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Internet of Things : Security is getting better, but far from secure - SlashGear

Internet of Things : Security is getting better, but far from secure - SlashGear | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Connected devices are common all around the world today and becoming more and more common. In years past the only things that were typically networked were computers, tablets, and smartphones. That...
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Convenience and cost does not equal secure

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Select few pose vast majority of cyber risks, security firm warns

Select few pose vast majority of cyber risks, security firm warns | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Cloud computing has changed the way organizations operate by allowing applications and data sets to be accessed from anywhere with Internet.
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Some of the points are very accurate when it comes to cloud technologies
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Ask Toolbar in Your Browser is a Malware: Microsoft

Ask Toolbar in Your Browser is a Malware: Microsoft | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
The vintage Ask toolbar that you can spot in your computers has now been termed as threat to your PC by Microsoft.
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How to Manage a Client's Digital Estate After Death

How to Manage a Client's Digital Estate After Death | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Many advisors may not have considered the importance of discussing how clients digital assets should be handled in the event of their death. It s time to have that conversation.
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Some of the more pressing questions to ask in todays world

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Google's next Android OS is Marshmallow

Google's next Android OS is Marshmallow | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
SDK released for developers.
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Oh Dear, does that mean its going to be soft and squishy

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Cyber criminals are highly creative these days - Financial Express

Cyber criminals are highly creative these days - Financial Express | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Rapid innovation on the malware front, the exploitation of new zero-day vulnerabilities, and emerging evasion techniques can all render any single approach ineffective. A deeper, more comprehensive approach is needed to counter these increasingly sophisticated attacks. Although covering a broad set of advanced and traditional tools for overall network security, here is a simple framework for combating APTs.Data theft is big business. More than 1.3 billion records have been exposed in the last two years. The threat evolution is faster than ever...
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Rapid innovation on the malware front, the exploitation of new zero-day vulnerabilities, and emerging evasion techniques can all render any single approach ineffective. A deeper, more comprehensive approach is needed to counter these increasingly sophisticated attacks. Although covering a broad set of advanced and traditional tools for overall network security, here is a simple framework for combating APTs.

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Charting the evolution of the cyber crime industry: how did we get here? - Information Age

Charting the evolution of the cyber crime industry: how did we get here? - Information Age | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
From the beginning of modern day hacking in the 1950’s, there has always been an arms race between those trying to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of their systems, and those trying to break in.
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Anonymous threat: Beef up cyber security, minister urges

Anonymous threat: Beef up cyber security, minister urges | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
All entities under the Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII) have been urged to beef up cyber security to protect themselves against hackers.
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JP Morgan (JPM): Inside the Cyber Attack & Cybersecurity - AngelKings.com

http://goo.gl/SqPK1x | J.P. Morgan Chase - cyber attack details, cost, inside look at what happened to JPM, and how JP Morgan is increasing its cyber security ...
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Study finds more than half of hacked Android phones infected by privacy-stealing malware

Study finds more than half of hacked Android phones infected by privacy-stealing malware | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Study finds more than half of hacked Android phones infected by privacy-stealing #malware http://t.co/O6LPVXSFfO #MobileSecurity
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Defense often lax amid cyber crime boom - Banking Exchange

Defense often lax amid cyber crime boom - Banking Exchange | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Multi-group study sees banks generally as exception Despite a year of highly public and destructive cyberattacks, few organizations’ cybersecurity pol...
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Security Affairs newsletter Round 19 – Best of the week from best sources

Security Affairs newsletter Round 19 – Best of the week from best sources | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Share it please ...
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Some light reading for the weekend

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Cyber attack hits RBS and NatWest online customers on payday - The Guardian

Cyber attack hits RBS and NatWest online customers on payday - The Guardian | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Banking group says Distributed Denial of Service attack prompted flood of complaints from customers
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4 in 5 health orgs hit by cyber crooks - Healthcare IT News

4 in 5 health orgs hit by cyber crooks - Healthcare IT News | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
More than 80 percent of healthcare CIOs, CTOs and other security leaders polled by KPMG say their organizations have been victimized by at least one cyber attack in the past two years -- and many still feel like sitting ducks.
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Not good stats at all!

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Cybercriminals available for hire by the hour

Cybercriminals available for hire by the hour | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) are a growing threat to businesses, as criminals can be hired by the hour.
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Bank of England probes insurers' cyber defences

Bank of England probes insurers' cyber defences | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Officials want to see if finance firms have improved their resilience to hackers and other online attackers
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This should be interesting, watch this space

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Corporate espionage: the reason law firms are a big hacking target | Please Advise!

Corporate espionage: the reason law firms are a big hacking target | Please Advise! | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
There's a joke within the editorial team here at LexBlog that, reading the hundreds of post that come across the wire on the LexBlog Network each day, we t
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Prime targets of real hackers because of what they have within their Organisations.   In addition they also have ways into larger Organisations because of who they are and what they do.

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Simon Cairns's curator insight, August 21, 5:40 AM

Law firms are just another target, everyone has information that can be used, leveraged or sold by data thieves........

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Windows Server 2003: Dangerous to use but still surprisingly popular

Windows Server 2003: Dangerous to use but still surprisingly popular | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
One in 10 web-facing computers is still running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, according to a report - despite the OS no longer being patched by Microsoft.
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Cyber attack: How easy is it to take out a smart city?

Cyber attack: How easy is it to take out a smart city? | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Cities are getting ever more sophisticated, automated and
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“If you look at the low end where you’ve got individuals doing things with significant effects, what could larger, more capable organisations do?” he says.

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Cyber-Security Is a Hot Topic at Board Meetings

Cyber-Security Is a Hot Topic at Board Meetings | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Cyber-security is now frequently discussed at board meetings, and members are starting to hold CEOs and other upper-level management responsible for breaches.
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6 Observations About Cybersecurity Based On Two New Surveys - Forbes

6 Observations About Cybersecurity Based On Two New Surveys - Forbes | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Cybersecurity incidents and attacks have become almost daily news, and two new surveys give voice to the executives and cybersecurity professionals struggling to defend their organizations.
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The common response is to throw technology at the problem, neglecting required investment in people and processes

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Cyber crime and Cyber security are the next big risk management requirement for business? - SME Security Framework

Cyber crime and Cyber security are the next big risk management requirement for business? - SME Security Framework | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Cyber security, Cyber Crime
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Hacking Team Leak Leads To Discovery Of Major Adobe Flash Security Flaw » Computer Service Now Blog

Hacking Team Leak Leads To Discovery Of Major Adobe Flash Security Flaw » Computer Service Now Blog | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Hacking Team Leak Leads To Discovery Of Major Adobe Flash Security Flaw: Hacking Team, a… http://t.co/5HZz8xOA3J
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Infographic: How Vulnerable will your Home be to Cyber Crime?

Infographic: How Vulnerable will your Home be to Cyber Crime? | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
The internet of things/everything is upon us - but are we prepared for the new threats it will unleash?
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IOT, big data, cybercrime - the perfect storm?

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This map shows China's cyber invasion of the US is well underway - Fortune

This map shows China's cyber invasion of the US is well underway - Fortune | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
There have reportedly been more than 600 successful attacks in the past five years.
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Pretty scary stuff, all those trade secrets walking out the digital door.

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Oksana Borukh's curator insight, August 1, 6:06 AM

Pretty scary stuff, all those trade secrets walking out the digital door.

Frank J. Klein's curator insight, August 1, 1:04 PM

Pretty scary stuff, all those trade secrets walking out the digital door.

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 1, 4:27 PM

Pretty scary stuff, all those trade secrets walking out the digital door.