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Source: Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) research https://transweb.sjsu.edu/press/How-Prepared-Transit-Cyber-Attack MTI research finds only 60% of transit agencies have a cybersecurity preparedness plan, leaving them ill prepared for a cyber attack. October 6, 2020 | San José, CA New Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) research assesses the readiness of agencies to understand, mitigate, and respond to the growing threat of cybersecurity. Is...
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Image: Camilo Jimenez By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | September 17, 2020 German authorities are investigating the death of a patient following a ransomware attack on a hospital in Duesseldorf. The patient, identified only as a woman who needed urgent medical care, died after being re-routed to a hospital in the city of Wuppertal, more than 30 km away...
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INTERVIEWS 5G question 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020 Can 5G make organisations more vulnerable to cyber-attacks? asks Ronen Shpirer, Director of Solutions Marketing at the cyber company Fortinet. The roll-out of the 5G mobile network will offer the potential for download speeds of up to ten times faster than today’s, promising to change how we communicate, work and...
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In the wrong hands, AI is proving dangerous. Source: Shutterstock 9 September 2020 Cybercrime is a lucrative activity and one that’s getting easier to enterThreats are becoming more widespread and sophisticated, attackers are increasingly leaning on AI to bypass security systems  In an age where everything is becoming connected and data is regarded as a...
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METAMORWORKS/SHUTTERSTOCK BY MARIAM BAKSH NEXTGOV As the government works to deploy next generation networking technology, policy discussions highlight rifts between agency stakeholders. The advent of fifth generation networking architecture is going to make it a lot harder for law enforcement to serve and process wiretapping warrants, a senior Justice official said, also expressing concern about the...
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Reuters July 24, 2020 EU countries must take urgent action to diversify their 5G suppliers, the European Commission said on Friday, amid U.S. pressure on the bloc to follow Britain and ban China’s Huawei from 5G networks. By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS: EU countries must take urgent action to diversify their 5G suppliers, the European Commission said on Friday,...
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   Press release 3 December 2019 Today the Council adopted conclusions on the significance of 5G to the European economy and the need to mitigate security risks linked to 5G. The conclusions stress that 5G networks will form a part of crucial infrastructure for the maintenance of vital societal and economic functions. The conclusions also support the...
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PUBLISHED SAT, NOV 16 2019 Kate Fazzini More than 6,500 government officials and big players in the energy sector came together this week to conduct a simulated cyberattack on the electrical grid. The event is called GridEx, and takes place every two years. It imagines the U.S. under attack from a foreign country, through the...
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South Africa is under attack Staff Writer 28 October 2019 South Africa is facing one of the largest cyber attacks it has ever seen, with banks, ISPs, and the government being targeted. Note by EMFSA: if this is what is happening in the pre 5G era – what will happen when 5G is in full swing?
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MyBroadband Staff Writer, 27 October 2019 Yesterday several internet service providers (ISPs) in South Africa were hit by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks which crippled the connections of their customers. The effects of this were felt around 15:00 and continued through much of the day. The ISPs went to fix the problem with Webafrica, for...
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