Would you trust orders from a robot at work?

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For all the concerns people have expressed about robots taking over the workplace, a new survey makes it clear that most of us are ready to place our trust (and maybe our fate!) in the hands of our algorithmic overlords. Data from Oracle and research firm Future Workplace shows that 93 percent of respondents would […]

Seven hacker documentaries you can’t miss

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The Summer grinds toward its unofficial Labor Day end. The days are still long and hot. The humidity is thick. It’s a time of the year when I like to tuck myself indoors and catch up on movies I’ve missed and old favorites. One of my preferred subjects is hacking. And to get a sense of […]

Healthcare industry still concerned about medical device hacking

A Ponemon survey released last week, Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to Defend, shows that many in the healthcare industry still believe medical devices are primed for, and defenseless to, attack. While the study’s title smacks of hyperbole – medical devices are not coming under significant attack in the wild today (yet) […]

Enterprises could (but often don’t) do this one thing to dramatically reduce risk

What is the one technique involved in almost every security breach? Phishing. Nearly every major breach starts with some sort of phishing attack, in which nefarious individuals send reputable-looking emails with the goal of getting the recipient to reveal information or click on a malicious link. Perhaps it’s an assistant opening what he or she thinks is a contract for […]

Law firms targeted in hacks seeking insider info

Last week, three Chinese hackers were charged with stealing inside information in order to profit from trading equities. According to an indictment unsealed Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in the Southern District of New York, the three were charged with “devising and carrying out a scheme to enrich themselves by obtaining and trading on material, nonpublic information […]

8 must-reads about the email hack that potentially influenced the U.S. election

One of the biggest stories in play now regarding cybersecurity is the potential involvement of  Russian state actors in the breach of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails. The big question in the U.S. is to what extent the breaches and dissemination, primarily through WikiLeaks, of stolen email content may have tilted the election by manipulating public opinion. There are a […]

6 classic hacker movies for your Thanksgiving weekend

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Who doesn’t love a good hacker movie? I know I do! The long Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S. is the perfect time to kick back and enjoy a flick that puts cyber issues front and center. Not sure where to start? Well, here are six classics to put on your play list. Consider these the “must-sees” for anyone who wants […]

Confronting the cybersecurity challenge in the public sector

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Transmitting and securing critical information has long been a challenge for the Public Sector, in general, and the defence industry, in particular. In the past, perhaps the greater difficulty was in simply getting information from one place to another. Before radios, telephones and the Internet, armies depended on things like carrier pigeons and flag signals […]