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Best Network Security Tools 2021

eSecurity Planet

Maintaining the integrity of networks and data is a critical consideration for every organization.

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DHS Unveils New Cybersecurity Requirements for Pipelines

Data Breach Today

Security Directive Issued Following Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack The Department of Homeland Security has issued a cybersecurity directive that requires the operators of oil and gas pipelines to report ransomware attacks and other security incidents to the government and take other security steps.


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What is Cyber Security Awareness and Why is it Important?

IT Governance

For all the talk of criminal hacking, ransomware infections and the technologies to prevent them, the key to protecting your organisation is cyber security awareness training. Indeed, according to Ponemon Institute’s Cost of a Data Breach Report 2020 , 23% of data breaches were caused by human error.

Boss of ATM Skimming Syndicate Arrested in Mexico

Krebs on Security

Florian “The Shark” Tudor , the alleged ringleader of a prolific ATM skimming gang that siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars from bank accounts of tourists visiting Mexico over the last eight years, was arrested in Mexico City on Thursday in response to an extradition warrant from a Romanian court.

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Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

ROUNDTABLE: Experts react to DHS assigning TSA to keep track of cyber attacks on pipelines

The Last Watchdog

The same federal agency that makes you take your shoes off and examines your belongings before boarding a flight will begin monitoring cyber incidents at pipeline companies. Related: DHS begins 60-day cybersecurity sprints. The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday issued a directive requiring all pipeline companies to report cyber incidents to DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA.).

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Pwned Passwords, Open Source in the.NET Foundation and Working with the FBI

Troy Hunt

I've got 2 massive things to announce today that have been a long time in the works and by pure coincidence, have aligned such that I can share them together here today. One you would have been waiting for and one totally out of left field.

Foreign hackers breached Russian federal agencies, said FSB

Security Affairs

FSB National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents (NKTsKI) revealed that foreign hackers have breached networks of Russian federal agencies.

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GUEST ESSAY: ‘World password day’ reminds us to embrace password security best practices

The Last Watchdog

We celebrated World Password Day on May 6, 2021. Related: Credential stuffing fuels account takeovers. Did you know that this unconventional celebration got its start in 2013, and that it’s now an official holiday on the annual calendar? Every year, the first Thursday in May serves as a reminder for us to take control of our personal password strategies. Passwords are now an expected and typical part of our data-driven online lives.

SolarWinds Attackers Return With Fresh Phishing Campaign

Data Breach Today

Microsoft: Russians Used Malicious Messages Portrayed as Coming From USAID A Russian group that was behind the massive SolarWinds supply chain attack has returned with a fresh phishing campaign, according to Microsoft. This new campaign compromised a marketing firm used by the U.S.

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

WhatsApp’s Fight With India Could Have Global Repercussions

WIRED Threat Level

The country’s “traceability” requirement would undermine the privacy of the encrypted messaging app’s users far beyond its borders. Security Security / Privacy

Qlocker ransomware leverages HBS flaw to infect QNAP NAS devices

Security Affairs

QNAP warns customers of updating the HBS 3 disaster recovery app to prevent Qlocker ransomware attack. Taiwanese vendor QNAP is warning its customers of updating the HBS 3 disaster recovery app running on their Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices to prevent Qlocker ransomware infections.

Last Watchdog podcast: Unwrapping ‘resilience’ guidance discussed at RSA Conference 2021

The Last Watchdog

Resilience was the theme of RSA Conference 2021 which took place virtually last week. Related: Web attacks spike 62 percent in 2020. I’ve been covering this cybersecurity gathering since 2004 and each year cybersecurity materially advances. By the same token, the difficulties of defending modern IT systems has redoubled as organizations try to balance security and productivity. The outside pressures are indeed as daunting as ever.

Iran Devises Way to Convert Oil to Bitcoin

Data Breach Today

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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!

A Never-Before-Seen Wiper Malware Is Hitting Israeli Targets

WIRED Threat Level

The malicious code, which masquerades as ransomware, appears to come from a hacking group with ties to Iran. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks

A malware attack hit the Alaska Health Department

Security Affairs

The Alaska health department website was forced offline by a malware attack, officials are investigating the incident. The website of the Alaska health department was forced offline this week by a malware attack.

SHARED INTEL: Akamai reports web attack traffic spiked 62 percent in 2020 — all sectors hit hard

The Last Watchdog

Some instructive fresh intelligence about how cyber attacks continue to saturate the Internet comes to us from Akamai Technologies. Related: DHS launches 60-day cybersecurity sprints. Akamai, which happens to be the Hawaiian word for “smart,” recently released its annual State of the Internet security report. As a leading global content delivery network (CDN), Akamai has a birdseye view of what is coursing through cyber space moment-by-moment.

Privacy Rights: GDPR Enforcement Celebrates Third Birthday

Data Breach Today

Regulators Increasingly 'Asking the Right Questions' After a Breach, Expert Says Where were you on May 25, 2018? That was the day when the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect.

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What E-Commerce Performance Metrics Are CTOs Monitoring?

In this eBook, Danny Miles, CTO of Dollar Shave Club, reveals an efficient framework for thinking about and prioritizing the performance metrics that matter most to him, providing a blueprint for fellow e-commerce CTOs to follow as they evaluate their own business.

Goodbye Internet Explorer—and Good Riddance

WIRED Threat Level

Microsoft will finally put the venerated, vulnerability-ridden browser out to pasture, but it's still got a year to cause some trouble. Security Security / Security News

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CVE-2021-31166 Windows HTTP flaw also impacts WinRM servers

Security Affairs

The wormable CVE-2021-31166 vulnerability in the HTTP Protocol Stack of the Windows IIS server also affects WinRM on Windows 10 and Server systems.

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How to Leverage Your Organization's Expertise


Knowledge is power - both in our personal lives and work lives. But, in our organizations, the management of this knowledge is one of the most crucial yet overlooked aspects of workplace progress.

Attackers Allegedly Target Russian Federal Networks

Data Breach Today

Russian Federal Executive Authorities Hit by Cyberattacks in 2020 An unidentified nation-state hacking group targeted several Russian federal agencies as part of part of cyberespionage campaign that compromised the country’s federal networks to steal sensitive data, according to a report released by Russian security firm Solar JSOC.

Product Analytics Playbook: Mastering Retention

Why do your users churn? In this guide you'll learn common product pitfalls and how to fix them.

Apple Exec Calls Mac Malware Levels Unacceptable Under Oath

WIRED Threat Level

Ireland's ransomware crisis continues, a Russian scammer gets sentenced, and more of the week's top security news. Security Security / Security News

Air India suffered a data breach, 4.5 million customers impacted

Security Affairs

Air India disclosed a data breach that impacted roughly 4.5 million of its customers, two months after its Passenger Service System provider SITA was hacked. Air India has disclosed a data breach that impacted 4.5

Chinese APT Groups Continue to Pound Away on Pulse Secure VPNs

Dark Reading

Security vendor says it has observed threat groups using a set of 16 tools specifically designed to attack Pulse Secure devices since April 2020

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Cyber Insurance: Higher Premiums, Limited Coverage

Data Breach Today

GAO Report Summarizes Market Trends The increasing number of cyberthreats, especially ransomware attacks, is leading some cyber insurers to raise premiums and limit some coverage in hard-hit sectors, such as healthcare and education, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office

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.

Welcoming the Trinidad & Tobago Government to Have I Been Pwned

Troy Hunt

Today I'm very happy to welcome the first Caribbean government to Have I Been Pwned, Trinidad & Tobago.

Conti Ransomware hit 16 US health and emergency Services, said FBI

Security Affairs

Conti ransomware targeted over 400 organizations worldwide, 290 in the US, and at least 16 healthcare and first responder networks. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed that the Conti ransomware gang has hit at least 16 healthcare and first responder organizations.

The SolarWinds Hackers Aren't 'Back.' They Never Went Away

WIRED Threat Level

A new phishing campaign from Russian spies targeted USAID among others. But it's less an escalation than a regression to the mean. Security Security / National Security Security / Security News