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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 […]


Hacker, Malware

Iranian Hackers Target Aerospace, Energy Companies

September 20, 2017

Via: Security Week

A cyber espionage group linked by security researchers to the Iranian government has been observed targeting aerospace and energy organizations in the United States, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. The threat actor, tracked by FireEye as APT33, is believed to […]


Data loss, Phishing

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

September 19, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Writing on the Double Pulsar site, infosec practitioner Kevin Beaumont suggests Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) would have saved Equifax from the disastrous breach it disclosed earlier this month. If you’re going to have Apache Struts facing the internet, SELinux is the way […]


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 […]


Application security, Threats & Malware

Google Chrome most resilient against attacks, researchers find

September 19, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Researchers have analyzed Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer, and found Chrome to be the most resilient against attacks. “Modern web browsers such as Chrome or Edge improved security in recent years. Exploitation of vulnerabilities is certainly more complex […]


Security, Tech

AI will change the face of security, but is it still the stuff of sci-fi?

September 18, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

The technology industry has always had a big problem with hype, with marketing teams, analysts and the media alike tending to fixate on the next big thing that will revolutionise our lives. Artificial intelligence is the latest technology to be […]


Security, Threats & Malware

20 Questions to Help Achieve Security Program Goals

September 13, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

There are always projects, maturity improvements, and risk mitigation endeavors on the horizon. Here’s how to keep them from drifting into the sunset. Recently, I was at the beach and found myself gazing out toward the horizon. Of course, as […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

China to Create Data Repository to Log Cyber Attacks

September 13, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Telcos, government agencies, Internet companies, and domain-name organizations to file cybersecurity information. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Wednesday unveiled a directive that calls on organizations and government agencies to report cyber-attack information into a nationwide data […]


Cyber-crime, Tech

U.S. Energy Department Invests $20 Million in Cybersecurity

September 13, 2017

Via: Security Week

The United States Department of Energy announced on Tuesday its intention to invest up to $50 million in the research and development of tools and technologies that would make the country’s energy infrastructure more resilient and secure. Over $20 million […]


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 […]