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Parents need to tackle cyber bullying, not just companies says research chief

The head of the National Anti-Bullying Research Centre has said a greater emphasis on parental responsibility is necessary to tackle cyber bullying, not just the regulation of internet companies.

Dr James O’Higgins Norman, associate professor of sociology at Dublin City University was reacting to new measures announced in the UK of a voluntary levy on companies such as Google and Facebook to help raise awareness on the issue.

The unspecified financial contribution would help fund the UK’s online safety strategy, designed to tackle bullying, abuse and other risks for children and vulnerable users.

Prime minister Theresa May has been critical of firms like Twitter, repeatedly calling on them to do more to stop the spread of extremist content and to help victims of abuse.

On Wednesday, digital minister Karen Bradley published proposals including the levy, a code of practice on removing intimidating or humiliating content from social media, and

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/parents-need-to-tackle-cyber-bullying-not-just-companies-says-research-chief-1.3252708

North Korean cyber gangs blitz Irish companies with ‘almost daily …

According to a nationwide cyber security awareness survey, over 171,000 businesses in the State could be vulnerable to crippling ransomware attacks.

Some 48pc of all businesses have no cyber security policy in place, with a further 27pc acknowledging that either their security needs tightening or they are completely unsecure, according to the survey carried out by Magnet Networks.

The Magnet Networks National Cyber Security Awareness Survey was carried out among 205 companies spread across all sectors and regions, giving an up-to-date sample of the business attitudes to a threat which could potentially ruin many of those who are attacked.

Read more at: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/north-korean-cyber-gangs-blitz-irish-companies-with-almost-daily-attacks-36208986.html

North Korean cyber gangs blitz Irish companies with ‘almost daily’ attacks

According to a nationwide cyber security awareness survey, over 171,000 businesses in the State could be vulnerable to crippling ransomware attacks.

Some 48pc of all businesses have no cyber security policy in place, with a further 27pc acknowledging that either their security needs tightening or they are completely unsecure, according to the survey carried out by Magnet Networks.

The Magnet Networks National Cyber Security Awareness Survey was carried out among 205 companies spread across all sectors and regions, giving an up-to-date sample of the business attitudes to a threat which could potentially ruin many of those who are attacked.

Read more at: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/north-korean-cyber-gangs-blitz-irish-companies-with-almost-daily-attacks-36208986.html

Pope Francis Says Tech Companies Should Protect Children From Sexual Exploitation, Cyber Bullying

Pope Francis told executives of leading internet companies on Friday to use “their great profits” to defend children from sexual exploitation and other dangers lurking online.

The pontiff, speaking at a conference in Rome, said the Catholic Church needed to accept responsibility “before God, victims, and public opinion” for its own sex abuse scandals, but wanted to share the lessons it had learned.

Speaking to participants including representatives from Facebook fb and Microsoft msft , he said social media businesses had to do more than set up filters and algorithms to block harmful content.

The 80-year-old pope spoke out against the spread of extreme pornography, the dangers of so-called “sexting” between young people and between adults and children, and cyber bullying, calling it “a true form of moral and physical attack.”

He said

Read more at: http://fortune.com/2017/10/06/pope-francis-cybersecurity-online-bullying/

EDITORIAL: Stop companies from spreading your house keys all over town – Chicago Sun

Big American companies too often act like careless neighbors who leave copies of your house keys all over town.

Then, when a criminal rips off your home while you’re out of town, the neighbors say, “Gee, sorry,” but the losses are all yours.

Then again, the neighbors could offer to watch your house more carefully — for a nice fee.

Creepy folks next door, huh?

And creepy big American companies.

EDITORIAL

A big problem in the United States, as revealed once again by the Equifax hacking scandal, is that corporate behemoths behave just that poorly, ravaging our privacy and financial security. Companies vacuum up our personal data — our names, Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, driver’s license numbers, addresses and the like — without asking permission and then protect that information so carelessly that identify thieves easily make off with it.

And we pay the price. Welcome to years of fighting over bills you don’t owe,

Read more at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-stop-companies-from-spreading-your-house-keys-all-over-town/

EDITORIAL: Stop companies from spreading your house keys all … – Chicago Sun

Big American companies too often act like careless neighbors who leave copies of your house keys all over town.

Then, when a criminal rips off your home while you’re out of town, the neighbors say, “Gee, sorry,” but the losses are all yours.

Then again, the neighbors could offer to watch your house more carefully — for a nice fee.

Creepy folks next door, huh?

And creepy big American companies.

EDITORIAL

A big problem in the United States, as revealed once again by the Equifax hacking scandal, is that corporate behemoths behave just that poorly, ravaging our privacy and financial security. Companies vacuum up our personal data — our names, Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, driver’s license numbers, addresses and the like — without asking permission and then protect that information so carelessly that identify thieves easily make off with it.

And we pay the price. Welcome to years of fighting over bills you don’t owe,

Read more at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-stop-companies-from-spreading-your-house-keys-all-over-town/

Social media companies should act on bullying, say majority of young users

Despite the findings, 60 per cent of young people said social media had a positive effect on their friendships.

Sarah Brennan, chief executive of YoungMinds, said: “Young people must feel safe online, and more needs to be done to prevent and respond to cyber bullying when it happens.

“But we’re also excited to see how this inquiry can work with social media companies to find innovative ways to promote mental health among young people, empowering them to understand how to respond to what they see online and cope with the pressures that social media brings.”

Read more at: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/849705/social-media-bullying-companies-should-act-young-users

Cyber bullying: Social media companies should do more, say young …

Despite the findings, 60 per cent of young people said social media had a positive effect on their friendships.

Sarah Brennan, chief executive of YoungMinds, said: “Young people must feel safe online, and more needs to be done to prevent and respond to cyber bullying when it happens.

“But we’re also excited to see how this inquiry can work with social media companies to find innovative ways to promote mental health among young people, empowering them to understand how to respond to what they see online and cope with the pressures that social media brings.”

Read more at: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/849705/social-media-bullying-companies-should-act-young-users

Cyber crime vigil: companies need to roll out security lessons

HYDERABAD: Rattled by the current string of cyber attacks, IT experts have now advised companies to enhance their data protection mechanisms to ensure that it does not fall prey to malicious ransomware like Wannacry and Petya.

The first step in protecting a business from malware attacks, they said, was to educate employees as close to 90% of all breaches occur as a result of a worker clicking on an inappropriate website link.

While the awareness level, about ransomware and malware attacks, has gone up among companies in Hyderabad, a lot still needs to be done to ensure that their data is not compromised, said members of the Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC).

“Taking the recent string of cyber security attacks into account companies must step up their security systems in addition to educating their employees about

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/cyber-crime-vigil-cos-need-to-roll-out-security-lessons/articleshow/60039444.cms

Cyber crime vigil: companies need to roll out security lessons …

HYDERABAD: Rattled by the current string of cyber attacks, IT experts have now advised companies to enhance their data protection mechanisms to ensure that it does not fall prey to malicious ransomware like Wannacry and Petya.

The first step in protecting a business from malware attacks, they said, was to educate employees as close to 90% of all breaches occur as a result of a worker clicking on an inappropriate website link.

While the awareness level, about ransomware and malware attacks, has gone up among companies in Hyderabad, a lot still needs to be done to ensure that their data is not compromised, said members of the Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC).

“Taking the recent string of cyber security attacks into account companies must step up their security systems in addition to educating their employees about

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/cyber-crime-vigil-cos-need-to-roll-out-security-lessons/articleshow/60039444.cms