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Intel Faces 32 Lawsuits Over Spectre & Meltdown Vulnerabilities
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2/20/2018   Post a comment
In a filing with the SEC, Intel disclosed that it faces 32 different class action lawsuits related to the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.
GDPR Territorial Scope: Location, Location, Location?
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2/16/2018   1 comment
Disagreement over Article 3, Section 2, of the GDPR rules has left the realm of data-privacy practice in confusion as to who is protected and under what circumstances.
Oracle Boosting Cloud Security With Zenedge Acquisition
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2/15/2018   1 comment
Oracle is continuing to expand its cloud presence and with that comes security concerns. Its acquisition of Zenedge will address web app security and DDoS issues.
Intel Boosts Bug Bounties in Wake of Spectre & Meltdown
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2/15/2018   1 comment
Intel is increasing its bug bounty program in the wake of the controversy surrounding the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities found within the company's x86 CPUs.
Oracle's Mark Hurd Touts Automation for Security & Patching Concerns
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2/13/2018   Post a comment
Oracle CEO Mark Hurd came to New York City to tout the benefits of automation and artificial intelligence to help tackle concerns of security and patching.
Why You Should Never Add Another User to Your Network
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2/13/2018   1 comment
Old-fashioned rules about who gets access to the network no longer apply in the era of cloud computing. Instead, security pros need to match specific users to specific applications. Here's why.
Cyberattacks Soared 113% During Fourth Quarter Report
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2/12/2018   Post a comment
The three-month period marks the largest year-over-year quarterly jump in recent years, according to ThreatMetrix.
2018 Winter Olympics Websites Hit by Cyberattack Reports
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2/12/2018   1 comment
During the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, the games' website was hit by a cyberattack by an unknown attacker.
GDPR Readiness Goes Beyond Security Controls
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2/9/2018   Post a comment
IT security and privacy professionals face challenges in designing a comprehensive compliance program to meet the upcoming GDPR regulations that the EU is implementing, a Forrester Research report finds.
Rogue Employees Mine Cryptocurrency Using Company Hardware
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2/8/2018   Post a comment
As Bitcoin has become more popular, the temptation for rogue employees to use company equipment and hardware to mine cryptocurrency has also increased. Here's what security pros need to know.
Check Point & Palo Alto Tackle Multicloud Security
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2/8/2018   Post a comment
Enterprises need more sophisticated protection in multicloud environments, and Check Point and Palo Alto Networks are looking to fill those requirements.
Data Breaches Topped 5,200 in 2017, Smashing Records
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2/7/2018   1 comment
A look back at 2017 by Risk Based Security finds that there were more than 5,200 data breaches during those 12 months a new and frightening record.
Apple & Cisco Look to Ease Burden of Cybersecurity Insurance
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2/6/2018   1 comment
Apple and Cisco, along with insurance broker Allianz and risk assessor Aon, are looking to make cybersecurity insurance in the enterprise more affordable in the age of ransomware.
North Korea Stole 'Billions' in Cryptocurrency Heist, Official Claims
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2/6/2018   11 comments
A South Korean official claims that North Korea used a phishing scheme to steal 'billions' in cryptocurrency, according to a published report.
Why CASBs Are On the Rise
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2/1/2018   1 comment
Cloud access security broker (CASB) software is becoming a critical tool to ensure that SaaS applications don't become major security problems.
AMD CEO Says Zen 2 Chips Will Have Spectre Fix
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2/1/2018   7 comments
During a call with analysts to discuss financial results, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su said that the company's upcoming Zen 2 chips will have fixes for Spectre.
Endangered Virtualization Species Forced to Evolve
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2/1/2018   Post a comment
To protect their place in a virtualized HPC network, basic virtualization tools have had to evolve – and yet they might become extinct anyway.
Four Enterprise Security Lessons From Maury
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1/31/2018   5 comments
Popular daytime TV show Maury offers some surprisingly apt lessons for enterprise IT leaders for keeping their data protected and their networks secure.
Trump's 5G Nationalization Plan: Is It Good for Security?
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1/30/2018   4 comments
The Trump administration has floated a plan to nationalize 5G networks as a security precaution against China, but it's been met with confusion.
Intel CEO Promises Chips That Fix Spectre & Meltdown Flaws
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1/26/2018   1 comment
During Intel's fourth-quarter earnings call, CEO Brian Krzanich promises the company will ship processors that are free of the Spectre and Meltdown flaws later this year.
Alphabet's Security Moonshot: To Boldly Go... Where Others Are Going Too
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1/26/2018   1 comment
Google parent company Alphabet launches Chronicle, a business unit looking to create a digital 'immune system' against threats. Other companies are taking a similar approach.
Cisco Beefing Up Cloud Security With Skyport Buy
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1/25/2018   7 comments
Cisco gains expertise and technology in hardware security to augment software tools.
HPE, Dell EMC Warn Customers Over Spectre, Meltdown Patches
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1/25/2018   Post a comment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Dell EMC, two of the biggest suppliers of enterprise data center gear, have issued new warnings about the Spectre and Meltdown patches from Intel.
AWS Officially Inks Deal for Security Startup Sqrrl
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1/24/2018   1 comment
After a month of rumors, Amazon Web Services has finally inked a deal for Sqrrl, a big data and security startup with roots in the NSA.
Sumo Logic Adds Security Layer With FactorChain Acquisition
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1/24/2018   Post a comment
Sumo Logic is adding security tools into its cloud-based analysis platform by acquiring startup FactorChain.
GDPR, Cloud Changing Security Pros' Priorities Report
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1/23/2018   3 comments
A report developed by Ponemon Institute and Gemalto finds that issues from cloud computing to GDPR are changing the way security pros approach their work.
CenturyLink's Adaptive Network Security Mobility Looks to Secure Public WiFi
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1/23/2018   Post a comment
In order to secure data that remote users are sending across public WiFi connections, CenturyLink has officially released its Adaptive Network Security Mobility product.
Schneider Electric Offers Additional Details on Triton Malware
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1/19/2018   1 comment
In December, FireEye and Symantec disclosed details about the Triton malware, which targets industrial systems. Now, Schneider Electric is offering additional details.
Congressman Looking for Answers About Spectre & Meltdown
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1/18/2018   19 comments
A California congressman has written to the CEOs of Intel, AMD and ARM seeking answers about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.
Google's G Suite Gets Security Dashboard
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1/18/2018   1 comment
Security center for G Suite provides security analytics, actionable insights, and tips to help admins better protect the organization against attacks, Google says.
Spectre, Meltdown Flaws Already Producing Spam
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1/17/2018   6 comments
Attackers are already flooding the web with fake patches and other spam, a few weeks after the disclosure of the Spectre and Meltdown flaws.
Predicting Russian Cyberwar: A Look Back
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1/15/2018   1 comment
Information security predictions are ease to make and usually wrong. However, a look at how escalating international tensions combined with nation-state hacking power could cause a significant cyberwar turned out to be pretty precise.
FireEye Acquiring X15 Software for $20M
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1/12/2018   1 comment
FireEye is looking to combine its security tools with X15 Software's big data and machine learning capabilities in a deal worth about $20 million.
McAfee: Attackers Targeting North Korean Dissidents, Journalists
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1/11/2018   4 comments
A report from McAfee finds that a group of attackers is targeting North Korean dissidents, as well as some journalists, through social networks and a South Korean chat app called KakaoTalk.
Cisco Looks to Thwart Encrypted Network Threats
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1/11/2018   Post a comment
With the release of its Encrypted Traffic Analytics offering, Cisco is looking to protect enterprise networks against attacks that are hidden in encrypted traffic.
My Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018, Part 4: Regulating Encryption
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1/5/2018   1 comment
Joe Stanganelli wraps up his 2018 cybersecurity predictions with a look at what's coming in laws and regulations around encryption.
My Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018, Part 3: Protecting Killer Cars
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12/28/2017   12 comments
Death by autonomous auto is coming unless the industry gets security very right. The question is really whether it's already too late.
My Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018, Part 2: GDPR Hype Is Hype
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12/21/2017   4 comments
GDPR is the biggest thing in IT privacy and security in a decade. Or its not. Joe Stanganelli on what 2018 will hold in GDPR-driven privacy.
My Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018, Part 1: Following Trends & the FTC
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12/19/2017   10 comments
2017 was a wild ride in cybersecurity. It's looking like 2018 won't offer any calmer ride.
Everything Is Hackable: Now What?
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12/18/2017   2 comments
When everything is hackable, breach prevention can't be the only tool in the cybersecurity tool chest.
FireEye Researchers Identify Triton Malware in Industrial Systems
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12/15/2017   1 comment
Researchers with FireEye have found traces of a malware called Triton that has targeted industrial systems and other critical infrastructure in much the same way as Stuxnet was.
Small Businesses Are Cybercrime Targets
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12/14/2017   2 comments
Hackers aren't just after the big fish – they're coming after small businesses, as well.
Juniper Looks to Automate Security Policies for Enterprises
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12/14/2017   Post a comment
A skills shortage is making IT security harder: Juniper is looking to address that issue by helping businesses automate the policy process.
Cloud Security Is an Enterprise Responsibility Report
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12/13/2017   4 comments
When it comes to the 'shared responsibility,' enterprises and their cloud providers have equally important roles to play. However, the ultimately responsibility for protecting data falls to the business and its IT and security departments, according to NSS Labs.
5 Critical Cloud Security Questions
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12/13/2017   Post a comment
Security has come to the cloud; here are five questions to ask when it's time for cloud security to come to your organization.
Automation Answers Security Skills Shortage
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12/12/2017   Post a comment
The often-discussed cybersecurity skills shortage may find a solution in security automation.
CFOs: Cybersecurity Is About Risk, Not Vendors
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12/11/2017   Post a comment
At a recent forum for CFOs, panelists discussed the pros and cons of cybersecurity products and vendors in a time where major breaches are occurring every few weeks.
Machine Learning for Ransomware Defense
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12/11/2017   7 comments
Ransomware keeps getting more dangerous but defense is improving, too. Machine learning might be the key to actually keeping up with the level of attacks.
More Security Might Not Cure Ransomware
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12/8/2017   11 comments
Ransomware is definitely a security issue, but 'more security' may not be the solution so many are looking for.
Global Security Spending Will Top $96B in 2018 Report
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12/7/2017   2 comments
Gartner is predicting that worldwide spending on security will increase 8% between 2017 and 2018 to reach $96 billion. New regulations, such as the GDPR in Europe, are forcing enterprises to spend more.
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