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1 in 6 Massachusetts Communities Hit by 'Ransomware' Attacks

Infosec - Office of Inadequate Security - Ryan Kath and Jim Haddadin report: Inside the Bay State, a handful of attacks against cities and towns have garnered...
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:54:54 - #cybersecurity #security

5 things you should know about cybersecurity insurance

Infosec - CSO Online - You leave kerosene-soaked rags all around your house. You chain smoke. One day, while relaxing in front of an episode of CSI:Cyber,...
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:13:33 - #cybersecurity #security

US administration requests $9.8B for cyber 2021 budget for the Department of Defense

Infosec - Security Affairs - The US administration requested $9.8 billion for cyber in next year's budget for the Department of Defense, the amount is...
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:35:36 - #cybersecurity #ai #security

What happens when all the tiny satellites we're shooting into space get hacked?

FastCompany - Hackers could shut them down-or turn them into weapons.
Last month, SpaceX became the operator of the world's largest active satellite constellation....
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 21:59:34 - #spacex #security

The Secret Features of Okta Access Gateway: Part 2: On-Prem Data Sources

Infosec - Okta Blog - At Okta, we love to secure access to everything, from cloud apps, to consumer apps, to servers, and infrastructure-from a single...
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 21:35:43 - #oracle #microsoft #security

Attacked by Ransomware, Many Companies Opt to Pay Up

CFO - It's like the plot of a James Bond movie: Hackers take control of a global organization's computer systems and threaten...
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 20:36:08 - #cybersecurity #security

Black Hat Asia 2020 postponed due to coronavirus concerns

Enterprise - ZDNet News - Conference joins lengthening list of events taken out by virus.
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 20:13:22 - #coronavirus #security

The Best Antivirus Is Not Traditional Antivirus

Life - The Wirecutter - We set out to do a standard Wirecutter guide to the best antivirus app, so we spent months researching products, reading reports...
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 03:13:15 - #antivirus #cybersecurity #security

Why you should treat company culture like finance or cybersecurity

Enterprise - Silicon Republic - The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) recently passed a new regulation pressing companies to report business metrics not...
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:13:35 - #cybersecurity #security

How to Protect Your Mac from Malware, Viruses, and Other Assorted Junk

Life - Lifehacker - Yes, Macs are susceptible to malware and virus as much as a Windows PC, and it's probably in your best interest to have at least...
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 23:13:26 - #cybersecurity #security

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) CEO Thomson Leighton on Q4 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 22:13:56 - #akamai #security

The Clear and Present Ransomware Danger

Enterprise - E-Commerce Times - Ransomware hit at least 966 U.S. government agencies, educational establishments and healthcare providers in 2019, at...
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 22:13:51 - #cybersecurity #security

Jenkins servers can be abused for DDoS attacks

Enterprise - ZDNet Blogs - DDoS attacks can reach an amplification factor of 100, but servers will crash very quickly.
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 22:13:45 - #ddos #jenkins #security

With new release, Elastic enhances its threat detection capabilities

Enterprise - SiliconANGLE - Elastic N.V., no doubt encouraged by the rapid growth in enterprise cybersecurity spending, has over the last few quarters beefed...
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 22:13:44 - #cybersecurity #threatdetection #security

Is It Better to Outsource Security or Handle Security In-House?

Enterprise - Data Center Knowledge - The decision to outsource security or handle it all in-house hinges on resources and risk.
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 22:13:42 - #datacenter #security

Brazil launches cybersecurity strategy

Enterprise - ZDNet Blogs - The document provides the path for the creation of a national policy with specific actions and timescales.
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 22:13:35 - #cybersecurity #security

IoT security is bad. It's time to take a different approach.

Enterprise - ZDNet Blogs - There are 127 new IoT devices connected to the internet every second, according to Cisco, and by 2025 there could be more than...
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 22:13:34 - #cisco #iot #security

Akamai beats estimates on cyber security and content delivery growth

Media - Reuters - Technology - Akamai Technologies on Tuesday beat quarterly estimates for revenue and profit, driven by strong demand for its cloud...
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 21:36:47 - #cybersecurity #akamai #security

Who should lead the push for IoT security?

Enterprise - Network World News - The ease with which internet of things devices can be compromised, coupled with the potentially extreme consequences of...
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:25:40 - #iot #security

Guide to Kubernetes Egress Network Policies

Enterprise - Cloud Native Computing Foundation - A few months ago, we published a guide...
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:25:38 - #kubernetes #firewall #cybersecurity #security

Assembling an Advanced Security Arsenal, Part 1: Vulnerability Scanning

Enterprise - The ChannelPro Network - The first installment in a four-part series examines a solution for internal vulnerability scanning, device alerting,...
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:25:35 - #security

The Future of the Cloud Native Security Platform: Q&A with John Morello

Enterprise - Palo Alto Networks Blog - On Feb. 11, Palo Alto Networks will host the Cloud Native Security Live - 2020 Summit. Ahead of the free multi-session...
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:25:32 - #devops #paloaltonetworks #atlassian #cloud #azure #kubernetes #aws #machinelearning #serverless #jenkins #security

What Is DevSecOps and How to Enable It on Your SDLC?

Enterprise - DevOps.com - For the past three to four years, all the companies around the IT world have adopted agile and different application development...
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:13:20 - #devops #security

5 firewall features IT pros should know about but probably don't

Enterprise - Network World News - Firewalls continuously evolve to remain a staple of network security by incorporating functionality of standalone devices,...
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:13:17 - #firewall #security

Gartner: The six tech trends HR should be ready for

Enterprise - ChannelLife New Zealand - Data security, number of people with disabilities in workforce to triple, the push for transparency, and everything...
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:13:16 - #cybersecurity #security

Datacom expert becomes Palo Alto Networks 'Guardian'

Enterprise - ChannelLife New Zealand - Datacom consultant David Hull has been recognised as one of only 37 'Guardians' around the world after being awarded...
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:13:18 - #paloaltonetworks #security

5 Ransomware Trends to Watch in 2020

Infosec - Recorded Future - This is the fourth year that Recorded Future has asked me to write up my predictions...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:13:32 - #antivirus #phishing #cybersecurity #security

Breaches Increased in 2019, but the Number of Exposed Records Declined

Infosec - ISC2 Blog - The number of U.S. data breaches bumped up 17% in 2019 but despite the increase, the volume of sensitive consumer records that were...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:13:31 - #cybersecurity #databreach #security

CyberArk Delivers Blueprint for Privileged Access Management Success

Business Wire - CyberArk Delivers Blueprint for Privileged Access Management Success
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:13:29 - #cyberark #security

DDoS explained: How distributed denial of service attacks are evolving

Infosec - CSO Online - What is a DDoS attack?
A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when an attacker, or attackers, attempt to make it impossible...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:13:32 - #ddos #security

Microsoft recommends Exchange admins to disable the SMBv1 protocol

Infosec - Security Affairs - Microsoft is recommending administrators to disable the SMBv1 network communication protocol on Exchange servers to prevent...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:13:31 - #microsoft #cybersecurity #security

FBI: Business Email Compromise Cost Businesses $1.7B in 2019

Infosec - Dark Reading - BEC attacks comprised nearly half of cybercrime losses last year, which totaled $3.5 billion overall as Internet-enabled crimes...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:13:29 - #cybersecurity #security

Siemens fixed multiple DoS flaws in several products

Infosec - Security Affairs - Siemens issued Patch Tuesday updates for February 2020 that fixed serious denial-of-service (DoS) flaws in several of its...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:13:28 - #siemens #security

Mozilla Firefox 73 Browser Update Fixes High-Severity RCE Bugs

Infosec - Threatpost - The release of Firefox 73 fixed high-severity memory safety bugs that could cause arbitrary code execution and missing bounds check...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:13:26 - #security

Mozilla issues final warning to websites using TLS 1.0

Infosec - Naked Security - From March, the Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Edge browsers will show warnings when users visit websites that only support TLS...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:13:25 - #security

A new senate bill would create a US data protection agency

Tech - TechCrunch - Europe's data protection laws are some of the strictest in the world, and have long been a thorn in the side of the data-guzzling...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:37:25 - #gdpr #verizon #security

Sorry, Mac owners, a new report says Windows PCs are safer from malware

Tech - Mashable - The Mac vs. PC debate isn't nearly as intense as it was earlier in the 21st century, but a new malware report could stoke the flames...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:37:19 - #microsoft #cybersecurity #security

RSA Archer(r) SaaS Delivers Full Suite of Integrated Risk Management Solutions

Business Wire - RSA (@RSAsecurity), a global cybersecurity leader delivering Business-Driven Security(tm) solutions to help organizations manage digital risk,...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:13:26 - #cybersecurity #security

Puerto Rico's government fell victim to a $2.6M email phishing scam

Media - The Next Web - The government of Puerto Rico has revealed it fell victim to an email phishing scam, with the attackers making off with more than...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:13:22 - #phishing #security

Is No-Factor Authentication Digital Security's Future?

Media - PYMNTS.com - For a great example of an attempt at security that does much more to annoy legitimate consumers than to actually fend off fraudsters,...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:13:19 - #cybersecurity #bigdata #ai #machinelearning #security

FBI: 50 Pct Of Cybercrime Targets B2B Payments

Media - PYMNTS.com - Business email compromise (BEC) scams are squeezing more money than ever out of victims, and accounted for more than half of all...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:38:13 - #cybersecurity #security

Crypto AG was spied for US, German intelligence agencies for decades

Infosec - Security Affairs - Swiss authorities are investigating into allegations the company Crypto AG, a Switzerland-based maker of encryption devices,...
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:13:17 - #maker #security

Three Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs an Identity Solution

Infosec - Okta Blog - Nonprofits do society's hardest work. They serve our most vulnerable people, protect our most precious resources, and advocate for...
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:13:16 - #cybersecurity #security

Intel Patches High-Severity Flaw in Security Engine

Infosec - Threatpost - The high-severity vulnerability could enable denial of service, privilege escalation and information disclosure.
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:13:14 - #ddos #security

Dell SupportAssist flaw exposes computers to hack, patch it asap!

Infosec - Security Affairs - Dell addresses a flaw in the Dell SupportAssist Client software that could allow local attackers to execute arbitrary code...
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:13:12 - #dell #cyberark #security

Safer internet day - Cybercrime facts Infographic

Infosec - Security Affairs - Dear readers, I decided to create a simple Infographic that shows Cybercrime facts in 2019, I've done it for Safer Internet...
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:13:10 - #cybersecurity #security

Wisconsin university launches online cybersecurity course

Infosec - The Daily Swig - Higher education aims to fill the workforce gap
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 15:39:25 - #cybersecurity #security

6 Factors That Raise The Stakes For IoT Security

Infosec - Dark Reading - Developments that exacerbate the risk and complicate making Internet of Things devices more secure.
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 15:39:24 - #iot #security

Cybersecurity in 2020: From secure code to defense in depth

Infosec - CSO Online - Since 2014, CIOs have flagged cybersecurity as either their first or second most important IT management issue in the venerable...
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 15:39:23 - #cybersecurity #databreach #security

No Relief for Cybersecurity Teams in Sight, Reveals Tripwire's Latest Skills Gap Report

Infosec - TripWire - The State of Security - You've seen the high-level stats on the cybersecurity skills gap, but I'll remind you of some of the main...
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 15:39:22 - #cybersecurity #tripwire #security