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Security vulnerability in LG smartThinkQ turns 1 million devices into digital spies

Nov 1, 2017, 08:59 AM Ben Gane

A critical security flaw dubbed HomeHack exposed 1 million LG smartThinQ IoT home devices, enabling hackers to easily gain access to users’ homes and take full control over any LG smart device connected to the account, including dishwashers, vacuums...

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Ransomware: The New Shrinkage?

Nov 1, 2017, 08:49 AM Ben Gane

Earlier this year, we began hearing reports of ransomware sweeping dozens of countries with individual attacks in the tens of thousands. Investigations took place and much more will be learned and disclosed; but already there’s an ominous thought emerging from this threat...

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

Nov 1, 2017, 08:48 AM Ben Gane

This last week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we focus on critical infrastructure (CI). For many years now we have discussed and seen the result of poorly designed and protected control system networks. I wrote on this very topic back in 2016...

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Managing DMARC requirements with Forcepoint Email Security

Nov 1, 2017, 08:46 AM Ben Gane

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to push agencies to accelerate the modernization of federal government systems and networks....

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

Oct 31, 2017, 09:04 AM Ben Gane

Earlier this year at the RSA Conference 2017, Bitdefender surveyed a number of chief information security officers (CISOs) about their top cybersecurity concerns. More than 37 of the CISOs surveyed ranked advanced persistent threats (APTs) as one of their top concerns. (APTs are complex cyber...

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Coin Miner Mobile Malware Returns, Hits Google Play

Oct 31, 2017, 09:02 AM Ben Gane

he efficacy of mobile devices to actually produce cryptocurrency in any meaningful amount is still doubtful. However, the effects on users of affected devices are clear: increased device wear and tear, reduced battery life, comparably slower performance...

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Lack of Internal IT Security Expertise Requires Connected Threat Defense

Oct 31, 2017, 08:58 AM Ben Gane

There are many different factors that can impact a company's overall security posture. Increasing sophistication on the part of cyber criminals, combined with more frequent attacks launched using advanced malware, represent some of the most pervasive drivers of IT security. However...

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Emergency? What emergency?

Oct 31, 2017, 08:52 AM Ben Gane

The last time I posted on this blog, I was writing about some warnings sent to companies regarding online risks – an entirely apropos topic as the USA’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month draws to a close. I’d like to expand a little bit on one of the threads in that last post...

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Cyber Security Skills Shortages Exposes Companies to Cybercrime

Oct 30, 2017, 09:00 AM Ben Gane

Reports of data breaches, cyber security threats and new ransomware variants are constantly in the headlines. The fact is that cybercriminals target all types of businesses. Every organization needs qualified I.T. staff with the skills and experience to mitigate this risk...

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NHS could have taken “relatively simple action” to prevent WannaCry infection

Oct 30, 2017, 08:57 AM Ben Gane

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) could have easily escaped unscathed by the WannaCry contagion in May, had it taken several prior warnings seriously, according to a new report...

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