Last week in cybersecurity – Sunday, November 13, 2016

 

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The future of cybersecurity is gloomy, to say the least

 

As the world begins to digest Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the U.S. presidential elections, in this piece I will try to capture the meaning of such a major development for the world of cybersecurity. Continue reading “Last week in cybersecurity – Sunday, November 13, 2016”

Cyber security concerns increase need for private wireless data networks

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Originally published in Independent Australia

THE USE of private wireless networks to provide for utilities and other aspects of critical industries have become more important than ever before, as the need for a medium to defend in the face of cyber-attacks escalates.

Recent large scale hacks have raised new awareness regarding possible cyber-attacks that have the potential of stalling operations and even bringing down small and large portions of the electric grid in the United States and elsewhere. Continue reading “Cyber security concerns increase need for private wireless data networks”

Last week in cybersecurity – Sunday, November 6, 2016

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The increasing threat of cyber attacks

As we wind down ever closer to what is becoming probably the most bizarre U.S. presidential election in modern history, there is huge controversy around cyber-security news and other types of text including the words “Clinton” or “Trump” in the body, let alone the headline. The political circle of the internet was literally exploding in response to a report issued by Slate last week claiming the Trump organization had been using a secret server to establish communication with a Russian bank. However, just as quick came the debunking of the entire matter by the same cyber-security community. Continue reading “Last week in cybersecurity – Sunday, November 6, 2016”

New DDoS scare targeting 911 calling system

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The evergrowing threat of DDoS attacks

This past week, amidst all the news about new DDoS attacks raising concerns across the board and internet providers suffering major setbacks, a man in the state of Arizona in the United States was arrested for a very concerning reason.

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Last week in cybersecurity – Sunday October 30, 2016

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Cybersecurity concers growing as we speak

News of cybersecurity developments were skyrocketing last week, with a row in Ukraine topping the list. Cyber Hunta is the name of a Ukrainian group that on October 28th went as far as releasing the emails of close aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin, proving how Moscow immensely influenced the separatists causing havoc in eastern Ukraine. Analysts are viewing this as a retaliation attack by Washington in response to Russian political hacking of various servers in the U.S.

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Police body cameras pros and cons – Can bodycams prevent unjustified police killings?

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The challenges concerning the use and regulation of police body cameras

An earlier version of this article was published at the Huffington Post

In the United States, Ferguson made us realize the importance of transparency and further need to hold police accountable and stop police brutality. Charlotte taught us new lessons about how a city police chief should not have the authority to make a decision on whether or not to release bodycam footage. Continue reading “Police body cameras pros and cons – Can bodycams prevent unjustified police killings?”

Breaking down latest DDoS attack compromising Twitter, PayPal and others

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Hackers were successful in launching a major and sophisticated cyberattack on the internet using very common devices including webcams and even digital recorders. They were able to cut-off access to some of the world’s leading and best known websites on Friday, October 21st, raising eyebrows across the board and raising even more concern about cybersecurity threats. This feat, if you may, was described by many experts as an alarming breach of worldwide internet stability. Continue reading “Breaking down latest DDoS attack compromising Twitter, PayPal and others”