IMB’s unique mobile cybersecurity training center is a first in the industry

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IBM has launched its X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center. A mobile cyber security training operations center has been launched by IBM Security. Known as the X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center (C-TOC), the mobile security unit will travel around the United States and Europe for the purpose of running incident drills with clients, according to an IBM press release. The mobile training center will provide on-demand cybersecurity support and build cybersecurity awareness. The first-of-its-kind, fully operational mobile cybersecurity facility is literally a travelling training center on wheels, housed in…

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Making Your Website An Asset, Not A Liability

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Start a business, build a website. They go hand-in-hand. It’s more than just online sellers who need a good site to feed their business. Literally any business can find new customers, stay in contact with established ones, and build their bottom line by operating a good website. But like anything, a website is a two-edged sword. If you don’t handle it correctly, it can cut you deep. There are three major areas where a lack of attention to your website can do more harm than having no website at all.…

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Mobile security threats cause CEOs to be “extremely concerned”

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As smartphones reach nearly full saturation among global execs, it means certain risks are growing. As virtually every exec around the world is now armed with a smartphone and with the growing number of data breaches making headlines, CEOs are starting to recognize that mobile security is a very important topic for them to consider. The saturation point of the ownership of mobile devices is creating threats that could potentially be detrimental. What a recent study published by CNBC International showed was that execs aren’t unaware of this mobile security…

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This month aims to boost your mobile security

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month to help people get treats, not tricks. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is now underway for October, and this year’s message, more than ever, has a focus on mobile security as well as on protecting computers and other devices from viruses, breaches and attacks. While Halloween decorations can make this month spooky, even scarier are the digital threats we face. Unfortunately, those cyber and mobile security threats are dangers that we face with every passing day and aren’t only limited to a single day…

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Cyber security may be in for some change in 2015

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Cyber attacks place more focus on security In 2014, various cyber attacks made headlines and attracted attention throughout the world. These attacks led to serious financial damage for companies that were targeted and saw the personal information of millions of people stolen. While cyber attacks are nothing new, there were many high-profile attacks targeting large companies, like JPMorgan, in 2014. This may have revitalized the focus in the cyber security sector, especially as mobile technology begins to play a bigger role in society. Cyber security may become more defined in…

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Mobile payments security threat will increase in 2013

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Could worries over the safety of use hold back adoption of this technology? As security is one of the main concerns voiced by consumers and is one of the top issues faced by mobile payments providers, the news regarding the growth of threats next year is not entirely welcome. According to a recent study, the more popular the technology becomes, the greater the number of threats. Mobile payments, like online banking, brings financial access and technology together. Though its use has been picking up, it has in no way reached…

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Malicious QR codes gaining attention in the cyber security industry

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Unassuming codes could link to harmful content QR codes are one of the technologies that have taken the marketing industry by storm. The unassuming, black and white barcodes have begun popping up just about anywhere. Marketers have taken a keen interest in QR codes because of their ability to engage mobile consumers – those with smart phones and other mobile devices. While marketers have proven to be enamored by the mobile technology, consumers have been divided on their use, partly because of reports concerning malicious QR codes. QR codes are…

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Malicious QR code found by Kaspersky

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One of the first malicious QR codes has been found by Kaspersky, the acclaimed Internet security company. Until now, the prospect of malicious codes has been nothing more than a tentative concern, though many security companies has been warning of the time when QR codes would become devious anti-security tools. Security professionals had warned that malicious codes could be very effective due to the willingness of consumers to scan any codes they find. Kaspersky reported the finding on its SecureList blog. It was only a matter of time before someone…

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