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Content posted in May 2019
Insider Threat: Research Proves Loyalty Can Be a Rare Commodity
Larry Loeb  
5/31/2019   Post a comment
The UK's Deep Secure has reported this week that the price an employee would accept to break loyalty with an organization may be a lot less than has been previously thought.
'NanshOu' China-Based Attack Uses APT-Like Techniques to Infect Servers Worldwide
Larry Loeb  
5/30/2019   Post a comment
Breached machines include more than 50,000 servers belonging to companies in the healthcare, telecommunications, media and IT sectors.
HawkEye Malware Finds Renewed Life With Financially Motivated Actors
Larry Loeb  
5/29/2019   Post a comment
IBM X-Force researchers have reported an increase in the HawkEye v9 keylogger infection campaigns after they looked at data from the IBM X-Force effort during April and May 2019.
Mobile Fraud Is on the March, Finds New RSA Report
Larry Loeb  
5/28/2019   1 comment
The RSA Quarterly Fraud Report observed several global fraud trends across attack vectors and digital channels, with attacks from rogue mobile applications up 300%.
Zscaler Finds Security Issues Galore in IoT Traffic
Larry Loeb  
5/24/2019   Post a comment
The use of plain-text HTTP communication, outdated libraries and weak default credentials all rang alarm bells.
Strategic Security Equals Faster Digital Transformation
Larry Loeb  
5/23/2019   Post a comment
Survey finds that respondents who adopted a more traditional or reactive approach to their data protection and security program did not believe they would reach their digital transformation goals.
Suppliers Cut Off Huawei
Larry Loeb  
5/22/2019   8 comments
If Android is to 'fork' following Huawei's isolation, the enterprise needs to begin adjusting the threat models used around employee device use.
Does 'Client Hints' Leave Fingerprints?
Larry Loeb  
5/21/2019   5 comments
New web standard allows third-party services to obtain in-depth details about another site's visitors.
Monster Breaches Do Monstrous Damage
Larry Loeb  
5/21/2019   Post a comment
Breaches cause massive amounts of money to fix, as a new report from Bitglass shows.
DevSecOps Enables Security to Finally Move at the Speed of the Business
Tim Woods  
5/20/2019   1 comment
In the DevSecOps model, security teams are fully integrated into the DevOps process.
How to Stop Insider Breaches From Becoming the Norm
Mark Bower  
5/17/2019   1 comment
Data breaches are now so common we rarely go a day without hearing about the latest one.
Cisco All at Sea Over Trust Anchor Module Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  
5/15/2019   6 comments
Researchers have found ways to bypass the entire process of secure booting that the hardware was designed to support.
SharePoint Problem Returns. Be Afraid.
Larry Loeb  
5/14/2019   3 comments
Both Canada and Saudi Arabia issued alerts to the security community that they had observed traces of CVE-2019-0604 as part of other cyber attacks.
Study Digs the Dirt on US Cyber Hygiene
Larry Loeb  
5/13/2019   3 comments
Generally it's not good, but there are a few clean-livin' types out there.
LightNeuron Sneaks In Through the Exchange Backdoor
Larry Loeb  
5/9/2019   2 comments
A backdoor developed and disseminated by Turla is targeted at Microsoft Exchange mail servers.
'MegaCortex' Ransomware Hunts 'Big Game' Enterprise
Larry Loeb  
5/8/2019   1 comment
They aren't looking for a lot of little hits. They want treasure.
Serverless Computing: A New World of Security Risks
Joe Vadakkan  
5/8/2019   1 comment
Serverless computing, or function-as-a-service (FaaS), is a new cloud paradigm gaining significant momentum in the developer world.
Enterprise Resilience: It's the Ecosystem, Stupid
Larry Loeb  
5/7/2019   2 comments
Organizations must rethink their approach to security in a way that defends not just themselves, but the entire ecosystem they inhabit, says Accenture report.
Security Workforce 2019: Closing the Gap Builds a Bridge to the Future
Steve Durbin  
5/7/2019   1 comment
To plug the ongoing cybersecurity skills gap, those doing the hiring need to start thinking outside the box.
Quabot Trojan Evolves to Become Harder to Detect & Remove
Larry Loeb  
5/6/2019   4 comments
Researchers at Cisco Talos were the first to find that Quabot Trojan has been updated and changed.
Cybercrime Study Finds Increasing Costs as Well as Changing Targets & Methods
Larry Loeb  
5/3/2019   10 comments
Accenture and Ponemon Institute say that they are analyzing the latest cost numbers of cybercrime to try and help leaders to better target security investments and resources.
MuddyWater: The Dissection of an APT
Larry Loeb  
5/2/2019   7 comments
Kaspersky Security has taken a deep dive into MuddyWater.
Bootstrapping Security Programs: How to Gradually Implement an Enterprise-Level Security Program at a Fast-Growing Startup
Marzena Fuller  
5/2/2019   3 comments
You can't expect to build an adequate security program without investment in both people and security tools.
190,000 Accounts in Docker Hub Database May Have Been Exposed
Larry Loeb  
5/1/2019   7 comments
Potentially poisoned images could be distributed without the distributors realizing that this is occurring.




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