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.

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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

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From iPhone to NT AUTHORITYSYSTEM – exploit ‘Printconfig’ dll with a real-world example

Security Affairs

From iPhone to NT AUTHORITYSYSTEM – As promised in my previous post , I will show you how to exploit the “Printconfig” dll with a real world example. He can define himself “security enthusiast”, interested in all emerging technologies in offensive and defensive 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.

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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?


Real-life examples of social engineering – part 2

IT Governance

Last month, I published an article looking at two examples of the use of social engineering in everyday life. The man, who is still at large, walked in through the front door at regular hours, skipped through all security measures and walked out with the loot. “He Cyber Security

How to document PCI DSS-compliant policies and procedures – with template example

IT Governance

That’s why Requirement 12 of the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) instructs organisations to implement policies and procedures to help staff manage risks. Technology can only do so much to protect an organisation from data breaches.

Examples of ISO 27001 interested parties and your compliance requirements

IT Governance

In the context of ISO 27001, their interest regards your ISMS (information security management system) and your ability to prevent data breaches. Examples of interested parties. Shareholders , because effective information security influences the organisation’s financial success. Regulators and the government , because they create information security laws and ensure they are being met. There’s a subtler example of this dichotomy in your relationship with customers.

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

5G Security

Schneier on Security

The security risks inherent in Chinese-made 5G networking equipment are easy to understand. Since the internet, especially the "internet of things," is expected to rely heavily on 5G infrastructure, potential Chinese infiltration is a serious national security threat.

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.

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.

Own Your Cloud Security

Thales eSecurity

Secure. theme will help to encourage personal accountability and proactive behavior in digital privacy, security best practices, common cyber threats and cybersecurity careers. Specifically, AWS is responsible for the “security of the cloud”. Data security

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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.

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….?

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

Security in 2020: Revisited

Schneier on Security

Ten years ago, I wrote an essay : "Security in 2020." Here's what I said back then: There's really no such thing as security in the abstract. Security can only be defined in relation to something else. You're secure from something or against something.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 245

Security Affairs

The best news of the week with Security Affairs. From iPhone to NT AUTHORITYSYSTEM – exploit ‘Printconfig dll with a real-world example. Negative opinion of Italy security committee Copasir on Huawei, ZTE 5G solutions. A new round of the weekly newsletter arrived!

Public Shaming of Companies for Bad Security

Schneier on Security

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

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.

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

Specially Crafted ZIP archives allow bypassing secure email gateways

Security Affairs

Experts observed a new phishing campaign that used a specially crafted ZIP archive that was designed to bypass secure email gateways to distribute malware. SecurityAffairs – secure email gateways, malware).

The Growing Presence (and Security Risks) of IoT

Thales eSecurity

The issue is that these tens of billions of new devices will likely amplify the inherent security risks of IoT. Bad actors can subsequently exploit these security weaknesses to accomplish a number of malicious purposes. Meet security compliance regulations. Data security

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Security experts disclosed Wyze data leak

Security Affairs

The leak was reported to Wyze on December 26th at around 10:00 AM and the company immediately secured the database and launched an investigation. “Today, we are confirming that some Wyze user data was not properly secured and left exposed from December 4th to December 26th.”

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.

Can smart cities be secured and trusted?

Thales eSecurity

This scenario seems smart, but is it secure? There’s just one problem…these massive, radical, interconnected technology systems also raise serious privacy and security concerns. The cost of a security failure. Best practices to secure smart cities. Data security

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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Achieving Trust: Bake Security into Your Brand

Thales eSecurity

But what we can change is the way we think about security. Instead of perceiving data security as a complicated and inhibiting inconvenience, companies should prioritize the quality of their data security in the same way they protect the quality of all their products and services.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.