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Outgoing Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will join Disrupt SF to talk cybersecurity – TechCrunch

Outgoing Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will join Disrupt SF to talk cybersecurity – TechCrunch At Disrupt SF 2018, Facebook’s soon-to-be-former chief security officer Alex Stamos will join us to chat about his tenure in the top security role for the world’s biggest social network, how it feels to have weathered …

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RiskRecon’s security assessment services for third party vendors raises $25 million – TechCrunch

RiskRecon’s security assessment services for third party vendors raises $25 million – TechCrunch In June of this year, Chinese hackers managed to install software into the networks of a contractor for the U.S. Navy and steal information on a roughly $300 million top secret submarine program. Two years ago, hackers …

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Chinese “hackers” are sending malware via snail mail – TechCrunch

Chinese “hackers” are sending malware via snail mail – TechCrunch In what amounts to one of the simplest but most baffling forms of social engineering, hackers from China have taken to sending CDs full of malware to state officials, leading the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a government security …

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Russian hackers already targeted a Missouri senator up for reelection in 2018 – TechCrunch

Russian hackers already targeted a Missouri senator up for reelection in 2018 – TechCrunch A Democratic senator seeking reelection this fall appears to be the first identifiable target of Russian hacking in the 2018 midterm race. In a new story on the Daily Beast, Andrew Desiderio and Kevin Poulsen reported …

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Popular crypto service MyEtherWallet hit by attack after Hola VPN gets hacked – TechCrunch

Popular crypto service MyEtherWallet hit by attack after Hola VPN gets hacked – TechCrunch MyEtherWallet, one of the internet’s most popular services for managing cryptocurrencies, suffered a serious security breach for the second time this year after a widely-used VPN service was compromised for five hours. MyEtherWallet (MEW) is used …

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A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch

A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch Bill Harrington Contributor Criminals and terrorists, like millions of others, rely on smartphone encryption to protect the information on their mobile devices. But unlike most of us, the data on their phones could endanger lives and pose a great threat …

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Udacity tackles cybersecurity with its latest nanodegree – TechCrunch

Udacity tackles cybersecurity with its latest nanodegree – TechCrunch Responding to the talent shortage and increasing demand facing the cybersecurity industry, Udacity said that it is now developing a new nanodegree focused on security. Launched at the security industry’s RSA Conference, details about the new program (including potential partners) are still sketchy …

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Facebook, Microsoft and others sign anti-cyberattack pledge – TechCrunch

Facebook, Microsoft and others sign anti-cyberattack pledge – TechCrunch Microsoft, Facebook and Cloudflare are among a group of technology firms that have signed a joint pledge committing publicly not to assist offensive government cyberattacks. The pledge also commits them to work together to enhance security awareness and the resilience of …

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Diversity and inclusion, data privacy and security ops will be on everyone’s mind at RSA – TechCrunch

Diversity and inclusion, data privacy and security ops will be on everyone’s mind at RSA – TechCrunch Monzy Merza is the chief security evangelist at Splunk. More posts by this contributor The four cybersecurity terms everyone is talking about at Black Hat This week, 50,000 security professionals will descend upon …

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The United States needs a Department of Cybersecurity – TechCrunch

The United States needs a Department of Cybersecurity – TechCrunch Ted Schlein, a general partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, focuses on early-stage technology companies in the enterprise software and infrastructure markets, including ventures within the networking and consumer security arenas. More posts by this contributor …

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