GitHub Adds New Tools to Help Developers Secure Code

Fri, 24 May 2019 17:12:00 +0000

Microsoft-owned GitHub on Thursday announced the introduction of several new security tools and features designed to help developers secure their code. read more

Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac Now in Public Preview

Fri, 24 May 2019 16:19:26 +0000

Microsoft’s unified endpoint security solution is now publicly available for Mac users, following two months of limited preview.  read more

One Year on, EU's GDPR Sets Global Standard for Data Protection

Fri, 24 May 2019 14:24:21 +0000

The EU's strict data laws have set the global benchmark for protecting personal information online since coming into force a year ago, but some worry that many users have barely noticed the change. read more

New York Department of Financial Services Launches Cybersecurity Unit

Fri, 24 May 2019 14:03:02 +0000

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) this week announced that it has launched a new cybersecurity division whose role is to protect consumers and financial services organizations from cyber threats. read more

Microsoft Brings Hardware-Based Isolation to Chrome, Firefox

Fri, 24 May 2019 13:49:13 +0000

Microsoft this week made the Windows Defender Application Guard extensions generally available, which now provides hardware-based isolation to all Chrome and Firefox users on Windows 10. read more

The Intelligent SOC Can be a Reality Today

Fri, 24 May 2019 13:07:58 +0000

External factors, including security tools shifting to the cloud, the rise of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions, and the cybersecurity talent shortage, are presenting challenges for security operations centers (SOCs). There is a lot of talk right now about the need for SOCs to become more efficient and effective to address not only these factors but to also become more ‘intelligent.’ However, this notion of an intelligent SOC is not new. read more

Assange Charged With 17 New Counts Under Espionage Act

Fri, 24 May 2019 10:59:24 +0000

A superseding indictment returned by a U.S. federal grand jury on Thursday charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with 18 counts related to illegally obtaining and disclosing classified information. read more

Facebook Figures Five Percent of Accounts Are Fake

Fri, 24 May 2019 04:55:07 +0000

Facebook on Thursday said it recently disabled billions of bogus accounts set up by "bad actors" and that five percent of active accounts are likely fakes. read more

US Officials Say Foreign Election Hacking Is Inevitable

Fri, 24 May 2019 04:52:12 +0000

The hacking of U.S. election systems, including by foreign adversaries, is inevitable, and the real challenge is ensuring the country is resilient enough to withstand catastrophic problems from cyber breaches, government officials said Wednesday. read more

Researcher Drops 3 Separate 0-Day Windows Exploits in 24 Hours

Fri, 24 May 2019 02:02:33 +0000

SandboxEscaper, the security researcher who posted a claimed zero-day Windows 10 vulnerability on GitHub Tuesday, has now posted the remaining four exploits (two yesterday and the final two today) that he or she (we'll say 'she') said she possessed.  read more

Instagram Says Not Source of Contact Info for Influential Users

Fri, 24 May 2019 01:52:45 +0000

Instagram on Thursday said it was not the source of private contact information for millions of influential users of the service recently found in an unguarded online database. read more

Siemens Teams With Chronicle on Cybersecurity Solutions for Energy Industry

Thu, 23 May 2019 18:19:46 +0000

Siemens and Alphabet-owned cybersecurity firm Chronicle this week announced a partnership whose goal is to provide industrial monitoring and detection solutions for the energy sector. read more

NATO Warns Russia of 'Full Range' of Responses to Cyberattack

Thu, 23 May 2019 16:49:40 +0000

The head of NATO told Russia and other potential foes Thursday that the Western military alliance was ready to use all means at its disposal to respond to cyber attacks. Jens Stoltenberg's warning came with the bloc's members on alert for interference in European Parliament elections that kicked off in Britain and the Netherlands on Thursday. read more

Best Practices for Securely Moving Workloads Into the Cloud

Thu, 23 May 2019 16:17:21 +0000

Gartner’s latest IT spending forecast predicts that spending on data center systems will reach $195 billion in 2019, but decrease to $190 billion through 2022. In contrast, spending on cloud infrastructure services will grow from $39.5 billion in 2019 to $63 billion through 2021. This cloud shift would be even more pronounced if many organizations still weren’t reluctant to embark on cloud transformation projects or concerned about security risks of moving workloads to the cloud. read more

Comodo Issued Most Certificates for Signed Malware on VirusTotal

Thu, 23 May 2019 15:49:56 +0000

Comodo CA (now known as Sectigo) is the Certificate Authority (CA) that issued the largest number of digital certificates used to sign malware samples found on VirusTotal over the past year, Chronicle’s security researchers have discovered.  read more

Authorities Take Down Cryptocurrency Mixing Service

Thu, 23 May 2019 15:42:25 +0000

Authorities in Europe this week said they took down, one of the leading cryptocurrency mixing service in the world.  The takedown was possible due to a collaboration between the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD), Europol, and authorities in Luxembourg.  read more

PoC Exploits Created for Wormable Windows RDS Flaw

Thu, 23 May 2019 12:52:40 +0000

Several proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits, including ones that can be used for remote code execution, have been developed for the recently patched Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) vulnerability tracked as CVE-2019-0708 and dubbed BlueKeep. read more

Moody's Downgrades Equifax Outlook to Negative Over 2017 Data Breach

Thu, 23 May 2019 12:04:12 +0000

Moody's has revised its Equifax outlook from stable to negative, citing the effect of the 2017 data breach. This is the first time that a cybersecurity incident has resulted in a Moody's outlook downgrading. read more

5 Things Every SMB Should Know to Strengthen Defenses

Thu, 23 May 2019 11:58:47 +0000

You may find it surprising that small businesses make up more than 97% of total businesses in North America, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Given this statistic, I suppose the good news is that fewer than half of all cyberattacks target small businesses. The bad news is that when small/midmarket businesses (SMBs) are attacked, the majority don’t survive. But this doesn’t have to be the case. read more