What is Cyber Security Awareness and Why is it Important?

IT Governance

For all the talk of criminal hacking, ransomware infections and the technologies to prevent them, the key to protecting your organisation is cyber security awareness training. The importance of cyber security staff awareness. Cyber security awareness best practices.

Hackers Hide Software Skimmer in Social Media Sharing Icons

Security Affairs

Security researchers have uncovered a new technique to inject a software skimmer onto checkout pages, the malware hides in social media buttons. Security experts at Sansec have detailed a new technique used by crooks to inject a software skimmer into checkout pages.

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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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NEW TECH: Will ‘Secure Access Service Edge’ — SASE — Be the Answer to Secure Connectivity?

The Last Watchdog

Company networks have evolved rather spectacularly in just 20 years along a couple of distinct tracks: connectivity and security. Related: The shared burden of securing the Internet of Things. Security, meanwhile, has morphed into a glut of point solutions that mostly serve to highlight the myriad gaps in an ever-expanding attack surface. It’s called Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE , as coined by research firm Gartner.

Shift Left Security? Development Does Not Want to Own It.

Speaker: Shlomo Bielak, CTO, Benchmark Corp

Shifting security left to the earliest part of development is currently in the spotlight in the developer world. What teams are now discovering is, this approach results in misdirected ownership for developers and a frustrated security team. In the current climate, we cannot afford to let security implementations falter. It's time to manage your team's energies to maximize DevOps efficiency, all the while maintaining top security standards. Join Shlomo Bielak, and learn how to keep your DevSecOps team focused and connected without creating silos.

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.

CIA Finds It Failed to Secure Its Own Systems

Data Breach Today

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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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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.

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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Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

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. Because of this, organizations must deploy new ways to secure operational technology networks

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SUPERNOVA, a Backdoor Found While Investigating SolarWinds Hack

Security Affairs

While investigating the recent SolarWinds Orion supply-chain attack security researchers discovered another backdoor, tracked SUPERNOVA. “SUPERNOVA differs dramatically in that it takes a valid.NET program as a parameter.

2020 Security Agenda: Who Owns it?

Data Breach Today

ForeScout's Ellen Sundra on Security Priorities and Challenges It's relatively easy to list an enterprise's cybersecurity priorities for 2020. But who owns them? What are the hurdles to completing these projects? These can be tougher questions to answer, says Ellen Sundra of ForeScout

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Security Validation in 2021: Why It's More Important than Ever

Data Breach Today

Security validation enables companies to continuously measure, manage and improve their cyber security effectiveness on an ongoing basis.

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Report: CIA Failed to Secure Its Own Systems

Data Breach Today

Senator Wyden Releases 2017 Report That Blames Lack of Security for Leaks An internal CIA report released Tuesday found that the agency's failure to secure its own systems led to the massive 2017 data breach that enabled classified information, including details on 35 CIA hacking tools, to be leaked to WikiLeaks.

Increase in Physical Security Incidents Adds to IT Security Pressures

Dark Reading

A new study shows that many organizations have changed their physical security strategies to address new concerns since the COVID-19 outbreak

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Cloud Security: Mess It Up and It's on You

Data Breach Today

Jay Heiser of Gartner Says the Cloud Demands New Security Processes, Tools The transition to cloud-based software and infrastructure has revolutionized development and services. It's also created a bevy of new security challenges. Jay Heiser of Gartner says if organizations don't get cloud security right, it's their own fault.

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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.

OpenSSL is affected by a ‘High Severity’ security flaw, update it now

Security Affairs

The OpenSSL Project disclosed a serious security vulnerability in TLS/SSL toolkit that exposes users to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. The post OpenSSL is affected by a ‘High Severity’ security flaw, update it now appeared first on Security Affairs.

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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. Many security firms highlighted the risks related to attacks targeting OT networks used in utilities.

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Clubhouse's Security and Privacy Lag Behind Its Huge Growth

WIRED Threat Level

Security Security / PrivacyThe platform has promised to do better after a string of incidents. But the hardest part might be managing user expectations.

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.

$28 Billion for State Security, IT Upgrades Proposed

Data Breach Today

Legislation Based on Cyberspace Solarium Commission's Recommendations A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers has proposed providing $28 billion to state and local governments to bolster their cybersecurity and IT infrastructures

Zyxel Warns of Attacks on Its Firewall, VPN Products

Data Breach Today

Company Advises Users to Maintain Proper Security Policies as It Prepares Hotfix Taiwanese networking device manufacturer Zyxel is notifying customers about an ongoing series of attacks on some of its enterprise firewall and VPN products and is advising users to maintain proper remote access security policies as it prepares a hotfix.

European Commission has chosen the Signal app to secure its communications

Security Affairs

The popular cross-platform encrypted messaging service Signal has been chosen by the European Commission for its communications. The European Commission has decided to adopt for its staff the popular cross-platform encrypted messaging service Signal for its communications.

Apple Offers Closer Look at Its Platform Security Technologies, Features

Dark Reading

In a nearly 200-page document, company offers a detailed overview of Secure Enclave and multiple other security controls in Apple silicon-based Macs and other platforms

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Rethinking IoT Security: It's Not About the Devices

Dark Reading

Keeping IoT safe in the future will require securing the networks themselves. Focusing on the devices is a never-ending battle that will only become more burdensome

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Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

WIRED Threat Level

The encryption app is putting a $50 million infusion from WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton to good use, building out features to help it go mainstream. Security Security / Security News

RIP, 'IT Security'

Dark Reading

Information security is vital, of course. But the concept of "IT security" has never made sense

Is Remote Desktop Protocol Secure? It Can Be

Threatpost

Matt Dunn, associate managing director in Kroll's Cyber Risk practice, discusses options for securing RDP, which differ significantly in terms of effectiveness. Hacks InfoSec Insider Web Security

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Parler Says It's Back

WIRED Threat Level

Now it says it's no longer relies on "Big Tech" for its infrastructure. Security Security / Security NewsThe platform was kicked off Amazon's servers.

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The DoD Isn't Fixing Its Security Problems

Schneier on Security

It has produced several reports outlining what's wrong and what needs to be fixed. It's not fixing them : GAO looked at three DoD-designed initiatives to see whether the Pentagon is following through on its own goals.

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Apple Offers Its Closest Look Yet at iOS and MacOS Security

WIRED Threat Level

In its latest Platform Security Guide, Cupertino raised the curtain on the critical features that protect against hackers. Security Security / Security News

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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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Security Doesn't Trust IT - and IT Doesn't Trust Security

Dark Reading

How a rocky relationship between IT operations and cybersecurity teams can compound security risks

Kaseya Update: Security Measures Implemented

Data Breach Today

Secure 2018 US Elections: It's Too Late

Data Breach Today

But here's how the company can get its act together in time for 2020 Facebook's Ex-CSO Says That Ship Has Sailed; Look to 2020 With less than three months to go until the U.S. midterm elections, Alex Stamos, until recently Facebooks's CSO, says there isn't time to properly safeguard this year's elections.

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Building a Fortress: 3 Key Strategies for Optimized IT Security

Threatpost

Chris Hass, director of information security and research at Automox, discusses how to shore up cybersecurity defenses and what to prioritize. InfoSec Insider Malware Vulnerabilities Web Security

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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