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    UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS UNAWARE OF CYBERSECURITY RISKS

    Apr 23, 2019

    Members of underserved populations are less likely to know whether they have even been victimized by a cyber attack, and they have lower awareness of cybersecurity risks. Partly as a result, they are also less likely to access vital online services, such as banking, health services, educational prog...

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    SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE IDENTIFIED A NEW WAY TO IMPROVE NETWORK SECURITY

    Apr 23, 2019

    With cybersecurity one of the nation’s top security concerns and billions of people affected by breaches last year, government and businesses are spending more time and money defending against it. Researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Labora...

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    UK'S NCSC SUGGESTS AUTOMATIC BLOCKING OF COMMON PASSWORDS

    Apr 23, 2019

    A recent survey from the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC, part of GCHQ), conducted by Ipsos Mori, suggests that 52% consider their most prevalent online security consideration to be protecting their privacy, while 51% consider it to be the loss of their money. (It is worth noting that ...

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    EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT APPROVES MASS ID DATABASE PLANS

    Apr 23, 2019

    The European Parliament has approved plans to boost physical security by implementing a mass identity database, although privacy concerns persist. The Common Identity Repository (CIR) will centralize the personal information of nearly all non-EU citizens in the EU’s visa-free Schengen region. ...

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    ADDICTION CENTER PATIENTS EXPOSED IN PRIVACY SNAFU

    Apr 23, 2019

    A large trove of personally identifiable information (PII) has been leaked by an addiction treatment center after researchers found another unsecured Elasticsearch database online. Justin Paine, who is also a director of trust and safety at Cloudflare, blogged about his findings late last week, clai...

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    VMWARE UPDATES PKS TO ADVANCE ENTERPRISE KUBERNETES

    Apr 23, 2019

    VMware announced version 1.4 of Enterprise PKS on April 23, bringing new functionality to help organizations operationalize the cloud-native Kubernetes container orchestration platform. PKS, which is an acronym for the Pivotal Container Service, is a joint product effort from VMware and its partner ...

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    THE GROWING NEED FOR CYBER SECURITY INSURANCE IN BFSI SECTOR

    Apr 23, 2019

    New regulations, emphasis on data protection and increasing cyber-attacks are driving banks and financial institutions to seriously look at cyber security insurance as the ‘plan B’ when an attack strikes. Sushant Sarin, Executive Vice President & Head, Commercial Lines & Reinsura...

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    UK FIRMS BEING HIT WITH MORE CYBERATTACKS

    Apr 23, 2019

    Businesses are ill-prepared for cyberattacks, and unsurprisingly, this means a higher percentage of companies have experienced attacks compared to last year. This is according to a new report by insurers Hiscox which says that 55 per cent of UK companies faced an attack this year, up from 40 per cen...

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    CARBANAK SOURCE CODE DISCOVERED ON VIRUSTOTAL

    Apr 23, 2019

    The source code of a backdoor associated with the prolific FIN7 threat actor has emerged on VirusTotal alongside builders and other tools from the group, FireEye security researchers reveal. Also referred to as Carbanak, or Anunak, the financially-motivated actor has been active since at least 2015,...

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    BANKING TROJAN DRIVE-BY DOWNLOAD LEVERAGES TRUST IN GOOGLE SITES

    Apr 23, 2019

    Brazilian hackers have developed a drive-by download attack leveraging the inherent trust in the Google name. A banking trojan known as LoadPCBanker is deployed using the file cabinets template in Google sites as a delivery vehicle. The attacker first developed a website using Google Sites. He then ...

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    EXPLOITS FOR ADOBE VULNERABILITIES SPIKED IN 2018

    Apr 23, 2019

    With Flash Player on way out, attackers are renewing their focus on Acrobat Reader, RiskSense found. Malware authors weaponized more Adobe software vulnerabilities in 2018 than any previous year while the actual number of newly disclosed security flaws in the company's products dropped significa...

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    CI SECURITY RAISES $9.6M TO HELP CUSTOMERS MANAGE CYBER THREATS

    Apr 23, 2019

    CI Security, a startup that provides its customers with cybersecurity software and expertise in detecting and responding to digital intrusions and threats, announced Monday it has raised $9.6 million in new funding. Seattle-based CI Security, which was previously known as Critical Informatics, says ...

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    CYBER-SECURITY STARTUP SIGMADOTS PARTNERS WITH TELIT TO EXPAND IOT SECURITY

    May 24, 2019

    SigmaDots, a cyber-security startup and subsidiary of Essence Group, has partnered with Telit to expand IoT security and strengthen business continuity leveraging SigmaDots technology. Essence Group is a market leader in developing LTE-based connected devices and IoT platforms. SigmaDots has develop...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=65476547

    NEW CYBER SECURITY CLAUSE FROM BIMCO

    May 23, 2019

    BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has agreed a new standard Cyber Security Clause that requires the parties to implement cyber security procedures and systems, to help reduce the risk of an incident and mitigate the consequences should a security breach occur. In the wake of recent costly cyber se...

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    CYBER SECURITY IN MANUFACTURING IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR, FEELS INDUSTRY

    May 23, 2019

    With digitalisation, Artificial Intelligence and smart working culture making inroads in various sectors, including manufacturing, Indian companies are also gearing up to cope with the problems that come along with the technological advancement. One such issue is of cyber security. There have been i...

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    RANSOMWARE PROTECTION TIPS INCLUDE OFFLINE STORAGE, USER EDUCATION

    May 23, 2019

    Ransomware resilience continues to be important because the problem isn't going away. Explore these backup and education tips to help stay out in front of the issue. "It's always there." Jeff Martinson, IT director at Ameritas, is talking about ransomware. The problem may quiet dow...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=65466546

    TEXAS PASSES GRID PROTECTION BILLS TO ENHANCE CYBERSECURITY

    May 23, 2019

    Texas passed two grid protection bills -- Senate Bill 475 and Senate Bill 936 -- to boost cybersecurity monitoring and best practices.  The Texas Electric Grid Security Council, composed of a governor's appointee, a member of the Public Utilities Commission and the chief executive officer o...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=65486548

    KPMG AND PWC LAUNCH ARMS RACE FOR CYBER SECURITY TALENT

    May 22, 2019

    The world’s biggest professional services firms have launched an arms race for talent in the cyber security sector, according to new research from the jobs site Indeed. More than five per cent of British jobs advertised by KPMG and PwC (pictured) are for cyber roles, while EY and Deloitte, the...

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    FIRMWARE VULNERABILITY IN MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC

    May 22, 2019

    A vulnerability in Mitsubishi Electric’s MELSEC-Q Series Ethernet Module could allow a remote attacker to gain escalated privileges, according to an ICS-CERT advisory. Reported by Nozomi Networks, the vulnerability “could allow an attacker to render the PLCs statue in fault mode, requiri...

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    GOOGLE STORED PLAINTEXT PASSWORDS SINCE 2005

    May 22, 2019

    Google has admitted that some of its enterprise customers’ passwords have been erroneously stored in plaintext, in a security issue dating back 14 years. The tech giant’s VP of engineering, Suzanne Frey, explained that the problem occurred when it introduced a new way for G Suite domain ...

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    PHISHING KIT 16SHOP TARGETS APPLE USERS, HACKERS

    May 21, 2019

    Researchers have discovered a hidden backdoor in a commercial phishing kit, 16Shop, used to attack Apple customers, according to Akamai. “When it comes to targeting Apple users and their personal and financial data, 16Shop has emerged as a go to kit for those who can afford it. While 16Shop is...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=65376537

    LIB DEMS COME FIRST IN UK FOR CYBERSECURITY

    May 21, 2019

    Sweden’s political parties have the best cybersecurity posture globally, with the UK languishing in the bottom half of the table, according to a new analysis by SecurityScorecard ahead of the European Parliament elections. Noting the impact of a major data breach at the Democratic National Com...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=65386538

    MISTNET LAUNCHES NEW THREAT DETECTION AND RESPONSE PLATFORM USING MIST COMPUTING AND EDGE AI

    May 21, 2019

    MistNet announces the industry’s first multi-entity threat detection and response platform providing 360-degree visibility into threats and vulnerabilities from desktop to data center to public cloud and IoT environments—through an industry-first application of mist computing and edge AI...

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    THALES THE LATEST TO FLAG DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SECURITY OPPORTUNITY

    May 21, 2019

    The firm has added to a growing number of examples of growing security risks surrounding digital transformation projects. As customers make moves to roll out digital transformation projects many are doing so against a backdrop of increasing security vulnerabilities. The 2019 Thales Data Threat Repor...

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    https://informationsecurity.report/news-article.aspx?ID=65406540

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