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With ransomware, pay up if you want to keep paying

A hospital CEO is contacted in the middle of the night with a dire warning. Hackers have taken control of computer systems used for patient care, CT scans, and lab work. 655 more words

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Most businesses will not put off cloud adoption because of security concerns

Businesses are pressing ahead with their digital transformation plans, despite fears of being hit by a cyber attack or data protection regulations. This is according to a new independent research report from Advanced, which questioned over 500 senior executives in UK organisations about their attitudes to using the cloud as part of their digital transformation plans. 439 more words

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Most businesses will not put off cloud adoption because of security concerns

Businesses are pressing ahead with their digital transformation plans, despite fears of being hit by a cyber attack or data protection regulations. This is according to a new independent research report from Advanced, which questioned over 500 senior executives in UK organisations about their attitudes to using the cloud as part of their digital transformation plans. 439 more words

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Crowdsourced security testing and bug bounties

In the past few years, the bug bounty economy has been growing steadily, with more organizations getting on board every day.

In this podcast, Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge, talks about crowdsourced security testing and bug bounties. 685 more words

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Week in review: Evaluating AI-based cyber security systems, how CIA hit air-gapped computers

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles:

How the CIA gained access to air-gapped computers
A new WikiLeaks release of documents believed to have been stolen from the CIA show the intelligence agency’s capability to infect air-gapped computers and networks via booby-trapped USB sticks. 826 more words

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Got Robocalled? Don’t Get Mad; Get Busy.

Several times a week my cell phone receives the telephonic equivalent of spam: A robocall. On each occasion the call seems to come from a local number, but when I answer there is that telltale pause followed by an automated voice pitching some product or service. 1,219 more words

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Damn you, computer "hackers"!

My mom got scammed online earlier this week. This is the second time in a year that someone close to me has gotten burned by a scummy, sleazy, no good, prey-on-the-weakness-of-others-rather-than-get-a-real-job jackass. 1,796 more words

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