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Police Scotland shouldn’t deal with trivial incidents, cyber crime or steward public events says Kenny MacAskill

Police should no longer respond to some minor crimes or steward major public events, former SNP justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has said.

The veteran politician, in government from 2007 to 2014, said officers on the national force he helped set up are now “run ragged” dealing with minor matters others could take care of.

MacAskill’s suggestions were blanked by the Scottish Government last night and opposition parties said he should have fixed problems when he was in charge.

The former MSP also risked a backlash from NHS workers when he said it’s time for the health service to “step up to the plate” on mental health issues which “drain” police resources.

Kenny MacAskill

Writing in a newspaper, MacAskill said: “The days of Dixon of Dock Green, when a police

Read more at: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/cops-shouldnt-deal-minor-incidents-11678958

GCHQ ramps up fight against cyber crime with start-up scheme

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A new scheme with GCHQ aims to boost the protection against cybercrime across the UK.

Nine new start-ups from across the UK will work alongside experts at GCHQ on a new development scheme as part of efforts to better protect the UK from cybercrime.

The start-ups will spend nine months working with the UK’s Intelligence Agency, as well as with business experts, on a scheme to help bring the best protection against cybercrime and

Read more at: https://www.cbronline.com/news/gchq-cyber-crime-startup-scheme

‘Rangasthalam’ makers approach Cyber Crime Police in wake of leaks

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BlackBerry recommendations for connected car security; cyber-crime target

BlackBerry recommendations for connected car security; cyber-crime target

As our cars become more connected and our society moves closer to wide spread autonomous driving, researchers and companies alike are calling for national standards to help secure connected vehicles.

BlackBerry recently released a whitepaper highlighting what it calls a Seven-Pillar Recommendation or list of seven recommendations to help reduce vulnerabilities in vehicles thereby lessening the chances of a threat actor exploiting them for mischievous purposes.  

The seven recommendations include securing the supply chain, using trusted components, isolating critical systems, the use of in-field health checks, rapid incident response networks, lifecycle management systems, and building safety and security into the culture. BlackBerry argued these principles could also be adopted by other IoT devices as well to ensure safer products in other industries.

The recommendations were also offered as guidelines for legislators to adopt a minimum set of requirements similar to the NHTSA (National Highway and Traffic

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/blackberry-recommendations-for-connected-car-security-cyber-crime-target/article/712855/

Global End User Perspective on Navigating Digital Transformation 2017 – Cyber-Crime & Espionage, Malware and …

End User Perspective on Navigating Digital Transformation, Global, 2017”

report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering.

This in-depth study of 1,934 IT decision makers was designed to measure
the current use and future decision making behavior toward information
technology (IT) around the globe and across verticals.

The study was designed to help organizations:

AI, machine learning and cyber-crime – an unholy trinity


Most people know about IoT, at least to the level of the need to monitor and control the hundreds and thousands of individual sensors and devices that go to make up a complete process or system. Most people will have also heard of ransomware. Many, either as individuals or IT staff in businesses, will have seen first-hand the consequences of an attack. Now stick the two ideas together.

That, in the opinion of Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist for Fortinet, is what is coming down the line at us all as the next major security threat. The combination will come in the form of Hivenets and Swarmbots, and the results could be far more targeted and focused attacks, based not on the basic process of breaking into a system with one malware exploit and launching an attack. Instead it will be based on inserting

Read more at: https://diginomica.com/2017/12/08/ai-machine-learning-cyber-crime-unholy-trinity/

It’s the golden age of cyber crime — here’s how the US must prepare for it

Sad to say, but this is a good time to be in the business of cyber crime.

We have put almost everything out there in cyberspace — personal data, intellectual property, even access to the controls of critical infrastructure. And we have been woefully deficient in defending it.

Commercial and government networks share a problem: bad cyber hygiene. We put off patching applications and operating systems even when their authors tell us there is a vulnerability. We click on malware-infested emails because they look harmless. And we keep connecting cars, cameras, TVs and toasters to the Internet, every one of them giving attackers another way to infiltrate.

The government in particular, recognizing cyber crime as a direct threat to our nation, wants new ways to protect its networks and a holistic approach to cybersecurity. There are no easy answers in cybersecurity, but there are some very clear ways to get better at it.


Read more at: http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/363812-its-the-golden-age-of-cyber-crime-heres-how-the-us-must-prepare-for

cyber crime: ‘Activist’ held for derogatory social media post on …

MUMBAI: The city cyber police station on Thursday arrested activist Ketan Tirodkar for allegedly posting derogatory remarks about women on social media. He was arrested for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman.

Sanjay Saxena, joint commissioner of police (crime branch), confirmed the arrest. Sources said a complaint was lodged on July 21 stating that Tirodkar had posted derogatory remarks. An inquiry was conducted before his arrest. He was produced before Esplanade court at 4.15pm and it remanded him to police custody till December 11. Sources said he was going to Ahmedabad to submit an application for speedy hearing in the Sadiq Jamal case, but Mumbai crime branch detained him near the airport. Akbar Pathan, DCP, cyber police station, said he did not have details with him about the case.

He was booked under sections 509 (word, gesture or

Read more at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/activist-held-for-derogatory-social-media-post-on-women/articleshow/61971331.cms

Cyber crime peaked in 2017; Symantec responds with new Norton Coupons

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Recently several high-profile attacks made history. The Target hack, for example, left 70 million people with stolen credit card information. Seven million small businesses and 76 million households among J.P. Morgan clients had their data compromised.

According to the FBI, cybercrime ranks now as one of its top law enforcement activities. During the Obama administration, the president proposed a cybersecurity budget spending increase to $14 billion.

Here are some statistics that summarize the situation in the cybersecurity industry over the past year and the perspectives for the future:

Ransomware to remain cyber crime mainstay in ’18: Report

Ransomware to remain cyber crime mainstay in ’18: Report



THE trend of known vulnerabilities being used in major cyber attacks will continue in 2018 with the ransomware business model being a cyber crime mainstay, a new report said on Wednesday.

Cybersecurity solutions leader Trend Micro predicted an increase in Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities as more devices are manufactured without security regulations or industry standards. Overall, the increased connectivity and enlarged attack surface present new opportunities for cyber criminals to leverage known issues to penetrate a corporate network, the company said in a statement.

“The ransomware attacks will manifest itself in a more ‘specialised’ and ‘targeted manner’, unlike the earlier approach. With respect to India, in 2018, we will experience more number of attacks targeted at the ATMs, especially malware attacks.

“We also expect to see a rise in security incidents across Public Cloud platforms,” said Nilesh Jain, Country Manager,

Read more at: http://thehitavada.com/Encyc/2017/12/7/Ransomware-to-remain-cyber-crime-mainstay-in--18--Report.aspx