How Does Encryption Work?

Productivity Bytes

The word “encryption” is synonymous with data protection, and most people are aware of its functionality in their day-to-day lives within a digital context. While these are all uses for encryption, they don’t answer the … + Read More.

How to get back files encrypted by the Hacked Ransomware for free

Security Affairs

Good news for the victims of the Hacked Ransomware, the security firm Emsisoft has released a free decryptor to decrypt the data of infected computers. Yeasterday , I wrote about another threat, the PewDiePie ransomware , that obliges users to subscribe to PewDiePie YouTube channel.

How to Shop Online Like a Security Pro

Krebs on Security

‘Tis the season when even those who know a thing or two about Internet scams tend to let down their guard in the face of an eye-popping discount or the stress of last-minute holiday shopping. How do you know the lifespan of a site selling that must-have gadget at the lowest price?

Ray Ozzie's Encryption Backdoor

Schneier on Security

Last month, Wired published a long article about Ray Ozzie and his supposed new scheme for adding a backdoor in encrypted devices. The public key goes into the processor and the device, and is used to encrypt whatever user key encrypts the data.

How to Encrypt All of the Things, From Chats to Calls and More

WIRED Threat Level

Want to keep outsiders from listening in on your chats, phone calls, and more? Encrypt them. All of them. Security

NEW TECH: Breakthrough ‘homomorphic-like’ encryption protects data in-use, without penalties

The Last Watchdog

Homomorphic encryption has long been something of a Holy Grail in cryptography. Related: Post-quantum cryptography on the horizon For decades, some of our smartest mathematicians and computer scientists have struggled to derive a third way to keep data encrypted — not just the two classical ways, at rest and in transit. Having written a few stories on homomorphic encryption, I was eager to meet with Fortanix co-founder and CEO Ambuj Kumar at Black Hat 2019.

How to Avoid Card Skimmers at the Pump

Krebs on Security

But according to police in San Antonio, Texas, there are far more reliable ways to avoid getting skimmed at a fuel station. Booth said the SAPD has yet to see a skimming incident involving newer pump models like the one pictured directly above.

Strong, streamlined and secure: How to get the most out of centralized key management

Thales eSecurity

With organizations around the world now deploying ever-increasing amounts of encryption solutions in an effort to ward off cybercrime, businesses are facing a combination of challenges. Protecting data through encryption. Using centralized key management to streamline operations.

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. Related: How DataLocker got its start h. Co-founder Jay took a business trip to South Korea in the fall of 2007. A chance meeting – in an elevator, no less – led to Kim veering over to the cybersecurity industry. How does that fit?

How to handle a ransomware attack

IT Governance

So, your computer screen has been hijacked by criminals who are demanding money to return your systems. That’s a question more organisations are having to ask themselves nowadays, with at least 55 ransomware attacks reported in the first half of 2019. How are they supposed to do work?

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. Today, it’s more likely to be an external drive, a thumb drive or a flash memory card.

How to prepare for the California Consumer Privacy Act

Thales eSecurity

state to pass its own data privacy law. A key variation with GDPR is the word “household” which adds more complexity to the implementation of the Act. Similar to GDPR, the CCPA excludes from its scope information that is publicly available. Looking into to the future.

How to make sure your cyber insurance policy pays out

IT Governance

With the ever-present danger of data breaches and cyber attacks, organisations must be sure that they have the financial backing to respond appropriately. Most policies include provisions requiring organisations to follow certain information security best practices.

How to Ensure Your Digital Security During the Rugby World Cup

Thales eSecurity

Now that it’s September, the excitement is beginning to build in earnest for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Sports fans aren’t the only ones who are looking forward to this event. We urge you to take precautions to protect your personal information when you are on the Internet.

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USBsamurai for Dummies: How To Make a Malicious USB Implant & Bypass Air-Gapped Environments for 10$. The Dumb-Proof Guide.

Security Affairs

The popular researcher Luca Bongiorni described how to make a malicious USB Implant (USBsamurai) that allows bypassing Air-Gapped environments with 10$. How we can improve C-U0007 speed? C-U0008/0012) typing speed could be also reduced to 30 seconds with a LIGHTSPEED firmware.

[Sponsored Content] The State of Encryption and How to Improve It

Dark Reading

Encryption and access controls are considered to be the ultimate safeguards to ensure the security and confidentiality of data, which is why they're mandated in so many compliance and regulatory standards. While the cybersecurity market boasts a wide variety of encryption technologies, many data breaches reveal that sensitive and personal data has often been left unencrypted and, therefore, vulnerable

How To Protect Yourself From Hackers

Cyber Info Veritas

Would you like to know how to protect yourself from the ever-present threat of cybercrime perpetrated by black hat hackers? Their main aim is to exploit your “mistakes and vulnerabilities” to blackmail you into sending them money or they’ll leak your private data.

How to create an ISO 27001-compliant risk treatment plan

IT Governance

An RTP (risk treatment plan) is an essential part of an organisation’s ISO 27001 implementation process, as it documents the way your organisation will respond to identified threats. This response is appropriate if the risk is too big to manage with a security control.

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How to Preserve Your Old Documents While Growing Digitally


On one hand, you need to keep them stored away so that they don’t obstruct your daily work and clutter up the workspace. On the other, however, when you do need the documents, you need to be able to locate them quickly and not waste hours trying to figure out where they might have ended up.

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How to Prepare for the Future of Healthcare Digital Security

Thales eSecurity

Healthcare’s IT evolution has brought numerous security challenges including regulations, the use of digitally transformative technologies that have created huge amounts of data to store and protect, and the extraordinary value of electronic personal health information (ePHI) to cybercriminals.

BEST PRACTICES: How to protect yourself from the enduring scourge of malvertising

The Last Watchdog

Malvertising has become enmeshed in the highly dynamic online advertising, shopping and banking ecosystem we’ve come to rely on. It has accomplished this by leveraging the openness of the browsers on our go-to computing devices, namely our smartphones and PCs. Malvertising code often circulates in tiny iframes, the HTML element that enables objects to appear on a webpage without changing the page. There are endless ways for them to hack into websites and ad networks directly.

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10 top data security threats & how to beat them

Information Management Resources

Cyber threats continue to grow in frequency and sophistication. Here are the ones organizations need to be most aware of, and how to put up a best defense. Data security Cyber security Malware Cyber attacks Encryption

How to avoid the security mistakes that cost an estate agency £80,000 in fines

IT Governance

The incident occurred when the London-based estate agency transferred personal data from its server to a partner organisation but failed to implement access controls. Unfortunately, many organisations are vulnerable to the same mistakes.

How to trace ransomware payments end-to-end


Despite all this attention, very little is known about how profitable ransomware is and who the criminals are that benefit from it. To answer these questions and expose the inner workings of the ransomware economy, our research team at Google, in partnership with. has developed a new methodology and a set of technologies to trace bitcoin ransom payments at scale. in a talk called “Tracking desktop ransomware payments end-to-end”. To illustrate this, let’s look at a.

How to Better Secure Your Data in 2019


With 2019 upon us, many businesses are beginning to consider their data security practices for the new year. Safer systems mean your customer’s data is less likely to be compromised and your clients and business partners can feel more confident trusting you with their sensitive information.

How to develop a robust cyber security policy

IT Governance

The number of data breaches over the past few years shows just how many organisations are struggling to address the rapid rise in cyber crime. How updates and patches will be applied to limit the attack surface and plug application vulnerabilities.

Attacking encrypted USB keys the hard(ware) way


Ever wondered if your new shiny AES hardware-encrypted USB device really encrypts your data - or is just a fluke? If you have, come to our talk to find out if those products live up to the hype and hear about the results of the audit we conducted on multiples USB keys and hard drives that claim to securely encrypt data. In this talk, we will present our methodology to assess "secure" USB devices both from the software and the hardware perspectives.

How to Use Virtual Data Rooms for M&A Due Diligence


Over the past decade, the widespread adoption of technology like the virtual data room has resulted in a fundamental shift in how numerous legal functions are carried out. The world of M&A is dependent on due diligence, which requires a set of steps to be taken by organizations to ensure that every legal and business-related requirement is met for a transaction. These benefits include, but are not limited to, the following: Lower travel demands.

How to comply with Article 30 of the GDPR

IT Governance

Article 30 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets out what exactly organisations need to document in order to comply with the Regulation. What do you need to do to comply with Article 30? Where to begin with a data flow map?


Researchers show how to manipulate road navigation systems with low-cost devices

Security Affairs

Researchers have developed a tool that poses as GPS satellites to deceive nearby GPS receivers and manipulate road navigation systems. Researchers have developed a tool that poses as GPS satellites to deceive nearby GPS receivers.

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How To Build A Cybersecurity Career | What Really Matters

Cyber Info Veritas

According to data by Norwich University, despite cyber-threats increasing rapidly year after year, the skill gap is monumental. The lack of qualified cybersecurity professionals is one of the main reasons why we are yet unable to get a handle on cybercrimes.

How to Dominate the Domains of the NEW CIP - D4: Automating Governance and Compliance


Welcome back to this continuing series on the updated Certified Information Professional (CIP) exam. You can also refer back to the posts for Domain 1, Creating and Capturing Information , Domain 2, Extracting Intelligence from Information , and Domain 3, Digitalizing Core Business Processes. Here, particularly in the case of records management, users aren't records managers and don't want to be - they want to focus on their main job responsibilities.

GDPR Compliance — The Fines Have Begun!


GDPR’s First Fines Are Nothing to Sneeze At. This 400,000 euros represents close to 1% of the net revenue of the company. These are the first fines to be imposed under GDPR compliance procedures and they will not be the last.

How to Set Up Your Own VPN Server Using Amazon Web Services

Perficient Data & Analytics

A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, allows you to securely connect your computer to another computer network through the internet. The connection is secure because all of your computer’s network traffic is sent through an encrypted tunnel from your device to the VPN Server.

Hacker broke into super secure French Government’s Messaging App Tchap hours after release

Security Affairs

A white hat hacker discovered how to break Tchap, a new secure messaging app launched by the French government for officials and politicians. “I set id_server to matrix. So, in the requestToken request, I modified email to

GDPR: Data transfers outside the EU – what are the rules?

IT Governance

This blog has been updated to reflect industry developments. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) restricts transfers of personal data to countries outside the EEA. These restrictions apply to all transfers, no matter the size of transfer or how often you carry them out.


Subverting Backdoored Encrryption

Schneier on Security

It's a theoretical result, so it doesn't talk about how easy that channel is to create. This result reminds me a lot of the work about subliminal channels from the 1980s and 1990s, and the notions of how to build an anonymous communications system on top of an identified system.