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Hackers, Spies Hired to Fight Cyber Attacks

It’s a seller’s market for the cyber war’s special forces. Just ask Scott Davies, 30, who left a career snooping on Australia’s enemies in December for a similar gig at FireEye Inc. Or Brian Varner, 35, who swapped a job with the U.S. …

Most Cyber Attacks Due to Trick Emails, Errors, Not Sophisticated Hacking

When a cyber security breach hits the news, those most closely involved often have incentive to play up the sophistication of the attack. If hackers are portrayed as well-funded geniuses, victims look less vulnerable, security firms can flog their products …

Insurance Doesn’t Tackle Underlying Problem of Cyber Crime: Bloomberg View

Companies are finding a way to minimize the repercussions when their digital security is violated. Unfortunately, they’re turning to the same safeguards that protect the guitar-strumming hands of Keith Richards, the goal-scoring limbs of David Beckham and the most remarkable …

Shipping Losses Down in 2014 But New Threats Loom: Allianz

Shipping losses declined to 75 during 2014, a 32 percent drop from the previous year and well below the 10-year loss average of 127, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) third annual Safety and Shipping Review 2015. …

Willis Expert: Aviation Industry is Under-Prepared to Deal with Cyber Risks

The aviation industry is behind the curve in terms of its response and readiness to the insidious threat posed by cyber criminality whether from criminals, terrorists, nation states or hackers, according to Peter Armstrong, head of Cyber Strategy for Willis …

It’s Easy to Get Hacked: Just Connect to Fraudulent Wireless Hotspots

If anyone attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week doubts how easy it is to hack smartphones and tablets, Filip Chytry and his team plan to set them straight. By hacking into their devices. Chytry’s company, Prague’s Avast …

Utah Seeing More Cyber-Attacks, Likely Due To NSA Facility

Utah state officials have seen what they describe as a sharp uptick in attempts to hack into state computers in the last two years, and they think it related to the NSA data center south of Salt Lake City. The …

Barrage of Cyber Attacks Force Companies to Rethink Defense Strategies

A barrage of damaging cyber attacks is shaking up the security industry, with some businesses and organizations no longer assuming they can keep hackers at bay, and instead turning to waging a guerrilla war from within their networks. U.S. insurer …

Threat of Cyber Attacks Must Be Priority for Corporate Boards: KPMG

The threat of cyber attacks must be taken more seriously by corporate boards at Britain’s largest companies, according to a survey by KPMG LLP today. Less than 40 percent of board members in the FTSE 350 Index companies said they …

U.K. Power Grid Under Cyber-Attack Every Minute; Government Hikes Defenses

The U.K. government is one step ahead of hackers trying to turn off the country’s lights — for now. The prospect of cyber-attacks on the nation’s power network is major threat to the country’s security, according to James Arbuthnot, a …