Kanazawa University research: Genetic engineering mechanism visualized

Source: Kanazawa University (JAPAN), Organization of Frontier Science Innovation
For immediate release: 10 November 2017
Subject line: Kanazawa University research: Genetic engineering mechanism visualized
(Kanazawa, 10 November 2017) Researchers at Kanazawa University and the University of Tokyo report in Nature Communications the visualization of the dynamics of ‘molecular scissors’ — the main mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic-engineering technique.

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Fancy Bears use Microsoft vulnerability to play on US terrorism fears

It’s being reported today that Fancy Bears hacking group have changed the tactics of a phishing campaign which uses a Microsoft exploit to install malware to focus on the US instead of Europe. They have done this by encouraging users to click on ‘US-centric’ topics exploiting fears around the recent terrorist attack in New York.

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Huge concerns towards IoT security by Security Professionals

It has been revealed that security and LoB leaders are experiencing high levels of anxiety due to IoT/OT security concerns. The majority of organizations (82%) struggle to identify all of their network-connected devices, and when asked who is primarily responsible for securing IoT, IT and LoB leaders did not have a clear answer or delineation of ownership. According to the Forrester Consulting survey, results collected from over 600 global enterprise businesses, 77 percent of companies agree that the increased usage of connected devices creates significant security challenges.

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University of East Anglia leaks confidential health details to hundreds of students in mass

News broke today that the University of East Anglia in Norwich accidentally leaked an employee’s confidential and sensitive health information in a mass email sent to hundreds of postgraduate research students. The email was sent on Sunday (5 November) afternoon to about 300 students in the social science faculty which included the personal health information of a member of staff.

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