Tag Archives: Cybercrime

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Report Analyzes Cybercrime Across Generations; Monty Faidley Comments on Government Digital Fraud Prevention

Monty Faidley VP LexisNexis Risk Solutions

A LexisNexis Risk Solutions analysis of 24.6 billion online transactions during the second half of 2020 found that people younger than 25 and those aged 75 and older were the most vulnerable to digital fraud incidents. Data from the LexisNexis Digital Identity Network also revealed a decrease of 184 million in human-initiated cyberattacks and an increase of 100 million in botnet attacks during 2020.

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Carnegie Mellon University Secures DHS Grant for Cyber Data & Analysis Platform Devt

Carnegie Mellon University Secures DHS Grant for Cyber Data & Analysis Platform Devt - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Carnegie Mellon University has secured a $206,062 grant from the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate to build data and analysis platforms that can help cybersecurity researchers understand and mitigate cyber attacks. DHS said Monday the grant was awarded through the department’s Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-Risk & Trust project …

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Blumberg Capital Survey: 72% of US Adults Rank Foreign Espionage as Top Govt Cybersecurity Concern

Blumberg Capital Survey: 72% of US Adults Rank Foreign Espionage as Top Govt Cybersecurity Concern - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Seventy-two percent of 1,012 U.S. adults who responded to a Blumberg Capital-backed survey have rank foreign espionage as the biggest cybersecurity threat facing the U.S. government. The 2017 State of Cybersecurity survey was conducted in collaboration with Researchscape and examined adults’ perception of cybersecurity challenges agencies, businesses and consumers face, Blumberg Capital said Wednesday. Twenty-three …

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1K Businesses Adopt IBM Cloud-Based Threat Intell Exchange Network; Brendan Hannigan Comments

1K Businesses Adopt IBM Cloud-Based Threat Intell Exchange Network; Brendan Hannigan Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

At least 1,000 enterprises in many sectors have started to access IBM's threat intelligence database through a cloud-based network to facilitate information sharing and industry collaboration in an effort to address cyber attacks. The company said Thursday the IBM X-Force Exchange platform, launched in April, is designed to provide users access to …

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Microsoft Pools Forensics, Legal Pros at Cybercrime Hub; David Finn, Richard Boscovich Comment

Microsoft Pools Forensics, Legal Pros at Cybercrime Hub; David Finn, Richard Boscovich Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Microsoft has opened a new center for online forensic experts, security engineers and legal technology professionals to collaborate and develop anti-hacking measures, Reuters reported Thursday. Joseph Menn writes the Cybersecurity Center will combine data analysis and detective work in an effort to combat software piracy and criminal activities online. The …

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Cyber Law Vet Jonathan Fairtlough Joins Kroll Management

Cyber Law Vet Jonathan Fairtlough Joins Kroll Management - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Jonathan Fairtlough, a veteran anti-cybercrime prosecutor from Los Angeles County, Calif., has joined Kroll as managing director of its cyber investigations division. He will work out of the company's Los Angeles office and focus on assignments concerning digital forensics and data breach protection and security, Kroll said Monday. Fairtlough investigated …

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Hacker Charged in Malware Extortion Case

A man accused of distributing malware to user computer and blackmailing users into providing sexually explicit material is being charged with extortion by federal prosecutors. Luis Mijangos, 31, of Santa Ana, Calif. was arrested on Tuesday and charged with extortion, according to documents filed with the court. Investigators discovered videos …

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Norm Augustine’s Report on NASA’s Bleak Future

Norm Augustine's Report on NASA's Bleak Future - top government contractors - best government contracting event

After just seven more missions to the International Space Station (ISS), the Space Shuttle will retire without a replacement.  Ex-Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine, chair of the United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee review, has published his committee’s findings, and NASA’s budgetary future looks bleak. Augustine told PBS “the human space flight …

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Cyber Crime Kingpin Indicted

Cyber Crime Kingpin Indicted - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Albert Gonzales, 28, believed by police to be one of the nation’s largest cyber crime kingpins, was indicted Monday along with two Russian accomplices for the largest hacking/identity theft caper in U.S. history. Federal prosecutors allege the trio stole data from 130 million credit and debit cards worldwide by hacking …

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