Tag: Security

Policy, State & Local

How state, local government need to build a cyber resilience strategy for email

October 13, 2017

Via: StateScoop

As state and local government agencies fight against an onslaught of threats like ransomware and phishing, a standard cybersecurity strategic plan isn’t enough. Those threats are bombarding agencies at an unprecedented rate — and a good chunk of them are […]

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 […]

Operations Security, Security

​Serious Linux kernel security bug fixed

October 2, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Sometimes old fixed bugs come back to bite us. That’s the case with CVE-2017-1000253, a Local Privilege Escalation Linux kernel bug. This is a problem with how the Linux kernel loaded Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) executables. If an ELF […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Flawed Apple Mac firmware updates may leave them vulnerable to attack

September 29, 2017

Via: ZDnet

A flaw in the way Apple Mac firmware is updated could leave users unprotected from targeted cyber attacks – even though they believe the correct updates have been applied. Researchers at Duo Labs analysed over 73,000 Mac systems and found […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

How cyber impacts the full spectrum of terror threats

September 28, 2017

Via: FCW

Despite the immediate logistical demands of three catastrophic hurricanes in the last two months and various geopolitical flashpoints, cybersecurity remains a key issue and very much on the minds of top federal defenders. “There is no longer a ‘home game’ […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

After huge Equifax breach, CEO “retires”

September 26, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

In the wake of a stunning security breach that has sent shock waves throughout the financial world, Equifax’s CEO, Richard Smith, has stepped down from his post. According to a Tuesday press release, Smith’s “retirement” is effective today. The company’s […]

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 […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Data Breach At Credit Services Company Equifax Affects 143 Million Customers

September 8, 2017

Via: CRN

Equifax revealed a huge data breach on Thursday, affecting 143 million customers of its credit and information services. The credit reporting agency said the breach included information on names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses, and some driver’s license numbers. […]

Mobile Security, Security

Android Oreo: Google adds in more Linux kernel security features

August 31, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Google has outlined four key kernel hardening features its engineers have backported from upstream Linux to Android kernels on devices that ship with Android 8.0 Oreo. They will benefit “all Android kernels supported in devices that first ship with this […]