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Iran improves ability to pull off cyber-attacks on US, report finds

Iran improves ability to pull off cyber-attacks on US, report finds | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Iran news update
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Hackers in Iran are a rising cyber-threat to the United States, as cyber-espionage attacks directed at American energy companies and state governments over the past year have made clear, a new report finds.

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Largest ever cyber wargame tests Europe's defences | ZDNet

Largest ever cyber wargame tests Europe's defences | ZDNet | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Cross-border cyber threat tackled by 400 security professionals from 29 countries.
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The scale of the cyberwargame shows how seriously nations now take the threat of digital attacks, and is just one of a number of such wargames being run in Europe as digital networks are now seen as a standard battleground in any conflict.

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Facebook, Gmail, Skype face Russia ban under 'anti-terror' data snooping plan | ZDNet

Facebook, Gmail, Skype face Russia ban under 'anti-terror' data snooping plan | ZDNet | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
The Russian parliament's latest play could see major Western technology firms banned from the country if they don't store data on its soil — a move that would allow Russian authorities to easily snoop on user data.
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Russia's parliament has passed a bill that could see Western technology firms barred from operating if they fail to store Russian data within the country. The legislation would require Silicon Valley companies, such as Facebook, Google’s Gmail, and Microsoft-owned Skype, to relocate Russian customer data back onto Russian soil in order to allow authorities to legally acquire and inspect data at will.
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UK finance firms to face planned hacking

UK finance firms to face planned hacking | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Finance firms in the UK could be attacked by ethical hackers on behalf of financial services regulators to identify weaknesses in cyber security.
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Finance firms in the UK could be attacked by ethical hackers on behalf of financial services regulators to identify weaknesses in cyber security. According to a Financial Times report, the Bank of England will organise simulations of hacks on banking IT infrastructures as part of regulators’ attempts to better understand cyber security risks.

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São Paulo invests $4.3m in Microsoft crime fight system | ZDNet

São Paulo invests $4.3m in Microsoft crime fight system | ZDNet | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
The surveillance platform analyzes real-time crime data and was previously implemented in New York City
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The surveillance platform analyzes real-time crime data and was previously implemented in New York City

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The world's first Internet governance plan: what do you want to know? | ZDNet

The world's first Internet governance plan: what do you want to know? | ZDNet | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
We will discuss Brazil's upcoming proposals for first global Internet bill of rights with the government and want your opinion on the subject
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We will discuss Brazil's upcoming proposals for first global Internet bill of rights with the government and want your opinion on the subject

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BURAK BEKDİL - Super-cyber Turkey in Syberia

Jamie Shia, NATO’s deputy assistant secretary general for emerging security challenges, once said:
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Inside the Ring: Hagel releases cyber warfare plans to China

Inside the Ring: Hagel releases cyber warfare plans to China | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced in China this week that he had authorized releasing details of the U.S. cyber warfare doctrine unilaterally to China in a bid to win similar cooperation from Beijing.
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US Army Compares New Hacker School To 'The Birth Of The Air Force'

US Army Compares New Hacker School To 'The Birth Of The Air Force' | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Over the next three years, the US Army will be filling its brand new cyber warfare institute at West Point with the best and brightest hackers it can ...
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US Says Cybersecurity Sharing Not an Antitrust Issue | SecurityWeek.Com

Officials at the Justice Department and FTC said they issued formal guidance telling companies that there would be no antitrust issues from the sharing of technical information about cyber attacks, malware or similar threats.
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US officials announced Thursday that companies sharing information about cybersecurity would not face prosecution on antitrust grounds. The news came amid heightened concerns about data breaches and malware that can foil online encryption to allow hackers to steal passwords or other personal data.

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Indonesia's immature infrastructure limits cyber campaigning - Channel NewsAsia

Indonesia's immature infrastructure limits cyber campaigning - Channel NewsAsia | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Online media is becoming the new battleground for political parties in Indonesia's upcoming parliamentary election. But the country's underdeveloped Internet infrastructure does place constraints on the ambitions of cyber campaigning.
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Online media is becoming the new battleground for political parties in Indonesia's upcoming parliamentary election. But the country's underdeveloped Internet infrastructure does place constraints on the ambitions of cyber campaigning.
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Israel steps up cyber-defences

Israel steps up cyber-defences | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Fears of a cyber-attack by Palestinian activists have led Israel to block international data from reaching government sites.
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Fears of a cyber-attack by Palestinian activists have led Israel to block international data from reaching government sites.

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UK launches first national CERT - Press releases - GOV.UK

UK launches first national CERT - Press releases - GOV.UK | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
CERT-UK, the UK's national Computer Emergency Response Team, will manage and prepare for national cyber security incidents.
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The Rt Hon Francis Maude MP launched CERT-UK, the UK’s national Computer Emergency Response Team, with industry representatives and international partners this morning (Monday 31 March). CERT-UK will take the lead in coordinating the management of national cyber security incidents and will act as the UK central contact point for international counterparts in this field.

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Here's how the NSA decides to tell you about a zero day - or not | ZDNet

Here's how the NSA decides to tell you about a zero day - or not | ZDNet | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
The White House has offered an insight into how the NSA and others make decisions about when to reveal software bugs – and which to keep secret.
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The White House has provided some detail on how the NSA and other US government agencies make decisions around whether to publicise tech security flaws they have discovered — or whether to keep them under wraps for intelligence purpose.

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Spying, security and net neutrality dominate internet debates in Brazil

Spying, security and net neutrality dominate internet debates in Brazil | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Future of the internet debated in Sao Paolo
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Mass surveillance, net neutrality and cyber security were all on the agenda at the Netmundial conference that concluded in Brazil on Friday, as nations tried to find common ground on how best to ensure the internet's future. The event brought together politicians, academics, industry and leading tech figures such as Sir Tim Berners-Lee to discusses how the internet must be managed in the wake of damaging revelations such as the PRISM spying scandal.

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Brits willing to pay for secure web services | News | PC Pro

Brits willing to pay for secure web services | News | PC Pro | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Survey reveals 41% of Brits would ditch Facebook over data misuse
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More than half of British adults surveyed say they're willing to pay for online privacy - but not very much. 58% of 2,000 Brits said they'd pay for more secure, private online services, and 41% said they're considering dropping their free email provider in favour of a paid-for, more secure option, according to a report by Trend Micro.

 
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Bank of England to employ hackers

Bank of England to employ hackers | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Penetration testing to be used to gauge banks' defences against hackers and cyber criminals
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The Bank of England is set to employ ethical hacking and penetration testing in an effort to strengthen cyber security of banks and other financial institutions. The scheme, as reported by The Financial Times, is known as cyber threat and vulnerability management and will be overseen by the Bank of England's director of the UK's special resolution unit, Andrew Gracie.

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Kaspersky Lab Names New North America Chief, Unveils Enterprise Security Strategy | SecurityWeek.Com

Kaspersky Lab Names New North America Chief, Unveils Enterprise Security Strategy | SecurityWeek.Com | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Kaspersky Lab appointed Chris Doggett as Managing Director, North America and revealed its strategic plans for expansion in the enterprise IT security market.
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Kaspersky Lab announced a major leadership change to its North American operations this week, while at the same time revealing its strategic plans for expansion in the enterprise IT security market. On Tuesday, the privately-held security firm named Chris Doggett as Managing Director of the company’s North America operations, replacing Steve Orenberg who served as President.
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Pentagon to triple its security workforce by 2016

Pentagon to triple its security workforce by 2016 | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently announced the recruitment efforts during a speech in Fort Meade, Md.
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Pentagon efforts to strengthen its U.S. Cyber Command in coming years. By 2016, the Fort Meade, Md.-based military command expects to triple its security staff to 6,000 people, he said.

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China Expands Cyber Spying

China Expands Cyber Spying | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Mandiant’s latest report concludes Chinese cyber espionage has expanded despite embarrassing public exposures.
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Finextra: Regulators warn US banks to take action over Heartbleed exploit

Finextra: Regulators warn US banks to take action over Heartbleed exploit | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
US regulators have warned the nation's banks to undertake a complete overhaul of their security infrastructure to counteract the threat from the Heartbleed bug.
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US regulators have warned the nation's banks to undertake a complete overhaul of their security infrastructure to counteract the threat from the Heartbleed bug. Earlier this week, researchers discovered a flaw in OpenSSL, a piece of fundamental security software used by a broad range of companies and organisations across the globe. That flaw could allow an attacker to gain access to sensitive information stored in the memory of an affected system with just a basic network request.

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Chinese CERT accuses US of carrying out 3.6 million cyber attacks on its systems

Chinese CERT accuses US of carrying out 3.6 million cyber attacks on its systems | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
US responsible for 30 percent of 2013 PC infections, says defence team
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The Chinese Computer Emergency Response Team (CNCERT) has reported linking 30.2 percent of cyber attacks on its networks in 2013 to US sources.

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MUBARAK wants govt to review Malaysias cyber law

MUBARAK wants govt to review Malaysias cyber law | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
Mubarak wants the government to tighten existing cyber laws to stem the dissemination of seditious statements.
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The Malaysian Council of Former Elected Representatives (Mubarak) on Friday urged that the country's existing cyber law be reviewed and tightened for better control of the social websites.



Read more at: http://english.astroawani.com/news/show/mubarak-wants-govt-to-review-malaysias-cyber-law-33235?cp
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Cuba's state media denounce 'secret Twitter' as proof of US cyber-war

Cuba's state media denounce 'secret Twitter' as proof of US cyber-war | Cyber Development | Scoop.it
State news agency aligns covert ZunZuneo programme with other 'anti-Cuban' plots including failed Bay of Pigs invasion
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Revelations of a secret US government programme to set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba are being trumpeted in the island's official media as proof of Havana's repeated allegations that Washington is waging a "cyber-war" to try to stir up unrest.

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