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Guest Opinion: January is Stalking Awareness Month: be aware

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Guest Opinion: January is Stalking Awareness Month: be aware …

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Opinion: South West business leaders at increasing risk of cyber crime with rise of ‘whaling’

Written by: The Business | Posted 28 December 2017 12:46

Mark Hughes is chief executive of BT Security, which employs more than 2,500 security professionals and operates from 15 security operations centres around the world. Here, he explains why companies need to prepare themselves for the threat of cyber crime and why business leaders are at increasing risk of ‘whaling’

As an ever increasing number of people and organisations make ever greater use of the internet, the potential impact of cyber-theft, cyber-vandalism and even cyber-extortion is exploding.

The more we rely on the fantastic resource of ‘the net’ the more potentially vulnerable we become.

It is a daunting thought that there are now about 27 billion devices connected to the internet – well over three times the human population of the world – and that this figure is expected to reach 125 billion within 13 years.

If you think this

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Guest opinion: Getting serious about cyberstalking

The internet and social media has done everything from giving a voice to the oppressed and inspiring democratic change in totalitarian states, to connecting old friends.

However, these mediums can be used — and abused — by those pursuing more nefarious purposes. In the 21st century, these platforms have digitized crimes from robbery to stalking, forcing lawmakers and law enforcement to open a new front against criminals untethered to geographic locations and hidden behind virtual screens.

Such is true of cyber-stalking — including cases right here in our community.

For the Zezzo family, it was their teenaged daughter who, at the age of just 13, was cyber-stalked by a friend’s father through social media. Despite the stalking being sexual in nature, the then-51-year-old stalker pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to probation and counseling.

Three years later, in 2016, the same

Read more at: http://www.theintell.com/opinion/20171211/guest-opinion-getting-serious-about-cyberstalking

Guest opinion: Getting serious about cyberstalking – The Intelligencer

The internet and social media has done everything from giving a voice to the oppressed and inspiring democratic change in totalitarian states, to connecting old friends.

However, these mediums can be used — and abused — by those pursuing more nefarious purposes. In the 21st century, these platforms have digitized crimes from robbery to stalking, forcing lawmakers and law enforcement to open a new front against criminals untethered to geographic locations and hidden behind virtual screens.

Such is true of cyber-stalking — including cases right here in our community.

For the Zezzo family, it was their teenaged daughter who, at the age of just 13, was cyber-stalked by a friend’s father through social media. Despite the stalking being sexual in nature, the then-51-year-old stalker pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to probation and counseling.

Three years later, in 2016, the same

Read more at: http://www.theintell.com/opinion/20171211/guest-opinion-getting-serious-about-cyberstalking

Guest opinion: Getting serious about cyberstalking

The internet and social media has done everything from giving a voice to the oppressed and inspiring democratic change in totalitarian states, to connecting old friends.

However, these mediums can be used — and abused — by those pursuing more nefarious purposes. In the 21st century, these platforms have digitized crimes from robbery to stalking, forcing lawmakers and law enforcement to open a new front against criminals untethered to geographic locations and hidden behind virtual screens.

Such is true of cyber-stalking — including cases right here in our community.

For the Zezzo family, it was their teenaged daughter who, at the age of just 13, was cyber-stalked by a friend’s father through social media. Despite the stalking being sexual in nature, the then-51-year-old stalker pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to probation and counseling.

Three years later, in 2016, the same

Read more at: http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20171211/guest-opinion-getting-serious-about-cyberstalking

Guest opinion: Getting serious about cyberstalking – Opinion – Bucks …

The internet and social media has done everything from giving a voice to the oppressed and inspiring democratic change in totalitarian states, to connecting old friends.

However, these mediums can be used — and abused — by those pursuing more nefarious purposes. In the 21st century, these platforms have digitized crimes from robbery to stalking, forcing lawmakers and law enforcement to open a new front against criminals untethered to geographic locations and hidden behind virtual screens.

Such is true of cyber-stalking — including cases right here in our community.

For the Zezzo family, it was their teenaged daughter who, at the age of just 13, was cyber-stalked by a friend’s father through social media. Despite the stalking being sexual in nature, the then-51-year-old stalker pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to probation and counseling.

Three years later, in 2016, the same

Read more at: http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20171211/guest-opinion-getting-serious-about-cyberstalking

Opinion 7 steps to guard against ransomware attacks

Predicting the future of the internet that uses sensitive and personal information as its fuel is not for the faint of heart.

One dystopic prediction is an Internet of ransomed things full of hijacked smart devices. And the burning question we will all face is, “To pay, or not to pay?”

It may actually be an easy decision — and the only viable option if caught unprepared. However, paying the ransom incurs a cost; it rewards criminal activity and strengthens the incentive for such attacks throughout the industry. And with attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya, there is no guarantee of recovery. Some versions of malware like “Boneidleware” and “leakerware” are disguised as ransomware but designed to destroy or steal data with no recourse.

To put an end to ransomware, or at least slow it, we have to look at how ransomware gained popularity and momentum. It has evolved over three

Read more at: https://www.information-management.com/opinion/7-steps-to-guard-against-ransomware-attacks

Opinion: Stalking is a serious crime. Here’s how to recognise you’re being stalked, and what to do if you are

It’s well acknowledged our greatest fear is the unknown, a base animal instinct that’s been essential to our survival through the ages. This instinct, along with other key senses, are what we use on both a conscious and sub-conscious level to manage our personal security and safety.

But what do we do when that “unknown” factor is actually another human being?

As a former police detective, I am only too aware that, when pushed, humans are capable of anything, both for good and evil.

Stalking is a serious criminal offence, one that happens throughout New Zealand daily and affects thousands of New Zealanders each year.

As one of those crimes that often goes unreported, the exact numbers are unknown, however I believe an educated assumption of thousands to be an accurate estimation. Many victims either do not identify the

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