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

IBM X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center - Mobile Cybersecurity Facility

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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Air Canada mobile app data has been compromised

Air Canada Mobile App - Air Canada airplane

Canada’s largest airline confirms its mobile app data has been breached. The airline’s customers who use the Air Canada mobile app, have been notified about a cyberattack that occurred at some point last week during August 22 – 24. An estimated 20,000 of its 1.7 million app users may have been affected. As many as 20,000 Air Canada mobile app users have been affected, according to the company. This is approximately 1% of its 1.7 million app users. The airline became aware of the app data breach when it noticed…

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Mobile banking Trojans are an increasing threat in Q2 2018, report

Mobile Banking Trojans - Cybe Attack on mobile

New report from Kaspersky Labs reveals mobile banking app Trojan attacks are at an historic high. Mobile banking Trojans are one of the worst types of mobile malware, as they are designed to steal money directly out of a mobile user’s bank account(s). Now, according to a Kaspersky Lab’s Q2 IT threat evolution report, this form of cyberattack has more than doubled in Q2 2018 compared to Q1 2017. The malware is typically disguised as a legitimate banking app. Trojan attacks are a popular choice among cybercriminals across the globe.…

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Cyber Attacks Don’t Die, They Evolve

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Cybersecurity often feels like taking one step forward and two steps back. An attack will appear, the security community will respond, and eventually the threat will be eradicated. Then, a few months down the road, the threat reappears in a newer and stronger form. Most commonly, it’s evolved to specifically bypass the defenses created to combat it. This has always been true of cyberattacks. The earliest hackers searched for ways to tweak or re-purpose code after encountering a new defense. Or, rather than search for new vulnerabilities, they found new…

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Cybersecurity could be a major barrier for mobile payments

Mobile Payments

Mobile payments and e-commerce may suffer due to lackluster cybersecurity features The U.S. government may begin taking more aggressive steps to ensure companies take cybersecurity more seriously, especially when it comes to e-commerce and mobile payments. Consumers throughout the country have been enthralled by the concept of mobile payments and this form of commerce is becoming more common as businesses work to meet the demands coming from these consumers. The problem, however, is that cybersecurity is not typically taken seriously by these companies. Even those with a strong focus on…

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Dynotag introduces next generation QR codes that offer new protections to consumers

Dynotag qr codes

Dynotag, a technology company based in Seattle, Washington, has released a new line of innovative QR code products and services. These products and services are designed to make QR codes more intuitive for consumers and businesses, both tech-savvy and otherwise. They are also meant to give consumers peace of mind in a time when cybersecurity is becoming a major concern. Though QR codes are a popular tool for marketers, hackers are finding uses for the codes as well. The potential threat of identity theft has been one of the reasons…

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