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What Is Endpoint Security For Your Business?
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What Is Endpoint Security For Your Business?

Security is an issue that all business owners need to carefully consider. This will include physical security such as CCTV cameras and intruder alarms, but in today’s digital age the larger threat is cybercrime, which is a huge and growing problem. There are constantly stories of large corporations and government agencies being targeted by cybercriminals, but it is not just these larger organizations that are being targeted; small companies are frequently targeted because it is thought that there will not be adequate protection in place.  Cybercrime is the biggest threat to modern-day business and there are constantly new threats being developed which is why endpoint security has become a priority for all companies. Endpoint Security Defined So, what exactly is endpoint security?...
News, Sports Websites Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks: Study
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News, Sports Websites Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks: Study

News and sports websites have some of the lowest levels of security adoption, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks, a new study has found. Researchers looked at the security protocols used by the top 500 sites in various industries and online sectors. They found that fewer than 10 per cent of news and sports websites used basic security protocols such as Transport Layer Security (TLS). Even those that do are not always using the "latest or strongest protocols", researchers said. "It is like news and sport content providers do not value the security of their content," said Professor Alan Woodward, a cyber-security expert at the University of Surrey in the UK. "They are leaving themselves vulnerable to attacks like cross-site scripting, where an attacker can pretend somethi...
Indian Govt is Working on Data Protection Law
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Indian Govt is Working on Data Protection Law

The government is working on exclusive framework on data protection to strengthen privacy provisions and check misuse of personal information, a top official said. IT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said that the government has "already taken cognisance of the fact that data is being put out indiscriminately in certain cases". She said that the IT ministry is working on exclusive framework of privacy rules which will be soon placed in public domain for consultation. "We have written to banks, all ministries and states to ensure that citizens data is treated as sacrosanct and is used only the purpose for which it is collected. If any body found violating this, action will be taken in accordance with law," Sundararajan told reporters at an IAMAI event here. She was responding to que...
Infographic: 10 Biggest Cyber Crimes and Data Breaches in History
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Infographic: 10 Biggest Cyber Crimes and Data Breaches in History

According to a 2016 survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, organizations rank cybercrime as the second most reported type of economic crime, up from fourth place. (It’s worth noting that most cybercrimes go unreported.) Rarely a week goes by without news of another data breach at another corporation. And cyber thieves are taking different types of data and doing more things with them. If you have been caught committing any cyber crimes then you may want to look into getting legal assistance as you won't have full knowledge of the law. Look for someone like these philadelphia criminal lawyers to help you. So here we mentioned 10 of the most notable cybercrimes, either by size or significance. They illustrate the growing threat to businesses, consumers and governments.
IRCTC Website Hacked, Transaction Data Were Compromised
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IRCTC Website Hacked, Transaction Data Were Compromised

Maharashtra Police has informed the Indian Railways about the suspected hacking and theft of data from the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website. The IRCTC is India's biggest travel e-commerce website, where lakh of transactions are conducted every day. The website has lots of sensitive information such as the PAN card numbers of the customers, their safety and security questions and other such personal information. IRCTC PRO said that the police is yet to share the data with them, after which they would look into the matter and issue a detailed statement.  "IG Maharashtra police cyber cell has informed IRCTC about Data theft from its website but the details of the said data are still to be shared with IRCTC. IRCTC will be issuing a detailed press note late...