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Fight against online threats and cyber-crime continues.

There is no other way we can put it. This is the Sony Pictures massive hack week. Access any security blog or security news website and it is there. What was stolen, how was it stolen, who are the actors and who might be behind all this.

Our security blog provided this week an important analysis for 2014 with the top security events that marked this year. Take a look to remember the cyber-criminal threats, state-sponsored espionage and major data breaches that occurred in 2014.

Our goal is to bring you the latest security news from the digital world. And this is what we do.

These are the 10 security articles of the week that you should read in order to improve your online security.

Security articles of the week

 

1. The Best Antivirus for 2014

It is that time of the year when Neil Rubenking brings it on: What antivirus product should we use to protect our computers in 2015? Among the best overall antivirus products, we have Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 and Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2015. Read the article and stay safe for another year!

2. How the world’s powers are preparing to defend themselves against cybercrime

State against state wars are changing. To inflict data and financial loss on another state, we only need a computer terminal and a well prepared team of hackers. Ok, maybe we need some state-sponsored team of hackers. How will the soldiers of the future look like?

3. 4 security takeaways from the epic Sony hack

A week passed from Sony’s massive data hacking. Taking a look at it, we suspect North Korea, we have the FBI involved and sending a Flash Alert warning to U.S. companies to be ready for the worst. But, what are the lessons we can learn so that we may prevent such a breach in the future?

4. 7 secrets from the Sony hack: Scripts, salaries, employee romances and more

They call it the “worst corporate hack in history”. But why did this happen? Is it because the sheer amount of information lost or is it because Sony information security was “atrocious”?

5. Consumers Beware: 12 Holiday Shopping Scams

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas time and so many other reasons to buy gifts for our loved ones and for ourselves. In all this shopping spree, we need to stop for a moment and learn about the online scams that also wait for us.

6. Justice Department creates new cybersecurity unit

The title says it all. To protect the citizens’ personal information, financial data and generally the online security, a special cybersecurity unit will be created. The only thing that needs now to be established for the general public is this: Who is this unit watching?

7. Sony Pictures malware tied to Seoul, “Shamoon” cyber-attacks

The “Destover” malware that hit Sony this week strikes a resemblance to the “DarkSeoul” malware that affected South Korean companies and the Shamoon “wiper” that struck Saudi Aramco in 2012, the Kaspersky Labs’ analysis reveals. What does this tell us?

8. 4 Privacy Predictions for 2015

2015 is almost here. But what exactly waits for us the next year? And are we prepared for it? This article mentions 4 privacy predictions for next year. You better be ready!

9. Judge: Give NSA unlimited access to digital data

An influential federal judge declared during a conference on privacy and cybercrime that NSA should be allowed permission to collect digital information without limits in order to protect the United States from various types of threats. But, how much permission should there be allowed? Should we lose our personal privacy rights for an unseen (but possible) threat?

10. The Cost of a Data Breach in 2014: An Industry by Industry Breakdown

We keep hearing about corporate data losses and cyber-criminal threats directed at stealing financial data from large companies. But how much are we actually losing from financial/banking, healthcare, education and retail data breach? Read to find out.

 

We are sure there are other important security news out there. So please let us know, what security news did we miss and should have been included here?

This post was originally published by Aurelian Neagu in December 2014.

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