More funding for AI cybersecurity: Darktrace raises $75M at an $825M valuation

July 12, 2017

With cybercrime projected to reap some $6 trillion in damages by 2021, and businesses likely to invest around $1 trillionover the next five years to try to mitigate that, were seeing a rise of startups that are building innovative ways to combat malicious hackers. In the latest development, Darktrace a cybersecurity firm that uses machine learning to detect and stop attacks has raised $75 million, giving the startup a post-money…


Virgin Media wants you to change your router password

June 24, 2017

Thousands of Virgin Media clients are affected . Image: REX/ Shutterstock Virgin Media wants you to change your router password. The company recently published advice on how to do that for older router examples after Which? publication a publication “known for researching household products” found that Virgin Media routers weren’t so difficult to hack. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that alters people into hackers Which? found that Virgin…


Girl Scouts will offer new cybersecurity badges to increase its STEM focus

June 19, 2017

Girl scouts will be able to earn cyber security badges starting next year.Image: girl scouts of the usa Girl Scouts will soon be ready to take over your IT department. The organization is teaming up with Palo Alto Networks, an internet security company, to introduce a set of new badges to promote computer and internet literacy and cybersecurity. The initiative aims to foster educational programs across all ages of the…


Banking with your personal assistant will be the future, whether you like it or not

June 11, 2017

Image: ambar del moral/ mashable It is suggested that asking your telephone helper for your bank account will soon be a reality. Samsung lately partnered with three of South Korea’s largest banks to start singer bidding banking a reality for South Korean users. Bixby which is shipped with the Samsung Galaxy S8 can make financial transactions by voice dominate via Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass, Samsung’s answer to Touch ID….


A ‘second wave’ of ransomware could broaden global cyberattack

May 15, 2017

Hackers gonna hack.Image: carl court/Getty Images Microsoft Windows users, brace yourselves. People are worried a second wave of cyberattacks could strike around the world on Monday as employees return to their desks and log onto their computers. Security experts say the unprecedented ransomware attack that on Friday locked up computers across the globe including UK hospital, FedEx, train systems in Germany among other institutions in exchange for payment, could cause…


A 22-year-old \

May 15, 2017

A map of the "unprecedented" WannaCry cyber attack.Image: screenshot/malwaretech Two 20-something cyber experts helped bring down the widespread ransomware attack that infiltrated networks at hospitals, banks, and government agencies in multiple countries. A 22-year-old British researcher unintentionally found the so-called “kill switch” that authors of the malicious software left in the code. Later, he teamed up with a 28-year-old engineer in western Michigan to ultimately halt the infections, the Associated…


Trumps cybersecurity executive order is a good first step

May 14, 2017

More posts by this contributor: In Communications, Privacy And Security Are Illusions Happy New Year — Unless You’re A Startup A significant piece of cybersecurity news nearly drowned out by the firing of FBI Director James Comey. There aretwo overriding pointsregarding President Trumps executive order (EO) outlining plans to improve data security for federal agencies and to better protect critical U.S. infrastructure. Firstly, this development was truly important a serious call to…


UK hospitals among those struck by widespread ransomware attacks

May 13, 2017

Cyber crime concept : Hacker/Cyber criminal pointing gun into laptop computer as if demanding money from oppositie site in exchange for unlocking computer.; Shutterstock ID 628668311Image: Shutterstock / BoonritP A widespread ransomware attack hit multiple countries across the globe on Friday, locking up computers and ransoming access in exchange for large Bitcoin payments, and also hit the UK’s National Health Service, affecting computers at hospitals and doctors’ offices. SEE ALSO:…


Trump signs long-delayed executive order on cybersecurity

May 12, 2017

President Trump signed a executive order today commanding a review of the United States cybersecurity capabilities. Trump was initially set to sign the order shortly after his inauguration in January and held a press conference on the issue, but ultimately delayed the signing. The version of the order signed today bears some similarity to the earlier draft, but does contain some notable changes. For instance, the order puts responsibility for…


Prevent data breaches, dont just report them

May 10, 2017

Jeff Kosseff is an assistant professor of cybersecurity law at the United States Naval Academy. The views expressed are only his, and do not represents the Naval Academy or Department of Navy. More uprights by this donor: A VHS-era privacy law in the Digital Age In The Apple Encryption Debate, Can We Merely Have The Facts Please ?