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Cloud security, Security

Study on public cloud performance: AWS, GCP, Azure, Alibaba and IBM Cloud

November 18, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

There are notable network performance and connectivity differences between the five major public cloud providers – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure, Alibaba Cloud and IBM Cloud, ThousandEyes reveals. A look at public cloud performance While […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Most Americans feel powerless to prevent data collection, online tracking

November 18, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Most U.S. adults say that the potential risks they face because of data collection by companies (81%) and the government (66%) outweigh the benefits, but most (>80%) feel that they have little or no control over how these entities use […]


Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

WhatsApp Vulnerability Allows Code Execution Via Malicious MP4 File

November 18, 2019

Via: Security Week

A security vulnerability in WhatsApp that was made public last week could be abused to execute arbitrary code remotely on affected devices. Tracked as CVE-2019-11931, the issue is a stack-based buffer overflow that can be triggered by sending a specially […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection

What you need to know about new data-security rules for business travel

November 18, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Can border agents legally copy all the data on your phone and laptop when you return home from a business trip? In the past, the answer was, generally yes. In the future, the answer may be, generally, no. “The number […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

California’s Domino Effect on U.S. Privacy Regulation

November 15, 2019

Via: Threat Post

LAS VEGAS – The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which goes into effect in January 2020, will implement strict requirements for companies to create more transparency about how user data is being used and disseminated. Microsoft’s acknowledgment this week that […]


Cloud security, Security

IT professionals deem hybrid cloud as most secure

November 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Enterprises plan to aggressively shift investment to hybrid cloud architectures, with respondents reporting steady and substantial hybrid deployment plans over the next five years, according to a Nutanix survey. Hybrid cloud as the ideal IT operating model The vast majority […]


Network security

Bipartisan bill to secure election tech advances to House floor

November 15, 2019

Via: The Hill

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee on Thursday unanimously approved legislation intended to secure voting technology against cyberattacks. The Election Technology Research Act would authorize the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation to conduct […]


Network security

FCC Settles with InfoTrax Systems for Failure to Secure Data of 1 Million Clients

November 14, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Utah-based InfoTrax Systems, L.C. has settled with the FCC (Federal Trade Commission) for its failure to protect its data following a hack that exposed the data for 1 million clients. Hackers breached the InfoTrax Systems infrastructure and remained undetected until […]


Network security

5,183 breaches from the first nine months of 2019 exposed 7.9 billion records

November 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

According to Risk Based Security’s Q3 2019 Data Breach QuickView Report, the total number of breaches was up 33.3% compared to Q3 2018, with 5,183 breaches reported in the first nine months of 2019. Breach activity in 2019 is living […]


Network security

Plugging the Data Leak in Manufacturing

November 13, 2019

Via: Threat Post

More often than not, when then the internet of things (IoT) is brought up these days, it conjures images of Alexa, Siri and Cortana. These personal assistants can help users turn on a smart light bulb, flick on the oven […]