Top Cybersecurity News For 21st April 2016

  1. Cybersecurity Is The Greatest Threat Since Atom Bomb Says Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak. From IB Times. Cybersecurity is the greatest threat the world has faced since the atom bomb, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said in an interview with Australian TV news show Lateline. The perceived threat of a cyberattack, he said, is causing as much fear and panic as the Cold War hysteria during his childhood.
  2. Baltimore Cybersecurity Startup Wins Philadelphia Pitch Event. From Baltimore Business Journal. Baltimore cybersecurity  startup RedOwl was the winner of a Philadelphia pitch competition held on April 15th 2016. RedOwl specializes in detecting and protecting against internal system threats. The company’s software tracks employee activity on company databases to identify suspicious activity or changes in behavior that may indicate a threat.

  3. Cybersecurity Competition Boosts Student Interest in STEM Careers. From Navy.mil. The fourth annual Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition (PCDC), hosted by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic in collaboration with the South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of AFCEA, was held April 9-11 at Trident Technical College in North Charleston, South Carolina.
  4. OneSecure Acquired By EvvoLabs, Rebrands As EVVO Cybersecurity. From ChiefIT.me. OneSecure Asia has announced that it has been acquired by EVVO Labs, a provider of innovative cloud, mobile and media solutions, and will be renamed EVVO Cybersecurity. Customers of both companies will be able to experience a wider range of security solutions as well as services offered by EVVO Cybersecurity.
  5. Vast Majority Of Tested Applications Have At Least One Vulnerability: Cyber Security ReportFrom Canadian Underwriter. Cyber criminals are increasingly making use of malware-as-a-service, an issue of concern given that 97% of applications tested by Trustwave in 2015 had at least one vulnerability, note findings from the 2016 Trustwave Global Security Report.

Top Cybersecurity News For 20th April 2016

  1. UK educational network Janet hit with denial of service attacks. From SC Magazine. A wave of denial of service attacks were launched against the education network Janet yesterday morning. Cyber-attacks began on Friday 15 April, but further attacks were observed at 10am Monday 18 April. Janet’s network provides over 18 million researchers and educators in the UK.
  2. Cybersecurity startup Verodin emerges from stealth mode. From DCInno. This US-based cybersecurity startup’s first product is a software platform that can be used by businesses to measure the effectiveness of their cybersecurity defenses. In essence, customers can use Verodin to run closed, simulated cyberattacks on themselves, thereby testing the influence of different products and the skill of their analysts.
  3. Huge data breaches have been good for security stocks. From CNBC. IT security stocks have soared after the seven big data breaches made public over the past three years, according to the Bessemer Venture Partners Cyber Index released Tuesday.The BVP Cyber Index tracked the capital-weighted performance since Jan. 1, 2011, of 29 public companies whose primary business is cybersecurity.
  4. 8 Hacker Groups To Watch Out For. From DarkReading.com. Ever wonder who’s behind some of the attacks we hear about in the news? Here are eight advanced persistent threat (APT) groups that operate some of the most successful and well-known malware campaigns worldwide.
  5. Kaspersky Announces Antivirus for Industrial Control SystemsFrom Softpedia. With the number of attacks on industrial systems growing on a rapid pace, Kaspersky announced last week the launch of a new cyber-security solution aimed at Industrial Control Systems (ICS).Attacks that penetrate networks, search for these type of equipment, and damage its normal mode of operation have started to grow in recent months.