Australia's New Payments Platform: Privacy Concerns

Australia's New Payments Platform: Privacy Concerns
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Cybercrime , Fraud , Payments Fraud Australia's New Payments Platform: Privacy Concerns Pro: Payment System Confirms Recipient Information. Con: It Could Be Abused( jeremy_kirk ) • February 21, 2018  ...
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Tips for Making Security Technology Purchase Decisions

Tips for Making Security Technology Purchase Decisions CISO Mark Eggleston on Picking Solutions and Stretching Budgets) • February 21, 2018     15 Minutes    How can organizations decide what security...
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States Seek Federal Help to Combat Election Interference

States Seek Federal Help to Combat Election Interference
Cybercrime , Cyberwarfare / Nation-state attacks , Fraud Battling Foreign Hacking and Propaganda Campaigns Leads Agenda for Secretaries of State( euroinfosec ) • February 20, 2018    "What we are...
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Supreme Court Won't Review CareFirst Data Breach Case

Supreme Court Won't Review CareFirst Data Breach Case
Data Breach , Litigation Case Now Heads Back to Lower Court for Potential Trial( HealthInfoSec ) • February 20, 2018     The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review...
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White House Says It's Been 'Very Tough' on Russia

White House Says It's Been 'Very Tough' on Russia
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Cybercrime , Fraud , Governance Russia's US Election Interference: Trump Administration Defends Response( euroinfosec ) • February 21, 2018    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders What is the White...
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Mitigating the Insider Threat: Lessons From Indian Fraud Case

Mitigating the Insider Threat: Lessons From Indian Fraud Case
Blockchain Applications , Fraud , Insider Fraud After PNB Incident, Security Practitioners Discuss Technologies to Mitigate Risks( gsuparna ) • February 21, 2018     Now that it's been confirmed...
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Global Cybercrime Costs $600 Billion Annually: Study

The annual cost of cybercrime has hit $600 billion worldwide, fueled by growing sophistication of hackers and proliferation of criminal marketplaces and cryptocurrencies, researchers said Wednesday. A report by the...
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Automated Compliance Testing Tool Accelerates DevSecOps

Chef Software's InSpec 2.0 Compliance Automation Tool Helps Organizations Maintain an Up-to-Date View of Compliance Status Software developers are urged to include security throughout the development cycle. This requires testing...
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The Rise of ICS Malware: How Industrial Security Threats Are Becoming More Surgical

Last December, a malware variant specifically designed to attack industrial safety systems was discovered . It was apparently used to cause an operational outage at a critical infrastructure facility in...
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Palo Alto Networks Releases New Rugged Firewall

Palo Alto Networks PA-220R rugged firewall
Palo Alto Networks on Tuesday announced that it has updated its PAN-OS operating system and released a new next-generation firewall designed for use in industrial and other harsh environments. The...
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Top Experts Warn Against 'Malicious Use' of AI

Artificial Intelligence Risks
Artificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the...
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North Korea Cyber Threat 'More Aggressive Than China': US Firm

North Korea Cyber Threat
North Korean hackers are becoming more aggressive than their Chinese counterparts, a leading US cybersecurity firm warned Tuesday , as it identified a Pyongyang-linked group as an "advanced persistent threat"....
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Intel Releases Spectre Patches for More CPUs

Intel releases microcode updates to patch Spectre
Intel has released firmware updates that fix the Spectre vulnerability for many of its processors and patches for dozens more are nearly ready for use in production environments. After the...
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Malicious RTF Persistently Asks Users to Enable Macros

A malicious RTF (Rich Text Format) document has been persistently displaying an alert to ask users to enable macros, Zscaler security researchers have discovered. As part of this unique infection...
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Hacker Detection Firm Vectra Networks Raises $36 Million

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Vectra Networks, a cybersecurity firm that helps customers detect “in-progress” cyberattacks, today announced that it has closed a $36 million Series D funding round, bringing the total amount raised to...
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Google Researcher Finds Critical Flaws in uTorrent Apps

Google researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered several critical vulnerabilities in the classic and web-based versions of BitTorrent’s uTorrent application. Patches have been released, but the expert says not all flaws have...
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U.S. Justice Department Launches Cybersecurity Task Force

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday the launch of a new cybersecurity task force whose role is to help the Department of Justice find ways to combat cyber...
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Russian Cyberspies Shift Focus From NATO Countries to Asia

The Russia-linked cyber espionage group known as Sofacy, APT28, Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, Sednit and Strontium has shifted its focus from NATO member countries and Ukraine to Central Asia and...
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NIST Proposes Metadata Schema for Evaluating Federated Attributes

NIST's Attribute Metadata Schema Could Help Privacy Compliance in Multi-Domain Transactions Verifying identities (entities) is one problem. Managing the authorized transactions available to that verified entity is a separate problem....
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Google to Acquire IoT Management Platform Xively

Google is stepping up its Internet of Things (IoT) game as it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xively, a division of LogMeIn, Inc. The Xively IoT platform can...
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