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Tracking and Cracking Phones.

The upsurge in technology is making it harder for hackers to penetrate either our desktop computers or our pocket computers (our smart phones). Most of the time, we view this as a big 'thumbs up' for cyber security, as it means that the data we try to keep private and reserved for our own use, isn’t in the hands of anyone who would want to control us, be that the criminals, the government or anyone else.

Crypto Mines

There is a new style of cyberwarfare to be afraid of, and no, it's not smart devices. We all know by this point that your grandmother's smart heart device can be hacked. There's nothing to be done. 

We are actually talking about something different. 

​Top 5 Cyber Security Tips To Keep Hackers Away

Maintaining your cyber security is difficult, yet crucial in this day-and-age. A hacker can easily access your private pictures, videos or any content you did not wish to share with strangers. They can then use that content for multiple purposes. If the hackers find these videos to be intimate, they might blackmail you and demand a hefty ransom.

Israeli cybersecurity firms raised record $814.5 million in 2017

In 2017 international investors participated in more funding deals of Israeli cybersecurity firms than did Israeli investors. This is “further proof of the growing recognition of Israel as a global leader in cybersecurity,” the report said. At the same time, there was slightly less activity of Israel-based investors, including angels.

Silicon Valley cybersecurity firm acquires Pittsburgh's Wombat for $225M

Wombat Security emerged in June 2008 as a spinoff of Carnegie Mellon University. Three faculty members at the School of Computer Science created the startup to address the human element of phishing, ultimately building training solutions for cybersecurity.

“Because threat actors target employees as the weakest link, companies need to continuously train employees and arm them with real-time threat data,”
Gary Steele, Proofpoint CEO, said in a release.

Munich Security Conference: Cybersecurity takes centre stage

Cyber dangers were at the forefront of policymakers' minds as they attended this year's Munich Security Conference.

News that broke on the eve of the conference, which wrapped up on Sunday, set the tone. US and British officials revealed Russia was behind the NotPetya ransomware attack, with the FBI later indicting 13 Russians and identifying three Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 US election.