Have we doubled the number of women in infosec?

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

If you’ve been watching trends in cybersecurity staffing for the last decade or so, you may be accustomed to panicky headlines about how everything is forever getting worse, and how this will “inevitably” cause some impending cyber-apocalypse. Within a recent (ISC)2 report states that states the worldwide talent shortfall is already nearing 3 million unfilled […]

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Cybersecurity: A global threat that we can control

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

If there were any question about the critically important role that information and cyber security practitioners play in the welfare of today’s society, there is new evidence spelling it out in stark, attention-grabbing terms.  Data fraud/theft and large-scale cyberattacks were each identified among the top five global threats in the latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s […]

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Nest Secure had a secret microphone, can now be a Google Assistant

Posted on February 5th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

If your IoT device secretly contained a microphone, which was previously undocumented, would you be happy when the device maker announced an over-the-air update that can enable the microphone for virtual assistant voice functionality? That’s what happened with the security alarm system Nest Secure. @nest where in any of the nest guard product materials does […]

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Europol Now Going After People Who Bought DDoS-for-Hire Services

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

If you were a buyer of any online DDoS-for-hire service, you might be in trouble.After taking down and arresting the operators of the world’s biggest DDoS-for-hire service last year, the authorities are now in hunt for customers who bought the service that helped cyber criminals launch millions of attacks against several banks, government institutions, and […]

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Facebook Paid Teens $20 to Install ‘Research’ App That Collects Private Data

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

If you are thinking that Facebook is sitting quietly after being forced to remove its Onavo VPN app from Apple’s App Store, then you are mistaken.It turns out that Facebook is paying teenagers around $20 a month to use its VPN app that aggressively monitors their smartphone and web activity and then sends it back […]

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