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FBI: Ransomware on the Rise

According to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI is once again warning that ransomware is on the rise. The FBI made a similar statement in January 2015. This latest FBI message says it will be on the rise in 2016.

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SC Magazine: "After Norse: VCs, pros eye cyber investments"

The sudden demise of Norse Security has left many vendors and information security professionals in the industry wondering what happened. Brian Krebs wrote in detail about the activities that led up to Norse shuttering its operations over the weekend of January 30.

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Wearables: The New Security Attack Frontier

Wearable devices are gaining traction, with estimates that more than 175 million will be in use by 2018. Today, one in five Americans own such a device, and one in 10 wears one daily (PwC). Most HR and IT departments have little concern for employees’ use of these devices. We don’t think of them as having a hard drive with sensitive data, or WiFi or cellular activity. In fact, no continuous connection to the Internet. You may want to think twice.

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Bah-Humbug: Targeting Children’s Identities During the Holiday Season

Two recent massive breaches appear to be targeting children’s identities—attacks on VTech and Hello Kitty. Stealing the identities of children is not only far more morally egregious than targeting adults, the crimes will likely not be uncovered for many years—no one expects their child’s identity to be stolen, and therefore do not monitor for such activity. It is usually detected when a child matures and seeks to secure credit for a student loan or first auto loan, only to find these credit facilities unavailable at a critical point in young adulthood.

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dinCloud: Security Experts Share Thoughts on What Measures Organizations Should Implement to Secure their Cloud Environments

Cloud security has always been a hot topic, especially more recently when you consider the multiple high profile outages with large cloud providers like Amazon, GoDaddy, and Google Aps.

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ThreatSTOP Joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

ThreatSTOP has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance to deliver our cloud-based, automated threat protection service to enterprise customers using Microsoft Azure. This collaboration highlights ThreatSTOP’s commitment to better protect customers’ data both on-premises and in the cloud, enabling businesses to take advantage of Azure flexibility, scale and innovation.

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Biggest Breaches of 2015 Recap

It's that time of year: Tim Greene who covers security for Network World has published a great, detailed summary of the biggest breaches of 2015.

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RSA 2016 panel--Malware As A Service: Kill the Supply Chain

Our founder and CEO, Tom Byrnes, will lead a panel at the RSA Conference 2016 entitled "Malware as a Service: Kill the Supply Chain" on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, from 10:20 am to 11:10 am. Click here to add to your calendar.

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Edward Snowden is now on Twitter -- @Snowden

Mr. Snowden made his debut today on Twitter with the @Snowden handle (lucky it was still available). At press time, he was only following a single entity: the NSA, and had already attracted 227K followers.

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Job opportunity: DDoS Research Assistant for the Cambridge Cloud Cybercrime Centre

The Cambridge Cloud Cybercrime Centre is seeking a Research Assistant for DDoS measurement. The Centre's overall objective is to create a sustainable and internationally competitive centre for academic research into cybercrime.

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