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Can gender balance impact organizational security?

According to new research, age, experience, gender, and attitudes influence risky behaviors and security culture.

CLTRe, a Norwegian security culture research company, today released its Security Culture Report 2017, which studied more than 10,000 employees across five verticals in two countries within the Nordics to determine how risk and security is understood and actioned.

Source: New report reveals how “human factors,” including gender balance, can impact organizational security | ZDNet

Google’s NightWatch Team Stands Between Users and Dark Places of the Internet

The NightWatch team at Google is unique not just at the internet giant, but for Silicon Valley overall, where an emphasis on being quick to market and capturing audience attention often comes at the expense of creating a product that takes into account the diverse range of people using it. Made up of engineers, lawyers, activists, and others who take a special interest in advocating for communities that might otherwise be overlooked, the NightWatch team doesn’t look like the average group of people you’d find on a tech campus.

Source: You’ve Never Heard Of This Team At Google — But They’re Thinking About You

On Balancing Insider-Threat Protection and Employee Privacy

Insider attacks is serious threat to business. They are hard to detect and stop with traditional preventative controls. Cloud computing and BYOD makes it even harder. However, practices engaged in by business to secure their data and prevent data breaches may come in conflict with employees right to privacy.

Source: On Balancing Insider-Threat Protection and Employee Privacy

Winning the debate on encryption — a 101 guide for politicians

Encryption is substantial part of information security. Information security, in turn, is an enabler of privacy and keeps people safe. Many politicians doesn’t understand that. So this guide tries to explain to politicians what is what in encryption.

Source: Winning the debate on encryption — a 101 guide for politicians

Personal Security Takes A Hit With Public Release Of NSA’s Hacking Toolkit

Former members of Team Espionage recently expressed their concern that the Shadow Brokers’ dump of NSA Windows exploits had done serious damage to the security of the nation. The unwanted exposure of NSA power tools supposedly harmed intelligence gathering efforts, even though the tools targeted outdated operating systems and network software.

Source: Personal Security Takes A Hit With Public Release Of NSA’s Hacking Toolkit

AI Is the Future of Cybersecurity, for Better and for Worse

In the near future, as artificial intelligence (AI) systems become more capable, we will begin to see more automated and increasingly sophisticated social engineering attacks. The rise of AI-enabled cyberattacks is expected to cause an explosion of network penetrations, personal data thefts, and an epidemic-level spread of intelligent computer viruses. Ironically, our best hope to defend against AI-enabled hacking is by using AI. But this is very likely to lead to an AI arms race, the consequences of which may be very troubling in the long term, especially as big government actors join the cyber wars.

Source: AI Is the Future of Cybersecurity, for Better and for Worse

Encryption May Lower Fines Under New EU Privacy Regime

New EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes with high fines – up to 20 million Euros or 4% of company’s global annual revenue – whatever is higher. Though, companies can lower the risk of massive fines by encrypting personal data. Also, companies that encrypt personal data will also be exempt from the GDPR’s new mandatory data breach notification provisions.

Source: Encryption May Lower Fines Under New EU Privacy Regime

Wall Street IT Engineer Hacks Employer to See If He Will Be Let Go

On  April 7, the FBI arrested a 31-year-old IT engineer accused of installing malware on his employer’s servers to steal proprietary source code. He admitted hacking accounts of other employees looking for more information on the company’s plans on lay-offs as he feared for his job.

Source: Wall Street IT Engineer Hacks Employer to See If He Will Be Let Go

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