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Big data and machine learning – helping tackle cyber crime

With a financial services industry increasingly reliant on technology, cyber-threats are a real, and for many organisations, persistent threat. There have been numerous examples of cyber-crime and internal fraud that have resulted in data leaks and/or financial losses. Firms are being required to be more vigilant when it comes to their technology, with greater pressure to improve both network resiliency and security. This is where firms like NetGuardians can assist, offering solutions to the industry to protect against fraud and cyber-crime. “We are helping to detect and reduce false positives and detect criminal activities via our innovative technology based on big data and machine learning” says Maio.

Maio and his associate started the firm ten years ago in Switzerland and have now expanded overseas with offices in Kenya, Poland and Singapore. They see the Asia region as a growing market and are planning to expand their team in-region so their clients’

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Redbridge theatre company tackle cyber bullying in debut performance

PUBLISHED: 15:15 15 February 2018

Out of My Comfort Zone by Redbridge Musical Theatre Company. Photo: Redbridge Musical Theatre Company

Out of My Comfort Zone by Redbridge Musical Theatre Company. Photo: Redbridge Musical Theatre Company

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The Redbridge Musical Theatre Company, set up in October last year, performing broadway musical Out of My Comfort Zone on March 1-3.

The play follows the quest of nine teenagers in

Read more at: http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/redbridge-theatre-company-tackle-cyber-bullying-in-debut-performance-1-5396400

Dorset Police goes online dating to tackle sextortion

Dorset Police has been online dating for the past 24 hours to raise awareness of sextortion.

The Force utilised Valentine’s Day, a peak time in the online dating community, to launch a profile to provide safety information for those most at risk of the newly emerging crime.

Almost 150 men aged 18-34 within the Dorset area interacted with ‘Amanda’, 26, from Wool throughout the campaign, which went live on Tinder and Bumble, although the latter took just minutes to remove the profile for breach of use, and Tinder less than a day.

The online account was made up of four bold emoji-based slides and an entertaining biography which were based on messages around the risks of sextortion.

Dorset Police sextortion campaign

Jake Moore, Cyber Crime Prevention Officer for Dorset Police, said part of the challenge in modern day policing is to find new ways to effectively communicate with the people the

Read more at: https://www.wessexfm.com/news/dorset-news/2504366/dorset-police-goes-online-dating-to-tackle-sextortion/

Cyber crime portal to tackle reports of online crime against women: Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that the government has decided to establish a cyber crime reporting portal to tackle cyber crimes against women.

“We will also establish a dedicated cyber crime laboratory to stop crimes against women and children,” Singh said while addressing a gathering after inaugurating the 24th All-India Forensic Science Conference here.

He said there is a need to increase cyber forensic capabilities in modern times as cyberspace has added new dimension and new complications.

“Traditional policing is not adequate to control crime in cyberspace,” he said.

“Forensic science can be extremely useful in cyberspace. Our cyber forensic experts played an important role in preventing radicalisation of our youth. I laud the efforts of our cyber experts in counter-radicalisation. There have been incidents when morphed pictures are used to create confusion and tension,” he said.

The Union Home Minister said many countries have successfully utilised forensic DNA database in their

Read more at: http://www.bgr.in/news/cyber-crime-portal-to-tackle-reports-of-online-crime-against-women-home-minister-rajnath-singh/

Texas school districts using tool to tackle cyber-bullying

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School districts across Texas are using tools to help tackle bullying and other serious incidents.

Anonymous Alerts is a reporting system that’s already making a difference and, saving lives. The system is set up on school computers and a smartphone app is also available.

“Last year we lost three students to suicide and it was devastating, that we would lose that many students,” says Dr. Kari Murphy, chief technology officer, Deer Park ISD. 

Dr. Kari Murphy with Deer Park ISD says since implementing Anonymous Alerts this fall, it has been a life-saver. Administrators received an urgent report about a student contemplating suicide and they immediately began an intervention.

“Our counselors were able to step up, our principals were able to step in and we were able to save a life,” says

Read more at: http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/texas-school-districts-using-tool-to-tackle-cyber-bullying

Opinion: We must tackle all forms of bullying – not just cyber bullying

The death of a child is always heartbreaking, but when it is by suicide it is as devastating as it gets; potentially causing long-term psychosocial effects on loved ones. Equally tragic is the majority of child suicides can be avoided.

As a suicide prevention worker, I know at least one in four child suicides are due to bullying. What is painfully bewildering is that in only a third of cases, the child has told someone that they were contemplating suicide.

We need to come to grips with the fact that child suicides are no longer rare — rates are the highest they have ever been. Annually more than 40,000 children between 12 and 17 are estimated to have made a suicide attempt. One-quarter of 16-year-old females self-harm.

And sadly, the child suicide toll does discriminate.

Suicide takes more Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children, as well as migrant children from non-English

Read more at: https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2018/01/22/opinion-we-must-tackle-all-forms-bullying-not-just-cyber-bullying

Opinion: We must tackle all forms of bullying – not just cyber bullying …

The death of a child is always heartbreaking, but when it is by suicide it is as devastating as it gets; potentially causing long-term psychosocial effects on loved ones. Equally tragic is the majority of child suicides can be avoided.

As a suicide prevention worker, I know at least one in four child suicides are due to bullying. What is painfully bewildering is that in only a third of cases, the child has told someone that they were contemplating suicide.

We need to come to grips with the fact that child suicides are no longer rare — rates are the highest they have ever been. Annually more than 40,000 children between 12 and 17 are estimated to have made a suicide attempt. One-quarter of 16-year-old females self-harm.

And sadly, the child suicide toll does discriminate.

Suicide takes more Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children, as well as migrant children from non-English

Read more at: https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2018/01/22/opinion-we-must-tackle-all-forms-bullying-not-just-cyber-bullying

Monitor ‘deep web’ to tackle cyber crimes: MHA to states

To tackle the “border-less” world of cyber crimes, the Centre has asked states to set up systems to monitor “deep web” which is often used for planning and execution of nefarious activities by criminals.

It also wants the states to set up or strengthen its existing social media monitoring facilities with special emphasis on vernacular content, as a lot of such information are being passed through WhatsApp, Twitter and other social media tools to incite trouble.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has now sent an ‘advisory on cyber crime prevention and control’ to all states insisting on the need for gearing up institutional mechanism to tackle cyber crimes, which pose “technical, administrative as well as legal challenges” in investigations.

It wants the states to have domain experts in information technology, mobile telephony, digital forensics and cyber law “hired from the market” in the cyber crime coordination cell at state

Read more at: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/654048/monitor-deep-web-tackle-cyber.html

How to tackle the cyber security skills gap in SA

The sheer scale of our connected, digital world means that the scope for cyber crime has broadened. As each new technology is unveiled, it introduces a new security risk, says Vikas Kapoor, practice head – Cybersecurity GRC at In2IT Technologies.

“South Africa has seen a steady rise in cyber crime, jumping to rank as the 31st most cyber attacked country in the world out of 117 countries. The situation is dire, and not helped by our vast shortage of cyber security skills,” said Kapoor.

“Cyber security professionals are constantly having to play catch up, and the development of cybersecurity skills is simply not keeping pace with digital and technological expansion – a lack which cyber criminals are capitalising on.”

He pointed out that the skills shortage is not confined to South African borders, and countries across the globe face similar challenges.

The highly publicised global security breaches of this past year point to

Read more at: https://businesstech.co.za/news/it-services/219153/how-to-tackle-the-cyber-security-skills-gap-in-sa/

How to tackle the cyber security skills gap in SA – BusinessTech

The sheer scale of our connected, digital world means that the scope for cyber crime has broadened. As each new technology is unveiled, it introduces a new security risk, says Vikas Kapoor, practice head – Cybersecurity GRC at In2IT Technologies.

“South Africa has seen a steady rise in cyber crime, jumping to rank as the 31st most cyber attacked country in the world out of 117 countries. The situation is dire, and not helped by our vast shortage of cyber security skills,” said Kapoor.

“Cyber security professionals are constantly having to play catch up, and the development of cybersecurity skills is simply not keeping pace with digital and technological expansion – a lack which cyber criminals are capitalising on.”

He pointed out that the skills shortage is not confined to South African borders, and countries across the globe face similar challenges.

The highly publicised global security breaches of this past year point to

Read more at: https://businesstech.co.za/news/it-services/219153/how-to-tackle-the-cyber-security-skills-gap-in-sa/