Category: Security

Access control, Network security, Security

Lock Down Personal Smart Devices to Improve Enterprise IoT Security

April 9, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

The presence of internet of things (IoT) devices in employee’s homes is a neglected item in many enterprise threat models. Caution is certainly warranted here, but it’s entirely possible to improve your risk awareness and secure smart devices in a […]

Application security, Network security, Security

Microsoft Threat Protection: What security and IT admins need to know

April 8, 2020

Via: CSO Online

I have a love/hate relationship with Microsoft Threat Protection (MTP). I absolutely love the concept, the platform and the pieces that make up MTP. It gives you a single-pane view of everything from the users’ systems all the way to […]

Network security, Security, Spam, Threats & Malware

WhatsApp new policy limits forwarding of viral messages

April 8, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

WhatsApp implements a new policy on message forwarding to curb the spread of misinformation about the Coronavirus pandemic. With COVID19 outbreak the number of fake news that is spreading through social networks and instant messaging apps is growing exponentially. The […]

Email security, Hacker, Security, Threats & Malware

Italian email provider hacked, data of 600k users available for sale

April 7, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

The Italian email provider has been hacked, the company admitted the incident while a hacker group named NN Hacking Group is offering the stolen data for sale on the dark web. The group shared a series of snapshots on […]

Application security, Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Thousands of Android Apps Are Silently Accessing Your Data

April 3, 2020

Via: Wired

MORE THAN 4,000 Google Play apps silently collect a list of all other installed apps in a data grab that allows developers and advertisers to build detailed profiles of users, a recently published research paper found. The apps use an […]

Cloud security, Security

Want to Improve Cloud Security? It Starts with Logging

April 3, 2020

Via: Dark Reading

When using event logs to monitor for security violations and incidents, the quality of output is determined by the quality of the input. Much of the logging being used is subpar, and there has been little industry incentive to fix […]

Email security, Security

How to prepare Microsoft Office and Windows for ransomware and email attacks

April 1, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The headlines make it clear that we are in unusual times. Working from home will be the new norm for many of us for the near term at least. As IT and security teams work to meet the challenge of […]

Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

Cyber threats spike during coronavirus pandemic

March 31, 2020

Via: The Hill

Cyber threats to both the health care sector and average Americans have surged as hackers look to take advantage of the panic and chaos caused by the coronavirus crisis. Major agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) […]

Cloud security, Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Effective Data Security Begins With a Strong Tech Foundation

March 31, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Data is the engine of the modern economy. Whether it consists of customer data, intellectual property, market insights or financial information, these types of sensitive data enable the most successful businesses to thrive. It’s no surprise, then, that securing that […]

Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Will 5G Networks Inherit Vulnerabilities in 4G Networks?

March 30, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

If vulnerabilities in 4G cellular networks that can expose them to denial-of-service and other attacks are not addressed, emerging 5G networks could inherit these same issues, the security firm Positive Technologies reports. The firm’s new research report, which looked at […]