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Bridging Legacy and New BDR

Oct 12, 2017, 08:34 AM Ben Gane

If you’re still using an old legacy system for backup and disaster recovery, you’ve probably noticed by now that it hasn’t kept up with the rest of the business landscape. Successful cybercrime attacks like ransomware and user expectations for 24/7 uptime have put radical new demands on...

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, October 2017

Oct 11, 2017, 08:50 AM Ben Gane

October is here and brings with it patches for 62 CVEs and a handful of additional advisories. 28 of the vulnerabilities patched are rated "Critical" and 34 are rated "Important". The largest number of vulnerabilities patched (18 total) reside in the Microsoft Scripting engine...

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Linux Users, especially those in IoT, remain At-risk

Oct 11, 2017, 08:48 AM Ben Gane

If you are a Linux user you might want to keep an extra eye on your systems and be ready to patch — as soon as patches do become available that is. Google researchers this week made public seven vulnerabilities they uncovered in the Linux DNS software package Dnsmasq...

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WannaCry Ransomware Sold in the Middle Eastern and North African Underground

Oct 11, 2017, 08:46 AM Ben Gane

For $50, one could purportedly get a lifetime license to upgradeable variants of WannaCry. We saw this advertisement in an Arabic-speaking underground forum on May 14, two days after WannaCry’s outbreak. Indeed, a threat that left a trail of significant damage in its wake was...

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Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everybody’s Business

Oct 11, 2017, 08:43 AM Ben Gane

What can individual users do to preserve cybersecurity at work? Your organization is spending on cybersecurity tools, you have an awareness program, and if you look you will find that there are standards and procedures for choosing and maintaining products to help keep information secure...

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Bargains and brotherhood: The underground Digital Souks of the Middle East

Oct 11, 2017, 08:41 AM Ben Gane

The release of our report “Digital Souks: A glimpse into the Middle Eastern and North African underground” marks the 12th in our Cybercriminal Underground Economy Series (CUES). Having previously published several papers covering the Japanese, French, German...

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2 arrested in Sri Lanka in Taiwan bank hack

Oct 10, 2017, 09:16 AM Ben Gane

Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department, in collaboration with Taiwanese law enforcement, has apprehended two suspects in Colombo for allegedly aiding in the hacking of a bank in Taiwan that culminated in the theft of millions of dollars...

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Dnsmasq: A Reality Check and Remediation Practices

Oct 10, 2017, 08:59 AM Ben Gane

Dnsmasq is the de-facto tool for meeting the DNS/DHCP requirements of small servers and embedded devices. Recently, Google Security researchers identified seven vulnerabilities that can allow a remote attacker to execute code on, leak information from, or crash a device running...

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Want to Save Money and Improve Cybersecurity? Better Call SAM

Oct 10, 2017, 08:37 AM Ben Gane

If you’re going to manage and secure your IT environment, you need to know what’s in your IT environment. Effective software asset management (SAM) can help you do all three – and save your enterprise some money, too...

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Rethinking your cybersecurity approach: thoughts from a CIO

Oct 10, 2017, 08:36 AM Ben Gane

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this week the theme is “Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business.” As CIO of Forcepoint, I’m keenly aware of how important it is for cybersecurity to be a shared concern across the business. As cyber attacks rise...

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