As technology continues to rapidly develop in the industry of critical infrastructure, whole new worlds of possibilities are opened up for hackers to gain control and wreak havoc over whatever they want, putting major infrastructure like the power grid, in grave danger.
The majority of security incidents arise from within the extended enterprise employees and extended network of workers, customers and suppliers. According to 2012 Forrester report; internal vulnerabilities are responsible for 70% of data security breaches.
Half a million GPS records belonging to vehicle tracking device company SVR Tracking have leaked online, potentially exposing the personal data and vehicle details of drivers and businesses using its service.
Vevo experienced a data breach as a result of a phishing scam via LinkedIn. Vevo confirms OurMine Hacking Group leaked 3.12TB of internal sensitive data. Vevo had about $200 million USD in advertising revenue this year from artists such as Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Rihanna
In 2003, Bill Burr from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) devised rules for effective passwords. NIST has recently revised its password tips which not only make life easier but are also more effective from a security point of view.
By 2020, there will be 10 million self-driving cars, shows a report by Business Insider Intelligence. Experts say that self-driving cars will be particularly susceptible to hackers. Their vulnerability will depend on the kind of the self-driving car and how connected it will be to the outside world.
A Deloitte LLP’s report, entitled Harnessing the Cyber-security Opportunity for Growth, places Canada 4th in a ranking which takes into account the number of cyber-security venture capital deals between 2012 and 2016. Ontario is a major centre for the financial services and technology sectors. This puts the city in a perfect position to become a global hub for cyber-security.
Nothing can stop companies these days. Even kids. Walt Disney Co. secretly collects children’s personal data through a number of its mobile applications.
Hackers have been working 6 months to hack HBO and now they demand their payment by extorting a ransom, worth over $6 million of bitcoin. They claim they have stolen 1.5 terabytes of data.
Blockchain, a technology for secure transactions with Bitcoin and Ethereum, will inevitably impact nearly every industry because it is inherently related to cyber-security. It offers a different approach to storing and sharing information, making transactions, and performing functions, which provides a way out of the security issues.