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DEFINITION: Hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose. The individual who performs an act of hacktivism is said to be a hacktivist. A hacktivist uses the same tools and techniques as a hacker, but does so in order to disrupt services and bring attention to a political or social cause. For example, one might leave a highly visible message  … 

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CW Benelux August 2019: Dutch academic seeks the personality behind the cyber criminal
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EZINE: There is at least one person behind every cyber attack, but beyond that insight, very little known is about them. Rutger Leukfeldt, senior researcher on cyber crime at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, has been trying to get inside the minds of hackers.
Posted: 22 Jul 2019 | Published: 08 Aug 2019

ComputerWeekly.com

Top 10 cyber crime stories of 2018
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EGUIDE: This year was marked by several reports on the spiralling cost of cyber crime to businesses as well as to the national and the global economy, as the cyber security industry turned to the bottom line as a motivator for decision makers to prioritise defence against cyber criminal activities. Here are Computer Weekly's top 10 cyber crime stories 2018
Posted: 07 Jun 2019 | Published: 03 Jan 2019

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 9 April 2019: Using data science at Sainsbury's
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to retailer Sainsbury's about its data science strategy and how it helps the firm better understand customers. We take a detailed look at the evolution of the business intelligence market. And we find out how simulated disaster management can tackle the security skills gap. Read the issue now.
Posted: 05 Apr 2019 | Published: 05 Apr 2019

ComputerWeekly.com

The Forrester Wave: Endpoint Detection and Response, Q3 2018
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This Forrester Wave report evaluates Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) providers. It also shows how different provides measure up and includes key takeaways from the research. Download the report, to discover the top 12 vendors based on a 20-criteria evaluation.
Posted: 27 Mar 2019 | Published: 05 Jul 2018

CrowdStrike

CW Benelux ezine February 2019
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EZINE: Dutch military intelligence has released a lot of details about the attempt to hack into the networks of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.
Posted: 31 Jan 2019 | Published: 07 Feb 2019

ComputerWeekly.com

How-to Guide: Security Operations Centers
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RESOURCE: The roles within SOCs focus on the prevention of cybersecurity incidents. But there's more to an effective SOC than that. In our exclusive guide, discover exactly how security operations centers work and how you can leverage them for big-time rewards within your own organization. To access this guide, participate in our market research program.
Posted: 04 Dec 2018 | Published: 03 Dec 2019

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IAM: Key to security and business success in the digital era
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EGUIDE: As more organisations undergo digital transformation and cyber attackers increasingly target individuals as their way into the enterprise, identity and access management (IAM) has become a business challenge and has never been more important to the cyber defence, risk management and data protection capability of organisations.
Posted: 15 Nov 2018 | Published: 15 Nov 2018

ComputerWeekly.com

CW ANZ: Fix the weak links
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EZINE: In this edition of CW ANZ, we look at how Australia is securing its industrial control systems and how it is bridging the security gap between IT and OT teams. Read the issue now.
Posted: 12 Jul 2018 | Published: 12 Jul 2018

ComputerWeekly.com

Network Security: Spotlight on Australia/New Zealand
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EGUIDE: In this e-guide learn more about how security leaders are turning to AI to take out the bad guys, how blockchain can help secure an IoT network, and whether network security strategies are keeping up with emerging cyber threats.
Posted: 21 Jun 2018 | Published: 21 Jun 2018

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Benelux February 2018
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EZINE: In this issue, read about how and why one public sector IT professional in the Netherlands, Victor Gevers, took a whole year out to hack ethically and, in the process, unearthed about 1,000 vulnerabilities.
Posted: 01 Feb 2018 | Published: 01 Feb 2018

ComputerWeekly.com

Safety Meshing: Hybrid trust models in social networks for end-to-end encryption
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis series looks at an alternative approach to end-to-end encryption.
Posted: 13 Sep 2017 | Published: 13 Sep 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Cyber Security Trends 2017 ASEAN
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EGUIDE: For a few years now, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have called for closer collaboration among countries in the region on cyber security, given the transactional nature of cyber threats. Read more about these issues and how threat intelligence can help detect clandestine cyber activity before they turn into full-blown attacks.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 17 Jul 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

CW ANZ: Cyber security plan bears fruit
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EZINE: Australia's Cyber Security Strategy has made significant headway over the past year, but the jury is still out on its long-term impact. In this month's CW ANZ, we take a look at the progress of Australia's national cyber security blueprint and what else needs to be done to better protect Australia's interests in the global cyber security landscape.
Posted: 13 Jul 2017 | Published: 13 Jul 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 23 May 2017: Global ransomware attack could be a security wake-up call
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at the global WannaCry ransomware attack that spread over 150 countries – will it be the wake-up call to take cyber security seriously? Also, find out how Moscow is leading the way in smart city digitisation. And our latest buyer's guide examines customer experience management.
Posted: 22 May 2017 | Published: 23 May 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Focus: how to avoid being hit by ransomware
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EGUIDE: In this special report, we analyse the risks of ransomware and provide the latest best practice advice on how to protect your organisation from this fast-growing form of malicious software.
Posted: 18 May 2017 | Published: 18 May 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

CW ASEAN: Raising national security standards
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EZINE: In this month's CW ASEAN, we describe how Singapore is improving its cyber security defenses and preparations through a partnership with British security company BAE Systems.
Posted: 10 Mar 2017 | Published: 09 Mar 2017


CW ANZ: Take cover from cyber threats
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EZINE: In the latest issue of CW ANZ we focus on security, with analysis of why Australian organisations are not sold on cyber insurance.
Posted: 10 Mar 2017 | Published: 09 Mar 2017


Computer Weekly – 7 March 2017: Industrial control systems pose big risk to security
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the risks to national infrastructure from vulnerabilities in industrial control systems. DevOps is growing in popularity – we find out about the organisational, process and cultural approaches to make it succeed. And we ask CIOs how they are becoming hybrid IT and digital leaders. Read the issue now.
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 07 Mar 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Explore the Threat Hunting Process
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EZINE: The threat hunting process hinges on an expert's ability to create hypotheses and to hunt for patterns and indicators of compromise in data-driven networks. In this issues of Information Security, explore learn how threat hunting programs can find security holes that machine learning or automated systems fail to detect.
Posted: 12 Feb 2019 | Published: 12 Feb 2019

SearchSecurity.com

Cryptojacking Attacks May Not Challenge Ransomware Dominance
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EGUIDE: Cryptojacking attacks are on the rise, but experts are unsure if the threat can overtake ransomware as the cryptomining strategy of choice.Do you think cryptojacking could become more common than ransomware? Industry experts weigh in on the future of cryptomining inside.
Posted: 28 Aug 2018 | Published: 12 Apr 2018

Cisco Umbrella

Cryptojacking Emerging as a New Threat to Healthcare
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EGUIDE: With the increasing trend of cryptojacking, organizations must take action against attackers looking to take advantage of their environment. Discover which appropriate steps you can take to fight cybercrime today.
Posted: 27 Aug 2018 | Published: 31 Jul 2018

Cisco Umbrella

How to Prevent Cloud Cryptojacking Attacks on your Enterprise
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EGUIDE: Cloud cryptojacking attacks are a newer threat targeting enterprises. Cybersecurity expert Rob Shapland – an ethical hacker who specializes in simulating advanced cyberattacks against corporate networks – explains what safeguards you should have in place to prevent these attacks.
Posted: 24 Aug 2018 | Published: 31 May 2018

Cisco Umbrella

Enterprises Wear Large Targets in Cloud Cryptomining Hacks
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EGUIDE: Cryptojacking, the unauthorized use of a computer to mine cryptocurrencies, is on the rise and has put security teams on alert. For this reason, enterprises are adjusting their strategies and applying dedicated approaches to cloud security. Read on to find out how your organization can join this trend to protect its most sensitive data.
Posted: 23 Aug 2018 | Published: 28 Mar 2018

Cisco Umbrella

How SMBs are Changing their Security Tactics
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
EGUIDE: Security has changed dramatically over the decades. In this e-guide, learn why firms look to security analytics to keep pace with cyber threats and how closer collaboration between departments, such as business continuity and information security, could help raise staff awareness.
Posted: 03 Jan 2018 | Published: 03 Jan 2018

Booz Allen Hamilton

Doxware: New Ransomware Threat, or Just Extortionware Rebranded?
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
EGUIDE: Ransomware is on the rise, and businesses are starting to understand how they can combat it, but new threats appear every day. Inside this guide, learn whether or not doxware is a worrying new ransomware trend or a rebranding of extortionware.
Posted: 31 May 2017 | Published: 26 May 2017

Fortinet, Inc.
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