Cybersecurity


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London Police Partner With Facebook to Prevent Live Streaming of Terrorist and Firearm Attacks

The issue gained renewed attention after a mass shooter used Facebook to live stream his murder of over 50 people at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Colorado Becomes First State to Stop Using QR Codes, Barcodes to Count Ballots

The state said it would redevelop its vote tallying system so that voting machines no longer print receipts with QR codes, which Secretary of State Jena Griswold says could be hacked.

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Millions of Americans’ Medical Images Were Left Unprotected on The Web, Report Finds

A new investigation discovered that the medical images and health data of more than 5 million patients in the U.S. was readily accessible on the web without a password or login.

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Report: Managed Service Providers Are New Frontier of Ransomware Attacks

Hackers are targeting IT service providers as a means of attacking dozens of organizations at once and potentially reaping bigger financial rewards.

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Treasury Department Implements Sanctions on North Korean Cyber Groups

The department announced the sanctions Friday after it said that North Korean intelligence groups targeted American critical infrastructure, particularly the financial system.

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Multitude of Ransomware Attacks Cause Lawmakers to Take Notice

Lawmakers are working to find a solution that will help counter ransomware attacks, which are affecting school districts and municipal governments.

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Google Works to Eliminate Spam Invites for More Than 1 Billion Users

Google is working to keep unwanted and malicious content from its users.

Stanley Security GSX booth 2019

Live from GSX 2019: Day 1

Security management systems for businesses large and small were the talk of GSX exhibitors.



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5 Common Phishing Attacks and How To Protect Yourself Against Them

Phishing scams continues to be a widespread problem for businesses and individuals alike. But there are several ways to recognize that you could be getting scammed.

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Report: Facebook Database Found Online Exposed Phone Numbers of Millions

A database that was left without password protection was discovered by a security researcher, who said 419 million records of Facebook user phone numbers were exposed.

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Democratic National Committee Rejects Plans To Hold ‘Virtual Caucuses’ in Iowa and Nevada, Citing Security Concerns

Facing criticism over low voter turnout and barriers to caucusing, party officials planned for remote caucuses in 2020. But the national Democratic Party said the methods would expose the process to high cybersecurity risks.

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3 Major Internet Privacy Issues and How to Avoid Them

Information mishandling, snooping and location tracking are often the ways in which users find their privacy violated online.

Deploying IoT Devices

Deploying IoT Devices

The number and breadth of devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow rapidly, with everything from kitchen appliances to video surveillance and access control systems offering the ability to connect to a network.

Security by Design

Security by Design

We know by now that there is an abundance of business advantages in the cloud — it’s agile and cost-efficient, and, with little to no hardware maintenance, it’s easier to update and perform maintenance on than traditional on-site servers.

5 Questions for Your Cloud Provider

5 Questions for Your Cloud Provider

Do you want the real bottom line in providing cloud services for video, access control and other integrated services?

Path to the Future

Path to the Future

Security professionals face many challenges in selecting video surveillance systems that address their unique needs.

voting booth in 2016

Government Officials Worry That Ransomware Attacks Could Derail 2020 Elections

The Department of Homeland Security is preparing to launch an education program on the potential of ransomware attacks targeting voter databases, some of which were compromised by Russian hackers in 2016.

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Report: Insurance Companies Are Exacerbating Rise in Ransomware Attacks

A ProPublica investigation found that the decision by insurers to pay hackers instead of encouraging victims to recover files by themselves is helping fuel a surge in ransomware.

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Federal Cybersecurity Agency Prioritizes Addressing Chinese Threats, Improving Election Security

The leader of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, which works within DHS, is concerned primarily with risk management, Chinese threats to supply chains and election security.

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Justice Department Indicts 80 People in Massive Online Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Two Nigerian citizens are accused of leading a massive fraud scheme that transferred at least $6 million in fraudulently-obtained funds, much of whom was taken from elderly people.

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