Security researchers have warned that countless global organizations might be at risk of remote compromise after discovering more than 8000 exposed Virtual Network Computing (VNC) instances. Virtual networking enables communication between multiple computers, virtual machines (VMs), virtual servers, or other devices across different office and data center locations. While physical networking connects computers through cabling and other hardware, virtual networking extends these capabilities by u
The average cost of data breaches in the hospitality industry was around $1.72 million in 2020. Hospitality includes Food & Beverage, Lodging, Recreation, Travel & Tourism and Meeting & Events industries. Simultaneously, the increased use of technology in the hospitality industry became prevalent, whereby businesses began deploying IoT devices, interconnected networks, digitalized services, etc. Unfortunately, the deployment of emerging technologies marked an increase in cyberattacks in the ho
The Five Eyes is an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These countries are parties to the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence. What effects one of these partner countries will affect all of them. China, Russia and Iran pose three of the biggest threats to the U.K. in a fast-changing, unstable world, the head of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency said 29 November 2021. M
The U.S. Department of State will create a Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, led by a Senate-confirmed ambassador-at-large, to advance its cybersecurity diplomacy efforts, according to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The move is a response to a challenging global threat landscape including ransomware attacks believed to be regularly carried out from Russian soil.
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Blinken formally announced the office whi
The prevalence of ransomware has had a devastating impact on businesses over the past few years, with insurance underwriters seeing increasingly large ransomware payouts. As a result, some core cyber security hygiene fundamentals are being required by insurers to qualify for coverage. Many companies wrongly assume that having backups in the cloud can prevent or reduce the impacts of a ransomware attack. For example, secure cloud backup has become a hard and fast requirement. Most cyber insu
A recent article from the University of Boston provides a very refreshing article about cyber technology helping the deaf. The words “joke” and “ruin” might not rhyme in English - but, thanks to a new, interactive database of American Sign Language (ASL), called ASL-LEX 2.0, we can now see that these two words do in fact rhyme in ASL.
“In ASL, each word has five linguistic parameters: handshape, movement, location, palm orientation, and non-manual signs. Rhymes involve repetition based on o
Singapore is testing unmanned surface vessels with a locally developed, AI-driven navigation algorithm that could be used for maritime security operations in the congested but strategically important waters around the southeast Asian island nation. Upon completion, the Republic of Singapore Navy is expected to then field four USVs in the role. The country’s defense ministry said this will add another layer of surveillance and operational response for its maritime borders.
The ministry added tha
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