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DARPA plans for Revolutionary approaches for Real-Time Defense against DDoS attacks on Military Networks

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As the name suggests, denial-of-service (DoS) attacks are designed to deny legitimate users access to websites and services by overwhelming them with illegitimate connections, requests and traffic.  A distributed denial-of-service attack is when the DoS attacks are being done by multiple attackers all trying to attack a source at once, be it from …

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The cyber attacks on power grids can have devastating economic and human impact, DARPA developing technologies from detecting, responding and recovering from cyberattacks

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The starting point in serious cyber warfare may well be to trip the power stations which power the data centres involved with the core routing elements of the network. DDoS attack on the national grid could make it easier for hackers to neutralize the backup power and trip the system. …

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UK implementing its Cyber Security Strategy emphasizes Defence , Deterrence and Cyber technology development

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Chancellor Philip Hammond has launched UK government’s new five-year National Cyber Security Strategy in a bid to become one of the “safest places in the world to do business.”According to the World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Risks Report, cyber-security is recognised as one of the greatest threats to business worldwide, and the global …

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BlackBerry, Silent Circle and others launch race for most secure smartphones, are they hack-proof

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Mobile phone security has become increasingly important in mobile computing. Of particular concern is the security of personal and business information now stored on smartphones. The recent rise in mobile malware have made Mobile phones vulnerable to data leakage and tempering of sensitive information such as business documents, bank details, credit card …

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NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Version 1.0

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The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued the NIST Cybersecurity Framework version 1.0 in February 2014. NIST  described  it as a voluntary “risk-based approach to managing cybersecurity risk” for organizations of all shapes and sizes. The resulting NIST Framework, created through collaboration between government and the …

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US accuses China for carrying Cyber warfare, Widespread economic espionage and intellectual property theft

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Defense Department’s annual report to Congress on China’s capabilities, asserts that China’s military conducted cyber probes and intrusions against U.S. computer networks to support intelligence collection and electronic warfare. “China is using its cyber capabilities to support intelligence collection against the U.S. diplomatic, economic, and defense industrial base sectors that …

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