ProtonMail Launches VPN Application for macOS

Encrypted email service provider ProtonMail on Wednesday announced the availability of a virtual private network (VPN) service for macOS users. Initially introduced for some of its paid ProtonMail users in...
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Senators Ask National Security Advisor to Save Cybersecurity Coordinator Role

A group of Democrat senators is urging National Security Advisor John Bolton to reconsider the decision to eliminate the role of cybersecurity coordinator, arguing that it represents a step in...
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The Current Limitations and Future Potential of AI in Cybersecurity

A recent NIST study shows the current limitations and future potential of machine learning in cybersecurity. Published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study  focused on...
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What The Tempest Can Teach Us About Security Operations

“What’s past is prologue.” This famous line from The Tempest by William Shakespeare is engraved at the entrance of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. It sets the stage...
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Fraud Protection Firm Signifyd Raises $100 Million

Signifyd, a San Jose, CA-based company that specializes in fraud protection solutions for e-commerce businesses, on Wednesday announced that it raised $100 million in a Series D funding round. The...
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North Korea-Linked Group Stops Targeting U.S.

A threat actor linked to North Korea’s Lazarus Group has stopped targeting organizations in the United States, but remains active in Europe and East Asia. The group, tracked by industrial...
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GDPR Enforcement Deadline: If You Blew It, What's Next?

GDPR Enforcement Deadline: If You Blew It, What's Next? Focus on Demonstrating Transparency and Accountability, Says Brian Honan) • May 29, 2018     10 Minutes    Two years after the...
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Women in Security: Assessing the Progress

Women in Security: Assessing the Progress As Executive Women's Forum Turns 16, Founder Looks Ahead to Next Challenges) • May 30, 2018     15 Minutes    Cybersecurity challenges and solutions...
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Mental Health Provider Pays Ransom to Recover Data

Mental Health Provider Pays Ransom to Recover Data
Anti-Malware , Ransomware , Technology Faced With Ransomware Attack, Practice Decided Paying Extortionists Was Best Option( HealthInfoSec ) • May 29, 2018     A mental healthcare practice's decision to...
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Canadian Hacker Jailed for 5 Years Following Yahoo Breach

Canadian Hacker Jailed for 5 Years Following Yahoo Breach
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Breach Response , Cyberwarfare / Nation-state attacks , Data Breach Hacker-for-Hire Karim Baratov Fed Stolen Passwords to Alleged Russian Officer( euroinfosec ) • May 30, 2018    Karim Baratov, a...
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Two Canadian Banks Probe Alleged Exposure of Customer Data

Two Canadian Banks Probe Alleged Exposure of Customer Data
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Cybercrime , Data Breach , Fraud Fraudsters Claim Breach of 90,000 Bank of Montreal and Simplii Accounts( euroinfosec ) • May 30, 2018    Bank of Montreal branch in Montreal...
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Yet Another Twist in Messy Aetna Privacy Breach Case

Yet Another Twist in Messy Aetna Privacy Breach Case
Litigation , Privacy Health Insurer Sues Organizations That Represented HIV Patients in Earlier Privacy Dispute( HealthInfoSec ) • May 30, 2018     A messy legal case involving a 2017...
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Tens of Vulnerabilities Found in Pentagon Travel Management System

HackerOne announced on Wednesday the results of “Hack the DTS,” the fifth bug bounty program run by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The DTS (Defense Travel System) is a...
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Operator of World's Top Internet Hub Sues German Spy Agency

Berlin - The operator of the world's largest internet hub challenged the legality of sweeping telecoms surveillance by Germany's spy agency, a German court heard Wednesday. The BND foreign intelligence...
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U.S. Judge Rejects Kaspersky Suit Against Govt Ban on its Products

Washington - A Washington judge on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit by Russian computer security company Kaspersky Lab against the ban on use of its anti-virus software by government agencies. Kaspersky...
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HTTP Parameter Pollution Leads to reCAPTCHA Bypass

Earlier this year, a security researcher discovered that it was possible to bypass Google’s reCAPTCHA via HTTP parameter pollution. The issue, application and cloud security expert Andres Riancho says, can...
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FireMon to Acquire Cyber Situational Awareness Firm Lumeta

Network security policy management solutions provider FireMon announced on Tuesday that it has entered an agreement to acquire Lumeta, a company that specializes in cyber situational awareness. The financial terms...
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Tips for Hardening Networks Against IoT-based DDoS Attacks

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a boon for the cybercriminal industry. IoT devices number in the billions worldwide and most are unsecured or undersecured, making them appealing targets...
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U.S. Commerce Chief Warns of Disruption From EU Privacy Rules

Washington - US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross warned Wednesday that the new EU privacy rules in effect since last week could lead to serious problems for business, medical research and...
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Considerations For Evaluating Vendor Risk Management Solutions

The Vendor Risk Management (VRM) space has quickly become a hot topic this year.  It seems like everywhere you turn, new companies offering VRM solutions are popping up.  As we’ve...
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