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Most-popular websites use ‘keylogger-as-a-service’ for analytics, researchers find

Nov 24, 2017, 08:55 AM Ben Gane

Third-party scripts on hundreds of popular websites have been extracting personal information from visitors in “increasingly intrusive ways,” according to researchers at Princeton University.

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7 Essential Real-World Security Questions to Ask Today (Pt. 2 of 2)

Nov 24, 2017, 08:53 AM Ben Gane

Question 5: Do we have a consistent process for adding new applications (including cloud/SaaS) to our whitelist as demanded by the business — and applying the appropriate policies to them?...

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Android phones collect location data when GPS is off, send it to Google

Nov 24, 2017, 08:52 AM Ben Gane

Android phones have been collecting user data even when the GPS function is turned off, Google confirmed following an investigation by Quartz Media. Starting this year, Android phones have accessed data on users’ locations...

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Can network operations and security operations be friends?

Nov 24, 2017, 08:49 AM Ben Gane

Despite advances in cybersecurity and application performance management, today’s enterprises continue to be challenged with achieving full visibility into the network interdependencies, preventing effective performance triage and threat mitigation. For example, in the latest SANS survey...

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Massive email campaign spreads Scarab ransomware

Nov 24, 2017, 08:47 AM Ben Gane

In a similar fashion to the Jaff ransomware, Forcepoint Security Labs have observed another piece of ransomware called “Scarab” being pushed by the infamous Necurs botnet. The massive email campaign started at approximately 07:30 UTC and is active as of 13:30 today, totalling over 12.5...

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7 Essential Real-World Security Questions to Ask Today (Pt. 1 of 2)

Nov 24, 2017, 08:45 AM Ben Gane

Every company needs to be secure. And there are lots of security technologies that help address this goal. In the real world, however, security has a context. And that context is a business or organization that’s pursuing goals...

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Uber Chief Security Officer fired after massive data-breach cover up

Nov 23, 2017, 10:26 AM Ben Gane

Uber Chief Security Office Joe Sullivan and the lawyer reporting to him were fired after paying hackers $100,000 to cover up a massive data breach from October 2016, the company’s CEO confirmed on Tuesday, Bloomberg writes. The ride-service provider was hacked after two cyber criminals...

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Uber: How Not To Handle A Breach

Nov 23, 2017, 09:07 AM Ben Gane

Uber is a company that is embattled on all fronts. From a very public power struggle to labour issues to regulatory challenges to a reportedly toxic culture, Uber sits in a precarious position...

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Reflections of Dreamforce

Nov 23, 2017, 08:56 AM Ben Gane

Earlier this month, Salesforce.com invited Forcepoint to present a session and participate in a panel at their annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. The theme of the event was “Be a Trailblazer,” which resonated for me as a technologist. Throughout the conference there was a resounding...

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Is DraaS Right for You?

Nov 23, 2017, 08:54 AM Ben Gane

If you associate disaster recovery with stress and chaos, you’ve probably wanted to hand it all off to someone else at some point. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) can sound pretty appealing that way – experts step in with advanced technology and deep BDR experience to...

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