Monthly News Roundup - June 2015 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

Jun 30, 2015

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NEWS

Major League Baseball cyber snooping and a US government hack grabbed the biggest headlines in June. But vulnerabilities and breakins involving Apple, Japan’s Pension System, and Kaspersky Labs were also in the news. It’s all summarized in nice bite-sized morsels below:

Topics: News

Your data has been leaked. Now what?

Posted by Scott Petry

Jun 29, 2015

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The math isn’t good. Since 2013, more than 1 billion citizens have had their personally identifiable information (PII) compromised. From credit card purchases at hardware stores to government background checks, your data is on servers completely outside of your control. And it appears that the owners of those servers haven’t cared about securing your data as much as you have. So your data has been leaked. Your world is changed, and here are 6 steps to take to get back in control of the situation -- a few of them immediately, the rest over time.

Topics: Identity

Shifting the attack surface

Posted by Scott Petry

Jun 24, 2015

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SECURITY

I’m not a pessimist. In fact, I’m a hopeful guy. But the latest news about vulnerabilities in Apple’s OS X and iOS makes me re-consider the trust I place in the systems I’ve taken for granted. If we all do this, we can take the steps to protect our organization’s most valuable technical assets.

Topics: Security

Criminals are using a 500-year old scam to hack your network

Posted by Drew Paik

Jun 23, 2015

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NEWS

Phishing exploits that steal passwords from gullible workers have been in the news recently, but your accounts can still be compromised even if users never click on a fraudulent link. Case in point: a recently reported social engineering scam running out of Nigeria. In this attack, dubbed the “Phantom Menace,” the scammer sends an email and PDF attachment to an unsuspecting worker at an oil transportation firm. When the recipient opens the attachment, all they see is an empty document.

Topics: News

Monthly News Roundup - May 2015 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

Jun 1, 2015

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This month we learned that the high cost of hacks keeps getting higher. Also, the IRS announced that data thieves (and/or their black market customers) stole millions from the U.S. taxpayer. Oh, and yet another health insurer has had its customers’ data stolen. Surprise, surprise. All that and more as we take a look at the headlines from May 2015:

Topics: News

How To Earn An “A” In Network Security

Posted by Drew Paik

May 18, 2015

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NEWS

At a recent DHS summit, the department’s director of software and supply chain assurance, Joe Jarzombek, presented a critical assessment of public and private organizations’ security measures. According to Jarzombek, organization’s have done a solid job fixing software defects and managing their adverse effects. However, when it comes to protecting organizations from hackers and thieves, Homeland Security isn’t handing out any gold stars.

Topics: News

Monthly News Roundup - April 2015 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

May 1, 2015

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NEWS

It’s time to get back to basics -- that’s the takeaway in this month’s InfoSec news. Among the headlines: a simple phishing scam hacked the White house, teamwork undermined a criminal botnet, and unpatched networks are vulnerable to attack (duh!). Here are the highlights from April:

Topics: News

Authentic8 Expands Browser Misattribution Capabilities for Infosec Researchers

Posted by Ramesh Rajagopal

Apr 21, 2015

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CORPORATE

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2015) - Authentic8, maker of Silo, the cloud-based secure browser for business, has extended the spoofing capabilities of its Toolbox configuration. Toolbox is a programmer's version of Silo, configured to route traffic through a network of global exit nodes, with features including code analysis and packet capture tools.

Topics: Corporate News

All it takes is one click, and then it’s “Спасибо, Обама!” (“Thanks, Obama!”)

Posted by Drew Paik

Apr 10, 2015

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NEWS

This week, there was news that some sensitive information (including details of President Obama’s schedule) were stolen by Russian hackers. Whether you work in the White House or are a plumber from Ohio, the browser has become the most important application on your computer. But it’s also the most vulnerable. A single click on the wrong URL can spiral into an embarrassing and costly data breach.

Topics: News

Monthly News Roundup - March 2015 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

Mar 31, 2015

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NEWS

March 2015 was a month marked by global security exploits and the beginning of the end for an old browser friend, Internet Explorer. Well, when it came to Internet security, maybe IE was always more of a “frenemy.” All that and more in this month’s news roundup:

Topics: News

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