Critical Zcash Bug Could Have Allowed ‘Infinite Counterfeit’ Cryptocurrency

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The developers behind the privacy-minded Zcash cryptocurrency have recently discovered and patched a highly dangerous vulnerability in the most secretive way that could have allowed an attacker to coin an infinite number of Zcash (ZEC).Yes, infinite… like a never-ending source of money.Launched in October 2016, Zcash is a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency that claims to be more […]

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Get TotalAV Essential AntiVirus for $19.99 (80% off)

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The term “computer virus” calls to mind imagery of pathogenic creepy-crawlies bringing down a device’s operating system, their flagella wriggling as they multiply into hordes that infiltrate its chips and wires. And while it’s true that our computers can be infected with literal biological bacteria like staphylococci, per Science Illustrated, the threat of malicious codes […]

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New CSO, CISO appointments

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The upper ranks of corporate security are seeing a high rate of change as companies try to adapt to the evolving threat landscape. Many companies are hiring a chief security officer (CSO) or chief information security officer (CISO) for the first time to support a deeper commitment to information security. CSO’s Movers & Shakers is […]

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Ex-US Intelligence Agent Charged With Spying and Helping Iranian Hackers

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The United States Department of Justice has announced espionage charges against a former US Air Force intelligence officer with the highest level of top-secret clearance for providing the Iranian government classified defense information after she defected to Iran in 2013.Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, was a former U.S. Air Force Intelligence Specialist and Special Agent of […]

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How polls are hacked: What every business should know

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The news in January about Michael Cohen’s indictments covers some interesting ground for IT managers and gives security teams something else to worry about: He allegedly paid a big data firm Redfinch Solutions to rig two online polls in then-candidate Donald Trump’s favor. To those of us who have worked with online polls and surveys, […]

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5 Expert Tips for Complying with the New PCI Software Security Framework

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The Secure SLC Standard improves business efficiency for payment application vendors but could also stand as new security benchmark for other industries to follow. When the PCI Software Security Council (PCI SSC) released the new PCI Software Security Framework in January 2019, it took a progressive leap forward, drastically raising security standards for the payments […]

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Friday Squid Blogging: The Hawaiian Bobtail Squid Genome

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The Hawaiian Bobtail Squid’s genome is half again the size of a human’s. Other facts: The Hawaiian bobtail squid has two different symbiotic organs, and researchers were able to show that each of these took different paths in their evolution. This particular species of squid has a light organ that harbors a light-producing, or bioluminescent, […]

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7 Tips For Communicating With the Board

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The key? Rather than getting bogged down in the technical details, focus on how a security program is addressing business risk. 1 of 8 Image Source: Shutterstock CISOs and other security leaders are under growing pressure to improve how they communicate with boards of directors. Cybersecurity has become a board-level issue in many organizations amid […]

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Critical Zcash Bug Could Have Allowed ‘Infinite Counterfeit’ Cryptocurrency

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The developers behind the privacy-minded Zcash cryptocurrency have recently discovered and patched a highly dangerous vulnerability in the most secretive way that could have allowed an attacker to coin an infinite number of Zcash (ZEC).Yes, infinite… like a never-ending source of money.Launched in October 2016, Zcash is a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency that claims to be more […]

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Add cybersecurity to Doomsday Clock concerns, says Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The human race is closer to herd suicide than it has been in history, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists warns — in part, because of cybersecurity issues, including both information warfare and insecure IoT devices. Founded by the Manhattan Project scientists who built America’s nuclear weapons program, the Doomsday Clock is a regular reminder of […]

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