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Captain Andrew Tucci of U.S. Coast Guard paints stark picture of cyber vulnerabilities

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cyber_security

Live from PortSecurity2014 -- Washington, D.C.-based Captain Andrew Tucci, U.S. Coast Guard chief of Ports and Facilities, Information Issues and Supply Chain Security, delivered a chilling presentation at PortSecurity 2014 in Ottawa, CA that focused on the growing importance and ubiquitous nature of cyber security in all aspects of our lives. The presentation included a cataloging of very disturbing examples of actual cyber attacks by perpetrators as young as 12 years old.

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Tripwire announces webcast on anatomy of a retail mega breach

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Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, has announced a new webcast titled “Hacking Point of Sale: Anatomy of a Mega Retail Breach.”

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Florida Department of Law Enforcement deploys AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management Platform

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cyber_security

Atlanta, GA-based AirWatch, a provider of enterprise mobility management (EMM), has announced that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has selected AirWatch to manage its agency wide deployment of government-owned mobile devices.

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Surge in phishing attacks in 2014, says APWG

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cyber_security

The Cambridge, MA-based Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) reports in its new Phishing Activity Trends Report that the number of phishing sites in the first quarter of 2014 leaped 10.7 percent over the previous quarter. The APWG previously reported that 2013 was one of the heaviest years for phishing on record, and Q1 2014 perpetuated that trend, posting the second-highest number of phishing attacks ever recorded in a first quarter.

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Axway Cloud Solutions certified as enterprise class

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cyber_security

As enterprises continue to move towards cloud deployments to save time, costs, and resources, they need assurance from cloud providers that their critical business data is secure.

Demonstrating its commitment to delivering secure cloud solutions, Axway, of Phoenix, has announced that it has completed an independent review of security controls for its Cloud Services organization and completion of Service Organizations Control 1 (SOC 1) report.

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Supreme Court rules warrants needed to search cell phones

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law_enforcement_first_responders

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously that police officers must obtain a warrant to search data on someone’s cell phone. Cell phone data has become an integral part of many criminal investigations.

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Dell unveils new end user data security solutions to empower evolving workforce

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cyber_security

Dell has announced new proactive security solutions designed to provide organizations of all sizes with protection for their valuable data in the face of new and increasingly sophisticated end user security threats, while continuing to meet employees’ expectations for productivity and data access.

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Symantec launches initiative to boost cybersecurity workforce

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cyber_security

Mountain View, CA-based Symantec has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind programthe Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound.

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Hedge funds turn to cyber liability insurance to mitigate risk

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cyber_security

White Plains, NY-based Assured SKCG, the risk management and insurance advisor to alternative investment firms, has seen an increased interest in cyber liability insurance by hedge funds. These firms are responding to investor concerns, a recent SEC Risk Alert on cybersecurity preparedness, and an escalation in cyber-attacks aimed at hedge funds and financial firms.

Within the past 12 months, 4 of the top 10 largest breaches took place and 66% of the breaches took months or more to discover.

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Senate homeland security committee approves measures to improve country’s cybersecurity

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cyber_security

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved legislation Wednesday that would take a number of steps to modernize and address critical challenges to the nation’s cyber security.

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