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Network security

Ransomware Can Hit Small Businesses Big Time

May 23, 2018

Via: Zone Alarm

You run a small business. Great. Keep strong. Among all of your challenges and concerns, ignoring data protection simply isn’t an option. As small a company, you’re still a potential target for the “big business” of ransomware, that is having […]


Network security

Congress to receive classified briefing on election security

May 22, 2018

Via: The Hill

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has rescheduled a briefing for Congress on election security, which will now be classified, for Tuesday morning. Top U.S. officials are expected to brief lawmakers behind closed doors on current threats and risks to the […]


Network security

Federal CIOs, racing to modernize IT, get a boost from the White House

May 21, 2018

Via: CIO

Critics of the way government handles IT often question why federal agencies can’t run more like the private sector. Some federal CIOs will tell them that they’re making strides in that direction. At the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, for instance, an […]


Network security

The Risks of Remote Desktop Access Are Far from Remote

May 18, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

RDP is used by fraudsters to steal and monetize data more often than you might think. But there are ways to stay safe. No one wakes up thinking “today’s the day I’m going to be hacked.” Even though we’ve all […]


Mobile security, Network security

Lawmakers take aim at Chinese tech giants in defense bill

May 18, 2018

Via: The Hill

Lawmakers are trying to use the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to take a hard-line stance against Chinese technology in U.S. markets. On Thursday, several lawmakers attempted to insert amendments into the fiscal 2018 NDAA aimed at keeping products […]


Network security

What Does PwC’s Annual Corporate Directors Survey Tell Us About Cyber Risks?

May 17, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

PwC released its 2017 Annual Corporate Directors Survey at the end of last year where it polled over 850 board directors from a wide range of organizations across a dozen industries. Among the topics covered in the survey were the […]


Network security

Achieving More Effective Security With Collaborative Defense in Depth

May 17, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

The cybersecurity industry today remains fragmented, with some organizations having as many as 85 security tools from 45 different vendors. Many of these technologies have been acquired over multiple years to address specific challenges across the complex threat landscape. Each […]


Network security

White House axes top cyberczar role; DHS unveils new cybersecurity strategy

May 16, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Even as Homeland Security released a new strategy for identifying and managing cybersecurity risks, the White House axed the cybersecurity coordinator position on the National Security Council because the role is no longer considered necessary. Granted these are two separate […]


Network security, Wireless security

New DDoS Attack Method Leverages UPnP

May 15, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

‘Lock down UPnP routers,’ researchers say. A new DDoS technique is adding a new twist to this common threat and upping the chance that an attack will have an impact on business operations. The new attack leverages a known vulnerability […]


Network security, Privacy protection

Democrats ask FTC to investigate Google’s data collection practices

May 15, 2018

Via: The Hill

Two Democratic senators in a letter on Monday urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google has deceptively collected location data on Android users, even when such services are disabled. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) asked […]