Review: FireMon clears the clutter for network security policy management

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

It’s kind of a paradox that as an organization’s network grows, they have to add more and more security appliances and programs to keep it safe, yet with increased complexity comes diminishing returns on those investments. What happens is that new security platforms implement new rules, which often conflict with or duplicate existing protections. And […]

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Microsoft Releases Patches For A Critical ‘Wormable Flaw’ and 78 Other Issues

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

It’s Patch Tuesday—the day when Microsoft releases monthly security updates for its software.Microsoft has software updates to address a total of 79 CVE-listed vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other products, including a critical wormable flaw that can propagate malware from computer to computer without requiring users’ interaction.Out of 79 vulnerabilities, 18 issues have […]

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Serious Security: How web forms can steal your bandwidth and harm your brand

Posted on April 11th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Paul Ducklin Spamming is a word we all know and an activity we all loathe – it’s when crooks blast out unwanted emails for products we don’t want at a price we won’t pay from from suppliers we’ll never trust. And the word spam has given us related terms such as SPIM for spam […]

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A hacker or your cloud provider. Who presents the greatest risk to your data?

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

It’s your worst nightmare. All of your most important and sensitive data, the thing your business values most, the thing your company cannot operate without, the thing your regulators require you to protect, has been taken hostage. Your business grinds to a halt. Your customers and business partners are livid. Your regulators are demanding an […]

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540 Million Facebook User Records Found On Unprotected Amazon Servers

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

It’s been a bad week for Facebook users.First, the social media company was caught asking some of its new users to share passwords for their registered email accounts and now……the bad week gets worse with a new privacy breach.More than half a billion records of millions of Facebook users have been found exposed on unprotected […]

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Microsoft Brings Defender Security Tools to Mac

Posted on March 24th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Windows Defender becomes Microsoft Defender, and it’s available in limited preview for Mac users. Microsoft is renaming its Windows Defender antivirus protection tool and bringing its security capabilities to macOS devices in a “limited preview” mode now available to businesses. Starting today, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) will be available for Mac; with this […]

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BitLocker hacked? Disk encryption – and why you still need it [VIDEO]

Posted on March 22nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Paul Ducklin A security researcher in New Zealand just showed that it’s possible to wire up a low-cost data sniffer to the security chip in a Microsoft Surface laptop… …and read out the decryption key used by BitLocker, the software that is there to keep the data on your hard disk safe. That has […]

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5 Essentials for Securing and Managing Windows 10

Posted on March 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

It’s possible to intelligently deploy and utilize Windows 10’s many security enhancements while avoiding common and costly migration pitfalls. With upward of 700 million devices running Windows 10, it’s the most rapidly adopted version of the operating system since Windows 95, proving the allure of its updated features, including security enhancements such as virtualization-based security, […]

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Review: Bitglass manages the mobility monster

Posted on March 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

It’s no secret that most businesses and organizations work better when they embrace mobility. The old formula of having droves of suited workers sitting at their desks from nine to five every day, typing away with desktop computers or even older technology simply doesn’t hold up in today’s always on, always connected world. Modern workers […]

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Microsoft Releases Patches for 64 Flaws — Two Under Active Attack

Posted on March 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

It’s time for another batch of “Patch Tuesday” updates from Microsoft.Microsoft today released its March 2019 software updates to address a total of 64 CVE-listed security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other products, 17 of which are rated critical, 45 important, one moderate and one low in severity.The update addresses flaws in Windows, […]

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