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Google Vulnerability Research Grant – $3,133.70 Reward

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Google has launched the Vulnerability Research Grant which is an experimental initiative to reward information security researchers that look into their products and services even if there are no vulnerabilities found. These IT researchers (sometimes known as white-hat hackers) will be provided upfront awards as high as 3,133.70 USD.

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Tips to Prevent Cyber-Security Breaches

Tips to Prevent Cyber-Security Breaches

It’s just the start of a new year and already three companies have been reported to have suffered Security breaches – restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A, bit-coin exchange Bitstamp, and investment firm Morgan Stanley.

Aside from the widely publicized Sony Hack reported late last year 2014, new headlines have been added to the list of cybersecurity victims.

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Retail Companies: 5 Tips to Strengthen Your Network Security

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Physical stores have become victims of customer credit and debit card breach. In the last year, there were about 20 retailers compromised by a major security threat, this is according to a study by security firm BitSight. In a survey of 300 retailers by the same firm, it was revealed that 58 percent of the companies had worse security performance than in 2013.

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What to Do When Your Data is Compromised

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The U.S. Postal Service was attacked by hackers and about 800,000 employee details were breached. Also, customers who made transactions with U.S.P.S. Customer Care from January 1 to August 16 are likely to have their data exposed. CNN reports that data of 2.9 million postal service customers were compromised and information at risk include names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, dates of employment, addresses, etc.

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