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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.

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.

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.

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.

Contact Center Cloud Migration Done Right

Speaker: Sheila McGee-Smith, Founder and Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics

Many companies are in the midst of migrating their contact center to the cloud. Understanding how best to execute the transition of premises to cloud is part of that process. Join contact center industry analyst and No Jitter blogger Sheila McGee-Smith as she discussed tried and true best practices for avoiding the potential pitfalls of CX migration.

How Does Encryption Work?

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The word “encryption” is synonymous with data protection, and most people are aware of its functionality in their day-to-day lives within a digital context.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

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.

NY Payroll Company Vanishes With $35 Million

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MyPayrollHR , a now defunct cloud-based payroll processing firm based in upstate New York, abruptly ceased operations this past week after stiffing employees at thousands of companies.

Microsoft Patches 2 Windows Flaws Already Being Exploited

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September's Patch Tuesday Addresses Elevation of Privileges Flaws As part of its September Patch Tuesday security update, Microsoft issued software fixes for two vulnerabilities in several versions of Windows that it says are being exploited by attackers in the wild.

Researchers: Emotet Botnet Is Active Again

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New Surge in Activity Spotted After Four-Month Absence Emotet, one of the most powerful malware-spreading botnets, is active again after a four-month absence, according to several security researchers who noticed a surge in activity primarily against U.S., and German targets starting on Monday

The Key to Strategic HR: Process Automation

Do you want to automate your HR processes, but don’t know where to start? In this eBook, PeopleDoc explores which processes benefit the most from automation, and how an HR Service Delivery platform can help get things off the ground.

Attacks Targeting IoT Devices and Windows SMB Surge

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Investigation Launched After Ecuadorian Records Exposed

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Hackers Hit Unpatched Pulse Secure and Fortinet SSL VPNs

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Vendors Issued Security Updates to Fix Severe Flaws Several Months Ago Patch or perish redux: Hackers are unleashing automated attacks to find and exploit known flaws in SSL VPNs manufactured by Fortinet and Pulse Secure to steal passwords.

Justice Department Sues Snowden Over Memoir

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Suit Seeks to Collect Book Profits Based on Alleged Violation of Nondisclosure Agreement The U.S.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Brokerage Firm Hit With $500,000 Data Breach Penalty

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Commission Finds That Phillip Capital Made Series of Missteps The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has hit Philips Capital Inc.,

Report: Encrypted Smartphone Takedown Outed Canadian Mole

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After Arresting Phantom Secure CEO, Authorities Reportedly Saw Secrets for Sale The Canadian government has arrested a senior intelligence official on charges of working as a mole.

A Ransomware Tale: Mayor Describes City's Decisions

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Mayor of New Bedford, Mass., Offers Details at a Press Conference The mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts, took the unusual step this week of holding a press conference to describe a recent ransomware attack and explain why the city decided not to pay the $5.3 million ransom that was demanded

Credit Card Theft Ringleader Pleads Guilty

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Fin7 Gang Tied to Theft of 15 Million Payment Cards From Restaurant Chains and Others One of the three Ukrainian men charged with leading the notorious Fin7 hacking group, which prosecutors say stole 15 million payment cards, has pleaded guilty to two federal charges

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NIST Issues Draft Guidance for Securing PACS

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Tips on Keeping Picture Archiving and Communications Systems Secure New draft guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology aims to help healthcare organizations improve the security of picture archiving and communications systems, or PACS

US Government Ban on Kaspersky Formalized

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Final Rule Includes Ban on Government Contractors Using Russian Firm's Products A final rule published in the Federal Register Tuesday officially bans U.S. government agencies and their contractors from buying or supporting Kaspersky security products

Australia to Update National Cybersecurity Strategy

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Government Invites Feedback on Addressing Cyber Challenges The Australian government is looking to update its national cybersecurity strategy by 2020. In preparation, it's released a discussion paper that seeks input from citizens, the business community, academics and other stakeholders

Secret Service Investigates Breach at U.S. Govt IT Contractor

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The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a breach at a Virginia-based government technology contractor that saw access to several of its systems put up for sale in the cybercrime underground, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

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Software Bugs: Gotta Catch 'Em All?

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Beyond 'Patch or Perish' - CISOs' Risk-Based Approach to Fixing Vulnerabilities Every week seems to bring a fresh installment of "patch or perish."

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Who Owns Your Wireless Service? Crooks Do.

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Incessantly annoying and fraudulent robocalls. Corrupt wireless company employees taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to unlock and hijack mobile phone service. Wireless providers selling real-time customer location data, despite repeated promises to the contrary.

Facebook: 419 Million Scraped User Phone Numbers Exposed

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Social Network Says Problem Fixed, But Techcrunch Reports Many Still Accurate Facebook has confirmed that unprotected databases containing more than 419 million users' phone numbers contained data scraped from the social network.

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Adoption of AI Surveillance Technology Surges

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China Is Leading Supplier, But Other Countries Catching Up, Report Finds Governments are rapidly adopting AI surveillance technology to advance political goals, according to a new report from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Hey Jack, How Was Your Account Hacked?

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Hackers Attempted DDoS Attack Against Utility: Report

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Analysis: Attackers Probed Weaknesses in Network Firewalls for 10 Hours Earlier this year, intruders probed weaknesses in the network firewalls of a U.S.

Texas Pummeled by Coordinated Ransomware Attack

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Cybercrime Campaign Counts 23 Victims - Mostly Local Government Entities State officials in Texas say that at least 23 local government entities have fallen victim to a coordinated ransomware attack unleashed on Friday morning.

National Patient ID Debate Intensifies

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Will Senate Follow House's Lead in Lifting Funding Ban?

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Report: S. Korean Company's Database Leaking Business Data

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Industrial Supplier DK-Lok's Unsecured Database Accesible Via Internet, Researchers Say Independent security researchers have found yet another unsecured database accessible via the internet. This time, the exposed data belongs to South Korean manufacturing company DK-Lok

US Sanctions 3 North Korean Hacking Groups

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Trump Administration Cites WannaCry, Sony Pictures, Bangladesh Bank Attacks As part of the U.S. government's continuing efforts to highlight the North Korean government's cyberattacks, the U.S.

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FBI Arrests Nigerian Suspect in $11 Million BEC Scheme

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Scam Targeted UK Affiliate of US Heavy Equipment Firm Caterpillar, Prosecutors Allege The FBI has arrested a Nigerian businessman for allegedly carrying out an $11 million business email compromise scheme that targeted a U.K. affiliate of U.S. heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar