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How cyber crime could be improving the internet

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War always sparks innovation, and over the years conflict has led to improvements in technology and the acceleration of development in things like radar and the jet engine.

So, is the war against cyber crime driving technologies that will improve the internet? Security education site Cyber Security Degrees thinks so and has produced an infographic to prove it.

In 2016, cyber crime cost the global economy over $450 billion — yet some experts have claimed trying to secure the internet is more trouble than it’s worth. Part of this is down to laziness which means people don’t follow security protocol or improve existing policies.

The other side of the coin is that cyber threats are driving people to use technologies like VPN, ad-blocking and encrypted mail services all of which have improved as a result. The big change though is seen

Read more at: https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/cyber-crime-improving-internet/

Personal cyber cover could be essential

Data and analytics company GlobalData has suggested that while much of the focus of the cyber insurance debate has been on the commercial segment, personal cyber protection could become a necessity over the next few years.

Recent high-profile events such as the Equifax hack, in which the personal data of almost 700,000 UK customers was compromised, have increased general public awareness of the risks of cyber attacks and, according to GlobalData financial analyst Daniel Pearce, ‘such developments could lead to personal cyber insurance policies becoming a necessity in the coming years’.

Insurers such as Hiscox and AIG are already providing personal protection for high net-worth (HNW) individuals, and Oak Underwriting has announced a partnership with Das, through which Oak will offer cyber crime cover as part of its legal expenses and home emergency cover.

“The cover will aim to provide HNW customers with support by investigating and rectifying any damage caused to their

Read more at: https://www.itij.com/story/13747

Demand for cyber cover could expand to general public: GlobalData

As the cyber insurance market develops alongside rising online crime, data and analytics firm GlobalData says personal cyber insurance could be adopted by the general public, significantly increasing demand for cyber cover.

Personal cyber products are currently offered by AIG and Hiscox, who offer cyber protection for high net worth (HNW) individuals.

However, as the threat of cybercrime and data breaches continues to grow and impact individuals as well as firms, personal cyber products could be expanded to match the wider public’s demand for protection.

This year has seen a proliferation of global systemic cyber attacks and data breaches, which have raised firm’s and the public’s awareness of their vulnerability to cybercrime.

The high-profile Equifax hack, which exposed personal details of nearly 700,000 UK customers and 143 million Americans, has become the latest example of the risk facing individuals online data.

GlobalData said this is compounded

Read more at: https://www.reinsurancene.ws/demand-cyber-cover-expand-general-public-globaldata/

This App Could Revolutionise How We Deal With Cyber-Bullying

According to research, less than 20 per cent of parents monitor their children’s online activity.

While current measures for patrolling the web barely extend beyond an occasional check of the computer’s browsing history, the dawn of the app Wangle Family Insites attempts to curb the gap between children on the internet and parents attempting to monitor their kid’s browsing behaviour.

Rather than keeping a log of sites visited or blocking access to certain types of content, this app instead uses an alert system to make the parent aware of any fluctuations in the child’s internet activity – whether it’s flagging attempts to access porn, or a noted change in behaviour that could signal that the child is a victim of cyber bullying.

And with 90 per cent of parents of children experiencing cyberbullying unaware of the issues their child is having online, this sort of technology may curb the easily-circumvented method of merely checking the computer’s

Read more at: https://www.hit.com.au/news/national/this-app-could-revolutionise-how-we-deal-with-cyber-bullying

This App Could Revolutionise How We Deal With Cyber-Bullying

According to research, less than 20 per cent of parents monitor their children’s online activity.

While current measures for patrolling the web barely extend beyond an occasional check of the computer’s browsing history, the dawn of the app Wangle Family Insites attempts to curb the gap between children on the internet and parents attempting to monitor their kid’s browsing behaviour.

Rather than keeping a log of sites visited or blocking access to certain types of content, this app instead uses an alert system to make the parent aware of any fluctuations in the child’s internet activity – whether it’s flagging attempts to access porn, or a noted change in behaviour that could signal that the child is a victim of cyber bullying.

And with 90 per cent of parents of children experiencing cyberbullying unaware of the issues their child is having online, this sort of technology may curb the easily-circumvented method of merely checking the computer’s

Read more at: https://www.triplem.com.au/news/national/this-app-could-revolutionise-how-we-deal-with-cyber-bullying

Derby schools computer software could track cyber bullying, suicide threats – KSN

DERBY, Kan. (KSNW) – A Kansas school district is exploring the idea of adding a cyber bullying and suicide prevention filter system to its students’ computers.

“We have an obligation to protect our children in any way possible,” said Derby Schools Director of Technology Dennis Elledge.

Elledge said the school board is looking into adding the free web-filtering system for schools called securly.

“It’s a monitoring solution that is provided by an internet service provider that watches specific types of things that students do on their Chromebooks,” Elledge said.

Securly’s website states it’s the first product to audit student posts on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. It also states it uses cutting edge natural language processing algorithms to flag activity on social media networks that might be indicative of cyber bullying or self harm.

“If there is something that triggers an alert saying they are doing something that indicates they are looking at

Read more at: http://ksn.com/2017/11/02/derby-schools-computer-software-could-track-cyber-bullying-suicide-threats/

WARNING: New CYBER HURRICANE computer virus could ‘take down the internet’

Security Researcher at Comparitech.com, Lee Munson said: “The end of the world may not be nigh but the internet appears to be at severe risk of compromise and the biggest facilitators of that prediction of doom are insecure Internet of Things devices.

“As information security experts have been warning forever, it seems, a number of internet-connected fridges, kettles and lightbulbs, along with the ever-vulnerable batch of routers and cameras, have all been marked for takeover by a new botnet.

“That this should be devastating if it comes to pass is hardly a surprise given how many manufacturers of IoT devices care little for security before selling their shiny new products.”

Read more at: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/871679/botnet-internet-cyber-hurricane-computer-virus-Check-Point-loTroop-Reaper

Entire internet could be WIPED OUT in weeks due to impending ‘cyber hurricane’

These are the five steps you can follow to avoid a cyber hurricane from happening:

– Enable two-factor authentication (2FA). Most major online services, from Amazon to Apple, today support 2FA.

– Encrypt your internet traffic. A virtual private network (VPN) service encrypts digital communications, making it hard for hackers to intercept them.

– Tighten up your password security. Hackers often steal a login and password from one site and try to use it on others.

– Monitor your devices’ behind-the-scenes activities. Many computer programs and mobile apps keep running even when they are not in use.

– Never open hyperlinks or attachments in any emails that are suspicious.

Read more at: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/654978/cyber-attack-virus-botnet-mirai-Reaper-internet-web-threat-computer-warning

Law firm cyber breaches could result in huge thefts and insider trading


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  • Law firms are at risk of data
    breaches and often have inadequate cyber
    security.
  • Confidential documents sent in unencrypted emails are
    at risk of being stolen.

  • An estimated £85 million was stolen from firms
    over 18 months.


LONDON – Confidential information is at risk of being stolen from
law firms and being used for insider trading or sold to third
parties, according to legal experts.

Information held by law

Read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/cyber-crime-law-firms-vulnerable-2017-10