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People / Jane Simpson joins Dover Harbour Board

By on May 25, 2021

first_img Infrastructure development expert Jane Simpson (pictured above) has been appointed to the Dover Harbour Board, the body that runs the port of Dover.Ms Simpson was most recently head of capital delivery for Severn Trent Water and previously worked for Network Rail, where she was chief engineer.Dover Harbour Board chairman Richard Everitt said: “I am delighted to welcome Jane Simpson to the board. With her background in infrastructure and engineering, alongside extensive experience in large capital programme delivery and asset management, Jane brings a strong skill set that will enhance the board’s governance during a period of major and ongoing investment.”The port of Dover has a £250m investment plan under way in new infrastructure to support its cruise and cargo businesses, as well as developing a 30-year master plan to deliver the “ferry port of the future”. By Gavin van Marle 09/10/2019 “I am excited to join the board of the port of Dover at such a critical time. I have been greatly impressed with the commitment and vision to deliver an exemplary port for their customers and community, and I look forward to supporting their journey as the port embarks on the next phase of its development,” she said.She has been included in The Daily Telegraph’s Top 50 Women in Engineering list and The Financial Times’ 100 Women to Watch.last_img read more

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Freshman Lauren Barnes helps Gophers’ youth movement with defense

By on December 17, 2020

first_imgSenior middle blocker Molly Lohman said she felt the significant amount of playing time has not phased the freshman.“I think she has embraced it really well,” Lohman said. “I think with her competitive edge it makes it so she is ready for anything.”Barnes slams her hands on the floor during matches to help motivate her teammates, showing her competitive edge.With one redshirt freshman and three freshmen starters, the future for the Gophers volleyball team appears bright.“I think that just having such a huge freshman class, and just being able to take them in and show them what it is all about is super exciting, so that they can continue that tradition on,” Lohman said.Barnes said she approves of how this year’s team has played.“We have a very good team right now,” Barnes said. “We’re jelling well together, so I am excited to see what more we can do.” With several other players her age on the team, Barnes remains hopeful for the future.“As for our class, we gel together very well and have a lot of talent, I’m excited to see what we can put together,” Barnes said.Jack White contributed to this report. Freshman Lauren Barnes helps Gophers’ youth movement with defenseThe defensive specialist ranks fourth on the team in digs with 109. Henry HughesOctober 5, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWhile freshman Stephanie Samedy has dazzled many with her kill totals this season, another freshman starter has shined on defense.Defensive specialist Lauren Barnes enters the second week of Big Ten play fourth on her team in both digs with 109, and aces with seven.“[Barnes] is doing a heck of a job,” said head coach Hugh McCutcheon. “Her defense and her passing has helped us a ton.”Barnes comes from Naperville, Illinois, where she was team captain of her Benet Academy volleyball team.“I did not come [to Minnesota] expecting anything,” Barnes said. “I knew that there was definitely a possibility [to start]. If I worked hard enough, then I could possibly see some playing time.”Off the court, academics played a major role in Barnes choosing to attend the University of Minnesota. In high school, Barnes was on the honor roll in every semester she attended. The freshman said she chose Minnesota partially for the Carlson School of Management.In terms of transitioning into the university, Barnes seems pleased so far.“It’s been going great, I love it,” Barnes said. “The girls are all so welcoming, they help me on the court and off the court.”Barnes said that time management and staying on top of everything have been the biggest challenges for her during the adjustment to becoming a student athlete.“Being able to get all of my schoolwork done before I travel,” Barnes said. “Or talking with teachers and having makeup quizzes or taking them ahead of time [have been difficult].”Barnes has started in all 15 matches for Minnesota this season as its defensive specialist. In a matchup against Michigan earlier this year, she tallied 12 digs along with a service ace to power the Gophers to a four-set victory.last_img read more

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‘God’s Left’ Yamanaka looking forward to rematch against Moreno

By on September 22, 2020

first_imgYamanaka said he expected to fight overseas, which didn’t happen this time, but that his motivation was high for the return match against Moreno.“After I completed my 10th consecutive title defense in March, I was hoping for an unification match or a big match overseas,” Yamanaka said at a Tokyo news conference. “But to keep my motivation, my president (Akihiko Honda of the Teiken Gym) set up the fight against Moreno, for which I’m thankful.”Moreno, 31, captured the WBA bantamweight belt in 2008 and defended it 12 times. The southpaw is known as the Chemito — the Phantom — for his phenomenal defensive skills. Yamanaka said he had a hard time landing his blows on Moreno in their last fight.Yamanaka admitted that Moreno had been the toughest boxer he’s squared off against in his career “without a doubt,” but wants to prove he’s a better fighter in a clear-cut way this time.“I wasn’t able to handle the distance as well as against my other opponents,” Yamanaka said of the last bout against Moreno. “But I know what kind of space he takes, and I can adjust this time.”Yamanaka said he’s not a big fan of rematches in general, but doesn’t feel that way ahead of this one against Moreno. He predicts that the two champions will have an entirely different match come September.“Both of us know what kind of blows we have, the sense of distances between us and things like that,” said Yamanaka, who would be in sole possession of third place on the all-time list for consecutive title defenses by a Japanese fighter behind Yoko Gushiken (13) and Takashi Uchiyama (11) with another victory over Moreno. “I have a lot of things I’ve got to reflect on from our last fight, but I feel like I’ve got more things that I learned from it.”Everyone knows that Yamanaka’s got a heavy, jaw-breaking left, which is dubbed “God’s Left.” Yet he thinks that he’s also developed his right recently and that it will help land his left more effectively.Yamanaka still anticipates a difficult, close contest against Moreno, who ranks No. 1 in the WBC bantam division with a 36-4-1 record.“I want to win in a better way,” he said. “We’re going to work on our plans to do so. But if I get myself prepared properly, I have the confidence to win.”Yamanaka posted a win over Liborio Solis in March and improved his undefeated pro record to a 25-0 (two draws, 17 KOs).Meanwhile, Hasegawa, who used to hold the WBC bantam belt that Yamanaka currently possesses, will be trying to be a world champion “for one last time.”The 35-year-old failed to defend his bantamweight title against Fernando Montiel in April, 2010, after defending it 10 straight times. He lost to champion Kiko Martinez in an IBF super bantamweight title match in April, 2014.“It’s been almost two years since my last title fight, and I’ve practiced hard every day, waiting for (September, not having any other fight before) this year,” Hasegawa said. “Now I shall only focus on my training. I’ve had so many fights in my career and I don’t have to say a lot any more. I consider this my last challenge, and I’ll train as hard as possible so I won’t have any regrets.”If Hasegawa takes the belt from Ruiz, who was a former WBC featherweight champion as well, he will be the fourth Japanese boxer to win world titles in three different divisions, joining Kazuto Ioka, Koki Kameda and Akira Yaegashi.But Hasegawa, the fourth-ranked boxer in the WBC super bantamweight class, showed no interest in the feat, saying, “It’s way more important to become a champion once again.”Ruiz, a 29-year-old Mexican, has been 36-3 with 32 KO in his career. He earned the belt with a first-round technical knockout victory over Julio Ceja in February and this will be his first title defense fight. RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka will take on Anselmo Moreno in a rematch, while former double champion Hozumi Hasegawa will attempt to recapture a world title against Hugo Ruiz in a WBC super bantamweight bout on September 16, at Edion Arena Osaka, the organizers announced on Wednesday.Yamanaka, 33, will look to defend his belt for the 11th time, but will face a tough challenge against the former WBA bantamweight champion, who arguably gave the Japanese star the toughest challenge of his title reign. Yamanaka edged the Panamanian in a split decision to retain his belt for the ninth straight time in Tokyo in last September. WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka, seen during a training session in 2015, will try to successfully defend his belt for the 11th consecutive time when he faces Anselmo Moreno in a rematch in September. | KAZ NAGATSUKA KEYWORDS WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (right) and Hozumi Hasegawa, a former world champion in two weight classes, pose for photos at a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. | KAZ NAGATSUKA Shinsuke Yamanaka, Hozumi Hasegawa, Anselmo Moreno, Hugo Ruiz IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Delta 747s operate final charter flights.

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgOne of Delta’s 747-400s earlier this month. Photo: Delta Air Lines. The last Boeing 747 passenger jets operated by a US airline are doing the rounds on Delta Air Lines sports charter flights before heading off to be parked in the desert on January 3.The handful of NFL charters to airports such as Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles and New Orleans signal an end of an era for US airlines, although the plane lauded as the “Queen of the Skies” will fly on in other parts of the world.After operating its last scheduled 747 flight between Korea and the US, Delta hosted an “All Hail The Queen” farewell tour for employees and select frequent fliers before Christmas.The tour included manufacturer Boeing’s Paine Field as well as Atlanta and Los Angeles before ending in the former Northwest Airlines hub of Minneapolis-St Paul.It ended in style with an officially-sanctioned “missed approach” by a Boeing 747-400 after circling the twin cities at low -altitude.But the airline says planespotters and other enthusiasts will still have a chance to see a Delta 747-400 through January 2 as four of the big jets visit several airports on charter duties.RED: World’s Best Airlines for 2018Remaining destinations are available on @DeltaNewsHub on Twitter and after that, Delta notes, the big planes will disappear from the skies.“It’s only fitting that the Queen of Skies finishes her career with Delta carrying teams on to victory, said Bill Wernecke, Delta’s managing director, charter sales and operations. “The 747 has been an excellent ambassador to our military, sports teams, and corporate customers, and it has been an honor for our employees that flew, served, loaded, maintained and sold flights on this aircraft.”The 747 was the first widebody to sell 1500 units and was instrumental in making air travel more affordable for millions of travelers by allowing airlines to fly more people for less cost.But giving life to the plane that changed the world was a challenge that brought Boeing, the world’s biggest aerospace company, the then-biggest engine maker Pratt &Whitney and the legendary Pan American World Airways to their knees.Boeing was immersed in an attempt to build an ill-fated supersonic transport, dubbed the Boeing 2707, and the 747 was considered an interim solution that might carry passengers for five to 10 years until supersonic transports took over.It was the combined dream of Pan Am founder Bill Trippe and Boeing chief Bill Allen that brought the plane to fruition.Read about Joe Sutter, the father of the 747.Boeing announced plans to build a 490-seat plane in April 1966, at a new plant in Everett, Washington.The first Boeing 747-100, City of Everett, rolled out of the plant on September 30, 1968, and made its first flight the following February.Pan Am operated the first commercial flight from New York to London on January 21, 1970, and Continental Airlines put it on domestic routes in June that year.In following years, B747s would break records, carry space shuttles and transport US presidents.Delta received its first 747 in 1970 and like many airlines of the day introduced luxury on-board lounges, including a six-seat space known as the Penthouse which came with its own dedicated flight attendant.The 747 was also the first of the carrier’s aircraft with overhead bins for carry-on bags instead of open racks.The airline would retire the last of its 747 fleet in 1977 and would not operate them again until it acquired a new fleet of 747s from its merger with Northwest Airlines in 2008. The merger would give Delta 16 747-400s, two 747-200s and 747-200 freighters.Northwest had been the first airline to operate the Boeing 747-400 in 1989 and the enhanced version of the 747 would go on to be the biggest selling variant of the Queen of Skies. It included a two-crew glass cockpit, improved engines, optional additional fuel storage and a more efficient airframe.Its reign has been ended by the emergence of fuel-efficient twin-engine planes with which it could no longer compete.In Delta’s case, the 747s are being replaced by Airbus A350s. However, Boeing’s 787 and 777 aircraft have also done as much to hasten the demise of the plane.The US manufacturer has continued to produce a new, more fuel-efficient iteration of the 747, the 747-8, in both passenger and freighter versions.But it last year hinted it may end production if it failed to receive more orders for the program.last_img read more

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Extroverts Guide to #SHRM15 !!

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first_imgThe SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition starts in one week in Las Vegas !! This venue seems to scream “extrovert” with all of it’s bright lights, shows and casinos. With over 15,000 people, expected the Conference can be overwhelming for everyone.We don’t write about extroverts much because we assume they’re going to fill the space with their outward thoughts anyway !! I have to be honest, most of my friends are not extroverts. I assumed because they were active socially, they’d be extroverted. I am, so why wouldn’t they be? (1st fault of the extrovert . . . )Being introverted or extroverted is neither right nor wrong. It just is who we are and how we’re wired. So, I wanted to put some hints and advice that will fill up the extrovert’s need for constant communication and interaction so that you can fully enjoy SHRM15 !!Pick Sessions that STRETCH you !!There are so many great sessions at this year’s Conference. Don’t fall into the trap of going to ones that reflect your day-to-day role. Stretch yourself and feed your inner desire to see what HR could look like and may look like in the future. Get on the edge of what we do and claw out of the trenches for a week. These sessions will challenge the way you think and you’ll love it.Make connections that matter !!Extroverts have to talk. They can’t help but express themselves. Use that fact to meet the folks who are at the event. We are all in HR together and instead of trying to continue to go it alone, meet the folks that are milling around you. We’ve lost sight that we’re all in the same profession. The best resource you are looking for could be right next to you. So, when you talk to strangers, because you will, connect with them so that you can be resources for each other long after the conference concludes. To put this in HR math – if you connect with 10 people and each of those folks are connected to 10 people, you have just built an incredible network !!Tweet, SnapChat, Post, Blog, etc. !!Face it, you’re already social. It’s part of your inherent nature. Social Media use by HR pros jumps through the roof during SHRM15 and that’s awesome. The challenge is that you carry it forward and remain social. Remember, social media is just another way to communicate and connect. Tweet during sessions using the speaker’s Twitter handle and the hashtag #SHRM15. Post to Instagram with pics from all over the SHRM Store and the Vendor Hall. Show HR people who weren’t able to attend all of the great things going on.As an extrovert, you have a drive that needs to be constantly fed on the social side of your personality. Use the Conference to launch your social side and then keep it going strong with all of your new connections once you head back to your part of the HR universe.Take in EVERYTHING !!I know that the temptations of the Vegas Strip will pull on every attendee, and there will be plenty of time for that. My hope is that you take in the entire vendor hall and talk to people to see what they have to offer and not just make the dash for swag. Sit up front in the keynotes and the concurrent sessions to grow and develop.Extroverts are great at “conferencing” which means that you are eager to see the 7:00am sessions and then you are on the go through the wee hours of the night. Don’t miss a thing. You’ll be glad you did !!Finally, don’t just hang with your own kind. There will be people from all over the world at the Conference. Don’t just stay with those from your own state or country. Release your inner extrovert and meet folks from everywhere !!When you meet our introvert counterparts, greet them, give them a second and then hug away !! (if they’re cool with it). Have fun !! The SHRM Annual Conference is always a great event. This is where you can flourish and be your extroverted self !!I will make sure to find you – count on it !!last_img read more

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Today’s Top LP Jobs

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgRegional Manager, Security & LP, FedEx Office, (OH) The Regional Manager Security & Loss Prevention is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, validation and management of corporate security and physical security programs and initiatives within their assigned region, which encompass multiple state areas and 150+ operating locations. The position conducts and documents investigations, audits and surveillance operations to protect company personnel, brand, customers, shareholders, business operations, assets and prevention of losses resulting from fraudulent activity or behavior… Learn moree-Commerce Fraud Specialist, Rent-A-Center, (TX) Assist the asset protection department in protecting people, product and profit throughout the organization. Monitor implemented fraud strategies, review and conduct remote e­ commerce investigations. Provide on-going support for other asset protection initiatives as assigned… Learn more[text_ad use_post=’2385′]- Sponsor – Area Asset Protection Leader, Big Lots, (OH) Manages asset protection and Safety program activities designed to increase overall store profitability, reduce shrink and provide support to establish and maintain a safe and secure environment within stores in an assigned market… Learn moreMulti-Unit Asset Protection Manager, Sears, (CA) Non Negotiable(s)/Critical Success Factors: Owns shrink and safety results for assigned area(s) and supports the loss prevention five play strategy. Manages the training, detection, investigation and successful resolution of all internal high dollar and sensitive investigations within assigned store. Ensures all training in the detection and detention of shoplifters including certification has been completed in assigned store… Learn more Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Humanity Is the Heart of the IT Revolution

By on December 9, 2019

first_imgThe CIO of today can no longer focus on just technology.Our world is shaping itself more and more around tech every single day. The enterprise has been feeling the tug of consumerization, the strain of mobility, the continuous development of the Internet of Things for years now, and CIOs are tackling problems greater than ever before. Users are demanding more convenience in spite of the rise of corresponding threats, as is the rest of the C-suite. So while an IT decision maker was once well-versed in technology and removed from the business, that’s no longer the case. Since tech is now a tremendous business driver, IT is more about the human needs shaping tech-oriented business decisions. Enterprises hiring new CIOs are looking for resume experience that reflects soft skills and business acumen. Leaders bearing a cross-disciplinary background are of greater value to both business and customer, and IT decision makers are starting to take notice.Communication BreakdownErika Van Noort, director of consulting at Softchoice, recently told CIO.com, “Our theory is that within leadership roles, folks have to understand the entire business so they can better serve customers — both external and the internal customers, users, that IT supports. Our external clients are facing skills shortages not with technology and certifications, but with business skills and seeing the larger business strategy.”As the innovation engine continues to toss new disruptors into the enterprise, a CIO has to be able to make a business case for the changes happening. Social, mobile, analytics, and cloud will continue to mold and shape the way tech fuses with business, and an IT decision maker is tasked with catering to the customer while still satisfying the business.  So it’s necessary to learn how to communicate with and understand the needs of each business unit that relies on tech.Listen to and Learn From Your UsersHere at Intel, we’ve designed The Way We Work program, which aims to provide workstations better catered to the needs of employees. Our reasoning was to acknowledge that we, as humans, work better when in a happy environment. Unhappy work conditions can often give way to counter productivity. Improvements have ranged from digital whiteboards in meeting rooms to communal workspaces to wireless video conferencing equipment. And one day, digital voice transcription and location-based sensors that allow users to find coworkers. Although it was a costly initial investment, the return seen through greater employee productivity has been undeniable.The ideal is to let your users guide your strategy. IT is all about customer service, and our customers have changed. So put on your listening ears, strap on your CEO hat, and be ready to learn.To continue this conversation, please follow us at @IntelITCenter or use #ITCenter.last_img read more

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Fighting Back Against Ransomware

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first_imgBest Practices to Protect from RansomwareThe following recommendations represent the basic controls which provide a good measure of protection against ransomware. However, as the threats constantly evolve, so must the defenses we present. Industry recommendations will change over time, evolving to align with the threats. Ransomware attacks are a highly visible problem and growing global threat to businesses, governments, and consumers. The problem is not going away. Security and technology vendors are working to find ways to undermine this new tactic by cyber criminals, but it is difficult. Businesses and consumers should proactively take steps to minimize the risks and impacts. Those who don’t are likely to feel the sting of future ransomware attacks.Interested in more? Follow me on Twitter (@Matt_Rosenquist) and LinkedIn to hear insights and what is going on in cybersecurity. Industry ForecastRansomware, as a type of cyber attack, has risen dramatically over the past couple of years. The Intel Security McAfee Labs Threats Report March 2016 shows over 6 million unique samples of ransomware in the wild. Industry experts believe ransomware will remain a major and rapidly growing threat in 2016 and beyond. The financially motivated threat-agents are relishing in their great triumphs with this approach and significant sums of money are being made. Research by the Cyber Threat Alliance showed one variant in 2015, CryptoWall3, caused an estimated $325 million in damages. Success is reinforcing the incentives and fueling technical advancements, attracting more attackers, strengthening the support infrastructures, and enhancing targeting techniques.Cybercriminals, large and small, are fully embracing ransomware. Attackers canvas broad audiences with indirect campaigns, indiscriminately seeking easy targets of opportunity. Floods of phishing emails, malicious ads which lead to infected sites, and Trojans embedded in applications will happily infect the unsuspecting. A wide range of common file types are encrypted and a relatively low ransom is set to make the option of paying more attractive. Separately, some threat agents apply direct targeting techniques which single out specific victims. They may do more customized and elaborate phishing campaigns, waterhole attacks, or directly exploit system vulnerabilities to compromise individual hosts. Attackers can target victims through the use of exploit kits, such as Angler, Magnitude and Nuclear, to deliver ransomware payloads like CryptXXX and Locky. This allows ransomware to run, target files most valued by that particular victim, and establish a higher ransom equitable to the situation.Technically, the encryption algorithms and implementation techniques have become stronger. Early variants were easily undermined by security professionals due to poor implementations, but nowadays most ransomware code is at a level which cannot be broken by anti-cryptographic methods or by identifying weaknesses in key management. Ransomware developers are also bundling their code with more features and capabilities. Advanced malware can look to see if it is in a security sandbox, establish secure connections back to command and control infrastructures, use unique Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) key pairs for each victim, combine multiple infection techniques, establish backdoors for later use, and destroy the system if attempts are made to evict the code. Attackers are creative and will maximize every opportunity. For example, the Petya ransomware was recently updated to include Mischa code. Petya attempts to encrypt the MBR but if it fails, then it reverts to using Mischa as a file encrypting scheme. Threats also mix ransomware with botnets to amplify the reach to victims. The Dridex botnet is well known to spread Locky and Cerber ransomware.For the foreseeable future, ransomware will remain a major and rapidly growing threat, fueled by anonymizing networks and payment methods. The business models and infrastructure underpinning ransomware are becoming stronger. Most of these attacks continue to use the bitcoin cryptocurrency to anonymously transfer funds from victims to the criminals. Popular anonymous networks, such as The Onion Router (TOR), are used to mask the location and owners of command and control servers. With so much money at stake, attackers realize they are getting a lot of attention from law enforcement agencies, and they work very hard at remaining in the shadows. Other advances include less-than-scrupulous developers who offer the software and hosting services to upstart criminals seeking to enter into the ransomware arena. Ransomware-as-a-Service is now a real business opportunity. Anyone can purchase or rent such a service and the infrastructure host will handle all the back-end procedures in return for a slice of the profits. This allows for specialization and the recruitment of less technical fraudsters to join in the activities.At its core, ransomware is about extorting money. Criminals tend to go where money can be made and cybercrime is no exception. Although targeting everyday consumers who blunder into their traps will continue, the more sophisticated threats are targeting industries which must maintain access to crucial data and are willing to pay larger sums. So far in 2016, the healthcare sector is one of several which has been aggressively targeted. Medical facilities need access to systems, care devices, and most importantly patient records. Several hospitals have been specifically targeted with ransomware causing a disruption to services. Transportation, financial, and legal sectors are other fields which share the same profile and are being pursued as well. New technology will also be victimized. As consumers and businesses rely on new devices and services, it creates an opportunity for this type of extortion. Imagine getting into your smart car to drive home and seeing a ransomware screen appear. With vehicle operations blocked, you are now effectively stranded. How many people would pay a small ‘fee’ to get their car started? Ransomware is a specific type of attack which involves malware that encrypts files and extorts money from victims. It is quickly becoming a favorite among cybercriminals because it is easy to develop, simple to execute, and does a very good job at compelling users to pay in order to regain access to their precious files or systems. Almost anyone and every business is a potential victim. More importantly, to the delight of extortionists, people are paying.Ransomware can manifest in several ways. In its most benign form, it can lock an Internet browsing session with intimidating warnings of government surveillance and demands of immediate payment. These rely on fear tactics and deny the user the ability to easily navigate away from the warning page, thus appearing their system is locked. The problem can be solved by simply closing the browser application and restarting. This is how many of the original ransomware schemes began but did not result in much financial gain for criminals.The use of encryption by attackers, to lock selected user files, is now the most common approach. Attackers either compromise the system via exploitation or simply by social-engineering the user into launching malicious software. Either way, once running on the target system, malware then seeks out specific file types and encrypts them with a public PKI key. The user is then notified that their precious files are encrypted and they must pay in order to receive the associated private key for the unlock process to work. Users are directed to send cryptocurrency to anonymous accounts. This practice has proven very successful as the encryption strength is exceptionally strong and the targeted files are meaningful to victims.The third type of ransomware also leverages encryption, but targets the core operating system (OS) files, effectively holding the entire boot sequence hostage. This is done by encrypting the Master Boot Record (MBR) and deleting shadow copies (a feature in Windows) and other system recovery capabilities.Overall, ransomware is a relatively new method of attack which traditional security controls are not mature in defeating. Attack methods include phishing, maliciously configured websites and online ads, Trojans embedded in downloads, device compromise, and poisoned email attachments. It represents a shift in tactics from more traditional data breach exfiltration and website Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. Ransomware undermines the integrity of specific files and systems, bringing them under the control of the adversary, rather than jeopardize the confidentiality or general availability of environments. This change is troublesome for the current generation of security tools and practices, which are struggling to adapt to the new paradigm. Security Industry Advice to Fight RansomwareRansomware is very challenging and technical solutions must support the security priorities, end-user needs, and intertwined processes which provide protection. No one solution or practice can solve the problem. The development of tactics and tools by the criminals is extremely fast to target and victimize users. The ransomware development community is very agile in countering defenses introduced by security vendors. It is a highly dynamic situation where attackers are rushing and maneuvering to maximize financial returns. They will look for easy victims, targets with value, and even work to exploit new technologies in order to keep the money flowing in their direction.The best situation is to prevent ransomware before it can arrive on your system or block an attacker’s compromising attempts to gain access. The next best opportunity is to detect the malware and rapidly evict it before it can do damage. Downloading malware happens before it is launched, which provides a narrow window of opportunity to contain the threat, if it can be detected in time. However, detection is an area where adaptive attackers are successful at creating problems for security. Whether it is detecting an intruder to your network or trying to verify a file is malicious, it is a difficult endeavor.After that, the situation gets grim quickly. Limited options exist when responding to ransomware after it has compromised the integrity of files. Most ransomware infections encrypt files in a way not recoverable without the private key, being held by the extortionist. Even if the victim pays the ransom, there is no guarantee they will get their files back, as they are dealing with less than trustworthy parties.Recovery from ransomware is always painful, can be expensive, and is time-consuming. If backups are available, then the best option is to remove the infected media and start fresh. Reuse of infected drives is not recommended for any severe malware infection as it is near impossible to know if everything is safe. It is better for everyone, especially businesses, to start with a new drive, a fresh OS install, and restore uninfected data files. For consumers, this may not be reasonable due to cost or technical challenges, resulting in a decision to attempt the cleaning and reuse of the infected drive.Many choose to simply do without the encrypted files. They may not have been that important, could be recreated, or the victim just chose to suffer and learn from the experience. Paying the ransom is not recommended by security professionals. Regardless of cooperation with the extortionists, in the end, there is a risk the files may never be decrypted. What is certain, is the victim will be recognized as someone who is willing to pay. That makes them a preferred target in the future.last_img read more

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10 months agoNew Santos coach Sampaoli urges Rodrygo to delay Real Madrid move

By on October 28, 2019

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say New Santos coach Sampaoli urges Rodrygo to delay Real Madrid moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Santos coach Jorge Sampaoli has urged Rodrygo Goes to delay his move to Real Madrid.Rodrygo is due to join Real next summer when he turns 18.But Sampaoli said: “I think that Rodrygo, for the good of his career, should consolidate a couple more years here, it would be better for him – and for me too – but that is not something I can decide.”Some boys go very quickly to Europe and they can’t find the quality they need day to day. “It would be good if they arrived (more ready).” last_img read more

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a month agoFosun International keen to sell stake in Wolves

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first_imgFosun International keen to sell stake in Wolvesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFosun International are seeking fresh investment in WolvesBirminghamLive reports the Chinese conglomerate took control of Wolves three years ago after buying out Steve Morgan and the club’s ascent towards the upper echelons of English football under their ownership has been rapid.Since appointing Nuno Espirito Santo as head coach in 2017 Fosun have bankrolled transfer deals totalling in excess of £180million, including the £32.6million club-record acquisition of Mexican forward Raul Jimenez from Benfica.Owner Guo Guangchang is believed to be willing to give up a stake in the club whilst retaining overall control.It’s being reported elsewhere that Fosun value Wolves at £350million and are open to negotiating the sale of a 20 percent stake with potential investors. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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