Cyberterrorism is a real threat that can not be ignored. Any and all devices containing sensitive information are at risk. Guilford County understands the seriousness of this threat and partners with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) to ensure our domains are monitored using a multi-faceted approach to identify signs of malicious activity. These approaches utilize data from a variety of sources, including Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and numerous other federal, state and local agencies. As these cyber threats increase in severity, frequency and sophistication Guilford County Information Services strives to prevent and respond to any and all incidents that threaten to compromise our cyber security, and is dedicated to protecting our network and the data we store.
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In the Media
- World Cup: US Spy Warns Russians Will Hack Phones, Computers
A top US intelligence official warned football fans traveling to Russia for the World Cup that their phones and computers could be hacked by Moscow's cyber spies. William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said that in Russia, even people who believe they are ...
- Apple Steps Up Encryption to Thwart Police Cracking of iPhones
Apple said Wednesday it was strengthening encryption on its iPhones to thwart police efforts to unlock handsets without legitimate authorization. The move by Apple, the latest in an ongoing clash with law enforcement, comes amid reports of growing use of a tool known as GrayKey which can enable...
- 5.9 Million Card Details Accessed in Dixons Carphone Hack
Dixons Carphone, a household name in the UK, announced (PDF) today that it is investigating "unauthorised access to certain data held by the company." It describes this access as "an attempt to compromise 5.9 million cards in one of the processing systems of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores,...