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‘Marvel superpower’: Home Affairs wants industry to rely on its cyber powers more often

By Campbell Kwan

Cover picture for the articleHome Affairs Secretary Mike Pezzullo has called on the private sector to work more closely with the federal government when it comes to cybersecurity as there is certain information that only government agencies are capable of uncovering. “We’ve got a superpower over here — like a Marvel superpower –…


Microsoft wants to help fill millions of cybersecurity jobs worldwide

Microsoft is expanding its cybersecurity skilling campaign to cover a total of 23 countries. In a blog post by Kate Behncken, the company’s Vice president and lead of Microsoft Philanthropies, the company said it expects there to be 3.5 million open cybersecurity jobs globally by 2025, representing a 350% jump, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.

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Cyber Security Stocks and the New Defense Industry

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has refocused investor attention on the defense industry and especially on cybersecurity companies. Until the invasion, shares of cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks PANW had been “correcting 2021 gains with a sideways to lower movement since late December,” Real Money’s technical analyst Bruce Kamich wrote just before Russia’s move. at the time, “With PANW I see the potential for some further near-term price gains but the risk of further declines if we get another rally failure.”


Best VPNs to use following Biden’s warning on U.S. cyber attacks

CBS Essentials is created independently from the CBS News staff. We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms. President Biden warned on Monday that evolving intelligence suggests “the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks” in the…


Vietnamese carmaker VinFast spending $2B to build EVs in North Carolina

Vietnamese car manufacturer VinFast is investing up to $2 billion to launch the construction of an electric vehicle and battery manufacturing plant in North Carolina, the company said Monday. The plant will be VinFast’s first in North America, giving it a foothold in the United States’ nascent EV market. It…



Hackers steal over $615 million from Ronin network supporting popular game Axie Infinity

In context: The cryptocurrency space has long been marred by Ponzi schemes, fraud, anti-consumer scams, and many rug-pulls and exit scams. With the advent of NFTs and blockchain games, the situation seems to be getting worse, with hundreds of millions evaporating from people who put their faith into these young and developing financial technologies.

Putin’s Threat to Seize U.S. Investments Could Be Costly—to Russia

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, businesses from around the world have suspended operations in Russia. In retaliation, the Kremlin has threatened to seize assets belonging to foreign investors in Russia. And while Russia may be able to quickly pass legislation that provides legal cover for such a move, international law will make any seizure, permanent or temporary, far more expensive and complicated than Putin and his advisers may imagine.

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Hackers are targeting US local governments — and it’s time to fight back

President Joe Biden on March 21, 2022, warned that Russian cyberattacks on U.S. targets are likely, though the government has not identified a specific threat. Biden urged the private sector: “Harden your cyber defenses immediately.”. It is a costly fact of modern life that organizations from pipelines and shipping…


These remote work job scams promise easy money but aim to steal your savings

Cyber criminals are posing as recruiters and employers to offer people fake jobs in a scheme designed to steal money, personal data and trick victims into helping them commit money laundering. Detailed by cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint, the job fraud campaigns attempt to lure people in with the promise of…



Five findings from FinovateEurope 2022

Even though Europe is in the midst of a crisis, this week I was fortunate enough to be able to attend FinovateEurope in person again. Five themes stood out to me:. 1. We’ve become less distracted by shiny objects but perhaps not ambitious enough. Finovate can easily turn into buzzword…


IoT warning: Hackers are gaining access to UPS devices. Here’s how to protect yours

Change the default user name and password settings on your internet-connected uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units, the US government has warned. UPS units are meant to provide power backup to keep devices, appliances and applications connected to the internet by supplying off-grid power to places like a data center during a power outage. But hackers have been targeting internet-connected UPS units to disrupt the backup power supply.


NBN names 50 suburbs getting upgrades for AU$73 million Victorian government spend

The second stage of the Victorian government’s AU$73 million spend was announced on Monday, with 50 suburbs across Victoria being named for upgrades. Over two years to mid-2024, 34,000 residences and 7,700 businesses will be able to get upgrades to full fibre by placing an order or being on 100Mbps connection, with the first able to place orders from mid-2023.


Can digital dollars be as anonymous as cash? It’s time to find out, say lawmakers

A US House of Representatives bill is proposing a trial of digital dollars that would replicate the privacy and anonymity of physical currency such as coins and notes. If passed, the ‘Electronic Currency And Secure Hardware Act” (ECASH Act)’ would “direct the Secretary of the Treasury to develop and pilot digital dollar technologies that replicate the privacy-respecting features of physical cash.”


Diversity in tech: What it means and how to get there

April is Celebrate Diversity Month. Two organizations that help businesses with diversity introduced this heritage and history observance in 2004. They aimed to create an observance celebrating and honoring the diversity that’s fundamental to America. The focus on diversity is sometimes combined with equity and inclusion, or DEI for short….


Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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