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Content posted in February 2019
Endpoint-Security Companies in High Demand for Buyouts, Partnerships
Joe Stanganelli  
2/28/2019   21 comments
Since last year, endpoint-protection firms have been among the biggest movers and shakers in the cybersecurity realm – with the endpoint-security market seeing more than a typical share of acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Joe Stanganelli takes a look at why this might be happening.
Attack Code 'MarioNet' Is Pulling Strings in Your Web Browser
Larry Loeb  
2/28/2019   24 comments
JavaScript APIs have stretched the boundaries of what is run in the browser to enable feature-rich web applications. But this comes at a price...
Digital Transformation With IoT: Assessing Risk Through Standards & Visibility
Joe Stanganelli  
2/27/2019   19 comments
IoT transformation is a gift and a curse that carries both business agility and business risk. As the world digitally transforms into something "smarter" than itself, IoT devices proliferate, demanding a lot of resources to keep up with them all – and, by extension, secure them all.
Weak Human Link Still Main Enterprise Security Concern
Larry Loeb  
2/27/2019   19 comments
KnowBe4 study confirms what we pretty much knew already.
ToRPEDO Attack Surfaces to Hit 5G
Larry Loeb  
2/26/2019   5 comments
GSMA had better start looking at ways around it, and fast.
Is There a Silver Bullet for Zero-Day Attacks?
Larry Loeb  
2/25/2019   13 comments
Silicon Valley startup K2 Cyber Security says it has a product that will stop any zero-day attack. So where's the proof?
Here it Comes – Internet Privacy Regulation
Larry Loeb  
2/22/2019   13 comments
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   5 comments
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   3 comments
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   8 comments
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   10 comments
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   4 comments
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   7 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   63 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   7 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   5 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.




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