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Israeli cybersecurity firm exposes hacking

Posted on: 09 Aug 2018

Check Point says WhatsApp weakness enables attackers to send false information Check Point Software Technologies said Wednesday it had uncovered a security flaw in WhatsApp that gives hackers the possibility “to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation” as well as “create and spread misinformation,” The Times of Israel…

Malicious Email Detector: Israeli Researchers Develop New Method to Stop Threatening Email

Posted on: 08 Aug 2018

Too often harmless-looking email in fact contains dangerous attachments or links. Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University have found a new method that uses machine learning algorithms to detect malicious emails that most commercially available security products cannot. Called Email-Sec-360°, the technique was developed by Aviad Cohen, a Ph.D. student and researcher at the David and…

David Gee, Head of Cybersecurity – Asia Pacific, HSBC

Posted on: 01 Aug 2018

When he gets some quiet time away from his job as head of cybersecurity for Asia Pacific at banking giant HSBC, David Gee does yoga. “Yoga is a metaphor for life,” he says, “…and for cybersecurity. We all have to develop core strength which includes flexibility and mindfulness.” Raised by a family that frequently threw…

The SingHealth breach: A rude awakening

Posted on: 24 Jul 2018

Singapore’s much vaunted cybersecurity defenses were overcome in a data breach that compromised the personal data of over a quarter of the Southeast Asian nation’s population.  Personal data of 1.5 million patients were stolen in the largest data breach ever in Singapore’s history. Singapore recently scored 0.925 in the cybersecurity ranking by the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency. …

Kevin Mitnick, CEO, Mitnick Security

Posted on: 23 Jul 2018

Preceded by reputation Kevin Mitnick is perhaps best known as the hacker who made it to the FBI’s Most Wanted List for breaking into the computer systems of multiple government agencies and over 40 major corporations. Mitnick was a fugitive for four years, and after getting caught was put on trial and sentenced to five…

Rebecca Wynn, Head of Information Security (Senior Director), Matrix Medical Network

Posted on: 20 Jul 2018

Rebecca Wynn has always had an affinity for education. She breezed through high school in two years and started college early, heading to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She initially entered a science program, but switched into the Art and Design Photography program to put her love of photography to work. After graduation, she did…

The Path of Least Resistance: Security in the Media and Entertainment Industry

Posted on: 18 Jul 2018

When Jonathan Halstuch, CTO of RackTop Systems, started providing security solutions to media and entertainment industry 18 years ago, material like videos and photos needed to be physically transported from one place to another for storage, sharing and processing. “You had to know how to safely move the data from where you are shooting or…

Security Current launches one-stop shop for CISOs

Posted on: 16 Jul 2018

  NEW YORK – Security Current, a knowledge- and content-sharing community for cybersecurity executives, has launched an exclusive platform for top global CISOs. CISOs interested in the invitation-only platform should contact arhodes@securitycurrent.com   The platform, called CISOs Connect, allows members to communicate and collaborate through shared CISO-generated reports, feature stories, white papers, podcasts, career opportunities and…

Cyber Insurance: Who Needs It, and Why

Posted on: 12 Jul 2018

Your business has invested heavily in cybersecurity efforts to safeguard the organization against a range of threats. These investments are largely seen as a way to reduce the financial risks to the business—reduce being the key word. All the technology solutions you implement and the user awareness training you do are not sufficient to completely…

Patrick Wilson, CISO, Contra Costa County

Posted on: 12 Jul 2018

These days it’s not uncommon for four-year-olds to tinker with computers, but in the 1970s, when Contra Costa County CISO Patrick Wilson was a four-year-old, access to a computer was a big deal. When it was a home computer in the form of a Commodore Serial Number 17, to be precise, it was unheard of.…