Central Bank publishes guidance on IT and Cybersecurity Risks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) has published a guidance note in respect of IT and Cybersecurity Risks which highlights the Central Bank’s increased focus on risks in this area. The guidance note highlights that the IT and The…

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Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens Face Many Health Risks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its first study of gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) teen health. Compared to heterosexuals, these teens face higher rates of sexual assault, physical dating violence, bullying at school, and cyberbullying. In many cases, GLB teens are two or three times more…

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Security Risks: Smartphone Apps and Sensitive Data

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans As discussed in an earlier post, the release of Pokemon Go raised speculation about app security failures, including reports that the app’s standard permissions released user’s Google data and emails to the game’s developers. While investigation did not reveal Pokemon The…

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Census 2016: NSW Privacy Commissioner concerned over ‘range of risks’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans NSW’s Privacy Commissioner has blown the whistle on a “range of risks’’ over radical plans to store Australians’ names and addresses in a government database after next week’s Census. “From a risk-management perspective, it’s hard not to be concerned about the…

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Cyber security expert warns German banks of retail payments risks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A top cyber security researcher has warned German banks that their retail payment systems have security flaws that could allow fraudsters to steal payment card PIN codes, create fake cards or siphon funds from customer or merchant accounts. Karsten Nohl, who…

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AT&T Risks Hit to Reputation After Report of Data Spying for NSA

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans (Bloomberg) — AT&T Inc.s reputation may take a blow from reports suggesting the telecommunications company had a deeper level of involvement in U.S. government surveillance programs than had previously been disclosed, analysts said. AT&T had a longstanding relationship with the National…

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Cyber leads risks for insurers in North America, Bermuda

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cyber risk is the top risk faced by insurers in North America and Bermuda, according to a survey released Wednesday by London-based think tank Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation. The survey, “Insurance Banana Skins: The CSFI Survey of Risks…

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Study: Cyber risks overshadow corporate board security confidence

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Directors of U.S. businesses are pretty confident they can understand corporate security risks, but corporate security pros are not so sure their boards really get it, according to a survey of both board members and C-level security executives. While 70% of…

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