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Category: Networking Security


Networking Security, Security

California can enforce net neutrality law, judge rules in loss for ISPs

February 24, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

California can start enforcing the net neutrality law it enacted over two years ago, a federal judge ruled yesterday in a loss for Internet service providers. Broadband-industry lobby groups’ motion for a preliminary injunction was denied by Judge John Mendez […]


Networking Security, Security

10 things work-from-home employees can do now to help protect the network

February 23, 2021

Via: CSO Online

With the pandemic turning the business world upside down, offices look less like hives of activity and more like ghost towns. Employees have had to make do with working from home, a dangerous proposition from the perspective of any risk-averse […]


Federal, Networking Security, Policy, Security

COPPA explained: How this law protects children’s privacy

February 8, 2021

Via: CSO Online

What is COPPA? The COPPA law, summarized The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, is a U.S. law that aims to protect the privacy and personally identifying information of children under the age of 13 who use online services. […]


Networking Security, Security

Government censorship threats over TikTok spiked interest in VPNs

February 8, 2021

Via: ZDnet

TikTok, the video-sharing social network, drove a lot of interest from consumers last year. It also piqued their interest in Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), according to new research. The research by Brooklyn, NY-based security advisors Security.org found that interest in […]


Networking Security, Security

Biden administration brings expertise, new attitude to cybersecurity

February 4, 2021

Via: CSO Online

The Biden administration has hit the ground running on cybersecurity, reportedly getting ready to nominate what some have called a “world-class” cybersecurity team of officials and prioritizing efforts to tackle the worst hack in US history, the SolarWinds breach. The […]


Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

The U.S. Spent $2.2 Million on a Cybersecurity System That Wasn’t Implemented — and Might Have Stopped a Major Hack

February 3, 2021

Via: Government Executive

As America struggles to assess the damage from the devastating SolarWinds cyberattack discovered in December, ProPublica has learned of a promising defense that could shore up the vulnerability the hackers exploited: a system the federal government funded but has never […]


Networking Security, Security

Remote work raises threats from consumer IoT devices

February 2, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Security researcher Andrei Costin started to work from home many years ago, and when it comes to security internet of things (IoT) devices, he had his fair share of eyebrow-raising moments. “There were several instances where I had replaced my […]


Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Tips to harden Active Directory against SolarWinds-type attacks

January 27, 2021

Via: CSO Online

The SolarWinds/Solorigate attacks used some concerning methodologies. One of them has been what is called the Golden SAML attack process. Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) enables the exchange of authentication and authorization information between trusted parties. The Golden SAML technique […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Networking Security, Security

Google new cloud service aims to bring zero trust security to the web

January 27, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Google has announced general availability of BeyondCorp Enterprise, a new security service from Google Cloud based on the principle of designing networks with zero trust. As US security companies come to terms with the SolarWinds supply chain hack, Google and […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Fake collaboration apps are stealing data as staff struggle with home working security

January 19, 2021

Via: ZDnet

There’s been a significant rise in organisations encountering malware attacks on remote devices over the course of the last year as employees have been forced to work from home. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has resulted in more remote working than […]