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Category: Security


Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Analysis: Cyberthreats in the Educational Sector Worldwide

September 18, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Check Point Research analysts have observed a significant rise in cyberthreats on the educational sector worldwide since July. The U.S. faces a rise in distributed denial-of-service attacks, while Europe is seeing an increase in information disclosures attempts – many of […]


Network security, Security

Justifying your 2021 cybersecurity budget

September 18, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Sitting in the midst of an unstable economy, a continued public health emergency, and facing an uptick in successful cyber attacks, CISOs find themselves needing to enhance their cybersecurity posture while remaining within increasingly scrutinized budgets. Senior leadership recognizes the […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Network security, Security

New US digital identity legislation promises more secure verification

September 17, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to socially distance and do whatever we can digitally and remotely. For IT professionals, the pandemic likely brought a lot of unplanned headaches and long hours to ensure their organizations could remain securely operational […]


Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

U.S. House Passes IoT Cybersecurity Bill

September 16, 2020

Via: Security Week

First introduced in 2017 and reintroduced in 2019, the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act will now have to pass the Senate before it can be signed into law by the president. The bipartisan legislation is backed by Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas) […]


Email security, Security

New Microsoft 365 defaults, Application Guard beta add email protections

September 16, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Microsoft is pushing out more Microsoft 365 security settings that will increase security by default. You need to assess some of these settings for their impact on your business processes. One of the new Microsoft 365 defaults has to do […]


Network security, Security

Back to Basics: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work

September 16, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

The importance of security culture can be seen now more than ever. Many of us work remotely; there are app concerns; and the lines between personal and business use of devices and networks are blurred, challenging our cyber resilience. Therefore, […]


Network security, Security

Election security status: Some progress on ballot integrity, but not on Russian interference

September 15, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The presidential election in 2016 was a wake-up call that the security of the country’s election infrastructure can never again be considered a sure thing. During the last presidential campaign, Russia hacked into the Democratic National Committee’s network and stole […]


Access control, Security

Risky development practice leaves company access keys exposed

September 15, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Company access keys, used by developers to authenticate into other systems, are all too frequently being left exposed to the public during the software development process, putting company data at risk of being compromised by malicious actors on the lookout […]


Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

More Printers Could Mean Security Problems for Home-Bound Workers

September 14, 2020

Via: Dark Reading

As employees outfit their home offices with the necessary technology to continue to work remotely, printer sales have surged in the first eight months of 2020, leaving security experts to worry that the devices may open up companies’ home-bound employees […]


Access control, Security

Secure Your Zoom Account with Two-Factor Authentication

September 11, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

2FA makes Zoom video-conferencing accounts harder for hackers to compromise Users given option of app-based or SMS-based 2FA Admins can set 2FA policy for different user groups We’ve said it once, we’ve said it twice, we’ve said it one hundred […]