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Unpatched Open Source Software Flaw Blamed for Massive Equifax Breach

September 11, 2017 |

The Apache Struts security flaw had been disclosed in March of 2017.

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Protecting Big Data: Over 26,000 MongoDB Servers Hit by Ransom Attacks

September 11, 2017 |

In many cases, companies that paid the ransom were scammed -- the data had simply been wiped.

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IoT Security Startup Axonius Raises $4 Million

September 10, 2017 |

The Israeli company is plugging the network visibility and management gaps that can lead to an attack on a business' IoT devices.

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Lenovo Settles Superfish Privacy Claims with U.S. FTC for $3.5M

September 08, 2017 |

The simple lesson in this case is to not pre-install software that violates user privacy.

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SANS Updates Phishing Awareness Training Offering

September 07, 2017 |

SANS Phishing Training offers tools that help organizations measure the effectiveness of their phishing awareness efforts.

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Equifax Web Application Vulnerability Exposes 143 Million Social Security Numbers

September 07, 2017 |

The exposed information also includes names, birthdates and addresses, as well as some driver's license numbers, credit card numbers and other data.

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Critical Infrastructure Compromised: New Cyber Attacks Hit Energy Companies in U.S., Turkey, Switzerland

September 06, 2017 |

The Dragonfly group now appears to be focused on compromising operational networks.

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Protect Your Data Now: Misconfigured Cloud Servers Expose Millions of Customer Records

September 06, 2017 |

A pair of misconfigured Amazon S3 buckets belonging to third party vendors exposed two companies' highly sensitive data.

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Apache Struts Update Patches Critical Vulnerabilities

September 05, 2017 |

Widely used Java framework is once again updating for some highly impactful issues.

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U.S. Deputy Attorney General Calls Encryption a Threat to Public Safety

September 05, 2017 |

And if tech companies don't provide access, Rosenstein said, "legislation may be necessary."

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The Ransomware Epidemic: 23 Million Spam Emails Distribute Locky in a Single Day

September 04, 2017 |

The campaign is just one of many currently distributing Locky ransomware.

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When Risk Management Means Life or Death: FDA Approves Recall of 465,000 RF-Enabled Pacemakers

September 01, 2017 |

Patients using the pacemakers will need to be provided with a firmware update by a medical professional.

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Reflected XSS Vulnerability in WordPress WooCommerce Patched

August 31, 2017 |

Widely used ecommerce module had a flaw that could have been used as a stepping stone to a larger attack.

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The Importance of Password Management: Spambot Server Exposes 711 Million Email Addresses

August 31, 2017 |

The data was found on a misconfigured server for the Onliner spambot.

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VMware Outlines 5 Pillars of Cyber Hygiene

August 30, 2017 |

At the VMworld 2017 conference, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger outlines the basics of improving cybersecurity.

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GDPR Readiness: Security Pros Counting on AI, Machine Learning for Data Protection

August 30, 2017 |

16 percent of IT security professionals say their company isn't preparing for GDPR at all, a recent survey found.

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Forcepoint Acquires RedOwl in UEBA Security Push

August 29, 2017 |

Forcepoint snaps up RedOwl, doubling down on user and entity behavior analytics technology to protect enterprise networks.

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The Current State of IoT Security: 8,000 IoT Login Credentials Posted Online

August 29, 2017 |

At least 1,774 of the devices were still accessible as of the end of last week.

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New Cyber Security Regulations Now in Force in New York

August 28, 2017 |

Financial services companies are now required to have a CISO, a written cyber security policy, and a fully funded and staffed cyber security program.

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Ransomware Insurance: Cyber Insurance May Be the Best Protection

August 25, 2017 |

Next to reliable data backups, a good cyber insurance policy may be your best protection against the damage wrought by ransomware attacks.

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