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Why the Australian Defence Organization Is Recruiting Cyber Analysts on the Autism Spectrum

“The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) pioneered the idea of recruiting analysts from populations on the autism spectrum” reports hbr.org. Data from La Trobe’s Tennison Centre confirms significant improvement in the quality of life that dandelion analysts report.Preliminary evidence suggests that these new cybersecurity analysts are doing an outstanding job. Source: hbr.org Share This:

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Blind people defrauded in hack on RNIB website 

“Blind people have been defrauded by cyber criminals after the RNIB website was targeted by hackers, The Daily Telegraph can disclose” writes Callum Adams for telegraph.co.uk. Police have launched an investigation after bank details of customers of the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) were stolen by hackers in a cyber attack.Up to 817 customers of the charity, which sells canes, eye shields and lighting for people with sight loss, may have been affected after the online shop was breached on 16 November.Fifty-five customers have already reported experiencing fraudulent activity…

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SEC Puts The Hammer Down On ICO Scam

“In a press release, the SEC said the fast-moving cryptocurrency scam promised investors a 13-fold profit in under a month” reports pymnts.com. For Lacroix, the SEC also seeks an officer-and-director bar and a bar from offering digital securities against Lacroix and Paradis-Royer, the SEC said in the release.In the complaint, the SEC charged Lacroix, Paradis-Royer and PlexCorps with violating anti-fraud provisions, and Lacroix and PlexCorps with violating the registration provision of the U.S. federal securities laws. Source: pymnts.com Share This:

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SEC files its first action against dubious ‘initial coin offering’

“The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has finally acted against dubious initial coin offerings by taking legal action against a company that raised $15 million from investors in August” writes Kyt Dotson for siliconangle.com. The case is notable because it’s the first time the SEC has taken action against an ICO since it announced in July that they are subject to securities laws.Lacroix, business partner Sabrina Paradis-Royer and PlexCorps are alleged to have violated the registration provision of the U.S. federal securities laws. Source: siliconangle.com Share This:

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Why UK’s cyber defences must improve

“Only this way can the best cybersecurity talent with GCHQ focus on the adversaries that will keep our critical national infrastructure and services safe and secure” writes Deputy Chairman Of for huffingtonpost.co.uk. Candidly showing a map highlighting China, North Korea and Iran, Martin highlighted the significant and complex challenges that our nation’s best cyber experts need to be applied to.The UK needs its best cybersecurity talent to be facing the great cybersecurity challenges of our time.And, as Martin pointed out, “no one is asking a small business to take on…

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SEC’s Cyber Unit files first charges against digital coin scam

“This first Cyber Unit case hits all of the characteristics of a full-fledged cyber scam and is exactly the kind of misconduct the unit will be pursuing,” said Robert Cohen, chief of the Cyber Unit, according to the release” reports thehill.com. Though these are the first charges leveled by the Cyber Unit, the SEC has been taking steps to stop ICO scams.Ethereum, the second most valuable digital currency in terms of market capitalization, is currently trading near its all-time high of more than $460.The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new Cyber…

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SEC Blasts Canadian Cryptocurrency Startup As ‘Full-Fledged Cyber Scam’

“During the ICO fundraising round, which began in August, the SEC states that thousands of investors traded $15 million USD worth of cryptocurrency for PlexCoin tokens” reports vice.com. PlexCoin, a Canadian digital token startup, is flatly “a scam,” according to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Source: vice.com Share This:

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You can still get Cyber Monday pricing on this bundle of Mac apps

“You can still get Cyber Monday pricing on this impressive bundle of must-have Mac apps, including Path Finder 7 and Photolemur” writes Mashable Deals for mashable.com. Here are some of the apps included: Are you accustomed to not being able to find the file you’re looking for on your Mac?. If you’re thinking, “but aren’t apps supposed to be free?” then you’ve most likely never used an awesome app like the ones included here. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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SEC steps in to halt initial coin offering

“The Securities and Exchange Commission says its new cyber unit, created in September, has taken its first action, obtaining an emergency asset freeze on an alleged initial coin offering fraud” writes D C for marketwatch.com. The SEC filed charges against a recidivist Quebec securities law violator, Dominic Lacroix, his company, PlexCorps, and his partner, Sabrina Paradis-Royer.The Commission alleges that Lacroix and PlexCorps marketed and sold securities called PlexCoin on the internet to investors in the U.S. and elsewhere, claiming that investments in PlexCoin would yield a 1,354% profit in less…

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China’s Xi says country will not close door to global internet

“Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday the country will not close its door to the global internet, but that cyber sovereignty is key in its vision of internet development” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. China has advocated strongly for a larger role in global internet governance under Xi.In June, China introduced a new national cybersecurity law that requires foreign firms to store data locally and submit to data surveillance measures.”The development of China’s cyberspace is entering a fast lane…China’s doors will only become more and more open,” said Xi…

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