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A Look Back: Reviewing the Worst Cyber Attacks of 2017 and the Lessons Learned

Feb 12, 2018, 08:37 AM Ben Gane

It seems that each year that passes is worse than the last in terms of hacking and cyber attacks, and 2017 was no exception.“Surprising no one, 2017 was marked another ‘worst year ever’ in data breaches and cyber incidents around the world,” said Jeff Wilbur, director of the Internet Society’s...

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Forcepoint operating system lockdown tool now open source

Feb 12, 2018, 08:33 AM Ben Gane

Forcepoint’s operating system (OS) lockdown tool, formerly known as Security Blanket, is now an open source project called “OS Lockdown.”This powerful tool is used to harden systems by aligning settings with published STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guide), custom profiles built...

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Malware Protection Against Today’s Extreme Cybersecurity Threats

Feb 7, 2018, 11:17 AM Jenna Clements

Malware protection is more important today than ever since cybersecurity threats are on the rise. No great surprise there, right? But why, exactly, are cyber security threats so prevalent? The uptick is in no small part due to how much easier it is to take up the mantle of cyber attacker...

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Keeping the lights on

Feb 1, 2018, 08:38 AM Ben Gane

If there’s one industry where being kept in the dark is a very bad thing, it’s the energy and utility sector. Keeping the lights on and limiting outages is an imperative for energy providers. This has led suppliers to examine how digital transformation (DX) can improve their ability to maintain service availability...

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The Evolution of Ransomware

Feb 1, 2018, 08:35 AM Ben Gane

While many businesses and individual users understand that ransomware isn't a new threat, many don't actually know how long this particular infection style has been utilized by hackers. The first attacks took place more than a decade ago, and since then, ransomware authors have...

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How your enterprise applications could be putting your company at risk

Jan 31, 2018, 12:09 PM Ben Gane

The typical company, large or small, depends on a number of different enterprise applications in order to ensure that employees can complete critical, daily tasks. Apps like those for enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, screen and file sharing have become commonplace...

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Security Controls and Third-Party Patching: Ivanti Has an Ear for It

Jan 31, 2018, 09:09 AM Ben Gane

You’ve likely heard of perfect pitch. Only one in 10,000 people is blessed with the trait, but when it comes to security controls and patching third-party applications, virtually every IT department can achieve “perfect patch.” Perfect pitch—or absolute pitch—is the rare ability to identify or sing a...

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Hacker uses malware to steal, resell gas in major Russian fraud scheme

Jan 30, 2018, 08:51 AM Ben Gane

Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) agents arrested a Russian national in Stavropol on Sunday for launching a large malware campaign targeting gas stations in southern Russia, informs Russian news outlet Rosbalt. According to the investigation, Denis Zayev created a malicious program...

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How you can make every day data privacy (and protection) day

Jan 29, 2018, 08:37 AM Ben Gane

Every year on January 28 the world sets its sights on the privacy of individuals and the protection of data. Now celebrated in over 50 countries, the original goal set out over 11 years ago was to raise awareness of what personal data is collected and processed and why, and what an individual’s rights...

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New ransomware attack forces hospitals to turn away patients

Jan 26, 2018, 09:11 AM Ben Gane

Allscripts, a provider of electronic health record (EHR) technology to hospitals, was hit by ransomware this week, provoking an outage that affected thousands of physicians’ practices and healthcare providers across the United States. Allscripts reportedly handles data for 180,000 physicians...

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