How to establish your business’s risk tolerance

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Every organization in operation today faces a barrage of risks – from cyberattacks aimed at stealing data to geopolitical threats that could disrupt operations. Yet security experts say executives at many organizations don’t know which specific risks pose the greatest threats to their business’s survival, which would wound them, and which could cause mere operational […]

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Caveat Emptor: Calculating the Impact of Global Attacks on Cyber Insurance – Dark Reading

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The reality for business owners and CISOs looking to protect their business from a cyberattack is that cyber insurance is not a catchall for protecting against risk and loss. The cyber insurance investigation into the loss potential of the recent ransomware attack on one of the world’s largest aluminum producers, Norsk Hydro, has begun. It […]

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Flipboard data breach – what users should do now

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by John E Dunn Popular news aggregation site Flipboard – one billion app downloads from Google Play and counting – has become the latest internet company to admit it has suffered a breach. We’ve covered a lot of data breaches in recent years but this one has one or two wrinkles that are worth highlighting. […]

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Learn to Hack Non-Competes & Sell 0-Days at Black Hat USA

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Plus, hear from key figures about the history and the enduring influence of The Cult of the Dead Cow this August in Las Vegas. The cybersecurity community is larger and more vibrant than ever, and Black Hat USA is the place to be if you want to learn all about it while you’re right in […]

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‘GozNym’ Banking Malware Gang Dismantled by International Law Enforcement

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In a joint effort by several law enforcement agencies from 6 different countries, officials have dismantled a major global organized cybercrime network behind GozNym banking malware.GozNym banking malware is responsible for stealing nearly $100 million from over 41,000 victims across the globe, primarily in the United States and Europe, for years. GozNym was created by combining […]

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Another Intel Chip Flaw – Schneier on Security

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Another Intel Chip FlawRemember the Spectre and Meltdown attacks from last year? They were a new class of attacks against complex CPUs, finding subliminal channels in optimization techniques that allow hackers to steal information. Since their discovery, researchers have found additional similar vulnerabilities. A whole bunch more have just been discovered. I don’t think we’re […]

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Over 90% of data transactions on IoT devices are unencrypted

Posted on May 22nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

A new report that looked at millions of connections from IoT devices present on enterprise networks found that over 40% of them do not encrypt their traffic. This means a large number of such devices are exposed to man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks where hackers in a position to intercept traffic can steal or manipulate their data. […]

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This Week in Security Funding: Where the Money Went

Posted on April 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Predictions for cybersecurity investment in 2019 are holding true with funding announcements from four startups. Cybersecurity startups Expanse, Armis, Bitglass, and Tufin announced financial news during a busy week for industry funding, giving a peek into the technology that is top-of-mind for investors. The security market, expected to grow 8.7% and reach $124 billion in […]

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What is Emotet? And how to guard against this persistent Trojan malware

Posted on April 12th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Emotet is a banking Trojan that started out stealing information from individuals, like credit card details. It has been lurking around since 2014 and has evolved tremendously over the years, becoming major threat that infiltrates corporate networks and spreads other strains of malware. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security published an alert on Emotet in […]

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The ethical use of data

Posted on April 11th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Data privacy goes beyond protecting from data breaches. There are companies who regularly compromise their customer data as part of their business operations without ever telling the customer they’re doing so. These companies have that data legitimately, with permissions given to them by the user, but the company then goes on to sell the data […]

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