Weak SOHO Router Default Passwords Leave Tens-of-Thousands at Risk

April 19, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Security researcher Viktor Stanchev has publicly disclosed that Bell’s SOHO modem/routers are shipped with extremely weak default passwords that can be cracked in a matter of days, leaving tens-of thousands of users at risk of network intrusions and sensitive data loss.

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The Current State of Insecurity: Strategies for Inspecting SSL Traffic

April 17, 2015 Added by:Kasey Cross

Encrypted network traffic improves confidentiality and message integrity, but it also puts organizations at risk. This is because hackers can leverage encryption to conceal their exploits from security devices that do not inspect SSL traffic. Attackers are wising up and taking advantage of this gap in corporate defenses.

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Healthcare Industry Challenged by Data Breaches, Compliance

April 15, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince

In a new report from Vormetric focused on healthcare organizations, almost half (48 percent) of the IT decision makers from the U.S. said their organization either failed a compliance audit or experienced a data breach in the last year.

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What Threat Intelligence Data Can Tell Us: The Sad Story of WF

April 15, 2015 Added by:Mary Landesman

People differ in how they approach data analytics. One camp prefers to postulate a theory and find data that supports or negates that theory. Another camp prefers to let the data tell the story.

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The Cost of a Non-Malicious Control System Cyber Incident – More Than $1Billion

April 14, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

There is a tendency by many in the cyber security community to only care about malicious cyber attacks as opposed to unintentional cyber incidents.

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10 Steps to Improve Your Layered Defense Strategy

April 13, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

We have a problem in the security community – or maybe within the modern information age of humanity in general. That problem is we see security as a technology, policy, privacy or people issue, instead of an integrated combination thereof.

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Majority of Apps Have Serious Security Issues

April 09, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Analysis in the newly released 2015 Cyber Risk Report finds that 86% of web applications tested had serious issues with authentication, access control, and confidentiality, an increase over the previous year’s rate of 72%.

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It's Time to Change the Way We Think About the Internet

April 09, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris

The current problem, however, is that while IT has scaled and made tremendous advancements over the last decade, security continues to lag behind.

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Control System Cyber Incidents and Why They are so Often Overlooked

April 09, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

Cyber security is now a very hot subject. However, the discussions are about IT cyber security and data breaches not control system cyber security and equipment damage.

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Lazy Remediation Leaves Most Global 2000 Firms Vulnerable After Heartbleed Flaw: Report

April 08, 2015 Added by:Mike Lennon

As we mark the one-year anniversary of disclosure of the now famous OpenSSL vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) known as Heartbleed, security firm Venafi has released new research that shows how vulnerable Global 2000 organizations still are as a result of the flaw.

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The Cloud is Covered: VPNs Enhance Data Security in the Cloud

April 08, 2015 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

A cloud provider that has to adhere to stringent privacy and compliance regulations typically has more know-how and access to more resources than a small- or medium-size company. But it is just not possible to rely on a cloud provider for every aspect of data security.

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Rethinking the Cyber Kill Chain

April 02, 2015 Added by:Invincea

While the underlying framework and conclusions are excellent, there are few entities capable of fully implementing defenses against all aspects of the cyber kill chain for multiple reasons

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ICS Cyber Incidents – What Relevant Information Actually Exists?

April 02, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss

There is a need to use the knowledge from previous control system cyber incidents when developing cyber forensics and monitoring technologies, cyber security technologies, training, and to adjust requirements such as the NERC CIPs, Regulatory Guide 5.71/NEI-0809, and CFATS to address what has actually been happening.

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China Uses Unencrypted Websites to Hijack Browsers in GitHub Attack

April 02, 2015 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Over the past few weeks, China has been using its country's Internet infrastructure to attack political opponents by turning normal users' web browsers into Denial of Service tools.

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mDNS Can Be Used to Amplify DDoS Attacks: Researcher

April 01, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

A researcher has determined that this behavior can be exploited for information disclosure and amplifying distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

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NIST: Internet of Things Hampered by Lack of Effective Timing Signals

March 31, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

As the rapid expansion of connected devices continues unabated, one small issue may may prove to be a major challenge the Internet of Things (IoT) – the lack of effective methods to integrate accurate timing systems with devices and networks.

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