Tag: hacks

A story about attempts to hack South Carolina's election systems warrants scrutiny. (Image courtesy of Library of Congress.)

Maybe ignore that South Carolina Election Hacking Story

In-brief: a story claiming more than 100,000 hack attempts on South Carolina’s election systems raises more questions than it answers about efforts to tamper with the U.S.’s voting systems. 

A view of Kiev at night. NATO has said it will assist the government of Ukraine as it fends off persistent cyber attacks by Russian-based hacking groups.

After Petya, NATO will provide Cybersecurity Help to Ukraine

In-brief: NATO said it was extending support to Ukraine to help confront a rash of cyber attacks from Russian affiliated hacking forces. 

Dear SEC: More Companies Warn on Financial Impact from Petya Infection

Dear SEC: More Companies Warn on Financial Impact from Petya Infection

In-brief: the Petya outbreak has prompted a string of profit and earnings warnings from major firms, with more likely in the days and weeks ahead, as companies struggle to regain their footing after the damaging wiper attack. 

A statue of the Trojan Horse adorns the campus at Tel Aviv University, where some of the world's top cyber security professionals are trained.

At Conference: Israel Preaches Peace through Cyber Strength

In-brief: Five years into a major overhaul, the Israeli government is celebrating its status as the go-to country for cyber security know-how and promoting its own recipe for success to other countries. But how many of them can or will follow suit?  

Podcast: The Internet of Things’ Entropy Problem and why it matters

Podcast: The Internet of Things’ Entropy Problem and why it matters

In-brief: Governments may worry about the democratization of strong encryption. But a bigger problem may be that the encryption we think is strong really isn’t, says Richard Moulds of the firm Whitewood. In this podcast, we talk about the.growing difficulty of generating truly random numbers in cloud environments and on the Internet of Things and how ‘entropy as a service’ may be the answer.