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Why NY State Financial Firms Should Consider a New Regulation the Floor, Not the Ceiling

Feb 22, 2018, 09:02 AM Ben Gane

As major milestone dates imposed by the pioneering and prescriptive New York State Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation (PDF) kick in on its first anniversary, now is an opportune time to consider the impact they will have on your financial services organization. Financial services...

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Intelligent Automation is needed for DDoS defence

Feb 22, 2018, 08:57 AM Ben Gane

Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS) are among the most widely utilized attack type targeting service provider and enterprise organizations. As a result, these organizations are increasingly challenged to handle the volume and diversity of attacks. The 13th annual Worldwide Infrastructure...

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File Director 4.5: What You Need to Know

Feb 22, 2018, 08:54 AM Ben Gane

As more organizations look to harness the possibilities of cloud storage to decrease datacenter costs and raise efficiency, providers such as Microsoft are using the offer of 1TB of storage for every Office 365 business user to encourage use of their service. Let’s face it this is a great offer, but it has...

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Over 50% of young Brits reuse password for multiple online accounts

Feb 22, 2018, 08:52 AM Ben Gane

Hackers targeting young Britons might find it easier than they think. According to the most recent UK government Cyber Awareness Campaign, over half of British citizens between 18 and 25 reuse a password for multiple accounts, including social media and online shopping networks. Some...

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Facebook aims to outsmart future high-tech election meddlers with 1861 technology

Feb 21, 2018, 08:53 AM Ben Gane

To prevent high-tech meddling in US national elections of the future, Facebook plans to use a technology dating back to 1861 – the humble postcard. The social media giant plans to use the cards, first patented in 1861 in Philadelphia, as a form of two-factor authentication to confirm that political...

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Securing Our Connected Car Future with Panasonic

Feb 21, 2018, 08:42 AM Ben Gane

There are few more exciting frontiers of the Internet of Things (IoT) than connected cars. Gartner predicts that there will be 61 million vehicles with built-in connectivity on our roads by 2020. But as we drive ever closer to a future where autonomous vehicles are a commonplace sight, we must be alert...

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Russian hackers sentenced to prison in US for compromising 160 million credit cards

Feb 20, 2018, 09:02 AM Ben Gane

Two Muscovites have been sentenced to years in prison for their roles in the biggest data breach conspiracy ever prosecuted in the United States. Three co-conspirators are still at large. Vladimir Drinkman, 37 and Dmitriy Smilianets, 34, had previously pleaded guilty for their roles in the...

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Using SpamTitan spam filtering with Microsoft Office 365 – the perfect fit!

Feb 19, 2018, 11:27 AM Ben Gane

Office 365 in the cloud has some great advantages. Microsoft manages the software updates,making it easier for the IT support services. You can collaborate in real time using different mobile devices and PCs. According to Adalloms annual Cloud Usage Risk Report...

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Russian nuclear weapons engineers detained after using facility’s supercomputer to mine cryptocurrency

Feb 19, 2018, 09:30 AM Ben Gane

Reminiscent of the California Gold Rush, the cryptocurrency phenomenon has captured the minds of virtually everyone who understands digital currency. And those with the means to ‘mine’ it will go to great lengths to do so, as evidenced most recently by engineers at a nuclear weapons plant in...

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NotPetya/GoldenEye back in the spotlight: UK officially points finger to Kremlin for June 2017 cyberattack

Feb 16, 2018, 09:04 AM Ben Gane

2017 has already gone down as the worst year on record from a cybersecurity standpoint. But the world is still not over the two infamous attacks deployed by hackers in May (WannaCry) and June (NotPetya/Goldeneye) of last year, which together dealt billions of dollars’ worth of damages to...

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