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.

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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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.

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.

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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Overly Complex IT Infrastructures Pose Security Risk

Dark Reading

Cybersecurity budgets are set to increase in 2022, but companies worry that complex IT networks and data infrastructure are wasting money, new PwC survey finds

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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.

IT-OT Convergence: Taking the Right Security Measures

Data Breach Today

Meralco's Mel Migriño on How to Ensure OT Security In addition to doing asset inventory, it is important to profile the risks of each asset to ensure OT security, says Mel Migriño, vice president and group CISO at Meralco, the largest power distribution unit in the Philippines

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CIA Finds It Failed to Secure Its Own Systems

Data Breach Today

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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.

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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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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What Are the Cyber Security Challenges of Hybrid Working?

IT Governance

When it comes to the ideal post-pandemic work environment, employers and employees and have very different ideas. Although employees and employers may rejoice at the flexibility that hybrid working affords, you must understand the cyber security risks associated with it.

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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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Whitelisting vs. Blacklisting: Which is Better?

eSecurity Planet

From phishing scams to ransomware and botnets, it’s hard to keep up with the latest methods that cybercriminals use. It’s not just about stopping unwanted intruders from getting into a system, however. Applications access management blacklisting email security whitelisting

Spotlight: COVID Broke Security. Can We Fix It In 2022?

The Security Ledger

In this Spotlight Podcast, Pondurance Founder and Chief Customer Officer Ron Pelletier gives us his predictions about the security trends that will shape 2022. The post Spotlight: COVID Broke Security. Can We Fix It In 2022? appeared first on The Security Ledger with Paul F.

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Netgear addresses severe security flaws in 20 of its products

Security Affairs

Netgear has released security updates to address high-severity vulnerabilities affecting several of its smart switches used by businesses. Netgear has released firmware updates to address high-severity vulnerabilities in more than a dozen of its smart switches used on businesses.

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.

Apple Patched iMessage. But Can It Be Made Safer Overall?

Data Breach Today

Citizen Lab Says iMessage Exploit Delivered NSO's Pegasus Spyware Apple patched a software vulnerability on Monday that researchers say was used to deliver spyware via its iMessage platform to the mobile phones of activists.

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VMware addresses critical flaws in its products

Security Affairs

VMware has released security updates to address multiple flaws in its products, including a critical issue that could allow an attacker to access confidential information. reads the security advisory published by the company.

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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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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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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.

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.

Microsoft Says It Mitigated Largest-Ever DDoS Attack

Data Breach Today

Tbps Attack Was 140% Higher Than All Recorded Attacks Microsoft disclosed that it mitigated a 2.4 The firm and some security experts say that attacks of this magnitude could wreak havoc on targeted companies and are difficult to mitigate

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MY TAKE: Surfshark boosts ‘DIY security’ with its rollout of VPN-supplied antivirus protection

The Last Watchdog

Surfshark wants to help individual citizens take very direct control of their online privacy and security. Thus, Surfshark has just become the first VPN provider to launch an antivirus solution as part of its all-in-one security bundle Surfshark One. This development is part and parcel of rising the trend of VPN providers hustling to deliver innovative “DIY security” services into the hands of individual consumers. This is where security really becomes DIY.

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.

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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Work from Everywhere, Securely

Data Breach Today

CyberEdBoard Executive Member, Charmaine Valmonte, guest speaks at ISMG Virtual Cybersecurity Summit Asia: Financial Services Volmonte is VP, IT security and IT infrastructure, Aboitiz Group of Companies.

Kaseya Update: Security Measures Implemented

Data Breach Today

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.

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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$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

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.

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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Adobe addresses four critical flaws in its products

Security Affairs

Adobe addressed ten vulnerabilities across its Acrobat and Reader, Connect, Commerce, and Campaign Standard products. Adobe has released security updates to address ten vulnerabilities across its Acrobat and Reader, Connect, Commerce, and Campaign Standard products.

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

Data Breach Today

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

Vice Society ransomware also exploits PrintNightmare flaws in its attack

Security Affairs

Another ransomware gang, the Vice Society ransomware operators, is using Windows print spooler PrintNightmare exploits in its attacks. reads the security advisory published by Microsoft.