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A Cybersecurity Guide for Digital Nomads A CYBERSECURITY GUIDE FOR DIGITAL NOMADS

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May 21, 2019

Technology has unlocked a new type of worker, unlike any we have seen before—the digital nomad. Digital nomads are people who use technologies like WiFi, smart devices, and cloud-based applications to work from wherever they please. For some digital nomads, this means their favorite coffee sho...

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Key Takeaways from Our Latest Global Threat Landscape Report KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM OUR LATEST GLOBAL THREAT LANDSCAPE REPORT

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May 21, 2019

Looking back at the threat landscape of the first quarter of 2019 shows that cybercriminals are not just becoming increasingly sophisticated in terms of their attack methods and tools, they are also becoming very diverse. Attackers are increasingly using a broad range of attack strategies, from targ...

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Don’t have your account hijacked. Secure your online accounts with more than a password, says Google DON’T HAVE YOUR ACCOUNT HIJACKED. SECURE YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNTS WITH MORE THAN A PASSWORD, SAYS GOOGLE

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May 20, 2019

Research published at the end of last week argues that the typical user can significantly harden the security of their online accounts by linking a recovery phone number that can send an alert if there is suspicious activity on the account. The research, conducted by a team from Google alongside res...

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Flaws Found in Google’s Titan Security Key FLAWS FOUND IN GOOGLE’S TITAN SECURITY KEY

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May 17, 2019

Google recalled their Titan hardware security keys this week after discovering serious vulnerabilities. The vulnerability existed due to a misconfiguration in the keys, which allowed attackers to hijack the security keys. The Titan security keys are physical devices which offer two-factor authentica...

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BUYERS GUIDE TO PENETRATION TESTING SERVICES BUYERS GUIDE TO PENETRATION TESTING SERVICES

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May 17, 2019

Unquestionably, the Internet is a wonderful thing - it has opened up business links across the globe and given consumers competitive choice. However, now that you can buy products or services from anyone, anywhere, how do you know what you’re buying - and from whom? This also applies to the fi...

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What is VAPT and how does it support Cyber and Data Security? WHAT IS VAPT AND HOW DOES IT SUPPORT CYBER AND DATA SECURITY?

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May 16, 2019

Cybersecurity is one of the most crucial concerns for every enterprise and technology administrators today. Hackers these days are aware of all the general vulnerabilities that businesses are subject to and are ready to compromise the security as per their convenience. It is very important to guard ...

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SQL injection attack: Your website might be undergoing one right away SQL INJECTION ATTACK: YOUR WEBSITE MIGHT BE UNDERGOING ONE RIGHT AWAY

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May 15, 2019

Injection, this word not only terrifies children but also, is a cause of immense worry for those who have suffered from ‘injection’ attacks. Last week, 90% of the deployed cyber-attacks were injection attacks. In an injection attack, attacker injects a malware or malicious code in a quer...

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Cyber-Stronger Together: The Systemwide Security Awareness Group CYBER-STRONGER TOGETHER: THE SYSTEMWIDE SECURITY AWARENESS GROUP

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May 15, 2019

One hundred fifty years ago, it was not uncommon for friends and neighbors to band together to help one another build a barn. It made for quick work, and just a bit of effort from everyone completed the construction infinitely faster than one family could do on its own. To some extent, this is the t...

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IS DYNAMIC ANALYSIS ENOUGH TO STOP EVASIVE MALWARE ATTACKS? IS DYNAMIC ANALYSIS ENOUGH TO STOP EVASIVE MALWARE ATTACKS?

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May 15, 2019

If you've been following industry news, you often hear about major malware infections and their impact, but rarely do you learn why these attacks were successful in the first place. While a portion of malware is stopped by anti-virus and next-gen solutions, cybercriminals are turning to the art ...

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How To Stop Webcam Hacking By Boosting Its Security? HOW TO STOP WEBCAM HACKING BY BOOSTING ITS SECURITY?

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May 14, 2019

Not a multi-day passes by that we don’t hear any of the cyber security attacks – be it information leaks, phishing tricks, ransomware, or infections – however What About Somebody Remotely Monitoring To Your Webcam? It’s normal today for a home to be furnished with security ge...

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Mobile threats are everywhere – here’s what you can do MOBILE THREATS ARE EVERYWHERE – HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO

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May 14, 2019

Even if your company issues you a locked-down smartphone, embracing best security practices remains vital. Our smartphones. Where would we be without them? If you’re anything like me, making a phone call is the fifth or sixth reason to reach for your Android or iPhone. Whichever OS you favor, ...

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FINANCIAL CYBER THREATS: 10 CASES OF INSIDER BANK ATTACKS FINANCIAL CYBER THREATS: 10 CASES OF INSIDER BANK ATTACKS

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May 14, 2019

It is reported that at least 60% of cyber-attacks in financial institutions are attributed to privileged users, third-party partners, or malicious employees. This occasionally happens through employee negligence, or when an employee has malicious intentions, leading them to commit deliberate sabotag...

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Data Security Regulations Overview by Industry: Finance DATA SECURITY REGULATIONS OVERVIEW BY INDUSTRY: FINANCE

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May 14, 2019

It has now been one year since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered our lives. And in the United States, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will be one-year-old on June 28, 2019. Although these two regulations have made big headlines recently, our economic landsca...

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SiteLock 2019 Website Security Report: Protecting Websites in the Age of Stealth Attacks SITELOCK 2019 WEBSITE SECURITY REPORT: PROTECTING WEBSITES IN THE AGE OF STEALTH ATTACKS

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May 13, 2019

Among the cryptojacking-buzz, Facebook’s data breach saga, and nation-state attacks on companies like Nissan, you likely noticed a trend of high-profile cybercrime in 2018. However, after studying website attacks that plagued 2018, a new trend arises. Cybercriminals swept the web with secrecy,...

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SECURING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WAY SECURING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WAY

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May 13, 2019

Homeland security was not a thing much on the minds of anyone prior to Sept. 11, 2001. That changed with the successful terrorist attacks and shined a rather large spotlight on an ever-growing threat through cyber channels. In addition to creation of a new federal agency and cabinet position, this s...

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Malware less Emails: Cyber attackers’ invisible cloak MALWARE LESS EMAILS: CYBER ATTACKERS’ INVISIBLE CLOAK

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May 13, 2019

Cyber attackers have been known to move ahead with time. They observe the trends in the society, analyse the demographics and work on building up strategies that can help them achieve malicious intent. With the advancement in the strategies employed by the attackers, the cyber vigilantes are also be...

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Practical Ways to Reduce Ransomware Impact: Actions You Can Take Today PRACTICAL WAYS TO REDUCE RANSOMWARE IMPACT: ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TODAY

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May 13, 2019

During the past year, Cisco Security Incident Response Services has provided emergency incident response services for many customers dealing with incidents that sometimes become a ransomware event. In many cases, we were engaged by the company at the first sign of trouble and were able to help conta...

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Best Antivirus For Android Smartphone- Do You Really Need One? BEST ANTIVIRUS FOR ANDROID SMARTPHONE- DO YOU REALLY NEED ONE?

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May 10, 2019

Do I really need an antivirus on my Smartphone? This may have been an inquiry around many years before, times are changing and a significant number of processing assignments used to take place on a computer system, now they currently happen on a Smartphone or tablet. However with a fast increment in...

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BEWARE OF FAKE ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE BEWARE OF FAKE ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE

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May 10, 2019

There is a vast amount of information passing from one device to another on a global scale and this has led to an increased risk of viruses, Trojans, malware, spyware, and other forms of cyber threats. Cybersecurity literacy and hygienic browsing habits are major defense against cyber threats. Many ...

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Sharepoint vulnerability exploited in the wild SHAREPOINT VULNERABILITY EXPLOITED IN THE WILD

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May 10, 2019

AT&T Alien Labs has seen a number of reports of active exploitation of a vulnerability in Microsoft Sharepoint (CVE-2019-0604). One report by the Saudi Cyber Security Centre appears to be primarily targeted at organisations within the kingdom. An earlier report by the Canadian Cyber Security Cen...

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Different types of cyber attacks DIFFERENT TYPES OF CYBER ATTACKS

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May 09, 2019

A lot of organisations have experienced cyber attacks, but how are they actually hit? There are many types of cyber attack, and the one the criminal hacker chooses depends on what they are trying to do. Some want data, whereas others want a ransom to be paid. The most common types of cyber attack ar...

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Customers Deserve Transparency to Manage Risk CUSTOMERS DESERVE TRANSPARENCY TO MANAGE RISK

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May 08, 2019

Our commitment to customers is to be open and transparent, especially as it relates to issues that could negatively impact their business. At Cisco, our leadership made the decision over twenty years ago that we would clearly communicate with customers about technical or other issues that could pote...

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The art of pushing left in application security THE ART OF PUSHING LEFT IN APPLICATION SECURITY

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May 08, 2019

Today, software is being developed at a breakneck speed. Agile development and the aggressive adoption of DevOps is leading to an abundance of functionality and feature sets, or pieces of code pushed out to consumers at a record pace.  These one-click opportunities may indeed get us what we wan...

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Lax Telco Security Allows Mobile Phone Hijacking and Redirects LAX TELCO SECURITY ALLOWS MOBILE PHONE HIJACKING AND REDIRECTS

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May 08, 2019

A Q&A with Kaspersky Lab researcher David Jacoby examines a gaping hole in the telco customer-service process that allows adversaries to commandeer phone calls. As anyone who has called into a bank or utility provider lately knows, security for customer service routines – the prescribed wa...

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Best Antivirus Software List 2019 (New List) BEST ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE LIST 2019 (NEW LIST)

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May 08, 2019

Malware authors are so nefarious that they create deadly viruses to uncover your monetary data or prevent your PC from working by any means. What you require is the most ideal antivirus programming on your PC. Thanks to the lucky stars, as the giant leaders in the security industry do deliver their ...

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7 Critical, and Often Overlooked, Ways to Improve Your Cybersecurity 7 CRITICAL, AND OFTEN OVERLOOKED, WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR CYBERSECURITY

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May 08, 2019

What you don’t know can, and will, hurt you. Cybersecurity is now at the forefront of business IT needs. If you ignore it, it won’t go away, and even worse, your customers will look elsewhere to get the services they need if you’re not providing them. It’s time to face the mu...

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THE LATEST BEST PRACTICE PASSWORD POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS THE LATEST BEST PRACTICE PASSWORD POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

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May 08, 2019

Passwords are supposed to keep us safe. In fact, they’re a high-security risk. You’d be forgiven for assuming that your junior staff would be the users with the least security awareness. But it’s simply not true. Stats show people who work at high levels use passwords that are simp...

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How Regular Cyber Security Assessments and Audits Help Your Organization HOW REGULAR CYBER SECURITY ASSESSMENTS AND AUDITS HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION

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May 07, 2019

Understanding your weaknesses through regular cyber security audits and assessments is critical. Without them, it’s difficult to withstand cyber attacks and protect your organization. As the wise Japanese author Shusaku Endo noted, ““Every weakness contains within itself a strength...

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Dear YouTubers, phishers are after your accounts DEAR YOUTUBERS, PHISHERS ARE AFTER YOUR ACCOUNTS

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May 07, 2019

Do you have a channel on YouTube? How’s it doing — got more than a thousand subscribers yet? If so, you can expect a message something like this: “We’re evaluating your request for monetizing your YouTube channel.” The problem is, it might be fake. In the wake of recent...

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Practicing cyber resiliency in the digital age PRACTICING CYBER RESILIENCY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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May 06, 2019

Retail’s digital transformation has ushered in a new era of data, which allows retailers to work smarter, innovate faster and serve customers better, but it has also introduced new risks. PwC U.S. Cybersecurity and Privacy Leader Sean Joyce says when it comes to cybersecurity, being resilient ...

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How the Internet Got Hijacked – For a While HOW THE INTERNET GOT HIJACKED – FOR A WHILE

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May 03, 2019

A measly Nigerian ISP has hijacked internet traffic meant for Google’s data centers. The incident, called a BGP hijack, occurred last November 12, between 13:12 and 14:35, Pacific Time, according to Google. The incident was first detected and reported by an online service that monitors the rou...

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Tracking Your Adversary with a Threat Intelligence Platform TRACKING YOUR ADVERSARY WITH A THREAT INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM

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May 02, 2019

Anomali’s slogan is “Tracking The Adversary,” or as I like to say it, “Tracking Your Adversary.” Many of my prospects and customers ask me, “How does your platform help me to track my adversaries?” My response is that it takes a lot more effort than what I t...

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Integrating Cloud-Native Security Across Multi-Cloud Networks INTEGRATING CLOUD-NATIVE SECURITY ACROSS MULTI-CLOUD NETWORKS

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May 01, 2019

In today’s rapidly evolving, digitally-driven economy, the window of opportunity that businesses have to capitalize on shifting markets and consumer demands is continually getting shorter. To keep up, application developers and IT teams need to also perpetually shorten the development lifecycl...

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Dispelling Myths Around SGX Malware DISPELLING MYTHS AROUND SGX MALWARE

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Apr 29, 2019

SGX-based malware may not be as troublesome as believed. We'll explain why that is and how Symantec is ready to deal with such malware if they were to appear. A group of security researchers from Graz University of Technology recently disclosed detailed methods of deploying attacks from inside I...

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Why Marketing Departments Are Cyber Security Targets WHY MARKETING DEPARTMENTS ARE CYBER SECURITY TARGETS

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Apr 29, 2019

Because of what they do, marketing departments are potential cybersecurity risks themselves, and digital bad actors are well aware of it. "Since marketers are more closely connected to networking on social media, they share a lot of close-to-home data," writes Sam Bocetta, a now-retired se...

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Cybersecurity Assessments: How to Achieve Your Target Security Posture CYBERSECURITY ASSESSMENTS: HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR TARGET SECURITY POSTURE

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Apr 29, 2019

Every company’s journey to become more secure is unique. The factors that may impact your target security profile include operating risk, unique operating workflows, policies, procedures, risk tolerance, and more. Unfortunately, it is impossible to become 100-percent risk free. The goal should...

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Mobile Security Tips for How to Keep Your Android Mobile Safe MOBILE SECURITY TIPS FOR HOW TO KEEP YOUR ANDROID MOBILE SAFE

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Apr 27, 2019

Mobile security should be every Android user’s concern. This is not only just because your Android phone plays an important role in your daily life. But more importantly, guaranteeing rigid mobile security is imperative to secure all files and information that your Android phone stores. To lea...

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THE BIGGEST THREAT TO YOUR ORGANIZATION’S DATA: AN INSIDER THE BIGGEST THREAT TO YOUR ORGANIZATION’S DATA: AN INSIDER

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Apr 26, 2019

The largest cyberattacks that have managed to make the headlines, like Yahoo, Equifax, and Target, are data breaches on a large scale caused by hacktivists, state-sponsored hackers, and cyber criminals. These attacks dominate the news headlines featuring the company name and the attacker. They can b...

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MOST COMMON CYBER ATTACKS OF 2019 Q1 MOST COMMON CYBER ATTACKS OF 2019 Q1

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Apr 25, 2019

2018 has definitely witnessed a number of notable cyberattacks. To name a few, the time when the city systems of the City of Alaska locked down for over a week after a cyberattack, theft of credit card details of 400,000 customers of British Airways through their official mobile application, comprom...

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Best Free Antivirus for Android App BEST FREE ANTIVIRUS FOR ANDROID APP

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Apr 25, 2019

Antivirus for Android apps are widely available on the Google Play Store. These are Android applications that help users in keeping their phones secure. However, to guarantee excellent Android security, you must select an antivirus for Android app that can provide the optimum level of security that ...

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How Android Virus Scan Protects your Devices? HOW ANDROID VIRUS SCAN PROTECTS YOUR DEVICES?

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Apr 25, 2019

Running an Android virus scan is the process of searching your Android phone for any malware using a mobile antivirus app. Android security is a top concern. One way to guarantee top-notch protection is by conducting regular Android virus scans, and an effective way to attain this is by installing t...

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AT&T Cybersecurity develops new AlienApp for Box for highly secure content management in the cloud AT&T CYBERSECURITY DEVELOPS NEW ALIENAPP FOR BOX FOR HIGHLY SECURE CONTENT MANAGEMENT IN THE CLOUD

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Apr 25, 2019

Today, I’m excited to share that we have released AlienApp for Box, a new security integration between AT&T Cybersecurity and Box, a leader in cloud content management. This new feature within USM Anywhere takes advantage of Box's granular logging capabilities and powerful APIs to add ...

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The Cyber Security Pressure Cooker THE CYBER SECURITY PRESSURE COOKER

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Apr 25, 2019

Too much complexity, too many distractions, too much noise – it’s all taking a steep, personal toll on the people working the front lines of cyber security Feeling stressed? Burnt out? Overwhelmed by the perfect storm of regulation, new threat vectors, well-funded adversaries, rapid tech...

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Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2019 GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY OUTLOOK 2019

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Apr 25, 2019

How did you start your day today? Was it turning off the alarm on your phone, then quickly scanning for any messages you received since last night? Did you check a weather app to see if you needed to take an umbrella? Did you use GPS to avoid traffic as you drove to work? If you’re like many p...

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The Future of Payments? Frictionless THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS? FRICTIONLESS

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Apr 25, 2019

The financial industry has been turned on its head over the past 10 years. The emergence of fintech players like Stripe, Square and PayPal have pushed banks to innovate in ways they haven’t since the ATM was implemented. With an estimated $500 billion retail market spend per year, what’s...

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How Improving Your Cyber Security Posture Benefits Your Bottom Line HOW IMPROVING YOUR CYBER SECURITY POSTURE BENEFITS YOUR BOTTOM LINE

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Apr 24, 2019

Your security posture and company’s profitability are more closely linked than you may realize. Admit it: Growing and protecting your company’s bottom line is a top priority. While many business professionals feign their organization’s mission or value statement as their ultimate d...

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Beapy: Cryptojacking Worm Hits Enterprises in China BEAPY: CRYPTOJACKING WORM HITS ENTERPRISES IN CHINA

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Apr 24, 2019

Cryptojacking campaign we have dubbed Beapy is exploiting the EternalBlue exploit and primarily impacting enterprises in China. Beapy is a cryptojacking campaign impacting enterprises that uses the EternalBlue exploit and stolen and hardcoded credentials to spread rapidly across networks. Beapy acti...

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NovaLoader, yet another Brazilian banking malware family NOVALOADER, YET ANOTHER BRAZILIAN BANKING MALWARE FAMILY

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Apr 24, 2019

As part of our daily threat tracking activity, ThreatLabZ researchers recently came across an interesting Brazilian banking malware campaign. The malware, NovaLoader, was written in Delphi and made extensive use of Visual Basic Script (VBS) scripting language. Although the final payload was not enti...

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Making your MFA secure: tips from a security architect MAKING YOUR MFA SECURE: TIPS FROM A SECURITY ARCHITECT

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Apr 24, 2019

Many security breaches take place when attackers gain access to Internet-facing applications by using compromised credentials. As an added layer of security against leaked credentials, organizations have been implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA) mechanisms to verify the identity of users c...

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Think Cybersecurity Insurance Will Save You? Think Again THINK CYBERSECURITY INSURANCE WILL SAVE YOU? THINK AGAIN

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Apr 24, 2019

By this point, we know that state-sponsored cyber-attacks are a thing. Time and again, we see headlines to this effect, whether it’s election hacking, IP theft, or mega-breaches. For your average consumer, it’s troubling. But for executives at organizations that are targeted, it’s ...

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Essential Android Security Checklist in 2019 ESSENTIAL ANDROID SECURITY CHECKLIST IN 2019

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Apr 24, 2019

Android security should be prioritized. As an Android user, guaranteeing the overall protection of your phone is a primary concern. Countless mobile threats can compromise not just the security of your android phone, but also the personal data stored in it. You must be knowledgeable enough on how to...

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Hacker to Dump 1 Billion Records Online: How Can You Protect Yourself? HACKER TO DUMP 1 BILLION RECORDS ONLINE: HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOURSELF?

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Apr 24, 2019

A hacker, who goes by the name Gnosticplayers, has made it his goal to put up for sale the data of over 1 billion users.  According to a ZDNet article, he is getting close to that end goal, after releasing 65.5 million records last week, for a grand total of 932 million records since February. ...

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Application Delivery Use Cases for Cloud and On-Premise Applications APPLICATION DELIVERY USE CASES FOR CLOUD AND ON-PREMISE APPLICATIONS

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Apr 23, 2019

Most of us use web applications in our daily lives, whether at work or for personal reasons. These applications include sites offering banking and financial services, payroll, utilities, online training, just to name a few. Users get frustrated, sometimes annoyed, if the applications – such as...

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Software as a Security nightmare: The risks of collaboration on the cloud SOFTWARE AS A SECURITY NIGHTMARE: THE RISKS OF COLLABORATION ON THE CLOUD

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Apr 23, 2019

It’s no secret that collaboration is the bedrock of business. In fact, a Stanford University study demonstrated that merely priming employees to act in a collaborative fashion — without changing their environment or workflow — makes them more engaged, more persistent, more successf...

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SOCIAL MEDIA IS A CYBERSECURITY BACKDOOR TO YOUR ENTERPRISE SOCIAL MEDIA IS A CYBERSECURITY BACKDOOR TO YOUR ENTERPRISE

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Apr 23, 2019

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube or the latest online game. Yes, these are the new temptations facing employees on a daily basis. It starts with just a peek; maybe a few minutes, and then before you know it, it’s 5:30 p.m. already. OK, so be honest. Just how much time do you spe...

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What is Anti-spyware? WHAT IS ANTI-SPYWARE?

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Apr 22, 2019

As its name suggests, an anti-spyware program is a spyware protection software much like an antivirus program. It is designed to detect, prevent, and remove spyware and adware infections on computing devices. Antispyware program are also known as spyware remover, spyware cleaner, and spyware detecto...

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Passwords, passwords everywhere PASSWORDS, PASSWORDS EVERYWHERE

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Apr 21, 2019

Throughout our blogs and guidance, the NCSC have said how important it is to change your password policies (if necessary) to make it easier for users to choose 'good' ones. This includes using password blacklists (that is, making sure your users can't choose any passwords commonly found ...

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Botnet Definition and How to Detect Them BOTNET DEFINITION AND HOW TO DETECT THEM

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Apr 20, 2019

Botnet is a network of malicious computers infected with bot malware and remotely controlled by the cyber attackers. Botnets are used by hackers for different attack purposes such as to send spam/phishing emails, launch Distributed Denial of Service Attacks or in some scenarios, botnet authors rent ...

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What is a Worm Virus? WHAT IS A WORM VIRUS?

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Apr 18, 2019

A worm virus is a type of malware that clones itself throughout a network without any user interference. The modus operandi of Trojan horse is like virus in causing damage to the system. It exploits the vulnerability found in outdated security software to successfully steal confidential data, corrup...

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New malware in old Excel skins NEW MALWARE IN OLD EXCEL SKINS

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Apr 18, 2019

Why worry about making a new malware trick when you can tweak an old Excel spreadsheet to do the job for you? Hackers are now doing just that: They are using new techniques to leverage their attacks based on a feature over 25 years old called Excel 4.0 (XLM macros). Despite the age, this feature is ...

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Managing Privacy Compliance in the Cloud MANAGING PRIVACY COMPLIANCE IN THE CLOUD

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Apr 18, 2019

The number and complexity of regulations addressing data privacy continues to increase significantly. Companies offering cloud-based services must comply with these regulations or risk losing business due to customer trust issues and/or potential fines and other legal action. Compliance with regulat...

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Point of Sale Security Tips to Keep Your Data Safe POINT OF SALE SECURITY TIPS TO KEEP YOUR DATA SAFE

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Apr 18, 2019

Data security is critical given the volume of PII and transaction data being collected and stored by businesses. Any security breach, no matter how big or small, can tarnish your reputation and turn away customers. It happens everywhere, such as the loyalty program information breach Panera endured ...

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Why your development team should care about software compliance WHY YOUR DEVELOPMENT TEAM SHOULD CARE ABOUT SOFTWARE COMPLIANCE

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Apr 18, 2019

Software compliance isn’t just a concern of security, development, and legal executives. Your developers and development managers should care about it too. Here’s why. How do you evaluate the quality of an application? A simple quality checklist would include these software performance c...

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What are the 6 data protection principles of the GDPR? WHAT ARE THE 6 DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLES OF THE GDPR?

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Apr 18, 2019

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) outlines six principles that organisations must follow when collecting, processing and storing individuals’ personal data. Data controllers are responsible for complying with those principles, and they must have documented proof of how the organisa...

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The Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC): Advancing the state of software security THE SYNOPSYS CYBERSECURITY RESEARCH CENTER (CYRC): ADVANCING THE STATE OF SOFTWARE SECURITY

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Apr 17, 2019

The Synopsys Software Integrity Group is pleased to announce the public launch of CyRC (Cybersecurity Research Center). Our mission is simple—to advance the state of software security through research, innovation, and evangelism. More specifically, we strive to provide resources and informatio...

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Siegeware and BAS attacks, an emerging threat SIEGEWARE AND BAS ATTACKS, AN EMERGING THREAT

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Apr 17, 2019

As technological solutions to cybercrime become increasingly advanced, able to preempt attacks and weed out vulnerabilities before they’re widely known, attackers also  become more adept at cloaking their presence and concealing their intent. The targets of attacks also change with the ti...

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10 steps to GDPR compliance: How prepared are you? 10 STEPS TO GDPR COMPLIANCE: HOW PREPARED ARE YOU?

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Apr 16, 2019

It’s not too late to comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The Regulation might have come into effect last year, but it’s requirements need to be regularly reviewed. As such, it doesn’t matter what your compliance posture was six months or a year ago. All that ...

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5 reasons why you need a good antivirus 5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A GOOD ANTIVIRUS

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Apr 16, 2019

In 1971 there was no internet – heck, there were barely any home computers! Nonetheless that’s when the first viruses appeared. Compared to today they were pretty tame. One of the earliest viruses, “Creeper”, just displayed the message “I’M A CREEPER : CATCH ME IF...

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Here’s How You Can Better Mitigate a Cyberattack HERE’S HOW YOU CAN BETTER MITIGATE A CYBERATTACK

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Apr 16, 2019

Where does the attack landscape lead us into 2020? No one knows for sure, but strong indicators help Radware build logic chains to better forecast where the state of network security is heading in the future.  Last year alone, the initial attributable cost of cyberattacks increased by 52% and 9...

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Cyber attack powerlessness in the energy industry? CYBER ATTACK POWERLESSNESS IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY?

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Apr 16, 2019

Imagine one of your employees clicked on an email link that let attackers into your network. Imagine that you couldn’t produce energy, have lost control of your systems, and were sitting at the mercy of a ransom-seeking hacker or foreign nation-state intent on exercising political leverage. Wh...

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What is a Whaling Attack? Identify & Prevent Whale Phishing WHAT IS A WHALING ATTACK? IDENTIFY & PREVENT WHALE PHISHING

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Apr 15, 2019

Are your company executives vulnerable to an attack? A whaling attack is very similar to a phishing attack, just with bigger targets such as the c-suite. In this article, learn how to stay ahead of the threat and prevent a data breach. What is a Whaling Attack? A whaling attack is a spear phishing a...

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The Importance of Securing Sensitive Data in a 5G World THE IMPORTANCE OF SECURING SENSITIVE DATA IN A 5G WORLD

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Apr 15, 2019

The pace of change within communications networks is happening at speeds not seen since the shift from circuit-switched networks to IP began a couple of decades ago. Today, we are in the midst of the next major transformation to hit communications networks: the evolution to a new, 5G- and IPv6-enabl...

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From .tk Redirects to PushKa Browser Notification Scam FROM .TK REDIRECTS TO PUSHKA BROWSER NOTIFICATION SCAM

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Apr 15, 2019

In the past couple of years, we’ve been tracking a long-lasting campaign responsible for injecting malicious scripts into WordPress sites. This campaign leverages old vulnerabilities (patched a long time ago) found in a variety of outdated themes and plugins. However, it also adds new vulnerab...

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Breaking Down 5 Different Types of Malware Every Small Business Should Know BREAKING DOWN 5 DIFFERENT TYPES OF MALWARE EVERY SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD KNOW

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Apr 15, 2019

Modern malicious software — or malware for short — has reached unprecedented levels of sophistication, and as the attack landscape continues to evolve, new threats will undoubtedly emerge. Malware affecting websites poses a special danger to businesses. Even some of the world’s lar...

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Cyber-Physical Attacks are Finally for Real CYBER-PHYSICAL ATTACKS ARE FINALLY FOR REAL

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Apr 15, 2019

A range of crucial sectors now face a growing risk of attacks that experts say have the potential to cause cyber-physical mayhem. Here’s a heart stopper: On March 21, the Department of Homeland Security and the FDA alerted cardiologists, hospitals, and patients that hundreds of thousands of im...

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FTC Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements, Privacy Rule Update FTC ANNOUNCES NEW CYBERSECURITY REQUIREMENTS, PRIVACY RULE UPDATE

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Apr 13, 2019

In March, the Federal Trade Commission announced proposed updates to two key privacy and security regulations, the Safeguards Rule and Privacy Rule. Both rules implement regulations under the federal Gramm Leach Bliley Act, and the FTC seeks comments for both. The FTC’s proposed update to the ...

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MasterCard, Microsoft Team with Federal Agencies and Nonprofit to Launch Cyber Talent Initiative MASTERCARD, MICROSOFT TEAM WITH FEDERAL AGENCIES AND NONPROFIT TO LAUNCH CYBER TALENT INITIATIVE

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Apr 13, 2019

Mastercard, in collaboration with Microsoft, Workday and the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, launched the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative – a public-private partnership to recruit the nation’s best minds to defend against global cyberattacks. The Cybersecurity Tale...

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IoT, GDPR and More Cybersecurity Trends in 2019 IOT, GDPR AND MORE CYBERSECURITY TRENDS IN 2019

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Apr 12, 2019

TÜV Rheinland released its Cybersecurity Trends 2019, a report that contains eight important developments in cybersecurity. TREND 1: Cybersecurity has become a topic for the management level Until recently, lack of cybersecurity was not seen as a business risk, but as an IT problem. Despite yea...

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How to Prevent Mirai Botnet DDoS Attacks? HOW TO PREVENT MIRAI BOTNET DDOS ATTACKS?

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Apr 12, 2019

Mirai is a self-propagating botnet virus that infects internet-connected devices by turning them into a network of remotely controlled bots or zombies. This network of bots, known as a botnet, is mostly used to launch DDoS attacks. The Mirai botnet code infects internet devices that are poorly prote...

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Tips To Scan And Remove Those Nasty Viruses From Your Phone TIPS TO SCAN AND REMOVE THOSE NASTY VIRUSES FROM YOUR PHONE

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Apr 12, 2019

Before we explore the possibility if mobile phones can get virus, let’s learn more about the viruses itself. We all are very well familiar with computer viruses. They are malicious programs that infect and corrupt the files present in the computer, disrupting its performance and wreaking havoc...

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Compliance & Data Security Solutions Software Info | Digital Defenses COMPLIANCE & DATA SECURITY SOLUTIONS SOFTWARE INFO | DIGITAL DEFENSES

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Apr 11, 2019

In my years working with technology and security data in the information security industry, I’ve heard numerous people confuse the word “compliance” with “security”.  We’ve all heard the stories in the news about an organization or company that was supposedly...

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More Than Half of Organizations with Cybersecurity Incident Response Plans Fail to Test Them MORE THAN HALF OF ORGANIZATIONS WITH CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT RESPONSE PLANS FAIL TO TEST THEM

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Apr 11, 2019

A vast majority of organizations are still unprepared to properly respond to cybersecurity incidents, with 77 percent of survey respondents indicating they do not have a cybersecurity incident response plan applied consistently across the enterprise. The 2019 Cyber Resilient Organization study from ...

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New Cybersecurity Office to Open in West Virginia NEW CYBERSECURITY OFFICE TO OPEN IN WEST VIRGINIA

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Apr 11, 2019

Legislation signed by West Virginia Governor creates a new cybersecurity office within the Office of Technology to assess the vulnerabilities of state agencies and unify security policies. The new office has the authority to set standards for cybersecurity and is charged with managing the cybersecur...

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The Ping is the Thing: Popular HTML5 Feature Used to Trick Chinese Mobile Users into Joining Latest DDoS Attack THE PING IS THE THING: POPULAR HTML5 FEATURE USED TO TRICK CHINESE MOBILE USERS INTO JOINING LATEST DDOS ATTACK

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Apr 11, 2019

DDoS attacks have always been a major threat to network infrastructure and web applications. Attackers are always creating new ways to exploit legitimate services for malicious purposes, forcing us to constantly research DDoS attacks in our CDN to build advanced mitigations. We recently investigated...

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How IT Governance can help with your cyber security concerns HOW IT GOVERNANCE CAN HELP WITH YOUR CYBER SECURITY CONCERNS

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Apr 11, 2019

Cyber security is a complex topic, so we wouldn’t be surprised if you had questions about what your organisation should be doing. The threat of data breaches grows each year, organisations process more information than ever and the regulatory landscape is becoming a minefield to navigate. Fort...

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ISTR 2019: Cyber Skimming Payment Card Data Hits the Big Time ISTR 2019: CYBER SKIMMING PAYMENT CARD DATA HITS THE BIG TIME

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Apr 11, 2019

Formjacking, while by design less attention grabbing than ransomware, is becoming a pervasive form of money-making attack. During the past few years, we’ve seen alarming instances of nation states using cyber intrusions to sow political discord, infect critical infrastructure, and steal milita...

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GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware poses as EnigmaSoft GARRANTYDECRYPT RANSOMWARE POSES AS ENIGMASOFT'S SPYHUNTER

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Apr 11, 2019

G DATA analysts discovered a ransomware that poses as "Enigma SpyHunter5". SpyHunter is a "Malware Remediation Utility" by EnigmaSoft. The ransomware adopts the logo of SpyHunter as its icon, the file name is "SpyHunter5.exe" and it uses file properties that hint to Spy...

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Can You Crack the Hack? CAN YOU CRACK THE HACK?

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Apr 11, 2019

Struggling? We understand, it’s tricky! Here are two more clues: Hackers will often route login requests through proxy servers to avoid blacklisting their IP addresses It is a subset of Brute Force attacks, but different from credential cracking And the Answer Is. Credential stuffing! If you d...

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Anatomy of a Cloud-Native Data Breach ANATOMY OF A CLOUD-NATIVE DATA BREACH

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Apr 10, 2019

Migrating computing resources to cloud environments opens up new attack surfaces previously unknown in the world of premise-based data centers. As a result, cloud-native data breaches frequently have different characteristics and follow a different progression than physical data breaches. Here is a ...

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Sometimes Threat Hunting Isn’t Enough SOMETIMES THREAT HUNTING ISN’T ENOUGH

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Apr 10, 2019

Proactively searching for threats is critical, but organizations trying to stop advanced threats need to understand that threat hunting is only one piece of the protection profile. All too often the security industry gets caught up in marketing buzzwords, causing a lopsided focus on one part of a mu...

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Why Any Business Should Be Concerned About The Dark Web WHY ANY BUSINESS SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE DARK WEB

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Apr 10, 2019

When we perform a search on the internet, most of us search the surface web.  This is where most of our web browsing and social media takes place.  The deep web – initially developed by the US military – is an unindexed section of the web, with much more information available; ...

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Why Does Linux Need Data Loss Prevention? WHY DOES LINUX NEED DATA LOSS PREVENTION?

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Apr 10, 2019

Linux has earned a reputation of being the most secure operating system, but despite this, it still has its own security flaws. Deploying a secure operating system is an important starting point for every business, but even the most secure networks can be invaded. Similarly to the myth of the invuln...

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Seqrite MobiSMART for GDPR Compliance SEQRITE MOBISMART FOR GDPR COMPLIANCE

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Apr 10, 2019

It has almost been a year now that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into effect. A landmark legislation in the history of data protection, GDPR has changed the way enterprises approach cybersecurity. With its many definitions and focus on data protection and security, enterpris...

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Cybersecurity Innovation and the Patent Landscape CYBERSECURITY INNOVATION AND THE PATENT LANDSCAPE

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Apr 10, 2019

It can be expected that costs associated with cybercrime will rise in the near to medium term and have a material impact on the global economy – while putting individual citizens’ and corporations’ important data at risk by cyber criminals. The White House estimates that in 2016, m...

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Two Out of Three Hotels Inadvertently Leak Guests TWO OUT OF THREE HOTELS INADVERTENTLY LEAK GUESTS' PRIVATE DATA

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Apr 10, 2019

Two out of three hotel websites inadvertently leak guests' booking details and personal data to third-party sites, including advertisers and analytics companies, according to research by Symantec Corp. The study looked at more than 1,500 hotel websites in 54 countries that ranged from two-star t...

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Three Reasons Cybercriminals Continue to Succeed in Breaching Some of the Biggest Brands THREE REASONS CYBERCRIMINALS CONTINUE TO SUCCEED IN BREACHING SOME OF THE BIGGEST BRANDS

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Apr 10, 2019

In 2018, we witnessed some of the biggest data breaches ever – affecting businesses and consumers alike. From social media, hospitality, healthcare and even mail delivery, 2018 proved that there is no escaping cybersecurity flaws, regardless of the type of business or its popularity. For examp...

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How To Keep Better Tabs on Your Connected Apps HOW TO KEEP BETTER TABS ON YOUR CONNECTED APPS

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Apr 10, 2019

Not that long ago, before data breaches dominated daily headlines, we felt secure with our social media apps. Conveniently, every website seemed to allow logging in with Facebook or Twitter instead of creating a whole new password, and families of apps quickly became their own industry. Third-party ...

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Attacks on Closed WordPress Plugins ATTACKS ON CLOSED WORDPRESS PLUGINS

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Apr 10, 2019

The WordPress plugin repository team may “close” plugins and restrict downloads when they become aware of a security issue that the developer cannot fix quickly. However, bad actors are actively monitoring the WordPress plugin repository, paying close attention to these closed plugins. T...

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JCry – A Ransomware written in Golang JCRY – A RANSOMWARE WRITTEN IN GOLANG

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Apr 09, 2019

For several months, QH Labs has been observing an upswing in ransomware activity. We found a new ransomware which is written in Go lang. Malware authors are finding it easy to write ransomware in Go lang rather than traditional programming languages. Infection of Jcry ransomware starts with a compro...

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SMBS MIDMARKET CONTINUE TO BE MASSIVE CYBERTHREAT TARGETS SMBS MIDMARKET CONTINUE TO BE MASSIVE CYBERTHREAT TARGETS

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Apr 09, 2019

If you’re making the case for cyber resilience at your small to medium-sized organization, there is a whole slew of new data out there to help make your argument. Our ongoing blog series Bridging the Cyber Divide is all about helping you—the IT/security professional at a small-to-medium ...

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10 Tips To Protect Your Emails From Getting Hacked 10 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR EMAILS FROM GETTING HACKED

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Apr 09, 2019

What is the most common form of communication in an organisation? Yes, you are right, it is email. It has truly revolutionized the way we contact and keep in touch with the people, be it in the vicinity or abroad. Currently, there are over 2 billion active email users around the world because it&rsq...

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The most common causes of data breaches and how you can spot them THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF DATA BREACHES AND HOW YOU CAN SPOT THEM

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Apr 09, 2019

The longer a breach goes undetected, the more embarrassing it is for the organisation in question. But what’s a good target for identifying an incident? According to Ponemon Institute’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study, it’s 100 days. The average cost of an incident discovered with...

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Out of the Shadows, Into the Network OUT OF THE SHADOWS, INTO THE NETWORK

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Apr 09, 2019

Network security is a priority for every carrier worldwide. Investments in human resources and technology solutions to combat attacks are a significant part of carriers’ network operating budgets. The goal is to protect their networks by staying a few steps ahead of hackers. Currently, carrier...

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Card-Scraping Malware Compromised AeroGrow Customer Payment Data CARD-SCRAPING MALWARE COMPROMISED AEROGROW CUSTOMER PAYMENT DATA

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Apr 08, 2019

Ecommerce company AeroGrow International is the latest high-profile breach after its buy page was infected with credit card scraping malware for more than four months, AeroGrow announced in a letter to its customers and to the California Office of the Attorney General. The malicious code was probabl...

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DEALING WITH CYBERSECURITY STRESS DEALING WITH CYBERSECURITY STRESS

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Apr 08, 2019

You may be feeling stress at this very moment, but do you really understand what it is and where it comes from, especially as an IT Security professional? What is Stress Really? What do you consider stressful?  How do you spot stressful situations? According to WebMD, stress is: “the body...

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DDoS Targeting WordPress Search DDOS TARGETING WORDPRESS SEARCH

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Apr 08, 2019

Have you ever stopped to think about how many resources a search engine has or if your website could handle the same amount of search traffic that Google does? Search engines play an important role on the internet and with how websites perform. One may say that they are the actual doorway to the onl...

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Four Tips to Help Tidy Up Your Tech FOUR TIPS TO HELP TIDY UP YOUR TECH

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Apr 08, 2019

This spring, many of us will roll up our sleeves and get down to business decluttering our homes. Garage sales will be held, basement storage rooms will be re-organized, and donations will be made.  Shouldn’t the same thing happen in our digital lives? After all, the average American will...

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Are You Using Safe Android Antivirus? ARE YOU USING SAFE ANDROID ANTIVIRUS?

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Apr 08, 2019

Tread carefully when it comes to Android security products – and never take an app provider’s claims at face value. In light of recent research showing that the majority of antivirus apps are pretty much useless, these messages are more relevant than ever. Here’s why many antivirus...

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87% of organisations have an insufficient cyber security budget 87% OF ORGANISATIONS HAVE AN INSUFFICIENT CYBER SECURITY BUDGET

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Apr 08, 2019

Although organizations are devoting more resources to cyber security in order to tackle the growing threat of data breaches, 87% say they don’t have the budget to meet their needs, a new report has found. According to the EY Global Information Security Survey 2018–19, organizations are f...

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Making Our Security Portfolio Simpler — and Better MAKING OUR SECURITY PORTFOLIO SIMPLER — AND BETTER

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Apr 07, 2019

Since its inception in 2009, Incapsula has been a proud part of Imperva, the analyst-recognized cybersecurity leader. However, cybersecurity needs are evolving, and so are we. On April 7th, we will officially retire Incapsula.com. All of the great Incapsula web site content that wasn’t already...

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Mobile applications: How to reduce fraud and increase trust MOBILE APPLICATIONS: HOW TO REDUCE FRAUD AND INCREASE TRUST

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Apr 05, 2019

Applications have won mobile, that’s no longer news. As most organizations leverage mobile apps to enhance their users’ online experience, the whole mobile ecosystem is evolving accordingly. Cybercriminals and greedy individuals see in applications a surface to make money out of. Governm...

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BEWARE – New BEWARE – NEW 'CREATIVE' PHISHING ATTACK YOU REALLY SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO

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Apr 05, 2019

A cybersecurity researcher who last month warned of a creative phishing campaign has now shared details of a new but similar attack campaign that has specifically been designed to target mobile users. Just like the previous campaign, the new phishing attack is also based on the idea that a malicious...

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IT leaders need to be wary of becoming addicted to gambling on cybersecurity IT LEADERS NEED TO BE WARY OF BECOMING ADDICTED TO GAMBLING ON CYBERSECURITY

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Apr 05, 2019

Winning a bet is one of life’s little pleasures. People make bets all the time. Many people even like to place wagers on the outcome of those bets. The trouble is gambling can become an addiction. What many organizations don’t realize is just how often CISOs and CIOs are now routinely ga...

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Security testers breach university cyber defences in two hours SECURITY TESTERS BREACH UNIVERSITY CYBER DEFENCES IN TWO HOURS

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Apr 05, 2019

More than 50 universities in the UK have had their lack of cyber defences exposed, with security testers breaching their systems in under two hours. The tests were conducted by Jisc, the agency that provides Internet services to the UK’s universities and research centres. The organization&rsqu...

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68% of Tested Antivirus Apps Put Android Users at Risk 68% OF TESTED ANTIVIRUS APPS PUT ANDROID USERS AT RISK

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Apr 05, 2019

Any time a user downloads a vulnerable or malicious mobile app, they could put your organization’s data at risk. Ironically, some malicious apps masquerade as ways to improve security, which can ensnare your most well-intentioned users. Research by AV-Comparatives, and independent organization...

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National Cybersecurity Strategies: Commitment to Development NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY STRATEGIES: COMMITMENT TO DEVELOPMENT

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Apr 04, 2019

In February 2019, the Cyber Policy Institute (CPI) and APNIC agreed to work together on complementary activities, particularly in the field of cyber capacity building in the Asia Pacific region. To start a conversation with the APNIC community, we are sharing some of the conclusions about a recent a...

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Unsecured databases found leaking half a billion resumes on the net UNSECURED DATABASES FOUND LEAKING HALF A BILLION RESUMES ON THE NET

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Apr 04, 2019

Barely a day goes by anymore without another report of sensitive data being left accessible to anyone on Elasticsearch servers or MongoDB databases that have not been properly configured. Today is no different. As ZDNet reports, researchers have discovered several exposed servers that belong to Chin...

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Phishing Education, Training Can Reduce Healthcare Cyber Risk PHISHING EDUCATION, TRAINING CAN REDUCE HEALTHCARE CYBER RISK

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Apr 04, 2019

The healthcare sector is uniquely vulnerable to phishing attacks, due to high employee turnover and influx of new employees who may lack previous cybersecurity training, according to a new report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. William Gordon, MD of Harvard Medical Scho...

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Getting smarter: IoT devices get some security standards GETTING SMARTER: IOT DEVICES GET SOME SECURITY STANDARDS

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Apr 04, 2019

It looks like consumer smart devices might be getting a baseline set of standards, thanks to some collaboration between a UK government agency, a European Standards Organization, an industry association – and probably help from barrels and barrels of coffee. About time too, as a newly revised ...

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Paliz, the PowerShell downloader in a ZIP and beyond PALIZ, THE POWERSHELL DOWNLOADER IN A ZIP AND BEYOND

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Apr 04, 2019

Threat actors regularly come up with new techniques for malware downloaders to hide and execute their code with the expectation that they can fool antivirus solutions for some time. Paliz is an archive that carries malicious code in an unusual location. ZIP Archive Contents. This malware arrives via...

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Spam-support site leaves 800 million email addresses – and more – out in the open SPAM-SUPPORT SITE LEAVES 800 MILLION EMAIL ADDRESSES – AND MORE – OUT IN THE OPEN

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Apr 03, 2019

A huge treasure chest of email addresses and other personal data has been discovered sitting online, unprotected, and unencrypted by a security researcher. The good news is that the list has since been removed. The bad news is that the list also contained an array of other private information such a...

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Metadata – key info about these digital fingerprints METADATA – KEY INFO ABOUT THESE DIGITAL FINGERPRINTS

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Apr 03, 2019

The US intelligence services have long been monitoring citizens all over the world, saying that it’s for counter-terrorism reasons. Everyone is a suspect. And it’s not just intelligence agencies that are crazy about metadata and traffic analysis – many companies are too. But what e...

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Are Connected Cows a Hacker’s Dream? ARE CONNECTED COWS A HACKER’S DREAM?

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Apr 03, 2019

The implications are massive. As the Financial Times pointed out, “Creating a system where a cow’s birth, life, produce and death are not only controlled but entirely predictable could have a dramatic impact on the efficiency of the dairy industry.” From Dairy Farm to Data Center S...

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Hijacked Email Reply Chains HIJACKED EMAIL REPLY CHAINS

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Apr 03, 2019

Although phishing has been around in various forms since the 1980s, our research shows it continues to evolve—and remains a major threat. These days, phishing tactics have gotten so sophisticated, it can be difficult to spot a scam—particularly in the case of hijacked email reply chains....

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Phishing Attacks – What is Phishing? PHISHING ATTACKS – WHAT IS PHISHING?

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Apr 03, 2019

Although phishing attacks can occur against individuals, we will primarily focus on attacks against organizations in this post.  We will use the term organization to represent governments, educational and healthcare institutions, and commercial businesses, but we will draw distinctions in the &...

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How to manage web application security with Coverity HOW TO MANAGE WEB APPLICATION SECURITY WITH COVERITY

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Apr 03, 2019

Organizations in many industries use web applications to collect and handle information such as credit card numbers, emails, and customer behavior data. They rely on these web apps to run their businesses and gain a competitive edge. Clearly, many organizations are enjoying the automation and wealth...

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INSIDER THREAT PROTECTION: HOW ORGANIZATIONS ADDRESS THE INEVITABLE INSIDER THREAT PROTECTION: HOW ORGANIZATIONS ADDRESS THE INEVITABLE

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Apr 03, 2019

At Mimecast we are blessed to have more than 33,000 customers for our email security, archiving, web security and security awareness training services. And staying connected and engaged with these customers is key to our mutual success. But how best to do this? TechValidate While there is no one way...

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Not just for Processing: How Kafka Streams as a Distributed Database Boosted our Reliability and Reduced Maintenance NOT JUST FOR PROCESSING: HOW KAFKA STREAMS AS A DISTRIBUTED DATABASE BOOSTED OUR RELIABILITY AND REDUCED MAINTENANCE

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Apr 03, 2019

The Apache Kafka Streams library is used by enterprises around the world to perform distributed stream processing on top of Apache Kafka. One aspect of this framework that is less talked about is its ability to store local state, derived from stream processing. In this blog post we describe how we t...

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SANS Reviews the CB Predictive Security Cloud SANS REVIEWS THE CB PREDICTIVE SECURITY CLOUD

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Apr 03, 2019

Understanding the Landscape. Day by day, it is becoming more challenging to keep endpoints secure. In the SANS “Endpoint Protection and Response” survey from 2018, 42% of respondents indicated at least one of their endpoints had been compromised, and another 20% didn’t know if any ...

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How to Recover Your Gmail, Facebook or Yahoo Account [Updated 2019] HOW TO RECOVER YOUR GMAIL, FACEBOOK OR YAHOO ACCOUNT [UPDATED 2019]

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Apr 03, 2019

So you just got hacked and lost access to your email or social media account. What now? First, let’s start with what you shouldn’t do: panic. You’re not the first person to go through this, and you will not be the last. Big companies know this and have come up with ways for you to ...

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Toyota suffers second data breach in five weeks TOYOTA SUFFERS SECOND DATA BREACH IN FIVE WEEKS

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Apr 03, 2019

Toyota has disclosed a data breach that may have affected up to 3.1 million customers. It’s the second time the car manufacturer has been breached in the last five weeks. In a statement released on 29 March 2019, the organisation confirmed that several of its Asian subsidiaries were targeted b...

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Tax-themed Email Campaigns Target 2019 Filers TAX-THEMED EMAIL CAMPAIGNS TARGET 2019 FILERS

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Apr 03, 2019

Every year, Proofpoint observes a seasonal uptick in tax-related malware and phishing campaigns leading up to annual tax filing deadlines. In 2017, these campaigns focused on phishing and increasingly sophisticated social engineering, as well as banking Trojans and ransomware. In 2018, we observed s...

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Emerson Hospital Reports Third-party Vendor Breach from May 2018 EMERSON HOSPITAL REPORTS THIRD-PARTY VENDOR BREACH FROM MAY 2018

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Apr 02, 2019

Concord, Massachusetts-based Emerson Hospital is notifying 6,300 patients that their data was potentially breached nearly one year ago, due to insider wrongdoing at one of its vendors. According to a statement released on March 8, the data breach occurred during a weeklong period from May 9 to May 1...

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PHISHER PLEADS GUILTY IN SCAM TARGETING HIGH-PROFILE CELEBRITIES, ATHLETES PHISHER PLEADS GUILTY IN SCAM TARGETING HIGH-PROFILE CELEBRITIES, ATHLETES

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Apr 02, 2019

A phishing scam perpetrated by a man stealing sensitive personal information from high-profile individuals should provide a warning sign to organizations of all sizes: this could happen to you without the right safeguards in place. According to a report in Dark Reading, a Dacula, Ga. resident named ...

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Coding bootcamps need to get real about secure coding practices CODING BOOTCAMPS NEED TO GET REAL ABOUT SECURE CODING PRACTICES

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Apr 02, 2019

It’s no secret that the world of software development has been thrust into the spotlight recently. Tech startups are popping up in “innovation districts” in cities around the world. And single-product software giants are growing floor by floor in some of the nation’s most exp...

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Malware Campaigns Sharing Network Resources: r00ts.ninja MALWARE CAMPAIGNS SHARING NETWORK RESOURCES: R00TS.NINJA

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Apr 02, 2019

We recently noticed an interesting example of network infrastructure resources being used over a period of time by more than one large scale malware campaign (e.g redirected traffic, cryptomining). This was discovered when reviewing sources of the various malicious domains used in a recent WordPress...

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Vulnerability Management Metrics: The Final Frontier VULNERABILITY MANAGEMENT METRICS: THE FINAL FRONTIER

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Apr 02, 2019

Operational Vulnerability Reports. An alarming yet common trend among organizations is to run a report that contains all the vulnerabilities under a particular system-owner and send them a very large report. Some organizations have matured beyond this point to provide reports that include everything...

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What is a Zero-Day Attack? WHAT IS A ZERO-DAY ATTACK?

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Apr 02, 2019

Zero-day attacks are the latest, never-before-seen generation of attacks. They are not volumetric or detectable from a known application signature. Security systems and experts must react instantly to solve the new issues, that is, they have zero days to react. Advanced application-level attacks typ...

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When security cameras become the risk WHEN SECURITY CAMERAS BECOME THE RISK

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Apr 02, 2019

Countless IP security cameras are insecure – anyone can watch in. You don’t even need any knowledge about hacking to do so. So who’s to blame? Well, it’s the fault of both careless manufacturers and all-too trusting consumers. It gives you great peace of mind to know that aft...

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Five Things To Do To Prevent Ransomware FIVE THINGS TO DO TO PREVENT RANSOMWARE

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Apr 01, 2019

One of the biggest trends in cybersecurity in 2017 was in the increase and severity of ransomware. Indeed, 2017 is the year that ransomware made the Merriam Webster dictionary. The trend is expected to continue onto 2018. According to a report published by Cyberscoop, the average ransomware attack e...

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C-LEVEL FRAUD AND SPEAR-PHISHING ACROSS INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARIES C-LEVEL FRAUD AND SPEAR-PHISHING ACROSS INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARIES

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Apr 01, 2019

Cave drawing found in southern France showing early spear-fishing have been dated back 16,000 years, and whaling has been practiced as an organized industry as early as 875 AD. While spear-fishing started out as an effective way to provide sustenance for early man and whaling started out as a means ...

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How to be Secure in the Challenging Business Landscape HOW TO BE SECURE IN THE CHALLENGING BUSINESS LANDSCAPE

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Apr 01, 2019

Data security is far from a side issue, of interest only to big players. On the contrary, it applies in equal measure to start-ups, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and global consortia. Even though the scale of issues each of these need to grapple with is completely different, security should b...

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The Value of Threat Intelligence Feeds for Web Apps THE VALUE OF THREAT INTELLIGENCE FEEDS FOR WEB APPS

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Mar 31, 2019

Because the threat landscape is constantly evolving and more volatile than ever, businesses need a solution that can keep up with the known threats that target their web-facing applications and services. New cyberthreats are hitting the market at an alarming rate. Emerging botnets like DrainerBot an...

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Ransomware Attacks Becoming More Widespread, Destructive, Expensive RANSOMWARE ATTACKS BECOMING MORE WIDESPREAD, DESTRUCTIVE, EXPENSIVE

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Mar 31, 2019

More ransomware attacks made news headlines this month, with the most notable being the Oslo, Norway-based aluminum manufacturing Norsk Hydro being shut down by ransomware. The company manufactures aluminum products, manufacturing close to half a million tons each year, and is also a significant pro...

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Turning Data into Metrics: A Vulnerability Management Story TURNING DATA INTO METRICS: A VULNERABILITY MANAGEMENT STORY

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Mar 29, 2019

Cybersecurity Metrics in Business Context. As such, we as security professionals need to ensure we are providing data to the business, so they understand what it is we do and how it is we go about protecting them. The question herein is: What metrics should we provide? As technical folks, it’s...

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Do your employees care about cyber security? DO YOUR EMPLOYEES CARE ABOUT CYBER SECURITY?

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Mar 29, 2019

A recent report has found that just 15% of IT decision makers in small organisations “completely agree” that their employees have a good understanding of cyber security, and 20% believe their employees don’t care about cyber security at all. What’s more worrying is that despi...

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Here Are the Free Ransomware Decryption Tools You Need to Use HERE ARE THE FREE RANSOMWARE DECRYPTION TOOLS YOU NEED TO USE

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Mar 29, 2019

If your computer gets infected with ransomware, follow the steps below to recover your data: Step 1: Do not pay the ransom because there is no guarantee that the ransomware creators will give you access to your data. Step 2: Find any available backups you have, and consider keeping your data backups...

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Cyber Security Edge Analytics CYBER SECURITY EDGE ANALYTICS

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Mar 28, 2019

For most, “analytics” represents a broad term, and rightfully so. As the prevailing winds of digital transformation continue to push interconnection to the digital edge, a plethora of real-time analytics requirements (and capabilities) have irreversibly raised the ante for immediately av...

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Mergers and Acquisitions: When Their Attack Surface Becomes Your Attack Surface MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: WHEN THEIR ATTACK SURFACE BECOMES YOUR ATTACK SURFACE

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Mar 28, 2019

When it comes to cybersecurity, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are like a marriage. When two companies walk down the aisle together, one’s cybersecurity problems become the other’s baggage—whether they disclose it or not. The first half of 2018 saw $2.5 trillion in mergers in ...

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Why Virus Protection for Android is Needed Today? WHY VIRUS PROTECTION FOR ANDROID IS NEEDED TODAY?

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Mar 28, 2019

How does malware infect Android smartphones? The location and behavior of the user are two main influential factors that provide opportunities for hackers to infect Android devices. Hackers disguise android malware as legitimate mobile applications on websites and app stores. Unknowingly, users down...

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What are Man in the Middle Attacks & How to Prevent MITM Attack With Examples WHAT ARE MAN IN THE MIDDLE ATTACKS & HOW TO PREVENT MITM ATTACK WITH EXAMPLES

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Mar 28, 2019

What is a Man in the Middle Attack? How Does it Work? A Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attack happens when a hacker inserts themselves between a user and a website. This kind of attack comes in several forms. For example, a fake banking website may be used to capture financial login information. The fake ...

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How to protect sensitive data by managing your risk HOW TO PROTECT SENSITIVE DATA BY MANAGING YOUR RISK

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Mar 28, 2019

No organization wants its applications to contain vulnerabilities that enable the theft of its sensitive data. The potential for brand damage, legal liability, compliance sanctions, and loss of business could be crippling. But no organization can spend all its time and money making its applications ...

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Data Protection Regulations in Latin America DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA

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Mar 28, 2019

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has created a domino effect across the world as its biggest trade partners rushed to align their existing data protection legislations to its strict requirements or passed new laws based on its example, in hopes of ensuring business operations...

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Elfin: Relentless Espionage Group Targets Multiple Organizations in Saudi Arabia and U.S. ELFIN: RELENTLESS ESPIONAGE GROUP TARGETS MULTIPLE ORGANIZATIONS IN SAUDI ARABIA AND U.S.

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Mar 27, 2019

Although heavily focused on the Middle East, Elfin (aka APT33) has also targeted a range of organizations in the U.S. including a number of major corporations. The Elfin espionage group (aka APT33) has remained highly active over the past three years, attacking at least 50 organizations in Saudi Ara...

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The cyber-physical convergence is accelerating—and so are the risks THE CYBER-PHYSICAL CONVERGENCE IS ACCELERATING—AND SO ARE THE RISKS

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Mar 27, 2019

The fact that a cyber attack can have physical consequences is not exactly breaking news. The use of the computer worm Stuxnet to destroy nearly a thousand, or about a fifth, of the centrifuges in Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility is now a decade in the rearview. The warnings of a &ldq...

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SUPPLY-CHAIN ATTACKS IN THE REAL WORLD: BRIDGING THE CYBER DIVIDE SUPPLY-CHAIN ATTACKS IN THE REAL WORLD: BRIDGING THE CYBER DIVIDE

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Mar 27, 2019

Any business in the B2B space is part of a supply chain, whether you feed into larger businesses or those larger businesses feed into you. If you find yourself as a smaller business feeding into larger ones, you are more susceptible to attacks than some in your organization may think. In a previous ...

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Data Breach Liabilities - PCI Penalties, GDPR and a Warranty DATA BREACH LIABILITIES - PCI PENALTIES, GDPR AND A WARRANTY

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Mar 27, 2019

Data breaches seem to be a regular feature in the news nowadays, especially since GDPR regulation kicked in last year. This higher frequency of articles announcing newly-hacked-victim-organizations gives an idea of the growing scale of the security problem - a trend that we have been talking and war...

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ASUS pushes out urgent security update after attackers hacked its automatic Live Update tool ASUS PUSHES OUT URGENT SECURITY UPDATE AFTER ATTACKERS HACKED ITS AUTOMATIC LIVE UPDATE TOOL

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Mar 27, 2019

Taiwan-based technology giant ASUS is advising concerned customers to run a newly-created diagnostic tool on their Windows computers after hackers pushed out malware to what some security researchers have estimated to be as many as one million PCs using ASUS’s own Live Update software tool. As...

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How to Deliver on DevSecOps While Winning Support from the DevOps Team HOW TO DELIVER ON DEVSECOPS WHILE WINNING SUPPORT FROM THE DEVOPS TEAM

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Mar 27, 2019

As an engineering leader for more than 20 years, I’ve experienced the journey from waterfall to agile to DevOps and now DevSecOps with my teams. While much has been written about the DevSecOps movement from the perspective of developer and security professionals, I aim to share insight from a ...

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How to Avoid Being a Victim of Scam Phone Calls HOW TO AVOID BEING A VICTIM OF SCAM PHONE CALLS

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Mar 27, 2019

Scam phone calls are anything but new. You may even think they’ve almost become extinct. Even if it’s great to watch them decrease year by year, we hate to admit they are still happening. One day you may get a call from a friendly and overly-polite support technician, who claims your com...

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There’s No Day Off for Cybersecurity Professionals THERE’S NO DAY OFF FOR CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONALS

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Mar 27, 2019

The last 12 months saw large corporations, from hotels to internet giants, hit the headlines after suffering crippling data breaches—and it seems like this pattern is set to continue in the coming years. The sheer magnitude and frequency of these attacks is evidence that no matter the size or ...

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Healthcare Phishing Statistics: 2019 HIMSS Survey Results HEALTHCARE PHISHING STATISTICS: 2019 HIMSS SURVEY RESULTS

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Mar 27, 2019

In the healthcare industry, phishing is the initial point of compromise in most significant security incidents, according to a recent report from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). And yet, 18% of healthcare organizations fail to conduct phishing tests, a finding HIMS...

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Location data leaks from family tracking app database LOCATION DATA LEAKS FROM FAMILY TRACKING APP DATABASE

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Mar 27, 2019

An app called Family Locator, which allows family members to keep track of one another recently experienced an exposed database issue of the worst kind. Specifically: the MongoDB database was left exposed with no password, like so many other recent infosec tales of woe. The end result is the locatio...

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DDoS Protection Requires Looking Both Ways DDOS PROTECTION REQUIRES LOOKING BOTH WAYS

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Mar 26, 2019

Service availability is a key component of the user experience. Customers expect services to be constantly available and fast-responding, and any downtime can result in disappointed users, abandoned shopping carts, and lost customers. Consequently, DDoS attacks are increasing in complexity, size and...

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Plugin vulnerabilities exploited in traffic monetization schemes PLUGIN VULNERABILITIES EXPLOITED IN TRAFFIC MONETIZATION SCHEMES

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Mar 26, 2019

In their Website Hack Trend Report, web security company Sucuri noted that WordPress infections rose to 90 percent in 2018. One aspect of Content Management System (CMS) infections that is sometimes overlooked is that attackers not only go after the CMSes themselves—WordPress, Drupal, etc.&mda...

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How to Choose a Website Security Provider HOW TO CHOOSE A WEBSITE SECURITY PROVIDER

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Mar 25, 2019

As more people are creating websites and becoming aware of website security, companies are popping up everywhere to help with the problem. And just like website security plugins, not all website security services are created equal. Here at Sucuri, we believe that you should do your website security ...

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Some aspects of info security haven SOME ASPECTS OF INFO SECURITY HAVEN'T CHANGED MUCH IN THEORY

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Mar 25, 2019

You may be interested to know that most every modern cybersecurity technique used today is based on methodologies developed and used thousands of years ago. So, in the spirit of those who don’t know their past are doomed to repeat it, let’s look at how modern cybersecurity has evolved fr...

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Facebook Password Breach: What You Need to Know FACEBOOK PASSWORD BREACH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Mar 22, 2019

Yesterday Facebook disclosed during a routine security review they discovered “some” user passwords were being stored unencrypted, but the passwords were not visible to anyone outside of Facebook. Facebook’s definition of “some” doesn’t really illustrate the full ...

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Researchers go hunting for Netflix’s Bandersnatch RESEARCHERS GO HUNTING FOR NETFLIX’S BANDERSNATCH

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Mar 22, 2019

A new research paper from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras explains how popular Netflix interactive show Bandersnatch could fall victim to a side-channel attack. In 2016, Netflix began adding TLS (Transport Layer Security) to their video content to ensure strangers couldn’t eavesdrop ...

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Cyber Attacks on Financial Institutions are the Modern-Day Bank Robbery CYBER ATTACKS ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ARE THE MODERN-DAY BANK ROBBERY

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Mar 22, 2019

The financial sector has long been a target of cyber thieves. But despite their robust security postures, they continue to be the focus of some of the most innovative attack campaigns. Cybercriminals are laser focused on crafting attacks that will yield the most amount of revenue for the least amoun...

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North Carolina’s Orange County Hit by Third Ransomware Attack in Six Years NORTH CAROLINA’S ORANGE COUNTY HIT BY THIRD RANSOMWARE ATTACK IN SIX YEARS

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Mar 22, 2019

Orange County in North Carolina suffered its third ransomware infection in six years, the local government announced on its website on Monday. The attack, probably stemming from a phishing email, a very common practice in such situations, crippled the county’s IT infrastructure and left a numb...

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Millions of Facebook Passwords Kept in Plain Text for Employees to Access MILLIONS OF FACEBOOK PASSWORDS KEPT IN PLAIN TEXT FOR EMPLOYEES TO ACCESS

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Mar 22, 2019

Perhaps we should all change our Facebook passwords to play it safe, following news that Facebook kept, from as early as 2012, “hundreds of millions” of user account passwords in plain text, making them available to some 20,000 employees, writes KrebsOnSecurity following a tip from a sou...

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Don’t Let Cloud Threats Rain on Your Parade DON’T LET CLOUD THREATS RAIN ON YOUR PARADE

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Mar 22, 2019

Our recent blog post detailing how cybercriminals compromise cloud accounts provides crucial insight into attacks on Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite specifically.  40% of all tenants have at least one compromised account in their environment as a result of these brute force and phishing...

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Password Security : 3 Helpful Tips To Make Your Passwords As Secure As Possible PASSWORD SECURITY : 3 HELPFUL TIPS TO MAKE YOUR PASSWORDS AS SECURE AS POSSIBLE

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Mar 22, 2019

Today, almost everyone is on the internet, yet many people still have not learned lessons about securing online passwords. Password security is a legitimate issue, and if you overlook it, it could put you at great risks. While advanced techniques such as fingerprints and facial recognition have beco...

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3059 android malware detected per day in 2018 – Are you still counting on free android antivirus for protection? 3059 ANDROID MALWARE DETECTED PER DAY IN 2018 – ARE YOU STILL COUNTING ON FREE ANDROID ANTIVIRUS FOR PROTECTION?

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Mar 22, 2019

The incidents of cyber-attacks on smartphones, especially those working on the popular Android operating system, have been on a constant rise. However, a major reason people still continue to go in for android smartphones, is the fact that these are mostly cheap to buy. However, the year 2018 ended ...

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When Is a Data Breach a Data Breach? WHEN IS A DATA BREACH A DATA BREACH?

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Mar 21, 2019

A data breach remains a common headline in the news cycle. A different company, website or social network reports a security issue almost daily. If it feels like using the internet has become a risky endeavor, the feeling is accurate. But what exactly classifies an event as a data breach? The world ...

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Want to secure your apps? Build security in with the right toolchain WANT TO SECURE YOUR APPS? BUILD SECURITY IN WITH THE RIGHT TOOLCHAIN

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Mar 21, 2019

Is it worth making more than a minimal effort to avoid data breaches? The answer ought to be obvious by now. As Tim Mackey, technical evangelist at Synopsys, noted at RSA Conference in San Francisco in early March, data breaches are “serious business.” The price that breached companies p...

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Mobile security event collection for SIEM software MOBILE SECURITY EVENT COLLECTION FOR SIEM SOFTWARE

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Mar 21, 2019

Maintaining a safe digital framework can be a tricky task for large organizations’ IT teams. To help them, some solutions such as security information and event management (SIEM) softwares are specifically designed to group and analyze large amounts of data and make them comprehensible at a hu...

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THE HOTTEST CYBERSECURITY SKILLS OF 2019 THE HOTTEST CYBERSECURITY SKILLS OF 2019

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Mar 21, 2019

Cybersecurity Ventures estimated 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021, and the United States is moving on pace to hit half-a-million or more unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2021. [1] We are just a couple of months into 2019, and looking at the above statistics, we can expect to have m...

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Security Leadership Series: You Know Cybersecurity is More Than Compliance. But, Do They? SECURITY LEADERSHIP SERIES: YOU KNOW CYBERSECURITY IS MORE THAN COMPLIANCE. BUT, DO THEY?

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Mar 21, 2019

How do you know if your cybersecurity program is truly working? That’s the million-dollar (or for most businesses, the tens-of-thousands of dollar) question. And, if you’re lucky enough to be able to dedicate resources to your organization’s cybersecurity program, this is an import...

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WOW, Phishing Attacks Are Now More Common Than Malware WOW, PHISHING ATTACKS ARE NOW MORE COMMON THAN MALWARE

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Mar 21, 2019

Microsoft’s security team is uniquely positioned to analyze trends in cyber security threats. Their frequent Security Intelligence Reports (SIR) are an excellent indicator of these trends. Redmond's numbers are based on their internal scan of O365 email addresses. Get the latest SIR here. ...

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Are hackers gonna hack anymore? Not if we keep reusing passwords ARE HACKERS GONNA HACK ANYMORE? NOT IF WE KEEP REUSING PASSWORDS

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Mar 21, 2019

Enterprises have a password problem, and it’s one that is making the work of hackers a lot easier. From credential stuffing to brute force and password spraying attacks, modern hackers don’t have to do much hacking in order to compromise internal corporate networks. Instead, they log in ...

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Why you need to start thinking about supply chain cyber security WHY YOU NEED TO START THINKING ABOUT SUPPLY CHAIN CYBER SECURITY

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Mar 21, 2019

A lot of businesses are already addressing the need to have an understanding of their own cyber security risks and looking at measures to ensure that their business is suitably protected.  The next step on the road to managing your cyber security is to think about your supply chain and whether ...

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MOVING EMAIL TO THE CLOUD? CYBER RESILIENCE IS A MUST MOVING EMAIL TO THE CLOUD? CYBER RESILIENCE IS A MUST

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Mar 20, 2019

Microsoft's announcement that it has launched its first cloud data centers in Africa—one in Cape Town, another in Johannesburg—is a cause for celebration among South Africa's business sector. As we hurtle into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, access to cloud infrastructure will ...

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Building Holistic Security Into your DevOps and Throughout your Organization BUILDING HOLISTIC SECURITY INTO YOUR DEVOPS AND THROUGHOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION

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Mar 20, 2019

The motivation to introduce DevOps in most organizations is to increase the speed by which feature enhancements and new developments are brought to users in a way that aligns with business goals. Speed, in and of itself, is not a bad motivation; especially when aligned with business goals that inclu...

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FILELESS MALWARE: UNDERSTANDING THE INVISIBLE CYBERATTACK FILELESS MALWARE: UNDERSTANDING THE INVISIBLE CYBERATTACK

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Mar 20, 2019

Fileless Malware: What It Stands For? Fileless malware, or non-malware, is a zero-footprint attack that does not depend on any malicious software to spread and infect the user’s machine. It, instead, finds existing vulnerabilities in the machine and takes advantage of it. Fileless malware illu...

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How to Secure Your Online Brand HOW TO SECURE YOUR ONLINE BRAND

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Mar 20, 2019

What is online brand security? As we outlined in our Practical Guide to Reducing Digital Risk, the integrity of brand and identity is essential in protecting a business. Adversaries are routinely impersonating businesses and critical online services to target customers and significant business trans...

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Cloud Database Security—What Is There to Know? CLOUD DATABASE SECURITY—WHAT IS THERE TO KNOW?

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Mar 20, 2019

The recent Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report 2019 uncovers some interesting facts about cloud database security: 73% of respondents feel the public cloud is more secure than what they can deliver in their own data center and are moving to the cloud. 71% of organizations indicated that a majority o...

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How the GDPR Raises Public Awareness About Privacy HOW THE GDPR RAISES PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT PRIVACY

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Mar 20, 2019

Data privacy rights have advanced since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules took effect nearly a year ago in May 2018. GDPR outlines privacy protection and control for EU citizens and requires companies to notify users about their data collection practices and ...

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Consumers May Lose Sleep Over These Two New Magecart Breaches CONSUMERS MAY LOSE SLEEP OVER THESE TWO NEW MAGECART BREACHES

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Mar 20, 2019

We’ve seen Magecart conduct numerous high-profile digital credit card-skimming attacks against major international companies like British Airways, Ticketmaster, and Newegg. These Magecart groups have won unprecedented attention for themselves. Security professionals have Magecart firmly on the...

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The Intersections between Cybersecurity and Diversity THE INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN CYBERSECURITY AND DIVERSITY

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Mar 20, 2019

Cybersecurity and diversity are high-value topics that are most often discussed in isolation. Both topics resonate with individuals and organizations alike. However, the intersections between cybersecurity and diversity are often overlooked. As nations and organizations seek to protect their critica...

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Tips To Keep Your Small To Medium-Size Business (SMB’s) Data Safe & Secure TIPS TO KEEP YOUR SMALL TO MEDIUM-SIZE BUSINESS (SMB’S) DATA SAFE & SECURE

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Mar 20, 2019

With all the data breaches and frauds taking place every day, it’s no secret that new business owners and marketers need to be more aware of the cyber threats that can drastically affect their business as well as personal data. Many business owners think that their data and assets are protecte...

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Is the Private or Public Cloud Right for Your Business? IS THE PRIVATE OR PUBLIC CLOUD RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

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Mar 20, 2019

It wasn’t a very long time ago when cloud computing was a niche field that only the most advanced organizations were dabbling with. Now the cloud is very much the mainstream, and it is rare to find a business that uses IT that doesn’t rely on it for a part of its infrastructure. But if y...

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How to Become a Bug Bounty Hunter : Zerodium offers $500K for a Hyper-V Zero-Day HOW TO BECOME A BUG BOUNTY HUNTER : ZERODIUM OFFERS $500K FOR A HYPER-V ZERO-DAY

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Mar 20, 2019

A zero-day vulnerability is the name given to a newly-identified software security flaw. If left unfixed, it offers hackers the opportunity to create a ​package designed to specifically target that bug in order to compromise user systems. This type of ​package is known as a zero-day exploit.

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HTTPS: Privacy vs. Security, and Where End Users and Security Culture Fit In HTTPS: PRIVACY VS. SECURITY, AND WHERE END USERS AND SECURITY CULTURE FIT IN

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Mar 20, 2019

Since the dawn of IT, there’s been a very consistent theme among admins: end users are the weakest link in your network, organization, security strategy, fill-in-the-blank. We’ve all heard the stories, and even experienced them first-hand. An employee falls for a phishing scam and the wh...

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Breaking Research: LockerGoga Ransomware Impacts Norsk Hydro BREAKING RESEARCH: LOCKERGOGA RANSOMWARE IMPACTS NORSK HYDRO

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Mar 19, 2019

It has been reported today that Norsk Hydro either switched to manual mode or temporarily stopped aluminum production at several plants following a cyberattack. The Norwegian National Security Authority and local media in Norway describe the incident as a ransomware attack by a malware called Locker...

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BEC Goes Mobile as Cybercriminals Turn to SMS BEC GOES MOBILE AS CYBERCRIMINALS TURN TO SMS

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Mar 19, 2019

Business email compromise (BEC) is a term that encompasses a variety of techniques and tactics that cybercriminals leverage to obtain money or data via identity deception. Despite the evolution and repurposing of this suite of associated tactics, one constant has remained throughout—the corres...

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HOW TO KEEP SPIDER WEBS, BUGS OR INSECTS AWAY FROM SECURITY CAMERAS HOW TO KEEP SPIDER WEBS, BUGS OR INSECTS AWAY FROM SECURITY CAMERAS

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Mar 19, 2019

If you have security cameras outside your home, you might be wondering why spiders love to spin cobwebs across camera lenses. The truth is, spiders don’t actually love your cameras—they love the bugs attracted to the infrared light emitting from your camera. This can be a real issue for ...

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Google Play is flooded with hundreds of unsafe anti-virus products GOOGLE PLAY IS FLOODED WITH HUNDREDS OF UNSAFE ANTI-VIRUS PRODUCTS

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Mar 19, 2019

A new study conducted by AV-Comparatives, a well-respected independent testing agency, has closely examined whether 250 security products for Android smartphones are capable of protecting users at all. The test evaluated whether Android anti-virus products available in the official Google Play store...

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Cyber Security Incident Response and Reporting Process CYBER SECURITY INCIDENT RESPONSE AND REPORTING PROCESS

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Mar 19, 2019

Ever since we launched our customizable cyber security incident response template, I’ve been amazed by its volume of downloads. I quickly realized that the increasing cyber threats from criminal hackers, malware and ransomware is starting to be taken seriously by organizations large and small,...

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Office 365 Security Features Demystified OFFICE 365 SECURITY FEATURES DEMYSTIFIED

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Mar 19, 2019

Microsoft has numerous Office 365 security features built in to help you monitor activity, protect data, identify threats, and manage identity, access, and privileges. But getting the most out of those tools can be difficult, particularly for mid-sized organizations. Integrating them with data from ...

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Chinese Hackers Targeting Universities in Attempting to Gain Military secrets CHINESE HACKERS TARGETING UNIVERSITIES IN ATTEMPTING TO GAIN MILITARY SECRETS

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Mar 18, 2019

iDefense, a cybersecurity intelligence unit of Accenture Security, has recently reported that at least 27 different universities in the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia have been targeted by the attackers including the University of Hawaii, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and th...

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Detecting Cyberattacks Through the Ever-evolving Cybersecurity Industry DETECTING CYBERATTACKS THROUGH THE EVER-EVOLVING CYBERSECURITY INDUSTRY

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Mar 18, 2019

Cybersecurity has come a long way since its inception in the 1990s.1 In the beginning, hackers were generally considered a nuisance, and their hacks – which were pretty limited in terms of their scope – were designed more to cause trouble than harm. When the internet began to take centre...

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Arbitrary Directory Deletion in WP-Fastest-Cache ARBITRARY DIRECTORY DELETION IN WP-FASTEST-CACHE

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Mar 18, 2019

The WP-Fastest-Cache plugin authors released a new update, version 0.8.9.1, fixing a vulnerability (CVE-2019-6726) present during its install alongside the WP-PostRatings plugin. According to seclists.org: A successful attack allows an unauthenticated attacker to specify a path to a directory from w...

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Like Football, Your Cybersecurity Defense Needs a Strong Offense LIKE FOOTBALL, YOUR CYBERSECURITY DEFENSE NEEDS A STRONG OFFENSE

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Mar 18, 2019

History credits Revolutionary War hero George Washington with being among the first to vocalize this concept, later famously echoed by heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey and football god Vince Lombardi. And it’s easy to see what they mean. The idea is that being proactive—going on the...

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5 Best Enforced Encryption Features 5 BEST ENFORCED ENCRYPTION FEATURES

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Mar 18, 2019

Faced with increasingly restrictive data protection regulations and the very real threat of cyberattacks, businesses big and small have recently made data security a top priority. But, as they invest in complex strategies to protect data within their company networks, they often overlook one of the ...

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Endpoint Protector for Better Security at RSAC 2019 ENDPOINT PROTECTOR FOR BETTER SECURITY AT RSAC 2019

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Mar 15, 2019

Organized for the 28th time in San Francisco, the RSA Conference 2019 tackled with the idea of “Better”. This year’s theme was about what defines better in the field of cybersecurity and what can organizations do to better their security outcomes. Is it about new tools for building...

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Post Coinhive, What’s Next for Cryptojacking? POST COINHIVE, WHAT’S NEXT FOR CRYPTOJACKING?

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Mar 15, 2019

In late February, the notorious cryptojacking script engine called Coinhive abruptly announced the impending end to its service. The stated reason: it was no longer economically viable to run. Coinhive became infamous quickly following its debut as an innovative javascript-based cryptomining script ...

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Uncommon Radixes Used in Malware Obfuscation UNCOMMON RADIXES USED IN MALWARE OBFUSCATION

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Mar 15, 2019

Some JavaScript features allow for pretty interesting obfuscation techniques. For example, did you know that virtually any English word can be used as a valid number? I recently decoded a credit card stealing script injected at the bottom of a js/varien/js.js file: There were several layers of obfus...

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SSL Based Cyber-attacks Increase by 400% Over the Last Year SSL BASED CYBER-ATTACKS INCREASE BY 400% OVER THE LAST YEAR

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Mar 15, 2019

A new report found that last year there had been a 400% increase in SSL-based phishing threats, criminals are increasingly using encryption as part of their toolkit to evade detection and launch malware. When data is encrypted, it cannot be accessed and exploited by unauthorised users. If you are se...

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New Customization Center Gives Organizations More Control of Training Content NEW CUSTOMIZATION CENTER GIVES ORGANIZATIONS MORE CONTROL OF TRAINING CONTENT

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Mar 15, 2019

We are excited to announce the launch of a new feature that will enable our customers to deliver security awareness training that more effectively meets unique organizational goals. The self-service Customization Center in the Proofpoint Security Education Platform gives program administrators acces...

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Joomla! Releases 3.9.4 Addressing New Security Vulnerabilities JOOMLA! RELEASES 3.9.4 ADDRESSING NEW SECURITY VULNERABILITIES

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Mar 15, 2019

The latest version of the Joomla! 3.x series was released on March 12, 2019. Version 3.9.4 addresses four security flaws and 28 bug fixes, which includes a high-priority access level vulnerability. Three of the four security flaws are cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities, which have been ident...

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Are you Protected against These Common Types of Cyber Attacks? ARE YOU PROTECTED AGAINST THESE COMMON TYPES OF CYBER ATTACKS?

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Mar 14, 2019

The types of cyber-security attacks that businesses need to protect themselves from are continually growing and evolving. Keeping your company secure means having insight into the most common threats, and the categories of cyber attacks that might go unnoticed. From how to use the principle of least...

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Security Pros and Perils of Serverless Architecture SECURITY PROS AND PERILS OF SERVERLESS ARCHITECTURE

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Mar 14, 2019

Serverless architectures are revolutionizing the way organizations procure and use enterprise technology. This cloud computing model can drive cost-efficiencies, increase agility and enable organizations to focus on the essential aspects of software development. While serverless architecture offers ...

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Making it Rain - Cryptocurrency Mining Attacks in the Cloud MAKING IT RAIN - CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING ATTACKS IN THE CLOUD

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Mar 14, 2019

Organizations of all sizes have made considerable shifts to using cloud-based infrastructure for their day-to-day business operations. However, cloud security hasn't always kept up with cloud adoption, and that leaves security gaps that hackers are more than happy to take advantage of. One of th...

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WHY PROFESSIONALS PREFER CONTINUOUS CYBERSECURITY TRAINING WHY PROFESSIONALS PREFER CONTINUOUS CYBERSECURITY TRAINING

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Mar 14, 2019

Continuous learning has many benefits and with the “ever-evolving” technology, learning is the only tool to keep yourself updated and ahead of the competition. In this article, let us see how powerful the approach of continuous training is, especially when it is applied to a cybersecurit...

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How to Use Forensic Data to Improve Cybersecurity HOW TO USE FORENSIC DATA TO IMPROVE CYBERSECURITY

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Mar 14, 2019

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “forensics?” Odds are, if you’re like most Americans, the first thing you thought about was a crime & mystery show like NCIS, CSI, or Law & Order. However, forensics plays a role in cybersecurity, too. Many ne...

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OneDrive for Business Security: The Mystery Is Solved ONEDRIVE FOR BUSINESS SECURITY: THE MYSTERY IS SOLVED

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Mar 14, 2019

Over the past few years, organizations have gradually adopted cloud technologies for a wide range of business purposes. Usually, the cloud service utilized first is file storage. Cloud storage enables all business, from small to large, to control costs while ensuring high availability of their data....

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Emotet revisited: pervasive threat still a danger to businesses EMOTET REVISITED: PERVASIVE THREAT STILL A DANGER TO BUSINESSES

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Mar 14, 2019

One of the most common and pervasive threats for businesses today is Emotet, a banking Trojan turned downloader that has been on our list of top 10 detections for many months in a row. Emotet, which Malwarebytes detects as Trojan.Emotet, has been leveled at consumers and organizations across the glo...

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Emsisoft Mobile Security scores top marks in AV-Comparatives’ Android Test 2019 EMSISOFT MOBILE SECURITY SCORES TOP MARKS IN AV-COMPARATIVES’ ANDROID TEST 2019

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Mar 14, 2019

Mobile antivirus apps have come under close scrutiny in recent years, thanks, in no small part, to bogus security apps like Virus Shield that don’t actually do anything. Dozens of other security apps have been identified as trojans or been found to provide ineffective protection. Of course, th...

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What is a Computer Virus and how do they work? WHAT IS A COMPUTER VIRUS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

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Mar 14, 2019

How does a Computer Virus Spread. A computer virus spreads through removable media, internet downloads, and e-mail attachments. In other words, a virus spreads while the user is viewing an infected advertisement, visiting an infected website, opening the attachment in the email, or clicking on an ex...

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How the 5G Telco Market is Transforming with Lessons Learned from the Enterprise HOW THE 5G TELCO MARKET IS TRANSFORMING WITH LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE ENTERPRISE

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Mar 14, 2019

Over the past six months, more people in the general populace have begun using the term 5G in their regular conversations. It was a big focus at the recently-concluded MWC Barcelona event in February. And high-profile publications like TIME and BusinessWeek are writing articles to explain 5G to the ...

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Bug bounties: A good tool, but don’t make them the only tool in security BUG BOUNTIES: A GOOD TOOL, BUT DON’T MAKE THEM THE ONLY TOOL IN SECURITY

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Mar 13, 2019

Bug bounties are hot. They are everywhere. Of course, popularity doesn’t guarantee quality. Just because everybody is doing it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best way to maintain the security of your organization. But the word from most experts is that bug bounties are a good th...

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WordPress XSS Vulnerability Can Result in Remote Code Execution (RCE) WORDPRESS XSS VULNERABILITY CAN RESULT IN REMOTE CODE EXECUTION (RCE)

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Mar 13, 2019

On March 13, 2019, RIPS Technologies, a company specializing in static code analysis software, released details of a Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability they found in all versions of WordPress up to 5.1.1. The vulnerability had been disclosed on various websites under different categories. Some...

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A Machine Learning Model to Detect Malware Variants A MACHINE LEARNING MODEL TO DETECT MALWARE VARIANTS

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Mar 13, 2019

For a piece of malware to be able to do its intended malicious activity, it has to be able to sneak inside a machine’s system without being flagged by cybersecurity defenses. It camouflages and packages itself to look like a benign piece of code and, when it has cleared past security filters, ...

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Crypto-Mining: Crypto-mining: eco and G DATA develop rules for the game CRYPTO-MINING: CRYPTO-MINING: ECO AND G DATA DEVELOP RULES FOR THE GAME

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Mar 13, 2019

Crypto-mining refers to the mining of crypto currencies. The mining process consists of complicated calculations and serves to verify the transactions of crypto currencies. As a reward, the person carrying out the calculation receives coins in the respective crypto currency. The best known crypto cu...

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What is Network Firewall and How does it Work? WHAT IS NETWORK FIREWALL AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

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Mar 13, 2019

What is Network Firewall? A Network Firewall is a security device that reduces or denies suspicious access to enterprise intranet network or when the network is connected to the internet. It filters the traffic based on a defined set of policies. A network firewall is a mediating agent between the e...

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Three Essential Mobile Security Measures THREE ESSENTIAL MOBILE SECURITY MEASURES

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Mar 13, 2019

Many of us have heard of the 80/20 rule, also known as the ‘Pareto Principle.’ Applied to mobile application security, the idea is that guarding against threats with the greatest potential impact can mitigate 80% of your risk and provide the biggest bang for the buck. A defense-in-depth ...

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Proofpoint Named One of the Most Important Companies of the Last 30 Years by SC Media PROOFPOINT NAMED ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPANIES OF THE LAST 30 YEARS BY SC MEDIA

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Mar 13, 2019

SC Media, a leading cybersecurity media outlet, recently recognized Proofpoint as one of the most important companies in the last 30 years. The accolade is part of SC Media’s 30th Anniversary Awards, which include several special categories honoring those who have shaped the cybersecurity indu...

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Planning Your 2019 Cyber Security Budget: A How-To Guide PLANNING YOUR 2019 CYBER SECURITY BUDGET: A HOW-TO GUIDE

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Mar 13, 2019

As we have entered the new year, all of us are busy planning our IT budgets for the year. Have you discovered how to plan your cybersecurity budget for 2019? If not, then let’s investigate some facts and figures as to why cybersecurity should remain the highest priority in creating your IT bud...

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The Long Road Toward Building Secure Software at Enterprise Scale THE LONG ROAD TOWARD BUILDING SECURE SOFTWARE AT ENTERPRISE SCALE

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Mar 13, 2019

security of their software. Urgency to improve application security came when there was a wave of exploits and automated attacks in the form of worms and exploits started to hit. Unfortunately, since then, while software makers, software services providers, and enterprises began working to improve t...

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Clinic hit by ransomware recovers in hours thanks to solid incident response plan CLINIC HIT BY RANSOMWARE RECOVERS IN HOURS THANKS TO SOLID INCIDENT RESPONSE PLAN

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Mar 13, 2019

Maffi Clinics, a chain of plastic surgery clinics in the United States, is notifying patients about a ransomware incident that briefly affected its systems. Unlike most cases involving ransomware, though, this one didn’t leave a scar, illustrating the power of strong security protocols. Accord...

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Q&A: Cybersecurity has become a primal battleground for AI one-upmanship Q&A: CYBERSECURITY HAS BECOME A PRIMAL BATTLEGROUND FOR AI ONE-UPMANSHIP

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Mar 13, 2019

A discussion of how – and why – adversaries are using artificial intelligence to juice up malicious activities. When antivirus (AV) software first arrived in the late 1980s, the science of combating computer viruses was very straightforward. AV kept close track of known malicious files, ...

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Cybersecurity for the hospitality sector: What you need to know CYBERSECURITY FOR THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Mar 13, 2019

Marriott International. Hilton. Four Seasons. Trump Hotels. InterContinental. Hard Rock Hotel. These are some of the biggest hospitality chains in the business. But there’s another detail also that connects the above names: In the last couple of years, all of them have been at the receiving en...

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Important Cyber Security Awareness Practices for Senior Citizens IMPORTANT CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS PRACTICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

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Mar 13, 2019

Using the internet lets you keep learning, connect with your loved ones and enjoy leisure activities. Older adults are increasingly becoming digitally savvy-but for some, the online world is a dangerous place. With more and more people are getting to grips with the Internet, cyber crimes such as onl...

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SECURING EMAIL FOR AN ORGANIZATION SECURING EMAIL FOR AN ORGANIZATION

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Mar 12, 2019

It might seem odd at first to preface an article on email security with a history lesson. Ultimately though, understanding the primary problem email was designed to solve, and the fact that security was loosely bolted on after-the-fact in tiny bursts over many decades, helps tremendously in understa...

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Five Mistakes that Could Lead to a Third-Party Data Breach FIVE MISTAKES THAT COULD LEAD TO A THIRD-PARTY DATA BREACH

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Mar 12, 2019

In late January, we learned that millions of financial records were leaked from Texas-based data firm Ascension because its contractor, a New York-based document management startup, had misconfigured several Elasticsearch and Amazon S3 storage servers, leaving them with no password required. Outsour...

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The Advanced Persistent Threat files: Lazarus Group THE ADVANCED PERSISTENT THREAT FILES: LAZARUS GROUP

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Mar 12, 2019

We’ve heard a lot about Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) over the past few years. As a refresher, APTs are prolonged, aimed attacks on specific targets with the intention to compromise their systems and gain information from or about that target. While the targets may be anyone or anything&m...

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The 7 Deadly Cybersecurity Sins You Need to Evade THE 7 DEADLY CYBERSECURITY SINS YOU NEED TO EVADE

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Mar 12, 2019

Everyone makes mistakes. The problem for businesses is that cybersecurity mistakes can often lead to data breaches, service outages, and other issues that severely impact the continued viability of the company. Yet, businesses can learn from their network security mistakes and come out stronger for ...

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USE YOUR DISCRETION: CYBER AWARENESS EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYEES USE YOUR DISCRETION: CYBER AWARENESS EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYEES

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Mar 12, 2019

Employees are usually left to use their discretion with corporate-owned technology on your networks pretty much all the time. As such, a lot of power is in their hands when it comes to what emails to open, what files to download, what portable media to plug in and what sites to visit. There is an as...

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Misconfigured Enterprise Box accounts leak terabytes of sensitive internal data MISCONFIGURED ENTERPRISE BOX ACCOUNTS LEAK TERABYTES OF SENSITIVE INTERNAL DATA

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Mar 12, 2019

Pen-testing experts have made a worrisome discovery regarding the popular cloud storage service Box, specifically the Enterprise version used by some of the world’s biggest companies. Following up on a warning issued by infosec geeks earlier last year that failed to gain traction, Adversis res...

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It’s Time Manufacturers Assemble a Sound Cybersecurity Effort IT’S TIME MANUFACTURERS ASSEMBLE A SOUND CYBERSECURITY EFFORT

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Mar 12, 2019

Recently the ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) together conducted a survey that aimed to pinpoint the current cybersecurity challenges faced by the manufacturing industry. According to the ISACA and the DMD...

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Magecart Isn’t Just a Security Problem; It’s Also a Business Problem MAGECART ISN’T JUST A SECURITY PROBLEM; IT’S ALSO A BUSINESS PROBLEM

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Mar 12, 2019

Magecart is more than just a security problem—it’s also a business problem. When threat actors breached British Airways in September resulting in the compromise of thousands of customers’ credit cards, the world got a look at what the fallout of a modern security breach looks like....

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WHAT MAKES UP A MONITORED ALARM SYSTEM? WHAT MAKES UP A MONITORED ALARM SYSTEM?

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Mar 12, 2019

The distinction for a monitored alarm system is people for protection. Monitored alarm systems are connected to 24/7 monitoring center operators so your home is protected against theft, fire and carbon monoxide while you are out and about. The New York Post recently reported that Americans check the...

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Top 4 Things to Tell New Hires About Cybersecurity TOP 4 THINGS TO TELL NEW HIRES ABOUT CYBERSECURITY

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Mar 11, 2019

The start of employment is the time to give new hires a run down on security measures for your company. Ideally, a formal training session should occur where protocols are covered for security measures. There should also be an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for the employee to review and sign. Policies...

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Fortinet Recognized as Best Security Company at 2019 SC Magazine Awards FORTINET RECOGNIZED AS BEST SECURITY COMPANY AT 2019 SC MAGAZINE AWARDS

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Mar 11, 2019

Last week at RSA Conference 2019, Fortinet won an Excellence Award for "Best Security Company" and a Trust Award for “Best UTM Security Solution” at the 2019 SC Awards held in San Francisco during RSAC. “The Excellence Award honors those organizations and individuals whos...

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Have we become addicted to passwords? HAVE WE BECOME ADDICTED TO PASSWORDS?

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Mar 11, 2019

In today’s technology age, there are creeping addictions that many have but few acknowledge. The worst pandemic of which we suffer today may actually be an addiction to passwords as the primary security perimeter to our cyber assets. Think about it for a second. How many passwords do you need ...

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Columbia Surgical Specialists Pays Almost $15k Ransom Following Ransomware Attack COLUMBIA SURGICAL SPECIALISTS PAYS ALMOST $15K RANSOM FOLLOWING RANSOMWARE ATTACK

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Mar 11, 2019

A ransomware attack on Spokane, Washington-based Columbia Surgical Specialists on Jan. 9 resulted in unauthorized access of medical records of almost 400,000 patients, the healthcare provider said in a press release. Although the FBI and security companies advise organizations not give in to hacker ...

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Jackson County pays ransomware operators $400k to regain access to computers JACKSON COUNTY PAYS RANSOMWARE OPERATORS $400K TO REGAIN ACCESS TO COMPUTERS

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Mar 11, 2019

Officials in Jackson County, a rural area in the southeastern US state of Georgia, were forced over the weekend to pay hackers almost half a million dollars after a ransomware attack brought its entire fleet of computer systems to its knees. According to statescoop.com, the county government’s...

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Multi-cloud Complicates Security MULTI-CLOUD COMPLICATES SECURITY

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Mar 11, 2019

The agility and benefits of cloud computing are undeniable. Forrester predicts that the total global public cloud market will be $178 billion in 2018, up from $146 billion in 2017, and will continue to grow at a 22 percent compound annual growth rate. And IDC forecasts that by 2020, more than 90 per...

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Switching to Elasticsearch to Improve Cybersecurity at the home of the World’s Fastest Supercomputer SWITCHING TO ELASTICSEARCH TO IMPROVE CYBERSECURITY AT THE HOME OF THE WORLD’S FASTEST SUPERCOMPUTER

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Mar 11, 2019

This post is a recap of a community talk given at a recent Elastic{ON} Tour event. Interested in seeing more talks like this? Check out the conference archive or find out when the Elastic{ON} Tour is coming to a city near you. The fastest supercomputer in the world, Summit, is housed at Oak Ridge Na...

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CHECKING YOUR VPN FOR DATA LEAKS CHECKING YOUR VPN FOR DATA LEAKS

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Mar 11, 2019

It’s hard to travel far online without running into an article or advertisement for a virtual private network (VPN). As internet security concerns have grown, so has the demand for tools and services to fight back against hackers and their malware attacks. While coming up with hard numbers is ...

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The need for international agreements on cybersecurity THE NEED FOR INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS ON CYBERSECURITY

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Mar 11, 2019

Over the last decade or so, it has become increasingly obvious that cybersecurity is no longer just a local issue. As the world has leaped into a digital era with communication in the blink of an eye and the click of a mouse, cybersecurity has gone beyond borders. It is now a truly global phenomenon...

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Emsisoft releases a free decrypter for BigBobRoss Ransomware EMSISOFT RELEASES A FREE DECRYPTER FOR BIGBOBROSS RANSOMWARE

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Mar 10, 2019

Our research team has uncovered a new ransomware campaign we nicknamed BigBobRoss that seems to target Comcast Business users. Fortunately, our security experts were able to identify a flaw within the ransomware’s code that can be used to decrypt encrypted files without paying the ransom. Tech...

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Cyber security in the manufacturing industry: A story of a targeted attack CYBER SECURITY IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY: A STORY OF A TARGETED ATTACK

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Mar 10, 2019

When there is a lot to lose, cyber security needs to be a priority. Like in the manufacturing sector. Imagine a competitor releasing your prototype for a rip off price only a few weeks before you were planning to go public. Your investment in (years of) research and development would go to waste. Or...

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Why Internet Security is Absolutely Needed Today WHY INTERNET SECURITY IS ABSOLUTELY NEEDED TODAY

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Mar 09, 2019

The Internet thrives to be a basic yet effective digital communication medium for both personal and business purposes. While it greatly facilitates and accelerates the exchange of information around the world, the Internet remains an unsafe platform ridden with malware, phishing attacks, trojans, vi...

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Google Chrome zero-day: Now is the time to update and restart your browser GOOGLE CHROME ZERO-DAY: NOW IS THE TIME TO UPDATE AND RESTART YOUR BROWSER

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Mar 08, 2019

It’s not often that we hear about a critical vulnerability in Google Chrome, and perhaps it’s even more rare when Google’s own engineers are urging users to patch. There are several good reasons why you need to take this new Chrome zero-day (CVE-2019-5786) seriously. For starters, ...

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The End of Coinhive; The end of cryptojacking? THE END OF COINHIVE; THE END OF CRYPTOJACKING?

blog article

Mar 08, 2019

Will Coinhive’s end lead to the end of browser-based cryptomining and cryptojacking? Cryptojacking stole the limelight away from ransomware at the end of 2017, becoming a major cyberthreat that continued into 2018. On March 8, 2019 Coinhive, the service that enables websites around the world t...

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Why you’re putting your network at risk with a defensive approach to malware WHY YOU’RE PUTTING YOUR NETWORK AT RISK WITH A DEFENSIVE APPROACH TO MALWARE

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Mar 08, 2019

It’s a mad, mad, mad, malware world. The good news is that the number of malware attacks is decreasing. The bad news is that malware forms are proliferating, attackers are getting smarter, and companies are still vulnerable. Just how bad is the problem? The answer is: very. While known threats...

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IoT devices a growing part of global DDoS weapon arsenals IOT DEVICES A GROWING PART OF GLOBAL DDOS WEAPON ARSENALS

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Mar 08, 2019

Machine-to-machine communications are increasingly exploited in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The use of IoT devices in synchronized attacks is growing globally, with China listed as the top host country for DDoS weapons, followed at distance by the United States. The most common pro...

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How To Move Data To A Backup Site HOW TO MOVE DATA TO A BACKUP SITE

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Mar 08, 2019

There are so many techniques for moving data from one location to another that it can be hard to determine which one is right for the job. Small business owners, in particular, can become immensely stressed out when trying to figure out how to securely transfer their data, especially if sensitive cu...

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CyberSecurity First Responders: Who are they and why enterprises should hire them CYBERSECURITY FIRST RESPONDERS: WHO ARE THEY AND WHY ENTERPRISES SHOULD HIRE THEM

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Mar 08, 2019

In our day-to-day lives, emergencies or accidents can and do happen. It can be on the roads, in the air, on the tracks – anywhere. When an incident like this occurs, the first people on the scene are the first responders – fire-fighters in the case of a fire, a traffic officer in the cas...

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9 LATEST CYBER-ESPIONAGE AFFAIRS 9 LATEST CYBER-ESPIONAGE AFFAIRS

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Mar 07, 2019

Espionage among nations is not a new phenomenon; it has existed since the early medieval period. The world of spies has evolved with the times, and we are now facing a bigger challenge under the name of cyber espionage. This new form of organized and deliberate threat uses cyber warfare techniques t...

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Is Your Business in Danger from a Security Gap? IS YOUR BUSINESS IN DANGER FROM A SECURITY GAP?

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Mar 07, 2019

in a perfect world, businesses wouldn’t have to worry about cybersecurity. Instead of worrying about becoming the next “Massive Data Breach at headline, they would be able to focus solely on growing their market share. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Every day, malicious actors...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE GROWING CYBERSECURITY SKILL GAP THE TRUTH ABOUT THE GROWING CYBERSECURITY SKILL GAP

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Mar 07, 2019

Cybersecurity is a growing industry with a prominent issue of the skill gap. Even the World Economic Forum mentioned in its January 2019 report that the United States has over 200,000 cybersecurity skills requiring job vacancies and employers are facing a tough time to fill them [1]. This huge imbal...

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INSIDER THREATS: THE SIGNS YOU WON’T SEE TILL YOU DO INSIDER THREATS: THE SIGNS YOU WON’T SEE TILL YOU DO

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Mar 07, 2019

Insider threats are employee-performed threats that are becoming more common. According to CA Technologies, 31% of the organizations believe that insider threat causes more damage as compared to those 14% who believe damages from external threats are more acute [1]. Yet, most of the employers do not...

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6 SKILLS REQUIRED FOR A CAREER IN DIGITAL FORENSICS 6 SKILLS REQUIRED FOR A CAREER IN DIGITAL FORENSICS

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Mar 07, 2019

Digital forensics, a branch of forensic science, is an increasingly popular domain, with many lucrative and career advancement opportunities in various industries. The science of digital forensics helps track hackers, retrieve stolen data, investigate the causes of incidents, and provide digital evi...

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5 WAYS AN ONLINE CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATION CAN BOOST YOUR CAREER 5 WAYS AN ONLINE CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATION CAN BOOST YOUR CAREER

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Mar 07, 2019

The concept of upgrading skills without going full time has generated a lot of buzz. Simply search for “certifications in demand” in any search engine, and you will see enormous results in a fraction of a second. You will come across many certification programs belonging to different ver...

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What is a Firewall? WHAT IS A FIREWALL?

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Mar 07, 2019

A firewall is a protective barrier which safeguards computing devices from online threats. The primary purpose of the firewall software is to shield the computer from internet threats and the threats arising within the local network. Firewalls are an integral part of a sophisticated security framewo...

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BUSINESS SECURITY: HOW TO PREVENT INSIDER ATTACKS BUSINESS SECURITY: HOW TO PREVENT INSIDER ATTACKS

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Mar 07, 2019

Most security solutions are designed to protect against outside threats. However, research shows business owners should focus more on insider attacks. According to a study conducted by Cybersecurity Insiders, 90 percent of organizations feel at risk of an insider attack, with 53 percent of responden...

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Zombie email rises from grave after eight years of radio silence ZOMBIE EMAIL RISES FROM GRAVE AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF RADIO SILENCE

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Mar 07, 2019

In a novel twist on “What happens to our accounts when we die,” we have “what happens to our abandoned accounts while we’re still alive”. In this case, UK ISP TalkTalk kept an old customer’s email account alive some eight years after she closed it—which left...

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2019 Cloud Security Research: Take the Survey and Get the Free Report 2019 CLOUD SECURITY RESEARCH: TAKE THE SURVEY AND GET THE FREE REPORT

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Mar 07, 2019

Delta Risk has partnered with Cybersecurity Insiders to examine the latest trends in cloud security. Everyone who completes this comprehensive survey will receive a copy of the complete 2019 Cloud Security Report as a thank you as soon as it is published. The survey is based on real-time feedback fr...

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Thousands of patients impacted by ransomware attack at medical billing company THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS IMPACTED BY RANSOMWARE ATTACK AT MEDICAL BILLING COMPANY

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Mar 07, 2019

Following a ransomware attack at a medical billing company, thousands of patients are being warned that their highly sensitive medical information and personal details were amongst the breached data. Michigan-based Wolverine Solutions Group (WSG) says that it discovered its systems had suffered a se...

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GDPR: Not heavy-handed yet, but driving data breaches into the open GDPR: NOT HEAVY-HANDED YET, BUT DRIVING DATA BREACHES INTO THE OPEN

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Mar 07, 2019

With the European Union’s landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in place a bit more than eight months, it seems that at least one of its messages has had some major resonance: A cover-up will be worse, and more expensive, than a crime. Among its multiple mandates, GDPR require...

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Importance of Gi-LAN functions consolidation in the 5G world IMPORTANCE OF GI-LAN FUNCTIONS CONSOLIDATION IN THE 5G WORLD

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Mar 06, 2019

Today's LTE and 4G networks have been playing an important role in supporting mobile broadband services (e.g., video conferencing, high-definition content streaming, etc.) across millions of smart devices, such as smartphones, laptops, tablets and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The number of ...

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How to Deliver on DevSecOps with Automated Mobile AppSec Testing Tools HOW TO DELIVER ON DEVSECOPS WITH AUTOMATED MOBILE APPSEC TESTING TOOLS

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Mar 06, 2019

Before I joined NowSecure, I was a cybersecurity engineer at MITRE, and confident I could do my job well with the collection of open source software (OSS) tools I used every day. After testing the NowSecure automated mobile app security testing tool, it was clear the solution could help my two colle...

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The not-so-definitive guide to cybersecurity and data privacy laws THE NOT-SO-DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CYBERSECURITY AND DATA PRIVACY LAWS

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Mar 06, 2019

US cybersecurity and data privacy laws are, to put it lightly, a mess. Years of piecemeal legislation, Supreme Court decisions, and government surveillance crises, along with repeated corporate failures to protect user data, have created a legal landscape that is, for the American public and America...

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Spotlight on Troldesh ransomware, aka Shade SPOTLIGHT ON TROLDESH RANSOMWARE, AKA SHADE

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Mar 06, 2019

Despite the decline in the number of ransomware infections over the last year, there are several ransomware families that are still active. Ransom.Troldesh, aka Shade, is one of them. According to our product telemetry, Shade has experienced a sharp increase in detections from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019. Wh...

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How to Add SSL & Move WordPress from HTTP to HTTPS HOW TO ADD SSL & MOVE WORDPRESS FROM HTTP TO HTTPS

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Mar 06, 2019

Moving a WordPress website from HTTP to HTTPS should be a priority for any webmaster. Recent statistics show that over 33% of website administrators across the web use WordPress and many of these websites have still not added an SSL certificate. Why is Important to Have a WordPress SSL Certificate? ...

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Why Internet Security in 2019 Is More Important Than Ever WHY INTERNET SECURITY IN 2019 IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

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Mar 05, 2019

There is no denying that a lot of tasks nowadays are performed online, our mobile phones, laptops, and tablets have become an extension of ourselves. However, internet security has become a major issue in this digital era. This is most likely due to the hackers and cyber criminals that disguise them...

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Is CompTIA Security+ Worth It? A Salary Perspective IS COMPTIA SECURITY+ WORTH IT? A SALARY PERSPECTIVE

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Mar 05, 2019

IT security is expected to grow 28 percent between 2016 and 2026, making this field an attractive career option. Many professionals turn to certifications to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Today, we take a closer look at the CompTIA Security+ certification and ask the question &nda...

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A Guide to Business Endpoint Security A GUIDE TO BUSINESS ENDPOINT SECURITY

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Mar 05, 2019

What is endpoint security? Endpoint security is the protection of endpoints - any and all devices that connect to your business network including laptops and mobile devices. Protecting business devices is essential, not only because they likely contain sensitive data and customer information, but th...

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DARPA to Develop $10 Million Open Source Voting System DARPA TO DEVELOP $10 MILLION OPEN SOURCE VOTING SYSTEM

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Mar 05, 2019

The US election might be different in 2020 thanks to a project by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the US Department of Defense research division, aiming at bullet-proofing voting machines by moving away from proprietary software that can’t be properly evaluated for bugs, wri...

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What is Managed Detection & Response? WHAT IS MANAGED DETECTION & RESPONSE?

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Mar 05, 2019

MDR, which stands for Managed Detection & Response, is an all-encompassing threat detection system, which arose from the need for small/medium sized organisations who lack resources to be able to monitor their network systems in-house. It provides a cost-effective alternative to SIEM (Security I...

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Cyber Risk Considerations During the M&A Process CYBER RISK CONSIDERATIONS DURING THE M&A PROCESS

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Mar 05, 2019

Data breaches are a constant in today’s headlines, but in recent years the risk has been front and center of some of the most significant M&A deals. In 2017, Verizon discounted its acquisition price by $350 million when Yahoo belatedly disclosed that it experienced several massive breaches...

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What is Ripper Virus? WHAT IS RIPPER VIRUS?

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Mar 05, 2019

Ripper is a type of virus that randomly infects disk write heads when its active in memory. It infects the disk writes, making the data invalid. Ripper virus can be less harmful, or it can be threatening, or it can destroy the whole system. Regardless of the intensity of the attack, be it big or sma...

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For Cybersecurity to be Successful, Company Culture Matters FOR CYBERSECURITY TO BE SUCCESSFUL, COMPANY CULTURE MATTERS

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Mar 05, 2019

Whether your business has only one location or is a multinational corporation, company culture matters, especially in the case of cybersecurity. When security is treated as a priority from the top down and in every office location, it has the best chance of successfully fending off attacks. Two of t...

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Seasoned Pros Share Career Advice for Cybersecurity Success SEASONED PROS SHARE CAREER ADVICE FOR CYBERSECURITY SUCCESS

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Mar 05, 2019

Whether you are just kicking off your career in cybersecurity or are in the process of building a security team, it can be difficult to know where you should focus your attention to avoid potential missteps along the way. To help, we asked some seasoned pros to share what they’ve learned over ...

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What is a Man in the Middle Attack, and How Do I Prevent It? WHAT IS A MAN IN THE MIDDLE ATTACK, AND HOW DO I PREVENT IT?

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Mar 05, 2019

Modern technologies such as Wi-Fi networks have created enormous convenience for businesses. The ability to connect computers and other assets to a network without having to run data cabling to every workstation simplifies setting up new workers and workstations. However, Wi-Fi access points have al...

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Breach Readiness as a Service: Why You Need it Now BREACH READINESS AS A SERVICE: WHY YOU NEED IT NOW

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Mar 04, 2019

Canada's new data breach reporting requirements, contained in Division 1.1 of PIPEDA, are in effect. Are you prepared? If you've ever thought "I don't have information that anyone would want" or "I'm too small to be a target for a cyber-attack", then you're al...

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Authenticating with Authority: Can Multi-Factor Authentication Provide Total Protection? AUTHENTICATING WITH AUTHORITY: CAN MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION PROVIDE TOTAL PROTECTION?

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Mar 04, 2019

The need for a stronger defense against security threats is greater than ever, as the threat of data-driven crimes such as identity theft and corporate espionage grow each year. The recent data breaches against giants such as British Airways and Facebook emphasize the danger facing data-storing comp...

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Learn About Quantum Computers and Security at RSAC 2019 LEARN ABOUT QUANTUM COMPUTERS AND SECURITY AT RSAC 2019

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Mar 04, 2019

We’re pleased to say that the QuintessenceLabs team has prepared an exciting display for the annual RSA Conference, all about the security risk of quantum computers and quantum cybersecurity solutions that address it. Find us on the expo floor at booth 1735 in the South Hall, not far from the ...

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MNOs seek stronger mobile security for customers MNOS SEEK STRONGER MOBILE SECURITY FOR CUSTOMERS

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Mar 01, 2019

Avast partners with mobile carriers to provide the security consumers need. Data breaches, stolen passwords, spyware — consumers are all too familiar with the dangers of today’s digital world, and they’re worried. According to a study done by Wipro, if you take all the data theft o...

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Spectre, Google, and the Universal Read Gadget SPECTRE, GOOGLE, AND THE UNIVERSAL READ GADGET

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Mar 01, 2019

Spectre, a seemingly never-ending menace to processors, is back in the limelight once again thanks to the Universal Read Gadget. First seen at the start of 2018, Spectre emerged alongside Meltdown as a major potential threat to people’s system security. Meltdown and Spectre. Meltdown targeted ...

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IoT and DDoS Attacks: A Match Made in Heaven IOT AND DDOS ATTACKS: A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

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Mar 01, 2019

By 2020, Gartner predicts the total number of IoT devices will reach 20.4 billion. At the same time, DDoS attacks are on the rise, with Cisco estimating that the number of DDoS attacks exceeding 1 gigabit of traffic per second will soar to 3.1 million by 2021. This is no coincidence: IoT devices are...

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Nothing Can Disrupt a Business Faster Than a Data Breach NOTHING CAN DISRUPT A BUSINESS FASTER THAN A DATA BREACH

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Mar 01, 2019

Breach readiness must take center stage for every organization. It is no longer a matter of ‘if’ a breach will occur but ‘when’. Nothing can disrupt a business faster than a data breach. Any organization that stores or handles any personally identifiable information (PII) for...

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3 Unique Ways App Development Companies Can Improve Cyber Security Processes 3 UNIQUE WAYS APP DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES CAN IMPROVE CYBER SECURITY PROCESSES

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Mar 01, 2019

The modern world is addicted to the use of mobile devices. Virtually every activity or task handled electronically can be performed with a mobile device, including: shopping, banking, entertainment, and even controlling other devices in the workplace, shop, and home. No doubt, app development compan...

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Chrome Bug Allows Tech Support Scammers To Send You Into a Loop CHROME BUG ALLOWS TECH SUPPORT SCAMMERS TO SEND YOU INTO A LOOP

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Feb 28, 2019

There are a lot of benefits to using Google’s Chrome Browser. One of them; it’s generally pretty efficient at getting you where you want to go. However, a new scam has become a thorn in Chrome’s side in that area. It actually spins the browser into a tizzy and uses all of Chrome&rs...

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IT Risks in the Education Sector: Real Threats vs. Expectations IT RISKS IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR: REAL THREATS VS. EXPECTATIONS

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Feb 28, 2019

In this blog post, which is based on the results of Netwrix’s 2018 IT Risks Report, we will dive deeper into the problems that face schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. The survey covers the six most common types of IT risks: physical damage, intellectual proper...

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The Ransomware Threat isn’t Over. It’s Evolving THE RANSOMWARE THREAT ISN’T OVER. IT’S EVOLVING

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Feb 28, 2019

This is the third of a three-part report on the state of three malware categories: miners, ransomware and information stealers. Ransomware is any malware that holds your data ransom. These days it usually involves encrypting a victim’s data before asking for cash (typically cryptocurrency) to ...

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A Cybersecurity Checklist for Modern SMBs A CYBERSECURITY CHECKLIST FOR MODERN SMBS

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Feb 28, 2019

The landscape of digital security is rapidly shifting, and even the largest tech giants are scrambling to keep up with new data regulations and cybersecurity threats. Small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are often left out of these important conversations, leaving themselves — and their use...

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How Did January Kick Off Threat Protection? HOW DID JANUARY KICK OFF THREAT PROTECTION?

blog article

Feb 28, 2019

It is often said that each new year brings more cybersecurity threats than the previous one. So, how is 2019 shaping up so far compared to 2018? Has the new year kicked off with better threat protection than the last year, or are cyber threats getting worse? Let’s look at some of the major eve...

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Password Managers - Popular and Safe PASSWORD MANAGERS - POPULAR AND SAFE

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Feb 28, 2019

Password mangers are great and they absolutely should be used, especially as we are in an age of almost every company offering an online presence that requires a sign up and multimillion record account breaches. It was with this in mind that I was very disappointed to read yet another article that s...

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Is antivirus protection necessary for my business? IS ANTIVIRUS PROTECTION NECESSARY FOR MY BUSINESS?

blog article

Feb 28, 2019

With threats like ransomware, businesses can’t afford to leave their networks and data unsecured. If you've been wondering whether your business requires antivirus protection, the short answer is yes. Even though Windows 10 has its own well-rated built-in antivirus program, Windows Defende...

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Endpoint Protection: Taking the Proactive Approach ENDPOINT PROTECTION: TAKING THE PROACTIVE APPROACH

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Feb 28, 2019

An endpoint is any device that is connected to the network and has two-way communication with the network. This could include laptops, desktops, and special purpose systems like Point of Sale (POS) terminals, ATMs, ticket counters, kiosks, and servers. Until a few years ago, attackers breached the p...

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Do You Know How Viruses And Malware Get Into Your PC? DO YOU KNOW HOW VIRUSES AND MALWARE GET INTO YOUR PC?

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Feb 28, 2019

Did you know, there are countless ways through which viruses can enter your laptops and computers? Viruses and malware are types of malicious software specially designed by cyber crooks to infect your computers. These malicious software spreads from one system to another and can wipe away all your l...

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Coinhive, the in-browser cryptomining service beloved by hackers, is dead COINHIVE, THE IN-BROWSER CRYPTOMINING SERVICE BELOVED BY HACKERS, IS DEAD

blog article

Feb 28, 2019

If you think back to last year, Coinhive was everywhere. The service offered any website an arguably legitimate way of generating income that didn’t rely upon online adverts. And plenty of well-known sites, such as Showtime, Salon.com and The Pirate Bay, were happy to give it a go. Rather than...

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Mobile App DevOps Metrics that Matter MOBILE APP DEVOPS METRICS THAT MATTER

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Feb 27, 2019

Creating a secure DevOps culture helps companies accelerate mobile app release cycles and securely deliver the new features and capabilities that users crave. Automating the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CD/CD) pipeline speeds time to market to meet the demands of the business. But app...

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The Cyber Security Platform Shift – More Secure, Less Complex THE CYBER SECURITY PLATFORM SHIFT – MORE SECURE, LESS COMPLEX

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Feb 27, 2019

How Integrated Cyber Defense reduces the integration burden on customers in a fast-changing security world. The cyber security world is undergoing dramatic shifts and the changes are coming fast and furious. Our increasingly mobile and cloud-centric era imposes new burdens on security leaders. But t...

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Is Blockchain the Answer to Healthcare Data Breaches? IS BLOCKCHAIN THE ANSWER TO HEALTHCARE DATA BREACHES?

blog article

Feb 27, 2019

Healthcare breaches pose a major problem for doctors, patients, and entire medical and insurance systems, exposing confidential patient information and leaving responsible parties vulnerable to lawsuits – and worst of all, these breaches are increasingly common. It raises the question: what ca...

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Oil & Gas Cybersecurity and Process Safety Converge Thanks to TRITON OIL & GAS CYBERSECURITY AND PROCESS SAFETY CONVERGE THANKS TO TRITON

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Feb 26, 2019

In 2017, a Middle Eastern petrochemical facility had the unfortunate distinction of being the first known victim of malware specifically targeted at process safety systems. Thanks to TRITON, the oil and gas industry became ground zero for the convergence of SIS process safety and ICS cybersecurity. ...

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Cybersecurity culture instead of dull lectures CYBERSECURITY CULTURE INSTEAD OF DULL LECTURES

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Feb 26, 2019

When we talk about practical advice for companies, we always say something like “Raise your employees’ security awareness.” That advice is unquestionably strong, but we have noticed that not everybody understands the term security awareness in quite the same way. We would like to e...

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Choosing the best antivirus for your Android phone CHOOSING THE BEST ANTIVIRUS FOR YOUR ANDROID PHONE

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Feb 26, 2019

How to choose an antivirus app for your Android phone or tablet. Nowadays, mobile security suites have a lot of features, and their functionality goes far beyond just antivirus. But still, antivirus is a very important part of each and every Internet security suite. What makes antivirus good or bad?...

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Cybersecurity challenges in a digitally transforming world CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES IN A DIGITALLY TRANSFORMING WORLD

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Feb 26, 2019

Say the word “cybersecurity,” and most of us immediately think of viruses infecting our computers, ransomware that demands a fee to decrypt our data, and hackers working to penetrate a network to steal data. Indeed, these kinds of attacks cause serious damage and take up a lot of securit...

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France’s New Offensive Cyber Doctrine FRANCE’S NEW OFFENSIVE CYBER DOCTRINE

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Feb 26, 2019

Since its November 2018 announcement of the Paris Call, a code of conduct for cyber space, France has turned to the offensive. On Jan. 18, French armed forces minister Florence Parly unveiled the country’s first doctrine for offensive cyber operations. This announcement is the latest in a seri...

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Apple Users May Lose Face With New FaceTime Bug APPLE USERS MAY LOSE FACE WITH NEW FACETIME BUG

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Feb 26, 2019

Apple users are targeted again this week. An unpleasant bug was reported by 9to5Mac that may allow someone calling on FaceTime to hear conversations and even see video with the call recipient not even realizing it’s happening. It affects those with any iPhone running on versions 12.1 and above...

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Ten Stats that Reveal How Today’s Cyber Attacks Target People First, Not Infrastructure TEN STATS THAT REVEAL HOW TODAY’S CYBER ATTACKS TARGET PEOPLE FIRST, NOT INFRASTRUCTURE

blog article

Feb 26, 2019

Organizations are spending more than ever on cybersecurity. But attacks are getting through at an unprecedented rate, wreaking havoc on the revenues and brand reputations of businesses around the globe. The problem? Companies still implement traditional cybersecurity models built for an earlier era....

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Can a Managed Security Service Provider Help You? CAN A MANAGED SECURITY SERVICE PROVIDER HELP YOU?

blog article

Feb 26, 2019

A managed security service provider, or MSSP, is an entity—usually an organization consisting of many cybersecurity experts—that provides a variety of services designed to protect organizations against cyber threats. However, many companies question whether an MSSP can help them, or if t...

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3 Things You’re Responsible for in the Age of the Growing Attack Surface 3 THINGS YOU’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR IN THE AGE OF THE GROWING ATTACK SURFACE

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Feb 26, 2019

The days are long gone when cybersecurity simply involved watching your internal networks behind the firewall. As businesses grow online and in the cloud in the name of innovation, their attack surface has exploded. Although the increasingly sophisticated online landscape puts more powerful tools in...

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Comprehensive Application Security Requires Open Source Vulnerability Detection COMPREHENSIVE APPLICATION SECURITY REQUIRES OPEN SOURCE VULNERABILITY DETECTION

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Feb 26, 2019

Modern application security programs have unique requirements based on the complexity of the applications, themselves. Apps are comprised of multiple components, including runtime libraries, 3rd-party libraries, and custom code. In addition, an increasingly popular component among developers is open...

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What is Spear Phishing? Learn How to Prevent Attacks WHAT IS SPEAR PHISHING? LEARN HOW TO PREVENT ATTACKS

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Feb 26, 2019

The latest numbers are in, and they aren’t pretty. In 2018, over 90% of cyber attacks and their resulting breaches stemmed from a spear phishing email. According to SANS Institute’s Allen Paller, spear phishing emails caused 95% of all attacks on enterprise networks. So what is it that m...

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New Golang brute forcer discovered amid rise in e-commerce attacks NEW GOLANG BRUTE FORCER DISCOVERED AMID RISE IN E-COMMERCE ATTACKS

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Feb 26, 2019

E-commerce websites continue to be targeted by online criminals looking to steal personal and payment information directly from unaware shoppers. Recently, attacks have been conducted via skimmer, which is a piece of code that is either directly injected into a hacked site or referenced externally. ...

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6 WAYS CYBERATTACKERS DEFEAT 2FA AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT 6 WAYS CYBERATTACKERS DEFEAT 2FA AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

blog article

Feb 25, 2019

As an industry it is crucial that we implement more security controls around access points than just 2FA. Using behind-the-scenes risk checks – including device, location, IP address, account type, and behavior – you can elevate identity trust and stop attackers from bypassing 2FA, even ...

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Proofpoint Completes FIPS 140-2 Validation Process for Encryption PROOFPOINT COMPLETES FIPS 140-2 VALIDATION PROCESS FOR ENCRYPTION

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Feb 25, 2019

The growing emphasis on encryption in the U.S. federal government and other regulated industries led Proofpoint to partner with SafeLogic to pursue FIPS 140-2 validation for cryptographic modules. After proving conformance with the FIPS 140-2 standard through a series of tests, conducted by an indep...

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Average US Data Breach Cost $3.8 Million – Up 6.4% AVERAGE US DATA BREACH COST $3.8 MILLION – UP 6.4%

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Feb 25, 2019

Not only is the cost of business going up, but the cost of preventing a data breach in the U.S. is going up with it. The “2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study” by Ponemon for IBM finds startling facts and figures on data breaches. The U.S. currently pays the highest price for a breach, avera...

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Data Privacy and GDPR for OEM partnerships DATA PRIVACY AND GDPR FOR OEM PARTNERSHIPS

blog article

Feb 25, 2019

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to a ‘company’[1] whenever the personal information of people within the European Union  is present in a company’s data and IT systems. Consequently, GDPR has had a transformative effect on the way companies manage and s...

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Why Cybersecurity Experts Are Being Recruited Left and Right WHY CYBERSECURITY EXPERTS ARE BEING RECRUITED LEFT AND RIGHT

blog article

Feb 25, 2019

Once upon a time, businesses needed to take light cybersecurity precautions to ward off amateur hackers. A business owner may have recruited their tech-savvy nephew to protect their system, barely worrying about the risk. Today, the world of cybersecurity has done a 180 — it’s now a top ...

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Most common cybersecurity threats that occur in the healthcare sector MOST COMMON CYBERSECURITY THREATS THAT OCCUR IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR

blog article

Feb 25, 2019

While almost all industries and sectors are at the risk of cyber threats, the effects on these threats on certain sectors can be disastrous. One of these sectors is healthcare. A cyber attack on a healthcare system can be dangerous and life-threatening – imagine critical care patients being lo...

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3 Security Tips for Small Banks and Credit Unions 3 SECURITY TIPS FOR SMALL BANKS AND CREDIT UNIONS

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Feb 22, 2019

The financial sector is bombarded with malicious files designed to infiltrate networks at a rate far higher than the average across all industries, according to a report by the cybersecurity firm Lastline. One in every 340 web or email transactions contained malicious files, higher than the average ...

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CIS Control 1: The Beginning of Basic Cybersecurity CIS CONTROL 1: THE BEGINNING OF BASIC CYBERSECURITY

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Feb 22, 2019

The CIS Critical Controls were developed as a framework to not only ensure the successful realization of basic cybersecurity hygiene, but to lead to the planning and implementation of a robust security protocol. To build any cybersecurity protection schemata, it is necessary to know the extent of wh...

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Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019 CYBERSECURITY PREDICTIONS FOR 2019

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Feb 22, 2019

Another year is here. 2019 has just started and it is likely to shape up to be an eventful year for cybersecurity. Last year, in our 2018 predictions, we analyzed the year ahead and shortlisted various cybersecurity trends which we thought would play a major part in 2018 – these included threa...

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The lazy person’s guide to cybersecurity: minimum effort for maximum protection THE LAZY PERSON’S GUIDE TO CYBERSECURITY: MINIMUM EFFORT FOR MAXIMUM PROTECTION

blog article

Feb 22, 2019

Are you tired of that acquaintance who keeps bugging you with computer questions? Do you avoid visiting certain people because you know you will spend most of the evening cleaning up their machine? My uncle Bob is one of those people. He’s a nice guy, but with computers, he’s not just an...

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The Advanced Persistent Threat Files: APT1 THE ADVANCED PERSISTENT THREAT FILES: APT1

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Feb 22, 2019

We’ve heard a lot about Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) over the past few years. As a refresher, APTs are prolonged, aimed attacks on specific targets with the intention to compromise their systems and gain information from or about that target. While the targets may be anyone or anything&m...

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17 Types of Cyber Attacks To Secure Your Company From in 2019 17 TYPES OF CYBER ATTACKS TO SECURE YOUR COMPANY FROM IN 2019

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Feb 21, 2019

What is a Cyber Attack? A cyber attack is an intentional exploitation of computer systems, networks, and technology-dependent enterprises. These attacks use malicious code to modify computer code, data, or logic. Culminating into destructive consequences that can compromise your data and promulgate ...

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Hackers Use Fake Google reCAPTCHA to Cloak Banking Malware HACKERS USE FAKE GOOGLE RECAPTCHA TO CLOAK BANKING MALWARE

blog article

Feb 21, 2019

The most effective phishing and malware campaigns usually employ one of the following two age-old social engineering techniques: Impersonation. These online phishing campaigns impersonate a popular brand or product through specially crafted emails, SMS, or social media networks. These campaigns empl...

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What Makes It So Important To Constantly Update Your Antivirus Software WHAT MAKES IT SO IMPORTANT TO CONSTANTLY UPDATE YOUR ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE

blog article

Feb 21, 2019

Are you using well-developed security software to protect yourself from cyber threats? If you answered no to this question, it’s time to download the best antivirus software. Having reliable antivirus software installed can create a world of difference between the life and death of your PC. Wi...

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Machine Learning is Shifting the Power Back to the Infosec Community MACHINE LEARNING IS SHIFTING THE POWER BACK TO THE INFOSEC COMMUNITY

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Feb 21, 2019

In the age of internet-scale threats, automation has been the weapon of choice for cybercriminals, who are pulling off data breaches at an unprecedented rate. But in the hands of the good guys, who are tirelessly collecting internet data they use to train the machine-learning models that uncover the...

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Attack Spotlight: OneDrive Phishing Emails Lead to Credential Compromise ATTACK SPOTLIGHT: ONEDRIVE PHISHING EMAILS LEAD TO CREDENTIAL COMPROMISE

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Feb 21, 2019

Proofpoint researchers have identified a trending phishing threat in which fraudulent emails invite recipients to view or download a document in Microsoft OneDrive, leading to credential compromise. Our latest Attack Spotlight, available now, provides free, timely content you can immediately share w...

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Top 10 Corporate Cybersecurity Conversations for 2019 TOP 10 CORPORATE CYBERSECURITY CONVERSATIONS FOR 2019

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Feb 21, 2019

Learn all about automated app defense, escalation of DDoS attacks, hidden threats in SSL traffic, and defending mobile networks and cloud with A10 Networks at RSAC 2019. And be sure to mark your calendar for this informative and timely panel discussion: Top 10 Corporate Cybersecurity Conversations: ...

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How does macOS protect against malware? HOW DOES MACOS PROTECT AGAINST MALWARE?

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Feb 21, 2019

Mac users often are told that “Macs don’t get viruses.” This is not really true, of course. Macs can and do get infected. However, it is true that macOS provides some basic protection against malware. This protection can be quite effective in some ways, but, unfortunately, quite in...

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Outdated Health IT Infrastructure Attracts Hackers to Hospitals OUTDATED HEALTH IT INFRASTRUCTURE ATTRACTS HACKERS TO HOSPITALS

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Feb 21, 2019

Outdated healthcare IT infrastructure is attracting cybercriminals to hospitals, which are the most vulnerable type of organization, judged a new cybersecurity report. Other factors attracting cybercriminals to healthcare include lack of experienced cyber personnel, highly valuable data, and vulnera...

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The New Breed of “Fileless Malware” and How It Can Be Stopped with Behavioral Analytics and Machine Learning THE NEW BREED OF “FILELESS MALWARE” AND HOW IT CAN BE STOPPED WITH BEHAVIORAL ANALYTICS AND MACHINE LEARNING

blog article

Feb 21, 2019

A new genus of malware has emerged that breaks the rules of traditional detection and defense methods. Unlike other breeds of malware that require the installation of software on a victim’s machine, fileless malware infects a host computer’s dynamic memory, or RAM. Fileless malware attac...

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UNLEASHING THE TRUE POTENTIAL OF MITRE ATT&CK- CREATING AN ADVERSARY EMULATION PLAN WITH THE MITRE ATT&CK FRAMEWORK UNLEASHING THE TRUE POTENTIAL OF MITRE ATT&CK- CREATING AN ADVERSARY EMULATION PLAN WITH THE MITRE ATT&CK FRAMEWORK

blog article

Feb 21, 2019

Many different security frameworks exist in the world today: ISO-17799, it’s successor ISO-27000, Cobit, NIST, and others. The latest introduction, the MITRE ATT&CK framework, is giving a new perspective on the tactical needs of security operations.  Developing a solid, closed-loop de...

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Root Cause Analysis: Finding Patient Zero During Cybersecurity Incident Response Investigations ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS: FINDING PATIENT ZERO DURING CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT RESPONSE INVESTIGATIONS

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Feb 21, 2019

In Q1, we released new tools to assist cybersecurity incident responders. One of those new features is a root cause analysis tool, is designed to help IR teams trace the source of suspicious activity or identified threats across their environment. This blog introduces the new root cause analysis (RC...

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Mitigating Security Threats with MITRE ATT&CK MITIGATING SECURITY THREATS WITH MITRE ATT&CK

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Feb 20, 2019

In a previous blog post I explained MITRE ATT&CK and the primary ways organizations might use it to improve their security. As a refresher, the MITRE ATT&CK framework, model, and taxonomy provide a categorized and structured catalog of tactics (the “why” of an attack) and techniq...

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First Hacker Convicted of FIRST HACKER CONVICTED OF 'SIM SWAPPING' ATTACK GETS 10 YEARS IN PRISON

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Feb 20, 2019

A 20-year-old college student who stole cryptocurrency worth more than $5 million by hijacking victims' phone numbers has pleaded guilty and accepted a sentence of 10 years in prison. Ortiz was arrested last year on charges of siphoning millions of dollars in cryptocurrency from around 40 victim...

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Sophisticated phishing: a roundup of noteworthy campaigns SOPHISTICATED PHISHING: A ROUNDUP OF NOTEWORTHY CAMPAIGNS

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Feb 20, 2019

Phishing is a problem nearly as old as the Internet. Yet, criminals continue to reach into their bag of phishing tricks in 2019 because, in a nutshell, it just works. Dialing into the human psyche and capitalizing on emotions such as fear, anxiety, or plain laziness, phishing attacks are successful ...

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New steps to protect Europe from continued cyber threats NEW STEPS TO PROTECT EUROPE FROM CONTINUED CYBER THREATS

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Feb 20, 2019

Soon millions of Europeans will head to the polls to cast their ballots in the European Parliament elections, as well as several key national elections. We believe it’s critical that organizations underpinning the democratic process have access to state-of-the-art cybersecurity protection as w...

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A Game of Risk with Broadcasters, Cyber Felons and Dragons A GAME OF RISK WITH BROADCASTERS, CYBER FELONS AND DRAGONS

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Feb 20, 2019

Where there’s money, there has always been crime. But what if money came in the form of intangible digital assets and crime in the form of cyber adversaries? In fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, dragons are intelligent, mythical foes defined by their fiery prowess – boast...

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Cybersecurity Skills as Life Skills: Reframing the Conversation CYBERSECURITY SKILLS AS LIFE SKILLS: REFRAMING THE CONVERSATION

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Feb 20, 2019

Training fatigue: It’s a (valid) concern for organizations of all sizes in all industries, but a particular worry for large, publicly traded companies and those required to deliver compliance-based training tied to regional, national, and/or global regulations. This, along with other reasons &...

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2018 Holiday Shopping Season Cyber Threat Activity: A Snapshot 2018 HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON CYBER THREAT ACTIVITY: A SNAPSHOT

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Feb 20, 2019

The 2018 holiday shopping season was a boon for retailers, but cyber threat actors filled their pockets, too. As businesses innovate by expanding their online presence and migrating to the cloud, their digital footprints grow tenfold. This footprint, a collection of far-flung, client-facing assets o...

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FAQ: Reporting Data Privacy Obligations to the Board FAQ: REPORTING DATA PRIVACY OBLIGATIONS TO THE BOARD

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Feb 19, 2019

A Practical Approach to Ongoing Compliance. In today’s digital world, companies of all types and sizes need to protect their critical data assets against cyberattacks and data breaches. Privacy obligations such as GDPR, CCPA and PIPEDA have required organizations to step up their privacy game ...

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The State of DDoS Attacks: The Best Offense is a Strong Defense THE STATE OF DDOS ATTACKS: THE BEST OFFENSE IS A STRONG DEFENSE

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Feb 19, 2019

While DDoS attacks are becoming more frequent, severe and advanced than ever before, attackers are still leveraging the same weapons to launch them. This means that organizations have the unique opportunity to focus less on playing catch-up with criminals and more on strengthening their defenses and...

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GDPR WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GDPR

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Feb 19, 2019

GDPR, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, goes into full effect in May 2018. Yet many organizations aren’t ready to comply – or even thinking they need to comply. We gathered the common myths and misperceptions about this data protection law and compiled the an...

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WHY AUTOMATED HOMES NEED STRONGER CYBER SECURITY WHY AUTOMATED HOMES NEED STRONGER CYBER SECURITY

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Feb 19, 2019

If you explained the concept of an automated home to somebody 15 years ago, they would have thought you were describing the plot of a science fiction movie. However, connected devices are everywhere today. Research from Statista shows the total number of smart homes in the U.S. is expected to reach ...

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How Android malware scanner protects your phone or tablet? HOW ANDROID MALWARE SCANNER PROTECTS YOUR PHONE OR TABLET?

blog article

Feb 19, 2019

Of late, it is widely noticed that mobile devices are targeted by online criminals and maybe your device too could be at grave danger. A free Android malware scanner in place can reveal such things before its late. However, there are a few things that the owner of the mobile device needs to do to st...

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6 Tips to Improve SharePoint Security 6 TIPS TO IMPROVE SHAREPOINT SECURITY

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Feb 19, 2019

Historically, security was the job of IT administrators alone. With SharePoint, however, comes a significant paradigm shift: Ensuring SharePoint security is a joint responsibility shared by IT and end users. SharePoint is one of the most popular platforms for collaborative working and sharing of con...

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Which Endpoint Security Tools Are Right for Your Needs? WHICH ENDPOINT SECURITY TOOLS ARE RIGHT FOR YOUR NEEDS?

blog article

Feb 19, 2019

While cybersecurity is not a device, it is dependent on having the right security tools in place to protect the network. Endpoint security tools are a critical part of any organization’s network security strategy. Having strong device protection helps to counteract intrusion attempts by impedi...

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PASSWORD CYCLING VERSUS RECYCLING: ONE IS A CYBERSECURITY BEST PRACTICE, THE OTHER, A TABOO PASSWORD CYCLING VERSUS RECYCLING: ONE IS A CYBERSECURITY BEST PRACTICE, THE OTHER, A TABOO

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Feb 19, 2019

Are you a cybersecurity recycler? In the last few decades, we’ve learned some very hard lessons about recycling. Having “disposable” everything is not good for the environment, economy, or posterity. We all need to learn how to correctly recycle, reuse, repurpose, and dispose of ma...