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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5 Cybersecurity Tools Every Business Needs to Know

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Cybersecurity experts all echo the same thing – cyber attacks are going to get more rampant, and they will continue to pose severe threats against all technology users.Businesses, in particular, have become prime targets for cybercriminals due to the nature of data and information they process and store.2018 saw a slew of data breaches targeting […]

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Should Failing Phish Tests Be a Fireable Offense? — Krebs on Security

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Would your average Internet user be any more vigilant against phishing scams if he or she faced the real possibility of losing their job after falling for one too many of these emails? Recently, I met someone at a conference who said his employer had in fact terminated employees for such repeated infractions. As this was […]

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Review: How Awake Security uncovers malicious intent

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Good cybersecurity these days is more complicated than just matching signatures against known malware. In fact, many of the most devastating attacks made against enterprises may not involve malware at all, instead relying on social engineering, insider threats, and tools and processes already approved for use within a network that are hijacked for a malicious […]

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Patch Tuesday Lowdown, April 2019 Edition — Krebs on Security

Posted on April 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Microsoft today released fifteen software updates to fix more than 70 unique security vulnerabilities in various flavors of its Windows operating systems and supported software, including at least two zero-day bugs. These patches apply to Windows, Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge browsers, Office, Sharepoint and Exchange. Separately, Adobe has issued security updates for Acrobat/Reader and Flash Player. […]

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Romanians Convicted in Cybertheft Scheme

Posted on April 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Working out of Bucharest since 2007, a pair of criminals infected and controlled more than 400,000 individual computers, mostly in the US. Two Romanian men have been convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit service marks, aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and 12 counts each of wire […]

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Patched Apache Vulnerability Could Still Cause Problems

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

More than 2 million Apache HTTP servers remain at risk for a critical privilege escalation vulnerability. A vulnerability in Apache HTTP Server has been found and patched, but the sheer number of servers still running older, unpatched versions of the software means hundreds of thousands of sites and servers could still be in danger. CVE-2019-0211 […]

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Security technologies that provide the most savings

Posted on April 4th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Many older, more well-established security technologies – data loss prevention (DLP), perimeter controls and policy management – provided the least in cost savings; all offering less than $200,000 in savings compared to their costs. “Those ‘brilliant basics’ are things we’ve been doing for 20 years… the things that are the bread and butter of security […]

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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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Businesses Manage 9.7PB of Data but Struggle to Protect It

Posted on March 24th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

What’s more, their attempts to secure it may be putting information at risk, a new report finds. Organizations managed an average of 9.7 petabytes of data in 2018, a 569% spike compared with the 1.45 petabytes they handled in 2016. Most see the value of data, and more are monetizing it, yet very few are confident […]

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