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How To Get Rid Of Malware on Mac HOW TO GET RID OF MALWARE ON MAC

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May 23, 2018

The modern-day malware is not easy to handle. Because there’s so many of them – adware, spyware, ransomware and more. And they just don’t affect Windows and Linux alone. Mac OS too are vulnerable. So if your using Mac and are of the thought that it won’t get affected, then yo...

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Don’t fall into these hidden GDPR pitfalls DON’T FALL INTO THESE HIDDEN GDPR PITFALLS

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May 22, 2018

With just weeks ahead of us, US companies are still unprepared for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to Melissa – a global contact data quality and identity verification solutions provider. A survey conducted by NAPCO Research and Melissa requested feedback fr...

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10 Tips to Reduce Common Vulnerabilities Exploited by Cybercriminals 10 TIPS TO REDUCE COMMON VULNERABILITIES EXPLOITED BY CYBERCRIMINALS

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May 21, 2018

While it seems that today’s cybercriminals have a myriad of tricks and techniques at the ready to gain access to your network, the reality is that they are typically taking advantage of common vulnerabilities – such as unpatched software or default passwords – time and time again. ...

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The Primary Factors Motivating Insider Threats THE PRIMARY FACTORS MOTIVATING INSIDER THREATS

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May 21, 2018

There was once a time when the risk of an “insider threat” incident was relatively unknown, or simply not considered likely, within an organization. That time has quickly come and gone. With the rise in publicly-disclosed systems breaches and data leaks, along with the steady stream of s...

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How to write a GDPR privacy notice HOW TO WRITE A GDPR PRIVACY NOTICE

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May 21, 2018

If you’re just beginning your EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)compliance journey, it’s unlikely you will be fully compliant by the time the Regulation is enforced on May 25, 2018. An integral part of your GDPR compliance project should be producing appropriate documentation, ...

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What is a Virus Scanner? How do they work and protect your devices WHAT IS A VIRUS SCANNER? HOW DO THEY WORK AND PROTECT YOUR DEVICES

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May 19, 2018

An anti-virus scanner is part and parcel of a free antivirus software, it scans a hard drive to detect malicious software in a computing device. Simply put, the goal-directed nature of a virus scanner software is to review and identify threats from viruses and programs. Anti virus scanner works in a...

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Rootkit: What is Rootkit & it’s types? How to Detect it ROOTKIT: WHAT IS ROOTKIT & IT’S TYPES? HOW TO DETECT IT

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May 18, 2018

In simple language, ‘rootkit’ is basically a software kit used to get to the root of the computer. In other words, a software kit used to gain admin access to the computer and thereby control it. Developed as a legitimate software to provide a ‘backdoor’ to software developer...

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GDPR phishing scams target Apple and Airbnb customers GDPR PHISHING SCAMS TARGET APPLE AND AIRBNB CUSTOMERS

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May 18, 2018

With just days until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is enforced, many organizations are updating their privacy policies and emailing customers to ensure they are aware of the changes. Cyber criminals are taking advantage of this through GDPR-related phishing scams. Apple and Airbnb...

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5 Top-Rated Antivirus Apps For Android 5 TOP-RATED ANTIVIRUS APPS FOR ANDROID

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May 17, 2018

Despite Google’s immense efforts in securing Android; the widely-used operating system remains vulnerable to numerous online threats. The best way to steer clear of the threats is to install the best antivirus app for Android devices. Some of us may feel that there is no need to install a free...

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The Best Anti-Virus Protection of 2018 – Top AV Protection Programs THE BEST ANTI-VIRUS PROTECTION OF 2018 – TOP AV PROTECTION PROGRAMS

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May 16, 2018

Malware creators are nefarious to the point that they make fatal infections to extract your financial related information or keep your PC from working by any methods. What you require for a perfect virus protection is the best antivirus programming on your PC. Because of the fortunate stars, as the ...

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4 Ways to Defend Against Pretexting Scams 4 WAYS TO DEFEND AGAINST PRETEXTING SCAMS

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May 16, 2018

Contrary to belief, insider threats are not always employees looking to steal company data and information with malicious intent. Many instances of data exfiltration at the hands of insiders are the result of simple mistakes, such as responding to a pretexting email. These unintentional insider thre...

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NIST seeks feedback on its updated Risk Management Framework NIST SEEKS FEEDBACK ON ITS UPDATED RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

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May 16, 2018

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a draft of its update to the Risk Management Framework (RMF), designed to help federal agencies and companies safeguard their information systems from cyber threats. The update will help organizations respond appropriately to pri...

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What’s the Difference between a Penetration Test and a Vulnerability Assessment? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PENETRATION TEST AND A VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT?

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May 14, 2018

In the world of cybersecurity, nothing is static. The cyber threat environment is dynamic and evolving. There are new vulnerabilities discovered on a daily basis. Attacks are getting more sophisticated – they’re getting more complex and flying under the radar of traditional detection tec...

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Researchers use new technique to target Android phones RESEARCHERS USE NEW TECHNIQUE TO TARGET ANDROID PHONES

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May 14, 2018

It appears that researchers have found a new way to hack smartphones. The technique is called ‘Rowhammer’, in which hackers manipulate the physical electric charge in memory chips, corrupting the data and even running specific code. The cyber attack is able to compromise fundamental comp...

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The Cyber Security Skills Gap is Getting Wider THE CYBER SECURITY SKILLS GAP IS GETTING WIDER

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May 14, 2018

For any cyber security specialist who’s due a pay review, recently published threat reports make worthwhile reading. The latest annual roundup from FireEye confirms the Cyber Security Skills Gap as one of the biggest risks facing businesses. Specialists in this area are dubbed a “scarce ...

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GDPR: 3 Ways to Protect Employees & Decrease Insider Threat Risk GDPR: 3 WAYS TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES & DECREASE INSIDER THREAT RISK

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May 11, 2018

It might not seem like it, thanks to the added work it has created for organizations inside and outside of the EU, but the new GDPR compliance regulations were designed with the benefit of people in mind. The goal: “to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly d...

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NIST and automotive industry collaborate on new cybersecurity guidelines NIST AND AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY COLLABORATE ON NEW CYBERSECURITY GUIDELINES

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May 09, 2018

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise. In response, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has released the Cyber Security 3rd Party Information Security publication, which details cybersecurity guidelines for the automotive industry. The idea for the guidelines came about when a manufacturer a...

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6 practical cybersecurity tips for SMEs 6 PRACTICAL CYBERSECURITY TIPS FOR SMES

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May 07, 2018

Any business that employs fewer than 250 people can be categorized as a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME). There are more SMEs than there are corporations and overall, SMEs employ more people. SMEs serve as a driving force for competition and innovation in many economic sectors. Media coverage...

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NIS Regulations – get our updated compliance guide NIS REGULATIONS – GET OUR UPDATED COMPLIANCE GUIDE

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May 04, 2018

The EU Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive) must be transposed into national law by 10 May 2018. The Directive requires operators of essential services (OES) and digital service providers (DSPs) to implement effective security measures appropriate to associated ri...

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What is Computer Worm? How does it Spreads WHAT IS COMPUTER WORM? HOW DOES IT SPREADS

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May 02, 2018

A computer worm is a type of malware which is intended for infecting vulnerable computers in a network. Computer worms tend to quickly replicate themselves and wiggle their way into poorly protected computers. Even today worms exist, the worm component of the dreaded Wanna Cry ransomware made it pos...

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UnityPoint Health email accounts compromised in phishing attack UNITYPOINT HEALTH EMAIL ACCOUNTS COMPROMISED IN PHISHING ATTACK

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May 01, 2018

UnityPoint Health has revealed that several employee email accounts were subject to a phishing attack . Upon discovery of the incident on February 15, UnityPoint changed the passwords of the affected accounts and enrolled forensic specialists to investigate. Affected information included patient nam...

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When should an organization report a data breach? WHEN SHOULD AN ORGANIZATION REPORT A DATA BREACH?

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Apr 27, 2018

From May 25, 2018, compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) will be mandatory for organizations that process EU residents’ personal information. The Regulation joins a number of US federal and state laws that hold organizations accountable for mitigating and managing inf...

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Insider Threats Remain #1 Security Headache for Organizations, Research Shows INSIDER THREATS REMAIN #1 SECURITY HEADACHE FOR ORGANIZATIONS, RESEARCH SHOWS

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Apr 27, 2018

Businesses cannot come up with a mitigation strategy to efficiently detect, identify and manage insider threats, according to research from the Ponemon Institute, so they risk the loss of critical confidential data and resources, network shutdown and reputational damage. In the past year, 159 organi...

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Flawed routers with hardcoded passwords were manufactured by firm that posed “national security risk” to UK FLAWED ROUTERS WITH HARDCODED PASSWORDS WERE MANUFACTURED BY FIRM THAT POSED “NATIONAL SECURITY RISK” TO UK

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Apr 27, 2018

Earlier this month the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued a warning to telecoms firms about the potential risks posed by devices manufactured by Chinese-state owned enterprise ZTE. “NCSC assess that the national security risks arising from the use of ZTE equipment or servi...

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GNYHA & CYBERSECURITY GNYHA & CYBERSECURITY

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Apr 26, 2018

Overview: Cybersecurity in Healthcare. Overview: Cybersecurity concerns expand as industries modernize. Healthcare sector has gone digital, largely insecurely. Greater than 95% EHR utilization exposed to threats emanating from employees to sophisticated cybercriminals. $$ for PHI on the dark web. Ra...

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5 ways to improve your information security 5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR INFORMATION SECURITY

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Apr 25, 2018

Organizations are always looking for ways to improve their security posture, but the process is often frustrating. As soon as they secure one weakness, cyber criminals find another one. But if you take a step back, you’ll notice that, as much as cyber criminals’ tactics evolve, they alwa...

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Yahoo gets $35 million slap on wrist for failing to disclose colossal 2014 data breach YAHOO GETS $35 MILLION SLAP ON WRIST FOR FAILING TO DISCLOSE COLOSSAL 2014 DATA BREACH

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Apr 25, 2018

In an ongoing investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Yahoo (now Altaba) has been fined $35 million for failing to report a known data breach in two straight years of SEC filings. Publicly traded companies in the United States are required by law to disclose any mishaps that may imp...

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NIST releases updated version of the Cybersecurity Framework NIST RELEASES UPDATED VERSION OF THE CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK

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Apr 24, 2018

After circulating a draft in December and accepting feedback, on April 16, 2018, the US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released version 1.1 of its Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). Formally titled “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructu...

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Diamond Certified Experts: Remote Security Applications DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERTS: REMOTE SECURITY APPLICATIONS

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Apr 24, 2018

Host, Sarah Rutan: Thanks to innovations in security technology, it’s now possible for home and business owners to control their security systems via their mobile phones. To learn more, we’re in Oakland with Mike Salk of Reed Brothers Security, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Exp...

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Why you shouldn’t ignore the NIS Directive WHY YOU SHOULDN’T IGNORE THE NIS DIRECTIVE

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Apr 24, 2018

By 9 May 2018, the Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive) will have been transposed into UK law. However, unlike the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (GDPR), which organisations are currently scrambling to comply with, there is little commotion about the...

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List of free GDPR resources LIST OF FREE GDPR RESOURCES

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Apr 23, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced from May, requiring all organizations that handle EU residents’ data to abide by its strict terms. If yours is one of the millions of organizations that need to comply with the GDPR, then no doubt you are getting slightly hot under...

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Capital IM Cyber Insurance CAPITAL IM CYBER INSURANCE

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Apr 23, 2018

The risk a cyber attack presents to a business and how you can respond to that risk. This is a short video explaining all a business needs to know about cyber insurance and GDPR implications. For more information about Cyber Insurance products please contact your Capital IM representative or call us...

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Cybersecurity Metrics Your Board of Directors Should Care About & Why CYBERSECURITY METRICS YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS SHOULD CARE ABOUT & WHY

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Apr 23, 2018

Businesses today are going through an incredible digital transformation – moving to the cloud, embracing the Internet of Things (IoT), implementing automation, etc. – all at a lightning fast pace. This is opening them up to new and expanding cybersecurity threats that are difficult to ma...

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Cybersecurity of smart medical devices, hospital networks is top priority for the FDA CYBERSECURITY OF SMART MEDICAL DEVICES, HOSPITAL NETWORKS IS TOP PRIORITY FOR THE FDA

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Apr 20, 2018

Securing medical devices is a top priority after countless vulnerabilities have been detected in connected medical devices and hospital infrastructures. Not only are hospital networks exposed to remote hacker attacks and security breaches, but they also struggle with insider threats and major errors...

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Women Underrepresented at RSAC - Let WOMEN UNDERREPRESENTED AT RSAC - LET'S DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT

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Apr 20, 2018

Although I’m excited to be at the RSA Conference with my Morphisec colleagues, it reminds me of the impetus for starting our Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship. Of 28 keynote speakers at RSAC, only seven are women, and six of these were added at the last minute following a string of scathing t...

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Best Free Anti-Spyware and Antivirus Removal Software BEST FREE ANTI-SPYWARE AND ANTIVIRUS REMOVAL SOFTWARE

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Apr 19, 2018

Spyware is a type of malicious software that secretly monitors and collects user information from PCs without their knowledge. It can gather valuable information such as user passwords, credit card details, and other confidential information by secretly recording user’s keystrokes and web brow...

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THREAT INTELLIGENCE BRIEF: APRIL 18, 2018 THREAT INTELLIGENCE BRIEF: APRIL 18, 2018

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Apr 18, 2018

“Great Western Railway urges online customers to update passwords after cyber-attack. The firm said hackers used an automated system to gain access to 1,000 customer accounts on its website and is taking action. While only a very small number of accounts have been affected by the attack, cyber...

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Securing Your Organization SECURING YOUR ORGANIZATION'S HUMAN LAYER

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Apr 18, 2018

In my time in the trenches, and in my previous role as a Gartner research analyst and industry advisor, I spent a LOT of time helping organizations across the world think through their cybersecurity programs. Much of this time was thinking through the defensive measures and how technology can assist...

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Leonardo DRS LEONARDO DRS' MOSHER ON MFOCS, NETWORK SECURITY

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Apr 18, 2018

Al Mosher, senior director for international strategy at Leonardo DRS Tactical Systems, discusses the company's Mounted Family of Computer Systems (or MFoCs), how it helps the US military meet SWaP-C -- short for size, weight, power and cost -- goals, network security and more during an April 20...

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U.S. official warns of U.S. OFFICIAL WARNS OF 'UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES' OF EUROPEAN DATA PRIVACY LAW

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Apr 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned on Tuesday that a European data privacy law taking effect next month may have “unintended consequences” that harm the United States’ ability to protect itself from cyber attacks. The Eu...

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US, UK issue odd warning about Russian hackers US, UK ISSUE ODD WARNING ABOUT RUSSIAN HACKERS

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Apr 17, 2018

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have today issued a joint Technical Alert about malicious cyber activity carried out by the Russian government. To summarize the alert - It claims hackers t...

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New York City to offer free cybersecurity tools to deter criminal hackers NEW YORK CITY TO OFFER FREE CYBERSECURITY TOOLS TO DETER CRIMINAL HACKERS

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Apr 17, 2018

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that, in an effort to improve cybersecurity, the city will be offering a free mobile app that warns users when suspicious activity is detected on their devices. The program, NYC Secure, is a pioneering cybersecurity initiative protecting New Yorkers o...

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Cyber-nationalism in Cybersecurity Standards CYBER-NATIONALISM IN CYBERSECURITY STANDARDS

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Apr 16, 2018

There are a variety of global standards that have been created to provide guidance to Industrial Control System (ICS) vendors and end users attempting to secure systems.  Examples include ISA/IEC 62443, and ISO/IEC 15408.  Many countries are utilizing these globally accepted standards to d...

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The Cyber Threat Alliance – Stopping Attackers in their Tracks THE CYBER THREAT ALLIANCE – STOPPING ATTACKERS IN THEIR TRACKS

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Apr 16, 2018

When you think about the future of threat intelligence, we can all agree that threats morph, constantly. Sophisticated new botnets, the increase in DDoS-as-a-Service tools, and the rise in cryptocurrency are creating an unpredictable environment where even novice attackers can demand ransoms, carry ...

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Malware Protection Test Consumer Products MALWARE PROTECTION TEST CONSUMER PRODUCTS

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Apr 13, 2018

The Malware Protection Test is an enhancement of the File Detection Test which was performed years ago. Due to the increased scope of the test, readers are advised to read the methodology described below. Please note that we do not recommend purchasing a product purely on the basis of one individual...

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Arachas Cyber Risk ARACHAS CYBER RISK

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Apr 12, 2018

The risk a cyber attack presents to a business and how you can respond to that risk. A short video explaining all a business needs to know about cyber insurance and GDPR implications. For more information about insuring your company from Cyber Attacks, talk to your Arachas Representative or call our...

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Is blockchain the alchemy to DDoS attacks? IS BLOCKCHAIN THE ALCHEMY TO DDOS ATTACKS?

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Apr 12, 2018

DDoS(Denial of Distributed Service) attack is a type of cyber attack that involves a large number of computers and huge volumes of traffic to overwhelm a server or network, slowing it or rendering it completely unresponsive. Victims of a DDoS attack consist of both the end targeted system and all sy...

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Kick-start your career in information security management KICK-START YOUR CAREER IN INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT

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Apr 12, 2018

Attendees will gain a solid understanding of risk management, technical controls, legal frameworks, physical security, international standards and business continuity, including. The concepts relating to information security management, including confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA). vu...

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The GDPR: What technical measures do you need to conduct? THE GDPR: WHAT TECHNICAL MEASURES DO YOU NEED TO CONDUCT?

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Apr 12, 2018

Many organisations’ network security defences consist only of patch management and antivirus software. Those are essential, but so is reviewing configurations, third-party applications and hardware. This is what vulnerability scans do. A vulnerability scan is an automated process that finds an...

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Securing Critical Infrastructure in the Wake of Unprecedented Cyber Threats SECURING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE WAKE OF UNPRECEDENTED CYBER THREATS

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Apr 11, 2018

Last year saw a worrying trend in the cybersecurity attack arena as critical infrastructure came under fire, with many suggesting in 2018 these attacks could escalate. Various defense departments warned of nation-state campaigns targeting operational technology (OT) within the energy sector and nucl...

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The Role of Field Operations in GDPR Compliance THE ROLE OF FIELD OPERATIONS IN GDPR COMPLIANCE

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Apr 11, 2018

Our Chief Operations Officer, Kevin Simzer, discussed how we ensure data protection and GDPR compliance for more than 500,000 commercial customers. Learn more by visiting: http://bit.ly/2HClIV2 The role is a formal one mandated by the GDPR — although not all companies automatically need to hav...

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Why ISO 27001 is integral to data protection compliance WHY ISO 27001 IS INTEGRAL TO DATA PROTECTION COMPLIANCE

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Apr 10, 2018

With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’s compliance deadline looming, any organisation that processes EU residents’ data will likely be investigating implementation options to help tackle its compliance project, if it hasn’t already done so. Supervisory authorities s...

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GDPR for Marketing: The Definitive Guide for 2018 GDPR FOR MARKETING: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR 2018

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Apr 09, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new digital privacy regulation being introduced on the 25th May, 2018. It standardizes a wide range of different privacy legislation’s across the EU into one central set of regulations that will protect users in all member states. Put simply, ...

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How blockchain could solve the internet privacy problem HOW BLOCKCHAIN COULD SOLVE THE INTERNET PRIVACY PROBLEM

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Apr 09, 2018

Blockchain, with its encrypted and immutable record, will eventually be used create universal digital identities, filled with information that only we will control and that will link back to the issuing banks, governments or even employers. Fintech firms, software makers, telecom providers and other...

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A Brief History of Malware — Its Evolution and Impact A BRIEF HISTORY OF MALWARE — ITS EVOLUTION AND IMPACT

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Apr 05, 2018

A brief look at the history of malware shows us that this malicious menace has been with us since the dawn of computing itself. According to Scientific American, the idea of a computer virus extends back to 1949, when early computer scientist John von Neumann wrote the “Theory and Organization...

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The impact of regulations like GDPR on cybersecurity insurance THE IMPACT OF REGULATIONS LIKE GDPR ON CYBERSECURITY INSURANCE

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Apr 05, 2018

Jenny Soubra, US head of cyber for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, talked with TechRepublic about what role cyber insurance plays when privacy regulations are put in place.

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In Plain Sight: Why Military Veterans Are a Great Fit for Cybersecurity Careers IN PLAIN SIGHT: WHY MILITARY VETERANS ARE A GREAT FIT FOR CYBERSECURITY CAREERS

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Apr 05, 2018

Cybersecurity is a major concern for businesses worldwide. Just look at the results from “The Third Annual Study on the Cyber Resilient Organization” by IBM and the Ponemon Institute: The 2018 study found 65 percent of security professionals believe the severity of cyberattacks has incre...

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How To Protect Your Computer From Malware - Protect Your Computer From Malware For Free HOW TO PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER FROM MALWARE - PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER FROM MALWARE FOR FREE

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Apr 04, 2018

Learn how to protect your computer from malicious software known as malware. Check out http://www.fmovision.com/antimalware for more information. Malware is short for "malicious software." It includes viruses and spyware that get installed on your computer or mobile device without your con...

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Crossing the watershed – digital skills crises will soon be history CROSSING THE WATERSHED – DIGITAL SKILLS CRISES WILL SOON BE HISTORY

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Apr 04, 2018

There is no shortage of talent, only of employers who train that talent. Thirty years ago it took around 18 months turn a University Graduate into a competent analyst programmer. During that second year about 30% left for more money. Hence the reluctance to train and sporadic skills “crises&ld...

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Topic: Security Threats from Virtual Machines - Enterprise Security Weekly #86 TOPIC: SECURITY THREATS FROM VIRTUAL MACHINES - ENTERPRISE SECURITY WEEKLY #86

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Apr 04, 2018

Doug White, host of Secure Digital Life, comes on the show to talk about five, no six security threats from virtual machines! Full Show Notes: Visit for all the latest episodes! This week Doug white will join us for the show and talk about security threats from virtual machines after that we're ...

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IBM X-Force Report: Fewer Records Breached in 2017 IBM X-FORCE REPORT: FEWER RECORDS BREACHED IN 2017

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Apr 04, 2018

The 2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index has found the number of records breached dropped nearly 25 percent in 2017, as cybercriminals shifted their focus on launching ransomware and destructive attacks that lock or destruct data unless the victim pays a ransom. Last year, more than 2.9 billio...

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Handling Internal Cyber Threats HANDLING INTERNAL CYBER THREATS

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Apr 03, 2018

Amanda Ryerse is a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering. She has a minor in Political Science. In this video, Amanda talks about her 2017 summer internship with Booz Allen Hamilton, an IT consulting firm based in DC that handles an array of difficult challenges such as defense and cyber securit...

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Annual Cybersecurity Report: Impacts on Government ANNUAL CYBERSECURITY REPORT: IMPACTS ON GOVERNMENT

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Apr 03, 2018

In our just released 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report: Impacts on Government, we found that cyber attacks against agencies across the U.S. are increasing every day. From ransomware and distributed denial of service (DDoS) to IoT botnets and cryptojacking, the mix of threats are also becoming more le...

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WHY CUSTOMER DATA SECURITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER WHY CUSTOMER DATA SECURITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

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Apr 03, 2018

What is the GDPR? When will the GDPR be implemented? What are the possible consequences? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will strengthen and unify data protection laws for individuals within the European Union and address the export of personal data outside the EU. Even organisations o...

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Protective Layers – Cybersecurity for Healthcare PROTECTIVE LAYERS – CYBERSECURITY FOR HEALTHCARE

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Apr 03, 2018

Layered defense is key to a successful Cybersecurity Strategy in Healthcare which starts with endpoint management. The number of internet connected (IoT) devices is exploding. In a healthcare setting, these “endpoint” devices not only provide significant new opportunities for improving p...

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How CISMP can help your information security career HOW CISMP CAN HELP YOUR INFORMATION SECURITY CAREER

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Apr 03, 2018

A career in information security management is very alluring: it’s rewarding, there’s a high demand for skilled professionals and it comes with a generous salary. All you need to do to get started is gain a Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP). CISMP provides...

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What Changes Q1 Brought to Cybersecurity WHAT CHANGES Q1 BROUGHT TO CYBERSECURITY

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Apr 02, 2018

So far, 2018 has brought a number of new trends to the cybersecurity space, some of which were predicted correctly and some were not. Mari Galloway, director of finance and communications at the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu looked at what Q1 brought us. The first quarter of 2018, what an intere...

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OPM tells agencies how to respond to cyber workforce needs OPM TELLS AGENCIES HOW TO RESPOND TO CYBER WORKFORCE NEEDS

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Apr 02, 2018

The Office of Personnel Management released updated guidance to help agencies identify and address critical cybersecurity workforce needs. The document sets out a series of timelines detailing how agencies should identify and classify high-value IT and cybersecurity positions before developing actio...

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WHAT DOES A CYBER THREAT HUNTER DO? WHAT DOES A CYBER THREAT HUNTER DO?

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Apr 02, 2018

Learn about what a cyber threat hunter does in Data Protection 101, our series on the fundamentals of information security. The cyber threat hunter role is becoming increasingly important in the modern enterprise, as companies strive to stay ahead of the latest threats and implement rapid response t...

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CYBER SECURITY 2018 CYBER SECURITY 2018

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Apr 01, 2018

Threat actors are more sophisticated, with more detailed knowledge not only about critical and proprietary control system components, but also about the actual physical process that is being controlled. Some threat actors are also increasingly able to demonstrate that they have access to extensive s...

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SECURE Communications SECURE COMMUNICATIONS

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Apr 01, 2018

CallTrackingMetrics’ (CTM’s) Security and Privacy Program follows a streamlined framework based on NIST 800-30 Rev. 1 guidance. The program was initially developed to adhere to the the Meaningful Use criteria and the HIPAA HITECH Express regulations. In early 2018, in addition to our HIP...

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Treat Security Data With the Same Purpose as Financial Data TREAT SECURITY DATA WITH THE SAME PURPOSE AS FINANCIAL DATA

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Mar 30, 2018

Data is a precious and vehemently defended resource within financial organizations. In most instances, financial data must be verified for accuracy and the results are well documented, retained and accessible for reference at any time. Additionally, scenarios that result in high profitability or lar...

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State of Software Security: Checking the Pulse of the Healthcare Industry STATE OF SOFTWARE SECURITY: CHECKING THE PULSE OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Mar 30, 2018

Over the past year, our scans of thousands of applications and billions of lines of code found a widespread weakness in applications, which is a top target of cyber attackers. And when you zoom in from a big picture view down to a micro-level, there are a few industries that are struggling to keep u...

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Healthcare Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITIES

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Mar 29, 2018

Do you know where your healthcare system is vulnerable?  As new technology and innovation continue to emerge in healthcare, vulnerabilities aren’t falling behind and pop up everywhere.  So, what can you do? To protect your organizations, first of all, you need to be aware of the most...

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Banks in Denial over Their Resilience to DDoS attacks BANKS IN DENIAL OVER THEIR RESILIENCE TO DDOS ATTACKS

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Mar 28, 2018

Are retail and investment banks in denial about being adequately protected from the frequent advanced DDoS attacks they’re getting hit with today? It is mid-March 2018 – just three months into the year and 3 major banks have already been taken offline by DDoS attacks, making global headl...

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Key Findings of 2018 Cyber Threat Report and How Government Can Respond KEY FINDINGS OF 2018 CYBER THREAT REPORT AND HOW GOVERNMENT CAN RESPOND

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Mar 28, 2018

Symantec’s 2018 Internet Security Threat Report is here. Based on data collected by Symantec’s massive security infrastructure (the largest civilian threat collection network in the world), the report has become the de facto standard for giving enterprises and public organizations essent...

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NIST Cybersecurity Framework Series Part 3: Detect NIST CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK SERIES PART 3: DETECT

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Mar 28, 2018

Enterprise chief information security officers have their work cut out for them in the current threat landscape. As attack and infection strategies become more complex and difficult to predict, the business’s CISO must ensure that the organization’s most critical information assets and t...

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Federal Contracts Report TM FEDERAL CONTRACTS REPORT TM

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Mar 27, 2018

Defense industry factories now are targets for cyber-attacks, author Robert Metzger of Rogers Joseph O’Donnell writes. Through network-delivered or supply-chain attacks, adversaries can steal sensitive information and IP, cripple production, degrade product functionality or even destroy defens...

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Push for Progress: Empowering Women in Cybersecurity With Voice, Vision and Innovation PUSH FOR PROGRESS: EMPOWERING WOMEN IN CYBERSECURITY WITH VOICE, VISION AND INNOVATION

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Mar 27, 2018

International Women’s Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the push for progress is over. All across the world — in industries far and wide — women were celebrated for their accomplishments on March 8. Here at IBM, women were asked to submit a video or photo to demons...

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Atlanta Mayor states they know who is behind the cyber attack ATLANTA MAYOR STATES THEY KNOW WHO IS BEHIND THE CYBER ATTACK

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Mar 26, 2018

The city is working with Secure Works, a private company to investigate the hack. The private contractor said the threat has been neutralized and they're working to get all systems back online.

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2017 Consumer Mobile Security App Use 2017 CONSUMER MOBILE SECURITY APP USE

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Mar 25, 2018

Keeper mobile survey finds security awareness is high, but use of security apps is lagging. Users approach security in a similar way as they do on their desktop computers. This can be a problem, given the unique vulnerability of a smartphone - the small computer that fits in your pocket. Today, near...

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Strengthen Cybersecurity Through a United Industry STRENGTHEN CYBERSECURITY THROUGH A UNITED INDUSTRY

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Mar 23, 2018

Every process requires detail, precision and collaboration. If all of the components of the process aren’t working together, it fails. And that can result in catastrophe. As an example, let’s consider a relatively simple machine and one of its primary components: the bicycle and, more sp...

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A preview of the new NIST Cybersecurity Framework A PREVIEW OF THE NEW NIST CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK

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Mar 23, 2018

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework has become the de facto set of guidelines for critical infrastructure organizations to assess information security risk and implement adequate cybersecurity measures to manage risk, while protecting consumer privacy. Since being published in February 2014, the framew...

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How Container Technology Supports Application Security HOW CONTAINER TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS APPLICATION SECURITY

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Mar 23, 2018

Container technology not only lowers costs, but could improve security, says Dinesh Subhraveti, CTO and co-founder of AppOrbit. Forbes Technology Council is an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives.

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Cyberattack on the city of Atlanta CYBERATTACK ON THE CITY OF ATLANTA

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Mar 23, 2018

As a new work week begins, many are wondering if Atlanta is back to full speed following a cyberattack on the city's computer systems last week. It all depends on the department. Some departments were not affected at all by the cyberattack, while employees in others are still not able to turn on...

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The Top 5 Application Security Activities for GDPR Compliance - Part II THE TOP 5 APPLICATION SECURITY ACTIVITIES FOR GDPR COMPLIANCE - PART II

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Mar 21, 2018

When looking at any modern application, one will find a myriad of components, frameworks, APIs and code snippets written by various developers inside and outside your organization. Not all of them are as secure as they should be, and not all of them default to the most secure protocol, design patter...

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Small Steps Towards a Secure IoT SMALL STEPS TOWARDS A SECURE IOT

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Mar 21, 2018

A few weeks ago, the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, along with the National Cyber Security Centre, released a public draft of a new report into the security of IoT devices. The “Proposed Code of Practice for Security in Consumer IoT Products and Associated Service...

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Did Microsoft admit that Surface Pro 4 Flickergate is a hardware problem? DID MICROSOFT ADMIT THAT SURFACE PRO 4 FLICKERGATE IS A HARDWARE PROBLEM?

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Mar 21, 2018

The infamous problem with screen flicker and shaking on the Surface Pro 4 – a problem so ubiquitous it spawned the flickergate.com web site – may be nearing a resolution. Finally. I’ve been talking about the Surface Pro 4 flickering and shaking problem since October 2015. In April ...

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STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Partnership for Systemwide Information Security Awareness STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ PARTNERSHIP FOR SYSTEMWIDE INFORMATION SECURITY AWARENESS

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Mar 21, 2018

By becoming a STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ partner, UC joined more than 700 organizations worldwide making a difference in online safety and cybersecurity. Several UC locations, as well as the systemwide Information Security Awareness Workgroup, were already using STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ resour...

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Progress Update on Cyber Lexicon PROGRESS UPDATE ON CYBER LEXICON

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Mar 20, 2018

The Communiqué issued at the March 2017 meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FM&CBG) in Baden-Baden noted that the malicious use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) could disrupt financial services crucial to both national and international fina...

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How to Get Vital Cybersecurity Messages to Resonate in Higher Ed HOW TO GET VITAL CYBERSECURITY MESSAGES TO RESONATE IN HIGHER ED

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Mar 20, 2018

Higher education IT professionals want — and need — to keep students informed about cybersecurity breaches and loss prevention, but the message may not be getting through, according to a CDW survey of 250 IT staff and 300 students. Here’s one example of the disconnect: 82 percent o...

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Do IT Pros Consider Security When Purchasing Software? DO IT PROS CONSIDER SECURITY WHEN PURCHASING SOFTWARE?

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Mar 19, 2018

Traditionally, security was about cost avoidance. It was thought of like insurance – something you have to have in case something bad happens, but not something that would boost the bottom line or attract customers. But in today’s environment, we are increasingly seeing that security is ...

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Decrypting JobCrypter DECRYPTING JOBCRYPTER

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Mar 19, 2018

Ransomware has been a growing issue for some time now. It has evolved into a big business, moving millions of dollars yearly from victims’ pockets into those of attackers. The modus operandi of ransomware authors is to infect your machine through any vector (phishing, drive-by browser exploits...

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8 questions to ask about your industrial control systems security 8 QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT YOUR INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS SECURITY

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Mar 19, 2018

A recent incident where a likely nation-state threat actor inadvertently shut down a critical infrastructure facility in the Middle East when testing new malware has stoked widespread concerns about the vulnerability of industrial control systems (ICSs) to new cyberthreats. Many security experts see...

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The US Cities that are Best at Password Security THE US CITIES THAT ARE BEST AT PASSWORD SECURITY

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Mar 18, 2018

New research reveals the US cities that are best at password security, with Minneapolis topping the list. A study by password manager Dashlane scores cities based on several metrics, including average password strength and average number of reused passwords. Mess With Texas Things might be bigger in...

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An introduction to the NIST Risk Management Framework AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NIST RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

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Mar 16, 2018

The Risk Management Framework (RMF) is a set of information security policies and standards for federal government developed by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The RMF is covered specifically in the following NIST publications: The Risk Management Framework (RMF) is a set ...

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Introducing CA Veracode Verified INTRODUCING CA VERACODE VERIFIED

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Mar 15, 2018

Are you struggling to respond to customer and prospect concerns about the security of your application? Do you know what good application security looks like, or how to get there? CA Veracode is pleased to announce the CA Veracode Verified program. With CA Veracode Verified, you prove at a glance th...

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ACCESS AND PAYMENTS ON ANY WEBSITE  IN TWO CLICKS ACCESS AND PAYMENTS ON ANY WEBSITE IN TWO CLICKS

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Mar 13, 2018

Please read this entire section and do not take any actions until you finish it. This white paper is a summary of safein business model, technology and a brief introduction to safein fundraiser’s principles. Safein fundraiser is considered to be a crowdfunding campaign. Detailed terms and cond...

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Cyber NSF Scheme CYBER NSF SCHEME

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Mar 13, 2018

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will boost its cybersecurity capabilities through a new scheme that taps on the Full-time National Serviceman (NSF) resource pool. Cyber Operators will perform basic roles such as 24/7 threat monitoring and analysis. Skilled NSFs will be selected and offered the Cybe...

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Threat Hunting: Common Attack Vectors and Delivery Channels THREAT HUNTING: COMMON ATTACK VECTORS AND DELIVERY CHANNELS

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Mar 12, 2018

It’s generally accepted that the best defense is a good offense. In cybersecurity terms that means taking a more proactive approach to catching our cyber adversaries. Cyber threat hunting is an effective method for searching your network for malware and other threats that have evaded tradition...

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CYBERSECURITY NEEDS ATTENTION CYBERSECURITY NEEDS ATTENTION

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Mar 12, 2018

US organizations have suffered multiple cybersecurity attacks in the last 12 months, with 80-90 percent impacted by a worm or virus, at least one incident of adware or unauthorized system access from internal staff, or an advanced persistent threat (APT). 23 percent have suffered ten or more phishin...

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The cost of a cyber attack THE COST OF A CYBER ATTACK

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Mar 09, 2018

With the risk of a cyber attack now being classed as the top threat to organisations, it’s vital to have the right cyber security measures in place to protect your organisation from an attack. It’s not just an organisation’s reputation that can be damaged by a data breach – t...

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How to Prevent a Breach From Spring Break HOW TO PREVENT A BREACH FROM SPRING BREAK

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Mar 08, 2018

Spring Break, the latest named vulnerability, is more serious than the moniker implies. Spring Break is a critical remote code execution vulnerability in Pivotal Spring REST, one of the most popular frameworks for building web applications, and the effects of this vulnerability are widespread. A pat...

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Maturity models in cyber security: what MATURITY MODELS IN CYBER SECURITY: WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THE IAMM?

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Mar 08, 2018

Most generally, a maturity model is a tool for assessing an organisation's effectiveness at achieving a particular goal. They enable organisations to identify where their practices are weak or not taken seriously and where their practices are truly embedded. In the context of cyber security, mat...

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HOW QUICKLY WILL YOU RECOVER FROM A CYBER ATTACK? HOW QUICKLY WILL YOU RECOVER FROM A CYBER ATTACK?

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Mar 07, 2018

Protecting your business emails is about more than just filtering out spam, malware, and business e-mail compromise emails. In the context of migrating to Microsoft Office 365 and other cloud-based systems, email becomes an even more critical lifeline for the business – and a broader cyber res...

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10 EIM Must Haves for INFORMATION SECURITY & PRIVAC 10 EIM MUST HAVES FOR INFORMATION SECURITY & PRIVAC

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Mar 07, 2018

The amount of data a typical organization generates makes information security a challenge. This trend, coupled with the expansion of data privacy laws has made Enterprise Information Management solutions must-have tools for data protection and regulatory compliance. The first step in safeguarding y...

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Morphisec Uncovers New Attack Vector Named CIGslip That Bypasses Microsoft Code Integrity Guard (CIG) MORPHISEC UNCOVERS NEW ATTACK VECTOR NAMED CIGSLIP THAT BYPASSES MICROSOFT CODE INTEGRITY GUARD (CIG)

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Mar 07, 2018

Morphisec researchers Michael Gorelik and Andrey Diment have discovered CIGslip, a new method which can be exploited by attackers to bypass Microsoft’s Code Integrity Guard (CIG) and load malicious libraries into protected processes such as Microsoft Edge. The new attack vector manipulates the...

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The Trends Are In: Cisco’s 2018 Cybersecurity Report THE TRENDS ARE IN: CISCO’S 2018 CYBERSECURITY REPORT

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Mar 07, 2018

Recently, Cisco published the 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report providing analysis and insights on the latest security trends and threats across the industry. John N. Stewart, Cisco’s Senior Vice President, Chief Security and Trust Officer captured the highlights in his latest blog, but I wante...

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AppSec Buyers’ Insights: Binary vs. Source Code Scanning APPSEC BUYERS’ INSIGHTS: BINARY VS. SOURCE CODE SCANNING

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Mar 06, 2018

The discussion surrounding which is superior – binary or source code scanning – has plagued the static analysis market since its inception. A source code scanner analyzes un-compiled code, whereas a binary scanner analyzes compiled code, but in the end, the result is the same. They are s...

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2018 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report: Actionable Intelligence for the Cyber Arms Race 2018 SONICWALL CYBER THREAT REPORT: ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE FOR THE CYBER ARMS RACE

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Mar 06, 2018

Make no mistake, we are in a global cyber arms race. But it can’t be won alone: we are in this together. That is why SonicWall is passing along findings, intelligence, analysis and research from our SonicWall Capture Labs to you today in our 2018 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report. By sharing actio...

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3 STRATEGIES FOR WHEN MANAGEMENT DOESN’T GET THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMATION SECURITY 3 STRATEGIES FOR WHEN MANAGEMENT DOESN’T GET THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMATION SECURITY

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Mar 05, 2018

The information security industry is broken. We talk about it all the time. There are things that happen constantly in our industry that put data (and people) at risk.  One of those things is management groups who don’t fully understand the importance of information security as a business...

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An Introduction to Information Security AN INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SECURITY

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Mar 05, 2018

As trends such as machine-to-machine connectivity, smart devices, social networks, and migrating to the cloud progress, there is a growing concern around the compromise of privacy and data security. Even government and commercial organizations are threatened by sophisticated intrusion tactics. There...

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EIM Must Haves for INFORMATION SECURITY & PRIVACY EIM MUST HAVES FOR INFORMATION SECURITY & PRIVACY

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Mar 05, 2018

The first step in safeguarding your sensitive data is knowing where it resides and classifying it accordingly. At the heart of EIM, is a central secure repository for unstructured information. Here, content can have security classifications applied, such as Top Secret, Secret, Confidential, and Publ...

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CRYPTOMINING GOLD RUSH ONE GANG RAKES IN $7M OVER 6 MONTHS CRYPTOMINING GOLD RUSH ONE GANG RAKES IN $7M OVER 6 MONTHS

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Mar 05, 2018

The bloom is on the criminal cryptomining of computer resources and the reason is obvious – it’s lucrative. One cryptomining gang tracked by researchers over the past six months minted $7 million with the help of 10,000 computers infected with mining malware. The rise of malicious crypto...

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Six strategies for a nextgeneration education network SIX STRATEGIES FOR A NEXTGENERATION EDUCATION NETWORK

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Mar 04, 2018

Change is a constant feature of the education environment with an impact on digital delivery and network needs. The challenge for education and IT leaders is choosing a next-generation network which can cope with future events and requirements. Network options include Dedicated and Switched Ethernet...

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NEBULA AI (NBAI) — DECENTRALIZED AI BLOCKCHAIN WHITEPAPER NEBULA AI (NBAI) — DECENTRALIZED AI BLOCKCHAIN WHITEPAPER

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Mar 02, 2018

The blockchain technology provides a digital trust mechanism for human beings which enhances the efficiency of value exchange and reduces costs, the genuinely credible and efficient Internet of Value is approaching. In recent years, many breakthroughs have been made in the field of artificial intell...

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Cybersecurity Awareness CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS

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Mar 02, 2018

Worldwide, cyber attacks cost businesses as much as $400 billion a year. Cost of cybercrime in the U.S. was approximately $100 billion in 2015. Personal and professional digitisation will increase the cost of data breaches to $2.1 trillion globally by 2019 therefore, 4x the estimated cost of breache...

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Web-based attacks still reign supreme according to the EU Cybersecurity Agency WEB-BASED ATTACKS STILL REIGN SUPREME ACCORDING TO THE EU CYBERSECURITY AGENCY

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Mar 02, 2018

Web-based attacks and malware do not just hold the cybercrime crown, but they’re on the rise — that’s according to the latest Threat Landscape Report by the EU Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). In its sixth annual report, ENISA also reported that in 2017 attacker...

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Breach Costs Equifax $275 Million Dollars BREACH COSTS EQUIFAX $275 MILLION DOLLARS

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Mar 02, 2018

March 2, 2018 — Equifax Inc said today that it expects $275 million in costs in 2018 related to the credit reporting company’s massive data breach last year, offset by $75 million in insurance proceeds. The costs mainly reflect technology and data security upgrades, legal fees, and the o...

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The Evolving Cyber Threat to the Banking community THE EVOLVING CYBER THREAT TO THE BANKING COMMUNITY

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Mar 01, 2018

The third of four short videos provides an insight into the evolving sophistication of attack techniques, as highlighted by the repport's case study. Expert report showcases insights learnt from forensic studies of cyber-attacks on customers around the world, illustrating the sophistication of a...

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TAYLOR CRYPTO TRADING FOR EVERYONE TAYLOR CRYPTO TRADING FOR EVERYONE

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Mar 01, 2018

Taylor is an easy-to-use trading assistant service and mobile app that helps people make quick trades and earn small profits many times a day. The service works by signaling good entry points and allowing them to buy and sell almost instantly on popular exchanges, such as Poloniex and Bittrex. The e...

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Automotive Cyber Security – Safety in a 5G World AUTOMOTIVE CYBER SECURITY – SAFETY IN A 5G WORLD

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Feb 28, 2018

Automotive Cyber Security – Safety in a 5G World. What I want you to get from this presentation. The reality of your profession. Employ more white-hats into your entire product lifecycle. Think like “Steve”. Our dependence on connected technology is growing faster than our ability ...

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U.S. cybersecurity threat risk remains high -- no signs of lessening U.S. CYBERSECURITY THREAT RISK REMAINS HIGH -- NO SIGNS OF LESSENING

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Feb 27, 2018

The United States’ cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors is at continual risk, according to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Daniel R. Coats. And the country should expect attacks from both nation state and non-state actors. Furthermore, the “potential for surprise&...

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CATCH UP ON THE PAST WEEK CATCH UP ON THE PAST WEEK'S CYBERSECURITY NEWS

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Feb 27, 2018

Security and compliance were hot topics this week.  A malware attack hit government computers in Pennsylvania, Snapchat disclosed a phishing attack that exposed more than 55,000 users, while the SEC and the state of Colorado are moving to make cyberattacks more transparent. Risk management and ...

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32 Cybersecurity Experts Predict Threats and Trends for 2018 32 CYBERSECURITY EXPERTS PREDICT THREATS AND TRENDS FOR 2018

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Feb 26, 2018

Cybersecurity continues to be a hot topic in both media and business. The reasons are evident – the last two years saw consistent growth in cyber breaches with 2017 hitting a new record high. Namely, the recent 2017 Annual Data Breach Year-End Review by Identity Theft Resource Center revealed ...

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7 THINGS UEBA DETECTS 7 THINGS UEBA DETECTS

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Feb 26, 2018

Bad guys, outsiders and insiders alike, know that traditional security tools work on basic thresholds and understand repetitive attempts to steal sensitive data raises red flags. They keep their activity slow enough with low volume, exfiltrating small amounts of data over time, to stay under the rad...

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Fog vs Edge Computing FOG VS EDGE COMPUTING

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Feb 25, 2018

Can Fog Controllers and Edge Controllers replace hardware PLCs? Fog and Edge Computing – are not the same. Relating to Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, Fog and Edge computing are often considered as a proven technical concept for providing control functions and transferring data from s...

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INSIDER THREAT BEST PRACTICES GUIDE, 2ND EDITION FEBRUARY 2018 INSIDER THREAT BEST PRACTICES GUIDE, 2ND EDITION FEBRUARY 2018

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Feb 21, 2018

Financial institutions have long been especially lucrative targets for insider attacks, but with the computerization of firm systems and assets, attacks can now be launched on a grander scale than ever before. Insider attacks on firms’ electronic systems can result in financial and intellectua...

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My Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018 MY CYBERSECURITY PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

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Feb 21, 2018

As BlackBerry’s Chief Security Officer, I regularly speak with Fortune 500 C-Suites and leaders representing the world’s top global brands, listening and learning about what security concerns keep them up at night. I also try to spend just as much time speaking with security researchers ...

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Cyber security Why the Manufacturing and Retail sectors must rise to the cyber security challenge CYBER SECURITY WHY THE MANUFACTURING AND RETAIL SECTORS MUST RISE TO THE CYBER SECURITY CHALLENGE

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Feb 13, 2018

The world has unquestionably changed in the last 10 years and it begs the question “where will we be in 10 years time?” Smart cities, driverless cars, increased drone usage and AI will all have a bearing on how we live our lives and run our businesses. With the advent of smart phones and...

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Wireless Security: Why You Need to Take It Seriously In 2018 WIRELESS SECURITY: WHY YOU NEED TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY IN 2018

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Feb 13, 2018

When waves of cyber attacks hit last year, such as WannaCry and Not Petya ransomwares, businesses lost billions of dollars in high-profile breaches. In addition, more than half of the U.S. population’s Social Security information was compromised in the Equifax breach. It was a record-breaking ...

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Cyber Security Trends 2018 CYBER SECURITY TRENDS 2018

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Feb 13, 2018

With 2017 remembered for massive data breaches, ransomware attacks and new-found vulnerabilities, we’ve asked Tim Erridge, Director of Advisory at Context, to look at what’s in store for the months ahead. With both the GDPR and the NIS Directive coming into effect in 2018, organizations ...

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Cybersecurity Now a Priority in Fed Government’s Modernization Initiative CYBERSECURITY NOW A PRIORITY IN FED GOVERNMENT’S MODERNIZATION INITIATIVE

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Feb 13, 2018

As the security needs of federal agencies change, the government’s modernization efforts will also require them to change how they think about cybersecurity. The federal government dedicates roughly 80 percent of its entire information technology (IT) budget to maintaining existing legacy syst...

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GDPR The EU General Data Protection Regulation GDPR THE EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

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Feb 12, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the European Union’s new legislation to protect the personal data of its citizens. Organisations have been given a two-year lead-in period to become compliant, and this ends on 25th May 2018. The directive was approved by the EU Parliament on 14...

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What’s shaping cybersecurity in 2018? WHAT’S SHAPING CYBERSECURITY IN 2018?

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Feb 09, 2018

This year Cisco hosted the first CISO Experience at Cisco Live Barcelona, on 29 and 30 January. The event attracted over 60 Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other senior security leaders, who discussed the topics that are shaping cybersecurity in 2018. In this first blog of the CISO E...

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Empowering the blockchain community™ EMPOWERING THE BLOCKCHAIN COMMUNITY™

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Feb 07, 2018

The information set forth in this presentation (“White Paper”) is not exhaustive and does not constitute a contractual offer. The content is therefore not binding for persons intending to participate in the token generation event for the MOAT token as described in this White Paper. Contr...

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Malicious Trends: Cryptojacking Could Surpass Ransomware as Primary Money Maker MALICIOUS TRENDS: CRYPTOJACKING COULD SURPASS RANSOMWARE AS PRIMARY MONEY MAKER

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Feb 07, 2018

Cryptocurrencies are hot. According to https://coinmarketcap.com, there are now over 1300 cryptocurrencies with new initial coin offerings (ICOs) accelerating all the time. Even Kodak is getting into the act with KODAKcoin. And currently, the price trajectory of Bitcoin is higher than a North Korean...

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EXABEAM 2018 CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONALS SALARY AND JOB REPORT: EXABEAM 2018 CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONALS SALARY AND JOB REPORT:

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Feb 06, 2018

THE EXABEAM 2018 CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONALS SALARY AND JOB REPORT is based on a global survey of 481 security professionals that was conducted in March 2018. The purpose of the survey was to gain insights into the trends with security professionals’ salaries (focusing on the median range of ...

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What Is Cyber Resilience and Why Should I Care? Part 1 WHAT IS CYBER RESILIENCE AND WHY SHOULD I CARE? PART 1

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Feb 06, 2018

I’ll be the first to admit it - there’s a lot of acronyms, buzzwords, and catchphrases in the cybersecurity industry today and it can be difficult to understand how a product reflects the core values that give these words life. Take cyber resilience, for example, it’s often thought...

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Advanced Security in All Sorts of Places ADVANCED SECURITY IN ALL SORTS OF PLACES

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Feb 06, 2018

There’s a growing trend spreading through many different organizations in which automated and advanced security features are being developed, capabilities which were previously in the realm of more traditional security vendors. There’s now more security in more places than ever before, w...

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Missing in Action: Several Prominent Malware of 2017 MISSING IN ACTION: SEVERAL PROMINENT MALWARE OF 2017

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Feb 06, 2018

Thus far in 2018, PhishMe Intelligence™ has observed a lull in multiple malware families that were prominent throughout 2017. There are several possible reasons for this hiatus. It is likely that some malware families have petered out and will not return in widespread campaigns. In sharp contr...

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Security and the $150B industry no one is talking about SECURITY AND THE $150B INDUSTRY NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT

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Feb 05, 2018

Think 2018 is IBM’s flagship conference where thinkers like you come together to innovate and educate—making the world of business work smarter. Together we will explore the journey to cloud and AI, blockchain, security, and Infrastructure discovering partnerships that unlock business an...

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INFORMATION SECURITY NEWS ROUNDUP: JANUARY 2018 INFORMATION SECURITY NEWS ROUNDUP: JANUARY 2018

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Feb 01, 2018

A new year means new developments in the world of information security news. We’ve already started to see some of Evan’s 2018 Information Security Predictions come true. The NSA is dealing with a shrinking talent pool as many employees jump to the private sector. Ransomware was one of th...

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Cryptocurrency scams on Android CRYPTOCURRENCY SCAMS ON ANDROID

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Feb 01, 2018

In 2017, cryptocurrencies became a booming industry, attracting the attention of not only new users, but also cybercriminals. As the fraudsters came rushing to the newly crowded cryptocurrency space, users, businesses, and exchanges have found themselves the target of various fraud schemes – f...

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SUCCESS STORY: FLOWMON HELPS MSP TO DEAL WITH DDOS ATTACKS SUCCESS STORY: FLOWMON HELPS MSP TO DEAL WITH DDOS ATTACKS

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Feb 01, 2018

Aspire, award-winning managed services company specialising in hosted services and data centre solutions started to become the victim of several large volumetric style DDoS attacks, aimed at both its network and the networks of its customers. Dealing with these attacks was a manual and time consumin...

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2018 Industry Analyst Cybersecurity Predictions 2018 INDUSTRY ANALYST CYBERSECURITY PREDICTIONS

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Jan 31, 2018

Key insights from top industry analysts to help demystify the cybersecurity landscape and reinforce critical areas of focus for organizations worldwide. Security services, IoT, integrated platforms, GDPR, skills shortage, detection and response, machine learning, automation and orchestration are jus...

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The Rise of IoT Botnet Threats and DDoS attacks THE RISE OF IOT BOTNET THREATS AND DDOS ATTACKS

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Jan 30, 2018

Earlier this month, a report by Neustar International Security Council (NISC) revealed that many businesses viewed unsecured IoT devices as their biggest concern about the state of their organisation’s security. While ransomware and financial data theft were still viewed as among the top threa...

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Five cybersecurity threats to keep on your radar in 2018 FIVE CYBERSECURITY THREATS TO KEEP ON YOUR RADAR IN 2018

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Jan 29, 2018

Criminal hackers are finding increasingly sophisticated ways to infiltrate cyber targets. In 2018, organizations can expect even more menacing, intense cyber attacks as threat actors seek new ways to target victims. Here are five cybersecurity threats to look out for. The IoT is becoming more widesp...

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SECURITY TRENDS 2018: THE TOP CYBERSECURITY COMPANIES SECURITY TRENDS 2018: THE TOP CYBERSECURITY COMPANIES

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Jan 29, 2018

What makes a cybersecurity company the best?” is not an easy question to answer. It’s tough to identify the top cybersecurity companies when they aren’t going around telling consumers how many infections they missed or advertising how many breaches they allowed. There are dozens of...

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In the United States will Create a Government Agency for Cybersecurity IN THE UNITED STATES WILL CREATE A GOVERNMENT AGENCY FOR CYBERSECURITY

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Jan 29, 2018

The US House of Representatives passed a bill to establish an agency for cybersecurity and infrastructure security. The project was developed within 5 months and was supported by the majority of members of the House of Representatives. The creation of a new agency involves the reorganization of a nu...

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in January 2018 LIST OF DATA BREACHES AND CYBER ATTACKS IN JANUARY 2018

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Jan 29, 2018

The first list of 2018 is by no means a short one. In fact, this is one of the longest lists that I’ve ever put together. Thankfully, the total number of leaked records is far lower than previous months. Yay? I count this month’s total to be 7,073,069. If I have missed anything, please d...

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So you want to be an ethical hacker? 21 ways to get started SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ETHICAL HACKER? 21 WAYS TO GET STARTED

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Jan 28, 2018

The cyber security job market is experiencing a major workforce shortage. Millions of positions will be unfilled in the next few years as companies try to shore up their defenses against threat actors in our connected world. If you’re technically inclined, and if you’re willing to work h...

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New Malware and Mirai Botnet Variants Pose Significant Threats NEW MALWARE AND MIRAI BOTNET VARIANTS POSE SIGNIFICANT THREATS

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Jan 25, 2018

There is no shortage of malware on the Dark Web. In particular, during the past week security researchers from various points around the world have been talking about three threats, two of which are variants of the now infamous Mirai botnet code.

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Cyber Security and Privacy - Ambassador of USA Greg Delavi CYBER SECURITY AND PRIVACY - AMBASSADOR OF USA GREG DELAVI

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Jan 24, 2018

It’s great to be here with you all today. The U.S. Embassy strongly supports Kosovo’s efforts to increase its cybersecurity capabilities, both in the public and private sectors.  I am glad to see so many other people here who share that commitment, especially the Prime Minister, the...

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Small Businesses - Big Targets for Cyberattacks SMALL BUSINESSES - BIG TARGETS FOR CYBERATTACKS

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Jan 24, 2018

Cybersecurity has become a complex undertaking, but too many small businesses have fallen so far behind the curve that a successful attack could seriously impact them. That level of cyber risk reflects the exposure of modern businesses to email security issues that still mean an entire company can b...

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CYBERSECURITY AND CYBER RESILIENCE? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CYBERSECURITY AND CYBER RESILIENCE?

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Jan 23, 2018

While the term “cybersecurity” is as old as the hills in the security world, the term “cyber resilience” has been gaining momentum. This is a good thing. Cybersecurity management is complex and always changing, and focusing on security alone simply isn’t enough – ...

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Information Security Advisory: 2018 InfoSec Predictions INFORMATION SECURITY ADVISORY: 2018 INFOSEC PREDICTIONS

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Jan 22, 2018

2017 proved to be a challenging year on many fronts in the information security realm. The Equifax breach, WannaCry ransomware attacks, and Russian manipulation of social media were just some of the lowlights. How will 2018 pan out? Here are some thoughts from the Kroll Information Security team: Th...

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DDoS Protection: a Big Need for Small Business DDOS PROTECTION: A BIG NEED FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jan 22, 2018

Small businesses that are third party vendors to large businesses really have to step up their cyber security game to protect their networks, because large businesses are increasingly concerned about the quality of their network partners.

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Just Keep Swimming: How to Avoid Phishing on Social Media JUST KEEP SWIMMING: HOW TO AVOID PHISHING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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Jan 22, 2018

Phishing attacks attempt to steal your most private information, posing major risks to your online safety. It’s more pressing than ever to have a trained eye to spot and avoid even the most cunning phishing attacks on social media.

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Online Cybersecurity Advice for all digital citizens ONLINE CYBERSECURITY ADVICE FOR ALL DIGITAL CITIZENS

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Jan 18, 2018

Lock down your login. Your usernames and passwords are not enough to protect key accounts like email, banking and social media. Strengthen online accounts and use strong authentication tools – like biometrics, security keys or a unique, one-time code through an app on your mobile device &ndash...

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Attribution in cyberspace: Beyond the “whodunnit” ATTRIBUTION IN CYBERSPACE: BEYOND THE “WHODUNNIT”

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Jan 17, 2018

“The UK government judges that the Russian government, specifically the Russian military, was responsible for the destructive NotPetya cyber-attack. We call upon Russia to be the responsible member of the international community it claims to be rather then secretly trying to undermine it&rdquo...

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2018 Global Life Sciences Outlook Innovating life sciences in the fourth industrial revolution: Embrace, build, grow 2018 GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES OUTLOOK INNOVATING LIFE SCIENCES IN THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: EMBRACE, BUILD, GROW

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Jan 17, 2018

2018 Global Life Sciences Outlook Innovating life sciences in the fourth industrial revolution: Embrace, build, grow. Global health care spending. Why. Aging and increasing populations. Emerging market expansion. Advances in medical treatments. Rising labor costs.

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The Leader in Cybersecurity Education THE LEADER IN CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION

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Jan 17, 2018

At EC-Council University, we have high aspirations for our students. They will be tomorrow’s technology leaders. We strive to prepare our graduates to embrace the challenging position of Cyber Security Specialists in International organizations worldwide. We consider this to be the school wher...

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PREPARING FOR GDPR COMPLIANCE WITH ENDPOINT AND MOBILE PREPARING FOR GDPR COMPLIANCE WITH ENDPOINT AND MOBILE

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Jan 17, 2018

Enforcement of the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all global organisations processing personal data of EU data subjects. When it comes to your endpoint and mobile environment, are you confident that you can answer questions about:  Where data is stored....

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Cybersecurity Trends: What to Expect in 2018 and Beyond CYBERSECURITY TRENDS: WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2018 AND BEYOND

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Jan 17, 2018

The last year saw huge spikes in ransomware and threat actors have become even more proficient at lateral movement. Organizations aren't getting breached by advanced persistent threats specifically targeting them – at least for the most part. Opportunistic threat actors are taking advantag...

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PROTECTING YOUR CAMPUS FROM CYBER THREATS PROTECTING YOUR CAMPUS FROM CYBER THREATS

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Jan 16, 2018

5 STEPS TO MITIGATE THREATS. 1. Assess your security landscape. Regularly assess your vulnerabilities, deploy new solutions and use third-party security audits. 2. Train staff and students. Malware and ransomware often find their way to your network via phishing attacks. Ongoing training can help pr...

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Collectrium Security White Paper COLLECTRIUM SECURITY WHITE PAPER

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Jan 16, 2018

Thousands of collectors and art professionals trust Collectrium to store and share their collection management data and files simply and privately. This security white paper details the security infrastructure and configuration Collectrium uses to protect data and assets entered into the platform. T...

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Public Safety & 9‐1‐1 Mobile Apps PUBLIC SAFETY & 9‐1‐1 MOBILE APPS

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Jan 16, 2018

Mobile applications can potentially have access to a wealth of sensitive information about the user and or device. These findings can  range from applications integration with ad networks to proper handling of a user’s password. Each piece of information that is  accessed by the appl...

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CYBERSECURITY THREATS TO THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY CYBERSECURITY THREATS TO THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY

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Jan 16, 2018

Our increasing dependence on technology and web-based communication has opened the door for cybersecurity threat, particularly in the oil and gas industry. Petroleum companies face significant threats, such as hydrocarbon installation terrorism, which can cause plant shutdowns resulting from sabotag...

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Mobile Security Threats of 2018 MOBILE SECURITY THREATS OF 2018

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Jan 16, 2018

Mobile security is the topmost concern among the organizations today, thanks to mobility and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Most employees now routinely access corporate data from smartphones and tactfully keep sensitive information away from wrong hands. Now the truth is mobile malware are spreading...

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PHISHING ATTACK PREVENTION: HOW TO IDENTIFY & AVOID PHISHING SCAMS PHISHING ATTACK PREVENTION: HOW TO IDENTIFY & AVOID PHISHING SCAMS

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Jan 15, 2018

Phishing attacks are one of the most common security challenges that both individuals and companies face in keeping their information secure. Whether it's getting access to passwords, credit cards, or other sensitive information, hackers are using email, social media, phone calls, and any form o...

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Are You Ready for the Evolution of Ransomware? ARE YOU READY FOR THE EVOLUTION OF RANSOMWARE?

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Jan 15, 2018

With 2017 in the rearview mirror, we’re looking towards the changes a new year will bring. However, while the calendar may have changed, the threat of ransomware across industries and geographies has remained. And worse, it‘s looking like it’s about to evolve into an even greater p...

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Top 10 Cybersecurity Tips for Businesses in 2018 TOP 10 CYBERSECURITY TIPS FOR BUSINESSES IN 2018

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Jan 12, 2018

While your people are without a doubt the power behind your business, they can also be a weakness when it comes to cybersecurity. Organizations must protect against all types of threats – internal and external – and, the first step to doing this is understanding the basics of cybersecuri...

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Mobile Threat Landscape: What to expect in 2018 MOBILE THREAT LANDSCAPE: WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2018

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Jan 12, 2018

Last year, we witnessed more mobile attacks and data breaches than ever before. Ransomwares (like WannaCry, NotPetya…) have often made the headlines as their attacks increased by 300% in the first quarter of 2017 (Panda Lab), and globally, the volume of unknown malwares has quadrupled year-ov...

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Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) IMPLEMENTING THE NIST CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK (CSF)

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Jan 11, 2018

Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). CSF Goals. Describe current and target state Identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement. Assess progress and communicate across organization. Complement existing processes and programs. Cavirin automates the suggested NIST process.

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PROTECT AND SECURE: GUARDING YOUR INFORMATION PROTECT AND SECURE: GUARDING YOUR INFORMATION

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Jan 11, 2018

An AIIM and M-Files survey found that many organizations have serious gaps in their information security policies and practices, while others are taking proactive steps to mitigate the prevalence of data breaches. Of organizations have experienced one or more information security breaches within the...

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Top Seven Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018 TOP SEVEN CYBERSECURITY PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

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Jan 11, 2018

With a turbulent 2017 finally behind us, what’s the cybersecurity forecast for 2018? Some predictions need no crystal ball – the cyber labor shortage will continue, spending on security solutions will go up, the breaches that do occur will be bigger and messier.

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2018 Security Threat Report 2018 SECURITY THREAT REPORT

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Jan 10, 2018

Assessing Nine Years of Cyber Security Vulnerabilities and Exploits Disclosures of significant cyber security breaches have become routine as organizations increasingly rely on vulnerable digital technologies and third-party service providers. Protiviti’s 2018 Security Threat Report aims to he...

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How to Play Your Role in Cybersecurity HOW TO PLAY YOUR ROLE IN CYBERSECURITY

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Jan 10, 2018

For many agencies, cloud computing is a vital component of their IT strategy because it provides the flexibility and scalability government needs to meet modern technology demands. But while there are significant benefits of the cloud, agencies must be careful not to sacrifice security during cloud ...

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TROUBLING TRENDS IN NETWORK SECURITY TROUBLING TRENDS IN NETWORK SECURITY

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Jan 10, 2018

According to recent ESG research, the difficulty associated with network security Operations is on a negative trend. 85% of respondents feel NetSec is as hard or harder than it was 2 years ago and those indicating NetSec is getting easier are outnumbered by more than 3:1.

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5 Cybersecurity Challenges and Trends: What to Expect in 2018 5 CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES AND TRENDS: WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2018

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Jan 10, 2018

Cybercriminals are going to create 3.5 million new, unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021. Compare that with one million openings in 2016. That’s an increase of 350 percent in just five years. And with that increase comes some serious cybersecurity revenue dedication. Everywhere, businesses are ...

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Making Sense of Cybersecurity in 2018 MAKING SENSE OF CYBERSECURITY IN 2018

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Jan 10, 2018

A variety of new threats and challenges will threaten organizations in 2018. In part two of their discussion, watch as RSA's Niloofar Howe and Zulfikar Ramzan offer their perspective on what's ahead in the New Year for cybersecurity.

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Third Annual Study on Exchanging Cyber Threat Intelligence: There Has to Be a Better Way THIRD ANNUAL STUDY ON EXCHANGING CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE: THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY

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Jan 09, 2018

In a world of increasingly stealthy and sophisticated cyber criminals, it is difficult, costly and ineffective for companies to defend themselves against these threats alone. As revealed in The Third Annual Study on Exchanging Cyber Threat Intelligence: There Has to Be a Better Way, more companies a...

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Cyber Security: A Perfect Storm CYBER SECURITY: A PERFECT STORM

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Jan 09, 2018

As companies and industries increasingly rely on technology, security risks become greater. With growing numbers of Windows machines and increased scarcity of skilled technical resources, a “perfect storm” of cyber threats in production facilities is looming. The annual financial cost of...

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A Parents A PARENTS' GUIDE TO CYBERSECURITY

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Jan 09, 2018

Children and teens can be caught by the same kinds of security problems that affect adults (drive-by downloads, links to malicious sites, viruses and malware, etc.). But there are some special ways criminals get to kids, such as links to “fan sites” that contain malicious links or &ldquo...

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APNIC eLearning: Network Security Fundamentals APNIC ELEARNING: NETWORK SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS

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Jan 09, 2018

Confidentiality. prevents unauthorized use or disclosure of information. Integrity. safeguards the accuracy and completeness of information. Availability. authorized users have reliable and timely access to information. The Internet was initially designed for connectivity – Trust assumed &ndas...

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IBM® Sterling B2B Integrator IBM® STERLING B2B INTEGRATOR

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Jan 09, 2018

Now with more ways to tackle tough B2B integration challenges. Integrate complex multi-enterprise B2B processes to enable efficient, flexible and secure collaboration across a growing trading partner community. Get more from your base IBM Sterling B2B Integrator deployment by adding specialized capa...

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8 Cyber Security Predictions for 2018 8 CYBER SECURITY PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

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Jan 09, 2018

In preparation for the upcoming publication of the 2018 Annual SonicWall Threat Report, we’re busy reviewing and analyzing data trends identified by SonicWall Capture Labs over the course of 2017.
The SonicWall Capture Labs Threat Research Team gathers, analyzes and vets cross-vector th...

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Find Out If Your Company is Vulnerable to a Cyber Security Threat FIND OUT IF YOUR COMPANY IS VULNERABLE TO A CYBER SECURITY THREAT

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Jan 09, 2018

The last thing you want is for your company to appear in a headline about cyber security—because if your business is on the front page, chances are the news isn’t the best type of news. Online cyber security breaches and data compliance problems are happening every day around the world, ...

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The Healthcare / Cyber-Security Connection THE HEALTHCARE / CYBER-SECURITY CONNECTION

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Jan 09, 2018

One of the businesses in the spotlight lately when it comes to cyber-attacks is healthcare – in fact, 46% of healthcare organizations experienced a data breach. The data associated with this industry is extremely sensitive and highly regulated, and also actively sought by hackers.

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2018 Cybersecurity Predictions 2018 CYBERSECURITY PREDICTIONS

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Jan 08, 2018

Preparing security professionals and business leaders to shift their thinking and manage cyber as an enterprise risk in 2018. Since issuing our 2017 predictions, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the sophistication, scale, and impact of cyber attacks. As companies strive to enrich their customer e...

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Managing Cybersecurity Regulation Mayhem MANAGING CYBERSECURITY REGULATION MAYHEM

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Jan 08, 2018

Watch as Peter Beardmore, Chairman, Security for Business Innovation Council, and Steve Schlarman, Director, Product Marketing, RSA Archer, discuss a new report from the Security for Business Innovation Council, "Managing Cybersecurity Regulation Mayhem," and what steps organizations can t...

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Cybersecurity Compliance and Resilience CYBERSECURITY COMPLIANCE AND RESILIENCE

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Jan 08, 2018

IT security professionals have to worry about defending against ever-evolving cyber threats and, increasingly, the C-suite has to worry about following cybersecurity laws. The year 2018 will be marked by increasing regulations, and discussions about regulations, that are intended to protect cyberspa...

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THE ROAD TO A SECURE MOBILE FIRST STRATEGY THE ROAD TO A SECURE MOBILE FIRST STRATEGY

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Jan 03, 2018

QUICK & SECURE LOGIN. Deploy modern authentication options to support an optimal user login experience. PROVIDE A FRICTIONLESS EXPERIENCE. Provide the most frictionless user experience for your customers without compromising security. PROTECT MOBILE BANKING APPS. Attacks on mobile banking apps a...

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A Roadmap for Implementing Cybersecurity Frameworks A ROADMAP FOR IMPLEMENTING CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORKS

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Jan 03, 2018

Jackie Groark, Director, Security/CISO speaks at Veristor's Cybersecurity Tech Summit. Safeguarding your IT assets has never been more challenging. From phishing scams to insider threats, it is a never-ending problem for enterprises to keep the right people in and the wrong people out. To better...

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10 INFORMATION SECURITY PREDICTIONS FOR 2018 10 INFORMATION SECURITY PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

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Jan 02, 2018

In 2017, the hacking group known as the Shadow Brokers made a name for themselves with their April release of (alleged) NSA tools (including EternalBlue).  Ransomware became even more mainstream, at least in the news, with the WannaCry outbreak in May.  Arguably the biggest news of the yea...

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8 VISIONARY PREDICTIONS FOR INFORMATION SECURITY IN 2018 8 VISIONARY PREDICTIONS FOR INFORMATION SECURITY IN 2018

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Jan 02, 2018

In 2017, the InfoSec community saw the continuance of several trends from 2016 as well as the emergence of some new and nasty surprises. File-less attacks continued to rise in popularity, ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations became more prevalent, spending on cyber insurance increased, and...

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Different Types of Malware and How to Avoid Them DIFFERENT TYPES OF MALWARE AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

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Jan 01, 2018

Keeping all the valuable data on your PC or smartphone secure, isn't as easy as it used to be. Hacks are happening at an increasing rate, and malware is everywhere. These are the types of Malware and how to avoid them.

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Cyber Security Trends: What to Watch for in 2018 CYBER SECURITY TRENDS: WHAT TO WATCH FOR IN 2018

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Dec 27, 2017

As we wrap up another calendar year, we can’t help but think about the near future and what it holds in store for the cyber security -  and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) as a growing issue.  Based on Corero’s visibility into environments dealing with DDoS, we’ve su...

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As risk management matures, cybersecurity gaps still loom AS RISK MANAGEMENT MATURES, CYBERSECURITY GAPS STILL LOOM

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Dec 20, 2017

Healthcare’s approach to cybersecurity is maturing, but not quickly enough. The third annual HIMSS Analytics IT Security and Risk Management Study1 showed improvements in risk management. However, there are still gaps with addressing increasing security threats and evolving concerns around the...

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Partial Security Isn PARTIAL SECURITY ISN'T SECURITY: HOW PROOFPOINT SOLVES YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL SECURITY PROBLEM

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Dec 20, 2017

Ransomware, email fraud, and email downtime threaten your business—and your bottom line. Your current tools might help with some aspects of email security or stop some attacks. But you need to solve your entire email threat problem, not just parts of it..

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Public Wi-Fi Attacks - Starbucks PUBLIC WI-FI ATTACKS - STARBUCKS

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Dec 19, 2017

One of the dangers when working while on the road is using public Wi-Fi access points, such as the ones you find in your hotel, airport or local cafe. Public Wi-Fi is incredibly convenient, but does come with its own unique risks. While such attacks are not as common as many other attacks, they do h...

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The Logicalis Approach Against Ransowmare THE LOGICALIS APPROACH AGAINST RANSOWMARE

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Dec 18, 2017

How to Prevent Malware Threats Attacker sends e-mail with malicious software or link. Malicious Actors Cisco E-mail Security Cisco E-mail Security identifies suspicious e-mail and attachments and removes or quarantines them.

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This Android CryptoMining Malware is Capable of Destroying Android Phones THIS ANDROID CRYPTOMINING MALWARE IS CAPABLE OF DESTROYING ANDROID PHONES

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Dec 18, 2017

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a “jack of all trades” cryptocurrency mining malware called Loapi that is capable of destroying phones from within in two days. A new strain of malware targeting Android phones, called Loapi, capable of triggering a number of malicious activities...

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The Convergence of Security and Network Operations THE CONVERGENCE OF SECURITY AND NETWORK OPERATIONS

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Dec 13, 2017

More complex business networks, including cloud services and infrastructure, mobile applications, virtual desktops, SDN/NFV, and IoT systems, are taxing both security and network operations teams. At the same time, increasingly sophisticated and persistent attacks are challenging traditional organiz...

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10 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018 10 CYBERSECURITY PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

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Dec 12, 2017

It has been a turbulent year of devastating ransomware attacks (e.g. NotPetya) and gut-wrenching breaches (e.g. Equifax). Undoubtedly, the question on everyone’s mind is, “what’s in store for us in the New Year?” Webroot’s top 10 cybersecurity predictions for 2018 cover...

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2018 Predictions for Cyber Security 2018 PREDICTIONS FOR CYBER SECURITY

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Dec 11, 2017

With rapid digitization and the inter-networked world leading to a huge data explosion combined with the relentless growth of transformative technologies, the importance of cyber security – now and in the future – is unquestionable. Industry requires skilled cyber security professionals ...

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3 Disruptive Trends Driving Demand for Automated Cyber Security for SMBs 3 DISRUPTIVE TRENDS DRIVING DEMAND FOR AUTOMATED CYBER SECURITY FOR SMBS

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Dec 11, 2017

Organizations typically struggle to provide a holistic security posture. There are many security vendors providing exciting and innovative solutions. But from a customer perspective, they often become various point solutions solving several unique problems. This often becomes cumbersome, expensive a...

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2018 Cyber Security Predictions 2018 CYBER SECURITY PREDICTIONS

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Dec 11, 2017

The year 2017 is ending as a record year for data breaches. From the Equifax data breach to the Uber data scandal, there’s plenty of reading material on cyber and data security to keep you occupied. The year is ending, but it’s time to look to the new year. This forward-looking approach ...

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Emerging Challenges in Cybersecurity: A Conversation with Former NATO Assistant Secretary General So EMERGING CHALLENGES IN CYBERSECURITY: A CONVERSATION WITH FORMER NATO ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL SO

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Dec 08, 2017

A wave of high-profile cyberattacks swept the world in 2017 targeting an array of important sectors. Ransomware crippled land and sea transportation and affected hospitals and ATMs. The breach of credit-reporting giant Equifax exposed the information of more than 140 million people, while the U.S. e...

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Don’t Let Cybersecurity Threats Leave You Blindsided DON’T LET CYBERSECURITY THREATS LEAVE YOU BLINDSIDED

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Dec 08, 2017

As this infographic from Proofpoint demonstrates, there’s a huge cybersecurity visibility gap—and you may not be seeing the biggest threats.

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2018 Cyber Security Predictions 2018 CYBER SECURITY PREDICTIONS

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Dec 07, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, here is what you can expect over the course of the upcoming year This past year, cyber criminals caused major service disruptions around the world, using their increasing technical proficiency to break through cyber defenses. In 2018, we expect the trend to become more pron...

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Your Cybersecurity is Made from Human Suffering YOUR CYBERSECURITY IS MADE FROM HUMAN SUFFERING

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Dec 04, 2017

Welcome! You’re here because you know I say things that let you ridicule me to your coworkers or because you happen to have a morbid curiosity about human suffering. If it’s the second one, then please skip directly to the vile pictures at the end of the article to get your jollies. Now ...

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Holiday Hackers Can Ruin Website Availability and Security for Retailers HOLIDAY HACKERS CAN RUIN WEBSITE AVAILABILITY AND SECURITY FOR RETAILERS

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Dec 01, 2017

The few days after Thanksgiving in the U.S. are traditionally peak holiday shopping days for U.S. residents. They flood both physical and online stores to check off items on their holiday shopping lists, with hopes of scoring a few bargains. Almost everyone does some shopping online, according to th...

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Why Most Cyber Security Training Fails and What We Can Do About it WHY MOST CYBER SECURITY TRAINING FAILS AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

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Nov 29, 2017

To date, the only pro-active, user-focused solution against spear phishing has been cyber security awareness training. However, multiple lines of evidence—from continuing news stories of bigger and bolder breaches to objective academic assessments of training effects—point to its limited...

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Cybersecurity: Fighting a Threat That Causes $450B of Damage Each Year CYBERSECURITY: FIGHTING A THREAT THAT CAUSES $450B OF DAMAGE EACH YEAR

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Nov 28, 2017

With recent high profile hacks of companies such as Uber, Equifax, and HBO, it’s safe to say that cybersecurity is already top of mind for many of the world’s biggest companies. However, as billions of more devices get connected to the internet every year – including many that are ...

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DDoS Time to Mitigation DDOS TIME TO MITIGATION

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Nov 27, 2017

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can impact customers, result in major financial losses, and cripple operations of any size. Service providers, hosting providers and digital enterprises are all impacted by DDoS attacks.

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2018 Threats Predictions 2018 THREATS PREDICTIONS

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Nov 22, 2017

2018 Threats Predictions. Machine learning. The development of machine learning to protect organizations will fuel an arms race between defenders and attackers. Cybercriminals Cybercriminals will also employ machine learning to support their attacks. Detects and corrects Machine learning detects and...

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Catch the Latest Malware with Capture Advanced Threat Protection CATCH THE LATEST MALWARE WITH CAPTURE ADVANCED THREAT PROTECTION

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Nov 22, 2017

Now that Halloween is over and your coworkers are bringing in the extra candy they don’t want, let’s look back at the last quarter’s results from SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) network sandbox service. Grab the candy corn and let’s crunch some data. Note: ...

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CYBER SECURITY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION: WHAT COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES NEED TO KNOW CYBER SECURITY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION: WHAT COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES NEED TO KNOW

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Nov 21, 2017

Institutions of higher learning don’t just disseminate knowledge, they store it. Extensive data repositories hold proprietary information about vital scientific and academic research (some of it under contract to businesses and government). And then there’s the billions of pieces of pers...

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2018 predictions - Cyber Security 2018 PREDICTIONS - CYBER SECURITY

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Nov 19, 2017

George Gerchow is making bold predictions for 2018 cyber security. Hit or miss? Time will show. This is an exciting time to be in enterprise software. With the rise of serverless, the power of hybrid computing and the endless uses of artificial intelligence (AI), 2017 will likely go down as the most...

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New Research: Mobile Malware Hits Every Business NEW RESEARCH: MOBILE MALWARE HITS EVERY BUSINESS

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Nov 17, 2017

Every business has experienced at least one mobile cyberattack in the past year, according to a new study published today by Check Point mobile threat researchers. The report, entitled Mobile Cyberattacks Impact Every Business, is the first study to document the volume and impact of mobile attacks a...

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Banking Malware Spin-Off Targets Twitter, Facebook Accounts BANKING MALWARE SPIN-OFF TARGETS TWITTER, FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS

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Nov 17, 2017

First reported by ZDNet, the Zeus offshoot has been repurposed with “new espionage capabilities” to both monitor and modify Facebook and Twitter posts, as well as gain the ability to eavesdrop on emails.

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FIND YOUR WEAKEST LINK TO PROTECT AGAINST MALWARE FIND YOUR WEAKEST LINK TO PROTECT AGAINST MALWARE

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Nov 16, 2017

According to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigation Report for 2017, two-thirds of cybersecurity breaches are caused by malware installed by malicious email attachments, and 43 percent of those attacks happen when hackers successfully utilize social-engineering tactics to breach company security....

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Phishing Threats – How to Identify and Avoid Targeted Email Attacks PHISHING THREATS – HOW TO IDENTIFY AND AVOID TARGETED EMAIL ATTACKS

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Nov 15, 2017

What is Phishing? As you may already know, phishing threats involve malicious emails that attempt to get you to disclose your personably identifiable information (PII) to compromise your personal identity or corporate data.

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Exploring Anti-Malware Testing Methodologies EXPLORING ANTI-MALWARE TESTING METHODOLOGIES

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Nov 09, 2017

The simple objective in testing an anti-malware product is to verify that it stops execution of malware on the endpoint. Testing in this case is not about features and functions, it’s about preventing the malware from executing.

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Is Your DDoS Cloud Signaling Just Blowing Smoke? IS YOUR DDOS CLOUD SIGNALING JUST BLOWING SMOKE?

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Nov 08, 2017

More and more organizations today are adopting a hybrid DDoS approach which combines both on-prem DDoS appliances with cloud mitigation capabilities. A hybrid DDoS approach takes a best-of-both worlds approach, combining the immediate response times of premise-based devices, with the capacity and fl...

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SonicWall First to Identify 73 Percent of New Malware with Capture ATP Sandbox SONICWALL FIRST TO IDENTIFY 73 PERCENT OF NEW MALWARE WITH CAPTURE ATP SANDBOX

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Nov 08, 2017

Last month, I wrote how we found nearly 26,500 new forms of malware and shared some general stats.  Let’s take a look at the new threats found by SonicWall’s network sandbox, Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP).

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Legislation Incoming: How Prepared Is the Cybersecurity Community? LEGISLATION INCOMING: HOW PREPARED IS THE CYBERSECURITY COMMUNITY?

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Nov 08, 2017

It’s hard to miss the spotlight shone on the cybersecurity industry recently. There’s been a procession of infamous, high-profile cyberattacks. At the same time, organisations are being required to comply with tougher data protection and regulations that, in the case of EU GDPR, will be ...

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NIST Cybersecurity Framework: IoT and PKI Security NIST CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK: IOT AND PKI SECURITY

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Nov 07, 2017

In order to talk about any specialized field of knowledge, you need a common language with agreed upon terms, definitions and some level of accepted industry standards. Cybersecurity is no different. But as the industry has evolved, this critical foundational concept has somehow taken a backseat.

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Developing Threats in Mobile Phishing DEVELOPING THREATS IN MOBILE PHISHING

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Nov 06, 2017

In the past decade, we have seen malware, man-in-the-middle attacks, and data leaks as the important and widespread threats for organizations leveraging on mobile devices. However, another, and possibly the most overlooked but equally dangerous mobile attack on the rise today: the mobile phishing.

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How Can Healthcare Organizations Combat Cybersecurity Threats? HOW CAN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS COMBAT CYBERSECURITY THREATS?

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Nov 06, 2017

The healthcare industry has a specific challenge around cyber security, and foundational to the core of patient care is trust. Absent trust, the rest of the relationship falls apart. Digital trust, how we deal with patient data, is part of that equation.

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Protecting the Healthcare System from Cyberattacks PROTECTING THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM FROM CYBERATTACKS

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Nov 06, 2017

Last year HHS established the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force following the passage of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. The Task Force was composed of government and private industry leaders who are innovators in technology and leaders in healthcare cybersecurity.

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Bad Rabbit Ransomware Attack Was Hiding A Spear Phishing Campaign BAD RABBIT RANSOMWARE ATTACK WAS HIDING A SPEAR PHISHING CAMPAIGN

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Nov 06, 2017

During the attacks in eastern Europe with the Bad Rabbit ransomware, a more insidious attack was taking place in Ukraine under its cover, Reuters reported. Serhiy Demedyuk, head of the Ukrainian state cyber police, stated that a number of Ukrainian entities were targeted by phishing campaigns at the...

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Financial Services Cybersecurity: Addressing the Horizontal Attack Surface FINANCIAL SERVICES CYBERSECURITY: ADDRESSING THE HORIZONTAL ATTACK SURFACE

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Nov 03, 2017

The financial services industry is a prime target for cybercriminals, yet significant security gaps persist. PwC’s Global State of Information Security® Survey 2017 notes that “41 percent of financial services respondents ranked assessment of security protocols and standards of third...

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Getting a Firsthand Understanding of Healthcare Cybersecurity Challenges GETTING A FIRSTHAND UNDERSTANDING OF HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES

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Nov 02, 2017

Fortinet recently hosted nine information security and healthcare IT leaders at its Healthcare Advisory Board Meeting in Miami. Over the course of the two-day event, leaders from Fortinet met and collaborated with these members of the healthcare information security community to get a full understan...

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7 Tips for Defending Your Network against DDoS Attacks 7 TIPS FOR DEFENDING YOUR NETWORK AGAINST DDOS ATTACKS

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Nov 02, 2017

Today’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are almost unrecognizable from the early days of attacks, when most were simple, volumetric attacks intended to cause embarrassment and brief disruption.

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Cyber Security: Are digital doors still open? CYBER SECURITY: ARE DIGITAL DOORS STILL OPEN?

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Nov 01, 2017

Security is becoming a rapidly evolving and complex issue that various organizations are contending with today. It continues to be one of the most pressing challenges faced by Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) today. With the increasing impact of socia...

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5 Biggest Takeaways From WannaCry Ransomware 5 BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS FROM WANNACRY RANSOMWARE

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Nov 01, 2017

Global in scale, with across the board press coverage, the WannaCry ransomware attack has quickly gained a reputation as one of the worst cyber incidents in recent memory. Despite the scale, this attack relied on the same tried and true methods as other successful malware: find exposed ports on the ...

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What is Bad Rabbit Ransomware? WHAT IS BAD RABBIT RANSOMWARE?

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Nov 01, 2017

Bad Rabbit ransomware has recently created headlines on 24th of October after it attacked computer networks across Russia, Ukraine, Turkey & Germany. Bad Rabbit attack is similar to the attacks of Petya Ransomware & WannaCry Ransomware, which locked data of computer users and demanded a rans...

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‘Reaper’ Botnet – A DDoS Trick or Treat? ‘REAPER’ BOTNET – A DDOS TRICK OR TREAT?

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Oct 31, 2017

Researchers have discovered a massive new botnet, dubbed ‘Reaper’ or ‘IoTroop’, targeting poorly-defended IoT devices to form a ‘zombie army’ of devices that could rock the entire Internet with a powerful DDoS attack.

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Beware of Phishing Attacks BEWARE OF PHISHING ATTACKS

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Oct 31, 2017

What is phishing? Why do you and your employees need to look out for phishing scams? Here is a quick tutorial on what you need to know about phishing and how to avoid phishing attacks.

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Recover from malware and ransomware RECOVER FROM MALWARE AND RANSOMWARE

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Oct 31, 2017

We live in an era where ransomware and malware attacks are constantly making headlines. It seems like the electronic world we know is under constant attack. These attacks can cost millions, even billions in lost revenue, leaked information, and productivity. Cybersecurity – it’s top of m...

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Restore data after ransomware attack RESTORE DATA AFTER RANSOMWARE ATTACK

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Oct 31, 2017

Ransomware attacks are far more than an inconvenience. They can be costly, and literally bring business operations to a halt. That's something that's been well documented in the news headlines… big companies… unfortunately attacked and finding their critical data held for ranso...

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Meet the latest cyber threats: FreeMilk and Bad Rabbit MEET THE LATEST CYBER THREATS: FREEMILK AND BAD RABBIT

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Oct 30, 2017

First detected in May 2017, FreeMilk is considered a particularly dangerous cyber threat because, once activated, it uses your computer to continue downloading sophisticated malware. complicated series of events leading up to the malware strike begins with the attacker observing an email exchange.

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Critical Infrastructure and Cyber Security CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND CYBER SECURITY

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Oct 30, 2017

Before the recent natural disasters, I could describe to you how we as a community might recover after a cyberattack to our critical infrastructure, but it would be hard to imagine. Some may argue that it would be too extreme of a scenario to consider and that we would never get to the point where w...

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Preventing Bad Rabbit Is Only Remarkable If It PREVENTING BAD RABBIT IS ONLY REMARKABLE IF IT'S UNREMARKABLE

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Oct 27, 2017

In the last 48 hours, a hurricane of e-mails has crossed my Inbox, with breathless and self-congratulatory subject lines like "Our latest release detects Bad Rabbit" and "XYZ now protects XYZ customers from Bad Rabbit."

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Sage Ransomware Distinguishes Itself with Engaging User Interface and Easy Payment Process SAGE RANSOMWARE DISTINGUISHES ITSELF WITH ENGAGING USER INTERFACE AND EASY PAYMENT PROCESS

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Oct 26, 2017

In early 2017, the Sage ransomware distinguished itself with a fresh take on the business model for criminal ransomware operations. Built with an engaging, intuitive user interface for requesting the ransom payment, it also reinforced the fact criminals are willing to invest in developing new versio...

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Bad Rabbit Ransomware | Early Halloween? BAD RABBIT RANSOMWARE | EARLY HALLOWEEN?

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Oct 26, 2017

The Bad Rabbit Ransomware Attack looks very similar to the Petya/NotPetya incident. Most of Europe is affected although Russia and Ukraine were hit first. Bad Rabbit does spread through your network and uses a tor/onion based payment system.

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Everything You Need to Know About DDoS Attacks EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DDOS ATTACKS

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Oct 26, 2017

Since the first Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack was launched in 1974, Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks have remained among the most persistent and damaging cyber-attacks. Let’s examine how these attacks have evolved and how your company can mitigate them.

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BANK PHISHING SCAM IS USING SHORTENED LINKS BANK PHISHING SCAM IS USING SHORTENED LINKS

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Oct 26, 2017

Earlier this month, we witnessed a phishing attack on bank customers in Malaysia which combines some common social engineering techniques (scare tactics) with some newer technical misdirection techniques (URL shortening), and decided to provide a detailed blow-by-blow for you below on how this parti...

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Cb Defense’s ‘Streaming Ransomware Prevention’ Stops Bad Rabbit in Its Tracks CB DEFENSE’S ‘STREAMING RANSOMWARE PREVENTION’ STOPS BAD RABBIT IN ITS TRACKS

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Oct 25, 2017

Bad Rabbit appeared to infect machines via a drive-by-download that prompted the user to download a fake Adobe Flash installer. No exploits were used during initial infection. Once executed, Bad Rabbit shared similar worming capabilities as NotPetya & WannaCry.

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Beware of Bad Rabbit ransomware BEWARE OF BAD RABBIT RANSOMWARE

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Oct 25, 2017

New large-scale ransomware attack hits Windows PCs globally. Bad Rabbit ransomware has infected several big Russian media outlets, a Ukrainian airport and a number of other targets in Germany, Turkey and other countries.

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Bad Rabbit Ransomware Attack Blocked by Check Point SandBlast Anti-Ransomware BAD RABBIT RANSOMWARE ATTACK BLOCKED BY CHECK POINT SANDBLAST ANTI-RANSOMWARE

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Oct 25, 2017

A new ransomware attack called Bad Rabbit has struck organizations in Eastern Europe, and is now spreading to Turkey and Germany. Russian media outlets were among the first to report the ransomware, along with transportation systems in Ukraine.

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WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM RECENT CYBER ATTACKS TARGETING SCHOOL SYSTEMS WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM RECENT CYBER ATTACKS TARGETING SCHOOL SYSTEMS

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Oct 25, 2017

Just after the school year commenced, Steve Bradshaw, superintendent of the Columbia Falls, Montana, schools got a menacing text from a number he didn’t recognize. The cyber thug behind the message made a myriad of threats – including physical harm to district students and staff and rele...

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Botnets Growing, via Reaper and Sockbot Malware BOTNETS GROWING, VIA REAPER AND SOCKBOT MALWARE

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Oct 25, 2017

Thus far, the largest DDoS attack ever (estimated at 1.2 Tbps) was powered by 100,000 enslaved bots, but that number could be eclipsed by even larger botnets that are recently being formed.

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Worldwide Bad Rabbit Ransomware Outbreak Starts With Social Engineering WORLDWIDE BAD RABBIT RANSOMWARE OUTBREAK STARTS WITH SOCIAL ENGINEERING

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Oct 25, 2017

The outbreak started Tuesday and froze computer systems in several European countries, and began spreading to the U.S., the latest in a series of attacks. Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued an alert saying it had received “multiple reports” o...

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Bad Rabbit Ransomware: The Latest Attack BAD RABBIT RANSOMWARE: THE LATEST ATTACK

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Oct 24, 2017

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, a new strand of ransomware named Bad Rabbit appeared in Russia and the Ukraine and spread throughout the day. It first was found after attacking Russian media outlets and large organizations in the Ukraine, and has found its way into Western Europe and the United States.

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Threat Advisory & Analysis: ‘Bad Rabbit’ Ransomware THREAT ADVISORY & ANALYSIS: ‘BAD RABBIT’ RANSOMWARE

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Oct 24, 2017

On October 24, a large-scale ransomware campaign spread across Europe, in campaigns closely mimicking the NotPetya attacks from earlier this year. Just as was the case with NotPetya, the sample appeared to spread through traditional methods of making SMB connections within a corporate environment, s...

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Delivering Zero-Day Defenses with Symantec Endpoint Protection DELIVERING ZERO-DAY DEFENSES WITH SYMANTEC ENDPOINT PROTECTION

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Oct 24, 2017

Increasing layers of defense have forced the attackers to change their approach, using file-less attack techniques that ‘live off the land’ and are difficult to detect by traditional means. More and more attackers are taking advantage of what already exists on a device to carry out their...

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Protecting Xero’s Cloud-Based Accounting Platform from Cyber Attacks PROTECTING XERO’S CLOUD-BASED ACCOUNTING PLATFORM FROM CYBER ATTACKS

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Oct 24, 2017

Meeting with customers is always insightful, and recently I got a chance to sit down with Aaron McKeown, head of security engineering and architecture at Xero, to talk about how they use Imperva SecureSphere for their cloud-hosted applications.

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Introduction to Cybersecurity INTRODUCTION TO CYBERSECURITY

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Oct 23, 2017

Over the past two decades, the world of cyberspace has dramatically altered the way in which businesses operate. In this new unforgiving era, companies have to quickly adjust to the rapidly changing landscape, adopting and integrating new technologies, or risk getting left behind.

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Mobile malware on iOS and Android MOBILE MALWARE ON IOS AND ANDROID

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Oct 23, 2017

Mobile devices are becoming increasingly valuable business tools, with their safety being critically important for organizations’ overall data security. Can your company mobiles contract malware from legitimate app stores.

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Attribution, AI and hacking | Salted Hash Ep 4 ATTRIBUTION, AI AND HACKING | SALTED HASH EP 4

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Oct 23, 2017

Does attack attribution really matter? CSO's Fahmida Rashid and Steve Ragan argue that what, when and how a breach happened are the most immediate concerns. Who did it comes later.

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One Year after the Largest DDoS Attack ONE YEAR AFTER THE LARGEST DDOS ATTACK

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Oct 20, 2017

It’s been a full year since what most believe to be the world’s largest volumetric Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack occurred; on October 21, 2016 over the course of several hours the Domain Name Service Provider Dyn came under attack by two large and complex DDoS attacks again...

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Lessons learned review of the WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Attack LESSONS LEARNED REVIEW OF THE WANNACRY RANSOMWARE CYBER ATTACK

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Oct 18, 2017

The Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) Data Security Leadership Board (DSLB) commissioned the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the health and social care system in England to carry out a review of May 2017’s WannaCry cyber attack. 1.2. The report sets out the events that oc...

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Radware’s Attack Mitigation Solution: Evolving Threats and How Best to Stay Protected RADWARE’S ATTACK MITIGATION SOLUTION: EVOLVING THREATS AND HOW BEST TO STAY PROTECTED

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Oct 18, 2017

Preparing for “common” DDoS attacks is no longer enough. With the growing online availability of attack tools and services the pool of possible attacks is larger than ever. Learn about today’s evolving and dynamic threats and see how Radware’s Attack Mitigation Solution combi...

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Resilience in the Age of Automated Hacking RESILIENCE IN THE AGE OF AUTOMATED HACKING

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Oct 18, 2017

When we think about cyber attacks, we usually think about the malicious actors behind the attacks, the people who profit or gain from exploiting digital vulnerabilities and trafficking sensitive data.

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8 WAYS WE ARE SECURING YOUR TRACKS 8 WAYS WE ARE SECURING YOUR TRACKS

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Oct 17, 2017

While the implementation of computer-based control systems, particularly railway signalling and interlocking tools, is helping to increase capacity, speed, and optimize train operation, maintaining the cybersecurity of such devices is of paramount importance.

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How Securing Recursive DNS Proactively Protects Your Network HOW SECURING RECURSIVE DNS PROACTIVELY PROTECTS YOUR NETWORK

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Oct 17, 2017

With high-profile security attacks occurring every day, organizations are more concerned than ever with cyber security. Many are going well beyond anti-virus protection and firewalls to adopt multiple layers of security such as intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways.

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Mobile Phishing Attacks Jump, Financial Industry Is Biggest Target MOBILE PHISHING ATTACKS JUMP, FINANCIAL INDUSTRY IS BIGGEST TARGET

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Oct 17, 2017

Jason Koestenblatt at Enterprise Mobility Exchange wrote: "Thanks to the amount of time employees are spending online to get work done, hackers have a veritable treasure trove of opportunities and touch points to gain entry into an enterprise’s data and sensitive information.

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Summary Report on Financial Sector Cybersecurity Regulations, Guidance and Supervisory Practices SUMMARY REPORT ON FINANCIAL SECTOR CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS, GUIDANCE AND SUPERVISORY PRACTICES

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Oct 13, 2017

Cyber attacks are a threat to the entire financial system, a fact that is underscored by recent reports of significant and successful attacks both inside and outside the financial sector. The 2016 attack on the Bangladesh Bank resulted in the theft of $81 million, the WannaCry ransomware attack infe...

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DDoS Attacks Still on the Rise and Now Targeting Corporate Data DDOS ATTACKS STILL ON THE RISE AND NOW TARGETING CORPORATE DATA

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Oct 13, 2017

A new global survey by Kaspersky found that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have doubled over the last year. The research emphasised how any organisation, regardless of its size, type or location, can be seriously impacted by such attacks.

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31 Internet Security Tips on CyberSecurity 31 INTERNET SECURITY TIPS ON CYBERSECURITY

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Oct 12, 2017

October is observed as Cyber Security Month which is an annual campaign organized to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. Here’s an infographic that puts together 31 tips on Internet Security that will help you protect your digital devices, identity, and personal information ...

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How Ransomware Infects your Computer HOW RANSOMWARE INFECTS YOUR COMPUTER

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Oct 12, 2017

Ransomware is probably the most dreaded cyberthreat that can strike anyone and at anytime unless we prepare ourselves against it. And the best way to start is to know how this malware works its way into your computer and how you can destroy its delivery mechanism.

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Securing Critical Infrastructure Organizations Against the Next Cyber Breach SECURING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ORGANIZATIONS AGAINST THE NEXT CYBER BREACH

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Oct 12, 2017

The cyber-attack on Ukraine power centers last December — an event that took 30 substations offline and left more than 230,000 residents without power — was a rude awakening for power generation plants and distribution centers around the world.

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Ransomware Attacks on MySQL and MongoDB RANSOMWARE ATTACKS ON MYSQL AND MONGODB

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Oct 12, 2017

Ransomware is arguably one of the most vicious types of attack cyber security experts are dealing with today. The impact ransomware attacks can have on an organization is huge and costly.

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Phishing, application security and cool tools | Salted Hash Ep 3 PHISHING, APPLICATION SECURITY AND COOL TOOLS | SALTED HASH EP 3

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Oct 11, 2017

CSO's Fahmida Rashid and Steve Ragan dig into the latest phishing attempts (and how to sidestep them), plus the debate over application security, and some cool new tools.

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Are Power Utilities Prepared for Cyber Attacks? ARE POWER UTILITIES PREPARED FOR CYBER ATTACKS?

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Oct 11, 2017

Energy utilities tend to be distributed, and their operations are not always connected to the Smart Grid, or Internet of Things. However, power supply companies have increasingly automated their systems and adopted computer software programs that play a role in power generation and/or distribution, ...

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Why cybersecurity is everyone’s business WHY CYBERSECURITY IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS

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Oct 10, 2017

This month is the 14th National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the annual campaign organized by the Department for Homeland Security to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity for both businesses and consumers.

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Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business CYBERSECURITY IN THE WORKPLACE IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS

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Oct 10, 2017

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month(NCSAM) in the US, which is an annual effort by the Department of Homeland Security to educate the public about privacy and security in our increasingly connected world.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Means Data Awareness CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MEANS DATA AWARENESS

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Oct 10, 2017

There is an old joke about a police officer who sees a man searching for something under a streetlight. The officer asks what he has lost. The man responds that he lost his keys, and then they both proceed to look under the streetlight together.

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Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everybody’s Business CYBERSECURITY IN THE WORKPLACE IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS

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Oct 10, 2017

What can individual users do to preserve cybersecurity at work? Your organization is spending on cybersecurity tools, you have an awareness program, and if you look you will find that there are standards and procedures for choosing and maintaining products to help keep information secure.

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Survey Says More than One Third of US Businesses Experience DDoS Attacks SURVEY SAYS MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF US BUSINESSES EXPERIENCE DDOS ATTACKS

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Oct 09, 2017

How common are distributed denial of service attacks? Very common, according to a survey of business executives released last week by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB).  According to that company’s press release, 35% of those companies surveyed said that the...

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Cybersecurity in the Workplace: Adapt or Go the Way of the Dodo CYBERSECURITY IN THE WORKPLACE: ADAPT OR GO THE WAY OF THE DODO

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Oct 08, 2017

The same goes for cybersecurity in the workplace. We can’t accept a set it and forget it cybersecurity culture. Rather, we must embrace one of adaptation. Leading analyst firm Gartner agrees. In its “CARTA” report, the company leads with adaptation – to risk, to trust assessm...

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Global Enterprise Security Survey GLOBAL ENTERPRISE SECURITY SURVEY

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Oct 07, 2017

Surveying over 1,800 IT decision makers, Fortinet found that almost half of respondents believe that security is still not a top priority discussion for the board. At the same time, they also strongly contend that cybersecurity should become a top management priority, with 77% of respondents indicat...

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Strength in IT Security Numbers Can Be Misleading STRENGTH IN IT SECURITY NUMBERS CAN BE MISLEADING

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Oct 06, 2017

There’s an assumption that bigger is somehow better when it comes to cybersecurity that doesn’t always play out the way one might expect. During an online Cybersecurity Summit 2017 event this week hosted by the Washington Post.

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month: What Cyber Security Looks Like for Businesses on a Day-to-Day Level NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH: WHAT CYBER SECURITY LOOKS LIKE FOR BUSINESSES ON A DAY-TO-DAY LEVEL

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Oct 05, 2017

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, but with the constant drum beat of headline-grabbing data breaches, I could argue at this point that every month is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Equifax and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are the latest big organizati...

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PROTECTING YOUR NETWORK AGAINST BRUTE FORCE PASSWORD ATTACKS PROTECTING YOUR NETWORK AGAINST BRUTE FORCE PASSWORD ATTACKS

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Oct 05, 2017

Everyday, hackers are finding new and sophisticated techniques to compromise networks, yet one of the most tried and true attack methods – brute force attacks – remains popular. It is such a common password-cracking method because it can be used against nearly any type of encryption.

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Cyber Security for digital grids-Secure energy automation products and systems CYBER SECURITY FOR DIGITAL GRIDS-SECURE ENERGY AUTOMATION PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS

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Oct 04, 2017

Interview from EUW 2017 about Cyber Security. Christoph Hampel from Siemens EM gives his view on urgent aspects of Cyber Security at critical utility infrastructures and how to handle the threats to them.

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Ransomware on Servers: Detection and Prevention using Trend Micro Deep Security RANSOMWARE ON SERVERS: DETECTION AND PREVENTION USING TREND MICRO DEEP SECURITY

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Oct 04, 2017

This paper is aimed at information security professionals looking to combat ransomware on their enterprise servers. It provides guidance on how to adopt and implement safeguards to enterprise servers across physical, virtual, and cloud environments leveraging Trend Micro™ Deep Security™....

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Predictive ransomware protection PREDICTIVE RANSOMWARE PROTECTION

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Oct 04, 2017

Keeping your business one step ahead of cybersecurity threats  Growing global interconnectedness is increasing the intensity and frequency of ransomware attacks, allowing cybercriminals to operate on a much larger scale.

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A Psychological Approach to Cyber Security A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH TO CYBER SECURITY

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Oct 04, 2017

It’s no secret that I’m passionate about Cyber Security. So naturally, I do what any other person obsessed would do: listen to podcasts whenever I get the chance. This past Monday, I was walking from my campus to the train station while listening to an interview on Recorded Future with M...

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH

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Oct 02, 2017

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – observed every October – was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay more secure online.

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Simple Steps to Online Safety SIMPLE STEPS TO ONLINE SAFETY

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Oct 02, 2017

Based on what we discussed above, it doesn’t take too much time or effort to launch a successful phishing attack. As a result, it’s one of the more effective ways for attackers to get what they want, which is often financial gain or political/ideological motives.

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Bitdefender Creates Ransomware Recognition Tool BITDEFENDER CREATES RANSOMWARE RECOGNITION TOOL

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Oct 02, 2017

The AV vendor created a free tool to help ransomware victims find which family and sub-version of ransomware has encrypted their data and then get the appropriate decryption tool, if it exists.

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Threat Analysis: Don’t Forget About Kangaroo Ransomware THREAT ANALYSIS: DON’T FORGET ABOUT KANGAROO RANSOMWARE

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Oct 02, 2017

The age of ransomware is upon us.  Advanced ransomware variants are using NSA-leaked exploits to ravage hundreds of thousands of computers and collect thousands of dollars in bitcoins, while new variants are being produced on a weekly basis.

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An Introduction to Moving Target Cyber Defense (MTD) for CISOs AN INTRODUCTION TO MOVING TARGET CYBER DEFENSE (MTD) FOR CISOS

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Oct 01, 2017

This white paper will identify and review the capabilities of two important new technology sets, Moving Target Cyber Defense (MTD) and network microsegmentation. We will also share a view for chief information security officers (CISOs) as to how these new and highly innovative technologies fit withi...

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Sophisticated Protection Against Todays Security Threats SOPHISTICATED PROTECTION AGAINST TODAYS SECURITY THREATS

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Sep 29, 2017

As the amount of targeted, dangerous, and frequent attacks is rising, we need an effective solution to stop them and put hackers is a bay. Let’s understand what security system we really need? Threat intelligence protects against malicious activity You need sophisticated inspection, analysis.

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Digital Vision for Cyber Security DIGITAL VISION FOR CYBER SECURITY

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Sep 29, 2017

For years, the received wisdom for how to secure technology and data was a firewall, equivalent to a ‘lock on the door’. Today the answer is more complex. In a world where technology has burst out of the comms room into almost every area of life, how do we install walls and locks everywh...

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New Ransomware Strain Evades Machine Learning Security Software NEW RANSOMWARE STRAIN EVADES MACHINE LEARNING SECURITY SOFTWARE

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Sep 29, 2017

Here is the latest tactic in the cat-and-mouse game between cybercrime and security software vendors. The bad guys have come up with new a ransomware phishing attack, tricking users to open what appears to be a document scanned from an internal Konica Minolta C224e.

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Cybersecurity: Anticipating the Next Trojan Horse CYBERSECURITY: ANTICIPATING THE NEXT TROJAN HORSE

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Sep 29, 2017

Twenty years ago saw the first high-profile attacks on Microsoft's Windows operating system, while the U.S. government tested its readiness against cyber attacks. Cybersecurity wasn't even an industry then, but the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things has increased the demand on a burge...

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Simple Steps to Online Safety: 31 Days of Cyber Security Tips SIMPLE STEPS TO ONLINE SAFETY: 31 DAYS OF CYBER SECURITY TIPS

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Sep 29, 2017

In the words of the National Cyber Security Alliance, “Each and every one of us needs to do our part to make sure that our online lives are kept safe and secure.” Ensuring online cyber security safety requires daily vigilance and cyber hygiene upkeep.

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The Equifax breach, incident response and the future of passwords THE EQUIFAX BREACH, INCIDENT RESPONSE AND THE FUTURE OF PASSWORDS

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Sep 28, 2017

So much of security comes down to 4 little words: Keep it simple, stupid. CSO’s Steve Ragan and Fahmida Rashid explain why there’s no magical mystery cure for ransomware. Also, how much is data from the Equifax breach worth.

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The Growth of DDoS-as-a-Service: Stresser Services THE GROWTH OF DDOS-AS-A-SERVICE: STRESSER SERVICES

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Sep 28, 2017

The growth of DDoS-as-a-Service has resulted in a wide array of powerful and affordable DDoS services available to the public. Since the beginning of 2016, Radware’s ERT Research division has been monitoring a number of services available on both the clear and the darknet.

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The 4 Key Points to Protect Against Cyber Attacks THE 4 KEY POINTS TO PROTECT AGAINST CYBER ATTACKS

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Sep 28, 2017

Discover the top security controls recommended by Jay Abdallah, Director Cybersecurity Services at Schneider Electric. A recent survey by Ponemon Institute found that cyber attacks against the energy sector are up 52 percent in just the previous two years.

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New Security Challenges Redefine Risk NEW SECURITY CHALLENGES REDEFINE RISK

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Sep 27, 2017

Last year was a record-breaking year for cyber-crime, costing organizations $400 billion. Even cyber criminals with few resources can take down banks, extort huge ransoms, and disrupt commerce and communications.

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Phishing: don’t take the bait PHISHING: DON’T TAKE THE BAIT

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Sep 27, 2017

Another day, another phishing attack. From businesses to consumers, phishing attacks are becoming a more widespread and dangerous online threat every year. One wrong click could quickly turn into a nightmare if you aren’t aware of the current techniques cyber scammers are using to get access t...

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Helping Mobile Operators Keep Customers Safe with Virtualized Network Security HELPING MOBILE OPERATORS KEEP CUSTOMERS SAFE WITH VIRTUALIZED NETWORK SECURITY

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Sep 27, 2017

At Trend Micro we’re always looking for innovative new ways to support our customers and help overcome their cybersecurity challenges. Mobile network operators (MNOs) are increasingly adopting virtualization and software acceleration technologies to become more agile in how they deploy.

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More Mac malware than ever before MORE MAC MALWARE THAN EVER BEFORE

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Sep 27, 2017

Malware isn’t a problem on Macs, is it? You might think so. But that’s not a very safe assumption. Macs have been on malware writers’ radar for a long time. And the trend seems to be increasing.

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Rethinking Cyber Security RETHINKING CYBER SECURITY

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Sep 27, 2017

Three-quarters of IT professionals are afraid their organization will be the victim of a cyber-attack, indicating a big lack of confidence in existing security deployments. Access this infographic and learn the trends driving security uncertainty and how to protect against the threats enabled by the...

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Cyber Security Detection and Response by Verizon Enterprise CYBER SECURITY DETECTION AND RESPONSE BY VERIZON ENTERPRISE

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Sep 26, 2017

Your business has never been more connected—or more vulnerable. If you aren’t prepared with cyber detection, actionable threat intelligence and response capabilities to help fight against cyber threats, hackers can invade your network and infrastructure, destroying your data and ruining ...

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Phantom RDoS Might Be a Fake Ploy, But Beware PHANTOM RDOS MIGHT BE A FAKE PLOY, BUT BEWARE

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Sep 25, 2017

A group that calls itself Phantom Squad has launched an email-based ransomware DDoS (RDoS) extortion campaign against thousands of companies across the globe in the past week. They are threatening to launch DDoS attacks on their target victims on September 30 unless each victim pays about $700 in bi...

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EMAIL SECURITY SHOULDN’T BE AN AFTERTHOUGHT WHEN MOVING TO CLOUD-BASED EMAIL EMAIL SECURITY SHOULDN’T BE AN AFTERTHOUGHT WHEN MOVING TO CLOUD-BASED EMAIL

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Sep 25, 2017

The move to Microsoft Office 365TM is driven by the benefits of transitioning to a cloud-based solution, including reduced hardware and maintenance costs. At the same time, Office 365TM brings a new level of flexibility and agility to organizations. But what is less discussed is its inherent email s...

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Deloitte Hit by ‘Sophisticated’ CyberAttack Revealing Client Emails DELOITTE HIT BY ‘SOPHISTICATED’ CYBERATTACK REVEALING CLIENT EMAILS

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Sep 25, 2017

‘Big four’ accounting giant Deloitte has reportedly been the target of a sophisticated cyberattack where hackers gained access to confidential emails and plans of its blue-chip clients.

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Scam of The Week: "Fake-tortion" Phishing Attacks SCAM OF THE WEEK: "FAKE-TORTION" PHISHING ATTACKS

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Sep 24, 2017

The sophisticated attackers are targeting potential victims in an email sequence that starts with pornography and adult dating links, which are then followed up with extortion attempts.IT security company Forcepoint says it picked up more than 33,500 such emails in August, and Australian email addre...

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Network Security Is For All Businesses NETWORK SECURITY IS FOR ALL BUSINESSES

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Sep 23, 2017

Is your business doing enough to prevent data breaches? Chances are the answer is no. Many small businesses don’t see the need to prevent data breaches because they think it can’t happen to them. The reality is that everyone is a hacker’s target, and preventing data breaches may be...

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Most expensive IT Security Incidents MOST EXPENSIVE IT SECURITY INCIDENTS

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Sep 22, 2017

IT Security is an important Topic for businesses, especially in the times of digitalization. Our infographic Shows where businesses should start to invest.

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Security Leaders Top 5 Challenges SECURITY LEADERS TOP 5 CHALLENGES

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Sep 22, 2017

The digital economy creates new opportunities and risks. Learn more about the five networking trends impacting security by downloading the infographic. 92% of workloads will be processed by cloud data centers in the next few years, according to Forbes.

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How to protect yourself against phishing attacks HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST PHISHING ATTACKS

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Sep 22, 2017

The infographic below offers some best practice tips for safeguarding yourself against this increasingly common form of identity theft, which is tricky to detect. This infographic has been designed by Inspired eLearning, which is “dedicated to delivering the highest quality enterprise educatio...

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NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CYBER SECURITY FEARS AND RESILIENCE STRATEGY NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CYBER SECURITY FEARS AND RESILIENCE STRATEGY

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Sep 21, 2017

Cyber-attacks like the WannaCry incident which crippled many National Health Service (NHS) trusts in May this year brought into sharp focus the aging IT infrastructure and unpatched systems leading to the disruption of critical patient services.

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TrickBot Targeting Financial and Cryptocurrency Data TRICKBOT TARGETING FINANCIAL AND CRYPTOCURRENCY DATA

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Sep 21, 2017

While a great deal of focus for research into botnet trojans is on the multipurpose utility of this malware, many of these same tools are still utilized for direct financial crimes and fraud. This configuration data, provides a prima-facie insight into some of the preferred means for monetary gains ...

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Anti-Malware Testing Made Easy ANTI-MALWARE TESTING MADE EASY

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Sep 20, 2017

Anti-Malware Testing Made Easy. Evaluate your solution options. When it comes to effectiveness, don’t fully trust third-party test results, TEST FOR YOURSELF. 60% of Security IT decision makers place next-generation anti-malware as a top priority purchase for the coming year. 83% prefer an ant...

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How New Cybersecurity Analyst Tools Protect Data HOW NEW CYBERSECURITY ANALYST TOOLS PROTECT DATA

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Sep 20, 2017

New security tools and skills are in demand. See how they are put to work in this fun video and how you can be a part of the new normal for cybersecurity. Most security professionals agree.

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Barracuda Advanced Technology Group Tracks 20 Million Ransomware Phishing Attack BARRACUDA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY GROUP TRACKS 20 MILLION RANSOMWARE PHISHING ATTACK

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Sep 20, 2017

Barracuda Advanced Technology Group says it’s tracking a ransomware threat that has so far spawned about 20 million phishing emails sent to unsuspecting users around the world in in the last 24 hours and the threat is growing.

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Cybersecurity Solutions for Connected Vehicles CYBERSECURITY SOLUTIONS FOR CONNECTED VEHICLES

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Sep 19, 2017

The information provided herein is for general information and educational purposes only. It is not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The information contained herein may not be applicable to all situations and may not reflect the most current situation. Nothing contai...

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Do Hackers Have It Easy? DO HACKERS HAVE IT EASY?

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Sep 19, 2017

Hackers got it easy. At least, it feels like it. They are in a growing “industry” with many, almost endless, targets to choose from. They have access to new tools and techniques, services that make it easy for them to launch an attack and lots of information and personal data at their fi...

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Five questions you should be asking about cybersecurity FIVE QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD BE ASKING ABOUT CYBERSECURITY

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Sep 18, 2017

The threat of hackers stealing private information and holding it for ransom is real, and the healthcare industry has become a prime target – in fact, phishing as emerged as the top security threat facing healthcare organizations.

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Warning CCleaner Compromised With Malware WARNING CCLEANER COMPROMISED WITH MALWARE

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Sep 18, 2017

CCleaner the evidence elimination tool that I recommend on The Complete Cyber Security Course has been compromised and Malware added to it. The effected Version is 5.33 of the CCleaner app offered for download between August 15 and September 12 2017.

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Does your mobile anti-virus app protect or infect you? The truth behind DU Antivirus Security DOES YOUR MOBILE ANTI-VIRUS APP PROTECT OR INFECT YOU? THE TRUTH BEHIND DU ANTIVIRUS SECURITY

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Sep 18, 2017

With mobile attacks representing nearly 20% of all cyberattacks in the Americas during the first half of 2017, users are constantly warned to be aware of security risks affecting their data and privacy, and install security software to protect their device.

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Customized Phishing Simulations Keep You “Left of Breach” CUSTOMIZED PHISHING SIMULATIONS KEEP YOU “LEFT OF BREACH”

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Sep 18, 2017

In part 2 we looked at Self-Enumeration, assessing security and business process gaps that phishing attackers exploit. It’s the first step in being “Left of Breach” the process that builds a proactive phishing defense strategy. In simulation design, you model known attacks—ei...

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Apache Struts, RCE and Managing App Risk APACHE STRUTS, RCE AND MANAGING APP RISK

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Sep 18, 2017

People used to argue about whether cyber security is a business problem or a technical problem. But this frames the issue poorly. “Problem” and “solution” imply that there is a definitive “solve.” Cybercrime isn’t a technical problem that can be definitively...

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Top 5 Cyber Security Hacks of 2017 So Far! TOP 5 CYBER SECURITY HACKS OF 2017 SO FAR!

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Sep 17, 2017

Once again on our list, Hacking group OurMine breached Vevo, a video hosting service, and leaked files from the company's internal network. The hacker group, who has a reputation for defacing websites and social media accounts, said it leaked data from Vevo after one of its employees was disresp...

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Integrating Artificial Intelligence into Cybersecurity: Collaboration is the Key INTEGRATING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INTO CYBERSECURITY: COLLABORATION IS THE KEY

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Sep 17, 2017

We have seen from the previous two posts on cybersecurity and AI the importance of using advanced technology to stay ahead of cybercriminals. But often times a threat transcends one particular box. This is where Fortinet’s collaboration is paramount. Regardless of the physical location of the ...

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The state of mobile app security THE STATE OF MOBILE APP SECURITY

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Sep 15, 2017

This infographic talks about the latest in mobile app security, the challenges and the best practices to tackle them by building secure mobile apps. Data at rest encryption In association with Detection of jailbreak and rooting of device obile app encryption obile privacy implementation.

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VEVO Data Breach Caused By LinkedIn Phishing Attack VEVO DATA BREACH CAUSED BY LINKEDIN PHISHING ATTACK

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Sep 15, 2017

A Vevo spokesperson told Gizmodo that the company “can confirm that Vevo experienced a data breach as a result of a phishing scam via Linkedin. We have addressed the issue and are investigating the extent of exposure.”

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How Can SMB Practices Improve Healthcare Cybersecurity? HOW CAN SMB PRACTICES IMPROVE HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY?

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Sep 15, 2017

The healthcare sector has been under increasing attack from cybercriminals with a variety of tactics and motivations. In fact, cyberattacks targeting healthcare providers increased 63 percent in 2016. The increased attention cybercriminals are giving the healthcare space is not surprising. The prote...

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Who hackers target during a cyberattack WHO HACKERS TARGET DURING A CYBERATTACK

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Sep 15, 2017

People risk having their information stolen every day by using weak passwords, opening malicious emails, and carelessly browsing the web. According to CBTS, in 2016, 1.1 billion identities were stolen. Some of the ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim include: changing your passwords regul...

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Malware, Ransomware, & Phishing MALWARE, RANSOMWARE, & PHISHING

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Sep 14, 2017

What advanced threats are of most concern for cybersecurity professionals? In July 2017, advanced threat detection startup BluVector augmented its machine learning-based analytics engine to detect memory-based attacks in real time.

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3 Ways File Integrity Monitoring Identifies Zero-Day Attacks 3 WAYS FILE INTEGRITY MONITORING IDENTIFIES ZERO-DAY ATTACKS

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Sep 14, 2017

A zero-day attack leaves your software vulnerable to be exploited by hackers. It is a serious security risk. Cybercriminals are becoming more and more adept in breaching IT security systems.

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DDoS Attacks on Internet Providers Can Impact Downstream Customers DDOS ATTACKS ON INTERNET PROVIDERS CAN IMPACT DOWNSTREAM CUSTOMERS

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Sep 13, 2017

Enterprises need to consider that even if they have protection against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, their business could be taken offline if their Internet Service Provider (ISP), hosting provider or Domain Name Service (DNS) provider does not have adequate DDoS protection.

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Paradise Ransomware Uses RSA Encryption to Attack Computers PARADISE RANSOMWARE USES RSA ENCRYPTION TO ATTACK COMPUTERS

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Sep 13, 2017

A newly discovered ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) program called Paradise is attempting to infect computers via hijacked Remote Desktop services. An RaaS is where the developer of ransomware manages its development and operates the Command and Control server in exchange for a small cut of all ransom...

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Tomorrow TOMORROW'S THEMES TODAY: CYBER SECURITY – CATALYST FOR GROWTH

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Sep 12, 2017

Cyber security is necessary to maintain the current very rapid pace of technological innovation, with the internet now a backbone of the global economy. But recent headlines highlight how cyber-crimes have become increasingly malicious and disruptive – be they in the form of espionage, financi...

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What you need to know about the Equifax hack WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE EQUIFAX HACK

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Sep 12, 2017

The cybercriminals stole information including names, Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers. Eliad and Ross of Cybereason chat about the possible implications of the Equifax hack, from an intelligence perspective.

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Beware of the Bashware: A New Method for Any Malware to Bypass Security Solutions BEWARE OF THE BASHWARE: A NEW METHOD FOR ANY MALWARE TO BYPASS SECURITY SOLUTIONS

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Sep 11, 2017

With a growing number of cyber-attacks and the frequent news headlines on database breaches, spyware and ransomware, quality security products have become a commodity in every business organization. Consequently a lot of thought is being invested in devising an appropriate information security strat...

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Virginia Suspends E-Voting Machines Due to Cybersecurity Concerns VIRGINIA SUSPENDS E-VOTING MACHINES DUE TO CYBERSECURITY CONCERNS

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Sep 11, 2017

Virginia has agreed to immediately pull all paperless touchscreen voting machines ahead of the upcoming gubernatorial election in November following concerns by cybersecurity experts. Taken on Friday, the decision comes following a recommendation by the Virginia Department of Elections that the mach...

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Cybereason Demo: Next-Gen Antivirus CYBEREASON DEMO: NEXT-GEN ANTIVIRUS

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Sep 08, 2017

Cybereason is excited to announce the addition of Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) to the Cybereason Endpoint Detection and Response Platform. By combining detection and response with advanced preventative capabilities that go far beyond traditional AV, we’re defining a new market - Enterprise...

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Threat Hunting: The human element THREAT HUNTING: THE HUMAN ELEMENT

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Sep 08, 2017

Threat hunting is a process combining automation and human analysis for early detection and remediation of cybersecurity attacks. The knowledge and experience of threat hunters play a very important role in detecting threats, triaging the spread of the infection, and ultimately, remediation.

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2018 TAG Cyber Security Annual – Volume 1: Outlook for Fifty Cyber Security Controls 2018 TAG CYBER SECURITY ANNUAL – VOLUME 1: OUTLOOK FOR FIFTY CYBER SECURITY CONTROLS

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Sep 07, 2017

This 2018 TAG Cyber Security Annual – Volume 1: Outlook for Fifty Cyber Security Controls is a companion guide to the report of similar name issued last year. I will admit that it was tempting to take last year’s report and tweak a few words, add some new descriptions, and maybe draw a c...

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Cybersecurity Risks are Substantial, Says SEC Chief CYBERSECURITY RISKS ARE SUBSTANTIAL, SAYS SEC CHIEF

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Sep 06, 2017

The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission has urged Wall Street to educate everyday investors on teh ‘substantial risk’ of cybersecurity threats. Newly appointed SEC chairman Jay Clayton was speaking at a panel discussion at New York University’s School of Law on Tuesd...

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Chicago Cybersecurity Update 2017 - Ransomware Teaser CHICAGO CYBERSECURITY UPDATE 2017 - RANSOMWARE TEASER

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Sep 06, 2017

The Network Solutions Cybersecurity Roadshow rolls on into Chicagoland as Lead Security Engineer, Jason Dell brings the story of Ransomware and reducing your exposure, to the Windy City.

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR AND RESPOND TO AN EMAIL-BASED ATTACK HOW TO PREPARE FOR AND RESPOND TO AN EMAIL-BASED ATTACK

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Sep 06, 2017

No matter how well you prepare technically for and educate and train your team on cyber resilience, at some point you’re going to experience a cyberattack. Yet, almost two-thirds (65%) of leaders don’t feel their organizations are fully equipped or updated to address email-based cybercri...

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Ransomware: What you need to know now RANSOMWARE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW

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Sep 05, 2017

Reporters Fahmida Rashid and Steve Ragan talk about the latest ransomware threats, the holes in IT security and the burdens on enterprises.

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Maintaining Endpoint Security to Protect Your Network MAINTAINING ENDPOINT SECURITY TO PROTECT YOUR NETWORK

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Sep 05, 2017

Growing innovation can mean a lot of things to an organization – new functionalities, increased efficiency, and potentially, added risk. New technologies and the proliferation of connected devices have increased the surface area for potential attacks, and to stay ahead of an evolving threat la...

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Ransomware Reality Cisco Security Solutions RANSOMWARE REALITY CISCO SECURITY SOLUTIONS

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Sep 04, 2017

The reality of ransomware; it's here, it's sophisticared - and it's shifty! Learn more about today's ransomware threats, and Cisco's simple, open, automated and effective approach to security.Recognize the accelerating threat 2015 Gaining momentum 2016 The “year of the rans...

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Phishing Attack With PowerPoint Attachment Bypasses User Access Control PHISHING ATTACK WITH POWERPOINT ATTACHMENT BYPASSES USER ACCESS CONTROL

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Sep 04, 2017

Fortinet researchers discovered a malicious PowerPoint file which currently is used to attack diplomats, United Nations- and government organizations worldwide. This will soon filter down to mass phishing attacks. The attack uses an existing Microsoft Office vulnerability in combination with a techn...

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Cybersecurity Hygiene Set to Become a Higher Priority CYBERSECURITY HYGIENE SET TO BECOME A HIGHER PRIORITY

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Sep 01, 2017

If passed The Promoting Good Cyber Hygiene Act instructs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in consultation with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to establish a baseline set of voluntary best practices for good cybersecurity hy...

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The Rise of Ransom-Driven DDoS Attacks THE RISE OF RANSOM-DRIVEN DDOS ATTACKS

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Sep 01, 2017

In recent weeks, cyber attackers have become even more interested in extorting money from organizations by threatening to organize a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attackon critically important online systems.

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Machine Learning in Cyber Security: Age of the Centaurs MACHINE LEARNING IN CYBER SECURITY: AGE OF THE CENTAURS

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Sep 01, 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI), and in particular machine learning, has taken huge strides and is now set to really start impacting all aspects of industry and society. This development has been fueled by decades of exponential improvement in raw computing power, combined with progress in algorithms a...

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WannaCry illustrated: See how attitudes have changed WANNACRY ILLUSTRATED: SEE HOW ATTITUDES HAVE CHANGED

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Aug 31, 2017

Clearswift's recent survey with Vanson Bourne into the impact of May 2017’s WannaCry attack has revealed big changes in the way organizations and employees deal with cyber security. We've created an infographic that shows not only the devastating impact of the attack but also how this ...

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Active ransomware attack uses impersonation and embedded advanced threats ACTIVE RANSOMWARE ATTACK USES IMPERSONATION AND EMBEDDED ADVANCED THREATS

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Aug 31, 2017

In the last 24 hours, the Barracuda advanced security team has observed about 20 million attempts at a ransomware attack through an email attachment “Payment_201708-6165.7z.”  Here is a screenshot of the email with the addresses redacted: In this attack, the source of the email is a...

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Cyber Security: The Best Defense is a Good Offense CYBER SECURITY: THE BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSE

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Aug 31, 2017

Despite the dangerous security landscape for businesses today, many are only reactive when it comes to a security breach. This infographic dives into game-winning strategies to go on the defensive line when it comes to hackers, and what to do proactively to keep your data safe.

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Cybersecurity for NAFTA CYBERSECURITY FOR NAFTA

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Aug 31, 2017

When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was originally negotiated, cybersecurity was not a central focus. NAFTA came into force – removing obstacles to commercial trade activity between the US, Canada, and Mexico – in 1994, well before most digital services existed.

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Cybersecurity infographic CYBERSECURITY INFOGRAPHIC

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Aug 29, 2017

Cybercrime is estimated to cost businesses more than $6 trillion globally by 2021 Today, US-based businesses own more ways to communicate and collaborate than ever before. Yet this progress, largely spurred on by advancements in everyday technology.

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The growing menace of cyber-attacks targeting critical national infrastructure THE GROWING MENACE OF CYBER-ATTACKS TARGETING CRITICAL NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE

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Aug 29, 2017

The number of cyber-attacks targeting critical infrastructure grew by 20% between 2014 (245 incidents) and 2015 (295 incidents), according to a 2015 report by the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT).

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SSL Attacks – When Hackers Use Security Against You SSL ATTACKS – WHEN HACKERS USE SECURITY AGAINST YOU

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Aug 29, 2017

In World War II, the Allies had a significant advantage because they were able to compromise the encryption protocols that the Japanese and Germans used to send sensitive messages.  They were able to intercept and decode messages to gain intelligence concerning sensitive military operations.

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DDoS Attacks Blamed on Mirai-Style Botnet of 70,000 Android Devices DDOS ATTACKS BLAMED ON MIRAI-STYLE BOTNET OF 70,000 ANDROID DEVICES

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Aug 29, 2017

Drawing striking parallels to last year’s Mirai botnet attacks, the new WireX botnet has, in recent weeks, pummeled a numbero f content providers and delivery networks with traffic from hijacked Android devices. Content delivery giant Akamai discovered the botnet malware after researching an a...

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Identify and Understand threats with Watson for Cyber Security IDENTIFY AND UNDERSTAND THREATS WITH WATSON FOR CYBER SECURITY

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Aug 29, 2017

Security analysts are overwhelmed with data. That means even the most skilled professional operates on a bit of hope when investigating a threat--hope that they're asking the right questions at the right time.

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When Androids Attack: Protecting Against WireX Botnet DDoS Attacks WHEN ANDROIDS ATTACK: PROTECTING AGAINST WIREX BOTNET DDOS ATTACKS

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Aug 29, 2017

Google recently removed roughly 300 apps from its Play Store after researchers found that the apps in question were secretly hijacking Android devices to feed traffic to wide-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against multiple content delivery networks (CDNs) and content providers.

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Generations of Machine Learning in Cybersecurity GENERATIONS OF MACHINE LEARNING IN CYBERSECURITY

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Aug 28, 2017

In this white paper, we aim to define generations of machine learning and to explain the maturity levels of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) that are being applied to cybersecurity today.

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