Dubai: One third of all cyber attacks last year targeted the ATM and internet banking applications in the Middle East, an industry expert said.
"Today's attacks have moved to the application layer from the earlier years of network-based attacks. The motivation behind the attacks is clearly for financial gains and, therefore, attackers are targeting business applications and web applications," Rajat Mohanty, CEO of Paladion Networks, said.
The Homeland Security Department in 2013 expects to present each agency with what amounts to security-in-a-box for computers. The free, three-piece package will include near real-time threat sensors, a control panel for prioritizing fixes and consulting services to make all the pieces work together, DHS officials said.
A team of cyber security experts has been put together and have been preparing the cyber defences for the London 2012 Olympics. Based on the number of cyber-attacks that the Beijing Olympics suffered, a huge amount of preparation has been put in place to ensure that the London Olympics isn’t successfully attacked and seriously harmed by a cyber-attack.
Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office has confirmed that they expect a huge amount of cyber-attacks but that everything is being put in place to ensure that the London Olympics remains safe.
For three days, 29 nations worked together to prevent various simulated computer viruses and malicious programmes from infiltrating their networks. A large-scale network exercise organized by NATO.
Cyber warfare is war without any noise, tanks or aircraft. Currently, it is a profitable, relatively risk-free and anonymous crime. It is often difficult to identify the origin or perpetrators of the attack - and this is the main problem.
Managers of the SILK-Afghanistan project will undergo training in cyber defence at the Informatics Institute of the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey from 21 May to 1 June. The training, funded by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, demonstrates NATO's long-term commitment to Afghanistan during the transition phase and beyond.
Those analyzing the cyberspies who are trying to infiltrate natural-gas pipeline companies have found similarities with an attack on a cybersecurity firm a year ago. At least one US government official has blamed China for that earlier attack.
The Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF, or SAF/OS) is the Head of the Department of the Air Force, a component organization within the Department of Defense of the United States of America.
The Secretary of the Air Force is appointed from civilian life by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.The Secretary reports to the Secretary of Defense and/or the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and is by statute responsible for and has the authority to conduct all the affairs of the Department of the Air Force.
Operators of America's vital power, water and manufacturing facilities use industrial control systems (ICS) to manage them. But the security of these systems, increasingly linked with Microsoft Windows and the Internet, is now under intense scrutiny because of growing awareness that they could be attacked and cause massive disruptions.
The US Congress showed growing fear that the Stuxnet cyber-attack against Iran’s industrial and nuclear facilities may have spurred the Islamic Republic to defend itself in the form of reprisals.
The cyber-attack by the Stuxnet worm was considered as a US-Israeli move to harm Iran’s nuclear facilities.
This week, however, concerns were raised at the US Congress that the cyber-attack may have been the “crossing of the Rubicon” for Iran, motivating it to engage in cyber-war against US targets, including critical infrastructure.