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Mobile, Privacy protection

Senators inch forward on federal privacy bill

December 5, 2019

Via: The Hill

Senators argued for their dueling proposals for a federal privacy law during a highly anticipated hearing on Wednesday, marking the first time key Republicans and Democrats have taken their disputes public after months of closed-doors negotiations. The Senate Commerce Committee […]


Network security

Senate cyber caucus to hold briefing this week on ransomware attacks

December 4, 2019

Via: The Hill

The Senate Cybersecurity Caucus will hold a classified briefing Wednesday to address the ongoing spree of ransomware attacks on local governments, school districts and other entities nationwide. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), the co-chairs of the caucus, […]


Network security

Despite potential fines, GDPR compliance rate remains low

December 4, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

58% of surveyed businesses worldwide failed to address requests made from individuals seeking to obtain a copy of their personal data as required by GDPR within the one-month time limit set out in the regulation, reveals updated research from Talend. […]


Network security

How DNS filtering works and why businesses need it

December 4, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a cornerstone of the internet. DNS servers connect URL names that humans can read to unique Internet Protocol (IP) addresses that web browsers can understand. Without DNS, we’d all be typing in long, seemingly […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

When it Comes to Securing Your Environment, Think Like an Attacker

December 4, 2019

Via: Security Week

We will soon be entering a new decade of the cybersecurity battle, but many of the same challenges remain. Organizations continue to face threats from all angles, security postures haven’t evolved to be more predictive and proactive, and there are […]


Network security

European cybersecurity market to exceed $65 billion by 2025

December 3, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The European cybersecurity market is determined to exceed $65 billion by 2025, according to Graphical Research. This growth is attributed to strong government initiatives to promote data safety and hefty investments in cybersecurity solutions. Industry sectors and cybersecurity The increasing […]


Mobile security, Phishing

Crooks are exploiting unpatched Android flaw to drain users’ bank accounts

December 3, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Hackers are actively exploiting StrandHogg, a newly revealed Android vulnerability, to steal users’ mobile banking credentials and empty their accounts, a Norwegian app security company has warned. “Promon identified the StrandHogg vulnerability after it was informed by an Eastern European […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

GOP criticizes Pelosi for sidelining election security for impeachment

December 3, 2019

Via: The Hill

House Republicans are criticizing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for “sidelining” election security for impeachment. In a letter to Pelosi, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), the top Republican on the House Administration Committee, and Reps. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) […]


Network security

CrowdStrike, Ukraine, and the DNC server: Timeline and facts

December 3, 2019

Via: CSO Online

President Donald Trump, Senator John Kennedy from Louisiana and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have all given credence to what cybersecurity experts and the US intelligence community deride as a baseless conspiracy theory pushed by Russia. That theory posits that […]


Network security

5G IoT security: Opportunity comes with risks

December 2, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Slowly but surely, 5G digital cellular networks are being set up around the world. It will take years for widespread coverage and use to be achieved, so what better time than now for finding a way to ease into it […]