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Here it Comes – Internet Privacy Regulation
Larry Loeb  
2/22/2019   Post a comment
A new report by the US Government Accountability Office could be the catalyst for meaningful change on the Internet privacy front.
Supply Chain Attacks Increase 78%
Larry Loeb  
2/21/2019   Post a comment
The kinds of threats an organization encounters are changing as the defenses that are brought to bear upon them change.
Russia – Fastest State Threat in the World
Larry Loeb  
2/20/2019   Post a comment
Russian threat actors were the most prolific last years – and were eight times faster at 'breaking out' than their nearest rival.
Digital Transformation With Cloud: Answering Risks With Algorithms
Joe Stanganelli  
2/20/2019   1 comment
Cloud projects are big. Huge. So it's not perpetuating FUD to point out that cloud transformation still bears security and data-stewardship risks. But what appears too big a challenge for mere man might be no match for machine.
Take White Hats Seriously to Staunch the Flow of Zero-Days
Joe Stanganelli  
2/19/2019   1 comment
Zero-day vulnerabilities are serious, and on the rise. And IT-security teams make the problem worse when they fail to respond, or respond poorly, to responsible vulnerability disclosures.
Container Vulnerability: Still a Reality
Larry Loeb  
2/18/2019   1 comment
A security problem with runC that could allow attackers to escape Linux containers and obtain unauthorized, root- level access to the host operating system is on the move.
Increased Cryptomining: a Toehold for Attackers
Larry Loeb  
2/15/2019   4 comments
New research reveals that in the last nine months of 2018 there has been a 19x increase in cryptomining activity on the Internet.
Lessons Learned From 2018 Security Breaches
Marzena Fuller  
2/14/2019   19 comments
It's better to hear about a data breach internally than by a security researcher who happens to discover a publicly exposed asset or confidential data for sale on a dark web.
The Rise of 'Fileless' Malware
Larry Loeb  
2/14/2019   2 comments
The attack that fileless malware causes does not touch the disk of the target, loading the malware instructions only into memory. Sneaky.
Google Moves to Control More of the Internet
Larry Loeb  
2/13/2019   3 comments
The company has said that its goal is only to create a faster Internet, which allows for more use and hence more searches and thus more revenue for them.
What You Need to Know About Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerabilities
Alan Zeichick  
2/12/2019   1 comment
Despite their rather innocuous name, ACE vulnerabilities can appear in just about any software. So here's what to do...
Six Large Data Dumps Add Fuel to Collection #1's Fire
Joe Stanganelli  
2/12/2019   Post a comment
Collection #1 was just the beginning. Researchers at Recorded Future have uncovered six more dark-web data dumps to complete the set — and possibly hint at even more password databases circulating.
AI & 'Fuzzing' Combination Empowers APT
Larry Loeb  
2/11/2019   2 comments
When the bad guys add AI and 'fuzzing' to their armory, the advanced persistent threat gets, erm, even more threatening.
How Secure Is Manufacturing?
Larry Loeb  
2/8/2019   4 comments
Study finds that manufacturing industries struggle to find skilled cybersecurity staff and are underspending on training – but it's not all bad news...
Google's GDPR Fine: What It Means for Jurisdictional Arbitrage
Joe Stanganelli  
2/7/2019   1 comment
In the wake of France's recent €50 million GDPR fine against Google, enterprises should consider GDPR-enforcement considerations when determining the base of their EU operations.
Email Fraud – New Trends Exposed
Larry Loeb  
2/7/2019   3 comments
It's the security threat that just keeps on giving.
Modern Enterprise – Stewards of Personal Data
Larry Loeb  
2/6/2019   3 comments
Get on the nine-step program if you want to assure data privacy.
A Collaborative Approach to Cybersecurity: Beyond ISACs
Cody Cornell  
2/5/2019   1 comment
When it comes to fighting cyber threats, automation and collaboration could help SOCs do more with less.
Beware of 'TheMoon' – Evolving Botnets
Larry Loeb  
2/4/2019   16 comments
CenturyLink's labs have been tracking a shape-shifting IoT botnet that is a security professional's worst nightmare.
UAE's Cyberwar on Civilians Employed Former US Intelligence Operatives
Joe Stanganelli  
2/1/2019   4 comments
A recent exposé about a surveillance program in the United Arab Emirates raises uncomfortable questions about cyberwarfare and US intelligence officers.
Is Your Cisco Router Leaving Your Enterprise Vulnerable?
Larry Loeb  
1/31/2019   8 comments
If your network uses Cisco's RV320 or RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN routers, you are already under attack.
Four Security Questions You Need to Answer for SD-WAN Success
Alan Zeichick  
1/31/2019   7 comments
Before you select an SD-WAN vendor, read this.
Should All IAM Be CIAM?
Joe Stanganelli  
1/30/2019   5 comments
CIAM vendors are right that traditional IAM isn't going to cut it for customer-facing solutions – but their sound premises have led to the perverse conclusion of keeping in-house IAM systems suboptimal. What if the power of CIAM could help employees realize better usability and security too?
Japanese Government to Use 'Credential Stuffing' to Survey Consumer IoT Devices
Larry Loeb  
1/30/2019   18 comments
The Japanese government is concerned about the security of IoT devices – but is a mass attempt to log into consumers' devices the right approach to the issue?
'Steganography' Obsfucation Hides Old PDF Exploits From Antivirus Tools
Larry Loeb  
1/28/2019   20 comments
EdgeSpot has found two new obsfucation methods to hide old PDF exploits from various antivirus tools.
Four Enterprise Identity & Access Management Trends to Watch in 2019
Alan Zeichick  
1/25/2019   25 comments
For CISOs, Identity and Access Management, or IAM, is a must-have for the security tool box. However, the technology is rapidly evolving. Here are four important trends to watch this year.
DNS Tampering Prompts Homeland Security Warning
Larry Loeb  
1/24/2019   10 comments
Despite the partial federal government shutdown, DHS has managed to issue a warning to the public about possible tampering with DNS addresses that appear to have originated in Iran.
Enterprises Are Getting Smarter When It Comes to Patching Vulnerabilities – Study
Larry Loeb  
1/22/2019   11 comments
A joint analysis from Kenna Security and the Cyentia Institute finds that enterprises are getting better at patching vulnerabilities, specifically by focusing on critical flaws as opposed to trying to fix very problem that is published.
Microsoft Looks to Squash Bugs in its Azure DevOps Product
Larry Loeb  
1/21/2019   18 comments
Microsoft's latest bug-hunting program is targeting the company's Azure DevOps platform, which looks to make software development more secure.
Vulnerability Puts Millions of Fortnite Players at Risk, Check Point Finds
Jeffrey Burt  
1/18/2019   2 comments
Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, fixed vulnerabilities in its web infrastructure that researchers said exposed the sensitive information of users of the wildly popular online game.
Intel Patching SGX Flaw That Can Lead to Escalation of Privileges
Larry Loeb  
1/18/2019   4 comments
A security researcher has found another flaw in Intel's SGX software than can allow an attacker to escalate administrative privileges within an infected machine.
Federal Judge: Police Can't Force Suspects to Unlock Devices Using Biometrics
Larry Loeb  
1/16/2019   1 comment
A federal judge in California finds that police can't force suspects to unlock their smartphones or other mobiles using biometrics. The court found biometrics are protected much the same way passwords are.
US Government Shutdown Preventing SSL Certificates From Being Renewed
Larry Loeb  
1/14/2019   Post a comment
The shutdown of the federal government is not only affecting federal workers, but the websites that various departments run. Specifically, SSL certificates are not being renewed.
Iran Suspected of 'Stealthy & Sophisticated' DNS Hijacking Campaign
Larry Loeb  
1/11/2019   Post a comment
New research from FireEye suggests that a group working within Iran is behind a large-scale DNS hijacking scheme that involves web traffic all across the globe.
ServHelper & FlawedGrace Malware Highlight Shift in Cyber Attacks
Jeffrey Burt  
1/11/2019   Post a comment
The ServHelper and FlawedGrace malware developed by threat group TA505 exemplify the move away from smash-and-grab ransomware toward more stealthy, longer campaigns, according to a recent analysis by Proofpoint.
Wi-Fi 6 Bakes in Additional IoT Security
Larry Loeb  
1/10/2019   8 comments
At CES this week, the Wi-Fi Alliance offered new details on the new Wi-Fi 6 protocol, which bakes in some additional safeguards for IoT security.
Windows, Linux Susceptible to New Side-Channel Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
In a new paper co-authored by a researcher who discovered Spectre, it appears that Windows and Linux are susceptible to a new type of side-channel vulnerability that can target the page cache of an operating system.
Spectre, Meltdown Vulnerabilities Will Haunt Industry for Years
Jeffrey Burt  
1/8/2019   2 comments
Chip makers such as Intel have released patches and fixes to mitigate Spectre and Meltdown issues, but the problem won't be solved until they come out with new architectures, which is two to three years away.
Academics Look to Bolster the Optimization of Neural Networks
Larry Loeb  
1/7/2019   2 comments
A trio of academic papers looks at the current methods used to train neural networks and where the techniques can be improved in order to benefit the businesses that use them.
US Air Force: 5G Dominance Critical to National Security
Joe Stanganelli  
1/7/2019   1 comment
In a November 2018 report, the US Air Force's Electromagnetic Defense Task Force ranks control of 5G networks and spectrum as a top priority for national security in the event of a substantial electromagnetic disturbance.
New USB Type-C Standards Offer Cryptographic-Based Security
Larry Loeb  
1/4/2019   19 comments
The USB-IF has published new guidelines that looks to bring tougher security protocols, including cryptography, to USB Type-C devices to better protect against attacks.
EU's FOSSA Project Launches New Bug Bounty Program
Larry Loeb  
1/3/2019   4 comments
The European Union's FOSSA project is launching its first-ever bug bounty program that will focus on 15 different software platforms starting later in January.
Ten Cybersecurity Predictions That I Don't Like for 2019
Alan Zeichick  
1/1/2019   32 comments
If 2018 turned into a security headache for enterprises, our writers predicts that 2019 won't be much better – maybe even worse.
Healthcare Industry Still in Ransomware Crosshairs
Jeffrey Burt  
12/27/2018   16 comments
A report by Kaspersky researchers has found that healthcare organizations in the US and Canada are still at heightened risk of ransomware attacks.
SOP Story: Why Protecting Web Browsers Remains a Security Cornerstone
Larry Loeb  
12/24/2018   22 comments
One of the oldest ways to protect content on the web is SOP. However, it's not always implemented in the same way on all browsers. This can complicate one of the main cornerstones of Internet security.
Huawei Routers Vulnerable to Simplified Credential Stuffing Attack
Larry Loeb  
12/21/2018   14 comments
Security researchers at NewSky have found a vulnerability in Huawei's HG routers that leave these devices open to a brute force attack. The company has been notified, but it's not clear what, if any fix, has been applied.
Cloud Backup: How It Can Protect Against Ransomware
Jeffrey Burt  
12/20/2018   1 comment
For enterprises anxious to avoid being extorted by attackers using ransomware, backing up data to the cloud is an option to consider, though it's not the answer for everyone.
Email Spam: Don't Be a Chump or a Jerk
Alan Zeichick  
12/20/2018   3 comments
For decades, spam emails have clogged up corporate email inboxes. However, there are some simple rules and guidelines IT pros, as well as marketers, can use to cut down on this, and make everyone more secure.
Jenkins Flaw Can Allow Attackers to Log In as Admins
Larry Loeb  
12/19/2018   4 comments
New research from CyberArk finds a critical flaw in Jenkins servers that can allow an attacker to log in as an administrator, which can lead to any number of compromises and malicious activity.
Many Enterprises Still Blind to Security Risk, Study Finds
Jeffrey Burt  
12/19/2018   1 comment
Even as organizations continue to get hit with cyber attacks, they're struggling to accurately measure the costs of such events to their operations, a report by Tenable and the Ponemon Institute found.
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