5 ways to detect a phishing email – with examples

IT Governance

In this blog, we use real-life examples to demonstrate five clues to help you spot phishing scams. For example, emails from Google will read ‘@google.com’. Take this example of a scam mimicking PayPal: Image: WeLiveSecurity. A typical example looks like this: Source: MailGuard.

Anatomy of a spear phishing attack – with example scam

IT Governance

Let’s take a look at how it works, along with an example to help you spot the clues of an attack. However, other than creating a false sense of security, the attack works in the same way as any other type of phishing scam. An example of a spear phishing email.

Real-life examples of social engineering

IT Governance

You’d assume that he needed to be let in because his hands were full – not because he didn’t know the door’s security code – and that he must be meeting someone as he had two cups, not one. Cyber Security

Another example of email misuse

IT Governance

Another week, another example of an email using the Cc (carbon copy) field instead of the Bcc (blind carbon copy) field. While this incident was undoubtedly caused by human error, it is a reminder that an organisation’s employees can pose a significant threat to data security.

An Example of Deterrence in Cyberspace

Schneier on Security

The second is from the book The World as It Is , by President Obama's deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes. In 2016, the US was successfully deterred from attacking Russia in cyberspace because of fears of Russian capabilities against the US. I have two citations for this.

Digital Transformation Examples: How Data Is Transforming the Hospitality Industry


The rate at which organizations have adopted data-driven strategies means there are a wealth of digital transformation examples for organizations to draw from. Digital Transformation Examples: Hospitality – Data, Data Everywhere.

GDPR: lawful bases for processing, with examples

IT Governance

For example, when you process staff data for payroll purposes, contractual obligations will apply, as staff will have signed a contract of employment. What is a lawful basis for processing under the GDPR? Do you always need individuals’ consent to process their data?

Pwned Passwords in Practice: Real World Examples of Blocking the Worst Passwords

Troy Hunt

For example, the list MAY include, but is not limited to: Passwords obtained from previous breach corpuses. 7 years ago now, I realised that the only secure password is the one you can't remember and from that day forward, I've been using 1Password exclusively as my password manager. CC: @troyhunt #tweetfleet #security #workinprogress pic.twitter.com/miovu6g25q — Stefán Jökull Sigurðarson (@stebets) April 27, 2018. Like "Nutella", for example!

What the Marriott Breach Says About Security

Krebs on Security

Or a previously unknown security flaw gets exploited before it can be patched. They’re reshuffling the organizational chart so that people in charge of security report to the board, the CEO, and/or chief risk officer — anyone but the Chief Technology Officer.

Android 7.0+ Phones Can Now Double as Google Security Keys

Krebs on Security

and higher can now be used as Security Keys , an additional authentication layer that helps thwart phishing sites and password theft. But Google said starting this week, any mobile phone running Android 7.0+ (Nougat) can serve the same function as a USB-based security key.

Here’s an Example of a Phishing Email I Received and What I Did About It: Cybersecurity Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

The post Here’s an Example of a Phishing Email I Received and What I Did About It: Cybersecurity Best Practices appeared first on CloudNine. Electronic Discovery Security

Envisioning new and hidden realities with data and augmented reality—a digital “twin city” example


Envisioning new and hidden realities with data and augmented reality—a digital “twin city” example. Also growing at the same time is the need to store, secure, access and analyze this data. For example, a supermarket that makes home grocery deliveries has empty vehicles returning from those deliveries. Another example could be cities taking advantage of data from cars, which are becoming an important information hub, to improve planning, traffic and maintenance.

How to Shop Online Like a Security Pro

Krebs on Security

For example, KrebsOnSecurity got taken for hundreds of dollars just last year after trying to buy a pricey Sonos speaker from an established Amazon merchant who was selling it new and unboxed at huge discount. Latest Warnings Security Tools Web Fraud 2.0

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A Chief Security Concern for Executive Teams

Krebs on Security

Virtually all companies like to say they take their customers’ privacy and security seriously, make it a top priority, blah blah. That’s because very few of the world’s biggest companies list any security executives in their highest ranks.

The Myth of Consumer-Grade Security

Schneier on Security

They affect national security. They're critical to national security as well as personal security. And the NSA routinely assists in securing business and consumer systems, including helping Google defend itself from Chinese hackers in 2010.

UK National Cyber Security Centre urge to drop Python 2

Security Affairs

The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) urges developers to drop Python 2 due to imminent End-of-Life to avoid attacks on a large scale. The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is recommending developers to drop Python 2.x

Supply Chain Security 101: An Expert’s View

Krebs on Security

alongside Tony Sager , senior vice president and chief evangelist at the Center for Internet Security and a former bug hunter at the U.S. National Security Agency. Tony Sager, senior vice president and chief evangelist at the Center for Internet Security. BK: For example….?

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

The Last Watchdog

Evidence continues to mount that blockchain technology holds the potential to democratize commerce on a global scale, while at the same time vastly improving privacy and security in the digital age. Blockchain gave rise to Bitcoin.

Is cyber security software worth the investment?

IT Governance

‘Do we really need to spend a load of money on cyber security software?’ Cyber security is about more than preventing viruses and malware. Why cyber security software is so important. Examples of cyber security software. Cyber Security

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Malspam campaign bypasses secure email gateway using Google Docs

Security Affairs

Security experts at Cofense uncovered a malspam campaign the leverages Google Docs to deliver the TrickBot banking Trojan to unsuspecting victims via executables camouflaged as PDF documents.

Philips, BD Yet Again Issue Medical Device Security Alerts

Data Breach Today

Experts Say Companies Offer Good Examples of Transparency Philips and Becton Dickinson have each issued multiple alerts this year regarding cybersecurity flaws in some of their medical devices.

Securing Elections

Schneier on Security

They're computers -- often ancient computers running operating systems no longer supported by the manufacturers -- and they don't have any magical security technology that the rest of the industry isn't privy to. We can securely bank online, but can't securely vote online.

Public Shaming of Companies for Bad Security

Schneier on Security

Troy Hunt makes some good points , with good examples. psychologyofsecurity securityengineering securitypolicies

What will be your decisive moment to secure your cloud applications in a Zero Trust world?

Thales eSecurity

Secure and successful management of data access may still be an Achilles’ heel for many organizations, but if there’s a silver lining to cloud breaches, it’s that they highlight where changes need to be made. appeared first on Data Security Blog | Thales eSecurity. Data security

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Boffins hacked Siemens Simatic S7, most secure controllers in the industry

Security Affairs

A group of Israeli researchers demonstrated that it is possible to take over the Simatic S7 controller one of the most secure controllers in the industry. Security Research Center at the Technion, Prof.

New IoT Security Regulations

Schneier on Security

This is the Internet of Things, and it's a security nightmare. By developing more advanced security features and building them into these products, hacks can be avoided. Consumers will buy products without proper security features, unaware that their information is vulnerable.

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Take Your Security With You From On-Premises to the AWS Cloud

Data Breach Today

Find out all the benefits of using one security solution across your on-premises data center and AWS cloud workloads.

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ICANN Urges Greater Domain Name Security

Adam Levin

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), charged with overseeing Domain Name Systems (DNS), published an announcement that companies have moved too slowly to adopt security standards that would have mitigated several recent large-scale cyberattacks.

7 Low-Cost Security Tools

Dark Reading

Security hardware doesn't have to be expensive or complex to do the job. Here are seven examples of low-cost hardware that could fill a need in your security operations

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NEW TECH: LogicHub introduces ‘virtualized’ security analysts to help elevate SOAR

The Last Watchdog

Security orchestration, automation and response, or SOAR, is a fledgling security technology stack that first entered the cybersecurity lexicon about six years ago. Saurabh told me he developed a passion for helping organizations improve the efficiencies of their security operations. Today there exists a widening shortage of security analysts talented and battle tested enough to make sense of the rising tide of data logs inundating their SIEM systems.

The Effectiveness of Publicly Shaming Bad Security

Troy Hunt

Here's how it normally plays out: It all begins when a company pops up online and makes some sort of ludicrous statement related to their security posture, often as part of a discussion on a public social media platform such as Twitter. Security

NEW TECH: Critical Start applies ‘zero-trust’ security model to managed security services

The Last Watchdog

That’s where managed security services providers, or MSSPs, come in. The global market for managed security services is expected to rise to $48 billion by 2023, up from $24 billion in 2018, according to ReportLinker. Five years ago, Mauriello was working at a large global credit bureau, managing the credit monitoring giant’s in-house Security Operations Center. He went shopping for a MSSP to come in and help to reinforce certain security functions.

The rise of hybrid cloud poses new security challenges – are you prepared?

Thales eSecurity

Not all data can, or will, move to the cloud for good reasons – in order to retain sovereignty for regulatory compliance, for example, or due to corporate policy. Now the bigger question of how to secure systems and data, is what organizations are trying to decipher. Data security

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Security Keys

Imperial Violet

Security Keys are (generally) USB-connected hardware fobs that are capable of key generation and oracle signing. Websites can “enroll” a security key by asking it to generate a public key bound to an “appId” (which is limited by the browser based on the site's origin). Later, when a user wants to log in, the website can send a challenge to the security key, which signs it to prove possession of the corresponding private key. Yubico Security Key.

Security Keys

Imperial Violet

Security Keys are another attempt address this problem—initially in the form of a second authentication factor but, in the future, potentially as a complete replacement. Security Keys have gotten more traction than many other attempts to solve this problem and this post exists to explain and, to some extent, advocate for them to a technical audience. Very briefly, Security Keys are separate pieces of hardware capable of generating public/private key pairs and signing with them.

87% of organisations have an insufficient cyber security budget

IT Governance

Although organisations are devoting more resources to cyber security in order to tackle the growing threat of data breaches, 87% say they don’t have the budget to meet their needs, a new report has found. What are our most obvious cyber security weaknesses? Optimise cyber security.

What is a cyber security incident?

IT Governance

You often hear the term ‘cyber security incident’ when an organisation’s systems are compromised rather than ‘breach’ or ‘hack’. This is also the case for the term ‘cyber security incident’. Find out more >> The post What is a cyber security incident?

Seven Microservices Identity Questions to Secure your Data

Thales eSecurity

Data security is a complex subject, and, unfortunately, microservices only add to the complexity. So, in this and my next few blogs, I will share some questions you might want to ask as you go about securing your data in a microservices environment. Data security. Data security

What Is the Difference Between IT Security and Cybersecurity?

IG Guru

Monday, June 17, 2019 by James Stanger Some people seem to use the terms IT security, information security and cybersecurity interchangeably. The post What Is the Difference Between IT Security and Cybersecurity?

Retail in 2019 needs security precautions

Thales eSecurity

They might at first glance, but retailers are now exposing themselves to a whole host of security risks as these connected shopping technologies evolve. An example of these interconnected risks is the trend of cashierless environments which already started taking hold this past holiday season.