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NEW TECH: Early adopters find smart ‘Zero Trust’ access improves security without stifling innovation

The Last Watchdog

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Louisiana Declares Emergency After Malware Attacks

Data Breach Today

At Least One of Four School Districts Confirmed Ransomware Louisiana's governor issued an emergency declaration on Wednesday in response to a rash of malware infections, hitting some of the state's public schools. The move will allow the state to marshal more resources to deal with the incidents

The Unsexy Threat to Election Security

Krebs on Security

Much has been written about the need to further secure our elections, from ensuring the integrity of voting machines to combating fake news.

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 to Get Your Equifax Settlement Money

WIRED Threat Level

A settlement with the FTC means Equifax will pay victims of its breach $125 or more. Make sure it pay ups. Security Security / Security News

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It's Official: FTC Fines Facebook $5 Billion

Data Breach Today

Mark Zuckerberg Must Ensure Compliance With Commission's Order The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission officially announced a privacy settlement with Facebook that includes a record-setting $5 billion fine.

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Neo-Nazi SWATters Target Dozens of Journalists

Krebs on Security

Nearly three dozen journalists at a broad range of major publications have been targeted by a far-right group that maintains a Deep Web database listing the personal information of people who threaten their views.

German firms BASF, Siemens, Henkel hit by cyber attacks

Security Affairs

A new wave of cyber attacks carried out by a China-linked APT group hit German blue-chip companies BASF, Siemens, Henkel and others. On Wednesday, German blue-chip companies BASF, Siemens, Henkel along with a host of others confirmed they had been targeted by a wave of cyber attacks.

Attorney General William Barr on Encryption Policy

Schneier on Security

Yesterday, Attorney General William Barr gave a major speech on encryption policy -- what is commonly known as "going dark." Speaking at Fordham University in New York, he admitted that adding backdoors decreases security but that it is worth it.

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.

Equifax Negotiates Potential $700 Million Breach Settlement

Data Breach Today

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.

What You Should Know About the Equifax Data Breach Settlement

Krebs on Security

Big-three credit bureau Equifax has reportedly agreed to pay at least $650 million to settle lawsuits stemming from a 2017 breach that let intruders steal personal and financial data on roughly 148 million Americans.

A flaw in LibreOffice could allow the hack of your PC

Security Affairs

LibreOffice users have to know that their unpatched computers could be hacked by simply opening a specially crafted document. Bad news for LibreOffice users, the popular free and open-source office suite is affected by an unpatched remote code execution vulnerability.

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Software Developers and Security

Schneier on Security

According to a survey : "68% of the security professionals surveyed believe it's a programmer's job to write secure code, but they also think less than half of developers can spot security holes." And that's a problem.

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.

Marcus Hutchins Spared Prison Time in Malware Case

Data Breach Today

British Security Expert Pleaded Guilty to Creating Kronos Trojan Marcus Hutchins, who rose to fame by helping to stop the WannaCry ransomware attacks, was spared jail time on Friday after pleading guilty earlier this year to creating the Kronos banking malware

Before Mueller’s Testimony, Dems Demand More Election Security

WIRED Threat Level

Senate Democrats want to remind everyone that US elections are still at risk, and Congress could do more to protect them. Security Security / National Security

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0v1ru$ hackers breach FSB contractor SyTech and expose Russian intel projects

Security Affairs

SyTech , a contractor for the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) has been hacked, attackers stole data about interna l projects.

Hackers Expose Russian FSB Cyberattack Projects

Schneier on Security

More nation-state activity in cyberspace, this time from Russia : Per the different reports in Russian media, the files indicate that SyTech had worked since 2009 on a multitude of projects since 2009 for FSB unit 71330 and for fellow contractor Quantum.

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!

Consumer Advocates Criticize Equifax Settlement Plan

Data Breach Today

Two States Sit Out Proposed Settlement and Continue Their Own Lawsuits Equifax's move to settle federal and 48 states' probes, as well as class action lawsuits, would see breach victims being able to claim up to $20,000 for unreimbursed expenses.

Browser Extensions Scraped Data From Millions of People

WIRED Threat Level

Slack passwords, NSO spyware, and more of the week's top security news. Security Security / Security News

New APT34 campaign uses LinkedIn to deliver fresh malware

Security Affairs

The APT24 group continues its cyber espionage activity, its members were posing as a researcher from Cambridge to infect victims with three new malware. Experts at FireEye have uncovered a new espionage campaign carried out by APT34 APT group ( OilRig , and HelixKitten. Greenbug ) through LinkedIn.

Insider Logic Bombs

Schneier on Security

Add to the "not very smart criminals" file : According to court documents, Tinley provided software services for Siemens' Monroeville, PA offices for nearly ten years. Among the work he was asked to perform was the creation of spreadsheets that the company was using to manage equipment orders.

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Why Hackers Abuse Active Directory

Data Breach Today

From Ransomware to APT Attacks, AD Can Make Connecting to Systems Easy Warning: Attackers are abusing poorly secured and managed implementations of Microsoft Windows Active Directory to hack organizations and distribute ransomware.

$700 Million Equifax Fine Is Still Too Little, Too Late

WIRED Threat Level

For failing to safeguard Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and more, Equifax will pay up—but not enough, experts say. Security Security / Security News

China-Linked APT15 group is using a previously undocumented backdoor

Security Affairs

ESET researchers reported that China-linked cyberespionage group APT15 has been using a previously undocumented backdoor for more than two years.

Science Fiction Writers Helping Imagine Future Threats

Schneier on Security

The French army is going to put together a team of science fiction writers to help imagine future threats. Leaving aside the question of whether science fiction writers are better or worse at envisioning nonfictional futures, this isn't new.

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Facebook Fixing Messenger Kids App Flaw

Data Breach Today

Social Media Firm Sending Out Notifications to 'Thousands' of Parents Facebook is fixing a design flaw in its Messenger Kids app that allowed children under the age of 13 to enter into group chats with adults without their parents' permission

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Why EA Needs to Be Part of Your Digital Transformation Strategy

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Enterprise architecture (EA) isn’t dead, you’re just using it wrong. Part three of erwin’s digital transformation blog series. . I’ll let you in on a little secret: the rumor of enterprise architecture’s demise has been greatly exaggerated.