6 Essential Skills Cybersecurity Pros Need to Develop in 2019

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In a time of disruption in the security and tech worlds, cybersecurity professionals can’t afford to become complacent – even in the face of a skills shortage. 1 of 7 Image Source: Adobe Stock (vchalup) It’s definitely a job seeker’s’ market out there in the cybersecurity employment pool. According to an about-to-be released report from […]

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In-Depth Analysis of JS Sniffers Uncovers New Families of Credit Card-Skimming Code

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In a world that’s growing increasingly digital, Magecart attacks have emerged as a key cybersecurity threat to e-commerce sites.Magecart, which is in the news a lot lately, is an umbrella term given to 12 different cyber criminal groups that are specialized in secretly implanting a special piece of code on compromised e-commerce sites with an […]

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Thousands of Unprotected Kibana Instances Exposing Elasticsearch Databases

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In today’s world, data plays a crucial role in the success of any organization, but if left unprotected, it could be a cybercriminal’s dream come true.Poorly protected MongoDB, CouchDB, and Elasticsearch databases recently got a lot more attention from cybersecurity firms and media lately.More than half of the known cases of massive data breaches over […]

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IoT Widens the Security Gap. Now What?

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In a previous blog, I explored why 802.11ax means more IoT. 802.11ax, now known as Wi-Fi 6, makes the WLAN even more IoT-friendly given the support for dense concentrations of clients in environments such as buildings with smart lighting, environmental controls, and meeting room technology. Wi-Fi 6 introduces some terrific new security features, but the IoT security risk is […]

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Alleged Child Porn Lord Faces US Extradition — Krebs on Security

Posted on March 24th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In 2013, the FBI exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Firefox to seize control over a Dark Web network of child pornography sites. The alleged owner of that ring – 33-year-old Freedom Hosting operator Eric Eoin Marques – was arrested in Ireland later that year on a U.S. warrant and has been in custody ever since. This […]

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Security Lessons from My Game Closet

Posted on March 24th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In an era of popular video games like Fortnite and Minecraft, there is a lot to be learned about risk, luck, and strategy from some old-fashioned board games. I was recently looking over my collection of board games. As my eyes moved from game to game, I thought about the strategy and approach with which […]

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Multi-cloud security the next billion-dollar frontier

Posted on March 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

One thing is certain. Capitalism ensures that change is the new constant.   In the early 1990s, internet pioneers Prodigy Communications and America Online connected users and changed how we communicate with each other. In 1995, Windows 95 was launched by Microsoft which helped personal computing go mainstream. An activity that previously took days could […]

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Flaw Fix Rates Are Low – How Can They Be Improved?

Posted on March 12th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In this episode we discuss the latest findings on flaw fix rates in enterprises. Chris Eng, Vice President of Research, Veracode, offers perspective on what figures in the State of Software Security report reveal about the troubling amount of time it takes to address the majority of vulnerabilities. Listeners will learn about: Average enterprise fix […]

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Turkish Group Using Phishing Emails to Hijack Popular Instagram Profiles

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In some cases, attackers have demanded ransom, nude photos/videos of victims in exchange for stolen account, Trend Micro says. A group of Turkish-speaking hackers is hijacking popular Instagram profiles, including those belonging to actors and singers, and, in some cases, promising to turn back control to the victims in exchange for a ransom or nude photos […]

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Human Negligence to Blame for the Majority of Insider Threats

Posted on February 22nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In 98% of the assessments conducted for its research, Dtex found employees exposed proprietary company information on the Web – a 20% jump from 2018. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of insider threats are caused by users who introduce risk due to careless behavior or human error, according to new research from Dtex. This compares to 13% […]

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