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Cyber Crime Statistics and Trends [Infographic]

Cyber Crime Statistics and Trends [Infographic] | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Check out our infographic to know the latest statistics and trends of Cyber Crime industry. By 2017, the global Cyber Security market is expected to skyrocket to $120.1 billion. The estimated annual cost over global cyber crime is 100 billion.

Via David Silva Ramalho
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This ia a little bit of an eye opener

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Your Social Media Is the Weakest Link for Cyber Criminals

Your Social Media Is the Weakest Link for Cyber Criminals | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Your Facebook page could be providing cyber criminals more intel than you realize and using social media to unlock personal information.
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In year of ransomware, denial is one of the biggest traps in infosec

In year of ransomware, denial is one of the biggest traps in infosec | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
BT and KPMG have provided advice on how companies can prepare for the inevitability of cyberattacks. Denial, as usual, is no state to be in.
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These are the good ol' days of cybersecurity

These are the good ol' days of cybersecurity | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Cybersecurity is getting more and more difficult. We will look back on today as the good ol' days in the very near future. Michael Lester shares some of his visions of what cybersecurity will look like in the future.
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The learning curve can be steap, the bad guy seem to be always ahead of it because we think that they are stupid!

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Scam alert: Callers claim Microsoft Windows license has expired

Scam alert: Callers claim Microsoft Windows license has expired | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Scam calls try to trick you into believing your license for Microsoft Windows has expired
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Linux is not as safe as you think

Linux is not as safe as you think | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
There is a notion by many people that Linux-based operating systems are impervious to malware and are 100 percent safe. While operating systems that use that kernel are rather secure, they are certainly not impenetrable. In fact, users are arguably less safe when they believe that stereotype, since they could be less vigilant.
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Analyst says spread of cyber attack due to poor security

Analyst says spread of cyber attack due to poor security | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Analysts believe the reason for a quick spread of the malicious software that is crippling computers globally is the widespread ignorant approach to information security and the lack of software up…
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Stating the bloody obvious isnt he?

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Phishing In All It's Forms Is a Menace to Small Businesses

Phishing In All It's Forms Is a Menace to Small Businesses | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Phishing, SMiShing and Vishing (seriously) are cyberthreats harried business owners need to watch for.
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How the GoldenEye/Petya ransomware attack reveals the sorry state of cybersecurity - TechRepublic

How the GoldenEye/Petya ransomware attack reveals the sorry state of cybersecurity - TechRepublic | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
The latest global ransomware outbreak has rapidly affected governments and organizations around the world. The worst part? We should have known better.
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Ok high horse time
the problems asociated with the last well known publisised cyber events or attacks came from a breach of the NSA by shadow brokers.
there are 2 things to think about - if they had these vulnerabilities why werent they bought to the attention of the developers?
the second one is more sinister. We are hearing more and more about a back door to encryption, being pushed by all governments and being fought by the software developers. If there is a back door, are we really going to allow the 5c's to actually look after it.

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Microsoft says 'no known ransomware' runs on Windows 10 S -- so we tried to hack it | ZDNet

Microsoft claims "no known ransomware" runs on Windows 10 S, its newest, security-focused operating system. SECURITY 101 Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies Take these simple steps to help protect yourself against hackers and government surveillance.
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Once again the cry of "the bad guys are stupid". Like a red rag to a bull, any hacker worth his salt, has a lot of time on their hands and wants to target schools has a ready made environment for them to do what they want.

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This malvertising campaign infected PCs with ransomware without users even clicking a link | ZDNet

This malvertising campaign infected PCs with ransomware without users even clicking a link | ZDNet | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Users only needed to visit a website compromised with a malicious advert to become infected with Mole ransomware, warn security researchers.
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Disaster Recover Lacking for Most Mission-Critical Applications

Disaster Recover Lacking for Most Mission-Critical Applications | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
The “Business Resiliency: Now’s the Time to Transform Continuity Strategies” study by Forbes and IBM outlines how organizations are facing up to application disruption challenges.
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CAMBRIC: The Seven Megatrends of Enterprise IT

Cambric the finely woven linen? No, CAMBRIC the finely woven acronym. Cambric stands for: Cloud Computing Artificial Intelligence Mobility Big Data Robotics In…
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Six out of the seven need the last one to reach their full potential.  Security should be embeded in all of these systems, sadly they are not.

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Employees lack basic cybersecurity skills despite high corporate confidence

Employees lack basic cybersecurity skills despite high corporate confidence | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Businesses are confident that they have sufficient cybersecurity systems in place, but in reality the weak link comes from employees lacking basic skills.
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For some reason management do not see a need to educate their staff - why not?


they are at the cutting edge, they see the attacks but if they do not know what to do then they are vulnerable making your organisation vulnerable as well


 

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How will smart security and the IoT transform our homes?

How will smart security and the IoT transform our homes? | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Smart locks will abolish the need for a key and geofencing technology will take it one step further by keeping track of residents' location
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You have to be kidding me, a smart home that keeps trac of you when you are not in the home.  One of the biggest problem we have is that IOT companies do not see the issues in the shiny new crap they incorporate into their products.   The first thing to go in any IOT device is security.   We have seen it and we will constantly see it

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Four ways the cloud improves your cyber security posture - Threat Brief

Four ways the cloud improves your cyber security posture - Threat Brief | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Read Christian Morin list four ways in which cloud adoption can help businesses in their cyber defense on Source Security : Adoption of the cloud is not slowing down. In fact, what’s happening is quite the opposite. According to IDC, worldwide spending on cloud computing is expected to reach $162 billion USD in 2020, growing at …
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Once again the easy way out - asking another company to mitigate your risks as a business.   Still does not cover the insider threat - accidental or malicious.   You are taking their word of patching and vulnerability testing, and most do not report on it to their customers

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How Much Does A Data Breach Cost Your Company? A Lot More Than You Might Think

How Much Does A Data Breach Cost Your Company? A Lot More Than You Might Think | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Despite the fact that the Internet has become a key pillar in the workings of modern day society, there is still a massive knowledge gap betwee
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"Many people have no idea what data security actually means, how it works, or why it’s important. They hope no one can see what it is they’re doing, and then just sort of leave it at that."


 


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Massive Petya attack, Cyber-crime, or Information warfare? | Pentesting Experts

Massive Petya attack, Cyber-crime, or Information warfare? | Pentesting Experts | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Hits organizations in several states Just five weeks after the WannaCry massive attack, a new wave of ransomware-bases attack hit targets in various countries worldwide. Like WannaCry massive attack, security experts are facing a new threat that is rapidly spreading. At the time of the attack, only a small portion of antivirus was able to detect the …
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Interesting article

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Strategies for Winning the Cybersecurity War

Strategies for Winning the Cybersecurity War | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
The gap between the security posture and the accumulating cybersecurity challenges continues to widen.
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Ransomware: More and smarter scams coming soon | ZDNet

Ransomware: More and smarter scams coming soon | ZDNet | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
But on the plus side, fighting between ransomware gangs might reduce some of the threat.
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The only protection from these sort of attacks is education.   Throwing more and more technology is just removing the protection from users and putting it on systems that require programming to work.

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Ransomware Victims Unable to Decrypt Files After Email Provider Shuts Down Attackers' Inbox

Ransomware Victims Unable to Decrypt Files After Email Provider Shuts Down Attackers' Inbox | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Another major cyberattack attack is quickly spreading across Europe and has now infected systems in the US as well. Researchers at Symantec and other leading security firms are confirming that ransomware is being spread via EternalBlue, an exploit leaked in April by the ShadowBrokers hacking group, which is said to have been stolen from the US National Security Agency.
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OK not funny, but it could only happen in the digital world!

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A Ransomware Outbreak Is Infecting Computers Across the World Right Now

A Ransomware Outbreak Is Infecting Computers Across the World Right Now | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
A quickly-spreading, world-wide ransomware outbreak has reportedly hit targets in Spain, France, Ukraine, Russia, and other countries.
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We would have thought that the wannacry infection would have caused some people to think about these issues.   Silly me!

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WannaCry Forces Honda to Take Production Plant Offline

WannaCry Forces Honda to Take Production Plant Offline | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Work on over 1,000 vehicles affected at automaker's Sayama plant in Japan while systems were restored.
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web hosting company (NAYANA) will pay $1 million to a Ransomware

web hosting company (NAYANA) will pay $1 million to a Ransomware | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
A web hosting company based in South Korea NAYANA has been infected with a ransomware called Erebus, the malware has infected 153 servers that run Linux OS and more than 3,400 business websites the company hosts.
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As a business resiliance requirement do you want to be in this situation.  Does your web probider have a backup of your website?


do you have a backup of your website?

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How an artificial brain could help us outsmart hackers

How an artificial brain could help us outsmart hackers | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
More than a million new malware programmes are created every day. Deep learning will play an increasingly critical role in helping us to fend off attacks.
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We are forgetting the fact that we may use AI to defeat the cyber criminal, but they will use them to get around the AI we put in place.   They have shown this capability time after time but we keep ingnoring the facts.

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After WannaCry, ransomware will get worse before it gets better | ZDNet

After WannaCry, ransomware will get worse before it gets better | ZDNet | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
WannaCry has demonstrated the world's vulnerability to ransomware. But it may also have made unwitting progress towards protecting us from this kind of cyberattack.
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Get better?

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