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Los Angeles launches a lab to fight cyber crime

Los Angeles wants to join forces with businesses to fight cyber crime.

It announced the first collective regional cybersecurity defense effort in the United States on Tuesday, called the Los Angeles Cyber Lab. 

The goal is to disseminate knowledge gained from analyzing “one billion security-related events and over four million attempted intrusions into city networks per day” to businesses across the city, according to a press release put out by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. 

“The lab will alert small and medium-sized business partners to attacks as they occur, and larger businesses can receive automated updates to their own cyber defense systems,” wrote the authors of the press release. “Over time, the platform will evolve into a mutual exchange of threat information with private sector partners, further fortifying L.A.’s capacity to thwart cyber criminals.”

Joining the

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2017/08/15/los-angeles-cybersecurity-lab/

Los Angeles wants businesses to team up to fight cyber crime

Los Angeles wants to join forces with businesses to fight cyber crime.

It announced the first collective regional cybersecurity defense effort in the United States on Tuesday, called the Los Angeles Cyber Lab. 

The goal is to disseminate knowledge gained from analyzing “one billion security-related events and over four million attempted intrusions into city networks per day” to businesses across the city, according to a press release put out by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. 

“The lab will alert small and medium-sized business partners to attacks as they occur, and larger businesses can receive automated updates to their own cyber defense systems,” wrote the authors of the press release. “Over time, the platform will evolve into a mutual exchange of threat information with private sector partners, further fortifying L.A.’s capacity to thwart cyber criminals.”

Joining the

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2017/08/15/los-angeles-cybersecurity-lab/

Melania Trump ditches fight against cyber-bullying to tackle drug use

Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

Donald Trump may have become a bit of a Twitter rant pro (covfefe, anyone?), and considering he has used the social media platform to attack everyone from the London Mayor to Chrisy Teigen it was perhaps a tad ironic that his wife, Melania, took such a strong stance on cyber-bullying before her husband became the president.

‘Our culture has gotten too mean and too violent,’ she told a rally crowd before becoming the First Lady. ‘It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked. It is terrible when that happens on the playground and it is unacceptable when it’s done by someone with no name hiding on the internet.’

She went on to promise a campaign against online bullying, but after seven months in office there has been little else said on the matter – bar her press secretary, Stephanie

Read more at: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/celebrity-news/melania-trump-opoids-528684

Palo Alto, Interpol Team up to Fight Cyber Crime

Palo Alto Networks on Aug. 7 announced the formalization of their cooperation with the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) through signing a Data Exchange Agreement (DEA) with Interpol.

“Tackling cyber crime is not something that law enforcement can do in isolation,” said Noboru Nakatani, executive director of IGCI. “Cooperation with the private sector is essential if we are to effectively combat this global phenomenon. “Interpol’s agreement with Palo Alto Networks is an important step in our ongoing efforts to ensure law enforcement worldwide has access to the information they need to combat cyber threats which are a significant issue for both the public and private sectors.”

The agreement creates a threat information sharing and operational briefing process among Interpol, Palo Alto Networks and Unit 42, the company’s threat intelligence team. An expert from Unit 42 will be assigned to collaborate with IGCI in understanding the current

Read more at: https://www.meritalk.com/articles/palo-alto-interpol-team-up-to-fight-cyber-crime/

Website to fight cyber crime launched

In its bid to counter cyber threats, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik reinforced the cyber security by launching a dedicated website on cyber safety “www.cybercelldelhi.in” operating under the Economic Offenses Wing (EOW), on Wednesday.

The unit handles all complex and sensitive cases of cyber crime including those in which victims are women and children. “Women are easy targets for cyber bullies because of the anonymity and accessibility offered by the cyber space. Young, school-going children are even more vulnerable to cyber crimes because of their inadequate awareness of online threats and safe online habits. The stakeholders, police, media, schools, civil society and individual citizens should get involved in the collective fight against the growing threat of cyber crime,” said Patnaik.

The website ensures a proactive communication with the citizens on cyber safety issues and provides a responsive cyber crime reporting mechanism for the victims.

The website has various segments on different types of

Read more at: http://www.dailypioneer.com/city/website-to-fight-cyber-crime-launched.html

Teenage hackers sent to rehab to put their skills to good use in fight …

“Cyber crime has become easier to commit with the proliferation of easy-to-access tools, tutorials and online forums to share idea,” said Richard Jones, Prevent manager at the NCA.

“Even the most basic forms of cyber crime can have huge impacts and the NCA and police will arrest and prosecute offenders, which can be devastating to their future.

“That means there is great value in reaching young people before they become involved in cyber crime, and even those already on the fringes of criminality – when their skills can still be a force for good.”

The idea for the scheme came from research that looked at the abilities of illegal hackers in comparison with those who worked in cyber security. It found that those on the right side of the law were very similar to the other group, but at some point a parent, guardian or teacher had intervened to put them on

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/25/teenage-hackers-sent-rehab-put-skills-good-use-fight-against/

Teenage hackers sent to rehab to put their skills to good use in fight against cyber crime

“Cyber crime has become easier to commit with the proliferation of easy-to-access tools, tutorials and online forums to share idea,” said Richard Jones, Prevent manager at the NCA.

“Even the most basic forms of cyber crime can have huge impacts and the NCA and police will arrest and prosecute offenders, which can be devastating to their future.

“That means there is great value in reaching young people before they become involved in cyber crime, and even those already on the fringes of criminality – when their skills can still be a force for good.”

The idea for the scheme came from research that looked at the abilities of illegal hackers in comparison with those who worked in cyber security. It found that those on the right side of the law were very similar to the other group, but at some point a parent, guardian or teacher had intervened to put them on

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/25/teenage-hackers-sent-rehab-put-skills-good-use-fight-against/

Gov’t committed to fight against cyber crime – Minister | – Citi FM

The government remains committed to the fight against cybercrime, the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekufful,  has said.

She said the Communications Ministry had been tasked with the responsibility to champion cyber security initiatives in the country, which according to her, could be executed successfully.

She said government intended to scale up the digitisation of the economy, by making the national identity card (ID) system ready by end of the year, and also activating a digital property address system that would link all the databases in various sectors to enhance law enforcement.

Mrs Owusu-Ekufful said this at the first Academic Alumni day/homecoming of the Kofi Annan International Peace-keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra.

The event was on the theme “Reconnecting and Networking for Peace and Security”.

“As a result of this, I am overseeing the development of a multi stakeholder cyber-security

Read more at: https://citifmonline.com/2017/07/23/govt-committed-to-fight-against-cyber-crime-minister/

Wanted: IT security superheroes to fight cybercrime

From WannaCry to Petya, it’s no wonder the cybersecurity sector is crying out for talent to fight ransomware. Hays’ Carolyn Dickason explores the increasing need for talent in infosec.

Not a month goes by these days without a global cyberattack disrupting businesses, public institutions or, in some cases, whole countries.

Weeks after the WannaCry malware attack – whose potential costs cyber-risk-modelling firm Cyence estimates at $4bn – the Petya cyberattack targeted a number of Ukrainian banks and companies, and quickly started to spread across the world, reminding us that cybersecurity is a crime that knows no boundaries.

For many financial institutions across the world, IT security and protecting customer data has become an absolute priority. They will therefore welcome experts in the field with open arms, and increasingly generous pay cheques.

Cyber threats on the rise

According to global digital security company Gemalto’s recent Breach Level

Read more at: https://www.siliconrepublic.com/jobs/wanted-it-security-cybercrime-infosec

Twitter Takes Another Step to Fight Cyber Bullying

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