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  • Cyveillance-Cyren Partnership Aims to Mitigate Phishing Attacks; Greg Ogorek, Lior Samuelson Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyveillance-Cyren Partnership Aims to Mitigate Phishing Attacks; Greg Ogorek, Lior Samuelson Comment

    QinetiQ business unit Cyveillance will integrate Cyren's platform with a service that seeks to protect commercial networks from malware, pharming and other phishing attacks under a multi-year agreement. Cyren's Phishing Intelligence Feed platform collects real-time data on phishing activities worldwide through its Cyber Intelligence system that works to screen at least 17 billion transactions on a […] More

  • Survey: Cyber Criminals the Biggest Threat to Organizations; Rob Stroud Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Survey: Cyber Criminals the Biggest Threat to Organizations; Rob Stroud Comments

    Cybersecurity professionals believe that cyber criminals are the industry’s biggest threat, with phishing and malware as the most common methods of attack and financial gain as the primary motivator, SC Magazine reported Thursday. Tom Reeve writes that 636 survey respondents at this week’s RSA Conference said cyber criminals were the most active threats to their organizations in […] More

  • IBM: US Corporations Targeted in Online Banking Fraud - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM: US Corporations Targeted in Online Banking Fraud

    IBM‘s security researchers have identified an international cyber crime group using phishing emails, sophisticated malware and scam phone calls to steal money from large U.S.-based companies, Reuters reported Thursday. Bill Rigby writes the hackers send unsolicited emails attached with a Dyre malicious software to corporate employees in order to execute fraudulent wire transfers. Dyre is […] More

  • FireEye's Kevin Mandia: New Mandiant Report Details Cyber Threat Trends, Tactics - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FireEye’s Kevin Mandia: New Mandiant Report Details Cyber Threat Trends, Tactics

    FireEye has unveiled the sixth annual M-Trends report from Mandiant that outlines the emerging tactics and trends in the cyber threat landscape based on data from advanced threat investigations over the past year. “[Threat] actors have continued to evolve, up their game, and utilize new tools and tactics to compromise organizations, steal data and cover […] More

  • EMC Unit to Resell Wombat Cyber Training Product; Todd Leftkowitz Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    EMC Unit to Resell Wombat Cyber Training Product; Todd Leftkowitz Comments

    EMC‘s security division has agreed to resell a Wombat Security Technologies cloud-based platform intended to help organizations carry out cybersecurity awareness training for employees. RSA will distribute the Wombat offering for security teams to train and assess computer users through simulated phishing attacks, Wombat said Tuesday. Todd Leftkowitz, senior director of worldwide education services at […] More

  • Public Sector Top Recipient of Targeted Attacks Says Symantec - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Public Sector Top Recipient of Targeted Attacks Says Symantec

    The public sector has become the most frequently targeted industry of 2011, according to Symantec‘s November 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report. The industry blocks approximately 20.5 targeted attacks a day. Similar to targeted attacks, global phishing has increased slightly and Web-based malware threats are up 47.8 percent since Oct. 2011 and WS.Trojan.H² was the number one culprit. […] More

  • Symantec Releases Results of October Intelligence Report - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec Releases Results of October Intelligence Report

    Symantec recently released the results of its October intelligence report. The report found that spammers have established a genuine URL shortening service that is publicly available and will generate real shortened links. This was all found in spam emails. About 92 percent of the spam emails contained the URLs and the use of the shortened links […] More

  • Heidi Klum Tops McAfee's Most Dangerous List in Cyberspace - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Heidi Klum Tops McAfee's Most Dangerous List in Cyberspace

    A search for Heidi Klum could land users with a malware-ridden computer according to McAfee research. For the fifth consecutive year, McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous people revealing the riskiest celebrities on the Web. The McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities study found movie stars and models to be more dangerous while singers and sports stars are among […] More

  • Symantec Announces August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec Announces August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report

    Symantec yesterday announced the results of the August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report revealing that spammers are seeking to benefit from fluctuations in a turbulent financial market.  The report combines results from the Symantec.cloud MessageLabs Intelligence Report and the Symantec State of Spam & Phishing Report.  According to Symantec, the turbulent market drives “pump-and-dump” stock scams. Spammers […] More

  • FBI: Cyber Crime to Become Top Priority - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FBI: Cyber Crime to Become Top Priority

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently predicted cyber crime will become the agency’s top priority within the next few years. According to a report by Ohio’s WBNS-10TV, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Robert White said criminals are always finding new ways to exploit victims and businesses, which keeps the U.S. at risk. He explained the average […] More

  • Microsoft Researchers: Cyber Crime Losses Exaggerated - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Researchers: Cyber Crime Losses Exaggerated

    Reports of losses from cyber crimes gathered from surveys are greatly exaggerated and often based on unverified, self-reported numbers and skewed results, according to two Microsoft researchers. In the “Sex, Lies and Cybercrime Surveys” report, Dinei Florencio and Cormac Herley say much of the information on cyber-crime losses comes from surveys, which often overlook the […] More

  • Germans Increasingly Fear Cyber Threat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Germans Increasingly Fear Cyber Threat

    Germans are increasingly afraid of falling prey to cyber criminals, with 85 percent fearing hackers will steal their credit card data or get online access to their bank accounts, Reuters reports. A survey by German tech industry association Bitkom said the number of Internet users over the age of 14 fearing such an attack has […] More

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