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Belarus’s Cyber

How Belarus’s ‘Cyber Partisans’ exposed secrets of Lukashenko’s crackdowns

A series of hacks on Belarus’s government by pro-democracy activists have uncovered details on apparent abuses by security forces, exposed police informants and collected personal data on top officials including the son of President Alexander Lukashenko.The vast trove amassed by a group calling itself the “Cyber Partisans” appears to be part of one of the…

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Cyber Scare

Why cyber scare tactics have missed the mark

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! This article was written by Lisa Plaggemier, interim executive director, National Cyber Security Alliance. There is no denying that the cybersecurity threat landscape is as frenzied and hectic as it has ever been. Dedicated security professionals everywhere work round the…

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Cyber Runway

Cyber Runway programme supports new security businesses

Worawut – stock.adobe.com The Cyber Runway programme is a government-backed scheme to support entrepreneurs, startups and scaleups in launching and growing new security businesses By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 13 Aug 2021 12:00 A new government-supported scheme to support the UK’s growing cyber security sector will offer new security firms offered business masterclasses, mentoring,…

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Cyber hospitals

Hospitals see cyber security investment as a low priority

Almost half of hospitals have experienced an IT shutdown as a result of a cyber attack in the past six months, but just over one in 10 hospital executives see cyber security investment as a high priority By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Senior reporter Published: 13 Aug 2021 11:45 Cyber security investment in hospitals remains…

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Cyber security

Cyber Security Professionals Worry That Current Computer Misuse Act Insufficient Deterrent

London, UK — (SBWIRE) — 08/04/2021 — The law is a key tool in dealing with cyber security attacks and acting as a deterrent to those who may be tempted to engage in this kind of crime. However, the current UK legislation – The Computer Misuse Act – has long been criticised by those in…

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Cyber TikTok

TikTok sets up cyber security hub in Dublin

tashatuvango – stock.adobe.com Dublin-based cyber centre will oversee the security of TikTok’s users across Europe By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 27 Jul 2021 11:13 TikTok, the short-form video-sharing app that found itself the subject of global attention in 2020 when it became subject to actions against it ordered by then US president Donald Trump,…

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Cyber getting

Are we getting cyber security skills all wrong?

Thank you for joining!Access your Pro+ Content below. 27 July 2021Are we getting cyber security skills all wrong? In this week’s Computer Weekly, the chair of the new UK Cyber Security Council tells us how she plans to fundamentally reimagine what working in IT security means. Our latest buyer’s guide examines ERP modernisation and its…

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Cyber Regional

Regional cyber clusters score £700k of funding

pathdoc – stock.adobe.com DCMS has awarded £700,000 of funding to a network of 20 regional cyber clusters By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 13 Jul 2021 16:45 The UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3), a network of 20 regional clusters of security businesses, employers, and other organisations, has been awarded £700,000 worth of funding by the…

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Committee Cyber

GOP Rep. on cyber committee dumped MSFT stock shortly before $10B Pentagon contract was scrapped

Rep. Pat Fallon, a first-term Republican from Texas, sold a large block of Microsoft stock just two weeks before the Pentagon announced it was scrapping a cloud computing deal with the company valued at up to $10 billion over the next decade, according to financial disclosure reports. The previously unreported June 21 sale, listed on…

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China's Cyber

China’s Cyber Authority to Strengthen Regulation of U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies

China’s President Xi Jinping speaks during a bilateral meeting with then-U.S. President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Fla., April 7, 2017. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) An authority established by China’s President Xi Jinping to police the Internet is expanding its domain to regulate U.S.-listed Chinese companies. Beijing recently announced an initiative to boost interagency oversight of overseas…