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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Security Flaw Exposed Valid Airline Boarding Passes

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Equifax Negotiates Potential $700 Million Breach Settlement

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Deal Prepped With Feds and State Attorneys General Includes Victim Compensation Credit reporting giant Equifax has negotiated a proposed settlement that could reach $700 million to resolve federal and state probes into its massive 2017 data breach, as well as a nationwide class action lawsuit.

FTC Reportedly Approves $5 Billion Facebook Fine

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Settlement Stems From Cambridge Analytica Incident After a long privacy investigation, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission voted to levy a $5 billion fine against Facebook, according to the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal

QuickBooks Cloud Hosting Firm iNSYNQ Hit in Ransomware Attack

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Cloud hosting provider iNSYNQ says it is trying to recover from a ransomware attack that shut down its network and has left customers unable to access their accounting data for the past three days.

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!

US Cyber Command Warns of Outlook Vulnerability Exploits

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Researchers Say Attackers Could Have Ties to Iranian-Backed APT Group The U.S. Cyber Command has issued a warning that attackers are attempting to exploit an older vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook to plant remote access Trojans or other types of malware within government networks.

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Despite BlueKeep Warnings, Many Organizations Fail to Patch

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More US Cities Battered by Ransomware

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Infected City Fires IT Manager; New Victims in Florida, Georgia More U.S. cities and other governmental units reportedly have been hit by ransomware in an unrelenting wave that has proved profitable for hackers. Here's a roundup of the latest incidents

Phishing Scheme Targets Amex Cardholders

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Researchers Say Campaign Uses Email Hyperlink Splits to Evade URL Filters Researchers have uncovered a new type of phishing campaign that is targeting American Express card users.

Payment Fraud: Criminals Enroll Stolen Cards on Apple Pay

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Fraud Fighters Also See Spikes in ATM Malware, Card Enrollment as a Service Fraudsters continue to get new tricks up their sleeves.

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Patient Record Snooping Incident Leads to GDPR Fine

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MongoDB Database Exposed 188 Million Records: Researchers

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Data Apparently Originated in a GitHub Repository Security researchers have found yet another unsecured database that left personal data exposed to the internet.

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Moving From Vulnerability Management to Vulnerability Response

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Syra Arif of ServiceNow on Essential Steps Shifting from vulnerability management to vulnerability response is becoming increasingly important, says Syra Arif of ServiceNow, who describes three essential steps

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British Airways Faces Record-Setting $230 Million GDPR Fine

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UpGuard: Unsecured Amazon S3 Buckets Exposed 1TB of Data

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Cloud-Based Databases Belonged to IT Firm Attunity Several unsecured Amazon S3 buckets belonging to IT services firm Attunity left at least 1TB of data, including files from companies such as Netflix, TD Bank and Ford, exposed to the internet, UpGuard researchers disclosed.

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Second Florida City Pays Up Following Ransomware Attack

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After Struggling With Recovery, City Negotiates a Ransom Payment A second small city in Florida is paying off cybercriminals to recover from a ransomware attack that crippled the municipality's local network. How much did Lake City agree to pay, and how much of that was covered by insurance

Phishing Campaign Tied to Amazon Prime Day

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Fraudsters Use Phishing Kit Called 16Shop, McAfee Reports In the run-up to Amazon Prime Day, some of the company's customers were being targeted by a phishing kit called 16Shop, according to McAfee researchers. The campaign is similar to an earlier attack that focused on Apple users

Party Like a Russian, Carder’s Edition

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“It takes a certain kind of man with a certain reputation.

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Tesla Vulnerability: A Bounty Hunter's Tale

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes the accidental discovery of a Tesla software vulnerability. Also featured: an analysis of the latest ransomware trends and insights from former federal advisers Richard Clarke and Robert Knake on cyber resilience

Unsecured Database Leaves 8.4TB of Email Metadata Exposed

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University Has Since Locked-Down Elasticsearch Server A security researcher found an unsecured database belonging to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China that contained 8.4TB of email metadata.

Who’s Behind the GandCrab Ransomware?

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The crooks behind an affiliate program that paid cybercriminals to install the destructive and wildly successful GandCrab ransomware strain announced on May 31, 2019 they were terminating the program after allegedly having earned more than $2 billion in extortion payouts from victims.

Ransomware: As GandCrab Retires, Sodinokibi Rises

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Ransom Payments to Crypto-Locking Malware Extortionists Are Surging With the GandCrab ransomware-as-service gang promising to retire - and free decryptors now aiding victims - rival Sodinokibi has already stepped into the void, security experts warn.

Instagram Shows Kids' Contact Details in Plain Sight

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Sharing Email Address, Phone Numbers May Be Risky, Experts Say Tens of thousands of minors on Instagram expose their email addresses and phone numbers, which child-safety and privacy experts say is worrisome.

Ex-Equifax CIO Gets 4-Month Prison Term for Insider Trading

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Researchers Disclose Vulnerability in Siemens' ICS Software

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Patch Issued in Light of Concerns Over Stuxnet-Like Attack Against Industrial Systems Researchers at the security firm Tenable uncovered a vulnerability in a Siemens software platform used to manage industrial control systems, and Siemens has issued a patch.

Leak Confirms Google Speakers Often Record Without Warning

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The Cost of 'Smart Home AI Assistants': Humans Review Audio of What People Say George Orwell's "1984" posited a world in which Big Brother monitored us constantly via "telescreens." But thanks to our "smart" AI home assistants - from Google, Amazon and others - we're increasingly installing the monitoring equipment ourselves, and it may "hear" much more than we realize

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Facebook Takes Down Pages Loaded With Malware

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Campaign Targeted Those Interested in Libyan Politics Malicious actors are increasingly using social media platforms to spread malware to unsuspecting victims.

BEC Scams Cost U.S. Companies $300 Million Per Month: Study

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Treasury Department Says an Average of 1,100 Businesses Scammed Each Month Business email compromise scams are surging, and they're costing U.S. companies a total of more than $300 million a month, according to a recently released analysis by the U.S. Treasury Department.

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Privileged Attack Vectors: Key Defenses

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