Stay Safe Online - Tips

Securing Your Home Network |  Protect Yourself with these STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Tips:
  • Keep a clean machine: Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system are the best defenses against viruses, malware, and other online threats.
  • Automate software updates: Many software programs will automatically connect and update to defend against known risks. Turn on automatic updates if that’s an available option.
  • Protect all devices that connect to the Internet: Along with computers, smart phones, gaming systems, and other web-enabled devices also need protection from viruses and malware.
  • Plug & scan: “USBs” and other external devices can be infected by viruses and malware. Use your security software to scan them.
  • Protect your $: When banking and shopping, check to be sure the sites is security enabled. Look for web addresses with “https://” or “shttp://”, which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information. “Http://” is not secure.
  • Back it up: Protect your valuable work, music, photos, and other digital information by making an electronic copy and storing it safely.
RI announces first statewide cyber security plan
... to keep government operations running if there's a cyber attack. It calls for cyber securitytraining for state employees who access state systems and for educating businesses and the public on how to protect private information. It also calls for ...

Cyber security panel high on India's agenda
Times of India
"We hope to set up a permanent Joint Working Group (JWG) on cyber security and will start four pilot projects," national security advisor Shivshankar Menon said after releasing the JWG report on engaging the private sector on cyber security. The four ...

US Officials believe Iran behind recent cyber attacks
The development comes as the United States has become more concerned about Iran and cyber security. "It certainly is the ... In Saudi Arabia, more than 30,000 computers were rendered useless by the attack on the state oil company ARAMCO. Ras Gas was ...

Cyber Cold War Justifies Israeli Digital Shield, Imperva Says
“Apparently under way is a large cyberspace campaign by Iran, both to attack various targets in retaliation for the sanctions imposed against it and to repel the cyber attacks directed at it,” the Tel Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies ...

New security model urged to counter cyber warfare
Khaleej Times
International cooperation and advanced technology are the key requirements to survive the age ofcyber warfare, Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, said on Tuesday. “In the long run, cyber warfare is where all parties ...

Maryland looks to leverage assets and grow as a cyber security hub
As cyber threats continue to grow and the urgency of attacks become more well known, Maryland is in a position to grow its economy as a hub for cyber security, O'Malley said at the opening session of the CyberMaryland 2012 conference in Baltimore.

A cyber risk conversation
Intelligent Utility
Executive One: Maybe what we've been doing in cyber security is working; we've been hardening our industrial control systems as well as corporate IT for years now. But you just mentioned nation-states, which wouldn't launch a cyber attack on the U.S ...

Preparing for Cyber War, Without a Map
Technology Review
Last week U.S. defense secretary Leon Panetta warned that critical infrastructure such as power grids or chemical plants could be inactivated or destroyed by a cyber attack, and he pledged that the U.S. would "defend the nation in cyberspace" as it ...

Technology Review

Asiasoft Selects Radware to Defend Against Cyber Attacks
Sacramento Bee
Radware®(NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of application delivery and application securitysolutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced that, Asiasoft Online Pte Ltd, has selected Radware's award winning Attack Mitigation System (AMS ...

Cyber security gaps haunt businesses
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Information SecurityForum (ISF) has launched an online initiative known as “Benchmark as a Service” (BaaS) which allows businesses, even non members to evaluate their cyber-security...

Govt, private sector to work together on cyber security | Firstpost
By hidden
New Delhi: With recent instances of turmoil due to misuse of cyberspace fresh in mind, the government and the industry have joined hands for ensuring security of computer networks and systems in the country while keeping democratic ...

Working with Businesses to Secure Cyberspace | Homeland Security
By erin.waters
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a great opportunity for businesses – as service or product providers, community members, and employers – to educate and empower their employees and consumers to practice safer online habits.
DHS Blog Feed

Global cyber war: New Flame-linked malware detected — RT
Most likely it is a targeted cyber weapon used in what can be defined as the second wave of a cyber attack,” Kaspersky's Chief Security Expert Alexander Gostev explained. “First, Flame or Gauss are used to infect as many victims as possible ...
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