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Getting Your Records GDPR-Ready

August 11, 2016 Added by:Gavin Siggers

The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced in two years, but that is a relatively short period of time for businesses to assess the new requirements, evaluate existing measures and plan a path to full compliance.

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Exploit Kits: Infiltrating the Ad Industry with Traditional Tactics

August 11, 2016 Added by:Karl Sigler

Exploit kits are increasingly using the evil twin of an advertisement, a malvertisement, as a gateway to a web browser.

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One Encryption Backdoor Is One Too Many

August 11, 2016 Added by:Joe Levy

Although the FBI no longer needs to force Apple to unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorists, the debate must continue. Strong encryption that cannot be exploited by external or internal actors is a must for any organization.

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Vawtrak Banking Trojan Gets Improved Persistence

August 09, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

The operators of Vawtrak, a banking Trojan that has been around for a few years, have recently improved the malware’s persistence mechanism, PhishLabs researchers warn.

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FossHub Hacked, Distributes Malware-Packed Audacity and Classic Shell

August 05, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

Hackers managed to compromise FossHub and replace app installers distributed through it with malware-packed files, but not before hundreds of users downloaded the infected executables.

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Navigating the Complexities of Secure Third-Party Access

August 03, 2016 Added by:Mark Carrizosa

Three industry influencers identify trends and priorities and discuss what they are doing within their own organizations to mitigate third-party risk.

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PayPal Fixes CSRF Bug in PayPal.me Website

August 01, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

PayPal recently resolved a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability affecting the PayPal.me website, which could have allowed an attacker to change a user’s PayPal profile picture.

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What Brexit Means for Global Security Professionals

July 27, 2016 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

The bad guys always show up in force with an assortment of phishing schemes in times of confusion like we are seeing today as a result of the Brexit referendum, especially when people break out of normal patterns and click on new content.

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Don’t Be a Victim – Fight Ransomware Attacks with These Proven Steps

July 27, 2016 Added by:Slawek Ligier

There is certainly no shortage of cyber-attacks in the headlines, and none more prevalent than ransomware attacks. These bold attacks encrypt user files, then demand a ransom in exchange for decrypting the files and restoring access to the original owner.

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Palo Alto Networks Webinar: Five Steps to a Secure Hybrid Architecture

July 25, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News

SecurityWeek and Palo Alto Networks will host a live network security webinar on Wednesday, July 27th at 1:00PM ET: Five Steps to a Secure Hybrid Architecture.

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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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