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New research from O’Reilly Media has revealed that almost nine out of 10 (86%) businesses are deploying machine learning technologies without considering important questions regarding data quality, consumer privacy and the quality of machine learning applications. The firm conducted its research among 2000 senior business leaders in the EU, discovering that over half (55%) of
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Popular news aggregation site NewsNow has been notifying its users of a potential password breach after it found evidence of an intrusion. The firm notified customers about the incident via email this week after finding backdoor malware on some of its servers. The issue is said to have been patched and remediated. That could leave
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by Danny Bradbury Users were complaining this week after discovering they’d been logged in to Google’s Chrome browser automatically, after logging into a Google website. Chrome has long included a feature that lets you log in, connecting the browser directly to your Google account. This lets the browser, via its sync feature, store information about
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According to a new study released by (ISC)2, organizations that have made a strong investment in cybersecurity technology are better able to retain the talent they need to protect against both internal and external threats. The study, Building a Resilient Cybersecurity Culture, surveyed 250 organizations, representing a range of sizes. The prerequisite was that the
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Taking a critical step forward in national cyber defense, the White House yesterday published the National Cyber Strategy, aimed at strengthening America’s cybersecurity capabilities. President Trump wrote, “With the release of this National Cyber Strategy, the United States now has its fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years.” “The new national cyber strategy is a
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Independence Blue Cross, a Philadelphia-based health insurer notified thousands of its members this week that a data breach had exposed some of their protected health information (PHI), according to Healthcare Informatics. On July 19, 2018, Independence Blue Cross’s privacy office announced a breach in which the personal information of approximately 17,000 members – fewer than
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As the cyber industry continues to evolve, it becomes increasingly difficult for organizations to stay ahead of the curve, making the ever-changing threat landscape a major concern for many businesses, according to the 2018 Travelers Risk Index published by The Travelers Indemnity Company. Evolving threats and new digital developments make cyber a top concern for large technology,
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The infamous Magecart code has struck again, with an attack group this time using it to skim card details from customers of online retailer Newegg for a full month, according to researchers. The US-based, tech-focused e-tailer has yet to release a statement on the news, but RiskIQ, which has been following Magecart closely over the past
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New Mexico’s attorney general, Hector Balderas, announced a lawsuit, filed against Google, Twitter, Tiny Lab Productions, MoPub, AerServ, InModi PTE, AppLovin and IronSource, on allegations that nearly 100 gaming apps targeting children contain illegal tracking software. The apps, designed by Tiny Lab Productions, are marketed in the Google Play Store and are reported to collect personal
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A leading think tank has called for urgent regulatory and oversight mechanisms to be introduced to govern the use of machine learning technology by UK law enforcers. The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), is the world’s oldest independent defense and security think tank. Its latest report, Machine Learning Algorithms and
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North Korea has hit back at a landmark US indictment of an alleged cyber operative earlier this month, branding it a “smear campaign” and the individual concerned a “non-entity.” In a typically bellicose response to the US charges, a statement from Pyongyang’s foreign ministry on Friday claimed they amounted to little more than “vicious slander.”
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In response to reports that the US State Department is lagging in its implementation of basic cybersecurity standards, a group of bipartisan senators have written a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to augment security mechanisms and improve compliance. The senators point out that the password-only approach is not reliable protection, particularly
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Microsoft Office documents accounted for the delivery of nearly half of all malicious macros in August 2018, according to Cofense. A recent blog post found that the macro remains the email attachment of choice for delivering malicious payloads. Of all the mechanisms analyzed, 45% of attackers used these documents to delivery malicious macros, including Geodo,
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Speaking at the Spotlight18 conference in Las Vegas today, Deloitte experts weighed in on how to build an insider threat program during a round table discussion. Participating in the keynote discussion were Linda Walsh, managing director, Cyber Risk Services; Peter Hodge, senior manager, Cyber Risk Services; and Naj Adib, senior manger, cybersecurity advisor. The success
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Whether it’s hiring new staff or up-leveling internal staff, companies have had to get creative in order to deal with the challenges of the skills gap. To understand the different ways that companies have tried to respond to the talent shortage, Steve Moore, chief security strategist at Exabeam talked with industry experts at Spotlight18 in Las Vegas. One
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While the latest version of the Tor browser is unaffected, Zerodium today issued an advisory via Twitter of a zero-day vulnerability in the Tor browser 7.x. According to Zerodium, who buys and sells vulnerabilities in software, the browser is reported to have a serious vulnerability – a backdoor that leads to full bypass of Tor’s