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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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Leaky Buckets: 10 Worst Amazon S3 Breaches

Jan 26, 2018, 09:07 AM Ben Gane

The last year has proved out about security naysayers' warnings about the undisciplined use of cloud architectures. While many organizations work hard to secure data stored on cloud stores, the truth is that there's a lot of work to go. That fact is made abundantly clear by the growing number of...

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Bitdefender discovers emerging IoT botnet that uses custom-built peer-to-peer communication

Jan 26, 2018, 09:03 AM Ben Gane

Bitdefender researchers have uncovered an emerging botnet comprised of infected IoT devices such as DVR cameras, routers, NAS devices and other types of networking equipment.The botnet included hundreds of devices on January 10 when Bitdefender researchers discovered it...

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Got AV? Good Start! Now it’s Time to Protect Your Entire Family

Jan 26, 2018, 08:48 AM Ben Gane

We all know cyberspace can be a scary place. That’s why Trend Micro is here to protect your digital life with a range of comprehensive security products. But we’ve noticed that some of our customers are only protecting their main PC or Mac, leaving other devices – especially smartphones...

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Think privacy and protection first

Jan 26, 2018, 08:45 AM Ben Gane

Data Privacy Day will be observed on January 28th across the globe to increase awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices amongst businesses as well as individuals. Data Privacy Day, in a way, recognizes the increasing—and often neglected—need to strengthen security...

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Banking on DX to meet needs of a changing financial world

Jan 25, 2018, 09:37 AM Ben Gane

Few industries have been impacted more profoundly by technology innovations then the world of financial services. Despite the risk-averse nature of the business, this critically important sector has embraced digital transformation (DX) in response to customer demands for a seamless, secure...

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3 reasons the ransomware threat will continue in 2018

Jan 25, 2018, 09:35 AM Ben Gane

Ransomware has been on the scene for more than a decade now, and thanks to increasingly sophisticated samples that attack victims across nearly every country, it’s become a global threat. According to CSO, ransomware has a longer history than many realize. While large-scale attacks...

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Frequency & complexity of DDoS attacks is rising

Jan 24, 2018, 08:49 AM Ben Gane

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of business assurance, a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions, today released its 13th Annual Arbor Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) offering direct...

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SamSam Ransomware Strain Kicks off 2018

Jan 23, 2018, 08:55 AM Ben Gane

Last year was the year that a single ransomware payment hit the $1 million mark. As the year progressed, we watched cybercriminals shift their focus from single users to targeted attacks on businesses and organizations. The massive scale of the WannaCry and Petya attacks sent...

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