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What you need to know about the PCI DSS and PII

PCI DSS and PII

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) can mean a number of things but is an important piece of any security or privacy-focused regulation, such as PCI DSS. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) comprises a set of policies and procedures that aim to protect credit, debit, and cash card… Read more »

Spooky Stats for Cyber Security Awareness Month

cyber security awareness month

Spooky Stats for National Cyber Security Awareness Month The last day of Cyber Security Awareness Month is upon us, so let’s round up the month with some cybersecurity numbers from 2018 so far. October was dedicated to creating awareness of the importance of cybersecurity. Here are some statistics from the… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Sophisticated Cyber Bank Thievery

#CyberHeadlines: Sophisticated Cyber Bank Thievery Last week, Kaspersky uncovered the first known case of “wholesale bank fraud”. Targeting 36 Brazilian banking sites last year, hackers changed the DNS (Domain Name System) registrations, controlling the bank’s website domains to direct users to phishing sites. It is believed that at the same… Read more »

Hacking History: LOD vs. MOD Part 2 [The Hacker Gang War]

Legion of Doom Masters of Deception

Hacking History: LOD vs. MOD Part 2 [The Hacker Gang War] Last week, I started the story of two of the most infamous hacker gangs of the 1980’s: the Legion of Doom and the Masters of Deception. The second part of this story gets a bit more ambiguous, considering the… Read more »

Hacking History: The 414s

the 414s

Hacking History: The 414s The 80’s Hacker Craze In the early 1980’s the internet and home-computer were relatively new and had yet to be accounted for, in the United States legal system. Innovation and progress moved faster than the bureaucratic system could keep up with, let alone predict. In 1983… Read more »

CyberTraining 365 partners with ICMCP offering world-class Cyber Security Training

cyber security training

CyberTraining 365 Cyber Security Training for ICMCP We are proud to announce our newest scholarship for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP). Offering 100 ICMCP Members with 6 months of free access to our online academy, CyberTraining 365 hopes to give those new to cybersecurity the skills they need to… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: UK Cyber Security Legacy

#CyberHeadlines: UK Cyber Security Legacy Legacy WWII coding building now cybersecurity school in UK The Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park is returning to its cyber security legacy, by being converted back into a school for cybersecurity. Bletchley Park is where Alan Turing cracked the Nazi Military’s Enigma Machine… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Rule 41 Amendment

#CyberHeadlines: Rule 41 Amendment Rule 41 Amendments are now in place Earlier this year, the FBI was granted a warrant allowing them to hack computers visiting a dark net child pornography site via Playpen on Tor. Initially, they reportedly hacked 1,000 users who visited the site by distributing a malware… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Canadian Recruit Site Hacked

#CyberHeadlines: Canadian Recruit Site Hacked Canadian Army Recruitment Website Hacked Last week, the Canadian Defense Ministry was forced to take down its recruitment site after hackers were redirecting would-be recruits to an official Chinese government landing page. Evidently, Canadian government websites have been susceptible to many hacks in the past…. Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Hack the Army

#CyberHeadlines: Hack the Army New Hack the Army program announced The U.S. Army has just announced their new “Hack the Army” program. They’ve teamed up with Hacker One and are considering this program an extension of their “Hack the Pentagon” program earlier this year. However, unlike Hack the Pentagon, Hack… Read more »