Experts Explain How to Bypass Recent Improvement of China’s Great Firewall

Security Affairs

Experts from Great Firewall Report analyzed recent upgrades to China’s Great Firewall and revealed that it can be circumvented. It was created in 2012 by a Chinese programmer named “ clowwindy “, and multiple implementations of the protocol have been made available since.

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5 Cloud Trends That Will Reshape IT in 2021

DXC

We rang in 2020 with all the expectations that cloud computing would continue its progression as a massive catalyst for digital transformation throughout the enterprise. The post 5 cloud trends that will reshape IT in 2021 appeared first on DXC Blogs.

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The Wages of Password Re-Use: Your Money or Your Life

Krebs on Security

When cybercriminals develop the same habit, it can eventually cost them their freedom. The long-running Breadcrumbs series here tracks how cybercriminals get caught, and it’s mostly through odd connections between their online and offline selves scattered across the Internet.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Cybersecurity Insurance: Has It's Time Come?

Data Breach Today

As the cyberthreat landscape grows exponentially more complicated, the insurance industry is trying to keep pace. Yet, many organizations still lack cybersecurity insurance. Lynn Peachey, director of business development at Arete Incident Response, breaks down the basics of these insurance policies

Facebook Tries to 'Scrape' Its Way Through Another Breach

Data Breach Today

Social Network Attempts 'Not Hacking' Spin on Theft of 533 Million Users' Details Facebook has been attempting to dismiss the appearance of a massive trove of user data by claiming it wasn't hacked, but scraped.

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CIA Finds It Failed to Secure Its Own Systems

Data Breach Today

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SonicWall Was Hacked. Was it Also Extorted?

Data Breach Today

Hacker Claims SonicWall Paid Ransom; SonicWall Stays Silent SonicWall was recently attacked via a zero-day flaw in one of its own products. Curiously, SonicWall hasn't said much about the extent and damage of the breach since its announcement.

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SolarWinds Hires Chris Krebs to Reboot Its Cybersecurity

Data Breach Today

Hacked Firm Also Taps Former Facebook CSO as It Responds to Supply Chain Attack As security software firm SolarWinds investigates the supply chain attack involving its Orion software and looks to rebuild its security processes and reputation, it's hired former U.S.

Address the Challenges of Siloed Monitoring Tools

Companies frequently experience monitoring tool sprawl. Find out why monitoring tool sprawl occurs, why it’s a problem for businesses, and the positive business impacts of monitoring tool consolidation.

Experts Demonstrated How to Hack a Utility and Take Over a Smart Meter

Security Affairs

Researchers from the FireEye’s Mandiant team have breached the network of a North American utility and turn off one of its smart meters. ” Mandiant’s red team initially targeted the external-facing IT network, then attempted to gain access to the OT network.

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DarkSide Ransomware Gang Says It Has Shut Down

Data Breach Today

says it's closed its ransomware-as-a-service operation after losing access to part of its infrastructure Colonial Pipeline Attack Used DarkSide Malware The gang behind DarkSide ransomware, which U.S. authorities say was used in the attack against Colonial Pipeline Co.,

It's Official: CCPA Enforcement Begins

Data Breach Today

Move Comes Despite Lack of Final Version of Sweeping Data Protection Law Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act officially began Wednesday despite the lack of a final, codified version of the regulation. Experts weigh in on compliance steps organizations should take

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Buying Breached Data: When Is It Ethical?

Data Breach Today

Payment Information From WeLeakInfo Shows Security Companies Were Customers Security practitioners often tread a fine and not entirely well-defined legal line in collecting current and meaningful research.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Ransomware Attack Cripples Finnish IT Provider TietoEVRY

Data Breach Today

Incident Disrupted Service to 25 Customers Finnish IT giant TietoEVRY announced Tuesday that ransomware crippled its infrastructure, forcing it to take down affected systems to contain the spread of the malware

Ransomware Attack Leads to IT Shutdown for Irish Hospitals

Data Breach Today

Conti Ransomware Blamed; No Ransom Paid After Health Service Executive, Ireland’s state health services provider, shut down all its IT systems serving hospitals in the wake of a ransomware attack early Friday, some security experts praised its decisive action and refusal to pay a ransom

Al-Jazeera News Service Says It Foiled Hacking Attempts

Data Breach Today

Attack Targeted Takeover of News Platform The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera news service has said that it was subjected to a series of cyber-hacking attempts to penetrate some of its platforms and websites this week. It did not explain if this was a DDoS attack or something more sophisticate

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Cybersecurity Leadership: It’s About Cloud Security

Data Breach Today

CEOs and CISOs on Managing Visibility, Accessibility and Risk Almost every organization has adopted cloud computing to some extent, and with this great power comes great responsibility. How are cybersecurity leaders managing visibility, access and risk?

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Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Florida City's Water Hack: Poor IT Security Laid Bare

Data Breach Today

Oldsmar Used Windows 7, Shared TeamViewer Password, Didn't Have a Firewall The Florida city that experienced a breach of its water treatment system used now-unsupported Windows 7 machines, shared the same password for remote access and had no firewall.

Universal Health Services' IT Network Crippled

Data Breach Today

Apparent Ransomware Attack Has National Impact A security incident that apparently involved ransomware has crippled the network of Universal Health Services, which owns hundreds of facilities across the U.S. and U.K.

Biden's $10 Billion Cybersecurity Proposal: Is It Enough?

Data Breach Today

trillion plan for COVID-19 relief includes nearly $10 billion in cybersecurity and IT spending. Security Experts Say Proposal Amounts to a 'Down Payment' President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 Some security experts hope the amount as just a "down payment" toward a broader effort

Florida's Water Hack: Poor IT Security Laid Bare

Data Breach Today

Oldsmar Used Windows 7, Shared TeamViewer Password, Didn't Have a Firewall The Florida city that experienced a breach of its water treatment system used now-unsupported Windows 7 machines, shared the same password for remote access and had no firewall.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

SANS Institute Sees Its Breach as Teachable Moment

Data Breach Today

Cyberecurity Training Center Wants Others to Learn From Phishing Attack The SANS Institute, which is known for its cybersecurity training courses, is now planning to turn its own data breach into a teachable moment for its membership

Art Coviello: 'It's a Roaring '20s for Technology'

Data Breach Today

RSA's Former CEO on State of the Industry and Technologies to Watch From identity and access management to cloud migration and connected devices, retired RSA CEO Art Coviello looks beyond the pandemic and says, "It's going to be a Roaring '20s for technology."

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Addressing Shadow IT Issues During COVID-19 Crisis

Data Breach Today

Security Experts Offer Risk Mitigation Tips With the massive shift to telework as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, shadow IT is becoming a more critical security issue around the world.

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Avoiding Four Common Pitfalls When Moving to the Cloud

OpenText Information Management

As organizations increasingly move mission-critical workloads to the cloud, it’s important to recognize some of the common pitfalls and how best to mitigate their impact.

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Catch Them If You Can: The Passive Candidates Edition

With the right tools and mindset, it’s possible to track down this candidate (and many others like them!). How? Simple: By thinking like one. To get started on your search, we’ve gathered clues you’ll need to get in the mind of your passive prospects.

Paying a Ransom: Does It Really Encourage More Attacks?

Data Breach Today

The Debate Over Impact of Colonial Pipeline's Apparent Ransom Payment Some cybersecurity experts question the contentions of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and another member of Congress, who say a $5 million ransom reportedly paid by Colonial Pipeline Co.

Turn on MFA Before Crooks Do It For You

Krebs on Security

But people who don’t take advantage of these added safeguards may find it far more difficult to regain access when their account gets hacked, because increasingly thieves will enable multi-factor options and tie the account to a device they control.

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Avaddon Ransomware Operation Calls It Quits, Releases Keys

Data Breach Today

2,934 Decryption Keys Released for Free; Emsisoft Rushes Out Full Decoder The prolific Avaddon ransomware-as-a-service operation has announced its closure and released 2,934 decryption keys for free.

Zyxel 0day Affects its Firewall Products, Too

Krebs on Security

On Monday, networking hardware maker Zyxel released security updates to plug a critical security hole in its network attached storage (NAS) devices that is being actively exploited by crooks who specialize in deploying ransomware. Now it appears Holden’s hunch was dead-on.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Kafka is a powerful piece of software that can solve a lot of problems. Like most libraries and frameworks, you get out of it what you put into it. Learn ten rules that will help you perfect your Kafka system to get ahead.

COVID-19 First Anniversary: It's About Vaccines & Variants

Data Breach Today

marks its first anniversary of fighting COVID-19, pandemic expert Regina Phelps says the next several, critical weeks come down to two vital words: vaccines and variants. Pandemic Expert Regina Phelps Says Next Weeks Are Critical As the U.S.

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Lesson From SolarWinds Attack: It's Time to Beef Up IAM

Data Breach Today

NIST, CISA Call for Rethinking Security in Wake of Supply Chain Attack The SolarWinds supply chain attack should prompt federal agencies and others to rethink how they approach security issues - especially identity and access management, according to a breakdown of the attack presented this week by NIST and CISA.

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Securing Industrial IoT: It’s All About the Architecture

Data Breach Today

The need to connect to the IT environment, cloud applications and remote workers has created a definitive gap by eroding the demilitarized zone. Organizations are connecting to industrial control networks at an increasing pace.

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French Security Firm Says Hackers Accessed Its Source Code

Data Breach Today

Stormshield Is a Major Supplier of Security Products to the French Government French security vendor Stormshield has launched an investigation after an internal review found that hackers accessed the source code of the company's network security product.

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Understanding Open Source Business Models for the C-Suite

Choosing software to bake into your architecture is a long-term decision and it is important to understand all the implications of your choice. Learn three key areas that should be considered when evaluating a particular open source project.