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Los Angeles wants businesses to team up to fight cyber crime

Los Angeles wants to join forces with businesses to fight cyber crime.

It announced the first collective regional cybersecurity defense effort in the United States on Tuesday, called the Los Angeles Cyber Lab. 

The goal is to disseminate knowledge gained from analyzing “one billion security-related events and over four million attempted intrusions into city networks per day” to businesses across the city, according to a press release put out by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. 

“The lab will alert small and medium-sized business partners to attacks as they occur, and larger businesses can receive automated updates to their own cyber defense systems,” wrote the authors of the press release. “Over time, the platform will evolve into a mutual exchange of threat information with private sector partners, further fortifying L.A.’s capacity to thwart cyber criminals.”

Joining the

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2017/08/15/los-angeles-cybersecurity-lab/

Cyber crime warning to North Wales small businesses

Small firms across North Wales that fail to take cyber security seriously could end up out of business, experts warn.

Company bosses were urged to take proper steps to protect themselves at a recent free training session, provided to small businesses by Denbighshire County Council.

Firms in the county were given a session on Cyber Essentials, a UK Government backed, industry-supported, scheme for basic cyber security, after UK businesses lost billions last year through cyber crime.

Maureen Young, co-owner of Ruthin Decor, was a victim of a cyber attack last year and described the crime as ‘devastating’.

Maureen Young co-owner of Ruthin Decor which was the victim of a cyber attack

Maureen Young co-owner of Ruthin Decor which was the victim of a cyber attack
(Image: Denbighshire council)

Ms Young, who was

Read more at: http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/cyber-crime-warning-north-wales-13441876

The Best Defense: Cyber security for small businesses and entrepreneurs

The U.S. Democratic Party. Disney. Netflix. Britain’s National Health Service.
These are just a few of the companies to make headlines recently for having been the victims of major cyber security attacks. Their stories received international attention in part due to the surprise that companies of their magnitude, despite all their infrastructure, were still vulnerable to hackers, and serve as a good reminder that cyber security is a constant battle for any business anywhere.

Cyber crime is a growing and ever-changing problem worldwide. From email phishing and spam to online fraud and theft, and ransomware to major data breaches, the cyber threats to individuals and businesses seem to increase by the day. In fact, IBM Corp Chairman, CEO and President Ginni Rometty has called cyber crime the greatest threat to every company in the world, and previous FBI Director James Comey called the internet “the most dangerous parking lot imaginable.”

Juniper research

Read more at: http://www.utahbusiness.com/best-defense-cyber-security-small-businesses-entrepreneurs/

The Best Defense: Cyber security for small businesses and …

The U.S. Democratic Party. Disney. Netflix. Britain’s National Health Service.
These are just a few of the companies to make headlines recently for having been the victims of major cyber security attacks. Their stories received international attention in part due to the surprise that companies of their magnitude, despite all their infrastructure, were still vulnerable to hackers, and serve as a good reminder that cyber security is a constant battle for any business anywhere.

Cyber crime is a growing and ever-changing problem worldwide. From email phishing and spam to online fraud and theft, and ransomware to major data breaches, the cyber threats to individuals and businesses seem to increase by the day. In fact, IBM Corp Chairman, CEO and President Ginni Rometty has called cyber crime the greatest threat to every company in the world, and previous FBI Director James Comey called the internet “the most dangerous parking lot imaginable.”

Juniper research

Read more at: http://www.utahbusiness.com/best-defense-cyber-security-small-businesses-entrepreneurs/

Cymulate Helps Businesses Strengthen Cyber Defenses with New Breach and Attack Simulation Technology for … – SYS

Tech start-up Cymulate today announced the launch of a new weapon in the
war against cyber attacks, one that helps organizations expose hidden
vulnerabilities in their security systems and assess their readiness to
prevent cyber attacks. Cymulate’s SaaS-based breach and attack
simulation platform mimics the myriad strategies hackers deploy,
enabling businesses to validate their cyber defenses more frequently,
comprehensively, and responsively—and stay one step ahead

Read more at: http://news.sys-con.com/node/4120062

Australian Businesses ‘Worryingly Underprepared’ For Rising Ransomware Threat: Experts

Recent global ransomware attacks have highlighted the vulnerable position of Australian businesses when it comes to cyber security, yet many are still failing to undertake urgently required remediation, experts have warned.

In recent months the WannaCry and Petya outbreaks caused widespread disruption and losses for businesses and public-sector bodies around the world, and it is feared they represent just the start of a new wave of targeted cyber crime.

Experts at a security round table event in Sydney today agreed urgent action was required by Australian businesses of all sizes to ensure they were as prepared as possible before the next wave of attacks occurs.

“Business owners are understandably focused on the day-to-day challenges of running their business,” said David Cohen, Founder and Managing Director of SystemNet. “But unfortunately this means they are not paying sufficient attention to cyber security.

“Many might be aware of the risks, but have not considered the

Read more at: https://www.cso.com.au/mediareleases/29896/australian-businesses-worryingly-underprepared/

Australian Businesses ‘Worryingly Underprepared’ For Rising … – CSO

Recent global ransomware attacks have highlighted the vulnerable position of Australian businesses when it comes to cyber security, yet many are still failing to undertake urgently required remediation, experts have warned.

In recent months the WannaCry and Petya outbreaks caused widespread disruption and losses for businesses and public-sector bodies around the world, and it is feared they represent just the start of a new wave of targeted cyber crime.

Experts at a security round table event in Sydney today agreed urgent action was required by Australian businesses of all sizes to ensure they were as prepared as possible before the next wave of attacks occurs.

“Business owners are understandably focused on the day-to-day challenges of running their business,” said David Cohen, Founder and Managing Director of SystemNet. “But unfortunately this means they are not paying sufficient attention to cyber security.

“Many might be aware of the risks, but have not considered the

Read more at: https://www.cso.com.au/mediareleases/29896/australian-businesses-worryingly-underprepared/

Security Think Tank: Five things businesses can do to protect from cyber attack

With a second major cyber attack hitting computers around the world, businesses are on high alert for what happens next. While we all know not every business has the benefit of having a large information security team and unlimited resources to fight cyber crime, there are still basic steps every company can take to protect themselves. But remember: hackers and the malware they create do not consider your budget, your staffing levels, skill sets or future plans to resolve security issues. There is no substitute for proper management of your computer.

Businesses Hungry for Ransomware Protection for Last 12 Months: Kaspersky

The recent WannaCry and ExPetr epidemics have proven to many businesses the crippling impact of having their files held at ransom by cyber criminals. An astounding 200,000 systems were affected by the WannaCry attack in 150 countries in May, grinding businesses to a halt and incurring staggering costs as companies fought to solve the issue and get back up and running. Awareness of the severity of ransomware is rising, and against this backdrop, an increasing number of businesses are now seeking to maximize their protection with minimum resources. This trend has been brought to light by the fact that 100,000 businesses have downloaded Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool in the last 12 months.

Kaspersky Lab is introducing a new generation of its Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business, which has been developed based on the firm’s 20 years of experience at the frontline in the battle against cyber crime, to continue delivering the latest

Read more at: http://www.dqindia.com/businesses-hungry-for-ransomware-protection-from-last-12-months/

Businesses Hungry for Ransomware Protection from Last 12 Months

The recent WannaCry and ExPetr epidemics have proven to many businesses the crippling impact of having their files held at ransom by cyber criminals. An astounding 200,000 systems were affected by the WannaCry attack in 150 countries in May, grinding businesses to a halt and incurring staggering costs as companies fought to solve the issue and get back up and running. Awareness of the severity of ransomware is rising, and against this backdrop, an increasing number of businesses are now seeking to maximize their protection with minimum resources. This trend has been brought to light by the fact that 100,000 businesses have downloaded Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool in the last 12 months.

Kaspersky Lab is introducing a new generation of its Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business, which has been developed based on the firm’s 20 years of experience at the frontline in the battle against cyber crime, to continue delivering the latest

Read more at: http://www.dqindia.com/businesses-hungry-for-ransomware-protection-from-last-12-months/