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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.

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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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Honeywell's James DeLuccia on Product Security vs IT Defense

Data Breach Today

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CIA Finds It Failed to Secure Its Own Systems

Data Breach Today

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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.

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Assessing the Privacy, Security Risks of Digital Health IT

Data Breach Today

A new assessment framework aims to help patients, healthcare providers and others examine the various privacy, security and other risks of digital health technologies, says Tim Andrews of the nonprofit Organization for the Review of Care and Health Applications, which co-developed the framework

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Boosting Security Resilience and Defending the IT Ecosystem

Data Breach Today

Jeetu Patel of Cisco Discusses the Critical Ability to 'Bounce Back' From Incidents With rising threats facing critical infrastructure sectors, such as healthcare and financial services, "society as a whole, and the safety of society is completely dependent on cyber risk" - and being security resilient, says Jeetu Patel of Cisco.

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Medibank Defends its Security Practices as its Ransomware Woes Worsen

IT Governance

Medibank faced angry questioning during its annual general meeting yesterday as shareholders sought explanations for the organisation’s response to last month’s cyber attack. From the moment that the data breach came to light, Medibank had an uphill battle to restore its reputation.

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T-Mobile's New Data Breach Shows Its $150 Million Security Investment Isn't Cutting It

WIRED Threat Level

The mobile operator just suffered at least its fifth data breach since 2018, despite promising to spend a fortune shoring up its systems. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks Security / Security News

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why Attackers Target GitHub, and How You Can Secure It

Dark Reading

The unfettered collaboration of the GitHub model creates a security headache. Follow these seven principles to help relieve the pain

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

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Cover Your SaaS: How to Overcome Security Challenges and Risks For Your Organization

Speaker: Ronald Eddings, Cybersecurity Expert and Podcaster

In this webinar, Ronald Eddings, Cybersecurity Expert, will outline the relationship between SaaS apps and IT & security teams, along with several actionable solutions to overcome the new difficulties facing your organization.

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Disneyland Malware Team: It’s a Puny World After All

Krebs on Security

The Disneyland Team uses common misspellings for top bank brands in its domains. This candid view inside the Disneyland Team comes from Alex Holden , founder of the Milwaukee-based cybersecurity consulting firm Hold Security.

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RCS Secure Catches Its Next Big Wave

Dark Reading

Cybersecurity company RCS Secure announces round of Series A funding and name change as it rebrands to Third Wave Innovations

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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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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.

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Recovering from a Cyber Attack

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

If your organization stores data and is connected to the Internet, it is not a matter of “if” a cyber-security incident will happen; but rather, “when” this will occur. Organizations protecting their data is no longer “recommended;” it’s necessary.

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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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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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Cisco addressed several high-severity flaws in its products

Security Affairs

Cisco addressed multiple flaws impacting its products, including high-severity issues in identity, email, and web security solutions. Cisco addressed multiple vulnerabilities impacting some of its products, including high-severity flaws in identity, email, and web security products.

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Security at the Edge: Why It's Complicated

Dark Reading

Edge technology widens the attack surface by bringing data analysis closer to where it's collected. Now is the time for public and private sector groups to establish guidelines and identify security best-practices frameworks

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The Ultimate Guide to Hardening Windows Servers

IT Professional looking to harden your servers? ThreatLocker’s got you covered. The Ultimate Guide to Hardening Windows Servers offers tips and best practices to help mitigate cyber threats, better protect your servers, and secure your endpoints. Download today!

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CISA added 2 more security flaws to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

Security Affairs

CISA added more security flaws to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, including Windows and iOS flaws. The vulnerability was reported by an anonymous researcher and Apple confirmed that it is aware that this flaw “may have been actively exploited.”.

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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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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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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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The Business Cost of Phishing

Phishing is a problem that's plagued organizations for years. IT and Security teams will tell you that they’re spending too much time and money on phishing, but what does that mean? This report quantifies the financial impacts of phishing.

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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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NETGEAR fixes a severe bug in its routers. Patch it asap!

Security Affairs

“NETGEAR has released fixes for a pre-authentication buffer overflow security vulnerability” reads the advisory published by the company. Start typing your model number in the search box, then select your model from the drop-down menu as soon as it appears. Patch it asap!

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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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QNAP addresses a critical flaw impacting its NAS devices

Security Affairs

Taiwanese vendor QNAP is warning customers to install QTS and QuTS firmware updates to address a critical flaw impacting its NAS devices. The company urges customers to apply security updates as soon as possible.

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Italy announced its National Cybersecurity Strategy 2022/26

Security Affairs

Italy announced its National Cybersecurity Strategy for 2022/26, a crucial document to address cyber threats and increase the resilience of the country. A secure country is a more competitive country.

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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.

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IT Governance Podcast Episode 8: Twitter, Instagram, InterContinental and Cloud security

IT Governance

This week, we discuss allegations of data security failures at Twitter, a €405 million fine for Instagram, a cyber attack on InterContinental Hotels Group, and why Cloud security is so important.

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Security Affairs newsletter Round 395

Security Affairs

Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs free for you in your email box. The post Security Affairs newsletter Round 395 appeared first on Security Affairs. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived!

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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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