Category: Security

Access control, Security

Why Password Hygiene Needs a Reboot

May 17, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

In today’s digital world, password security is more important than ever. While biometrics, one-time passwords (OTP), and other emerging forms of authentication are often touted as replacements to the traditional password, today, this concept is more marketing hype than anything […]

Privacy protection, Security

WhatsApp calls and messages will break unless you share data with Facebook

May 14, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

WhatsApp told users last week that there was no need for alarm regarding an upcoming privacy policy deadline, as users who refuse to accept the privacy policy will not have their accounts deleted—they will just have their apps rendered useless, […]

Network security, Security

Biden signed executive order to improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity

May 13, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

President Biden signed an executive order this week to improve the country’s defenses against cyberattacks, it is an important move that comes shortly after the recent wave of attacks, such as the SolarWinds supply chain attack and the Colonial Pipeline […]

Email security, Security

Alaska Courts Restore Email, Lack Answers on Cyber Attack

May 12, 2021

Via: Security Week

The court system, in a statement, said it doesn’t know who was behind the attack, why the court system was targeted or how long it will be before services are fully back online. It says it does not believe personal […]

Application security, Privacy protection, Security

Apple Removed 95,000 Fraudulent Applications From App Store in 2020

May 12, 2021

Via: Security Week

The company’s App Review team last year rejected roughly 200,000 applications that either contained hidden features or which were found to be spam, copycats, or attempting to trick users into making purchases. An additional 95,000 apps were removed for violating […]

Network security, Security

Why Automation and Zero Trust Go Hand-in-Hand

May 11, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

Zero trust can reshape how businesses approach digital security. The idea is to distrust by default, regardless of whether the information is located inside or outside the corporate network. From there, security teams can verify devices, apps and connections on […]

Network security, Security

3 steps to smarter cybersecurity hiring and team building

May 10, 2021

Via: CSO Online

A global cybersecurity skills shortage continues to plague the industry. An estimated three million-plus cybersecurity roles are unfilled across the globe. That gap is unlikely to shrink without intervention from hiring companies and CISOs. Organizations and security leaders must therefore […]

Privacy protection, Security

Google Chrome is getting a new privacy feature aimed at restricting online user tracking

May 10, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Google Chrome developers have proposed adding support for a new HTML tag to allow web developers from ensuring its users aren’t tracked by third party cookies. All current web browsers allow third-party iframes to communicate with the website that has […]

Network security, Security

3 Ways to Reduce the Cost of a Government Data Breach

May 7, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

As a government agency or jurisdiction, one of your goals is to build trust with the citizens you serve. You earn that trust by protecting their information from a government data breach. This also helps by making efficient use of […]

Cloud security, Security

Microsoft Pledges to Store European Cloud Data in EU

May 6, 2021

Via: Security Week

Microsoft’s European clients have long been concerned over the legal status of data they store with US companies in the cloud and the extent to which they could be scrutinized by US authorities. Those worries came to a head last […]