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Network security

ADT Expands Cybersecurity Business with Purchase of Datashield

November 14, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Home and business security giant launches ADT Cybersecurity to offer managed detection and response (MDR) service. Physical security firm ADT today announced its purchase of managed detection and response services company Datashield in a bid to expand its cybersecurity services […]


Network security

Windows Defender Immune to AVGater Quarantine Flaw: Microsoft

November 14, 2017

Via: Security Week

A recently disclosed vulnerability that allows an attacker to abuse the quarantine feature of anti-virus products to escalate privileges doesn’t affect Windows Defender, Microsoft says. Dubbed AVGater, the new attack method relies on a malicious DLL being quarantined by an […]


Network security

What is ransomware? How it works and how to remove it

November 13, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Ransomware is a form of malicious software (or malware) that, once it’s taken over your computer, threatens you with harm, usually by denying you access to your data. The attacker demands a ransom from the victim, promising — not always […]


Hacker, Network security

Homeland Security team remotely hacked a Boeing 757

November 13, 2017

Via: CSO Online

During a keynote address on Nov. 8 at the 2017 CyberSat Summit, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official admitted that he and his team of experts remotely hacked into a Boeing 757. This hack was not conducted in a […]


Email security, Network security

Why you should fear phishing more than data breaches

November 13, 2017

Via: CSO Online

For some people, Google controls most of their identity online, and losing access to that critical account could be devastating. A recent study from Google and UC Berkeley examined the various ways accounts are compromised, and determined that phishing attacks […]


Network security

Cybersecurity Staffing Shortage Tied to Cyberattacks, Data Breaches

November 10, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Short-staffed cybersecurity teams contribute to data breaches and cyberattacks levied against their organizations, a survey finds. Organizations with understaffed IT security teams face a double-whammy – not enough employees to bear the workload and a greater potential they will be […]


Network security

What are shielded virtual machines and how to set them up in Windows Server

November 10, 2017

Via: CSO Online

For all its benefits, the drive to virtualize everything has created a very big security issue: Virtualization creates a single target for a potential security breach. When a host runs 50 virtual machines (VMs) and is attacked, then you have […]


Network security

Researcher Bypasses IDS Using IDS Signatures

November 9, 2017

Via: Security Week

Bucharest – DefCamp 2017- Intrusion detection system (IDS) signatures can be used as an evasion technique to bypass the IDS itself, a security researcher claims. During a presentation at the DefCamp 2017 security conference in Bucharest, Romania, Kirill Shipulin, a […]


Network security

4 Proactive Steps to Avoid Being the Next Data Breach Victim

November 8, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Despite highly publicized data breaches, most companies are not taking the necessary actions to prevent them. Over the last few years, companies around the world have experienced cyberattacks in which personally identifiable information (PII) of consumers was stolen. Even though […]


Network security

12 famous (and infamous) IT security disasters

November 8, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Start with failing to do the security basics. Add an unhealthy dose of laziness. Ignore the writing on the wall. And after you realize that your IT system has been attacked and your customers’ data has been compromised, don’t tell […]