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Symantec CEO Greg Clark to Discuss State of Global Cyber Security at Aspen Security Forum

Business Wire - Symantec Corp. announced CEO Greg Clark will participate in the Aspen Security Forum held July 18-21 in Aspen, Colorado.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:37:20 - #cybersecurity #security

Gartner Survey Finds Only 65 Percent of Organizations Have a Cybersecurity Expert

Think - Gartner - Despite 95 percent of CIOs expecting cyberthreats to increase over the next three years, only 65 percent of their organizations currently...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:13:44 - #cybersecurity #security

Accelerating Transformation: Okta's Government Solutions

Infosec - Okta Blog - The cloud has paved the way for innovation across multiple industries: healthcare, financial services, and education, to name a few....
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:13:31 - #retirement #acquisition #servicenow #security

Reasonably Clever Extortion E-mail Based on Password Theft

Infosec - Schneier on Security - Imagine you've gotten your hands on a file of e-mail addresses and passwords. You want to monetize it, but the site it's...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:27:53 - #cybersecurity #security

5 ways to hack blockchain in the enterprise

Infosec - CSO Online - One of the hottest topics in cybersecurity circles is the enterprise blockchain. This is the same technology that underpins cryptocurrencies...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:14:03 - #cybersecurity #blockchain #security

8 Insights on the Future of Ransomware

Infosec - TripWire - The State of Security - 1. Is ransomware as big a threat as the media claims it is? Ransomware is a variant of malware that we are...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:14:02 - #tripwire #cybersecurity #security

US cyberthreat at 'critical point': US intelligence chief

PhysOrg.com - The threat of cyberattacks against the US is at a "critical point," the country's intelligence chief has warned, branding Russia the most "aggressive...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 01:13:30 - #cybersecurity #security

Spectre 1.1 and 1.2 Vulnerabilities Disclosed

Enterprise - InfoQ - Two new vulnerabilities exploiting flaws in CPUs speculative execution have been recently disclosed. Dubbed Spectre 1.1 and 1.2, both...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:53:07 - #security

Trump may ask Putin to extradite theĀ 12 Russian intelligence officers

Infosec - Security Affairs - A few hours before the upcoming meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the US President said he may ask the extradition...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:37:22 - #security

Five Web Security Risks You Can Manage in the Cloud

Infosec - Dyn - Websites, applications, backend databases, and origin servers make up an organization's web presence. An organization's web presence is...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:37:21 - #ddos #cybersecurity #botnet #iot #firewall #security

Timehop provides additional details on the recent security breach

Infosec - Security Affairs - Timehop has recently announced to have suffered a data breach that affected 21 million user accounts. The company now shares...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:37:20 - #cybersecurity #gdpr #security

When three isn't a crowd: Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks explained

Infosec - Malwarebytes Unpacked - Gone are the days when eavesdropping is just the stuff of spies and the town gossip. In fact, it has evolved to become...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:37:19 - #lenovo #android #iot #antivirus #cybersecurity #phishing #security

IDG Contributor Network: Staying secure as the IoT tsunami hits

Infosec - CSO Online - Just when we thought we were gaining control over our networks and computing environments, bam! Here comes the Internet of Things...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:37:18 - #iot #security

Why every business should implement DMARC

Infosec - FraudWatch Intl - What is DMARC?
DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) is a validation system for email, which...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:37:17 - #cybersecurity #microsoft #domains #phishing #security

Average cost of a data breach exceeds $3.8 million, claims report

Infosec - TripWire - The State of Security - Data breaches are getting more expensive. That's one of the findings of a new global study by the Ponemon...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:13:19 - #tripwire #cybersecurity #security

Ransomware is so 2017, it's all cryptomining now among the script kiddies

Enterprise - The Register - Plus: Hackers take crack at cloud, phones come pre-pwned, malware's going multi-plat
The number of organisations affected by cryptomining...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:37:37 - #cybersecurity #security

SolarWinds repositions acquired Trusted Metrics technology as threat monitoring and hunting tool

Enterprise - ChannelBuzz.ca - SolarWinds expands into a new element of security for both on-prem and MSP customers with a light SIEM that also happens to...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:13:15 - #solarwinds #cybersecurity #firewall #acquisition #security

Your 2018 guide to cyber insurance is here

Enterprise - ZDNet News - CISOs need every risk mitigation technique they can get, and cyber insurance is a great tool to mitigate and transfer cyber risk...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:13:13 - #cybersecurity #security

Threat Brief: Why You Need to Be Careful of Links in Email

Enterprise - Palo Alto Networks Blog - In recent research, Palo Alto Networks found attackers were creating fake versions of some well-known and well-trusted...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:13:06 - #paloaltonetworks #phishing #security

Monitor and Tackle Threats to Your Brand With New Takedown Features in Recorded Future

Infosec - Recorded Future - Threat actors can attack your brand head-on by impersonating your social media accounts, setting up fraudulent websites, and...
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:00:18 - #domains #cybersecurity #phishing #threatintelligence #security

The Anatomy of an Attack Surface: Five Ways Hackers are Cashing In

Infosec - RiskIQ - Today, hackers capitalize on the weakening of the corporate perimeter caused by customer and partner interactions moving online. With...
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:14:06 - #phishing #cybersecurity #firewall #security

What are the options for securing SD-WAN?

Enterprise - Network World News - A key component of SD-WAN is its ability to secure unreliable Internet links and identify anomalous traffic flows.To read...
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:14:04 - #sd-wan #security

Gartner Recommends Adjusting IT Procurement Methods to Avoid GDPR Fines

Think - Gartner - Gartner, Inc. said many organizations are still not compliant with GDPR legislation even though it has been in force since May 2018....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:38:13 - #gdpr #security

Ease the Squeeze - Cyber Security with Small Teams

Infosec - TripWire - The State of Security - The competition is fierce; each team looking to find the best talent and get the most from every member. Sometimes,...
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:38:12 - #tripwire #cybersecurity #security

Best Practices for Application Security Testing in the Era of DevOps and AI

Enterprise - DevOps.com - Application security testing is no easy feat. And yet, it's usually the first topic that most articles about application security...
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:38:08 - #devops #ai #security

The Top 10 Cybersecurity Acquisitions Of 2018 (So Far)

Enterprise - CRN - Technology titans, private equity goliaths, and pure-play security mainstays spent at least $3 billion on the year's most significant deals,...
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:40:51 - #cybersecurity #security

Intel pays a $100K bug bounty for the new CPU Spectre 1.1 flaw

Infosec - Security Affairs - A team of researchers has discovered new variant of the famous Spectre attack (Spectre 1.1), and Intel has paid a $100,000...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 19:13:25 - #oracle #microsoft #amd #redhat #android #security

Valimail makes it harder for hackers to impersonate your boss over email

Tech - TechCrunch - Valimail, a company that focuses on preventing fake and fraudulent emails from reaching your inbox, today announced that it is extending...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:13:15 - #splunk #security

What We Talk about When We Talk about Risk

Infosec - Dark Reading - Measuring security risk is not that hard if you get your terms straight and leverage well-established methods and principles...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:13:09 - #security

Secure Kali Pi 2018

Infosec - Kali Linux - We have covered how to create secure "throw-away hack boxes" using the Raspberry Pi before, but we thought it was time to go back...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:13:08 - #raspberrypi #security

7 Ways to Keep DNS Safe

Infosec - Dark Reading - A DNS attack can have an outsize impact on the targeted organization - or organizations. Here's how to make hackers' lives much...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:37:53 - #security

How to Solve the Developer vs. Cybersecurity Team Battle

Infosec - Threatpost - InfoSec Insider Chris Eng tackles how companies can bring bridge the divide between software developers and cybersecurity teams...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:37:52 - #cybersecurity #security

Everybody and their mother is blocking ads, so why aren't you?

Infosec - Malwarebytes Unpacked - This post may ruffle a few feathers. But we're not here to offer advice to publishers on how to best generate revenue...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:37:51 - #cybersecurity #security

Bot Protection Must Scale to Meet Today's Threats

Infosec - Dyn - Bots are ubiquitous, so bot protection should be too.
More than half of today's internet traffic is not derived from human activity. It...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:37:50 - #ddos #security

Creating a Defensible Security Architecture

Infosec - Dark Reading - Take the time to learn about your assets. You'll be able to layer in multiple prevention and detection solutions and have a highly...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:37:49 - #security

Obscurity is the only security

Infosec - CyberScoop - There's a common belief in the security world that obscurity shouldn't be used as a layer of protection.
This line of thinking is...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:24:40 - #microsoft #cybersecurity #botnet #security

DomainFactory Hacked-Hosting Provider Asks All Users to Change Passwords

Infosec - The Hacker News - Besides Timehop, another data breach was discovered last week that affects users of one of the largest web hosting companies...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:24:39 - #godaddy #cybersecurity #security

Why Private Permissioned Blockchain may Fail

Think - Gartner Blog Network - Immature and currently limited blockchain technology is a key impediment to enterprise adoption, according to a survey...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:38:00 - #blockchain #security

Malware attacks skyrocket in first half of 2018: SonicWall

Enterprise - Channelnomics - Ransomware sees a resurgence, while incidences of cryptojacking and encrypted malware grow
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:37:51 - #cybersecurity #security

Timehop admits that additional personal data was compromised in breach

Tech - TechCrunch - Timehop is admitting that additional personal information was compromised in a data breach on July 4.
The company first acknowledged...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:13:09 - #cybersecurity #gdpr #security

Not enough time to patch issues? You're not alone

Enterprise - IT Manager Daily - If you ever feel like IT doesn't get enough time or resources devoted to security patches, you're not the only one.

A new...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:38:32 - #security

AT&T to acquire threat detection and intelligence provider AlienVault

Enterprise - SiliconANGLE - Two weeks after inking a $1.6 billion deal for digital ad exchange operator AppNexus Inc., AT&T Inc. today announced yet another...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:37:38 - #acquisition #security

Can we trust our online project management tools?

Infosec - Malwarebytes Unpacked - How would you feel about sharing confidential information about your company on Twitter or Facebook? That doesn't sound...
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 14:13:11 - #security

What it takes to build a zero trust network

Infosec - CSO Online - The zero trust model, centered on the notion that nothing either inside or outside the network perimeter can be trusted without...
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 14:13:10 - #cybersecurity #security

Proofpoint Inc. Expands Executive Team, Hires Klaus Oestermann as President and Chief Operating Officer; Proofpoint's Board of Directors Appoints CEO Gary Steele as Chairman as Eric Hahn Announces Retirement

Enterprise - Proofpoint - Proofpoint Inc. Expands Executive Team, Hires Klaus Oestermann as President and Chief Operating Officer; Proofpoint's Board of Directors...
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:38:05 - #proofpoint #security

'Domain Factory' confirms January 2018 data breach

Enterprise - The Register - German name 'n' hosting outfit tells customers told to reset passwords after hacker taunts
German hosting company Domainfactory...
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:38:04 - #security

What Is "SIEM+" Or "Can We Have A Cyber Defense Platform?"

Think - Gartner Blog Network - Contrary to what some "analytics" or "AI" vendors will have us believe, SIEM in 2018 is not the SIEM of our grandfathers....
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 01:13:15 - #cybersecurity #security

Your life is on your smartphone. These 8 steps can keep cyberthieves out

USATODAY.com Technology News - Now that you're relying on your smartphone more than ever before - personally and professionally - are you doing enough to protect it and its...
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 23:01:50 - #cybersecurity #phishing #security

Linux experts are crap at passwords!

Infosec - Naked Security - Last week's megastory was the Gentoo breach that saw an entire online Linux code repository hacked - now we know how it happened...
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 22:13:24 - #security

Securing IoT from Attack Vectors

Infosec - SecurityInnovation.com - What You Should Know - Now
According to a recent Gartner report, it is estimated that 20.4 billion connected...
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 22:13:23 - #iot #security