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Finance Digest

October 17, 2017  |  Finance Digest, Richard Betts

Data – The Overlooked But Priceless Asset

Increasingly, the lifeblood of businesses today is the data that flows 24/7, 365 days of the year. Yet it feels as though many organisations are not treating it as the priceless asset it should be, especially sensitive client data. If any board of executives did not adequately look after the cash it...
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October 13, 2017  |  WIRED, Lily Hay Newman

Replacing Social Security Numbers Won’t Be Easy, But It’s Worth It

Privacy and Security advocates have sounded the alarm for decades about the dangers of the United States' over-reliance on Social Security numbers. But serious discussion about what might replace them has become much more concrete in the weeks since Equifax revealed that attackers had potentially compromised 145.5 million...
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Information Security Buzz

October 5, 2017  |  Information Security Buzz , Security Experts

NCSC Has Seen More Than 1,000 Attacks In The Past Year

While the NCSC and GCHQ are doing a great job so far, the reality is that the number of threats is likely to be much larger. In our recent survey with Ponemon Institute, we found just 35% of UK organisations share intelligence with government associations. More...
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October 5, 2017  |  TechTarget, Michael Heller

Equifax breach impact expands, blame game continues

The former CEO of Equifax answered questions regarding the Equifax breach impact and causes, but experts were not satisfied by the answers. On Monday, the credit bureau admitted that an additional 2.5 million Americans may have been affected in the Equifax breach, bringing the current estimate of affected citizens to 145.5...
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October 4, 2017  |  SiliconAngle, James Farrell

Social security numbers as IDs have to go, says White House official

The Social Security number as Americans know it could be coming to an end as the Trump administration mulls a more modern kind of identification following the massive hack of U.S. consumer credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. Speaking on Tuesday at the Washington Post’s Cybersecurity...
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IT Pro Portal

September 28, 2017  |  IT Pro Portal, Anthony Aragues

The challenge of attribution by IP address

You might have been lead to believe that an IP address is the missing link between something that happened on the Internet and the person responsible, especially if you watch a lot of CSI or hacker movies. An Internet Protocol (IP) is an address given to a system for a...
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The Hague Security Delta

September 28, 2017  |  The Hague Security Delta, HSD Foundation

Anomali New HSD Premium Partner

Threat intelligence provider Anomali was welcomed as new Premium Partner, during the Cyber Security Week 2017. “Joining this prestigious security cluster is a privilege and an important milestone as Anomali continues to expand its European footprint. We believe in the HSD’s vision and work within the...
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September 26, 2017  |  Himaya

UAE Banks Federation launches threat intelligence sharing platform for banks in the UAE

13 founding banks to share cyber security intelligence in new UBF-ISAC, powered by Anomali Threat Stream. The UAE Banks Federation (UBF), the professional representative body comprising 48 member banks operating in the UAE, has today launched its first Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (ISAC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), powered by...
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Computer Weekly

September 25, 2017  |  Computer Weekly, Nick Booth

There’s nothing to beat good honest deception

People are always going to hack. Some are just jealous, others are curious and some believe it’s the best way to learn about coding. Why not just recognise this fact and give them a play area? Or better still, have some fun with the little buggers. We might...
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The Hill

September 21, 2017  |  The Hill, Joe Uchill

Former NSA, CIA chief: I can’t support spy hacking if we can’t keep tools secret

Michael Hayden, a former head of both the National Security Agency and CIA, said on Thursday that the U.S. should not deploy cyber espionage tools if it can't keep them secure. "I cannot defend American espionage using incredibly powerful tools if we cannot keep them secret," Hayden said...
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