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Category: Network security


Network security, Security

26% of organizations lack any form of IT security training

June 7, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

26% of organizations don’t provide IT security training to end-users, according to Hornetsecurity. The Hornetsecurity survey, which compiled feedback from industry professionals worldwide, also reveals that 8% of organizations offer adaptive training that evolves based on the results of regular […]


Network security, Security

Take two APIs and call me in the morning: How healthcare research can cure cyber crime

May 28, 2024

Via: The Register

Some ideas work better than others. Take DARPA, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Launched by US President Dwight Eisenhower in 1957 response to Sputnik, its job is to create and test concepts that may be useful in thwarting […]


Network security, Security

Improving cyber defense with open source SIEM and XDR

May 15, 2024

Via: The Register

A cyber defense strategy outlines policies, procedures, and technologies to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber attacks. This helps avoid financial loss, reputational damage, and legal repercussions. Developing a cyber defense strategy involves evaluating business risks, implementing security controls and […]


Network security, Security

Network specialist debuts free tool that promises to solve VPN and ZTNA connectivity issues for good

May 1, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Hybrid access as a service (HAaaS) provider Cloudbrink has created a new tool that can measure packet loss impact, revealing the deep-seated causes of network and application performance problems affecting the hybrid workforce. Cloudbrink’s own research reveals as little as 0.0047% packet […]


Network security, Security

NIST updates Cybersecurity Framework after a decade of lessons

February 27, 2024

Via: The Register

After ten years operating under the original model, and two years working to revise it, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released version 2.0 of its Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). Unlike the original, which was designed with critical […]


Network security, Security

Broadcom builds a better SASE out of VMware VeloCloud and Symantec

February 27, 2024

Via: The Register

Broadcom has delivered on its 2023 teaser of integration between VMware’s SD-WAN and Symantec’s Security Service Edge, by today debuting the “VMware VeloCloud SASE, Secured by Symantec” at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Symantec Security Service Edge is already […]


Network security, Security

AT&T Says the Outage to Its US Cellphone Network Was Not Caused by a Cyberattack

February 23, 2024

Via: Security Week

The outage knocked out cellphone service for thousands of its users across the U.S. starting early Thursday before it was restored. AT&T blamed the incident on an error in coding, without elaborating. “Based on our initial review, we believe that […]


Network security, Security

A common goal for European cyber security

February 21, 2024

Via: The Register

It was growing threat levels and an increase in reported cybersecurity attacks since digitalization which pushed the European Union to introduce the original Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive in 2016. The rules at the time went some way towards […]


Network security, Security

Chrome is getting a big privacy and security boost from Google to help safeguard your home network

February 19, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Google Chrome is getting an upgrade that will help safeguard devices connected to a private or home network. Google outlined its plans in a post on its Chrome Platform Status page, explaining that the new feature will behave as a […]


Network security, Security

OpenAI shuts down China, Russia, Iran, N Korea accounts caught doing naughty things

February 14, 2024

Via: The Register

OpenAI has shut down five accounts it asserts were used by government agents to generate phishing emails and malicious software scripts as well as research ways to evade malware detection. Specifically, China, Iran, Russia, and North Korea were apparently “querying […]


Data loss, Network security, Threats & Malware

Jet engine dealer to major airlines discloses ‘unauthorized activity’

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

Willis Lease Finance Corporation has admitted to US regulators that it fell prey to a “cybersecurity incident” after data purportedly stolen from the biz was posted to the Black Basta ransomware group’s leak blog. The form 8-K filed with the […]


Network security, Security

Wait, security courses aren’t a requirement to graduate with a computer science degree?

January 26, 2024

Via: The Register

There’s a line in the latest plea from CISA – the US government’s cybersecurity agency – to software developers to do a better job of writing secure code that may make you spit out your coffee. Jack Cable, a CISA […]


Network security, Security

GCHQ’s NCSC warns of ‘realistic possibility’ AI will help state-backed malware evade detection

January 24, 2024

Via: The Register

The idea that AI could generate super-potent and undetectable malware has been bandied about for years – and also already debunked. However, an article published today by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) suggests there is a “realistic possibility” […]


Network security, Security

Nokia walks the walk about its RAN to play on Uncle Sam’s China fears

January 17, 2024

Via: The Register

A vendor establishing a business unit dedicated to government sales is not new or unusual. But Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia’s decision to do so in the USA this week tells a bigger story about Washington’s paranoia regarding the security of […]


Network security, Security

While we fire the boss, can you lock him out of the network?

January 12, 2024

Via: The Register

Welcome once more, dear reader, to On Call, The Register’s weekly reader-contributed column detailing the delights and dangers of working in tech support. This week, meet a reader we’ll Regomize as “Alvin” who regaled us with the tale of the […]


Access control, Network security, Security

Mandiant’s brute-forced X account exposes perils of skimping on 2FA

January 11, 2024

Via: The Register

Google-owned security house Mandiant’s investigation into how its X account was taken over to push cryptocurrency scams concludes the “likely” cause was a successful brute-force password attack. The natural reaction to this would be to ask why two/multi-factor authentication didn’t […]


Network security, Security

Inside the Complex Universe of Cybersecurity

January 11, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

Arun DeSouza is an award-winning thought leader with more than two decades of experience in global security leadership and organizational transformation. Working as CISO, DeSouza’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, risk management, identity management, cloud computing, and privacy. DeSouza […]


Network security, Security

Atos confirms talks with Airbus over cybersecurity wing sale

January 3, 2024

Via: The Register

French IT services provider Atos has entered talks with Airbus to sell its tech security division in an effort to ease its financial burdens. In a market update this morning, Atos Group said it received two letters indicating non-binding interest […]


Network security, Security

G2 Names Sophos a Leader for Endpoint Protection, EDR, XDR, Firewall, and MDR

December 18, 2023

Via: Naked Security

G2 just released their Winter 2024 Reports, and Sophos is the only cybersecurity provider named a Leader across the G2 Grid® Reports for Endpoint Protection Suites, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Extended Detection and Response (XDR), Firewall Software ,and Managed […]


Network security, Security

The SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is back!

December 14, 2023

Via: The Register

Whether you are considering a career in cyber security or you already work in the industry, the 2023 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is a great way of combining festive fun and learning. Who knows, the skills you acquire this holiday […]