Tag: cyber security

Startup grows in cybersecurity industry

Startup grows in cybersecurity industry

Cyber Security
The growth of cybersecurity into a global industry is the result of the weaponisation of code. Initially, online users could enjoy online communication, commerce and convenience without having to think about security. A local company is making a name for itself in the cyber security world, an industry worth more than $120 billion and counting.  The Miamisburg-based Secure Cyber Defense is a young startup, just recently marking two years in business. Shawn Waldman, president and CEO, told this newspaper that its growth was almost immediate. The company provides secure IT consulting, vulnerability scanning, network services, among other security services With the evolution of more of our life into zeros and ones and the rise of the internet of things, cybersecurity needs to be accou
Experts warn of an invisible malware that allows hacker to remotely control ATMs

Experts warn of an invisible malware that allows hacker to remotely control ATMs

Cyber Security, Technology
Cybercriminals are using 'invisible' malware to attack banks across the globe. Security experts are assisting a change of tactics for the criminal organizations who target the ATMs & online banking credentials. Crooks are now focusing on the banks in the attempt to steal cash directly from the ATMs. According to The Daily Mail, Passwords and financial data have been stolen from more than 140 banks and other enterprises in 40 countries using the organizations' own software. The digital strikes targeted computers that operate automatic teller machines, letting hackers 'push money out of the banks from within the banks'. 'The use of open source exploit code, common Windows utilities and unknown domains makes it almost impossible to determine the group responsible – or even wheth
Strong passwords provide good defense as Internet of Things grows

Strong passwords provide good defense as Internet of Things grows

Cyber Security, Internet
The IoT is expanding faster than device makers’ interest in cybersecurity. National Cyber Security Alliance and ESET Report indicates that , only half of the 15,527 consumers surveyed said that concerns about the cybersecurity of an IoT device have discouraged them from buying one. Slightly more than half of those surveyed said they own up to three devices—in addition to their computers and smartphones—that connect to their home routers, with another 22 percent having between four and 10 additional connected devices. Yet 43 percent of respondents reported either not having changed their default router passwords or not being sure if they had. Like leaving the front door of your home wide open when you leave, many people leave personal information online for anyone to find. Security
Malawi to step up fight against cybercrime

Malawi to step up fight against cybercrime

Cyber Security
Africa’s thriving economies have an undeniable link to the success of technology on the continent. Though, with these advancements comes the threat of hacking, cyber crimes and malware. Cybercrime is a growing concern for African organisations, as technology evolves, so will the nature and prevalence of cyber threats. Much like taxes and death, cyber security has become a part of our day-to-day lives and it is something that can have a negative impact on both individuals and organisations. As Malawi moves closer to its first ever national cybersecurity strategy, the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) says the development of the strategy has been boosted by the recent signing into law of the E-transactions and Communications Bills by the State President. MACR
Google Gets Rid of 1.7 Billion Bad Ads

Google Gets Rid of 1.7 Billion Bad Ads

Cyber Security
Google has reported that it removed 1.7 billion bad advertisements from its various sites in 2016, more than double the prior year's totals. The firm took several steps to crack down on the deceptive advertising, including updating its policies to protect users from "misleading and predatory offers." It also beefed up its technology to help identify misleading ads and remove them, according to Scott Spencer, Google's director of product management, sustainable ads. The director noted that free and open Web is a vital resource for individuals and businesses around the world, and advertising plays a role in making sure users have access to accurate, quality online information. According to the Tech blog, Bad ads have been a big headache for Google and a host of other social media si...