Category: Security

Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

The President Is Missing… a few finer points on how the cyber works in this novel

June 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

If you hadn’t heard, former President William Jefferson Clinton and well-established mass-production author James Patterson have collaborated on a novel titled The President Is Missing. The book is a political cyber-thriller of sorts, the second such book from a member […]

Mobile Security, Mobility, Security, Software, Tech

Apple bans developers from creating, selling user Contacts databases

June 13, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple is trying to make it harder for developers to abuse users’ information collected through apps. According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines last week with more detailed rules on what developers can do […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security, Uncategorized

For almost 11 years, hackers could easily bypass 3rd-party macOS signature checks

June 12, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

For almost 11 years, hackers have had an easy way to get macOS malware past the scrutiny of a host of third-party security tools by tricking them into believing the malicious wares were signed by Apple, researchers said Tuesday. Digital […]

Networking Security, Security

Three months later, a mass exploit of powerful Web servers continues

June 7, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

More than 115,000 websites—many run by major universities, government organizations, and media companies—remained wide open to hacker takeovers because they hadn’t installed critical patches released 10 weeks ago, security researcher Troy Mursch said Monday. A separate researcher reported on Tuesday […]

Networking Security, Security

VPNFilter malware infecting 500,000 devices is worse than we thought

June 6, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Two weeks ago, officials in the private and public sectors warned that hackers working for the Russian government infected more than 500,000 consumer-grade routers in 54 countries with malware that could be used for a range of nefarious purposes. Now, […]

Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

White House names new top homeland security advisor

June 5, 2018

Via: FCW

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Doug Fears will take up a senior National Security Council post that includes being the top White House official on cybersecurity, the Trump administration announced June 1. Fears will double as the senior White House cybersecurity […]

Mobile Security, Security

A host of new security enhancements is coming to iOS and macOS

June 5, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple on Monday previewed a variety of security and privacy features it plans to add to macOS and iOS operating systems, including encrypted Facetime group calls, password-management tools, and camera and microphone protections. The company also released a beta version […]

Networking Security, Security

Senate Dems push to restore White House cyber chief

June 1, 2018

Via: FCW

Nineteen Democratic senators are urging the White House to restore the recently abolished national cybersecurity coordinator post. Shortly after the April departure of Rob Joyce, who’d held the position since March 2017, National Security Advisor John Bolton eliminated the position […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Internet security: Slaying the botnet beast and the DDoS dragon

May 31, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Improving device security, better coordination between infrastructure companies, and smarter procurement by businesses are all part of tackling the botnet menace, according to a US government report. The snappily titled Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Cyber insurance: Is it worth the investment?

May 30, 2018

Via: CIO

Last year, Aon Inpoint reported about 80 percent of buyers of stand-alone cyber premiums were medium-sized to large companies. However, smaller firms are increasingly assessing their cyber exposure risk as concerns about the potential impact of a cyber incident continue […]