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Larry Loeb Author, | 8/21/2018
The electrical power grid of the US has been a hot topic in security circles as of late. The Department of Homeland Security, along with the FBI, has even issued an alert about Russian hacking of energy sector industrial control systems.
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Carol Wilson Editor-at-large, | 8/20/2018
An IT training expert is sounding the alarm on attitudes toward the security of open source software, saying too many developers are assuming open source is inherently secure and that could produce major security problems.
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Larry Loeb Author, | 8/20/2018
In early January, the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities were disclosed to the computer world, which promptly lost its shirt for a period. This was a new class of attacks that depended on the way that modern processors shoved data in and out of the CPU, a process that was never thought to be problematic.
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Jeffrey Burt Freelance Editor & Journ, | 8/17/2018
The security of the US election system and of candidates' campaigns has been front and center in a national discussion that began with the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, and continues as the country gets closer to fast-approaching 2018 midterms in November. Such security was a focus in the recent Black Hat and DEF CON events in ...
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Jeffrey Burt Freelance Editor & Journ, | 8/17/2018
The fax machine might seem like a relic of the past in this age of instant communication, but fax systems are still in millions of offices as part of connected all-in-one printers, and that connectivity makes these systems another pathway for hackers to get into corporate and consumer networks. Researchers at Check Point put that threat into focus when ...
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Joe Stanganelli Principal, Beacon Hill Law, | 8/16/2018
Johan Lidros, the president of the Eminere Group, gave a recent presentation concerning how inappropriate access and shared accounts top the very long list of common findings of identity and access management (IAM) audits.
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Larry Loeb Author, | 8/15/2018
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) made version 1.3 of Transport Layer Security official on August 10. This is now the industry standard for secure Internet connections via HTTPS. After heated discussions for the last two years, TLS 1.3 is now finally supported in both the Chrome and Firefox browsers, and in Facebook.
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Paul Martini CEO & co-founder of iboss, | 8/15/2018
Most modern organizations take advantage of a decentralized workforce, and for good reason: When employees have the flexibility to work outside of the main office, they're more readily available to address issues in real time, making them "always on" without feelings of unnecessary strain.
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Joe Stanganelli Principal, Beacon Hill Law, | 8/14/2018
Is it possible for a remote actor on the other side of the world to completely take over your smartphone and everything on it? If this month's announcements in US government-backed research on mobile-device security are any fair indication, the answer could well be yes.
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Ariella, 8/20/2018 12:39:51 PM
IETF Makes Transport Layer Security Version 1.3 Official
@LarryLoeb well, that is something. Stakeholders also less prone to hype than marketing folks.

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Ariella, 8/19/2018 7:33:46 PM
IETF Makes Transport Layer Security Version 1.3 Official
@batye that is a possibility. Marketing departments do like to hype things to get attention.

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