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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 […]


Editorial

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 […]


Network security

Cyberattack fears on the rise after shutdown, intel testimony

February 1, 2019

Via: The Hill

Lawmakers fear that increased threats from foreign actors, combined with lingering effects from the government shutdown, are making the U.S. more susceptible to cyberattacks. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its first-ever emergency directive during the record-long shutdown, requiring […]