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University of Suffolk aims to become leading cyber security research centre

PUBLISHED: 07:45 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:08 10 January 2018

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

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University of Suffolk aims to become leading cyber security research centre

PUBLISHED: 07:45 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:08 10 January 2018

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

James Fletcher Photography Ltd

Suffolk university aims to become leading cyber security research centre

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

James Fletcher Photography Ltd

Read more at: http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/universty-of-suffolk-hosts-cybercrime-conference-1-5348655

‘Tis The Season To Become Cyber-aware And Have A Hacker-free New Year

 

This year was noteworthy for cyber attacks ― from ransomware, botnets, data breaches and more ― name a type of hack and it happened. Even the most trusted brands and companies were left vulnerable on many occasions in 2017. If the whirlwind of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday has left you with a hangover and blurred memories of of cybercrimes past, then let’s pause and reflect on some of the top cyberattacks from this year.

In May, WannaCry ransomware took over more

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/tis-the-season-to-become-cyber-aware-and-have-a-hacker-free-new-year_uk_5a299b5fe4b053b5525db870

Top tips so you don’t become a victim of cyber crime

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Staffordshire Police and Crime Commission say one in five of us take no steps to protect ourselves online

Cyber-crime is a huge term for a massive number of different online problems from trolling and abuse through to hacking, theft and fraud.

I spent the morning talking to experts at the

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-42171215

Top tips so you don’t become a victim of cyber-crime

Cyber-crime graphic

Image caption

Staffordshire Police and Crime Commission say one in five of us take no steps to protect ourselves online

Cyber-crime is a huge term for a massive number of different online problems from trolling and abuse through to hacking, theft and fraud.

I spent the morning talking to experts at the

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-42171215

West Lothian pupils become face of national cyber crime initiative

Pupils from a West Lothian school have become the faces of a major national cyber crime initiative.

Amelia Hurdy, Harrison Dunne, Adam Walker, Kamil Golor and Clara O’Callaghan from St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn were featured in the recent launch of Skills Development Scotland’s Cyber Skills Programme.

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Aimed at young people from S1 to S3, the programme aims to encourage school pupils to choose fighting cyber crime as their ideal career choice and create a new generation of online crime fighting “superheroes” of the future.

St Kentigern’s head teacher, Andrew Sharkey, said: “We were delighted to play our part in raising awareness about the exciting career prospects in the cyber industry.

“The pupils had great fun taking part in the pictures, which will hope will encourage more to consider working in this area in the future.”

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Read more at: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/west-lothian-pupils-become-face-11551730

Scots pupils urged to become next generation of cyber crime fighters

From businesses to families, we are all sharing increasing amounts of information online.

The upside is we get to enjoy the convenience of services such as internet banking and shopping. But rising popularity also means they are being increasingly targeted by criminals keen to steal the vast amounts of personal data contained within.

Stopping the online crooks is the work of the growing digital security industry – a sector with no shortage of work or well-paid opportunities for those with the right skills.

Now young Scots are being encouraged to take advantage of this cyber crime fighting boom.

A new initiative from Skills Development Scotland (SDS), aimed at pupils from S1-S3, hopes to create a new generation of white hat hackers – so called as they use their skills for good.

Launched at this week’s STEM Festival at Glasgow Science Centre, the Cyber Skills Programme will see a series of

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/future-scotland/tech/scots-pupils-urged-to-become-next-generation-of-cyber-crime-fighters-1-4608992

DDoS Attacks Become More Frequent in Q3, with Linux Dominating

The share of Linux botnets is continuing to grow—accounting for 70% of attacks in Q3, compared to 51% in Q2.

According to Kaspersky Lab’s Q3 2017 DDoS Intelligence Report, experts have continued to see an increase in the number of countries where resources have been targeted, with 98 countries subjected to DDoS attacks in the quarter—an increase from 86 countries in Q2.

Kaspersky Lab experts also saw a growing number of DDoS attacks on gaming services, including Final Fantasy, Blizzard Entertainment, American Cardroom and the UK National Lottery. Additionally, the report shows an increase in the number of DDoS attacks targeting platforms conducting next-generation financial services, such as initial coin offerings (ICOs) – an initial deployment of tokens using blockchain technology. Such DDoS attacks are aimed at either discrediting these services, or worse, serving as a distracting maneuver during ordinary theft.

“Entertainment and financial services—businesses that are critically dependent on their

Read more at: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/ddos-attacks-more-frequent/