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Site Map - Cybercrime

Service Denied

- Distributed denial of service attacks continue to grow in both size and scope.

SHORTAGE OF CYBERSECURITY PROS

- A recent RAND report outlines the dearth of cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. labor market and highlights what private and public organizations are doing to address the problem.

CYBERBULLYING

- Cyberbullying has tripled over the last year, according to McAfee’s 2014 Teens and the Screen Study: Exploring Online Privacy, Social Networking and Cyberbullying. The study found that 87 percent of youth reported witnessing cyberbullying over the last year, compared to the previous study in which just 27 percent said they had observed cruel online behavior.

DATA BREACHES

- Verizon identified nine patterns that describe 92 percent of the confirmed data breaches it collected in 2013. Learn about these patterns and gain insight into cyber espionage and denial-of-service attacks in the company’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.

Cyber Crime, Security and Digital Intelligence

- This original and creative book describes the risks to data and systems—from inside jobs to complex external attacks—and presents some defensive strategies.  

Morning Security Brief: AT&T Data Breach, Drug Interdiction, Mobile Security, and More

- ATT&T says a recent security breach that compromised customer information was an inside job. A GAO report reveals the U.S. Coast Guard is not meeting its performance targets for drug interdiction in a transit zone known for heavy drug trafficking. Federal agencies report that security is a key concern for teleworking employees. And more.

United States Charges China in First Criminal Cyber Espionage Case

- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the United States is formally charging members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army with cyber espionage. They are accused of stealing trade secrets from six U.S. companies.

Advance Persistent Threat Families Detected

- Countries with higher number of APT families have a higher number and variety of adversaries.

Morning Security Brief: Sanctions Against Russia, Taliban Attacks Afghan Police, Secure UK Currency, And More

- EU leaders are considering economic sanctions against Russia, which could have grave consequences for Europe's economy. Taliban insurgents attacked a police station in Jalalabad, killing 10. The UK is working on a £1 coin with enhanced security features to curb counterfeiting. And a congressional hearing deals with human trafficking.

Morning Security Brief: Ukrainian Conflict Goes Cyber, Bitcoin Hacking Woes, and Sally Beauty Data Breach

- Ukrainian and Russian activists are taking the battlefield online by hacking government Web sites. Virtual currency exchange service Flexcoin closes its doors after being drained financially by hackers. And information from 282,000 credit cards used at Sally Beauty has surfaced on cybercrime markets.

Morning Security Brief: The Federal Cybersecurity Framework, GAO Report on Weather Disasters, and More

- The White House has issued its Cybersecurity Framework that offers best practices to critical infrastructure organizations; the GAO recommends an increase in extreme weather preparedness, and spinoffs of mobile app Flappy Birds are laden with malware.

Morning Security Brief: Target CFO Testifies on Capitol Hill, Tech Companies Reveal NSA Data Requests, and More

- Target Corp. CFO John Mulligan is scheduled to testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the security breach at the giant retailer; tech companies are disclosing how many users were affected by the NSA's information requests; the GAO issues a new report about a program designed to reduce crashes among commercial trucks and buses; and more.

Morning Security Brief: Baseline Security Requirements Established, Emergency Services Cybertech, and More

- The government is reforming how agencies acquire technology in order to bolster cybersecurity. The GAO recommends increased focus on protecting 911 databases. Target credit card databases were accessed with vendor credentials. And security for the Super Bowl ramps up ahead of the game.
 




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