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Illinois’ elections board requests confirmation Mueller identified hackers in data breach

July 16, 2018

Via: The Hill

The Illinois state election board said Friday that it is likely the state referred to in special counsel Robert Mueller’s latest indictment as having been hacked into by Russian intelligence officers, the Chicago Tribune reported. Illinois officials said Friday that […]


Network security

How Can an ISAC Improve Cybersecurity and Resilience?

July 16, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Sharing computer security threat information is now an established practice in IT. Whether automatically or manually, the primary motivator to pool resources is to improve your own capabilities and those of your peers for responding to security threats and incidents. […]


Network security

Businesses Struggle to Build ‘Security-First’ Culture

July 11, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

New Accenture study finds half of businesses provide cybersecurity training for new hires and only 40% of CISOs prioritize building or expanding insider threat programs. More than half of businesses base their cybersecurity investments solely on today’s known risks and […]


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$660,000 data privacy fine highlights dangers for businesses dabbling in politics

July 11, 2018

Via: CIO

A year into an investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns, the U.K.’s privacy watchdog is hitting companies that shared data with political parties with sanctions including a criminal prosecution and a £500,000 (US$660,000) fine. The Information […]


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Lawmakers target Chinese security companies over spy fears

July 10, 2018

Via: The Hill

Congress is weighing a ban on federal agencies using video surveillance equipment from two large Chinese companies, the latest sign of concerns about foreign espionage among lawmakers. It’s part of a broader trend. Across the government, the U.S. is moving […]


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Putin Pushes for Global Cybersecurity Cooperation

July 9, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

At a Moscow-based security conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin said countries should work together amid the rise of cyberthreats. Russian President Vladimir Putin called on countries to better cooperate in the fight against cyberattacks during his address at a Moscow […]


Network security

Why Multifactor Authentication Is Crucial to Strengthen Mainframe Security

July 9, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Mainframes are built to be far more reliable and scalable than common endpoints and systems. However, the security guarding the valuable data they hold may not always meet the same standard. But what can be done to strengthen mainframe security? […]


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How to Get Directors On Board With Cyber Risk Governance

July 9, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

“Cybersecurity cannot be guaranteed, but a timely and appropriate reaction can,” noted a recent report from the Directors and Chief Risk Officers Group (DCRO). The DCRO is made up of over 2,000 board and C-suite officers from more than 100 […]


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New Malware Strain Targets Cryptocurrency Fans Who Use Macs

July 6, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

OSX.Dummy depends on substantial help from an unwary victim. A new strain of MacOS malware is targeting those who like to discuss their cryptocurrency investing in Slack or Discord groups. It depends on a certain level of naiveté on the […]


Network security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

9 SMB Security Trends

July 5, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Two recent surveys offer insight into why small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are taking security more seriously. In one study, by Webroot, 600 IT decision makers pinpoint their top concerns (think: phishing and ransomware), as well as areas where they […]