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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

Cyber Bullying: Young students unable to get away from being bullied

MIDLAND-ODESSA, TX (KWES) –

Being bullied is not a new subject, but how it is being done has changed traumatically the past 10 years, and a big part of that is social media.  

“With the media presence, you can be bullied online and literally it can affect you. I have seen one student that will go from one school will go all the way to school in Odessa and everyone at that school knows too because it’s all connected through social media,” said Lewis Busbee, MA, LPC, with Lewis Busbee Family Therapy.  

The National Center for Education and Bureau of Justice Statistics show that 28% Of U.S students in Middle grade have been bullied.  

High school shows to be no different, 20% of U.S Students have been bullied.  

But, now there is a change in society students can’t just leave it at school, the problem follows them home and while they are sleeping.   

“Click and share. If I was to be

Read more at: http://www.newswest9.com/story/37043964/cyber-bullying-young-students-unable-to-get-away-from-being-bullied

Innovation key to halt cyber attacks

Current cyber defence technologies from standard suppliers are unlikely to be able to protect organisations in five years’ time, said Ian Levy, technical director at the NCSC.

“We need innovation. We need different ways of thinking about this,” he told the launch of the second GCHQ Cyber Accelerator in London.

More than 100 cutting-edge cyber security entrepreneurs and startup firms applied to join

Read more at: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450431617/Innovation-key-to-halt-cyber-attacks

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

Cyber security outlook ‘ominous’, says Centrify’s King

According to Centrify senior director APAC Sales, Niall King, while during 2017 Uber and Equifax opted to hold off reporting their respective data breaches, “this is not an option in Australia where mandatory data breach reporting legislation takes effect from February 2018″.

And despite ransomware and blockchain disruptions holding cyber crime risks, Centrify predicts that developments such as machine learning and Zero Trust models promise greater identity protection in 2018.

King described the immediate cyber security outlook for 2018 as ominous.




“While the risk is that things will get worse before they get better, Centrify is confident that emerging security models such as Zero Trust will enable organisations to rethink their cyber security,” he said.

“Embedding security bulwarks such as least privilege access, multi-factor authentication and machine learning-based risk assessment into

Read more at: https://www.itwire.com/security/81140-cyberecurity-outlook-ominous-says-centrify-s-king.html

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

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Facebook and Twitter must address cyber-bullying or face £20 million fine

Cyber-bullying isn’t a new thing, you only need to find old forums and message boards to realize that. But cyber-bullying has become an important online topic as social media has grown giving more people a platform and voice. It has become, like any sort of unwelcomed behavior, an increasingly annoying issue for many. Now the British Digital Minister Matt Hancock is calling on Facebook and Twitter (and others) to address the issue with a little more zeal. Mr. Hancock is attempting to encourage the two social media giants with new codes and a potential £20 million fine.

Digital Minister Matt Hancock last night said a package of new powers would force social media giants for the first time to make their software and products “age appropriate”.

The new proposed “code of practice” would make social media sites default the highest measure of privacy settings on young users

Read more at: https://techaeris.com/2017/12/11/facebook-twitter-address-cyber-bullying/

Cyber threats are growing in size and stature, but system …

With just a month until the year comes to an end, 2017 has seen some of the biggest and most dangerous leaks, hacks, ransoms and attacks of all time. Amongst many others, we saw the NHS hit by WannaCry, the email accounts of UK Parliament members exploited, and Equifax crippled by a data breach that allowed the personal information of nearly 150 million of its customers to be compromised.

Thanks to cyber security threats growing, not just in size, but also in maturity, and cyber criminals showing no signs of slowing down, organisations are busy determining how best to protect themselves against a multitude of risks.

Companies across every industry are aware that they can no longer turn a blind eye to the dangers to their digital and physical business, however the problem is that unless they are taking measures to defend against absolutely everything in the cyber landscape, it’s difficult for

Read more at: https://www.itproportal.com/features/cyber-threats-are-growing-in-size-and-stature-but-system-compromises-are-the-new-weak-spot-for-businesses/

Cyber threats are growing in size and stature, but system compromises are the new weak spot for businesses

With just a month until the year comes to an end, 2017 has seen some of the biggest and most dangerous leaks, hacks, ransoms and attacks of all time. Amongst many others, we saw the NHS hit by WannaCry, the email accounts of UK Parliament members exploited, and Equifax crippled by a data breach that allowed the personal information of nearly 150 million of its customers to be compromised.

Thanks to cyber security threats growing, not just in size, but also in maturity, and cyber criminals showing no signs of slowing down, organisations are busy determining how best to protect themselves against a multitude of risks.

Companies across every industry are aware that they can no longer turn a blind eye to the dangers to their digital and physical business, however the problem is that unless they are taking measures to defend against absolutely everything in the cyber landscape, it’s difficult for

Read more at: https://www.itproportal.com/features/cyber-threats-are-growing-in-size-and-stature-but-system-compromises-are-the-new-weak-spot-for-businesses/

Twitter and Facebook will be fined up to £20million if they fail to tackle cyber-bullying in government crackdown

Facebook and Twitter will be fined if they fail to take school cyber-bullies offline in a new Government crackdown.

Digital Minister Matt Hancock last night said a package of new powers would force social media giants for the first time to make their software and products “age appropriate”.

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice could face fines of as much as 20 million

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice could face fines of as much as £20million

Websites will have to be tailored for younger users, and children’s accounts will have the highest possible privacy settings as a ‘default setting’.

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice written into Government legislation could face fines of as much as £20 million.

Currently, social

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5109617/twitter-and-facebook-will-be-fined-up-to-20million-if-they-fail-to-tackle-cyber-bullying-in-government-crackdown/