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MY TAKE: What everyone should know about the promise and pitfalls of the Internet of Things

The Last Watchdog

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Dark Patterns: How Weaponized Usability Hurts Users

Data Breach Today

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Managed Attribution Threat Modeling

Adam Shostack

The more I learn about threat modeling, the more I think the toughest part is how we answer the question: “What can go wrong?” ” Perhaps that’s “finding threats.” ” Maybe it’s “discovering” or “eliciting” them. Maybe it’s analogizing from threats we know about. I’m not yet even sure what to call it. But what it does for us is valuable.

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What Is Single Sign-On, and How Can It Make Your Enterprise More Secure?

eSecurity Planet

We define single sign-on and how SSO solutions can be implemented to make your organization more secure

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Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

Innovation Lab: The Role of Blockchain in Information Governance

Everteam

Something is exciting about diving into innovative technology and figuring out how it can improve the way you do business. The blockchain is one of those technologies and in the information management world there are some interesting ways it is helping increase data security, accountability, and transparency. Blockchain – just the basics. With many resources out there that define and describe blockchain, I’m not going to spend a lot of time defining it.

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A Shortage in Common Sense: The Myth of the Talent Gap

The Falcon's View

I have a visceral reaction every time I encounter yet another article bemoaning the so-called "talent gap" or "labor gap" in cybersecurity. Having been in and out of the job market several times over the past decade (for better and, more often, for worse), I can honestly say this is utter nonsense.

Why Personal Data Privacy Needs a Customer-centric Focus

Collibra

When it comes to personal data privacy, it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. Headlines and social media are dominated by data breaches, resulting in both reputational and financial loss. Meanwhile, organizations are panicked about complying with the latest regulation deadline. In all of this, the customer’s relationship with both personal data privacy and the organization itself can get lost.

Forced Password Reset? Check Your Assumptions

Krebs on Security

MY TAKE: A primer on how ransomware arose to the become an enduring scourge

The Last Watchdog

“All we know is MONEY! Hurry up! Tik Tak, Tik Tak, Tik Tak!” This is an excerpt from a chilling ransom note Baltimore IT officials received from hackers who managed to lock up most of the city’s servers in May. The attackers demanded $76,000, paid in Bitcoin, for a decryption key. Baltimore refused to pay – choosing, instead, to absorb an estimated $18 million in recovery costs.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Malware Most Foul: Emotet, Trickbot, Cryptocurrency Miners

Data Breach Today

Researchers: Targeted Crime Attacks Surge, Continue to Blend With Nation-State Campaigns Banking Trojans and cryptocurrency mining malware continue to be among the most-seen types of malicious code used for nontargeted attacks. But cybercrime attackers are increasingly running targeted campaigns, security researchers warn

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NY Payroll Company Vanishes With $35 Million

Krebs on Security

MyPayrollHR , a now defunct cloud-based payroll processing firm based in upstate New York, abruptly ceased operations this past week after stiffing employees at thousands of companies. The ongoing debacle, which allegedly involves malfeasance on the part of the payroll company’s CEO, resulted in countless people having money drained from their bank accounts and has left nearly $35 million worth of payroll and tax payments in legal limbo.

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. Here’s a look at a recent spam campaign that peppered more than 100,000 business email addresses with fake legal threats harboring malware.

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. This group specializes in encouraging others to harass those targeted by their ire, and has claimed responsibility for dozens of bomb threats and “swatting” incidents, where police are tricked into visiting potentially deadly force on the target’s address.

The Best Data Retention Policy & Template To Get You Started

In this whitepaper from Onna, we will walk you through data retention best practices and provide you with a downloadable template to help you get organized and gain better visibility into your data’s lifecycle.

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. anti-virus software development firms, as well as remote access to the companies' neworks, warns fraud-prevention firm Advanced Intelligence

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How Not to Acknowledge a Data Breach

Krebs on Security

I’m not a huge fan of stories about stories, or those that explore the ins and outs of reporting a breach. But occasionally I feel obligated to publish such accounts when companies respond to a breach report in such a way that it’s crystal clear they wouldn’t know what to do with a data breach if it bit them in the nose, let alone festered unmolested in some dark corner of their operations.

Who Owns Your Wireless Service? Crooks Do.

Krebs on Security

Incessantly annoying and fraudulent robocalls. Corrupt wireless company employees taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to unlock and hijack mobile phone service. Wireless providers selling real-time customer location data, despite repeated promises to the contrary. A noticeable uptick in SIM-swapping attacks that lead to multi-million dollar cyberheists.

Leak Confirms Google Speakers Often Record Without Warning

Data Breach Today

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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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

Unsecured Database Leaves 8.4TB of Email Metadata Exposed

Data Breach Today

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. While it's not clear if anyone accessed the data, an attacker could have seen all email being sent or received by a specific person

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. Here’s a brief primer that attempts to break down what this settlement means for you, and what it says about the value of your identity. Q: What happened?

MY TAKE: Why DDoS weapons will proliferate with the expansion of IoT and the coming of 5G

The Last Watchdog

A couple of high-profile distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks will surely go down in history as watershed events – each for different reasons. Related: IoT botnets now available for economical DDoS blasts. In March 2013, several impossibly massive waves of nuisance requests – peaking as high as 300 gigabytes per second— swamped Spamhaus , knocking the anti-spam organization off line for extended periods.

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A Deep Dive on the Recent Widespread DNS Hijacking Attacks

Krebs on Security

The U.S. government — along with a number of leading security companies — recently warned about a series of highly complex and widespread attacks that allowed suspected Iranian hackers to siphon huge volumes of email passwords and other sensitive data from multiple governments and private companies. But to date, the specifics of exactly how that attack went down and who was hit have remained shrouded in secrecy.

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.

Cybercrime Gangs Advertise Fresh Jobs, Hacking Services

Data Breach Today

Offerings Abound on Darknet Forums; The Dark Overlord Seeks Multilingual Hackers Numerous cybercrime gangs continue to use darknet forums to seek fresh recruits, sell stolen data or advertise hacking services. One recent job listing from the data-leaking blackmail gang called The Dark Overlord sought technically proficient individuals who were fluent in Arabic, Chinese or German

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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. Police say the suspected lead administrator, an Israeli based in Brazil who has been arrested at a Paris airport, amassed bitcoins for referral fees worth millions of dollars

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US Cyber Command Warns of Outlook Vulnerability Exploits

Data Breach Today

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. Some researchers say the exploits could be tied to an Iranian-backed threat group

110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

Krebs on Security

A ransomware outbreak has besieged a Wisconsin based IT company that provides cloud data hosting, security and access management to more than 100 nursing homes across the United States. The ongoing attack is preventing these care centers from accessing crucial patient medical records, and the IT company’s owner says she fears this incident could soon lead not only to the closure of her business, but also to the untimely demise of some patients. Milwaukee, Wisc.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Hackers Hit Unpatched Pulse Secure and Fortinet SSL VPNs

Data Breach Today

Vendors Issued Security Updates to Fix Severe Flaws Several Months Ago Patch or perish redux: Hackers are unleashing automated attacks to find and exploit known flaws in SSL VPNs manufactured by Fortinet and Pulse Secure to steal passwords. The exploits come despite both vendors having released patches several months ago - Pulse Secure in April, Fortinet in May

Study: Ransomware, Data Breaches at Hospitals tied to Uptick in Fatal Heart Attacks

Krebs on Security

Hospitals that have been hit by a data breach or ransomware attack can expect to see an increase in the death rate among heart patients in the following months or years because of cybersecurity remediation efforts, a new study posits. Health industry experts say the findings should prompt a larger review of how security — or the lack thereof — may be impacting patient outcomes.

Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof

Krebs on Security

Phone numbers stink for security and authentication. They stink because most of us have so much invested in these digits that they’ve become de facto identities. At the same time, when you lose control over a phone number — maybe it’s hijacked by fraudsters, you got separated or divorced, or you were way late on your phone bill payments — whoever inherits that number can then be you in a lot of places online.