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Managing Insider Threats in Today's Digital Age

April 05, 2016 Added by:Steve Durbin

Most research on the insider threat focuses on malicious behavior. However, insider negligence and insider accidents comprise a greater and growing proportion of information security incidents. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) who limit their thinking to malicious insiders may be gravely miscalculating the risk.

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Five Key Security Questions to Ask Your Enterprise Communications Vendor

April 05, 2016 Added by:Michael Machado

The more questions you ask, the more you, as a customer, will have the information you need to determine if a cloud vendor is ready to be your partner in the shared security model that cloud computing requires. Here are five to start with for your Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) vendor.

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Protecting Yourself (and Your Organization) from Ransomware

April 04, 2016 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

While media attention has focused on global terrorist incidents and the presidential primaries, a growing number of business emergencies caused by ransomware are sweeping the world. The risk of this situation escalating into a significant public- or private-sector crisis is growing.

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Security Pros Not Confident in Ability to Fight Ransomware

April 03, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

Only 38 percent of security professionals are "very confident" in their company’s ability to successfully deal with the increasing ransomware threat, a new survey reveals.

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WordPress and Joomla Sites Hacked to Host Malicious JavaScript Code

April 03, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

Over the past few months, hackers have been abusing popular JavaScript library jQuery to inject malicious scripts into the head sections of websites powered by WordPress and Joomla, Avast researchers say.

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Reducing the Attack Surface is a Fool’s Errand

April 01, 2016 Added by:Paul Morville

This April Fool’s Day, let’s acknowledge that a security strategy focused exclusively on patching and prevention is a fool’s errand and let’s move towards an adaptive approach that includes prevention, detection, continuous visibility and response.

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Why You Should Move Security Away from Security

March 31, 2016 Added by:Nimmy Reichenberg

Automating your security processes and aligning the various groups within your IT department is key to successfully migrating selected operations away from your security team.

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Malvertising Attack Hits Top Australian Classified Site

March 29, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Free classified advertising site Gumtree was hit by a malvertising attack that resulted in users being exposed to the Angler exploit kit (EK), researchers at Malwarebytes say.

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Encryption and Privacy Debates Highlight Serious Challenges for Both Consumers and Businesses

March 24, 2016 Added by:Robert Grapes

As we become more connected through wearables, mobile devices, IoT devices in our homes, security cameras, health trackers, and online bank accounts, we become exponentially more vulnerable to criminal attacks and government intrusion. Civil liberties, anonymity, personal safety, home security, children safety—all is at risk.

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Webinar: Why Risk-Aware Cultures Are More Critical To Success Than Ever Before

March 24, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Join MediaPro and Forrester Research analyst Nick Hayes on March 24th from 10-11am PDT for a webcast on how risk-aware cultures bolster brand resilience from the inside out.

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Steam Stealers Are a Booming Business: Kaspersky Lab

March 15, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Kaspersky Lab researchers been taking a closer look at Steam Stealers, a booming business for many cybercriminals around the world and targeted specifically at Steam users.

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Flash Vulnerabilities Most Targeted by Exploit Kits in 2015

March 15, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Adobe’s Flash Player in 2015 was the dominant application in terms of vulnerabilities targeted by exploit kits (EKs), with 13 of the 17 new flaws added to these malicious programs pertaining to the web plugin.

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Six Things to Know About Computer Theft

March 15, 2016 Added by:Eyal Bek

Besides the usual precautions, encryption can put a huge dent in the problem by making stored information unintelligible to intruders. Self-encrypting drives further help by minimizing the performance impact by offloading encryption to specialized hardware and taking humans out of the picture.

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March Madness Security Threats Can Drive Any Organization Mad!

March 14, 2016 Added by:Mark Parker

Unfortunately, while the popularity of March Madness (the NCAA Basketball Tournament) has grown exponentially, nearly every facet of any employee’s involvement with the event could open up the employee, as well as the organization, to a number of cyber risks.

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March Madness Apps May Create BYOD Risk for Enterprises

March 14, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Unbeknownst to Employees, the Behaviors and Functions of Widely Used March Madness Sport and Media Apps May Violate Corporate BYOD Risk Policies

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Web Application Firewall: a Must-Have Security Control or an Outdated Technology?

March 09, 2016 Added by:Ilia Kolochenko

Being insufficient to properly mitigate complicated security flaws in modern web applications, a Web Application Firewall still remains a necessary security control within organizations. 

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