Estonia Arrests Alleged Russian Agent Plotting Cyber-Crime

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Estonia said Tuesday it had arrested a suspected Russian spy allegedly plotting a cyber-crime, in the latest incident to strain relations between the small Baltic state and the Kremlin. The...
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Google Patches Critical Bugs in Android

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Google on Monday released its November 2017 set of security patches for Android to address 31 vulnerabilities, 9 of which are remote code execution issues rated Critical severity. A total...
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Protecting Critical Infrastructure When a Dragonfly Beats its Wings

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The Threat of Cyberattacks on Power Networks is Real, But We Have the Ability to Build Defenses That Minimize The Disruption to Services News that a sophisticated and long-established cyber...
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Proofpoint to Acquire Messaging Security Firm Cloudmark for $110 Million

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Cybersecurity firm Proofpoint on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to acquire messaging security firm Cloudmark for $110 million in cash. Best known for its spam blocking technology, Cloudmark provides spam...
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Microsoft Publishes Standards for "Highly Secure" Windows 10 Devices

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Microsoft this week published information on the standards a Windows 10 device is required to meet to be considered highly secure. The company has provided details on both hardware and...
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Chrome 62 Update Patches Serious Vulnerabilities

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The second update released by Google for the Windows, Mac and Linux versions of Chrome 62 patches a couple of vulnerabilities rated critical and high severity. The critical flaw, tracked...
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Siemens and Tenable Partner to Protect Industrial Networks

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Siemens and Tenable Partner to Provide Asset Discovery and Vulnerability Management For Industial Networks Worsening geopolitical tensions and increasing awareness of the potential harm caused by cyber attacks against the...
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Avira Helps ISPs, Manufacturers Build Security Into Routers

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Avira, a firm known mostly for its antivirus products, announced on Monday the launch of a new IoT security solution designed to help Internet service providers (ISPs) and router manufacturers...
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Hack of Global Law Firm Appleby Exposes Rich and Famous

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'Paradise Papers' Expose Financial Moves by Global Elite Following the huge 2016 leak of documents stolen from Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca (aka, the Panama Papers ), the expected analyses of...
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Twitter-Happy Trump to Enter China's Great Firewall

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US President Donald Trump has tweeted energetically throughout his Asian tour so far, but in China he will likely be one of a select few to skirt the country's ban...
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Container Security Firm NeuVector Raises $7 Million

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NeuVector, a San Jose, Calif.-based developer of container security technology, today announced that it has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Launched in...
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Six Months to Go: Getting Ready for GDPR

The latest ISMG Security Report features highlights from the recent panel discussion at the ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in London on preparation for the European Union's General Data...
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Targeted Attacks in Office 365 - Risks & Opportunities

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Report: US Weighs DNC Hacking Charges Against Russians

Report: US Weighs DNC Hacking Charges Against Russians
Cybersecurity , Data Breach , Data Loss Prosecutors May Charge Six Russian Officials, Wall Street Journal Reports Mathew J. Schwartz ( euroinfosec ) • November 2, 2017     U.S....
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Essential Elements of an Incident Response Plan


Governance , Incident Response CISO Thom Langford on Key Considerations for Creating and Testing an Effective Plan Joan Goodchild • November 3, 2017     Thom Langford, CISO, Publicis Groupe...
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Australian Government Contractor Exposed 50,000 Records

Australian Government Contractor Exposed 50,000 Records
Authentication , Cloud Computing , Data Breach Misconfigured, Unprotected Amazon S3 Bucket Blamed for Data Exposure Jeremy Kirk ( jeremy_kirk ) • November 3, 2017     Photo: Jules Pecnard...
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Hackers Exploit Weak Remote Desktop Protocol Credentials

Hackers Exploit Weak Remote Desktop Protocol Credentials
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Authentication , ID & Access Management , Ransomware Darknet Markets Sell Harvested RDP Credentials for as Little as $3 Mathew J. Schwartz ( euroinfosec ) • November 3, 2017  ...
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Advantech Patches Code Execution Flaws in SCADA Product

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An update released by Taiwan-based industrial automation company Advantech for its WebAccess product patches two remote code execution vulnerabilities, ICS-CERT reported on Thursday. Advantech WebAccess is a browser-based software package...
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Equifax Says Execs Unaware of Hack When They Sold Stock

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Equifax said Friday an internal review found that four executives who sold shares ahead of disclosure of a massive data breach at the credit agency were unaware of the incident...
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Stopping Threats Starts with Getting Back to the Basics

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Over the past year there have been a large number of high profile security breaches. Millions of organizations have been impacted. Tens of millions of names along with personally identifiable...
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