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‘Whatever you are spending on cyber security is not enough’ | Irish …

“Whatever you are spending on cybersecurity is not enough,” Detective Superintendent Michael Gubbins of the Garda Cyber Crime Bureau told a conference on cyber fraud in University College Cork yesterday.

The conference, Hacking the Human: Cyber Fraud in a Digital Age, heard that cyber fraud is under-reported at both corporate and individual level, and that businesses suffered ransomware attacks such as the NotPetya virus which locks a user’s computer until a ransom is paid to the hackers responsible.

Det Supt Gubbins said few such attacks are reported to the Garda Cyber Crime Bureau.

“Someone came to me after a similar talk to this and said: ‘Actually, I know a couple of companies, they were victims of NotPetya, it’s not widely known, it cost them a lot of money and they are still trying to mediate,’ ” said Det Supt Gubbins after the event.

He said the issue is under-reported globally, and that his appearance

Read more at: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/whatever-you-are-spending-on-cyber-security-is-not-enough-465698.html

‘Whatever you are spending on cyber security is not enough’

“Whatever you are spending on cybersecurity is not enough,” Detective Superintendent Michael Gubbins of the Garda Cyber Crime Bureau told a conference on cyber fraud in University College Cork yesterday.

The conference, Hacking the Human: Cyber Fraud in a Digital Age, heard that cyber fraud is under-reported at both corporate and individual level, and that businesses suffered ransomware attacks such as the NotPetya virus which locks a user’s computer until a ransom is paid to the hackers responsible.

Det Supt Gubbins said few such attacks are reported to the Garda Cyber Crime Bureau.

“Someone came to me after a similar talk to this and said: ‘Actually, I know a couple of companies, they were victims of NotPetya, it’s not widely known, it cost them a lot of money and they are still trying to mediate,’ ” said Det Supt Gubbins after the event.

He said the issue is under-reported globally, and that his appearance

Read more at: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/whatever-you-are-spending-on-cyber-security-is-not-enough-465698.html

Europol: the response to unprecedented cyber-attacks "not good enough"

“People and companies everywhere must do more to better protect themselves,” says Europol’s executive director Rob Wainwright.

The global scale, impact and rate of spread of cyber-attacks over the past year is unprecedented reports Europol’s 2017 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA).

“The global impact of huge cyber-security events such as the WannaCry ransomware epidemic has taken the threat from cyber-crime to another level. Banks and other major businesses are now targeted on a scale not seen before and, while Europol and its partners in policing and Industry have enjoyed success in disrupting major criminal syndicates operating online, the collective response is still not good enough. In particular people and companies everywhere must do more to better protect themselves,” says Europol’s executive director Rob Wainwright.

Among key findings are that:

·  Ransomware has eclipsed most other cyber-threats globally in both the public and private sectors highlighting how connectivity, poor digital hygiene standards and security practices can allow

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/europol-the-response-to-unprecedented-cyber-attacks-not-good-enough/article/696298/

Online Harassment In US Rising Because Anti-Cyberstalking Laws Are Not Enough

The biggest bane of the digital age — anyone can track you online, even if it is just to annoy you, harass or threaten you. Despite a number of laws, cyberstalking, cyberbullying and other forms of online harassment are on a steady rise in the United States.

Online harassment can range from threats, false accusations, solicitation for sex, slander, libel, defamation to identity theft, and vandalism, according to the Legal Dictionary. Harassment through electronic forms of communication may or may not take place in conjunction with stalking. This is because the former kind of harassment is easily carried out from behind a computer screen — something that has made it more rampant. 

There can be several motives behind virtually stalking or harassing someone. The perpetrator might be looking to embarrass or humiliate the victim, exert financial control by hacking one’s bank account details, destroy the victim’s career and isolate him or her

Read more at: http://www.ibtimes.com/online-harassment-us-rising-because-anti-cyberstalking-laws-are-not-enough-2567891

Malware awareness isn’t enough as Crime-as-a-Service threatens to …

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The Global Threat Landscape Report says organisations need to deploy more than just malware awareness to stay protected against attacks.

The majority of cyber threats organisations face is being fuelled by a Crime-as-a-Service infrastructure that gives adversaries the ability to operate globally at light speed, according to the Global Threat Landscape Report.

The report analyses the cyber security kill chain with a close focus on three central aspects of the landscape such as application exploits,

Read more at: http://www.cbronline.com/news/cybersecurity/malware-awareness-isnt-enough-crime-service-threatens-overwhelm-businesses/

Malware awareness isn’t enough as Crime-as-a-Service threatens to overwhelm businesses

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The Global Threat Landscape Report says organisations need to deploy more than just malware awareness to stay protected against attacks.

The majority of cyber threats organisations face is being fuelled by a Crime-as-a-Service infrastructure that gives adversaries the ability to operate globally at light speed, according to the Global Threat Landscape Report.

The report analyses the cyber security kill chain with a close focus on three central aspects of the landscape such as application exploits,

Read more at: http://www.cbronline.com/news/cybersecurity/malware-awareness-isnt-enough-crime-service-threatens-overwhelm-businesses/