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  • Intel Survey: Cyber Pros Cite Corporate Policies, Industry Regulations as Barriers to Info Exchanges - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intel Survey: Cyber Pros Cite Corporate Policies, Industry Regulations as Barriers to Info Exchanges

    A survey from Intel's security business says 42 percent of security professionals have adopted shared cyber threat intelligence in an effort to protect their companies' networks from potential cyber attacks. Intel Security polled 500 security professionals across different industries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific in 2015 about their knowledge of CTI and its advantages to […] 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

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    New Email Hoax Targets FBI Officials

    The Internet Crime Complaint Center announced today that officials and high ranking members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are being targeted by a new spam attack that uses specific names of members and divisions within the agency to trick recipients into opening emails. According to IC3, the email alerts the recipient that two “trunk […] More

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    Jay Leno Tops List of Most Dangerous Hollywood Celebrities in Cyberspace

    What do Jay Leno, Madonna and Cameron Diaz have in common, besides celebrity? According to new research, they are the most frequently spammed-about personalities. Analysis of 25 million spam messages by Internet security solutions provider BitDefender revealed that cyber crooks most commonly use Jay Leno, Madonna and Cameron Diaz to spread spam. Barack Obama and […] More

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    Washington Post Jobs Site Hacked

    Hackers last week broke into The Washington Post’s jobs site and gained access to nearly 1.3 million user IDs and email addresses, the news organization revealed yesterday. Although the hackers were able to access to certain user information on Washington Post Jobs, passwords and personal information such as resumes or contact information were not compromised, […] More

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    Cisco: Cyber Crime Not as Profitable Anymore

    Cyber crime is not the cash cow it once was, according to Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) whose recent research examined the cyber underground. Speaking yesterday at a press event at in San Bruno, Calif., security researcher Pat Peterson said last year saw a turning point in the fight against mass scams and criminal profits from […] More

  • String of Cyber Attacks Leaves China, West Relations Tense - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    String of Cyber Attacks Leaves China, West Relations Tense

    The recent hack into the Gmail accounts of U.S. officials, journalists and human rights activists is a situation that comes with the potential threat of tainting relations between Washington and Beijing, according to experts. China, often suspected of such cyber attacks, says it is unfairly blamed because of other countries' envy of its booming economy. […] More

  • Spammers Use New Technique for Bait-and-Switch Ploy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Spammers Use New Technique for Bait-and-Switch Ploy

    Spammers are now establishing their own fake URL-shortening services to perform URL redirection, which has led to an increase in spam by 2.9 percentage points this month, according to new research. The Symantec May 2011 MessageLabs Intelligence Report reveals that in a bait-and-switch ruse, scammers supply legitimate shortened URLs in spam messages that direct unwitting […] More

  • State Department Event Highlights Cyber Risks for Kids - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Department Event Highlights Cyber Risks for Kids

    The State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security today hosted “Get Schooled, Kids and Cyber Security“ to raise awareness about cybersecurity and children by discussing risks, mitigation strategies and safety tips. Speakers included Enough is Enough President and CEO Donna Rice Hughes; National Center for Missing and Exploited Children instructor Dr. Sharon Cooper; Internet Solutions for […] More

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    Report: Email-borne Malware Surges 400% after Rustock Takedown

    Malware delivered via email grew by 400 percent in the last week of March 2011, with the spike detected two weeks after the takedown of the Rustock botnet, according to a quarterly report by Commtouch. The Internet Threats Trend Report, which covers spam, phishing, malware and web threats, said while overall spam activity dropped around […] More

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