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Networking Security, Security

Privacy Shield review: Prepare for the worst

October 19, 2018

Via: CIO

CIOs should hope for the best but prepare for the worst when transferring personal information across the Atlantic. That’s the advice of experts watching the European Commission conduct its second annual review of the Privacy Shield data-sharing agreement. Privacy Shield […]


Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

GitHub security alerts now support Java and .NET projects

October 18, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Code hosting service GitHub has updated its platform this week, and among the many developer-centric changes, the company also rolled out three new security features for project owners. The most important of these new security improvements is the expansion of […]


Networking Security, Security

The challenge of providing a common defense in cyberspace

October 12, 2018

Via: FCW

The release of the White House’s National Cyber Strategy last month received little attention, but it marks a significant milestone with its recognition of the lawlessness of cyberspace. The strategy states of adversaries: “They hide behind notions of sovereignty while […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

DHS, FBI chiefs say cyber inflects every security and criminal threat

October 12, 2018

Via: FCW

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen told senators at an Oct. 10 hearing that globally pervasive internet connectivity not only makes the U.S. and its allies more susceptible to cyberattacks, it also makes it easier for terrorist organizations and transnational […]


Networking Security, Security

Mozilla resolves critical code execution flaw in Thunderbird email client

October 5, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Mozilla has resolved a critical vulnerability in the Thunderbird email client which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code by attackers. The security flaw, CVE-2018-12376, is a memory corruption issue that “with enough effort” could be exploited in order […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Justice Department files criminal charges against seven Russian spies over Fancy Bear cyberattacks

October 4, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

U.S. prosecutors have charged seven suspects accused of working for the Russian GRU, the country’s military intelligence unit. The Justice Department’s National Security Division alleged the seven hackers were part of “a conspiracy to use computer hacking to obtain non-public, […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Networking Security, Security

Palo Alto Networks to acquire RedLock for $173 M to beef up cloud security

October 3, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Palo Alto Networks launched in 2005 in the age of firewalls. As we all know by now, the enterprise expanded beyond the cozy confines of a firewall long ago and vendors like Palo Alto have moved to securing data in […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

First UEFI malware discovered in wild is laptop security software hijacked by Russians

October 2, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

ESET Research has published a paper detailing the discovery of a malware campaign that used repurposed commercial software to create a backdoor in computers’ firmware—a “rootkit,” active since at least early 2017 and capable of surviving the re-installation of the […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Windows 10 security: Here’s how we’re hitting back at fileless malware, says Microsoft

September 28, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has been working on an answer to some clever new techniques used in penetration-testing kits to bypass Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), its key security platform for protecting Windows 10 in the enterprise. Microsoft reports that it has […]


Networking Security, Security, Uncategorized

France records big jump in privacy complaints since GDPR

September 25, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Another European data protection agency has reported a sharp rise in the numbers of complaints since the EU updated its privacy framework four months ago, when GDPR came into force, updating regional data protection rules and introducing much higher penalties […]