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Network security

Building Digital Trust, One Blockchain at a Time

September 22, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

ince it first appeared in 2009, the bitcoin network has grown significantly. The digital currency’s recent surge in value has sparked discussions within the security space about the benefits of blockchain, a technology that promotes the type of trust that […]


Network security

What is a fileless attack? How hackers invade systems without installing software

September 21, 2017

Via: CSO Online

“We see it every day,” says Steven Lentz, CSO at Samsung Research America. “Something coming through, some exploit type, unknown ransomware. We’ve stopped several things with our defenses, either network-wise or at the end point.” The attacks that Lentz is […]


Cyber-crime, Network security

Hacker or Hero? Why a Hacker Isn’t Always a Supervillain

September 20, 2017

Via: Security Week

Summer is coming to a close, and with it the end of a steady stream of superhero movies that have been lighting up the box office over the past few months. But while on-screen heroes have been lassoing bad guys […]


Network security, Security

Infosec weakest links: Negligent employees and poor password policies

September 19, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

54% of respondents to a Ponemon Institute study that involved more than 1,000 IT professionals said negligent employees were the root cause of a data breach. The study found that strong passwords and biometrics continue to be an essential part […]


Network security

U.S. Politicians Demand Probe of Equifax After Hack

September 15, 2017

Via: Security Week

A senior US senator called Wednesday for a federal investigation of credit rating agency Equifax after the company lost the personal data of 143 million customers to hackers. Senator Mark Warner asked the Federal Trade Commission, one of the few […]


Network security

Kaspersky Chief Agrees to Testify Before Congress

September 15, 2017

Via: Security Week

After the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a binding operational directive ordering government departments and agencies to stop using products from Russia-based Kaspersky Lab, the security firm’s CEO has been invited to testify before Congress. Eugene Kaspersky, Kaspersky […]


Network security

Equifax’s Colossal Error: Not Patching Apache Struts Flaw

September 14, 2017

Via: DataBreach Today

Equifax made an error that led to one of the largest and most sensitive data breaches of all time, and the mistake was elementary: The credit bureau failed to patch a vulnerability in Apache Struts – a web application development […]


Network security, Privacy protection

Windows 10 will get a privacy boost with Fall Creators Update

September 14, 2017

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft is set to further bolster Window 10’s privacy tools in the upcoming Fall Creators Update, having revealed new changes people can expect when they download the free update from October 17. In a blog post Marisa Rogers, Windows Devices […]


Network security, Threats & Malware

From Suspicious Activity to Suspended Account in Less Than a Minute: Stopping Insider Threats With Automation

September 13, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

You read the headlines and understand industry trends. There are plenty of horror stories to reference. Organizations have had their reputations destroyed and entire corporations have gone out of business due to insider attacks. How can you avoid being the […]


Network security

Security chatbot empowers junior analysts, helps fill cybersecurity gap

September 1, 2017

Via: CSO Online

The alarming number of unfilled jobs in information security has many leaders in the industry wondering how to solve the manpower problem. Awareness is part of the problem — in that the pipelines aren’t getting filled fast because many young […]