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University of Suffolk aims to become leading cyber security research centre

PUBLISHED: 07:45 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:08 10 January 2018

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

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University of Suffolk aims to become leading cyber security research centre

PUBLISHED: 07:45 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:08 10 January 2018

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

James Fletcher Photography Ltd

Suffolk university aims to become leading cyber security research centre

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

University of Suffolk cybercrime conference. Left to right: Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, deputy vice-chancellor; Helen Gibson, CENTRIC; Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner; Emma Bond, professor in the faculty of arts, business and applied social science at University of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

James Fletcher Photography Ltd

Read more at: http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/universty-of-suffolk-hosts-cybercrime-conference-1-5348655

The ‘remorseless’ growth of cyber crime is leading to 4000 ransom attacks a DAY and threatens global financial stability

  • The ‘remorseless’ growth of cyber crime is leading to 4000 ransom attacks a day
  • Gangs’ technological capability threatens critical parts of the financial sector
  • Financial services sector are seen as a key target because of the potential profits
  • Such criminals gangs operate on the so-called dark web, which can only be accessed with special software

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‘Huge opportunity’ for Ireland to take a leading role in cyber-crime fight, Tánaiste tells high-level conference

The keynote speaker at the event, Jeanette Manfra, who is US Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cyber Security and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security, told delegates that “industry is really on the front lines on this… The challenge for industry is to understand systemic risk from a cyber perspective.”

Delegates at Dublin Information Sec, sponsored by eir Business, a Cisco Gold Partner, heard a panel of Irish and international cyber-security specialists highlight risks and propose solutions to security breaches and infection.

Read more at: https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/huge-opportunity-for-ireland-to-take-a-leading-role-in-cybercrime-fight-tnaiste-tells-highlevel-conference-36281620.html

Stalkers are turning to the internet in a digital age, leading cyber experts warn

Cyber stalkers have access to information at their fingertips in a digital age, security experts have said, as they urge people to share the burden and not struggle alone.

Tony Neate, chief executive of Get Safe Online, said it is easier with the advance of technology for stalkers to gather information about an individual and use it against them. But, he said, the key thing for victims to remember is that they aren’t alone, and to seek the help of family and friends as well as protecting themselves online.

“It’s never the victim that’s to blame – stalkers are vicious, nasty bullies,” he said. “We’ve got to make them realise they will be reported, that there’s no hiding place for these online trolls. We’ve got new technologies, and that makes it easier for the stalkers. They wouldn’t dream of doing it in real life – they wouldn’t do

Read more at: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/stalkers-are-turning-to-the-internet-in-a-digital-age-leading-cyber-experts-warn-1-8671114

Stalkers are turning to the internet in a digital age, leading cyber …

Cyber stalkers have access to information at their fingertips in a digital age, security experts have said, as they urge people to share the burden and not struggle alone.

Tony Neate, chief executive of Get Safe Online, said it is easier with the advance of technology for stalkers to gather information about an individual and use it against them. But, he said, the key thing for victims to remember is that they aren’t alone, and to seek the help of family and friends as well as protecting themselves online.

“It’s never the victim that’s to blame – stalkers are vicious, nasty bullies,” he said. “We’ve got to make them realise they will be reported, that there’s no hiding place for these online trolls. We’ve got new technologies, and that makes it easier for the stalkers. They wouldn’t dream of doing it in real life – they wouldn’t do

Read more at: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/stalkers-are-turning-to-the-internet-in-a-digital-age-leading-cyber-experts-warn-1-8671114

2 Leading Online Black Markets Are Shut Down by Authorities

“DO NOT MAKE NEW ORDERS ON ANY DNM ANY MORE!” a popular post on the social network Reddit said on Thursday, using initials for dark net markets.

“You got this one law enforcement,” the post said.

AlphaBay and Hansa Market were successors to the first and most famous market operating on the so-called dark net, Silk Road, which the authorities took down in October 2013.

AlphaBay grew into a business with 200,000 users and 40,000 vendors — or 10 times the size of Silk Road — the Justice Department said Thursday.

The site recently come under scrutiny because many of its vendors sell synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, which play a central role in the nationwide overdose epidemic.

The authorities said 122 vendors had been advertising fentanyl on the site. The sale of such drugs on AlphaBay was detailed in a

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/business/dealbook/alphabay-dark-web-opioids.html

SA is the leading target in Africa for cyber crime, warns legal firm

SA had the most cyber attacks in Africa one year, but its private and public sector do not take the threat “seriously enough”, says a top law firm.

Dentons SA’s David Loxton said on Monday that cyber crime often went unreported and research found it was growing fast.

Quoting figures from software security company Symantec, he said that globally in 2015 more than 500-million personal records were stolen or lost and phishing attacks rose 55%.

In 2014, South Africa had the most cyber attacks in Africa with losses estimated at about R50bn.

There were “shortcomings in the justice system” when it came cyber crime and police “lack resources and specialist skills to take on the complex‚ multijurisdictional investigations”.

Loxton pointed to lack of laws to prosecute criminals or inadequate law. “For all these reasons‚ prevention is definitely better than cure when it comes to cyber crime.

“Companies should be proactive about using technology to protect themselves

Read more at: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/world/africa/2017-02-13-sa-is-the-leading-target-in-africa-for-cyber-crime-warns-legal-firm/