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Adding Cyber Security to Corporate Risk Management

Dec 17, 2014 11:43:07 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in fixnix, Governance, information security, IT security, security threat, Blog, compliance, Corporate Risk Management, cyber, cyber attack, cyber security, cyber threat, risk

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Corporate boards and senior management like to focus on business. They love the numbers, the strategy and the success of a business operation. They have a passion for it and that is why they are sitting on board or managing a global company.

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NASA prepares for serious sysadmin work - reimaging Opportunity Rover out on MARS!

Sep 3, 2014 4:59:58 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in hackers, information security, IT security, JPL, MARS rover, security threat, Blog, cyber attack, cyber security, NASA, opportunity rover, reimaging

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Admit it: whenever you apply a patch that requires a restart, you suck in a great big breath just before you hit the [Reboot] button.

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Hackers attack five US banks including JPMorgan Chase

Aug 29, 2014 1:20:43 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in hackers, information security, IT security, J.P.morgan, malware, security, security threat, US banks, Blog, cyber, cyber attack, cyber security, cyber threat

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6 trends that will shape Information security in 2014

Aug 25, 2014 2:05:57 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in hackers, information security, IT infrastructure, IT security, malware, security services, Blog, cyber, cyber attack, cyber crime, cyber security, entrepreneur

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Worldwide spending on information security will reach $71.1 billion in 2014, an increase of 7.9 percent over 2013. The data loss prevention segment will record fastest growth at 18.9.

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US Nuclear Regulatory Commission hacked 3 times in 3 years

Aug 22, 2014 12:04:20 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in hackers, information security, united states, US, Blog, cyber, cyber attack, cyber crime, cyber security, Nuclear Regulatory commission, phishing

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Oxford and Cambridge in the race to eliminate passwords

Aug 5, 2014 12:02:28 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in security threat, Blog, cambridge, cyber attack, oxford, password replacement

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More novel approaches to authentication have been gaining media attention this week, each linked to major universities.

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'IoT' is full of major security holes for hackers to find

Aug 4, 2014 11:53:51 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in security threat, web connected devices, web devices, Blog, cyber, cyber attack, cyber threat

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The surge of Web-connected devices -- TVs, refrigerators, thermostats, door locks and more -- has opened up huge opportunities for cyberattacks because of weak security, researchers said Tuesday.

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Hacking experts build device to protect cars from cyberattacks

Jul 26, 2014 12:36:29 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in hackers, intruders, Blog, car hacking, cyber attack, cyber security, cyber threat

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BOSTON: Two security experts who a year ago exposed methods for hacking the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape say they have developed technology that would keep automobiles safe from cyber attacks.

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Apple installed security backdoors on 600 mn iPhones, iPads: Researcher

Jul 25, 2014 12:17:31 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in hackers, ipad, iphone, vulnerablities, apple, Blog, cyber, cyber attack, cyber threat

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Apple has been accused of intentionally installing security backdoors in some 600 million iOS devices that offer surveillance-level access to data including photos, browsing history and GPS locations.

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iSpy? Researcher exposes backdoor in iPhones and iPads

Jul 24, 2014 12:47:08 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in hackers, iphone, ispy, security threat, Blog, cyber, cyber attack, cyber threat

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How much of your personal data on your iPhone or iPad would you be willing to bet law enforcement or a hacker can grab from your device, even if you've encrypted it?

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