May, 2019

Change is scary. Disruption is scary. Being left behind is scarier

DXC Technology

The world of work is about to change dramatically. Truthfully, it already has been for some time, driven by stunning advances in digital technology and a shift in the job market toward a gig economy. But the already torrid pace of change will accelerate over the next 15 years, rendering unrecognizable many of the tools […]. Career Digital Transformation Leadership and Success adaptability change management collaboration critical thinking

Should Failing Phish Tests Be a Fireable Offense?

Krebs on Security

Would your average Internet user be any more vigilant against phishing scams if he or she faced the real possibility of losing their job after falling for one too many of these emails?

GUEST ESSAY: Only cloud-based security can truly protect cloud-delivered web applications

The Last Watchdog

Web applications have become central for the existence and growth of any business. This is partly the result of Software as a Service, or SaaS, becoming a preferred mode of consumption for software services.

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Crime Gang Advertises Stolen 'Anti-Virus Source Code'

Data Breach Today

Researchers: 'Fxmsp' Russian Hacking Collective Exploits Victims Via RDP and Active Directory The "Fxmsp" hacker collective has been advertising source code that it claims to have stolen from three top U.S.

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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!

How Encryption Became the Board’s New Best Friend

Thales eSecurity

Originally published in TEISS on May 1, 2019. For many years, encryption has been viewed as a burden on businesses – expensive, complex and of questionable value. How things have changed.

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Snapchat Employees Reportedly Spied on Private Snaps

WIRED Threat Level

Baltimore ransomware, a Trump golf hack, and more of the week's top security news. Security Security / Security News

Legal Threats Make Powerful Phishing Lures

Krebs on Security

Some of the most convincing email phishing and malware attacks come disguised as nastygrams from a law firm. Such scams typically notify the recipient that he/she is being sued, and instruct them to review the attached file and respond within a few days — or else.

GUEST ESSAY: Dear America, Facebook is an addictive digital drug of little productive value

The Last Watchdog

Social media consumers are getting wise to the joke that when the product is free, they’re the ones being sold. But despite the growing threat of consumer exploitation, Washington still shrinks from confronting our social media giants.

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FBI Shutters DeepDotWeb Portal; Suspected Admins Arrested

Data Breach Today

Suspects Accused of Receiving Bitcoins Worth Millions for Referral Fees The DeepDotWeb portal, which provided a guide to darknet marketplaces, has been shut down and its alleged administrators arrested.

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Privacy without borders: Reality or Fantasy?

Imagine a world in which every country shared a vision and a common set of principles to protect and regulate the use of personal data. It would make international business far simpler, provide citizens in every country with the same privacy rights.

Google Glitch Left Passwords Unprotected for 14 Years

Adam Levin

Google announced a glitch that stored unencrypted passwords belonging to several business customers, a situation that had been exploitable since 2005.

HiddenWasp, a sophisticated Linux malware borroes from Mirai and Azazel

Security Affairs

Security experts at Intezer have discovered a new Linux malware tracked as ‘HiddenWasp’ that borrows from Mirai, Azazel malicious codes. HiddenWasp is a new sophisticated Linux malware still undetected by the majority of anti-virus solutions.

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Facial Recognition Has Already Reached Its Breaking Point

WIRED Threat Level

Facial recognition technology has proliferated unchecked in the US so far. Congress finally seems ready to do something about it. Security Security / Privacy

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First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records

Krebs on Security

The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. NYSE:FAF ] leaked hundreds of millions of documents related to mortgage deals going back to 2003, until notified this week by KrebsOnSecurity.

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.

BEST PRACTICES: Mock phishing attacks prep employees to avoid being socially engineered

The Last Watchdog

Defending a company network is a dynamic, multi-faceted challenge that continues to rise in complexity, year after year after year. Related: Why diversity in training is a good thing. Yet there is a single point of failure common to just about all network break-ins: humans.

GDPR: Europe Counts 65,000 Data Breach Notifications So Far

Data Breach Today

$63 Million in Fines Imposed Since Privacy Law Went Into Full Effect European privacy authorities have received nearly 65,000 data breach notifications since the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect in May 2018.

PayPal's Beautiful Demonstration of Extended Validation FUD

Troy Hunt

Sometimes the discussion around extended validation certificates (EV) feels a little like flogging a dead horse. In fact, it was only September that I proposed EV certificates are already dead for all sorts of good reasons that have only been reinforced since that time.

VPNpro research: this Chinese-linked company secretly owns 10 VPNs with 86 million installs

Security Affairs

Innovative Connecting is actually a Chinese company that secretly owns 10 VPN products with a total of 86 million installs under its belt.

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!

Google Tracks What You Buy Online With Gmail

WIRED Threat Level

Adobe fixes, an executive order, and more of the week's top security news. Security Security / Security News

Account Hijacking Forum OGusers Hacked

Krebs on Security

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NEW TECH: DataLocker extends products, services to encrypt data on portable storage devices

The Last Watchdog

No matter how reliant we ultimately become on cloud storage and streaming media, it’s hard to image consumers ever fully abandoning removable storage devices. There’s just something about putting your own two hands on a physical device, whether it’s magnetic tape, or a floppy disk, or a CD.

After 2 Years, WannaCry Remains a Threat

Data Breach Today

Poorly Written Ransomware Still Infects Unpatched Systems Two years after WannaCry tore a path of destruction through the world, the ransomware remains a danger, with many systems still vulnerable to the EternalBlue or EternalRomance exploits that started it all

Germany Talking about Banning End-to-End Encryption

Schneier on Security

Der Spiegel is reporting that the German Ministry for Internal Affairs is planning to require all Internet message services to provide plaintext messages on demand, basically outlawing strong end-to-end encryption. Anyone not complying will be blocked, although the article doesn't say how.

Google white hat hacker found code execution flaw in Notepad

Security Affairs

The popular white hat hacker Tavis Ormandy has announced the discovery of a code execution vulnerability in Microsoft’s Notepad text editor. The Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy announced the discovery of a code execution flaw in Microsoft’s Notepad text editor.

How to Spring Clean Your Digital Clutter to Protect Yourself

WIRED Threat Level

You don't have to get your hands dirty to do the most important spring cleaning of the year. Security Security / Security Advice

Microsoft Patches ‘Wormable’ Flaw in Windows XP, 7 and Windows 2003

Krebs on Security

MY TAKE: New ‘cyberthreat index’ shows SMBs cognizant of big risks, ill-prepared to deal with them

The Last Watchdog

Small and midsize businesses — so-called SMBs — face an acute risk of sustaining a crippling cyberattack. This appears to be even more true today than it was when I began writing about business cyber risks at USA TODAY more than a decade ago. Related: ‘Malvertising’ threat explained However, one small positive step is that company decision makers today, at least, don’t have their heads in the sand.

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DHS Reportedly Warns of Chinese-Made Drones Stealing Data

Data Breach Today

Drones May Be Sending Data Back to China, According to News Reports The Department of Homeland Security is warning that Chinese-made drones could be sending sensitive data back to their manufacturers, where it can be accessed by the government, according to news reports