Texas Tech Company Scoops Fourth Equality Title

Texas Tech Company Scoops Fourth Equality Title

An end-to-end multi-cloud technology solutions company based in Texas has been recognized for achieving workplace equality for a fourth consecutive year. Rackspace Technology announced today that it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and was named as one of the “Best Places to Work for […]

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Miss England Held to Ransom by Cyber-attackers

Miss England Held to Ransom by Cyber-attackers

The organizers of an English beauty pageant established over nine decades ago are being held to ransom by cyber-criminals. The Daily Mail reports that malicious hackers targeted the organizers of Miss England on Tuesday night with a sophisticated online scam. Pageant organizer and former Miss England Angie Beasley was sent what appeared to be an authentic message from the […]

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Cyber-Cop Charged with Forgery and Bigamy

Cyber-Cop Charged with Forgery and Bigamy

A retired Nevada cop who headed up a Cyber Crimes Unit has been charged with burglary, bigamy, and forgery. Former Washoe County Sheriff’s deputy Dennis Carry was arrested on Tuesday on seven different felony counts following a two-year investigation by the Reno Police Department. The 46-year-old was previously in charge of the Cyber Crimes Unit at the Washoe County […]

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US Breach Volumes Fell 19% in 2020 as Ransomware Surges

US Breach Volumes Fell 19% in 2020 as Ransomware Surges

The number of publicly reported US data breaches and leaks last year dropped 19% as attackers continued to move away from mass theft of customer data to more lucrative tactics like ransomware, according to a leading non-profit. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) compiled its annual report from company announcements, mainstream news reports, government agencies, […]

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Delivery Biz Exposes 400 Million Records in Privacy Snafu

Delivery Biz Exposes 400 Million Records in Privacy Snafu

A popular south Asian delivery company exposed 400 million records containing customers’ personal information after misconfiguring an Elasticsearch server, according to researchers. A team from reviews site Safety Detectives found the 200GB trove during a simple IP address check on specific ports. It was left wide open with no password protection or encryption, meaning anyone […]

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Apprenticeships Could Solve Cyber-Skills Crisis, Say Experts

Apprenticeships Could Solve Cyber-Skills Crisis, Say Experts

Offering apprenticeships could help to encourage more young people into the cybersecurity sector, alleviating skills shortages, according to a new poll run by Infosecurity Europe. The region’s top cybersecurity event, held annually by Infosecurity publisher Reed Exhibitions, asked its Twitter followers for their thoughts on the ongoing skills crisis in the industry. Some 43% argued […]

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66% of Workers Risk Breaching GDPR by Printing Work-Related Docs at Home

66% of Workers Risk Breaching GDPR by Printing Work-Related Docs at Home

Two-thirds of remote workers risk potentially breaching GDPR guidelines by printing out work-related documents at home, according to a new study from Go Shred. The confidential shredding and records management company discovered that 66% of home workers have printed work-related documents since they began working from home, averaging five documents every week. Such documents include meeting […]

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#DataPrivacyDay: Organizations Must Increase Focus on Data Privacy in 2021

#DataPrivacyDay: Organizations Must Increase Focus on Data Privacy in 2021

Organizations must be far more focused on data privacy issues this year, according to a panel of experts speaking during the Spirion webinar Customer Data Privacy 2021: It’s No Longer Just Business, It’s Personal. The panel began by setting out the trends that have pushed data privacy issues to the fore over recent years. These […]

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A Fifth of Sunburst Backdoor Victims from Manufacturing Industry

A Fifth of Sunburst Backdoor Victims from Manufacturing Industry

Nearly a fifth of organizations hit by the Sunburst backdoor emanating from the SolarWinds supply chain attack is from the manufacturing sector, a new analysis from Kaspersky has revealed. While researchers have already uncovered technical details of the Sunburst backdoor that was embedded in the SolarWinds incident late last year, information on the full impact […]

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#RSAC365: #COVID19 Fundamentally Altered Global Attack Surface

#RSAC365: #COVID19 Fundamentally Altered Global Attack Surface

Speaking at the RSAC 365 Virtual Summit Jason Rivera, director of, Strategic Threat Advisory Group at CrowdStrike, explored how the COVID-19 health crisis has fundamentally altered the attack surface for organizations across the world. “We had to use the internet so much more than we ever have in the past. If we use the internet […]

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