Survey Finds Lax Attitudes Toward Cyberattack

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More than four in five Americans (82 percent) agree that cyberattacks are more of a problem than they were five years ago, yet more than half (54 percent) don’t feel they personally are at much risk of a from such a hack, according to a...Learn More

Nokia Claims World’s Fastest Router; Terabit IP Flows Supported

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Nokia today announced what the company claims is the world’s fastest router. The product, known as the Nokia 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS)-XC and targeted for commercial release in the fourth quarter, also supports terabit IP flows. “That’s 1,000 gigabits per second,” said Basil Alwan,...Learn More

Pew: Given the Inevitably of IoT Security Breaches, Are We Getting Ahead of Ourselves?

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Deployments of “Internet of Things” (IoT) connections, devices and networks will continue to multiply over the next few years despite growing privacy threats and the prospect of opening up billions of new routes for cyber-crackers and hackers to exploit, according a new study from the...Learn More

MCNC Boosts Cybersecurity on North Carolina Research and Education Network

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Research Triangle Park, North Carolina — May 9, 2017 — MCNC, the non-profit owner and operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), has successfully completed a Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II examination. Accountancy firm Assure Professional performed the rigorous audit of MCNC’s organizational...Learn More

Report: Mobile Malware Infections Soared 400% in 2016

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Mobile device users worldwide faced a steadily growing number of malware threats throughout 2016. Smartphones were most at risk, accounting for 85 percent of total mobile malware infections globally in 2016’s second half, according to Nokia’s latest, bi-annual “Threat Intelligence Report.” The annual total of...Learn More

Cox and American Library Association Partner to Narrow Digital Divide for Low-Income Families

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Tucson, Arizona — Low-income students and their families who lack digital literacy skills and an internet connection at home struggle to keep pace with their peers in the classroom, as nearly all students (96.5 percent) say they are required to use the internet to complete homework...Learn More

Online Security Survey: Six in Ten Americans are Data Breach Victims

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A  large majority of Americans have been victims of one form of data theft or fraud or another, according to Pew Research Center’s latest online security survey. Americans not only are concerned about online threats from cybercriminals, they’re concerned about unauthorized surveillance and us by...Learn More

FCC Chairman Wheeler to Step Down January 20

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said today that he will step down January 20, 2017. With Wheeler to step down, that will leave the commission with just three commissioners in the short term. Legislators have declined to re-confirm Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and with Wheeler (also...Learn More

Report: Nearly Half of Top One Million Websites Pose Cyber Security Risk

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A new report found nearly half of the 1 million most popular websites pose cyber security risk threats, including making use of legitimate sites to carry out cyber attacks. Menlo Security’s “State of the Web 2016” classified websites as risky if their home pages or...Learn More

Massive Mirai Botnet DNS DDoS Attack Highlights IoT Vulnerability

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A Mirai botnet attack has been singled out as the mechanism used by hackers in a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which also highlights increasing IoT vulnerability. The attack temporarily took down some of the world’s largest Web sites on October 21, 2016....Learn More

FCC Broadband Privacy Rules Adopted

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As expected the FCC at today’s monthly meeting voted to adopt consumer privacy rules for broadband Internet service providers. The FCC broadband privacy rules pertain specifically to providers of broadband Internet service. “The bottom line is that it’s your data,” said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler...Learn More

Attitudes Toward Social Media Privacy Survey Finds Increasing Distrust

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When it comes to assuring their online privacy, more Americans than ever don’t trust social media networks, according to a new survey about attitudes toward social media privacy produced by Lincoln Park Strategies and Rad Campaign the Craig Newmark Foundation. Moreover, many don’t believe current...Learn More

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