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Network security, Security

What Is AI and How Can It Improve an Organization’s Security Posture?

January 17, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

In the past few years, there’s been a lot of buzz around artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity. Can AI really help businesses improve their security posture? How can we determine which solutions actually use AI versus which ones make hyped-up […]


Network security

Number of 5G connections to reach 1.5 billion globally by 2025

January 13, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

The total number of 5G connections will reach 1.5 billion globally by 2025, rising from only 5 million in 2019, according to Juniper Research. This is an annual average growth of 150% over the next 6 years. The new study […]


Mobile, Mobile security

U.S. Lawmakers Call on FCC to Step Up Fight on SIM Swapping

January 13, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

U.S. members of Congress have called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to crack down on SIM swapping, a type of fraud blamed for more than $70 million in nationwide losses annually. The letter sent to the FCC advocates for […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Congress struggles on rules for cyber warfare with Iran

January 13, 2020

Via: The Hill

The U.S. and Iran may have walked back from the brink of war, but the potential for a cyber battle looms with no clear rules of engagement. Lawmakers and military officials say there’s no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes cyber […]


Network security, Security

Covered Security provides financial incentive to improve security practices

January 10, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Covered Security announced the Covered Kudo Sweepstakes, providing financial incentive for enterprise and home users of its Personal Assistant for Security to improve their security practices. Making the adoption of improved security habits fast, simple, and personally rewarding, the Personal […]


Network security

Facebook declares war on ‘deepfakes’

January 8, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Beleaguered social media platform Facebook is stepping up its game against media manipulation. Recognizing that deepfake content poses a real threat to society, Zuck’s social network swears to ban all such content from its platform, starting now. A blog post […]


Mobile security

Google Fixes Critical Android RCE Flaw

January 8, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Google kicked off its first Android Security Bulletin of 2020 patching a critical flaw in its Android operating system, which if exploited could allow a remote attacker to execute code. Compared to last year’s monthly tally, the number of CVEs […]


Email security

Why the 2020 US presidential election is still vulnerable to foreign interference

January 8, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

With the international political situation becoming increasingly fraught and divisive, it is hard to ignore the shadow of foreign interference looming over electoral proceedings around the world. Not only are the US elections arguably some of the most influential on […]


Network security

Smart cities are on the rise, what are the dangers?

January 8, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

A combination of job prospects, local amenities and other attractions is drawing more people to city living than ever before. Indeed, the UN estimates that by 2050 two-thirds of the global population will be living in cities, up from just […]


Malware

‘Maze’ ransomware threatens data exposure unless $6m ransom paid

January 7, 2020

Via: Naked Security

What’s the most effective way to fight back against a large ransomware attack? Normally, the answer would be technical or organizational, but a new type of ransomware called Maze seems to have stirred up a very different response in one […]