector cyber security a shame | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Thailand’s internet security is woeful, and nowhere are the flaws more obvious and dangerous than the websites of government agencies and state institutions. Not only has personal data on Thai government websites been exposed, but criminals are using the sites as springboards for attacks on others.
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Thailand’s internet security is woeful, and nowhere are the flaws more obvious and dangerous than the websites of government agencies and state institutions. Not only has personal data on Thai government websites been exposed, but criminals are using the sites as springboards for attacks on others. According to one analysis, more than 500 malware attacks were launched from nearly 100 hacked Thai government websites last month alone. This represented the vast bulk of government-hosted malware attacks around the world, internet services company Netcraft reported, with Thai domains in general the fourth most likely to host phishing attacks that target usernames, passwords, credit card details and other sensitive information.

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Governor Cuomo Announces New Cyber Security Assessments for Banks | LongIsland.com

Governor Cuomo Announces New Cyber Security Assessments for Banks | LongIsland.com | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Governor Cuomo today announced the release of a cyber security report that shows the growing risk and sophistication of cyber attacks facing New York banks.
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Governor Cuomo todayannounced the release of a cyber security report that shows the growing risk and sophistication of cyber attacks facing New York banks, and directed the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to conduct new, regular, targeted cyber security preparedness assessments of the banks DFS regulates.

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US cybersecurity expert warns against metadata storage

US cybersecurity expert warns against metadata storage | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Plans to collect and store telecommunications metadata on Australians for up to two years would erode the privacy of individuals, a key US cybersecurity expert has warned.
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Plans to collect and store telecommunications metadata on Australians for up to two years would erode the privacy of individuals, a US cybersecurity expert says. Scott Borg, the chief executive of the US Cyber Consequences Unit, told The Australian Financial Review that police access to metadata was “almost as good as having someone under physical surveillance”. Metadata is the time, location and information about a person’s internet or telephone use.

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Germany, US coordinating on privacy, cyber security

Germany, US coordinating on privacy, cyber security | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
“There needs to be and will have to be more than just business as usual”
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Even as Germany and the U.S. prioritize joint action to bolster Ukraine, the two countries are working to close gaps on privacy concerns and cyber security interests, said the country’s two top leaders Friday. The announcement follows last year’s disclosures by former National Security Agency, or NSA, contractor Edward Snowden that the agency spied on the private communications of Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor.

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Whatcom County colleges educating much-needed cybersecurity specialists | Whatcom Opinion Columns | The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County colleges educating much-needed cybersecurity specialists | Whatcom Opinion Columns | The Bellingham Herald | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
The urgent and massive need for computer security professionals has caught the government, industry and education sectors quite unprepared. Corporations such as Target are suddenly finding that large-scale compromise of their information systems is not just an embarrassment, but a significant threat to their commercial viability.
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The urgent and massive need for computer security professionals has caught the government, industry and education sectors quite unprepared. Corporations such as Target are suddenly finding that large-scale compromise of their information systems is not just an embarrassment, but a significant threat to their commercial viability.
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Qatar ‘safe from cyber security threats’

Qatar ‘safe from cyber security threats’ | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
State-owned Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN) said the fibre optic technology it has rolled out for government entities and the private sector is safe from any form of cyber security threat.
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State-owned Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN) said the fibre optic technology it has rolled out for government entities and the private sector is safe from any form of cyber security threat.

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Indias IT security spend to grow exponentially in coming years

Indias IT security spend to grow exponentially in coming years | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Spending has increased 20-35 per cent in past two years
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Over the last couple of years, increased cyber threats had forced several Indian enterprises to increase spending in tech security between 20 per cent and 35 per cent, said sector officials. India is third in terms of internet users. Its internet protocol (IP) traffic would grow sixfold from 2012 to 2017 at a compound annual growth of 44 per cent, said a KPMG report. Due to this, the spend would depend more on the business model rather than size of the company, said some officials.

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Belgium Desperately Seeking Cyber Security Czar

Belgium Desperately Seeking Cyber Security Czar | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
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At the tail end of a hack-filled 2013, Belgium’s cabinet decided to set up a cyber-security agency. But disputes over its authority, and the salary its chief will get, have stalled its establishment and deployment. Meanwhile, Belgium’s institutions continue to be hacked.

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Infosecurity - Europol Faces Steep Challenges from Locationless Cybercrime

Infosecurity - Europol Faces Steep Challenges from Locationless Cybercrime | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Cybercriminals attack from shadowy, virtual locations, with a target area of 2.7 billion people, Troels Oertling told an audience at Check Point Experience in Barcelona.
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Cybercriminals attack from shadowy, virtual locations, with a target area of 2.7 billion people, Troels Oertling told an audience at Check Point Experience in Barcelona.
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Cisco's John Chambers Complains to Obama Over NSA's Spying Practices | SecurityWeek.Com

Cisco's John Chambers Complains to Obama Over NSA's Spying Practices | SecurityWeek.Com | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Cisco CEO John Chambers complained to President Obama about the NSA's spying practices, saying they were harming overseas business for US tech firms.
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Cisco chief executive John Chambers has complained to US President Barack Obama about the National Security Agency's spying practices, saying they were harming overseas business for US tech firms.

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Infosecurity - NIST Kicks Off Post-Snowden Crypto Standards Review

Infosecurity - NIST Kicks Off Post-Snowden Crypto Standards Review | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
The reverberations from Edward Snowden’s disclosures regarding the National Security Agency continue, with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announcing it has begun a review of the institute’s cryptographic standards and guidelines program.
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The reverberations from Edward Snowden’s disclosures regarding the National Security Agency continue, with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announcing it has begun a review of the institute’s cryptographic standards and guidelines program.
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Belgium Gets Hacked… Again - Digits - WSJ

Belgium Gets Hacked… Again - Digits - WSJ | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Belgium’s foreign ministry has had no access to emails or the Web since last Saturday, after discovering that it was the victim of a continuing cyberattack.
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Belgium’s foreign ministry has had no access to emails or the Web since last Saturday, after discovering that it was the victim of a continuing cyber attack. Systems to handle passports and visas are up and running again, spokesman Henrik van de Velde said Thursday.

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New NSA chief vows more transparency for embattled agency

New NSA chief vows more transparency for embattled agency | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new head of the National Security Agency vowed on Monday to lead the embattled spy agency with greater transparency as it balances individual rights against the rising risk of
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The new head of the National Security Agency vowed on Monday to lead the embattled spy agency with greater transparency as it balances individual rights against the rising risk of a destructive cyber attack against the United States. In his first interview since taking the helm of both the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command in April, Admiral Mike Rogers said he would be more candid with the public about much of the NSA's work after nearly a year of damaging revelations by former contractor Edward Snowden.

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India third country in world most vulnerable to cyber attack

The Internet Security Threat Report from Symantec shows India in third global place for threats and data breaches from malicious cyber activities
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The Internet Security Threat Report from Symantec shows that the world is in an era of “mega data breach”. Organizations worldwide are suffering and this includes both national security departments and commercial enterprises.

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ADF to embrace cyber warfare in future military operations

ADF to embrace cyber warfare in future military operations | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
The Australian Defence Force has embraced cyber warfare, deception and disinformation through the internet as key elements of future military operations. However newly declassified ADF papers provide no guidance on how efforts to influence and deceive adversaries will not also mislead the Australian public and media.
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The Australian Defence Force has embraced cyber warfare, deception and disinformation through the internet as key elements of future military operations. However, newly declassified ADF papers provide no guidance on how efforts to influence and deceive adversaries will not also mislead the Australian public and media. While the Australian government has in recent years highlighted the need to defend Australia from cyber threats including hacking and foreign spying, Australia’s preparedness and capabilities to undertake offensive cyber operations have remained a closely guarded secret.

 
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Govt services to face massive security challenge: CSIRO | ZDNet

Govt services to face massive security challenge: CSIRO | ZDNet | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Australians could face rolling shutdowns of public infrastructure, massive data leaks from public services and a government defrauded of billions within the next decade due to an increasing potential for online security breaches, according to a new report by the CSIRO.
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Australians could face rolling shutdowns of public infrastructure, massive data leaks from public services and a government defrauded of billions within the next decade due to an increasing potential for online security breaches, according to a new report by the CSIRO.
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thebahamasweekly.com - OAS Assists Bahamas in the Development of a National Cyber Security Strategy

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