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Social Media Provides Fertile Hunting Ground For Phishing Scammers

Social Media Provides Fertile Hunting Ground For Phishing Scammers | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
According to a recent survey by RSA, the number of phishing attempts targeting social media users is on the rise, with an increase of 19 percent over the past year.
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Social Media in the Middle East: The Story of 2013

These slides, curated and analysed by ictQATAR's Damian Radcliffe and Shahd Dauleh, look back at the key developments and data points in the Middle East's so...
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Budget Bill Boosts Cybersecurity Spending - InformationWeek

Budget Bill Boosts Cybersecurity Spending - InformationWeek | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
Congress's $1.1 trillion spending package increases cybersecurity funding, but seeks more transparency in IT spending.
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CIO Responsibility for Social Media

CIO Responsibility for Social Media | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
While it might be tempting to kick responsibility for social media regulatory issues over to risk management, Guest Contributors Richard Raysman and Francesca argue that the CIO is best placed to take a leadership role in ensuring that the company's social media initiatives comply with any regulatory obligations.
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Facebook 10th Anniversary: Social Media Security Infographic

Facebook 10th Anniversary: Social Media Security Infographic | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Post it, Tag it, Share it Like it or not; with over 1.2 billion active users, Facebook has become arguably the most influential element of our societys online experience!...
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Top IT job skills for 2014: Big data, mobile, cloud, security

Top IT job skills for 2014: Big data, mobile, cloud, security | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
The IT job market is on the rise, and top jobs include anything in big data, mobile, cloud or security. Learn more about the latest hiring trends with TechRepublic's roundtable of IT executives and tech recruiters.
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Indian Army Asks Its Staff Not To Use Social Media Citing National Security

Indian Army Asks Its Staff Not To Use Social Media Citing National Security | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
Indian Army, which is itself an active entity on social media wants its staff to stay away from social media. According to news reports, fearing that national security could be compromised; the Ind...
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Snapchat’s Security Problems Won’t Go Away - CBS Philly

Snapchat’s Security Problems Won’t Go Away - CBS Philly | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
Snapchat's latest security
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Social media policy legitimate for protection of employer interests - Employment and HR - Australia

Social media policy legitimate for protection of employer interests - Employment and HR - Australia | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
27 Jan 2014 - Australia - Employment and HR - Social media policy legitimate for protection of employer interests - Clayton Utz - Workplace policies and procedures have been widely adopted to prescribe acceptable standards of conduct for employees.
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Cyber security – the threats you need to watch out for in 2014 - Macworld Australia

Cyber security – the threats you need to watch out for in 2014 - Macworld Australia | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
Macworld Australia is the premier Australian source for news, reviews, help, how-tos, and expert opinion for the Australian Apple market, including the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
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How to protect yourself from security breaches on social media sites

How to protect yourself from security breaches on social media sites | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
All too often we see headlines warning users of security breaches to social networking sites. Here's how to protect yourself from security breaches on social media.
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ENISA Threat Landscape 2013 - Overview of current and emerging cyber-threats — ENISA

ENISA Threat Landscape 2013 - Overview of current and emerging cyber-threats — ENISA | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
ENISA releases the 2013's ENISA Threat Landscape (ETL 2013). The ENISA Threat Landscape is a collection of top cyber-threats that have been assessed in the reporting period, ie. end 2012-end 2013.
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Banks Take Baby Steps Into Social Media

Banks Take Baby Steps Into Social Media | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
Banks are networking with consumers, but will they ever allow actual transactions?
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OAuth weakness threatens users of social media sites

OAuth weakness threatens users of social media sites | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
Depending on their OAuth implementation, social media sites, such as Google, LinkedIn and Yahoo, could share users' personal information with malicious third-party websites, experts say.
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SOCIAL MEDIA: Is public WiFi safe?

SOCIAL MEDIA: Is public WiFi safe? | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
Hot spots at coffee shops and other public areas simply are not secure from hackers looking for private data
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Government agency compromised by fake Facebook hottie | ZDNet

Government agency compromised by fake Facebook hottie | ZDNet | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
Emily Williams wasn't real, but the two hackers who created her from social media profiles got her a government job, a company laptop, VPN credentials - and compromised a government network.
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New Snapchat Hack Found by Researcher, So Snapchat Bans Researcher's Account

New Snapchat Hack Found by Researcher, So Snapchat Bans Researcher's Account | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
In recent months, young social media service, Snapchat, has been at the center of security scandals. Jaime Sanchez, a Spanish cyber security consultant for Telefónica, has just uncovered a new cyber security problem with Snapchat - one that can crash your iPhone.
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(ISC)²® Opens Call for Speakers for Second Annual CyberSecureGov Conference

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 (ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with nearly 100,000 members worldwide, today announced the opening of its call for speakers for the 2nd annual (ISC)⊃2; CyberSecureGov security leadership conference, to be held June 2-3, 2014, in Arlington, VA. The conference will offer 2 days of government-focused sessions at a low cost to government employees.
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Cybersecurity Predictions for 2014

Key information security trends to be on the lookout for in 2014 include new types of attacks, an increased mobile security threat and greater government pressure for standards compliance, according to experts.
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Enterprise Social Networks: A Guided Tour - InformationWeek

Enterprise Social Networks: A Guided Tour - InformationWeek | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
More enterprises are deploying internal social networks to encourage collaboration and improve productivity. Take a tour of the major platforms and see how they are being used by leading organizations.
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QuickMobile Predictions: Event Apps and Social Media in 2014 | International Meetings Review

QuickMobile Predictions: Event Apps and Social Media in 2014 | International Meetings Review | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
In 2014, mobile event apps will embrace social networking by offering what is needed, not what is trendy.
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Over 2 million stolen Facebook, LinkedIn and Google passwords leaked online

Over 2 million stolen Facebook, LinkedIn and Google passwords leaked online | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
Over two million stolen user passwords for social media sites including Facebook, LinkedIn and Google have been leaked online, according to a report by security firm Trustwave.
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2013 Data Breach Investigations Report

2013 Data Breach Investigations Report | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
Download the 2013 #DBIR from Verizon for the latest on data security threats.
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Snapchat Hack a Wake-Up Call to Parents, Social Media | NewsFactor Network

Snapchat Hack a Wake-Up Call to Parents, Social Media | NewsFactor Network | Information Security Education | Scoop.it
This new year of 2014 may very well be the one in which the ability (or failure) of social networks to protect their users' data becomes a competitive advantage (or disadvantage).
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