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Operations Security, Security

Slack hands over control of encryption keys to regulated customers

March 18, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Slack announced today that it is launching Enterprise Key Management (EKM) for Slack, a new tool that enables customers to control their encryption keys in the enterprise version of the communications app. The keys are managed in the AWS KMS […]


Networking Security, Security

Desperate to get through to execs, some cybersecurity vendors are resorting to lies and blackmail

March 18, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

The cybersecurity vendor marketplace is growing so crowded that some companies have been resorting to extreme tactics to get security executives on the phone to pitch their products, including lying about security emergencies and threatening to expose insignificant breaches to […]


Operations Security, Security

Nasty WinRAR bug is being actively exploited to install hard-to-detect malware

March 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Malicious hackers wasted no time exploiting a nasty code-execution vulnerability recently disclosed in WinRAR, a Windows file-compression program with 500 million users worldwide. The in-the-wild attacks install malware that, at the time this post was going live, was undetected by […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Hacking and Cyber Attack Ruled Out as Cause of Mystery 14-Hour Facebook Outage

March 14, 2019

Via: Fortune

A widespread outage affecting the Facebook (FB, -1.74%) family of apps for more than 14 hours on Wednesday and Thursday remains unexplained. Worldwide, many users reported issues using Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Oculus VR and WhatsApp. For some, the websites were […]


Mobile Security, Security

RSA Show Underscores Need for Security Focus in App Dev

March 12, 2019

Via: InformationWeek

Speakers and exhibitors at last week’s RSA Conference outlined why DevSecOps need to be implemented throughout the software development cycle. As Amazon Web Services Senior Manager Steve Andrews blogged in July, “Leaving security out of DevOps is asking for trouble.” […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

A “serious” Windows zeroday is being actively exploited in the wild

March 8, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Google security officials are advising Windows users to ensure they’re using the latest version 10 of the Microsoft operating system to protect themselves against a “serious,” unpatched vulnerability that attackers have been actively exploiting in the wild. Unidentified attackers have […]


Networking Security, Security

‘Justice will have its day’: Beijing backs Huawei’s lawsuit against US government

March 8, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

China’s government voiced its support for Huawei’s legal challenge against the U.S. on Friday, saying the technology firm has the right to refuse to be “victimized like silent lambs.” Huawei filed a lawsuit on Thursday claiming that a ban on […]


Networking Security, Security

Zuckerberg: Facebook will shift focus to private networks instead of open ones

March 7, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a more-than-3,000-word blog post that seems to declare a major shift in Facebook’s strategy. In it, he says he believes that “a privacy-focused communications platform will become even more important than today’s open […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Open source software breaches surge in the past 12 months

March 4, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Security breaches related to open-source security projects are on the rise and a lack of time being made available to developers to resolve vulnerabilities is believed to be to blame. According to Sonatype’s DevSecOps Community Survey, in which over 5,500 […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Networking Security, Security

Microsoft unveils new cloud-based enterprise security tools

February 28, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft today unveiled a pair of new cloud-based security offerings aimed at helping large organizations cope with advanced security threats. The announcement comes ahead of the RSA Conference, where the two products will be showcased for security professionals. Azure Sentinel […]