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Black Hat, DEFCON and the Summer of Our Discontent

July 21, 2016 Added by:Paul Shomo

I see wisdom behind the instinct to resist information authority. Human hierarchy tends to pyramid into increasingly fewer numbers up top. If you're going to fight for rights, there are more individuals at the bottom and more power to abuse from above.

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Tor Veteran Leaves, Shuts Down Core Node

July 19, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

Lucky Green, one of the people who has been with the Tor project for years before it was even called Tor, is leaving the project and has already announced plans to shut down a core node in the process.

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Security Is from Mars, Application Delivery Is from Venus

July 14, 2016 Added by:Nimmy Reichenberg

Now, more than ever then, it’s vital that organizations work to bring security and application delivery closer together.

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A View from the Top: The C-Suite Steps Up as Cyber Security Threats Surge

July 13, 2016 Added by:Steve Durbin

When it comes to cyber security, it’s more important than ever for board members and core executives—especially those not directly involved with deploying security programs—to fully participate and contribute on a continuous basis.

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From Production Slumps to Industrial Espionage: Why the Manufacturing Sector Must Be Better Prepared for Cyber Attacks

July 12, 2016 Added by:Mirko Brandner

In a connected world, where digitization progresses rapidly and finds its way into our factories, we are inevitably faced with an ever-increasing level of vulnerabilities that lead to security breaches.

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European Businesses Fear DDoS Extortion Attacks: Survey

July 07, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

Cyber-extortion is becoming a booming business, at least for criminals who threaten companies with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, a recent survey from DDoS protection company Corero reveals.

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Fighting Alert Fatigue

July 06, 2016 Added by:Mike Paquette

By augmenting their efforts with behavioral analytics and machine learning, teams can be sure they reduce alert noise and fatigue while quickly identifying and addressing the issues that actually matter before they hurt their customers or the bottom line.

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Spyware Targets Office, Mail, and Accounting Applications

June 30, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

A new spyware Trojan aimed at Russian users exclusively was recently observed targeting various accounting applications, as well as instant messaging, email, and Microsoft Office programs, in an attempt to exfiltrate sensitive data.

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Why Passwords Are the New Exploits

June 28, 2016 Added by:Nick Bilogorskiy

In the age of stolen passwords, compromised credentials are the easiest way in, simpler than phishing, malware or exploits. “Password confirmation” tools are now readily available to find reused passwords matching any website.

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What a Risk-Based Approach to Security Means for Your Business

June 20, 2016 Added by:Steve Durbin

Executives are familiar with the benefits of cyberspace and how the Internet, and today’s usage of connected devices, increases innovation, collaboration, efficiency, competitiveness and commitment to customers, but many struggle with assessing the risks versus the rewards.

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Don't Let the Cure Become the Disease: Granular Control Is the Only Answer to Security Woes Caused By Encryption

June 20, 2016 Added by:Peter Martini

With the proper controls in place, organizations don’t have to fear encryption. Hackers can only succeed in exploiting encryption when organizations lack the right tools to fight back.

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SAP Security Notes June 2016 - Review

June 15, 2016 Added by:Alexander Polyakov

SAP's monthly critical patch update for June 2016 closes 21 vulnerabilities in SAP products including 15 SAP Security Patch Day Notes and 6 Support Package Notes.

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Why Your Next Generation Firewall Cannot Prevent Next Generation Threats

June 15, 2016 Added by:Ajit Sancheti

Next generation firewalls had a good ten year run and are still good for the network perimeter. But when it comes to protecting the inside of the enterprise perimeter, they lack significant capabilities.

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Beyond Phishing: What You Need to Know About Whaling

June 13, 2016 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

Just when you thought you had seen it all regarding online phishing scams, along comes a new round of deceptive emails, phones calls, instant messages and even traditional printouts from your fax machine.

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Android N Deprecating Crypto Provider and SHA1PRNG Algorithm

June 13, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

The Android N operating system version will no longer use the Crypto provider and the SHA1PRNG algorithm, Google announced.

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Microsoft Blocks Certain Passwords

June 10, 2016 Added by:Dean Wiech

The steps Microsoft is making are definitely a move in the right direction to protect users from potential social hacking with easily guessable passwords.

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