Category: Networking Security

Networking Security, Security

Thoma Bravo makes $3.9 billion offer to acquire security firm Sophos

October 14, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Sophos announced this morning that private equity firm Thoma Bravo, has agreed to buy the British company for £3.1 billion ($3.9 billion USD). The price is based on $7.40 USD per share and the company indicated that the board of […]

Networking Security, Security

Why big ISPs aren’t happy about Google’s plans for encrypted DNS

October 1, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

When you visit a new website, your computer probably submits a request to the domain name system (DNS) to translate the domain name (like to an IP address. Currently, most DNS queries are unencrypted, which raises privacy and security […]

Networking Security, Security

Cisco warning: These routers running IOS have 9.9/10-severity security flaw

September 26, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Cisco has disclosed over a dozen high-severity vulnerabilities affecting the widely deployed Cisco IOS and IOS XE network automation software, including a nasty one affecting its industrial routers and grid routers. The company is also warning customers to disable an […]

Networking Security, Security

Fake veteran hiring site downloads spyware instead of jobs

September 25, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

A “threat group” previously identified as being behind a set of attacks on IT providers in Saudi Arabia has now been spotted targeting US military veterans and companies with a malicious web page that purports to be an employment site. […]

Networking Security, Security

Microsoft urges Windows users to install emergency security patch

September 24, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Microsoft has warned Windows users to install an “emergency” out-of-band security patch. The software giant said in an advisory that a security flaw in some versions of Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to remotely run malicious code on an […]

Networking, Networking Security, Security, Tech

Senator Warner seeks “grand alliance” to protect against surveillance threat from China’s tech dominance

September 20, 2019

Via: CSO Online

When it comes to technology policy, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee, is clearly concerned about the power China holds, particularly when it comes to trusting China’s leading tech suppliers and the prospect of a […]

Networking Security, Security

A Chinese APT is now going after Pulse Secure and Fortinet VPN servers

September 5, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A group of Chinese state-sponsored hackers is targeting enterprise VPN servers from Fortinet and Pulse Secure after details about security flaws in both products became public knowledge last month. The attacks are being carried out by a group known as […]

Networking Security, Security

Huawei accuses the US government of using ‘unscrupulous means’ to disrupt its business

September 3, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Huawei accused the U.S. government of “using every tool at its disposal” including “unscrupulous” tactics “to disrupt the normal business operations of Huawei and its partners.” The company issued a statement Tuesday in response to The Wall Street Journal article […]

Networking Security, Security

BEC overtakes ransomware and data breaches in cyber-insurance claims

September 2, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Business email compromise (BEC) has overtaken ransomware and data breaches as the main reason companies filed a cyber-insurance claim in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Asia) region last year, said insurance giant AIG. According to statistics published in […]

Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Ransomware threat raises National Guard’s role in state cybersecurity

August 26, 2019

Via: StateScoop

National Guard units already play a large role in state governments’ cybersecurity activities, such as protecting election systems, but the threat of ransomware to cripple a state or city organization is a growing concern for uniformed personnel, the top military […]