Cyber Secutiry Update : Trends from 2014, Security Bill, Cybersecurity policy and more !

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report As the holiday season grinds on, so do the cyber crooks and their relentless quest to steal your money. We’ve had all kinds of attempted breaches this week — including some old scams we haven’t seen in years. It seems they’re trying anything to get you to react.

  • Are you immune? Protecting data in the new era of cyber-threat
  • Final cyber security bill paves way for the surveillance state
  • What lies beneath? The top cyber security trends of 2015
  • Can National Security Advisor settle cybersecurity feud?
  • Big Investments In Cybersecurity A Must, GCs Say
  • Cybersecurity alert: Grinch lurks in e-shopping
  • State finally publishes cybersecurity policy

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What lies beneath? The top cyber security trends of 2015

As 2015 draws to an end, we can look back on a year that has seen cyber security rapidly ascend the corporate, journalist and consumer agendas.
      The cost of the average corporate data breach continued to rise, and with hacks on firms such as Car Phone Warehouse, Talk Talk, Ashley Madison and even the Internal Revenue Services in the USA, the last twelve months has seen a marked escalation in Black Hat activity.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.itproportal.com


State finally publishes cybersecurity policy

The state security department’s national cybersecurity policy framework, which was approved by cabinet in 2012, has finally been published.
      The policy framework was published in last week’s Government Gazette. It comes on the heels of the closure of public comments by the state security department on its controversial draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill on 30 November.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.techcentral.co.za


Are you immune? Protecting data in the new era of cyber-threat

As the number of sophisticated cyber-attacks increase, and in the wake of the TalkTalk hack that has left yet another listed company reeling, cyber security has fast become the burning issue of boardrooms around the country.
      Cyber-threats are pervasive. Within the information security community, it is accepted that the very concept of a clean network, free from ‘intrusion’, is a fool’s paradise.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.itproportal.com


Big Investments In Cybersecurity A Must, GCs Say

More than ever before, in-house counsel are focused on and willing to devote resources to cybersecurity, a comprehensive survey from the Association of Corporate Counsel found, but many have yet to take the necessary steps to ensure their data is protected.
      As the survey and anecdotes from Pennsylvania general counsel show, for many companies, it isn’t until after a data incident that they address what areas need shoring up.
Here's the Full Story Full story : Gina Passarella, The Legal Intelligencer


Cybersecurity alert: Grinch lurks in e-shopping

The holiday shopping season is well underway, with Adobe estimating that online shopping will top $83 billion, which represents an 11% increase from last year. In addition, according to Adobe a majority of consumers will be doing their online shopping on smartphones and other mobile devices.
      Here is a list of a few of Santa’s (and Steve’s) rules for safe online shopping.
Here's the Full Story Full story : Steve Weisman, Special for USA TODAY


Can National Security Advisor settle cybersecurity feud?

Congressional lawmakers are calling on President Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice to settle a debate pitting the private sector against the State Department in a row over export controls on cybersecurity products and research.
      Reps. Jim Langevin (D) of Rhode Island and Michael McCaul (R) of Texas plan on submitting a letter to Dr. Rice next week, asking her to intervene in the feud centering around how the US government classifies certain types of technology as “intrusion software.”
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.csmonitor.com


Final cyber security bill paves way for the surveillance state

Members of Congress have been meeting behind closed doors to hash out the final text of a major cyber-security bill that they hope to rush through a vote — possibly before year end.
      Privacy advocates and civil liberties groups, meanwhile, are making a last-ditch effort to derail the bill, which appears to leave out many clauses that would have protected the privacy of personal information and instead serves primarily to strengthen government surveillance capabilities.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.infoworld.com



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