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Supply Chain Security: Managing a Complex Risk Profile

December 12, 2018

Via: Threat Post

NYC — From Delta Airlines to Best Buy, a number of big-name companies were involved this year in data breaches – but even though their names made headlines, the actual security incidents occurred due to flaws in third-party partners. Across […]


Privacy protection

Facebook Fined $11.3M for Privacy Violations

December 12, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Italy’s regulator found the social giant guilty of misleading consumers as to what it does with their data. Facebook faces its second privacy-related fine in Europe, with the most recent action taken by the Italian Competition Authority. On Friday, Facebook […]


Cloud security

CISO challenges and the path to cutting edge security

December 11, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Zane Lackey is the co-founder and CSO at Signal Sciences, and the author of Building a Modern Security Program (O’Reilly Media). He serves on multiple Advisory Boards including the National Technology Security Coalition, the Internet Bug Bounty Program, and the […]


Network security

High profile incidents and new technologies drive cybersecurity M&A to record highs

December 11, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

The Cybersecurity M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners, outlines how high profile hacks, the global digitization of business and new regulations are driving record transaction volumes and valuations, with 141 completed transactions by October […]


Privacy protection

Major Privacy Issues in Google+ Force Its Shutdown Earlier than Planned

December 11, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

Google+ and its APIs are shutting down sooner than announced after a new privacy glitch that exposed the data of more than 52 million users was detected in November, Google announced on Monday. Personal information such as age, name and […]


Network security

Star WannaCry victim NHS to ban fax machines by 2020

December 11, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

The UK’s National Health Service, one of the highest-profile victims of last year’s devastating WannaCry ransomware attack, has pledged to phase out fax machines from its trusts by 2020. NHS made headlines in 2017 when its entire fleet of healthcare […]


Network security

Consumers still put trust in big brands despite breaches

December 10, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Janrain conducted a survey to better understand how consumers really feel about brands in the wake of so many breaches. The company polled 1,000 UK adults and found that most consumers are still willing to part with their personal information […]


Email security

Mitigating the risk of Office 365 account hijacking

December 10, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Office 365 – the online, subscription-based version of Microsoft’s Office application suite – is one the most widely used enterprise cloud applications/services, which makes it the preferred target of attackers looking to gain access to sensitive business information. “Once an […]


Wireless security

Expert devised a new WiFi hack that works on WPA/WPA2

December 10, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Jens ‘Atom’ Steube, the lead developer of the popular password-cracking tool Hashcat, has developed a new WiFi hacking technique that allows cracking WiFi passwords of most modern routers. Jens ‘Atom’ Steube, the lead developer of the popular password-cracking tool Hashcat, […]


Network security

Cyber Security Budget Trends for Businesses in 2019

December 10, 2018

Via: Veriato Blog

As 2019 approaches, it’s a great time to look ahead at your information security plan and see what is being prioritized in your budget. 2018 saw an increased interest in investing in external security audits and improved endpoint protection. Here […]