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Experts: US needs a federal CISO

Last week, the Trump administration announced the appointment of a White House cybersecurity coordinator. That’s a good first step, security experts say, but the government also needs to have a federal CISO.”It’s a big leadership vacancy,” said Sanj…

Unencrypted pagers a security risk for hospitals, power plants

For most of us, pagers went out when cell phones came in, but some companies are still using them and when the messages are sent without encryption, attackers can listen in and even interfere with the communications.

According to two new reports by Trend Micro, pagers are still in use in hospital settings and in industrial plants.

Stephen Hilt, Trend Micro’s lead researcher on the project, said they don’t have a concrete percentage on the number of encrypted messages.

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Russian criminals’ bank attacks go global

Russian cybercriminals have field tested their attack techniques on local banks, and have now begun taking them global, according to a new report — and a new breed of mobile attack apps is coming up next.Criminals stole nearly $44 million directly …