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2015 Verizon DBIR and the Human Attack Surface

April 16, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) gives annual analysis and insight to the prior year’s security incidents and confirmed data breaches. As a security practitioner, I look to this report as a bellwether for our own security practices – what patterns are emerging and what should be my immediate takeaways to better protect my organization.

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ASV Guidance for SSL/TLS Vulnerabilities

April 16, 2015 Added by:PCI Guru

Hidden by all of the news about v3.1 of the PCI DSS being published, is a notice that was sent to all PCI approved scanning vendors (ASV) from the PCI SSC regarding how to handle SSL and “early TLS” vulnerabilities.

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Preview: Suits and Spooks London - May 6-7, 2015

April 16, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

With less than three weeks to go until Suits and Spooks London 2015 kicks off, the agenda is nearly finalized. Our first 2-day international event will host experts in cyber warfare, intelligence, advanced persistent threats, sophisticated malware, and political issues.

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Healthcare Industry Challenged by Data Breaches, Compliance

April 15, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince

In a new report from Vormetric focused on healthcare organizations, almost half (48 percent) of the IT decision makers from the U.S. said their organization either failed a compliance audit or experienced a data breach in the last year.

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What Threat Intelligence Data Can Tell Us: The Sad Story of WF

April 15, 2015 Added by:Mary Landesman

People differ in how they approach data analytics. One camp prefers to postulate a theory and find data that supports or negates that theory. Another camp prefers to let the data tell the story.

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Real-Time Bidding and Malvertising: A Case Study

April 15, 2015 Added by:Malwarebytes

Malvertising continues to be one of the biggest and most effective infection mechanism which, for the most part, is based on rogue advertisers inserting malicious ads in the machine.

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California Privacy Advocates Urge Defeat of Federal Data Breach Notice Bill

April 14, 2015 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Six California privacy and consumer groups have called on members of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee to oppose federal legislation that would wipe out California's landmark data breach notification laws.

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FFIEC Issues Guidance on Destructive Malware Attacks

April 14, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released two documents with guidance for financial institutions on mitigating risks from the increase in cyber attacks that compromise user credentials or employ destructive software.

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The CISO Role in Cybersecurity: Solo or Team Sport?

April 14, 2015 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

The best skill set for preparing someone to become a CISO is a statistical tie between business knowledge and knowledge of IT security best practices.

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The Cost of a Non-Malicious Control System Cyber Incident – More Than $1Billion

April 14, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

There is a tendency by many in the cyber security community to only care about malicious cyber attacks as opposed to unintentional cyber incidents.

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Law Enforcement, Security Firms Team Up to Disrupt Simda Botnet

April 13, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

More than a dozen command and control (C&C) servers used by the Simda botnet were seized last week by law enforcement authorities coordinated by Interpol.

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10 Steps to Improve Your Layered Defense Strategy

April 13, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

We have a problem in the security community – or maybe within the modern information age of humanity in general. That problem is we see security as a technology, policy, privacy or people issue, instead of an integrated combination thereof.

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IT Security? “Yes Please,” says Uncle Sam – But Offers No Tangible Help

April 13, 2015 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

When it comes to IT security, government agencies around the world are aware of the challenges and risks small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face. So it only figures that they offer help, in the form of initiatives aimed specifically at SMEs.

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FireEye Reveals APT30: A Decade-Long Cyber Espionage Campaign Targeting South East Asia

April 12, 2015 Added by:Mike Lennon

FireEye on Sunday uncovered details of a decade-long cyber espionage campaign carried out by China targeting governments, journalists and businesses in South East Asia and India.

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Cybersecurity Trends for SMBs: Mobile, Security and the Cloud

April 10, 2015 Added by:Paul Lipman

While SMBs are vulnerable to many of the same types of attacks as the companies making headlines (Target, JP Morgan, Home Depot, Anthem, etc.), they must defend themselves with vastly smaller IT teams and budgets. SMBs are finding they have a unique set of challenges and vulnerabilities that require a comprehensive but tailored approach to security.

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Majority of Apps Have Serious Security Issues

April 09, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Analysis in the newly released 2015 Cyber Risk Report finds that 86% of web applications tested had serious issues with authentication, access control, and confidentiality, an increase over the previous year’s rate of 72%.

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