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Cyberthreats targeting municipalities are on the rise

Local governments are increasingly being targeted by cyber threats. These attacks typically come in the form on ransomware, holding the municipalities’ data hostage until either the ransom is paid or data is restored from a backup. Examples of ransomware attacks in 2019: June 20, 2019: Riviera Beach, Florida, discloses ransomware attack and payment. May 7, 2019: City

How Hackers Can Exploit Medical Information

A cybersecurity breach in any industry is a serious matter. Healthcare Professionals are some of the most vulnerable targets. Not so long ago, one of the largest batch of data containing just over 9.2 million health insurance records was offered for sale on dark web – a huge blow for PHI. How sure are you

VOICE Summit, expecting 5,000 attendees, kicks off at NJIT

The New Jersey Institute of Technology is hosting the event from July 22 to July 25, featuring presentations and break-out sessions about a variety of technological innovations. The post VOICE Summit, expecting 5,000 attendees, kicks off at NJIT appeared first on NJBIZ.

Ad Fraud: one billion of sham Google AdSense ad impressions.

A new malware framework has been discovered padding statistics on social sites and ad impressions, according to new research from Flashpoint. Researchers explained that over the course of the past three months, the malware framework has been responsible for more than one billion fraudulent Google AdSense ad impressions. The malware uses three separate stages of

Interview with David Dadian, CEO of powersolution.com

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID DADIAN OF POWERSOLUTION.COM Interview with David Dadian of powersolution.com New Jersey Innovation Institute, an NJIT Corporation, July 16, 2019 Tamara Williams of New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) spoke with David Dadian, one of our Health IT Cohort members, about powersolution.com’s experience securing and supporting IT environments in physician practices, which many times

CBRE ranks Newark as top tech city

The Essex County city boasts more than 53,000 technology jobs, most in software development, computer programming and database system management, according to the report. The post CBRE ranks Newark as top tech city appeared first on NJBIZ.

What is Email Spoofing and How to Identify It?

The word spoof means falsified. A spoofed email is when the sender purposely alters parts of the email to make the message appear as though it was authored by someone else. Commonly, the sender’s name/address and the body of the message are formatted to appear from a legitimate source. Sometimes, the ‘spoofer’ will make the

What You Need to Know About The Dark Web

With the reporting on cybersecurity events such as city-wide ransomware events or massive data breaches making the 6 o’clock news, the dark web has been thrust into the spotlight. But what exactly is the dark web? Is it part of the Internet with the lights off? Is it a hotbed of illicit activity? If I

NJIT to Establish New Institute for Data Science

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will establish a new Institute for Data Science, focusing on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and development in all areas pertinent to digital data. The institute will bring existing research centers in big data, medical informatics and cybersecurity together with new research centers in data analytics and artificial intelligence, cutting across

‘Smart Cities’ conference highlights Newark’s tech infrastructure

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and New Jersey Institute of Technology President Joel Bloom used the occasion of the June 26 New Jersey Alliance for Action Inaugural Statewide 5G Construction/Smart Cities Conference to tout the technology infrastructure that wires the state’s largest city. “The beauty of working in our city today is working with our mayor,â€�

Department of Homeland Security Phishing Scam

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) is the Nation’s flagship cyber defense, incident response, and operational integration center. Its mission is to reduce the Nation’s risk of systemic cybersecurity and communications challenges. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a statement indicating that an email phishing campaign is in the wild that

NJ Tech Council celebrates annual 2019 CFO + Investor Awards

Richard Veldran, former chief financial officer for Dun & Bradstreet, began the ceremony with a keynote address detailing his involvement with taking the company private in February and noting the “tremendous lengths of innovation and technology leadership,� in the Garden State. The post NJ Tech Council celebrates annual 2019 CFO + Investor Awards appeared first

Cybersecurity Jobs Added to UK’s Shortage Occupation List

Cybersecurity engineers and analysts have been identified as being on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL), in the first full review of officially recognized careers where the shortages “are most severe and where the consequences of those shortages are most serious” since February 2013. According to the UK Government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), “job shortages in

Impersonation Phishing Attacks Up 67% in Last 12 Months

Mimecast has released its third annual State of Email Security Report and has found that phishing attacks have lost companies money, data and customers. Including insights from 1,025 global IT decision-makers, the report found that social engineering attacks were on the rise. According to the study, phishing attacks were the most prominent type of cyber-attack,

Flipboard Breached in Nine-Month Raid

Flipboard has reset all customer passwords as a precaution after revealing that hackers had unauthorized access to user data for over nine months. The news aggregator site, which has around 150 million monthly users, said the “unauthorized person” gained access to “certain Flipboard users account information,” although it didn’t reveal how many were affected. “Findings

Cryptopia Fights to Keep Data Held by Arizona Firm

Cryptopia, an exchange that was hacked and subsequently went into liquidation in May, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States. Grant Thornton will be handling the preservation of the data stored and hosted on servers with an Arizona-based firm, according to Yahoo News. The bankruptcy court in the Southern District of New York issued an

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada Makes Its Cybersecurity Bulletproof

The city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, has agreed to pay C$100,000 (almost $75,000) to cybersecurity company, Bulletproof Solutions, to strengthen its network and protect it from cyber-attacks. The three-year agreement was approved at the city council meeting on Monday, May 27, 2019.  The city’s assistant director of finance, innovation and technology, Adam Bell, believes that

Equifax Has Spent Nearly $1.4 Billion on Data Breach Costs

Equifax has incurred losses so far of over $1.35bn from a devastating 2017 breach which affected more than half of all Americans and millions of UK consumers, the firm revealed in its latest financials. The credit agency claimed in its Q1 2019 earnings statement that the figure “related to the incident, incremental technology and data

WannaCry Remains a Global Threat Two Years On

WannaCry ransomware remains a global threat two years on from the initial outbreak of the attack in May 2017. That’s according to new analysis from Malwarebytes, which discovered that a total of 4,826,682 WannaCry detections have been identified since the malware variant first wreaked havoc. Although WannaCry variants detections have been subdued since the global

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