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Bringing Innovation into Cyberdefense Technologies

February 22, 2016 Added by:Larry Karisny

When I spoke on the need for cybersecurity innovation at the January ITEXPO conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., I sensed something interesting about my cybersecurity colleagues: They don't seem to care about innovation; they care about having a job in cybersecurity.

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Rallies Planned at Apple Stores to Protest FBI's Backdoor Court Order

February 17, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Rallies planned at Apple stores nationwide to protest court order pressuring the company to build a “backdoor” for the FBI to hack the iPhone

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Yes. The World Needs More Security Predictions

February 17, 2016 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

With the surging growth in cyberspace, new technologies, Wi-Fi, apps, robots, drones, terrorists with social media accounts, the Internet of Things (IoT) and nation-state hacking, online data security has become the Achilles’ heel of the Internet. A growing number of people want to know about new apps available for their smartphones and their data in the cloud – along with the upcoming securit...

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Denying the Deniers: Tackling DDoS Attacks

February 17, 2016 Added by:Avishai Wool

As DDoS continues to be used as a cyber-weapon against websites and online resources, organizations should ensure that they have a response plan in place that includes these mitigation techniques, to help deny attempted denial-of-service attacks.

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Five Rules to Conduct a Successful Cybersecurity RFP

February 16, 2016 Added by:Ilia Kolochenko

It becomes more and more difficult to distinguish genuine security companies, with solid in-house technologies, and experts with flashy marketing and FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) tactics. This makes the process of cybersecurity RFP (Request For Proposal) more complicated and challenging for organizations of all sizes.

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SAP Afaria: How to Wipe Mobile Devices Clean with One Text Message

February 11, 2016 Added by:Alexander Polyakov

SAP Afaria can be used for remote control of mobile devices and, with ClientID generated on the basis of IMEI, attackers can compromise devices via text messages if they know the victim's phone number and IMEI.

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OSX Ransomware Offered for Sale in the Underground

February 10, 2016 Added by:Idan Aharoni

Inteller has identified a new Ransomware malware being offered for sale in the underground, dubbed "GinX", which encrypts important and sensitive files on the victim's computer and which targets not only Windows operating systems, but MacBook's OSX as well.

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SAP Security Notes February 2016 - Review

February 10, 2016 Added by:Alexander Polyakov

SAP has released the monthly critical patch update for February 2016, which closes 23 vulnerabilities in SAP products.

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Five Security Threats Businesses Should Prepare for in 2016

January 28, 2016 Added by:Steve Durbin

After reviewing the current threat landscape, there are five prevalent security threats that the Information Security Forum believes businesses need to prepare for in 2016. These include, but are not limited to, the unintended consequences of state intervention, Big Data, mobile applications and the Internet of Things (IoT), cybercrime and the growing skills gap in the information security industr...

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Top Five Enterprise Data Privacy Mistakes

January 28, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

The European General Data Protection Regulation is a new privacy regulation with fines as high as four percent of annual global revenue for companies that fail to safeguard data of EU citizens and residents. In the U.S. 16 states recently introduced new, ACLU supported data privacy legislation. In spite of efforts to improve privacy protections many enterprises are not doing enough to protect cons...

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The Age of Advanced Threats Has Arrived

January 15, 2016 Added by:Luis Corrons

The most capable defense solutions must not only be centralized, but also be able to automatically block, identify, forensically profile and purge malware, even when it is veiled by legitimate programs and processes. The software needs to be smarter than the malware itself.

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Key Risk Management Issues For 2016

January 13, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Chief risk officers (CRO) will need to keep close watch on a number of strategic, operational, and external risks this year. Effective risk management and mitigation will be critical, since companies' strategies, business models, operations, reputations, and, ultimately, survival are on the line.

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Study Shows Few Organizations Achieving "Full DevOps" Maturity

January 12, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

According to the results of a new global study, commissioned by CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA), only 20 percent of organizations that have attempted to implement DevOps have fully deployed it.

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SAP Security Notes January 2016 – Review

January 12, 2016 Added by:Alexander Polyakov

SAP has released the monthly critical patch update for January 2016. This patch update closes 23 vulnerabilities in SAP products (including ones closed after the second Tuesday of the previous month and before the second Tuesday of this month).

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Ukranian Electric Grid Cyber Attack – It Can it Happen Here Too

January 09, 2016 Added by:Joe Weiss

As the NERC CIP process is public, our enemies are aware of the gaping cyber holes in our electric systems. When will the responsible entities wake up or will it be after they can’t turn their lights on?

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BlackEnergy Malware Used in Ukraine Power Grid Attacks: Report

January 05, 2016 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

Security firm ESET has been monitoring attacks involving the threat and recently discovered that the Trojan had been used to target news media and electrical power companies in Ukraine.

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