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Security Predictions for 2018 Point to Advanced Ransomware and More IoT Threats

Dec 18, 2017, 09:39 AM Ben Gane

With 2018 just weeks away, we can say with absolute certainty that 2017 hasn’t been a boring year in terms of security incidents. If anything, some malware outbreaks were serious enough to affect almost every country on the map, while some data breaches have jeopardized the personal information...

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Forcepoint adds products to the continuous diagnostics and mitigation approved products list

Dec 18, 2017, 08:43 AM Ben Gane

In October of 2017 Forcepoint’s initial application to the U.S. General Services Administration was accepted into the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, which enables agencies to quickly acquire cybersecurity products...

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The e92plus Christmas CyberSocial Networking Event

Dec 15, 2017, 16:32 PM Ben Gane

Yesterday with the help of our generous sponsors (in no particular order) Forcepoint, Trend Micro, Bitdefender, Ivanti, NETSCOUT, Riverbed & Guidance Software, we hosted our second annual (obviously!) Christmas CyberSocial networking event, and this year we tried something different...

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The Ivanti Threat Thursday Update for December 14, 2017: New Hacks and Scams, Just in Time for the Holidays!

Dec 15, 2017, 10:50 AM Ben Gane

Greetings and welcome. This week, new attacks on banks around the world, a new PayPal phishing scam, and new evidence that users are password-challenged. ‘Tis the season, so if you care to gift us with any relevant opinions, reactions, and/or suggestions, please feel free to share...

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HP laptops found carrying keylogger in Synaptics touchpad driver

Dec 14, 2017, 09:21 AM Ben Gane

For the second time this year, Hewlett Packard (HP) computers have been found vulnerable to hacker attacks due to leftover debugging code that developers forgot to delete before shipping. A researcher using the Internet handle “ZwClose” recently discovered what was...

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Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act; drone registration is back

Dec 14, 2017, 09:19 AM Ben Gane

The drone registration rule issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2015 has been reinstated following US President Donald Trump’s signing of the National Defense Authorization Act yesterday. In December 2015, 800,000 people had registered...

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December Patch Tuesday: Yearender Includes Updates for MMPE Vulnerabilities

Dec 14, 2017, 09:13 AM Ben Gane

It was a relatively low-key year-ender for Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, as the company’s monthly release of updates was relatively light in terms of noteworthy vulnerabilities. With that said, there were still a few notable vulnerabilities that were addressed. Perhaps the most significant of these were...

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Transforming the Patching Process

Dec 14, 2017, 09:06 AM Ben Gane

Like many organizations in state and local government, the Financial Information System (FIS) department at the University of Pittsburgh must ensure the highest levels of security for financial and personal information in its system. One of its Technical Services team’s ongoing tasks is to...

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Protecting Your Children with Parental Controls

Dec 14, 2017, 08:59 AM Ben Gane

Chances are, your kids have never known a world when the internet wasn’t there—which is both good and bad news. On the one hand, it means these digital natives take to the online world much quicker than you or I ever did. On the other, it also means they’re less likely to question...

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The Ransomware War in 2018: What to Expect

Dec 14, 2017, 08:51 AM Ben Gane

Security is on everyone’s mind – especially this time of year, when IT leaders turn their eyes to the future and wonder what new threats will come their way in 2018. While cybercrime will undoubtedly hold a few surprises for us all, many teams will come up against threats wearing a familiar face...

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