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Policy, State & Local

Georgia DA investigating Trump asks FBI for security help

January 31, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The prosecutor who’s investigating whether Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to overturn Joe Biden’s presidential election victory is asking the FBI for security help after the former president railed against prosecutors investigating […]


Cybersecurity

Hackers launch over 840,000 attacks through Log4J flaw

December 14, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Hackers including Chinese state-backed groups have launched more than 840,000 attacks on companies globally since last Friday, according to researchers, through a previously unnoticed vulnerability in a widely used piece of open-source software called Log4J. Cyber security group Check Point […]


Cybersecurity, Networking & Wireless, Tech

T-Mobile confirms it was hacked after customer data posted online

August 17, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

T-Mobile has confirmed “unauthorized access” to its systems, days after a portion of customer data was listed for sale on a known cybercriminal forum. The U.S. cell giant, which last year completed a $26 billion merger with Sprint, confirmed an […]


Cybersecurity

Zoom reaches $85M settlement in ‘Zoombombing’ lawsuit

August 2, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the video conferencing giant of violating users’ privacy by sharing their data with third parties without permission and enabling “Zoombombing” incidents. Zoombombing, a term coined by TechCrunch […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

Securing infrastructure as code: Perils and best practices

July 8, 2021

Via: CSO Online

As organizations embrace cloud computing, the rate of infrastructure-as-code (IaC) adoption continues to rise. As with many new technologies, security is often bolted onto IaC or forgotten entirely. Securing IaC is important. Here’s how to best do so and the […]


Cybersecurity

12 cybersecurity startups to watch

July 8, 2021

Via: CSO Online

If you want to know what’s new in cybersecurity, watch what the startup vendors are doing. They typically begin with an innovative idea and are unfettered by an installed base and its mainstream approach. Startups often tackle problems no one […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

Don’t migrate your problems to the cloud

May 14, 2021

Via: InfoWorld all

The cloud is typically a destination for systems needing to be modernized to take advantage of technologies such as AI, predictive analytics, or a hundred other cloud services. It’s typically cheaper, it can be allocated and changed in minutes, and […]


IT Policy, Tech

Short seller says Lemonade website bug exposed insurance customers’ account data

May 13, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

An activist short seller has written a letter to the chief executive of insurance giant Lemonade with details of an “accidentally discovered” security flaw that exposes customers’ account data. Carson Block, founder of investment research firm Muddy Waters Research, sent […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

Emerging open cloud security framework has backing of Microsoft, Google and IBM

May 5, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Each of the big cloud platforms has its own methodology for passing on security information to logging and security platforms, leaving it to the vendors to find proprietary ways to translate that into a format that works for their tool. […]


Cybersecurity

Microsoft Warns of 25 Critical Vulnerabilities in IoT, Industrial Devices

April 30, 2021

Via: Threat Post

Security researchers at Microsoft are warning the industry about 25 as-yet undocumented critical memory-allocation vulnerabilities across a number of vendors’ IoT and industrial devices that threat actors could exploit to execute malicious code across a network or cause an entire […]