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?

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

The Last Watchdog

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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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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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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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.

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.

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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How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Securing Sensitive Data in Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Thales eSecurity

The Cloud Security Challenge. It’s no secret that cloud technology usage is pervasive among enterprises. According to the 2019 Thales Data Threat Report -Global Edition, some 90 percent of 1,200 responding data security professionals worldwide report their organizations are using the cloud.

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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.

Why Are Cryptographers Being Denied Entry into the US?

Schneier on Security

In March, Adi Shamir -- that's the "S" in RSA -- was denied a US visa to attend the RSA Conference. He's Israeli. This month, British citizen Ross Anderson couldn't attend an awards ceremony in DC because of visa issues. You can listen to his recorded acceptance speech.)

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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 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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.

Microsoft’s First Windows XP Patch in Years Is a Very Bad Sign

WIRED Threat Level

A very bad vulnerability in Windows XP could have serious ramifications, even with a patch. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks

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.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Schneier on Security

I don't have a lot of good news for you. The truth is there's nothing we can do to protect our data from being stolen by cybercriminals and others.

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

Krebs on Security

Microsoft today is taking the unusual step of releasing security updates for unsupported but still widely-used Windows operating systems like XP and Windows 2003 , citing the discovery of a “wormable” flaw that the company says could be used to fuel a fast-moving malware threat like the WannaCry ransomware attacks of 2017.

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

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

How Hackers Broke WhatsApp With Just a Phone Call

WIRED Threat Level

All it took to compromise a smartphone was a single phone call over WhatsApp. The user didn't even have to pick up the phone. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks

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LulZSec and Anonymous Ita hackers published sensitive data from 30,000 Roman lawyers

Security Affairs

A group of hackers has stolen and published online sensitive data of 30,000 Roman lawyers, including the Mayor of Rome. The announcement was made on Twitter by Lulzsec and Anonymous Ita.

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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.

Account Hijacking Forum OGusers Hacked

Krebs on Security

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

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

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