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Over 90 percent of security pros worry about cyber criminals using AI

AI security

While machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming key to cyber security, a new survey shows that a majority of security professionals worry that the technology could be used against them.

The study by cyber security company Webroot reveals that 91 percent are concerned about hackers using AI against companies in cyber attacks.

Among other findings is that the US is an early adopter of AI for cyber security, with 87 percent of US professionals reporting their organizations are currently using AI as part of their security strategy.

Three quarters of cyber security professionals in the US believe that, within the next three years, their company will not be able to safeguard digital assets without AI. Overall, 99 percent believe AI could improve their organization’s cyber security.

Respondents identified key uses for AI including time-critical threat detection tasks, such as identifying

Read more at: https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/cyber-criminal-ai-use/

Court document points to Kaspersky Lab’s cooperation with Russia’s security service

Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm, has long asserted its independence of the Russian government. But a court document posted on the Facebook page of a Russian criminal suspect this year shows what appears to be an unusual degree of closeness to the FSB, Russia’s powerful security service.

The suspect, Konstantin Kozlovskiy, was arrested in summer 2016 in connection with a series of cyber heists of Russian banks, and he is in a Moscow jail awaiting trial. From his cell, he posted documents related to his case.

One of them shows that in April 2015, an FSB agent inside the office of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow gave a company technician a password for a suspected Russian cyber criminal’s computer. The technician gained access to the computer and obtained decrypted documents for the agent.

The agent, A.V. Kutasevich, worked side by side with the Kaspersky technician, Ruslan Sabitov, in the “information retrieval” operation, according

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-kaspersky-russia-20171213-story.html

Top 7 cyber security threats for 2018

Cyber crime is quickly becoming one of the greatest threats to businesses, government institutions and individuals. This year alone, victims of one type, ransomware, lost $5 billion dollars.

In the world of the dark web, 2017 is defined by devastating cyber attacks like the Equifax breach, and that type of impact is something Cyber Security expert Steve Weisman, with Bentley University,predicted both last year.

Here are his Top 7 Cyber Security Threats for 2018:

1. Health Insurance Hacks

“Medical identity theft is the most serious form of ID theft both personally and financially, it’s the only form of Identity theft that can actually kill you and it’s getting worse,” said Weisman.

He says the 145 million involved in the Equifax breach are especially at risk, since their social security numbers may have been compromised. Also, Medicare is still a year away from giving all people new cards with ID numbers not tied to their SS#.

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Read more at: http://wspa.com/2017/12/13/top-7-cyber-security-threats-for-2018/

Top 7 cyber security threats for 2018 – WSPA.com

Cyber crime is quickly becoming one of the greatest threats to businesses, government institutions and individuals. This year alone, victims of one type, ransomware, lost $5 billion dollars.

In the world of the dark web, 2017 is defined by devastating cyber attacks like the Equifax breach, and that type of impact is something Cyber Security expert Steve Weisman, with Bentley University,predicted both last year.

Here are his Top 7 Cyber Security Threats for 2018:

1. Health Insurance Hacks

“Medical identity theft is the most serious form of ID theft both personally and financially, it’s the only form of Identity theft that can actually kill you and it’s getting worse,” said Weisman.

He says the 145 million involved in the Equifax breach are especially at risk, since their social security numbers may have been compromised. Also, Medicare is still a year away from giving all people new cards with ID numbers not tied to their SS#.

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Read more at: http://wspa.com/2017/12/13/top-7-cyber-security-threats-for-2018/

Court document points to Kaspersky Lab’s cooperation with Russian security service

Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm, has long asserted its independence of the Russian government. But a court document posted on the Facebook page of a Russian criminal suspect this year shows what appears to be an unusual degree of closeness to the FSB, the country’s powerful security service.

The suspect, Konstantin Kozlovskiy, was arrested in the summer of 2016 in connection with a series of cyber heists of Russian banks, and he is in a Moscow jail awaiting trial. From his cell, he posted documents related to his case.

One of them shows that in April 2015, an FSB agent inside the office of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow gave a company technician a password for a suspected Russian cyber criminal’s computer. The technician gained access to the computer and obtained decrypted documents for the agent.

The agent, A.V. Kutasevich, worked side-by-side with the Kaspersky technician, Ruslan Sabitov, in the “information

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/court-document-points-to-kaspersky-labs-cooperation-with-russian-security-service/2017/12/13/14ba9450-df42-11e7-bbd0-9dfb2e37492a_story.html

Five Cyber-Security Threats Enterprises Will Confront in 2018

There’s no question that 2017 has been a bad year for security managers. Not only have exploits gotten worse, but data breaches have become bigger and more costly and malware creators have added powerful new capabilities to their arsenals. That trend will continue.

On the other hand, attackers are changing their tactics so some of the malware that you have become used to dealing with in 2017 has declined in favor of some other types that will be worse. What won’t change is a persistent trend of organizations and their employees to fail to take even the most basic steps to protect themselves and their data. Here are five things you can expect:

  1. Ransomware attacks will get worse. Cyber-criminals have already discovered that holding someone’s data for ransom is a reliable means of extorting money in small amounts. However, they’ve also discovered that they can hold organizations’ data for ransom for a

    Read more at: http://www.eweek.com/security/five-cyber-security-threats-enterprises-will-confront-in-2018

Five Cyber-Security Threats You Will Have to Deal With in 2018

There’s no question that 2017 has been a bad year for security managers. Not only have exploits gotten worse, but data breaches have become bigger and more costly and malware creators have added powerful new capabilities to their arsenals. That trend will continue.

On the other hand, attackers are changing their tactics so some of the malware that you have become used to dealing with in 2017 has declined in favor of some other types that will be worse. What won’t change is a persistent trend of organizations and their employees to fail to take even the most basic steps to protect themselves and their data. Here are five things you can expect:

  1. Ransomware attacks will get worse. Cyber-criminals have already discovered that holding someone’s data for ransom is a reliable means of extorting money in small amounts. However, they’ve also discovered that they can hold organizations’ data for ransom for a

    Read more at: http://www.eweek.com/security/five-cyber-security-threats-enterprises-will-confront-in-2018

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

Aspect IT: What is Cyber Security?

What is Cyber Security?
Advertisement feature by Danielle Skinner, Digital Marketing Executive

CYBER Security is all about protecting against Cyber Crime. To make it less technical, cyber means online.

This article will explain what Cyber Security is and how you can make sure that you’re completely Cyber Secure.

Cyber Security: Anti-virus is a form of Cyber Security. It blocks out all viruses from entering your computer and making it slow, unresponsive and having your data stolen or manipulated.

Viruses are being created every day which is why your PC prompts you to keep software updated on a regular basis.

Unprotected PCs allow a virus to have unauthorised access and can make files inaccessible, steal your data and much more.

Ransomware is on the rise by online criminals who lock your data and make you pay a certain amount of money to get it back unharmed.

More businesses are being targeted which

Read more at: https://saddind.co.uk/aspect-it-what-is-cyber-security/

Symantec’s 2018 security predictions

  • Cyber-criminals will focus on compromising coin-exchanges and users’ coin-wallets
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning will be used to conduct attacks

 

 

THIS past year, cyber-criminals caused major service disruptions around the world, using their increasing technical proficiency to break through cyber defenses.

In 2018, Symantec expects the trend to become more pronounced as these attackers will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch even more potent attacks. Gear up for a busy year ahead.

Incidents like the WannaCry attack, which impacted more than 200,000 computers worldwide in May, are just the warmup to a new year of more virulent malware and DDoS attacks.

Meanwhile, cyber-criminals are poised to step up their attacks on the millions of devices now connected to the Internet of Things both in offices and homes.

The cyber-security landscape in 2018 is sure to surprise us in ways that we never imagined. As 2017 draws to a

Read more at: https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/digital-economy/symantecs-2018-security-predictions