Cybersecurity and cybercrime 2012 review

A year in cybersecurity and cybercrime: 2012 review | ZDNet: "SOPA alone would have allowed Web sites to be shuttered, no matter where they are in the world, by blocking them at server level and starving them of oxygen. Any site even to have allegedly breached copyright could be effectively shut down by the U.S. government with little oversight or process of appeal. Google-owned YouTube, for instance, could have fallen foul of the law if someone uploaded a copyright infringing video, leading to a widespread site block. The Internet as a collective rallied around and protested in a way that had never been tested or tried before. Many major Web sites shut their doors for 12 or 24 hours during 'Black Wednesday' to protest the bill. More than 75,000 Web sites blacked out, including Wikipedia and Google. Days later, it was shelved by the U.S. House of Representatives and ultimately the geeks 'won.'"

Minister Toews Highlights Cyber Security at 2012 Halifax International ...
U.S. Politics Today
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/18/12 -- Today, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews underscored the Government of Canada's commitment to cyber security at the 2012 Halifax International Security Forum, an annual forum that brings together ...

Cyber security a worsening concern for businesses
Foster's Daily Democrat
PORTSMOUTH — “Computer intrusions and network attacks are the greatest cyber threat to our national security,” FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told a U.S. Senate homeland security panel in September. ... “Banks are under attack,” he said. “It's a ...
Israel targeted in cyber-warfare
The Australian
"This is an unprecedented attack," Steinitz said, indicating that Israel had "deflected 44 millioncyber attacks on government websites" since it began a widespread air campaign over Gaza on Wednesday. "All the attacks were thwarted except for ... down ...
Cyber workers in high demand
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
In suburban Maryland, The National Security Agency at Fort Meade – the center of the cyber galaxy – has thousands of computer scientists, mathematicians and engineers gathering foreign intelligence electronically and defending the government's ...
The Top 35 Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions
Wired (blog)
“The Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) has developed a list of strategies to mitigate targeted cyberintrusions. The list is informed by DSD's experience in operational cyber security, including responding to serious cyber incidents and performing ...
Ameren shares security system with Japanese
Peoria Journal Star
Ameren Illinois is sharing portions of its highly regarded cyber-security system with officials from several Japanese gas companies. Japan's natural gas industry is seeking cyber-security systems assistance after a large amount of data was stolen from ...

Obama Secret Directive Gives Cyber-Control to Military For National Security
Axis of Logic
Google is stating in their most recent Transparency Report that the US government has stepped up their surveillance on civilians. According to the Internet giant, more personal data is being profiled on Americans and their habits on the Web. Dorothy ...

Axis of Logic

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: How to Stay Safe Shopping Online
Decoded Science
... the Christmas mood. Instead of braving the shops, why not shop online from the comfort of your own home? Cyber Monday is a convenient alternative to the crowded stores, but before you start handing over your credit card number, you need to be aware ...

Decoded Science

Cyber gaming raids
Daily Express
In the first raid, at about 4pm on Monday, 40 computers and 40 Internet modems were seized at a premises in Cyber Square. Police also detained two suspects who were working in the premises at the time. Meanwhile, 20 gaming consoles and two suspects ...

Mile2: Attacking Cybercrime From The Inside Out
There are increasingly more dangerous instances of cyber security breaches which involve government and military data bases being breached along with information that is sensitive to national security. Businesses are now faced with the constant threat ...



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