Intel CEO vows to keep customer data safe in response to chip security flaws

Intel CEO vows to keep customer data safe in response to chip security flaws | #TpromoCom #data #cybersecurity #Intel  |  Chip maker Intel Corporation’s chief executive said late Monday that data security is the company’s “primary focus,” responding to recent findings of chip security flaws.

Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel Corp., addressed the industry at the opening of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, an annual trade show presenting new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry, which kicked off on Monday in the U.S. city of Las Vegas.

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How antivirus software can be turned into a tool for spying

How antivirus software can be turned into a tool for spying | #TpromoCom #antivirus #spy #hacker #hackers |  Security software runs closest to the bare metal of a computer, with privileged access to nearly every program, application, Web browser, e-mail and file. There is good reason for this: Security products are intended to evaluate everything that touches your machine in search of anything malicious, or even vaguely suspicious.

By downloading security software, consumers also run the risk that an untrustworthy antivirus maker — or hacker or spy with a foothold in its systems — could abuse that deep access to track customers’ every digital movement. To read the remainder of this news story, click here.

Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive of Kaspersky Labs, has said he would allow the US government to inspect his company’s source code to allay distrust of its antivirus and security products.

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These LA Startups Are What Stand Between Hackers and Your Medical Devices

These LA Startups Are What Stand Between Hackers and Your Medical Devices | #TpromoCom #cybersecurity #hacker #medical #hackers |  LOS ANGELES – The term cyber threat information sharing tends to evoke images from a techno spy thriller: banks of computer monitors manned by steely-eyed operators, wall-sized screens with flashing red dots on one side of the globe that send even redder arrows streaking toward targets on the other side.

For major threat sharing operations, such as the Homeland Security Department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center or a joint facility that serves major financial institutions, that image may not be far off. To read the remainder of this news story, click here.

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Drug smugglers are ‘hacking into computers that control worldwide shipping’ sparking fears terrorists could deliberately capsize one of the enormous vessels

Drug smugglers are ‘hacking into computers that control worldwide shipping’ | #TpromoCom #drugs #hackers #hacker #shipping | sparking fears terrorists could deliberately capsize one of the enormous vessels.

The gangs gain remote access when a widely used system is poorly protected to alter container ship manifests, making their contraband shipment appear innocent and thereby avoiding detection. To read the remainder of this news story, click here.

Experts fear hackers could cause a ship to capsize. Pictured: MV Hoegh Osaka ran aground in the Solent. There is no suspicion that the ship’s loading plans were altered or hacked

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NAFCU testifies on data security, serves as industry lead

NAFCU testifies on data security, serves as industry lead | #TpromoCom #NAFCU #data #testimony | NAFCU representative Debra Schwartz, NAFCU Board treasurer and president and CEO of Mission Federal Credit Union in San Diego, Calif., delivers prepared remarks today

WASHINGTON, DC (November 1, 2017) — Debra Schwartz, National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) Board treasurer and president and CEO of Mission Federal Credit Union in San Diego, Calif., is scheduled to deliver the following prepared remarks during today’s hearing, “Data Security: Vulnerabilities and Opportunities for Improvement,” by the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.  To read this news story, click here.

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Hilton agrees to $700,000 settlement over data breaches

Hilton agrees to $700,000 settlement over data breaches | #TpromoCom #Hilton #data #breach| The hotel chain’s data breaches exposed hundreds of thousands of customer credit card numbers.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that the Hilton Domestic Operating Company, formerly known as Hilton Worldwide, will pay $700,000 in recompense for failing in its duty — not simply by having poor security in the first place which allowed the data breaches to occur, but for then leaving customers in the dark. To read the remainder of this news story, click here.

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