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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Review: Fidelis Deception breathes life into fake assets

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Deception as a defensive technology has come a long way in a very short period of time. Today, almost every enterprise network is going to have some form of deception employed to trick and trap unauthorized users. But its success is also becoming a problem because attackers are starting to expect, and in some cases […]

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As drones fill the skies, cybercriminals won’t be far behind

Posted on March 29th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by John E Dunn For the longest time, drones looked like a good-news tech story that would transform aerial photography, disaster relief and parcel delivery. The world is still waiting to receive packages from the air (although UPS claims it’s started deliveries this week), which might be just as well because experts are having second thoughts. […]

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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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Researchers break e-signatures in 22 common PDF viewers

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury If you spend much time using computers as an adult, the chances are that you’ve had to electronically sign a document at some point. Many countries accept electronic signatures as legally binding, including the US, Canada, and the UK, where the Law Commission officially concluded that electronic signatures are valid in August […]

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Microsoft Debuts Azure Sentinel SIEM, Threat Experts Service

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

New services, which are both available in preview, arrive at a time when two major trends are converging on security. Microsoft today debuted two new security services: Azure Sentinel, a cloud-native security information and event management (SIEM) system, and Microsoft Threat Experts, a service through which security operations teams can leverage expertise from Microsoft’s experts. […]

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New Free Tool Scans for Chrome Extension Safety

Posted on February 22nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

CRXcavator scans extensions in real time based on factors including permissions, external calls, and third-party libraries. Chrome is, by far, the most widely used browser in the world. Its popularity is enhanced by the more than 180,000 add-ins, themes, apps, and extensions available for the browser. But are they safe to use? Now a new […]

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North Korean hackers target Russian-based companies

Posted on February 21st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

For the first time, the North Korean APT Lazarus group seems to be participating in coordinated attacks against Russian-based companies. According to CheckPoint Research, the attacks over the past several weeks were likely launched by the Lazarus subdivision “Bluenoroff, whose main focus is monetization and global espionage campaigns.” The North Koreans choosing to cyber-attack Russia […]

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Russian ISPs plan internet disconnection test for entire country

Posted on February 12th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by John E Dunn At a time and date during 2019 yet to be confirmed, Russia’s major ISPs will in unison temporarily disconnect their servers from the internet, effectively cutting the country off from the outside world. From the point of view of Russian internet users, everything will appear normal – as long as they […]

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Phishing has become the root of most cyber-evil

Posted on February 5th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Companies spend a huge amount of time and billions of dollars on security technology to keep threat actors out — on firewalls, IPS systems, endpoint security, and the like — and employees are letting those bad guys in by clicking on phishing links. In fact, a recent F5 Labs report says phishing was the root cause […]

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