Cybersecurity

Boko Haram Cyber Jihadists and New Face of Terror

On Monday, June 10, 2019, the Nigerian Army confirmed the killing of nine “social media personalities” of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP). The news came as I was preparing to provide an insight into a new topic entitled: “Stopping Boko Haram/ISWAP Cyber jihadists with Cybersecurity Technologies” at the annual conference of International …

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Nigerian government website found to be infected with a DHL phishing page – Cyware

The website belonging to the Nigerian National Assembly contained a fraudulent web page that asked DHL credentials from the victims. The page is connected to a phishing kit active since June 2017 which is used by many attackers. A Nigerian government website was compromised by attackers to host a phishing page to steal DHL users’ …

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CASA Conference 2019, University of Dallas

CASA is pleased to announce its 2019 conference schedule for the University of Dallas, Texas from August 29- 31, 2019.  The theme for the conference is “Transforming Security Challenges to opportunity; A time for Transition and Innovation.” The event will cover strongly-related topics on Good Governance, Leadership, Human Security, and National Security priorities. The conference …

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Uber fined $148m for failing to notify drivers they had been hacked – AP

Failure to report 2016 data breach ‘one of the most egregious cases we’ve ever seen’, says Illinois attorney general Uber will pay $148m and tighten data security after the ride-hailing company failed for a year to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information, according to a settlement announced on Wednesday. The company reached …

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U.S. prepared to strike in cyberspace – Homeland Security News Wire.

The United States is prepared to go on the offensive in cyberspace to ensure adversaries know there is a price to pay for hacks, network intrusions and other types of attacks. President Donald Trump signed a new National Cyber Strategy on Thursday, calling for a more aggressive response to the growing online threat posed by …

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Identifying extremists online even before they post dangerous content

The number and size of online extremist groups using social networks to harass users, recruit new members, and incite violence is rapidly increasing. New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post …

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