Public Clouds Spread Malware

Public Clouds: Fertile Ground to Spread Malware

Public cloud security has always been a challenge, and there is no indication that it will get easier. According to a McAfee study, for instance, cloud adoption increased 15 percent over the ...
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Criminals Use Jackpotting Attack

WordPress 5.0 Gets Security Patch a Week After Release

Only a week has passed since the release of WordPress 5.0—a new major version codenamed “Bebo”—and the WordPress team has already pushed out a security update for it. WordPress 5.0.1, released Dec ...
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Security Mistakes Cripple Network

Destructive Shamoon Malware Hits Italian Oil and Gas Firm

Hackers hit the IT infrastructure of an Italian oil and gas company with a new version of a destructive malware program called Shamoon. Shamoon, also known as Disttrack, was first used in ...
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Season Uptick in Spam and Phishing

‘Tis the Season … For an Uptick in Spam and Phishing

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In some countries, the festive winter season comprising Christmas and New Year is called the “silly season” because of the high number of people “drunk posting”—consuming greater amounts of alcohol and then ...
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Public-Private Partnership Takes Down Cybercriminals

Public-Private Partnership Takes Down Global Cybercriminals

The year 2018 is stacking up to be the year of cybercrime prosecution, with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) flexing its muscle and truly demonstrating the “long arm of the law.” ...
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Microsoft Patches Another Actively Exploited Zero-Day Vulnerability

Microsoft Patches Another Actively Exploited Zero-Day Vulnerability

Microsoft released security updates for its products Dec. 11, fixing 38 vulnerabilities including a privilege escalation flaw in the Windows kernel that has been exploited by cyberespionage groups since October. The zero-day ...
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Evaluating Risk Critical to Cloud Security

Evaluating Risk Critical to Cloud Security

According to CloudAcademy’s “November 2018 Data Report,” the world is trending toward multi-cloud. In fact, multi-cloud environments have become such a reality that DevOps engineers are now expected to have concurrent proficiency ...
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Attack Kit Hijacks DNS of Home and Business Routers

Attack Kit Hijacks DNS of Home and Business Routers

For the past year, attackers have been using an exploit kit that changes the DNS settings of home and small-business routers through users’ browsers. The tool, dubbed Novidade, was first used in ...
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‘Security as Necessary Evil’ Mentality

3 Ways CISOs Can Break Out of the ‘Security as Necessary Evil’ Mentality

Security Boulevard Exclusive Series: What I Learned About Being a CISO After I Stopped Being a CISO In this series we’re talking with former CISOs to collect the lessons they’ve learned about ...
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Chief Enterprise Intelligence Officer

Chief Enterprise Intelligence Officer: Necessary Addition to the C-Suite?

CEIOs can provide a level of intelligence to cybersecurity that currently isn’t there Historically, C-level executives haven’t been involved in their organization’s cybersecurity efforts. Even now, with the number of high-profile data ...
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