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The Top Cyber Security Threats in 2017

Top Cyber Security Threats in 2017 | Lunarline

Before leaving the White House, President Obama has sought to make defense from cyber security threats a national priority for the near future, proposing a 35% increase in budget ($19 billion) for cyber defense in 2017. As news stories of election hacks and record-breaking data breaches dominate headlines, it should be no mystery to anyone why protecting our nation’s networks ...

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DDoS and the Democratization of Censorship

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In the past, most concepts of censorship — like those in the works of George Orwell or Aldous Huxley — imagined that those in power would use their influence to decide what can and cannot be said or printed. However, just as the internet has created a space for more voices to be heard (e.g., on social media platforms), it ...

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The Cyber World War: Is It Already Here?

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Analysts have watched the international stage closely for years as nation-states compete in an ever-intensifying arms race. Unlike in the past, however, it’s not nuclear weapons or missile caches at the center of the contest. Instead, world superpowers and a number of developing nations have been fortifying their hacking capabilities and targeting one another for multiple ends: intelligence gathering, sabotage, ...

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Zero-Day Vulnerabilities: What You Need to Know

If “zero-day exploit” hadn’t previously been a part of your vocabulary, 2016 is the year to make the term stick. Cisco’s annual report on the state of cyber security indicated a surge in the sophisticated hacks that fall under the zero-day heading. And that was before a number of recent events drew widespread concern from the cybersecurity field and the ...

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