Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.
Below you’ll find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or our blog posts providing additional insight. Be sure to check back each Friday for highlights of the goings-on each week!
A central European security software firm said on Monday that a cyberattack last month in Ukraine was broader than initially reported last week when the nation’s secret police blamed a power outage on Russia.
The Let’s Encrypt project was founded with the goal of eliminating the obstacles of encrypting all HTTP traffic. Starting on December 21, we saw activity going to a malvertising server, with traffic coming from users in Japan.
Apps that allow users to watch channels from other parts of the world are something that many users would find useful. However, some of these apps may put users at risk. Most smart TVs today use older versions of Android, which still contain this flaw.
We’ve just released a supplement by one of our Canadian threat researchers that focuses exclusively on the current threats and trends affecting Canada: “What About Canada, Eh? – The Canadian Threat Landscape.”
In 2016 integration of breach detection systems with intrusion protection systems will be quintessential to managing the pretense of an adversary. Corporations expect to be hit and prepare to survive a cyber home invasion.
The government is poised to greatly strengthen its measures against cyberterrorism in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. As was the case with the 2012 London Olympics, the closely watched event is a popular target of hackers.
Within the $1.1 trillion spending bill signed by President Obama last month is a legal framework for sharing information about digital security threats that upset privacy advocates but which energy industry officials say will help keep the nation’s electric grid safe from cyberattacks.
More than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. are unfilled, and postings are up 74% over the past five years, according to a 2015 analysis of numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by Peninsula Press, a project of the Stanford University Journalism Program.
Leading shipping organizations have come together to tackle cybercrime by publishing the first set of guidelines designed to help their industry deal with this growing threat. The industry has come to appreciate that their vessels and operational infrastructure are a prime target for cyberattacks.
Today, January 8, 2016, marks the incept date for Roy (Batty) the leader of the rogue Nexus-6 replicant group from the pinnacle 1968 novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” and the 1982 Film “Blade Runner” (played by Rutger Hauer). After a life offworld where he would see attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion and C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate, Roy would return to Earth to meet Eldon Tyrell of the creator of replicants and founder and CEO of the Tyrell corporation. After a vigorous pursuit by the “Blade Runner” Rick Deckard (played by Harrison Ford) Roy would die just shy of his natural four year life span in November 2019.
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