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Airport takes down free WiFi, scales down website in wake of cyberattack on Atlanta computers

ATLANTA – In the wake of a cyberattack on city of Atlanta computers, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has taken precautions to ensure computers at the world's busiest air terminal remain unaffected.

According to airport spokesman Reese McCranie, the airport has taken down its free public WiFi and also removed some of its website’s functionality that lists flight information and wait times.

In a story first reported by 11Alive, city of Atlanta computers have been cyber attacked by ransomware that has encrypted some personal and financial data.

Inability to audit U.S. elections a 'national security concern': Homeland chief

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was prioritizing election cyber security above all other critical infrastructure it protects, such as the financial, energy and communications systems, the agency’s chief, Kirstjen Nielsen, told the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The hearing to examine the Trump administration’s efforts to improve election security came following U.S. intelligence officials’ repeated warnings that Russia will attempt to meddle in the 2018 contests after doing so during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Cyber security-Penetration Testing

Cybersecurity deals with security of the application, information, and systems. It also includes operational security, disaster recovery and education of the end user. Constantly changing nature of security risk have made Cybersecurity challenging. In the current environment, the threat is advancing quickly, and the emergence of technology have made the cyber security approaches insufficient. The global cyber security market is growing on a continuous basis mentioned in Forbes. In 2015 it reached $75 billion, and it is expected to hit $170 billion in 2020.

The Truth Behind Social Engineering 1/3

My name is Karin Zalcberg and I am the Founder and CEO of CyberHub USA and today I want to write about a topic that is worldwide, breakthrough and painful – that is, “social engineering”.  This is the first edition in my 4-part Social engineering blog special. You will want to tune in for each of these.

First, allow me to define what social engineering is.