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US Card Fraud Losses Could Exceed $12Bn By 2020

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:30:00 -0400

Fraud losses incurred by banks andmerchants on all credit, debit, and pre-paid general purpose and private label payment cards issued globally hit $21.84 billion (bn) in 2015, with the United States (US) accounting for almost two-fifths (38.7%) of the total at $8.45bn. But by 2020 it could surpass $12bn, were [...]

IoT Opens Door to Energy Efficiency -- Not Just in Large Buildings

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:36:00 -0400

By Casey Talon Large building owners have been investing in intelligent building technologies and leveraging these data-driven solutions to reduce costs, improve operational and energy efficiencies, and achieve broader corporate objectives like sustainability. Small and medium building (SMB) owners, on the other hand, often struggle to maintain profits and sustain slim [...]

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DDoS And 3 Recommendations To Secure The Internet Of Things (IoT)

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:00:00 -0400

And so it begins. Last week we experienced the first security attack publicly and widely attribute to the Internet of Things (IoT). This day has been a long time in coming. It’s really far from the first IoT security breech mind you, but this is the first one that affected [...]

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World Series Scam Alert: How To Protect Yourself

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:43:00 -0400

With emotions running high, you can easily get scammed on World Series tickets. Here's how to protect yourself.

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SAPVoice: Supply Chain Futurists Predict The Impact Of Digital Transformation

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:14:00 -0400

Digitization isn’t merely a buzzword. The digital transformation of your business can have a serious impact on your organization – particularly as it applies to your supply chain operations. For instance, a digital supply chain can lower procurement costs by 20%, reduce supply chain process costs by 50%, and increase revenue [...]

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Chinese Crew Steals iPhone Pics, Hacks Google Nexus, Wins $200,000

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:40:00 -0400

Mobile Pwn2Own contest dominated by Chinese hacker pros Keen Lab, who stole photos from an iPhone and installed malware on a Nexus 6P.

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What Godzilla Can Teach Japan About Its Cybersecurity

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:12:00 -0400

While Japan has never dealt with a giant physical monster in real life, the film is right on the money in terms of how bureaucratic institutions plan for and respond to threats.

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Disruptive 'Crypto' Startup Centz Eyes $160Bn Gift Cards Market

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:26:00 -0400

US-based start-up CentzInc. has vowed to “disrupt” the global gift card industry at the Money 2020 and CoinAgenda trade shows in Las Vegas, giving consumers control of their gift cards by combining all such card balances into a single lump sum that is denominated in digital currency Centz Gold Bucks [...]

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As IPO Looms, Tanium Sells Itself As More Than Cybersecurity

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:00:00 -0400

The $3.5 billion startup Tanium has bigger targets than hackers.

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Don't Let A Lack of Resources Compromise Your Cyber Security

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:39:00 -0400

When it comes to cyber security, the average business on Main Street may not have the most sophisticated systems in place, but businesses can benefit from educating employees, implementing basic safety filters, and learning to strike the right balance between security and usability.

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Is An American Company's Technology Helping Turkey Spy On Its Citizens?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0400

Whistleblowers say Procera Networks was supplying a feature to extract usernames and passwords of millions of Turkish citizens.

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New Cybersecurity Countermeasures To 'Stay Ahead Of The Bad Guys' For Motor Vehicles Announced Today

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:38:00 -0400

Protecting vehicles from malicious cyber-attacks and unauthorized access is a growing issue and today the federal government took action. A proposed series of recommendations to the automotive industry aimed to improve cybersecurity safety were announced today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Mobile Hacks Can 'APPen' To You: 4 Ways To Protect Your Business

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:46:00 -0400

In this picture taken on March 5, 2015, a map of the United States displayed on a computer screen shows cyber attacks in real time at the headquarters of Bitdefender, a leading Romanian cyber security company, in Bucharest, Romania. (AP Photo/Octav Ganea, Mediafax) Cyber thieves are increasingly targeting mobile phones. News [...]

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The Locks That Protect You Can Often Be Opened In Seconds Using Special Tools

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:41:00 -0400

VideoThis is the second of a four-part article about the security of mechanical locks and how they can be easily compromised, often in seconds, with simple to sophisticated tools that are readily available. We all rely upon locks to protect our homes, businesses, assets, and vehicles, but how well do [...]

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Understanding The Top 10 Technology Trends For 2017

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:17:00 -0400

The top ten technology trends are interesting, but how does one become more familiar with the concepts noted to determine their relevance and priority? This is a collection of books, articles, and podcasts to consume to get smart quickly on the relevant concepts.

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How To Avoid Top Three Political Scams

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:37:00 -0400

Yes, you can get scammed by political calls. Here's how to protect yourself.

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Hackers Sell $7,500 IoT Cannon To Bring Down The Web Again

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:23:00 -0400

Hackers are selling access to a huge IoT botnet that could cause more carnage after Friday's massive outage.

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My Social Security Nightmare -- Someone Hacks Our Online Social Security Work and Benefit Records

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:30:00 -0400

These days my worst nightmare involves Social Security. Having written a book and co-developed software to help people collect Social Security benefits I’ve come to realize just how critically important are the Social Security earnings record histories we accumulated while working. Without those records Social Security would have no way to know what to pay us. Or if those records were the subject of tampering, we could be given dramatically more or less benefits than we were owed.

IoT Security Is A Mess That Will Take An Age To Fix

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:57:00 -0400

The IoT security nightmare will take an age to fix, and we may not have that long.

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Dyn Once, Not Twice -- Lessons Learned

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:04:00 -0400

A number of popular high-traffic websites were compromised today by a cyber attack on Dyn, a cloud-based Internet Performance Management (IPM) company. The most significantly affected reported areas include the American Northeast, Mid-Southwest and Eastern U.K.

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The Election Can't Be Rigged, But It Can Be Influenced

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:35:00 -0400

One of the two major candidates running for President seems to have already accepted defeat and moved straight to whining and assigning blame with claims that the election is rigged. The reality—whether we’re talking about an enemy nation-state hacking election results, a coordinated effort to cast fraudulent votes in the [...]

Hacked Cameras Were Behind Friday's Massive Web Outage

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:10:00 -0400

A coordinated attack on DNS host Dyn caused Twitter, Netflix, Amazon and other websites to go down.

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How John Podesta's Emails Were Hacked And How To Prevent It From Happening To You

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:39:00 -0400

Internet security company SecureWorks has worked out how Fancy Bear hacked John Podesta's Gmail account. Here's how they did it and how you can keep it from happening to you.

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Feds Seized 50TB Of Data And Arsenal Of Guns From Accused NSA Thief

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:02:00 -0400

10 guns, including an AR-style weapon, as well as 50TB in data seized during search of NSA contractor Harold T. Martin III. The former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor is expected to face espionage charges.

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Julian Assange's Internet Access And How Facebook Could Be The End Of Wikileaks

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:06:00 -0400

What Julian Assange’s internet being cut teaches us about the power of the dentralized web and how the recentralizing effect of Facebook’s walled garden could spell the end of Wikileaks and its peers

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Fighting Cybercrime In Africa With Data Analytics

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:09:00 -0400

As the modi operandi of fraudsters evolve, organizations need to also improve their defenses and align their fraud detection to the dynamic threats they face.

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The Cloud At Home, Network MANRS And Object Swarm

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:53:00 -0400

MANRS at network operators should improve Internet security, needed to improve on-line storage security. Also the number of companies offering cloud-like local storage tied to on-line storage has increased with the addition of Igneous and IBM. Software defined storage company Caringo introduces is improved Swarm 9 product.

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Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2017

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:58:00 -0400

Gartner Symposium is currently under way in Orlando. Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research, David Cearley has identified a top ten strategic technology trends for the year ahead. He defines “strategic” as those technologies that will have significant disruptive potential over the next five years.” He also notes [...]

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Scary New Survey Shows ID Theft Impact Goes Beyond Money

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:38:00 -0400

Fallout from ID theft include stress, anxiety and insomnia, as well as missed work and reliance on welfare.

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British Spy Agencies Snooped Illegally On Public For 17 Years

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:33:00 -0400

British spies illegally collected vast amounts of personal data for more than a decade, senior judges have ruled.

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