Cyber security is a constantly evolving field that faces new challenges and threats every day. In this article, we will highlight some of the most recent cyber security news from around the world.
International Women in Cyber Security Day: Slow progress On September 1, 2023, the International Women in Cyber Security Day was celebrated to raise awareness and support for women in the cyber security industry. However, according to the founder of the event, Canada has shown limited progress in promoting women-led cyber security initiatives in the past year1. The event aims to inspire more women to pursue careers in cyber security and to foster a more diverse and inclusive culture in the industry.
IIT BBS signs MoU with Whizhack on cyber security The Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT BBS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Whizhack Technologies Private Limited, a leading cyber security company based in Gurgaon2. The MoU will facilitate collaboration on research, training, and innovation in the field of cyber security. The partnership will also provide opportunities for students and faculty members of IIT BBS to learn from experts and gain exposure to real-world cyber security challenges.
Fighting Cyber Threats Down Under: Spark NZ, Radware Ink Deal On Cloud DDoS & Application Security Spark NZ, a major telecommunications provider in New Zealand, has partnered with Radware Ltd, a global provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions3. The deal will enable Spark NZ to offer cloud-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection and application security services to its customers. The services will leverage Radware’s Cloud WAF and Cloud DDoS technologies, which are designed to detect and mitigate sophisticated cyber attacks.
Ransom gang claims attack on Prince George County school district A ransomware gang called BlackMatter has claimed responsibility for a cyber attack on the Prince George County school district in Maryland4. The attack occurred on August 27, 2023, and disrupted the online learning platform used by the district. The gang has demanded a ransom of $6 million in exchange for decrypting the data and not leaking it online. The district has not confirmed whether it will pay the ransom or not.
Meta starts roll-out of E2EE for all Messenger users Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has announced that it has started enabling end-to-end encryption (E2EE) by default for all Messenger users5. E2EE is a feature that ensures that only the sender and the receiver can read the messages, and not even Meta or any third party can access them. The feature was previously available only for secret conversations in Messenger, but now it will be applied to all chats, calls, and group conversations. Meta said that E2EE will enhance the privacy and security of its users.
These are some of the latest cyber security news that you should know. Stay tuned for more updates on this dynamic and important field.