Cyber Attack Aims to Manipulate Mexican Election

On Wednesday June 13, in the run-up to Mexico’s July 1 presidential election, a website operated by the rightist National Action Party (PAN) was taken off-line for several hours by a DDoS attack. The outage occurred at the time of a televised presidential debate, and just following a point at which the PAN candidate held …

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Cyber-Physical Systems Are at Risk

Cyber-physical Systems (CPSs) have become the core components of safety-critical infrastructures such as smart grid, Building Automation Networks (BANs) and water/sewage plants. CPSs bridge the cyber and the physical worlds by integrating the computing and communication capabilities of the former to monitor, model, control, and analyze processes in the latter. The communication networks employed in …

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Cyber attack warnings highlight need to be prepared

Fresh warnings about the vulnerability of national infrastructure to cyber attacks show the need for securing and monitoring associated control systems connected to the internet. The commander of Britain’s Joint Forces Command has warned that UK traffic control systems and other critical infrastructure could be targeted by cyber adversaries – but industry experts say this …

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Tech Network Security in the Age of the Internet of Things

There are a lot of changes taking place in the business world today. One of the things that all businesses need to go out of their way to keep up with is cyberattacks. Most of these target traditionally unconnected devices. As we enter into a new generation of using connected, intelligent devices in the workplace, …

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How employee behavior impacts cybersecurity effectiveness

A recent OpenVPN survey discovered 25 percent of employees, reuse the same password for everything. And 23 percent of employees admit to very frequently clicking on links before verifying they lead to a website they intended to visit. Sabotaging corporate security initiatives Whether accidental or intentional, an employee’s online activities can make or break a …

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