SWF Participates in Data.Space Conference 2019

SWF Director of Space Applications Programs Krystal Wilson participated in a panel and fireside chat at the Data.Space 2019 conference in Glasgow, Scotland from January 24-25, 2019. The panel Humanitarian.Space...
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SWF Facilitates Discussions on Priorities for South Korean Space Situational Awareness


The Secure World Foundation (SWF) and the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) co-hosted an invite-only 2-day workshop where participants undertook a wide-ranging examination of global space situational awareness (SSA) trends,...
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Trump Ally Stone Charged With Lying About Hacked Emails

President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone has been charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid. Prosecutors allege that senior Trump campaign...
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Ursnif Trojan Uses Fileless Persistence and CAB for Stealthily Data Exfiltration

In addition to employing a fileless attack technique, the Ursnif Trojan has been using CAB files to compress harvested data before exfiltration in recent attacks, Cisco Talos security researchers reveal. ...
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Undercover Agents Target Cybersecurity Watchdog

The researchers who reported that Israeli software was used to spy on Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's inner circle before his gruesome death are being targeted in turn by international...
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Skill Squatting: The Next Consumer IoT Nightmare?

Connected devices are proliferating at a rapid rate, and this growth means that we’re only just beginning to scratch beneath the surface with potential use cases for Internet of Things...
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Flood of Complaints to EU Countries Since Data Law Adopted

More than 95,000 complaints have been filed with EU countries since the bloc's flagship data protection laws took effect eight months ago, the executive European Commission said Friday. The complaints...
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Check Point ZoneAlarm Flaw Allows Privilege Escalation

A vulnerability in Check Point’s popular ZoneAlarm antivirus and firewall allows attackers to escalate their privileges on a system running the security software. The vendor has released an update that...
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"Cobalt" Hackers Use Google App Engine in Recent Attacks

Infamous "Cobalt" hacking group has been using Google App Engine for the delivery of malware through PDF decoy documents, Netskope’s security researchers say.  Operating since at least 2016, the Russia-based...
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Hackers Using RDP Are Increasingly Using Network Tunneling to Bypass Protections

Threat actors conducting Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) attacks are increasingly using network tunneling and host-based port forwarding to bypass network protections, FireEye reports.  A Microsoft Windows component, RDP was designed...
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Flaws Expose Phoenix Contact Industrial Switches to Attacks

Phoenix Contact industrial switch vulnerabilities
The latest firmware updates released by Phoenix Contact for its FL SWITCH industrial ethernet switches address a total of six vulnerabilities that can be exploited to obtain credentials for the...
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Data Leak in Ghostscript Could Allow Command Execution

Data leak vulnerabilities in Ghostscript could allow an attacker to take over a routine and even execute commands on systems, Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy has discovered.  A suite...
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CISSP Price Hike Dismays Certified Security Professionals

(ISC)² has increased its annual membership fee (AMF) for security professionals by 47% from $85 to $125. This will include holders of the most popular professional certification, CISSP. The new...
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Microsoft Chief Calls for 'Global Standard' on Privacy

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Microsoft Joins Apple in Calling for Strong Privacy Legislation In an interview this week at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting  in Davos, Switzerland, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella praised the...
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GDPR Compliance Brings Other Benefits: Cisco Study

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Companies that are ready for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ) have reported shorter sales delays and fewer or less serious data breaches, according to Cisco’s 2019...
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Google to Appeal 50-Million-Euro French Data Consent Fine

Google said Wednesday it would appeal a record 50-million-euro fine imposed by France's data regulator for failing to meet the EU's strict new General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR )....
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Victoria Samson Quoted by OZY on US Military Spending in Space

“We have liftoff for the NROL-65 of the National Reconnaissance Office!” a voice calls out. Moments later, a gigantic orange rocket rolls out of a hanger decorated with a massive...
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AWS Provides Secure Access to Internal Assets With Amazon WorkLink

AWS launches Amazon WorkLink
Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Wednesday announced the launch of Amazon WorkLink, a service that enables organizations to provide employees easy and secure access to internal websites and applications from...
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Ongoing Campaign Delivers Redaman Banking Trojan

Spam campaigns that have active during the last several months have been distributing the Redaman banking malware, Palo Alto Networks security researchers say.  First observed in 2015 and referred to...
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Georgia Official Seeks to Replace Criticized Voting Machines

Georgia's new elections chief asked lawmakers Wednesday for $150 million to replace the state's outdated electronic voting machines. In doing so, he all but closed the door on a hand-marked...
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