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Category: Networking Security


Networking Security, Security

DHS mandates new security standards for federal networks

October 17, 2017

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security is requiring agencies to use new email and web security guidelines that address man-in-the-middle attacks. A binding operational directive from DHS gives federal agencies 90 days to implement a pair of tools, Domain-based Message Authentication […]


Networking Security, Security

House bill looks to secure IoT ecosystem

October 11, 2017

Via: FCW

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), the ranking member of the IT Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is looking to help improve the security and oversight of the emerging internet-of-things ecosystem. A discussion draft of Kelly’s Internet of […]


Networking Security, Security

Ransomware is now big business on the dark web and malware developers are cashing in

October 11, 2017

Via: ZDnet

The total value of ransomware sales on dark web market places has rocketed from $250,000 to over $6m in just a year as demand for the file-encrypting malware grows. Ransomware has hardly been away from the public eye this year, […]


Networking Security, Security

FireEye Launches New Endpoint Security Solution, Incentives For Channel

September 25, 2017

Via: CRN

FireEye announced on Monday the launch of its long-awaited endpoint security offering, which it said is a key piece in its evolution to a more channel-focused company. FireEye Endpoint 4.0, formerly known under the HX brand, will now be generally […]


Networking Security, Security

3 Tips for Making Better Investments in Security

September 15, 2017

Via: InformationWeek

Information security’s role is becoming more strategic, but its approach to making investment decisions hasn’t kept pace. To better align security investments with enterprise strategy, IT and security leaders must stay focused on the right risks, add rigor to decision […]


Networking Security, Security

3 Ways Blockchain is Changing Cybersecurity

September 14, 2017

Via: InformationWeek

Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies are making their way from the dark alleys of SilkRoad and AlphaBay into the mainstream. Suddenly, investing in these digital currencies has become something of a fad, with hedge funds and Wall Street pundits getting […]


Networking Security, Policy

NBIB confirms 700,000 security clearance backlog

September 7, 2017

Via: FCW

A top official confirmed the government is working to whittle down a backlog of more than 700,000 security clearance applications, while streamlining and updating its background investigation process. During a panel discussion at the Intelligence and National Security Summit in […]


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Data Brokers and why is privacy protection valuable

August 10, 2017

Via: Russel Edwards

During a recent conversation I was surprised to find out that not all people understand the value of privacy protection. Unless confronted with the perspective of their data ending up in malicious hands, of course. However, when talking about privacy […]


Networking Security, Security

FBI warns on IP addresses

August 7, 2017

Via: FCW

The FBI sent out a flash notice in late July warning of a broad persistent cyberattack campaign backed by a group with assets based in Iran targeting U.S., Middle Eastern, and European networks. A July 25 alert warned of “malicious […]


Networking Security, Security

Google’s new scheme to connect online to offline shopping scrutinized

August 1, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

A privacy advocacy group has filed a formal legal complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission, asking the agency to begin an investigation “into Google’s in-store tracking algorithm to determine whether it adequately protects the privacy of millions of American […]