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6 Android Phone Encryption Pros and Cons You Should Know

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Encryption is a hot topic lately, especially as people have growing concerns about data security. If you’re thinking about encrypting your Android, here are some Android phone encryption pros and cons to help you decide what to do. It’s a Security Booster One of the top reasons why many people encrypt their Android devices … + Read More. The post 6 Android Phone Encryption Pros and Cons You Should Know appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

5 Cyber Security Laws and Regulations You Need to Know

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Cyber security is increasingly relevant. The number of data breaches in the U.S. reached 1.2 million in 2018, with over 446.5 million records exposed. The country witnessed the largest data breach in its history when Yahoo revealed that hackers stole data related to at least 500 million accounts. Clearly, it’s critical to keep informed of … + Read More. The post 5 Cyber Security Laws and Regulations You Need to Know appeared first on Productivity Bytes.


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5 Best Free Anti-Malware Programs for Your Computer

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Computers are great when they work well and intensely frustrating when they don’t. You may have done the same thing that many people do to keep computer-related problems at bay, which is to download and install anti-virus software. That’s a practical first step, but anti-malware software is also beneficial. What’s the Difference Between Anti-Virus and … + Read More. The post 5 Best Free Anti-Malware Programs for Your Computer appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

What You Need to Know About Voice Hacking

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As technology advances, more weaknesses and vulnerabilities appear that hackers can use to take advantage of their victims, like phishing, voice hacking and more. Identity theft is one of the most damaging forms of cybercrime, and voice hacking is a subset of that. This kind of attack involves collecting or stealing audio samples that can … + Read More. The post What You Need to Know About Voice Hacking appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Cybersecurity News Bytes apps news security

The Unexpected Cost of Data Copies

This paper will discuss why organizations frequently end up with multiple data copies and how a secure "no-copy" data strategy enabled by the Dremio data lake service can help reduce complexity, boost efficiency, and dramatically reduce costs.

5 Best Cyber Security Companies to Work For in 2019

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Technology has been the hot-to-trot job market for some time now. But not all tech. companies are created equal. If you’re currently pounding pavement looking for new work, it helps to be targeted and have an idea of the type of company you want to work for. Many tech companies have expanded what employees expect … + Read More. The post 5 Best Cyber Security Companies to Work For in 2019 appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Cybersecurity security tech

Should You Be Worried About Apps Tracking Personal Data?

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For years now, maybe even decades, we’ve been living in a digital age. Anything and everything we do is quantified as data. The products we buy and prefer. The websites, apps, and media we consume. The places we go. All this information and more is being parsed into digital files, and it gets fed back … + Read More. The post Should You Be Worried About Apps Tracking Personal Data? appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Big Data Cybersecurity apps gadgets security tech

What You Need to Know About the iMessage Security Flaw

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Apple has been in the news a lot lately, and most of the stories are about encryption. It’s currently in a battle with the FBI about adding a back door to its encryption software to allow law enforcement to access files on a locked iPhone, and now the software is coming under fire again. Researchers … + Read More. The post What You Need to Know About the iMessage Security Flaw appeared first on Productivity Bytes. Cybersecurity News Bytes apps productivity security

Are Your Wireless Gadgets Vulnerable to Hacking?

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Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to breach a system, through both hardware and software vulnerabilities. That’s why researchers and white hat hackers — the good guys — use pre-emptive measures to find these vulnerabilities. They hack into a system, bring attention to problem areas, and hopefully allow companies to fix the issue in … + Read More. The post Are Your Wireless Gadgets Vulnerable to Hacking? appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

What You Need to Know About the Recent FBI Hack

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You know things are getting pretty bad when government agencies like the IRS and the Department of Homeland Security have experienced data breaches. Hackers were able to collect and make public the data records of nearly 10,000 Department of Homeland Security employees. Sadly, that’s not the end of it. The same hackers recently published the … + Read More. The post What You Need to Know About the Recent FBI Hack appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

Insights on Choosing an Identity Verification Solution Provider

Sort through today’s crowded identity verification solutions landscape with our guide, designed to help you choose the right provider based on your unique needs.

What We Can Learn From the Hacking Team Hack

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There is one word that strikes fear into the heart of government agencies and firms engaged in dealings of a secretive and questionable nature. Hacktivism” has inspired decentralized groups of hackers dedicated to routing out unlawful espionage, corporate greed and human rights violations wherever they occur. And sometimes other hackers are the target of such … + Read More. The post What We Can Learn From the Hacking Team Hack appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized

Krebs on Security

The DarkSide ransomware affiliate program responsible for the six-day outage at Colonial Pipeline this week that led to fuel shortages and price spikes across the country is running for the hills.

A Closer Look at the DarkSide Ransomware Gang

Krebs on Security

The FBI confirmed this week that a relatively new ransomware group known as DarkSide is responsible for an attack that caused Colonial Pipeline to shut down 5,550 miles of pipe , stranding countless barrels of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel on the Gulf Coast.

Colonial Pipeline Starts Recovery from Ransomware

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Report: DarkSide Ransomware Gang Infected Fuel Supplier Colonial Pipeline Company has restored smaller pipelines that ship fuels to the U.S. East Coast after a ransomware incident, but its larger ones are still offline as it assesses safety. Citing U.S.

Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

FBI: DarkSide Ransomware Used in Colonial Pipeline Attack

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Company Moves Into Remediation Phase; White House Monitoring Incident The FBI and White House confirmed Monday that the DarkSide ransomware variant was used in the Friday attack that caused disruptions at Colonial Pipeline Co., which operates a pipeline that supplies fuel throughout the eastern U.S.

DarkSide's Pipeline Ransomware Hit: Strictly Business?

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Affiliate-Driven Ransomware-as-a-Service Operations Keep Generating Big Profits "It's not personal. It's strictly business."

Paying a Ransom: Does It Really Encourage More Attacks?

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The Debate Over Impact of Colonial Pipeline's Apparent Ransom Payment Some cybersecurity experts question the contentions of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and another member of Congress, who say a $5 million ransom reportedly paid by Colonial Pipeline Co.

DarkSide Ransomware Gang Says It Has Shut Down

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Colonial Pipeline Attack Used DarkSide Malware The gang behind DarkSide ransomware, which U.S. authorities say was used in the attack against Colonial Pipeline Co., says it's closed its ransomware-as-a-service operation after losing access to part of its infrastructure

Use It, Save It, Or Lose It: Spring Cleaning for Information Governance

Speaker: Speakers Michelle Kirk of Georgia Pacific, Darla White of Sanofi, & Scott McVeigh of Onna

As an organization’s most valuable asset, data should be cared for and integrated, managed, archived, and deleted as appropriate. Join Onna, Georgia Pacific, and Sanofi for this on-demand webinar as they discuss proactive, practical steps for kicking off your organization's own digital cleanup.

ParkMobile Breach Exposes License Plate Data, Mobile Numbers of 21M Users

Krebs on Security

Someone is selling account information for 21 million customers of ParkMobile , a mobile parking app that’s popular in North America. The stolen data includes customer email addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, license plate numbers, hashed passwords and mailing addresses.

533 Million Facebook Account Records Posted to Forum

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Facebook Says Data Comes from Previously Reported 2019 Incident A security researcher found more than 500 million Facebook records made available for free on the darknet, exposing basic user information including any phone numbers associated with accounts.

Spear-Phishing Campaign Targets Aviation Sector

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Microsoft: Attackers Are Spreading Remote Access Trojans A spear-phishing campaign is targeting aviation companies, using malicious documents that deliver information-stealing malware, according to alerts from Microsoft Security Intelligence

Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach “Catastrophic”

Krebs on Security

On Jan. 11, Ubiquiti Inc. NYSE:UI] — a major vendor of cloud-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as routers, network video recorders and security cameras — disclosed that a breach involving a third-party cloud provider had exposed customer account credentials.

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Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

Colonial Pipeline Restarts Operations Following Attack

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Company Says It Will Take Several Days to Restore Supply Chain Colonial Pipeline Co. announced Wednesday that it had restarted its operations following a ransomware attack last Friday. The company says it will take several days to restore all of its supply chain operations

Facebook Tries to 'Scrape' Its Way Through Another Breach

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Social Network Attempts 'Not Hacking' Spin on Theft of 533 Million Users' Details Facebook has been attempting to dismiss the appearance of a massive trove of user data by claiming it wasn't hacked, but scraped.

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Experian API Exposed Credit Scores of Most Americans

Krebs on Security

Big-three consumer credit bureau Experian just fixed a weakness with a partner website that let anyone look up the credit score of tens of millions of Americans just by supplying their name and mailing address, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

Malicious Office 365 Apps Are the Ultimate Insiders

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Phishers targeting Microsoft Office 365 users increasingly are turning to specialized links that take users to their organization’s own email login page.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

US Pulls Back Curtain on Russian Cyber Operations

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Foreign Intelligence Service's Techniques, Partners Revealed While the Biden administration is betting that the latest round of sanctions aimed at Russia and its economy will help deter the country's cyber operations, several U.S.

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US and UK Issue Joint Alert on Russian Cyber Activity

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SVR's TTPs and General Tradecraft Detailed U.S. and U.K.


Biden's Cybersecurity Executive Order: 4 Key Takeaways

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White House Puts Focus on 'Zero Trust,' Software Standards, Information Sharing By issuing a sweeping cybersecurity executive order on Wednesday, the Biden administration is attempting to take a critical step to address security issues that have come to light after recent cyberattacks.

Ransomware Attack Leads to IT Shutdown for Irish Hospitals

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Conti Ransomware Blamed; No Ransom Paid After Health Service Executive, Ireland’s state health services provider, shut down all its IT systems serving hospitals in the wake of a ransomware attack early Friday, some security experts praised its decisive action and refusal to pay a ransom

Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

ISMG Editors’ Panel: Analysis of Colonial Pipeline Attack

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Insights on DarkSide Ransomware Gang, Securing Critical Infrastructure Four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss the Colonial Pipeline attack, providing insights on the DarkSide ransomware gang and securing critical infrastructure

More Healthcare Disruptions Tied to Vendor Incidents

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Pharmacy Administration Vendor, EMR Hosting Firm Among Latest Victims Two companies that serve the healthcare sector have reported disruptive cyber incidents affecting their clients, the latest in a string of similar supply chain incidents


Colonial Pipeline Attack: 'We're Simply Unprepared'

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CISO Bernie Cowens on Mitigating the Vulnerabilities of Critical Infrastructure Facilities As former CISO of Pacific Gas & Electric, Bernie Cowens knows plenty about cybersecuring the nation's critical infrastructure.

NIST Seeks Input on HIPAA Security Rule Guidance Update

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But Is It Time to Overhaul the Rule Itself? The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public comment as it plans to update its 2008 guidance for implementing the HIPAA Security Rule. But is it time to update the security rule itself

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!