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Black Hat Europe 2017: First Briefings Announced

Read full post We are pleased to announce the first Briefings selected for presentation at Black Hat Europe 2017!

/ September 20, 2017

SecureAuth to Merge with Core Security

Read full post K1 Investment Management, which owns Core Security, plans to acquire the identity management and authentication company for more than $200 million.

/ September 20, 2017

Ransomware Spares No One: How to Avoid the Next Big Attack

Read full post With global ransomware attacks, such as WannaCry and not-Petya, making big headlines this year, it seems the unwelcomed scourge of ransomware isn’t going away any time soon. While large-scale attacks like these are most known for their...

/ September 20, 2017

Get Serious about IoT Security

Read full post These four best practices will help safeguard your organization in the Internet of Things.

/ September 20, 2017

1.9 Billion Data Records Exposed in First Half of 2017

Read full post Every second, 122 records are exposed in breaches around the globe, a new report shows. And that’s doesn’t even include the new Equifax breach data.

/ September 20, 2017

10 Hot Cybersecurity Funding Rounds in Q3

Read full post The first two quarters of 2017 have been the most active ever in five years from a cybersecurity investment standpoint. Here’s how the third quarter has shaped up.

/ September 20, 2017

Why SMS two-factor authentication puts your bitcoins at risk

Read full post Your name and phone number is all that’s needed to intercept SMS 2FA and raid your bitcoin wallet.

/ September 20, 2017

IT admin sentenced after blackmailing business, redirecting website to porn

Read full post The admin demanded $10,000 from a company after sabotaging their website.

/ September 20, 2017

CCTV cameras enslaved to infiltrate air-gap networks

Read full post Surveillance camera lighting systems can create a web of light for leaking and extracting data from networks.

/ September 20, 2017

Avast-Owned Piriform Releases CCleaner Security Update

Read full post The Avast subsidiary has released two new versions of CCleaner following the discovery of a supply-chain attack.

/ September 19, 2017

New Spam Campaign Literally Doubles Down on Ransomware

Read full post An upgraded spam campaign alternates Locky and FakeGlobe ransomware, forcing victims to pay twice or lose all their data.

/ September 19, 2017

Twitter suspends 299,000 accounts linked to terrorism in past six month

Read full post The company said 75 percent of the infringing accounts were suspended before their first tweet.

/ September 19, 2017

GDPR & the Rise of the Automated Data Protection Officer

Read full post Can artificial intelligence and machine learning solve the skills shortage as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation deadline approaches?

/ September 19, 2017

Viacom’s Secret Cloud Keys Exposed

Read full post The entertainment giant is the latest company to misconfigure its Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket.

/ September 19, 2017

Apache “Optionsbleed” vulnerability – what you need to know

Read full post Remember Heartbleed, where servers could be tricked into letting other people’s data slip? “Optionsbleed” is an Apache bug that’s similar.

/ September 19, 2017

News in brief: Linux advice for Equifax; fired over phish; Security.txt standard proposed

Read full post Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

/ September 19, 2017

New to iOS 11? Change these privacy and security settings right now

Read full post Before you do anything on your iPhone or iPad, you should lock it down. This is how you do it.

/ September 19, 2017

CISO to CISO: Combatting the Ever-Growing Phishing Threat Together

Read full post As a CISO, I think the cybersecurity community is beginning to realize that the threats we face as security professionals are consistently evolving, and, more importantly, that we must evolve just as quickly to combat them. Recent...

/ September 19, 2017

Siemens’ New ICS/SCADA Security Service a Sign of the Times

Read full post Major ICS/SCADA vendors are entering the managed security services business with cloud-based offerings for energy and other industrial sectors.

/ September 19, 2017

New alliance advocates the blockchain to improve IoT security, trust

Read full post The Trusted IoT Alliance hopes to “set the standard” for IoT blockchain protocols worldwide.

/ September 19, 2017

How Apple’s New Facial Recognition Technology Will Change Enterprise Security

Read full post Expect a trickle-down effect, as tech similar to Face ID becomes offered outside of Apple.

/ September 19, 2017

Apple’s new tracking protection is “sabotage”, claims ad industry

Read full post The ad industry is not happy with Apple’s latest move to limit how we get tracked around the web.

/ September 19, 2017

Hackers reveal leading enterprise security blind spots

Read full post Mobile devices and facial recognition software have made the list this year.

/ September 19, 2017

PyPI Python repository hit by typosquatting sneak attack

Read full post Imposters posing as popular packages were found to contain malicious code

/ September 19, 2017

Pirate Bay uses your PC to mine cryptocurrency in quest to become ad-free

Read full post Could CPU usage replace adverts in the future?

/ September 19, 2017

Equifax Exec Departures Raise Questions About Responsibility for Breach

Read full post Disclosed details suggest a failure by the technology team but senior executives and the board are not above responsibility as well, experts say.

/ September 18, 2017

Avast CCleaner Compromised Amid Rise in Supply Chain Threats

Read full post Attackers somehow hacked the build system of Avast’s CCleaner to deliver malware, potentially affecting millions of users.

/ September 18, 2017

DOJ lets itself off the privacy hook

Read full post The Department of Justice has excused its insider threat database from multiple provisions of the 1974 Privacy Act

/ September 18, 2017

Equifax Hit with Lawsuit

Read full post Victims living or doing business in Florida can send a certified letter to seek relief and still remain in compliance with the state’s credit laws, attorney says.

/ September 18, 2017

Chrome to brand FTP as “not secure”

Read full post With the release of Chrome 63 in December 2017 FTP will be branded “not secure”

/ September 18, 2017

HP’s Aruba announces 360 Secure Fabric analytics security solution

Read full post Aruba says the new offering will simplify and improve enterprise security.

/ September 18, 2017

To Be Ready for the Security Future, Pay Attention to the Security Past

Read full post It’s easy to just move on to the next problem, ignoring what’s happened — but that’s a mistake.

/ September 18, 2017

Microsoft extends Office bug bounty program

Read full post The company is offering up to $15,000 per bounty.

/ September 18, 2017

Monday review – the hot 24 stories of the week

Read full post From Equifax’s feeble PINs putting frozen credit files at risk and 4 steps to secure yourself to the latest updates on the breach, and more

/ September 18, 2017

Vevo hacked, 3.12 TB of data leaked

Read full post The hacking group OurMine says it leaked the data after being told “f*ck off, you don’t have anything”

/ September 17, 2017

Equifax confirms up to 400,000 UK consumers at risk after data breach

Read full post Credit reporting agency Equifax has revealed more details of just how many people are affected in the UK, as consumers are warned of the risk of phishing attacks. The post Equifax confirms up to 400,000 UK consumers...

/ September 16, 2017

Public, Hybrid Cloud Security Fears Abound

Read full post Most CISOs say encryption is the most effective security tool for data in the public cloud, but only one in six encrypt all data stored there.

/ September 16, 2017

OurMine Claims Vevo Hack, Releases 3.12TB of Data

Read full post Group known for claiming responsibility for hacking Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter account and the WikiLeaks’ DNS attack says it’s behind the Vevo breach.

/ September 16, 2017

Equifax CIO, CSO Step Down

Read full post Embattled credit-monitoring company names interim replacements for both positions and outlines more details about the massive breach.

/ September 15, 2017

Senators Propose US Elections Cybersecurity Commission

Read full post The proposed commission would aim to review the 2016 election process and safeguard future elections from interference.

/ September 15, 2017