Tag: Tech

Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware

Apple proposes simple security upgrade for SMS 2FA codes

February 3, 2020

Via: Naked Security

Apple engineers think they’ve come up with a simple way to make SMS two-factor authentication (2FA) one-time codes less susceptible to phishing attacks: agree a common text format so their use can be automated without the need for risky user […]


Zero Trust Networks – A Cybersecurity Trend to Prepare For in 2020

January 6, 2020

Via: Michael Boyd

As cybersecurity attacks accelerate and tactics become more complex, modern organizations need a new security model that protects people, devices, apps, and data wherever they are located. In the following years, the traditional VPN will be replaced by Zero Trust, […]

Network security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

TikTok Banned By U.S. Army Over China Security Concerns

January 3, 2020

Via: Threat Post

With backlash swelling around TikTok’s relationship with China, the United States Army this week announced that U.S. soldiers can no longer have the social media app on government-owned phones. TikTok, a social media app used to create and share short […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hardware hacks: The next generation of cybercrime

December 19, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Every 39 seconds there is a cyber attack affecting one out of three Americans. All organizations need to take proactive measures and think like the attackers that are infiltrating their networks. Despite the fact that businesses around the world are […]

Network security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Will quantum computing overwhelm existing security tech in the near future?

December 13, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

More than half (54%) of cybersecurity professionals have expressed concerns that quantum computing will outpace the development of other security tech, according to a research from Neustar. Keeping a watchful eye on developments, 74% of organizations admitted to paying close […]

Network security

Top 5 cybersecurity predictions for 2020

December 9, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

When it comes to cybersecurity, staying ahead of threats – rather than reacting to them – is critical. In a constantly evolving threat landscape, plugging holes – or designing one’s security posture for yesterday’s threats – just isn’t enough anymore. […]


Cyber threats continue to evolve, but security teams remain confident

November 22, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Coming off of a year of major data breaches making headline news, it’s easy to draw the conclusion that security teams are losing the cybersecurity battle, a DomainTools survey reveals. Security teams remain confident Security pros are reporting real progress […]

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. […]


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 […]


The Dangers of Using Facial Recognition Technology to Secure Your Business

June 19, 2019

Via: William Palmer

Facial recognition technology is the new gold standard for the modern business world. Although these face-detecting systems have been around for decades, their use has expanded tremendously in a rather short period of time. So much, in fact, that they […]

Network security

Is there a weak link in blockchain security?

June 10, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Recent research revealed that blockchain is set to become ubiquitous by 2025, entering mainstream business and underpinning supply chains worldwide. This technology is set to provide greater transparency, traceability and immutability, allowing people and organizations to share data without having […]

Cloud security

3 barriers to cloud adoption for SMBs and why they shouldn’t matter

March 6, 2019

Via: TechRadar

It’s no secret that cloud technology has been leading the movement towards digital transformation. In fact, a recent survey found that 83 percent of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020. However, the statistic doesn’t account for small […]