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SamSam Ransomware Strain Kicks off 2018

Jan 23, 2018, 08:55 AM Ben Gane

Last year was the year that a single ransomware payment hit the $1 million mark. As the year progressed, we watched cybercriminals shift their focus from single users to targeted attacks on businesses and organizations. The massive scale of the WannaCry and Petya attacks sent...


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Fixing service failures with real-time solutions

Jan 23, 2018, 08:49 AM Ben Gane

Before turning to address the concept of repairing service failures with real-time solutions, the conflict of definitions about what real-time means in an on-demand world needs to be clarified so enterprises and service providers share the same expectations of what can be achieved. So-called real-time...


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Data is the new oil, but the refinery process is hard work

Jan 22, 2018, 09:08 AM Ben Gane

This is one of the top challenges for operators -- getting the right data in a usable format, ensuring that it's quality data. Again, organizational constraints are cited as a roadblock in terms of smoothing out this process and making it more efficient. Business users are not familiar with networks and...


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Do You Trust Your Updates?

Jan 22, 2018, 09:05 AM Ben Gane

Trust is a big concern. Who would you trust to give you parenting advice? Who would you trust for financial guidance? More and more we should be very careful about who we trust for cybersecurity guidance. How you do validate guidance and more importantly the resolution to a security...


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Fixing service failures with real-time solutions

Jan 19, 2018, 10:28 AM Ben Gane

Before turning to address the concept of repairing service failures with real-time solutions, the conflict of definitions about what real-time means in an on-demand world needs to be clarified so enterprises and service providers share the same expectations of what can be achieved. So-called...


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Forcepoint updates on Spectre and Meltdown

Jan 19, 2018, 10:27 AM Ben Gane

The year 2018 has gotten off to a tough start with the news of the Meltdown and Spectre (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754) vulnerabilities. This is a broad industry problem that affects almost everyone, everywhere. Processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM are all potentially...


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Why are Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry Rising Rapidly?

Jan 19, 2018, 10:17 AM Ben Gane

Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration received the preliminary findings of a review launched by the state’s Inspector General on January 2. The review was in response to a data breach involving 30,000 Medicaid recipients on November 15, 2017. The breach was a direct result of a staff...


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Why SD-WAN can create an SP network tailor-made

Jan 19, 2018, 10:15 AM Ben Gane

While service providers have been the traditional providers of connectivity services to enterprises, they have been somewhat limited to the commodity market of providing connections. The move to virtualization and ultimately telco cloud, which is enabled by network functions virtualization (NFV)...


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New year, new look - Dridex via compromised FTP

Jan 19, 2018, 10:09 AM Ben Gane

Forcepoint Security Labs have recently observed a peculiar email campaign distributing a variant of the Dridex banking trojan. The campaign used compromised FTP sites instead of the more usual HTTP link as download locations for malicious documents, exposing the credentials of the...


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So my Facebook has been hacked…what does that mean and what should I do?

Jan 17, 2018, 11:16 AM Ben Gane

​“If you’ve received a random message from me don’t click the link, my account has been hacked, lol” Chances are we have all received a message like this, or certainly should have, from friends or family who have had their Facebook accounts compromised and subsequently sent some or all...


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