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What surprises does 2017 have in store? We have predictions from 5 information security experts.

Cyber Threats in 2017: Five Predictions

In-brief: Five predictions about the cyber threats and security challenges that 2017 has in store for us. 

Barnes & Noble denied that some of its low-cost NOOK tablets were running software that had been observed siphoning off user data in some low cost Android phones. (Image courtesy of Barnes & Noble)

Barnes & Noble says Nook Tablets will drop Suspect Chinese Software

In-brief: Barnes & Noble said its Nook tablets have not been used to steal data and that it is taking steps to stop using software by the Chinese firm Shanghai Adups Technology Co. Ltd. (ADUPS).

Alleged hacking tools for sale by the group called The Shadow Brokers. Were they stolen by an insider?

Did NSA Hackers The Shadow Brokers have a Broker?

In-brief: analysis of the latest leak of sophisticated hacking tools by The Shadow Brokers suggests that the theft was an inside job, the security firm Flashpoint contends. 

Bad neighborhoods apply to bots, too, the firm Recorded Future has found.

Bad Neighborhoods Predict Which Computers Turn To Crime, Also

  In-brief:  The ‘bad neighborhoods’ effect applies to bots, too, according to the firm Recorded Future, which says that it can identify computers that are likely to be involved in botnets, even before they are, based on their neighborhood.

What kind of cyber security policies and legislation might take shape in a Trump administration? This exclusive interview with Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a top advisor to President Elect Trump gives some clues.

Exclusive – Cyber Security in the Trump Administration: an Interview with Lt. Gen Michael Flynn

In-brief: In this special Security Ledger podcast, I interview Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret), a top advisor to President Elect Donald Trump about his thoughts on cyber defense and improving the security of government and commercial systems.