US University Offers First Ever Healthcare-Specific Cybersecurity Certification

US University Offers First Ever Healthcare-Specific Cybersecurity Certification The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin has launched America's first professional cybersecurity certificate program specifically geared toward protecting healthcare providers from cyber-attacks.  The Leadership in Healthcare Privacy and Security Risk Management program has been launched by the school in a bid to help close the 1.8 million person gap that the 2017 Global Information …

Number of Girls Applying for British Cybersecurity Courses Surges

Number of Girls Applying for British Cybersecurity Courses Surges Britain's National Cyber Security Centre has reported a significant increase in the number of young women applying for cybersecurity courses. According to new figures released yesterday, applications from girls for the NCSC's 2019 CyberFirst summer courses were up 47% compared to last year.   Rather appropriately, the surge in female applicants for the free cybersecurity …

#DTXEurope: Hacking Not Always Malicious, Says ‘Samy’ MySpace Worm Creator

#DTXEurope: Hacking Not Always Malicious, Says ‘Samy’ MySpace Worm Creator At Digital Transformation EXPO Europe Samy Kamkar, independent security researcher infamous for creating the ‘Samy’ Myspace computer worm that gained notoriety when it propagated across the social networking site in 2005, said that hacking exploits are not always malicious in nature, and are rather often imbedded in inquisitively and a …

Twitter Admits Personal Contact Details Used by Advertising Systems

Twitter Admits Personal Contact Details Used by Advertising Systems Twitter has admitted that personal contact information of users may have “inadvertently been used for advertising purposes.” According to a statement published earlier, it discovered that when users provided an email address or phone number for safety or security purposes (for example, two-factor authentication) this data may have been the recipient …

Sharp Spike in Attacks Targeting Company Email Accounts

Sharp Spike in Attacks Targeting Company Email Accounts A new report by email and data security company Mimecast has revealed a staggering increase in the number of Business Email Compromise (BEC) cyber-attacks. The quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) report, released today, found a 269% increase in the number of BEC attacks in quarter two of 2019, compared to the first quarter of …

Industry Leaders Throw Weight Behind Interoperability Alliance

Industry Leaders Throw Weight Behind Interoperability Alliance An industry initiative to allow data sharing and interoperability in the cybersecurity sector has won the support of 18 vendors. The Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA), created by international consortium OASIS, will unite end users and organizations in an open cybersecurity ecosystem where products can share information, insights, orchestrated responses, and analytics.  The OCA will strive …

University to Create New Cybersecurity Approach Inspired by the Human Body

University to Create New Cybersecurity Approach Inspired by the Human Body Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a fresh approach to cybersecurity modeled on the human central nervous system.  The new method, which is being created as part of the Partnership for Proactive Cybersecurity Training project, will aim to detect and neutralize cyber-threats in their earliest stages before …

#ACS19: Make Cyber a Business Risk for Management Adoption

#ACS19: Make Cyber a Business Risk for Management Adoption Don’t treat cyber-risk any differently to any other risk to your business, as engagement with senior management continues to be a challenge. Speaking at the ATM & Cybersecurity 2019 conference in London, Nina Paine, global head of cyber partnerships and government strategy, Standard Chartered, discussed the need to keep senior management engaged when creating and …

#ACS19: Police Chief’s Council Highlights Major Attacks and Threats to UK

#ACS19: Police Chief’s Council Highlights Major Attacks and Threats to UK Speaking at the ATM & Cybersecurity 2019 conference in London, detective superintendent Andrew Gould, National Cybercrime Programme Lead, National Police Chief’s Council, detailed common attackers, attack tactics and the most common ways to prevent them from happening. Saying that the main attack groups were “no great surprise,” he highlighted …

New Zealand Health Organization Discovers Multiple Hacks Dating Back Three Years

New Zealand Health Organization Discovers Multiple Hacks Dating Back Three Years A health organization in New Zealand that was targeted in a global cyber-incident in August has uncovered evidence of earlier attacks dating back three years. Tū Ora Compass Health took its server offline and strengthened its IT security following a cyber-attack on its website in August. On Saturday, the primary health organization …