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NATO TO SPEND £2.6B ON SATELLITES, CYBERSECURITY AND DRONES

NATO TO SPEND £2.6B ON SATELLITES, CYBERSECURITY AND DRONES

Nato will announce plans to spend €3bn (£2.6bn) on upgrading its satellite and computer technology over the next three years, a senior official has said. As the alliance adapts to new types of warfare...

GOOGLE AND SISTER COMPANY TO OFFER CYBER SECURITY TO ELECTION GROUPS

GOOGLE AND SISTER COMPANY TO OFFER CYBER SECURITY TO ELECTION GROUPS

Google and sister company Jigsaw are joining forces to defend election organizers and civic groups against cyber attacks free of charge as the broader tech industry seeks to fend off criticism that it is...

GERMAN CYBERSECURITY WATCHDOG RAISES ATTACK LEVEL

GERMAN CYBERSECURITY WATCHDOG RAISES ATTACK LEVEL

Germany has raised its alert level against cyber attacks to “heightened readiness” ahead of parliamentary elections, saying government websites are already subjected to daily assault, newspaper Welt am Sonntag said. “We are noticing attacks...

CYBER SECURITY: EXPERTS WARN ON RISE OF HACKER RANSOMS

CYBER SECURITY: EXPERTS WARN ON RISE OF HACKER RANSOMS

Smartphones, watches, televisions and fitness trackers could be used to hold people to ransom over personal data, cyber security experts have warned. Ransomware, which makes devices unusable until their owners pay to unlock them,...

CIA ‘MISSION’ ON CARS SHOWS CONCERN ABOUT NEXT-GENERATION VEHICLES

CIA ‘MISSION’ ON CARS SHOWS CONCERN ABOUT NEXT-GENERATION VEHICLES

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – WikiLeaks documents showing the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency considered a “mission” against connected car technology underscores auto industry concern that the science behind the next generation of vehicles could be...

HOW WILL GOVERNORS ADDRESS CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE IN 2017?

HOW WILL GOVERNORS ADDRESS CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE IN 2017?

The National Governors Association (NGA) 2017 Midyear meeting was held last weekend in Washington, D.C., and the top priorities included cybersecurity and innovative infrastructure strategies in the states. Here are top highlights and several...

NEW MALWARE ATTACK SHUTTERS LONDON HOSPITAL

NEW MALWARE ATTACK SHUTTERS LONDON HOSPITAL

A previously unseen malware is being blamed for an attack on a London hospital that forced the facility to shut down a segment of its systems for a few days as a precautionary measure....

CYBER SECURITY NEED NOT COST A FORTUNE, SAYS RESEARCHER

CYBER SECURITY NEED NOT COST A FORTUNE, SAYS RESEARCHER

Organisations can bolster their cyber security without incurring huge costs by tapping into free resources and following best practices, according to a security researcher. Source: Computer Weekly Read the full story >

CYBERSECURITY OF THE POWER GRID

CYBERSECURITY OF THE POWER GRID

Until 2015, the threat was hypothetical. But now we know cyberattacks can penetrate electricity grid control networks, shutting down power to large numbers of people. It happened in Ukraine in 2015 and again in...