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  • Get serious about consumer data protection
  • Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:28:09 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: The idea that organizations should be doing more to protect the personal data they hold about individuals has been gaining ground in recent years. The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sparked a scramble to operationalize data management and security.
  • Ohio Man Sentenced to 15 Years for BEC Scam
  • Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:24:23 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: Chief US District Judge Janet Hall last week sentenced Olumuyiwa Adejumo to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a business email compromise scheme targeting organizations in the United States. His sentence will be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
  • Augusta Health Center Reveals Historic Breach
  • Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:20:09 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: A leading US healthcare organization (HCO) has admitted that a phishing attack last September may have led to the compromise of highly sensitive data on nearly half a million patients.
  • Corporate pre-crime: The ethics of using AI to identify future insider threats
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:07:00 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: To protect corporate networks against malware, data exfiltration and other threats, security departments have systems in place to monitor email traffic, URLs and employee behaviors. With artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, this data can also be used to make predictions.
  • UK hacking prosecutions plummet with only 47 charges recorded last year
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:01:26 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: Cyberattacks are now a daily occurrence and hardly a week goes by when we don't hear of a major data breach -- but despite rising numbers of hacking events, prosecutions rates are falling in the United Kingdom.
  • The Rise of Bespoke Ransomware
  • Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:53:25 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: Drawing from a recent study by SophosLabs, Principal Research Scientist Chester Wisniewski highlights a shift to the rise of more targeted and sophisticated ransomware threats, such as SamSam.
  • Australian Teen Hacked Apple Network
  • Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:48:51 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: An Australian teenager hacked into Apple's enterprise computer network, making off with 90 gigabytes of data before being discovered. He also accessed an undisclosed number of customer accounts during his year-long intrusion.
  • The state of cybersecurity at small organizations
  • Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:39:59 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: ESG recently completed a research survey of 400 cybersecurity and IT professionals working at small organizations (i.e. 50 to 499 employees) in North America. As you can imagine, these firms tend to have a small staff responsible for cybersecurity and IT, reporting to business management rather than CIOs or CISOs. (Note: I am an employee of ESG.)
  • The 5 Challenges of Detecting Fileless Malware Attacks
  • Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:34:34 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: Fileless malware attacks can be seen as the perfect crime of opportunity. The initial vector of an attack appears as a seemingly innocuous business email with a link to a bill or other update.
  • AI in cybersecurity: what works and what doesn't
  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:52:50 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: Let's start by dispelling the most common misconception: There is very little if any true artificial intelligence (AI) being incorporated within enterprise security software. The fact that the term comes up frequently is largely to do with marketing, and very little to do with the technology.
  • Mastering email security with DMARC, SPF and DKIM
  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:47:15 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: Despite making some progress, a trio of email security protocols has seen a rocky road of deployment in the past year. Going by their acronyms SPF, DKIM and DMARC, the three are difficult to configure and require careful study to understand how they inter-relate and complement each other with their protective features.
  • Indian Bank Loses $13.5m in Global Attack
  • Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:37:44 +0000

    LinuxSecurity.com: An Indian bank has lost nearly 944m rupees ($13.5m) after hackers withdrew the funds from ATMs around the world and made other fraudulent SWIFT transfers.