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Application security, Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Security

Twitter Spy Case Highlights Risks for Big Tech Platforms

November 11, 2019

Via: Security Week

The allegations of spying by former Twitter employees for Saudi Arabia underscore the risks for Silicon Valley firms holding sensitive data which make the platforms ripe for espionage. The two Saudis and one US citizen allegedly worked together to unmask […]


Network security

8 Holiday Security Tips for Retailers

November 4, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Another Halloween is in the books, Thanksgiving is only four weeks away, and, before you know it, the Christmas rush will be in full swing. Once again, the holiday season is upon us, and for retailers, especially, that means an […]


Network security

Adobe exposes 7 million Creative Cloud accounts online

October 29, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Creative software giant Adobe has issued a security notice confirming the embarrassing exposure of over 7 million user accounts, potentially leaving users vulnerable to phishing scams. On Friday, an Adobe blog entry titled “Security Update” disclosed that a misconfigured “environment” […]


Network security

“Smart city” governments should also be smart about security

October 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

While the definition of “smart city” is still under debate, one thing is indisputable: the technologies used to make smart cities a reality are currently acquired and deployed after very little (or even no) security testing. Cesar Cerrudo, CTO at […]


Network security

The changing face of DDoS attacks: Degraded performance instead of total takedown

August 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The number of DDoS attacks might be getting higher, but they are not all massive nor do they always trigger DDoS defenses. In fact, small-scale DDoS attacks are becoming more frequent and sophisticated, according to new research from Neustar’s SOC. […]


Editorial

Ethical Hacking: A Critical Cog in the Future of Cybersecurity

July 20, 2019

Via: Kelly Redmond

Every headline-grabbing cyberattack unveils new sophisticated hacking techniques, but the attacker’s portrait remains the same: a modern-day professional with a strong sense of curiosity, patience, and social skills that thoroughly examines a company’s systems, takes note of every vulnerability, then […]


Network security

69% of organizations believe they can’t respond to critical threats without AI

July 12, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Businesses are increasing the pace of investment in AI systems to defend against the next generation of cyberattacks, a study from the Capgemini Research Institute has found. Two thirds (69%) of organizations acknowledge that they will not be able to […]


Network security

Are humans ready for AI to take control of digital security?

July 9, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Just over a quarter (26%) of people in EMEA would prefer their cybersecurity to be managed by AI rather than a human, an online study conducted by Palo Alto Networks and YouGov alongside Dr. Jessica Barker reveals. Italy has the […]


Network security

Massachusetts City Bans Facial Recognition Technology

July 1, 2019

Via: Security Week

A Boston suburb has voted to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police and other city departments. The Somerville City Council on Thursday voted 11-0 to bar the technology that critics say invades privacy and can often be […]


Access control, Security

Beating biometrics: Why biometric authentication alone is not a panacea

June 24, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

As we witness the accelerating use of biometrics throughout our lives, we must pause to consider the risks and ramifications of doing so as technological advancements make it increasingly easy to mimic, manipulate and manufacture biometry. As the world becomes […]