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January 2017: Top Hacks and Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]

The new year started with a whole new collection of hacks and security breaches. On the 4th of January, the known hacker CyberZeist claimed to have hacked the FBI’s website and proved it by leaking personal account information of several FBI agents. The hack happened by the exploitation of a zero-day vulnerability in the Plone CMS,

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industrial cyber threats

Securing the Energy Sector against Industrial Cyber Threats

Late in 2015, just over a month before hackers plunged over 230,000 residents in the Western Ukraine into darkness for 6 hours, Forbes forecasted what they considered to be the biggest cybersecurity threat: The Energy Sector.   They were right, and remain correct as the exploits and vulnerabilities of 2016 become the major challenges of

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cyber security careers

Cyber Security Today: Career Paths, Salaries and In-Demand Job Titles

The constantly evolving threats from both hackers and state-sponsored actors, along with the expanding attack surfaces seen in the widespread adoption of IoT (internet of things devices), has led to a huge shortage of labor in the cyber security field. “The demand for the (cybersecurity) workforce is expected to rise to 6 million (globally) by

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Cyber Terrorism – How Real is the Threat?

As our dependency on the internet increases from our phones to our streets, hospitals and cities, so do the threats posed by cyber terrorism. “Cyber terrorism” is a contested term that can erroneously include acts of “hacktivism” and internet vandalism which do not directly threaten the lives and livelihoods of their victims. The potential threats

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OSI Model

Application Layer Security Within the OSI Model

With more and more high-profile hackings taking place in recent years, application security has become the call of the hour. But while the awareness is on the rise, not all security officers and developers know what exactly needs to be secured. One aspect that is often overlooked during development is application layer security. The following

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Smart City

Internet of Things (IoT) – Hack My Smart City

The modern metropolitan is becoming more and more computerized. Mega computers are running the show in more ways that can be comprehended – traffic signals, electricity networks, water supply pipes, public transport services and other civil utilities. While the Smart City concept is improving the standards of urban services, how safe really is it for us?

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What You Need To Know – Millions of eBay Users Exposed

Online e-commerce has become the rage. Millions of people worldwide are doing their shopping on the various online platforms. But even enormous e-commerce platforms like eBay are not immune to cybercrime, as security researcher MLT demonstrated recently. The culprit this time was Cross Site Scripting (XSS), a common application layer vulnerability that obviously was not detected/remediated during

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Checkmarx Marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month with App Kit, Daily Tips, Game of Hacks

In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Checkmarx — a global leader in software application security — has several things planned, the first of which is the launch of SecureDevKit to raise awareness. The campaign is designed to give CISOs/CSOs and software development managers a kit that “includes physical and online tools to promote

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