NEW TECH: DataLocker introduces encrypted flash drive — with key pad

The Last Watchdog

One sliver of the $90 billion, or so, companies are expected to spend this year on cybersecurity products and services is an estimated $85 million they will shell out for encrypted flash drives. DataLocker honed its patented approach to manufacturing encrypted portable drives and landed some key military and government clients early on; the company has continued branching out ever since. The encryption in our products is handled by a chip inside the actual hardware itself.

GCHQ implements World War II cipher machines in encryption app CyberChef

Security Affairs

UK intelligence agency GCHQ released emulators for World War II cipher machines (Enigma, Typex and The Bombe) that can be executed in the encryption app CyberChef. The post GCHQ implements World War II cipher machines in encryption app CyberChef appeared first on Security Affairs.

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Calculating the Benefits of the Advanced Encryption Standard

Schneier on Security

NIST has completed a study -- it was published last year, but I just saw it recently -- calculating the costs and benefits of the Advanced Encryption Standard.

Apple Battling with the Government Again Over Breaking iPhone Encryption of Mass Shooters: Data Privacy Trends

eDiscovery Daily

Remember back in 2016 when Apple with in a court battle with the Department of Justice over giving investigators access to encrypted data on the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters? We feel strongly encryption is vital to protecting our country and our users’ data.”.

Facebook Will Shift to Emphasize Encrypted Ephemeral Messages, Zuckerberg Says: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery Daily

In a post to Facebook last week, founder Mark Zuckerberg outlined a vision of the future that includes end-to-end encryption and an ephemeral lifespan for private messages and photos.

ICO Stresses Importance of Encryption for Data Security

Hunton Privacy

On August 28, 2013, on the UK Information Commissioner’s Office’s (“ICO’s”) blog, Simon Rice, Technology Group Manager for the ICO, discussed the importance of encryption as a data security measure. He stated that storing any personal information is “inherently risky” but encryption can be a “simple and effective means” to safeguard personal information and reduce the risk of security breaches. Selecting the Correct Encryption Method. Safeguarding the Encryption Key.

Personal data breaches in schools, to report or not to report?

IT Governance

Where data has been encrypted, such as on a laptop, mobile device, memory stick or email, the breach does not need to be reported, however sensitive the data is. BreachReady Education EU GDPR Data breaches education GDPR schools

How situational analysis helps your school become #BreachReady

IT Governance

Introduce device encryption. Encrypting devices such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones and memory sticks protects the data they hold if they are lost or stolen. Education #BreachReady education GDPR

How to Keep Your Information Safe for Data Privacy Day 2020

Thales eSecurity

An extension of the celebration for Data Protection Day in Europe, Data Privacy Day functions as the signature event of the National Cyber Security Centre’s ongoing education and awareness efforts surrounding online privacy. Encryption.

Payroll Provider Gives Extortionists a Payday

Krebs on Security

19, Apex was alerted that its systems had been infected with a destructive strain of ransomware that encrypts computer files and demands payment for a digital key needed to unscramble the data. “When they encrypt the data, that happens really fast,” he said.

iNSYNQ Ransom Attack Began With Phishing Email

Krebs on Security

Because of the quick reaction we had, we were able to contain the encryption part” to roughly 50 percent of customer systems, he said. “For these infections hackers take sometimes days, weeks, or even months to encrypt your data.”

Halloween: The curse of data

Thales eSecurity

How to survive – Rather than walking down that dark alley assuming they’ll be fine, businesses need to educate themselves on the threats out there and start taking a security first approach. We’ve all watched a horror film and said “why are you doing that?!”

The state of European cybersecurity and lessons to learn

Thales eSecurity

Encryption, encryption, encryption. Only 27% of European organisations encrypt their data, leaving the door wide open to the likes of cyber-criminals and hacktivists.

New ‘PyXie’ Python RAT targets multiple industries

Security Affairs

“Analysts have observed evidence of the threat actors attempting to deliver ransomware to the healthcare and education industries with PyXie.” The threat actors behind PyXie were observed attempting to deliver ransomware to the healthcare and education industries with this new RAT.

New Bedford city infected with Ryuk ransomware, but did not pay $5.3M ransom

Security Affairs

RYUK encrypts, or renders inaccessible, the data stored on computer servers and workstations. In order to potentially unlock the encrypted data, the operator must then make a payment to acquire a decryption key from the attacker to access its data.

SHARED INTEL: How digital certificates could supply secure identities for enterprise blockchains

The Last Watchdog

Early adopters are trial-running Hyperledger blockchains in trade financing, in education and training programs and in supply chains for certain vertical industries. Blockchain gave rise to Bitcoin.

FTC Enters into Memorandum of Understanding with Dutch Data Protection Authority

Hunton Privacy

The Memorandum also discusses protective measures for transmitting information related to a request for assistance on a privacy-related matter, such as encryption or maintaining materials in secured, restricted locations. Federal Law Consumer Protection Cross-Border Data Flow Data Protection Authority Edith Ramirez Encryption Federal Trade Commission Information Commissioners Office Ireland Jacob Kohnstamm Netherlands United Kingdom

DePriMon downloader uses a never seen installation technique

Security Affairs

The group is very sophisticated and used zero-day exploits and complex malware to conduct targeted attacks against governments and organizations in almost every industry, including financial, energy, telecommunications, and education, aerospace.

Decrypting HiddenTear Ransomware for free with HT Brute Forcer

Security Affairs

In 2015, the Turkish security researchers Utku Sen published the HiddenTear ransomware, the first open source ransomware, for educational purposes. Click on the Browse Sample button and choose an encrypted PNG file.

Guy Fawkes Day – LulzSec Italy hit numerous organizations in Italy

Security Affairs

Included in the breaches were Italy’s National Research Center , The Institute for Education Technologies , the ILIESI Institute for the European Intellectual Lexicon , National Mining Office for Hydrocarbons and Geo-resources , Ministry of Economic Development , State Police Association , Fratelli D’Italia , Lega Nord Trentino , Partito Democratico Siena , TV Trentino , Technapoli Equitalia , State Archives S.I.A.S. National Association of Professional Educators.

Boosting Your Data Protection Strategy in 2019

Archive Document Data Storage

Use Encryption Software. You can protect your data from hackers by encrypting your data. Encryption software scrambles your emails and files, so only authorised end users with the encryption key can unlock and read them. Several software providers offer high-security encryption software. Schedule ongoing training sessions to educate your staff about evolving risks and data breach prevention strategies. 2018 was a banner year for data breaches in the UK.

Maastricht University finally paid a 30 bitcoin ransom to crooks

Security Affairs

It is unclear if the attackers have exfiltrated data from the systems before encrypting them. The attacker focused on encrypting data files in the Windows domain.

CyberSecurity Hall of Fame

Adam Shostack

Hoffman, Distinguished Research Professor of Computer Science, The George Washington University; Horst Feistel, Cryptographer and Inventor of the United States Data Encryption Standard (DES); Paul Karger, High Assurance Architect, Prolific Writer and Creative Inventor; Butler Lampson, Adjunct Professor at MIT, Turing Award and Draper Prize winner; Leonard J. Congratulations to the 2016 winners ! Dan Geer, Chief Information Security Officer at In-Q-Tel; Lance J.

Mozilla Releases Annual Privacy Guide to Holiday Shopping

Adam Levin

It released the guide to educate consumers about privacy and tech, by providing a list of connected devices ranked by privacy and security. The Mozilla Foundation has released the second installation of *Privacy Not included, the organization’s annual privacy guide to internet-connected gifts.

Three Strategies for Big Data Security

Thales eSecurity

Encryption and access controls for underlying platforms (35% global and U.S.). Thales eSecurity’s Vormetric Transparent Encryption for data at rest is ideal for this approach, and with it, we would expect no noticeable degradation in system response.

Finding the Best Business Cloud Storage with Advanced Security Features – Plus 3 Bonus Security Tips


Data Encryption. Encrypting your data makes it essentially useless to hackers. Even if they’re able to access customer credit card information, confidential project documents, or employee social security numbers, they won’t be able to make sense of any of it, if it’s encrypted.

Nodersok malware delivery campaign relies on advanced techniques

Security Affairs

About 3% of the infected systems belong to organizations in different sectors, including education, professional services, healthcare, finance, and retail. based payload, and a bunch of encrypted files.

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China-linked APT41 group targets US-Based Research University

Security Affairs

The group hit entities in several industries, including the gaming, healthcare, high-tech, higher education, telecommunications, and travel services industries. Security experts at FireEye observed Chinese APT41 APT group targeting a web server at a U.S.-based based research university.

Don’t gift cyber attackers access to your organisation this Christmas

IT Governance

This means that even if hackers can get to the area or file that stores the password, the information will be encrypted. Educate your employees on cyber security risks. Educated and informed employees are your first line of defence when it comes to information security.

French DPA Releases New Guidance on Personal Data Security

Hunton Privacy

Educating users on data security risks. Encryption. European Union Information Security International Anonymization CNIL Data Controller Data Processor Encryption France Privacy By DesignOn October 7, 2010, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) released its first comprehensive handbook on the security of personal data (the “Guidance”).

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Blog Series: Using Technology to Safeguard the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

Thales eSecurity

In this blog post, I’ll discuss: Our current perimeter defense; The need to shift to a data-centric security approach; and, The need to educate the public to strengthen our critical infrastructure security posture. Education.

Shade Ransomware is very active outside of Russia and targets more English-speaking victims

Security Affairs

Moth of the victims belongs to high-tech, wholesale and education sectors. All the important files on your disks were encrypted. Experts at PaloAlto Networks spotted a new Shade ransomware campaigns targeting news countries, including in the U.S. and Japan.

Here’s Why Whether Apple Provides a Backdoor to iPhones May Not Matter: Data Privacy Trends

eDiscovery Daily

Today, law enforcement has access to more data than ever before in history, so Americans do not have to choose between weakening encryption and solving investigations. We feel strongly encryption is vital to protecting our country and our users’ data.”.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in July 2019 – 2.2 billion records leaked

IT Governance

Maitland, FL, dentist says five months of patient records encrypted by ransomware (unknown). Maryland Department of Education left students’ and teachers’ personal details on unencrypted database (1.6

Security Should Never Be on Holiday

Thales eSecurity

The first line of defense is education. I saved the best for last as encryption is what we do at Thales, we protect the most sensitive data for organizations around the globe. For many organizations, July and August are synonymous with holidays.

Inside ‘Evil Corp,’ a $100M Cybercrime Menace

Krebs on Security

In March 2010, Aqua would divulge in an encrypted chat that his crew was working directly with the Zeus author (Slavik/Lucky12345), but that they found him abrasive and difficult to tolerate: dimka: I read about the king of seas, was it your handy work? The U.S.

SamSam Ransomware operators earned more than US$5.9 Million since late 2015

Security Affairs

The encryption process first involves most valuable data thanks to a multi-tiered priority system, SamSam ransomware doesn’t encrypt Windows system-related files.

Q&A: Cloud Providers and Leaky Servers

Thales eSecurity

On both occasions Uber left its encryption keys on GitHub, which in part led to the breach. However, even in the cloud, data security best practices need to be followed: Encryption is a proven method to control data, but you have to have proper key management.

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A (light hearted and) handy guide to privacy activists for the under 10s

Data Protector

They do not understand that these activities are dangerous and need continuous education from privacy activists. Privacy activists are helpful Privacy activists are people who have an encrypted internet connection.

How to Preserve Your Old Documents While Growing Digitally


Establishing guidelines for handling documents throughout the office can help to educate your coworkers and employees about document preservation and instill better practices that lead to a prolonged lifespan for your documents. Taking care of your old documents is a complicated process.

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