DoS Attack Blamed for U.S. Grid Disruptions

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#DoS Attack Blamed for U.S. #Grid Disruptions | #TpromoCom #Power #CyberSecurity #Hackers | According to the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s OE-417 Electric Emergency and Disturbance Report for the first quarter of 2019, a cyber event caused “interruptions of electrical system operations.”

The report shows that the incident impacted an unidentified utility in the region overseen by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), which is responsible for compliance monitoring and enforcement in the Western Interconnection, and affected California (Kern County and Los Angeles County), Utah (Salt Lake County) and Wyoming (Converse County).

However, the report shows that the incident did not result in any power outages. The cyber event occured on March 5 — it started at 9:12 AM and systems were restored by 6:57 PM on the same day.

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Pre-Installed Software Flaw Exposes Most Dell Computers to Remote Hacking

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Pre-Installed #Software Flaw Exposes Most Dell #Computers to Remote #Hacking | #TpromoCom | Bill Demirkapi, a 17-year-old independent security researcher, has discovered a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the Dell SupportAssist utility that comes pre-installed on most Dell computers.

Dell SupportAssist, formerly known as Dell System Detect, checks the health of your computer system’s hardware and software.

The utility has been designed to interact with the Dell Support website and automatically detect Service Tag or Express Service Code of your Dell product, scan the existing device drivers and install missing or available driver updates, as well as perform hardware diagnostic tests.

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Ohio Senate Bill 220 Incentivizes Businesses to Maintain Higher Levels of Cybersecurity

Ohio Senate Bill 220 Incentivizes Businesses to Maintain Higher Levels of Cybersecurity | #ESC_LLC #CyberSecurity #Government #Regulation | In the last two years alone, there has been a number of high-profile breaches that have given organizations pause, asking them to consider whether the same kind of event could happen to them. After all, a cybersecurity breach could seriously damage or even level your business if you’re not prepared and do not have the appropriate security programs in place. We’ve seen the implementation of the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation, and recent breaches have led to serious fines, potentially in the billions, for violating GDPR.

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8 Revealing Everyday Documents You Never Knew You Should Shred

8 Revealing Everyday Documents You Never Knew You Should Shred | #TpromoCom #Privacy #Identity #HowTo | Once trash is off your property, it’s legal for anyone to take. Prevent identity theft by making sure these documents aren’t tossed in one piece.

Shred documents after you land: Your boarding pass has your name, your travel plans, and a barcode that free websites can decipher. This code often reveals your frequent-flier number, which crooks can use to log in to airline accounts to view upcoming travel plans, check in to flights, and even cancel trips. Find out what it means if you spot an “SSSS” on your boarding pass.

Here they are in brief (read the news article to get details on each one).

  • Prescription labels
  • Sales Receipts
  • Pet medical papers
  • Return labels
  • Resumes
  • and others…

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CUJO AI Now in 16M Homes Worldwide

CUJO AI Now in 16M Homes Worldwide | #TpromoCom #AI #Network #IoT | “Deploying our Machine Learning powered technology to 16M households is a major milestone. Our team has deployed solutions in production networks, at scale, that many think of as tomorrow’s technology.  The service covers over 200M devices – and the number keeps growing every day,“ – said Einaras von Gravrock, CEO and co-founder at CUJO AI. (Please scroll down for more)

Mountain View, California (December 3rd, 2018)  CUJO AI, a network intelligence company delivering revolutionary AI-driven solutions for network operators today announces that its solutions now cover more than 16M homes. The number will continue to grow rapidly as the company is actively delivering its services for major network operators across North America, Europe, and Asia.

“Deploying our Machine Learning powered technology to 16M households is a major milestone. Our team has deployed solutions in production networks, at scale, that many think of as tomorrow’s technology.  The service covers over 200M devices – and the number keeps growing every day,“ – said Einaras von Gravrock, CEO and co-founder at CUJO AI.

CUJO AI’s platform includes network security, device identification, and content controls. These solutions enable network operators to protect smart home devices and personalize the connected experience. The company uses machine learning and big data to deliver the nextgen security features, such as IoT behavioral analysis.

“We work with the largest network operators that rely on cutting-edge technology to improve experiences for their end users. Despite an already industry-leading suite of security solutions, we’re just getting started and are developing a variety of new services to enhance secure and private experiences,” – explains Santeri Kangas, CTO of CUJO AI.

According to a CUJO AI survey of 2600 respondents, 87.3% of consumers are concerned about a loss of personal data information. 77.5% are worried about unauthorized remote access to their devices, while 78% of users require to know detailed information about threats. Smart Home owners want to have a better visibility of their network and protection against the ever-growing threats.

The company has won numerous technology awards, including the Security Solution of the Year award at the 2018 Glotel Awards. CUJO AI was recognized as a Technology Pioneer 2018 by the World Economic Forum in May.

About CUJO AI:

CUJO AI is the leading artificial intelligence company providing network operators AI-driven solutions, including AI security, advanced device identification, content controls, and more. CUJO AI Platform creates an intuitive end-user facing application for LAN and wireless (mobile and public WiFi), powered by machine learning and real-time data. Each solution can be implemented as a white-label offering. CUJO AI was recently listed as a “Vendor to Watch” and a “Cool Vendor in IoT security” by research company Gartner. CUJO AI employs a staff of 150 professionals. More information about CUJO AI can be found at cujo.com

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Join GKO on Crime Prevention for the latest news and information

Join GKO on Crime Prevention for the latest news and information | #TpromoCom #GKO #Crime #Prevention | Looking to improve security at home? Interested in learning more about crime prevention? The GKO on Crime Prevention group on Facebook offers news, information, and discussion on the subject of personal safety as well as the prevention of burglaries and robberies at  home, in the workplace, and while traveling.

The group provides helpful information you can use to fight crime at home, while traveling, and at the office. Scams and general crime prevention information is commonly provided. You don’t need permission to post if you have a question or information to share. We’re especially interested in hearing any story you have to share. -Al Colombo

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Terrorists Are Going to Use Artificial Intelligence

Terrorists Are Going to Use Artificial Intelligence | #TpromoCom #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #Terrorist | There is a general tendency among counterterrorism analysts to understate rather than hyperbolize terrorists’ technological adaptations. In 2011 and 2012, most believed that the “Arab Spring” revolutions would marginalize jihadist movements. But within four years, jihadists had attracted a record number of foreign fighters to the Syrian battlefield, in part by using the same social media mobilization techniques that protesters had employed to challenge dictators like Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak, and Muammar Qaddafi.

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Terrorists Are Going to Use Artificial Intelligence

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Hacking is a Lucrative Endeavor on Both Sides of the Law

Hacking is a Lucrative Endeavor on Both Sides of the Law | #TpromoCom #cybercrime #hacker #hackers #cybersecurity |  While black-hat hacking is leading to some of the most costly ransomware attacks in history, companies are shelling out money for white-hat hacking to improve cybersecurity.

Cybercrime is big business for hackers and cybersecurity professionals alike. Black-hat hackers, a computer hacker who carries out illegal malicious hacking work, cashes in by way of gleaning company and individual bank account information, or by preventing someone from accessing his computer data and then charging a fee (ransom) to unlock it. On the other hand, white hat hackers, a computer hacker intending to improve security, will often receive lucrative positions with large corporations with a mandate to fight and protect company data. To read the remainder of this informative article, click here.

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