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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 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.

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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.

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.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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.

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.

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.

Future-Proofing Your Information Governance Strategy

Speaker: Crystal Cao, Lindsey Simon & Lisa Ripley

Join Onna and experts from Quip, Airbnb, and Oracle for this live webinar as they dive into proactive data deletion policies, retention strategies, and legal hold practices that are essential to a modern enterprise information governance strategy.

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.

How Ekans Ransomware Targets Industrial Control Systems

Data Breach Today

Researchers Identified Malware Variants With Advanced Capabilities Researchers with FortiGuard Labs have uncovered two samples of the Ekans ransomware strain that offer some additional insight into how the crypto-locking malware targets industrial control systems, according to a new report.

Just How Lucrative Are BEC Scams?

Data Breach Today

Suspect Laundered Millions, Flaunted His Wealth on Social Media, Prosecutors Say A Nigerian national who has been extradited to the United States allegedly laundered millions of dollars stolen in business email compromise scams, according to the Justice Department.

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‘BlueLeaks’ Exposes Files from Hundreds of Police Departments

Krebs on Security

Hundreds of thousands of potentially sensitive files from police departments across the United States were leaked online last week.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Delivery Hero Confirms Foodora Data Breach

Data Breach Today

Personal Details on 727,000 Accounts in 14 Countries Leaked Delivery Hero, the online food delivery service, has confirmed a data breach of its Foodora brand.

Hey Alexa. Is This My Voice Or a Recording?

Data Breach Today

Researchers Develop Tool to Detect Replay Attacks Against Voice Assistants Voice-controlled assistants can be fooled by replaying a recording of someone's voice.

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US Now Accuses Assange of Conspiring With Hacking Groups

Data Breach Today

Superseding Indictment Expands Scope of Case, But Doesn't Add Charges The U.S Department of Justice unsealed a superseding indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that expands the scope of the government's case against him.

7 Ransomware Trends: Gangs Join Forces, Decryptors Improve

Data Breach Today

Can't Stop the Crypto-Locking Malware Attacks? Criminals Keep Hitting Big Targets Ransomware gangs continue to innovate: Recently, reports have emerged of collaboration between the Maze and Lockbit gangs, and REvil not just leaking stolen data for free, but auctioning it off to the highest bidder.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

NASA Still Struggling With Agency-Wide Cybersecurity Program

Data Breach Today

IG Report Finds Agency's Infrastructure Remains Tempting Target for Hackers A recent Inspector General's report finds that NASA still struggles with implementing an agency-wide cybersecurity policy despite spending approximately $2.3 billion on IT, networking and security technology in 2019.

Turn on MFA Before Crooks Do It For You

Krebs on Security

Hundreds of popular websites now offer some form of multi-factor authentication (MFA), which can help users safeguard access to accounts when their password is breached or stolen.

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Patching Urged as F5 BIG-IP Vulnerability Exploited

Data Breach Today

Researchers Say Exploited Flaw Could Lead to Complete System Compromises Security researchers warn that the number of exploit attempts targeting a critical vulnerability in F5 Networks' BIG-IP networking products has steadily increased since the company first announced the flaw late last week.

Gamaredon Group Using Fresh Tools to Target Outlook

Data Breach Today

Suspected Russia-Linked Hackers Have Previously Focused on Ukraine The Gamaredon hacking group is now using a new set of malicious tools to compromise Microsoft Outlook as a way of sending spear-phishing emails to victims' contact lists, according to security firm ESET.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

City Pays Ransom Despite Pre-Ransomware Outbreak Hack Alert

Data Breach Today

DoppelPaymer Hit Comes as Ransomware Attacks - and Data-Leaking Shakedowns - Surge The attack sounds ripped from an episode of TV show "24": Hackers have infiltrated a government network, and they're days away from unleashing ransomware.

FEMA IT Specialist Charged in ID Theft, Tax Refund Fraud Conspiracy

Krebs on Security

An information technology specialist at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was arrested this week on suspicion of hacking into the human resource databases of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in 2014, stealing personal data on more than 65,000 UPMC employees, and selling the data on the dark web.

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7 Ransomware Trends: Gangs Join Forces, Auction Stolen Data

Data Breach Today

Can't Stop the Crypto-Locking Malware Attacks? Criminals Keep Hitting Big Targets Ransomware gangs keep innovating: Maze has begun leaking data on behalf of both Lockbit and RagnarLocker, while REvil has started auctioning data - from victims who don't meet its ransom demands - to the highest bidder.

Top Ransomware Attack Vectors: RDP, Drive-By, Phishing

Data Breach Today

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Payment Card Skimmer Attacks Hit 8 Cities

Data Breach Today

Trend Micro: 5 of the Cities Had Previously Been Victims of Magecart-Style Attacks Eight U.S.

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Nephilim Ransomware Gang Tied to Citrix Gateway Hacks

Data Breach Today

Alerts: Vulnerabilities in 6 Medical Devices

Data Breach Today

DHS Warns of Security Issues in Devices from Baxter, BD and Biotronik Federal authorities are sounding the alarm about cybersecurity vulnerabilities in six medical devices from three manufacturers. The device makers are providing risk mitigation advice

Report: Tycoon Ransomware Targets Windows, Linux Systems

Data Breach Today

Attacks Targeting Education and Software Companies Started in December 2019 A sophisticated strain of ransomware called Tycoon has been selectively targeting education and software companies since December 2019, according to a joint report released by BlackBerry and KPMG.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

US Cyber Command Alert: Patch Palo Alto Networks Products

Data Breach Today

Critical' Authentication Bypass Risk Posed by Easy-to-Exploit PAN-OS Software Flaw Palo Alto Networks product alert: All users should immediately patch a "critical" flaw in Pan-OS that can be remotely exploited to bypass authentication and take full control of systems or gain access to networks, U.S.

Florence, Ala. Hit By Ransomware 12 Days After Being Alerted by KrebsOnSecurity

Krebs on Security

In late May, KrebsOnSecurity alerted numerous officials in Florence, Ala. that their information technology systems had been infiltrated by hackers who specialize in deploying ransomware.

MY TAKE: Remote classes, mobile computing heighten need for a security culture in K-12 schools

The Last Watchdog

Parents have long held a special duty to protect their school-aged children from bad actors on the Internet.

Kubeflow Targeted in XMRig Monero Cryptomining Campaign

Data Breach Today

Researchers: Admin Shortcut May Have Opened the Door to Hackers Microsoft's Azure Security Center has detected a new hacking campaign that for the first time specifically targets the Kubeflow platform on Kubernetes and uses XMRig cryptominer to mine for monero across multiple clusters

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Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.