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Report Says 1.9 Billion Data Records Were Compromised During First-Half 2017 Breaches

Nov 20, 2017, 09:59 AM Ben Gane

What were the biggest cyber security culprits in the first half of 2017 from a data breach standpoint? Identity theft and poor internal security practices, according to the latest Breach Level Index (BLI) Report by Gemalto...


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Helping to Secure your PostgreSQL Database

Nov 20, 2017, 08:49 AM Ben Gane

When big high-tech companies like Apple, Red Hat and Cisco use PostgreSQL in their data infrastructure, you can be certain that PostgreSQL ranks up there with the bigger relational database managers. PostgreSQL is an enterprise-level open source database that has been in production...


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New EMOTET Hijacks a Windows API, Evades Sandbox and Analysis

Nov 20, 2017, 08:42 AM Ben Gane

We discussed the re-emergence of banking malware EMOTET in September and how it has adopted a wider scope since it wasn’t picky about the industries it attacks. We recently discovered that EMOTET has a new iteration (detected as TSPY_EMOTET.SMD10) with a few changes...


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Visa debit card converts cryptocurrency to pounds for payments across UK

Nov 17, 2017, 13:00 PM Ben Gane

Paying for your groceries or a doctor’s visit with bitcoin by card is closer than you think. A recently launched British cryptocurrency exchange website, London Block Exchange (LBX), announced plans to launch in a few weeks a card in partnership with Visa that will allow cryptocurrency...


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Pursuing The Right to be Left Alone

Nov 17, 2017, 09:07 AM Ben Gane

The three pillars of privacy, defined in “The Right to Privacy” (4 Harvard L.R. 193 (Dec 15, 1890)), are 1) the right to know what information is gathered about you, 2) the right to know how it will be used, and 3) the right to be left alone. The European Union has incorporated these principles into...


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Skype fined €30,000 for not giving user data to Belgian authorities in criminal investigation

Nov 17, 2017, 08:57 AM Ben Gane

Skype lost a legal appeal in Antwerp, Belgium, on Nov. 15, and now has to pay the fine of €30,000 for not supplying Belgian authorities with information requested in an investigation dating from 2012, writes Reuters...


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Start anywhere: human-centric cybersecurity for today's zero perimeter world

Nov 17, 2017, 08:51 AM Ben Gane

It’s time to rethink cybersecurity. Today Forcepoint is pleased to announce a different approach to a critical question being asked by today’s organizations: how do you protect your people (wherever they choose to do their work) and your data (wherever it resides), without frustrating...


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Terdot: Zeus-based malware strikes back with a blast from the past

Nov 17, 2017, 08:34 AM Ben Gane

Malware authors are surely known for their ability to fly under the radar. But every once in a while, details about their operations surface on the web. This is the case of a handful of malware operations that managed to gain unwanted attention by having their source code leaked. Mirai, KINS,...


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What is your security's org chart?

Nov 16, 2017, 08:42 AM Ben Gane

When viewed as a network schematic, most architectures appear relatively straightforward. But don’t be deceived by this simplicity. Scale, availability and security are at a constant tug of war. It’s getting more difficult to separate business processes from network infrastructure; the network...


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How To Budget For Cyber Security in 2018

Nov 16, 2017, 08:40 AM Ben Gane

As Q4 begins in earnest, now is the time to start making considerations for next year's budgets. This is especially true for the company's IT and cyber security budgets – a difficult decision with so many robust technologies and new threats emerging...


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