Security

Europe’s Political Response To The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

Europe’s Political Response To The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

| May 17, 2015

The Italian government and officials have warned that the Mediterranean migrant crisis will reach a boiling point as IS militants smuggle themselves into europe among the migrants. Since italy are absorbing the majority of migrants this is posing a large security threat to them, and now that Europe as a whole is opening up to […]

American State Cyber Security Funding And Recruitment

American State Cyber Security Funding And Recruitment

| May 17, 2015

There has been a number of hacking incidents at American state level recently. In Oregon the state employment department’s own website suffered a breach, while in South Carolina hackers were able to infiltrate the state network and access millions of social security numbers from the revenue department. Security breaches have also taken place in the […]

Social Engineering In The Healthcare Industry

Social Engineering In The Healthcare Industry

| May 15, 2015

According to a recent study, for the first time criminal and state sponsored hacking has surpassed human error as the main cause of healthcare data breaches. These breaches are reported to be costing the industry as much as $6 billion. There is an average organizational cost of $2.1 million for each breach, which involved incidents […]

Tunisia’s Political Security And Democracy Matures

Tunisia’s Political Security And Democracy Matures

| May 15, 2015

It’s the Freedom in the World Report 2015 that reports Tunisia for the first time as free. This is the Freedom House’s highest status, and for many political watchers a definitive indication of a modern liberal democracy. Since Freedom Houses began its global worldwide assessment of political rights and civil liberties in 1972, Tunisia is […]

Calculating ROI For Data Security

Calculating ROI For Data Security

| May 12, 2015

It can be difficult to try to persuade upper management and the executive in the need to invest in more IT security, especially when you are taking a 3-5 year outlook in the argument, but return on investment (ROI) can play a very positive role in building your case. Its important that you approach your […]

China Flexes Military Muscle On The Philippines

China Flexes Military Muscle On The Philippines

| May 11, 2015

China has been flexing its political and military muscle not only in the land dispute with Japan, but also with the Philippines. China has claimed certain reef structures in the South China Sea, and continued putting pressure on the Philippines by conducting regular and disrupting naval patrols in the area. History of Kalayaan Island Group […]

How Organizations Are Approaching New Payment Systems

How Organizations Are Approaching New Payment Systems

| May 9, 2015

Sponsored by Experian and conducted by Ponemon Institute, the study of the Data Security in the Evolving Payments Ecosystem seeked to learn what individuals had to say about the new payments systems that are beginning to make it through to public use such as contactless smartphone point of sale (POS). Nearly 70% of the individuals […]

Nurtai Abykayev Appointed As Head of the National Security Committee

Nurtai Abykayev Appointed As Head of the National Security Committee

| May 9, 2015

On the 4th of May 2015, the upper chamber of Kazakhstan’s Parliament, the Senate, has approved once again Nurtai Abykayev as the chairman of Kazakhstan’s National Security Committee (NSC). The NSC is a special state body that is directly accountable to the President of Kazakhstan, and is tasked with ensuring the security of individuals and […]

Data Security And The REIT Industry

Data Security And The REIT Industry

| May 6, 2015

There have been many reported data breaches in the retail industry, but that isn’t the only industry facing cyber attacks. The Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) industry is also a vulnerable target for cyber criminals. Due to the nature of the nature of security breaches, event eh REIT’s should put in place as much security […]

The Political Security Of US And Cuban Relations

The Political Security Of US And Cuban Relations

| May 5, 2015

President Obama just recently announced the removal of Cuba from America’s list of state sponsors of terrorism, following the historic meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro. It all took place at the Summit of the America’s and is an effort towards reestablishing the diplomatic ties between Havana and Washington. American Security Opinion polls shows that […]