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Verkada Breach Demonstrates Danger of Overprivileged Users

03/15/2021
In re-evaluating supply chains, companies should classify vendors with super admin privileges to devices or backdoors as a significant threat.

Concerns Over API Security Grow as Attacks Increase

02/03/2021
Some 66% of organizations say they have slowed deploying an app into production because of API security concerns.

Agent Tesla Upgrades with New Delivery & Evasion Tactics

02/02/2021
A new version of the remote access Trojan targets Microsoft Anti-Malware Software Interface to bypass endpoint detection.

Law Enforcement Aims to Take Down Netwalker Ransomware

01/28/2021
The Department of Justice has so far charged one Canadian national and seized nearly $500,000 in relation to Netwalker ransomware.

Virtual Pen-Testing Competition Tasks College Students With Running a Red Team Operation

01/13/2021
Aimed at developing offensive cyber talent, last weekend's sixth annual Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition brought out some of the brightest from RIT and Stanford, among other universities.

Bringing Zero Trust to Secure Remote Access

01/12/2021
Demand for secure remote access has skyrocketed during the pandemic. Here Omdia profiles more secure alternatives to virtual private network (VPN) technology.

How to Build Cyber Resilience in a Dangerous Atmosphere

12/31/2020
Our polarized climate and COVID-19 are putting the nation's cybersecurity in imminent danger, and it's past time to act.

Delivering Santa from Third-Party Risk

12/24/2020
2020 has made even St. Nick susceptible to the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, cybersecurity experts are ready to help the merry old elf with advice on reducing risks to his global operations.

Latest Version of TrickBot Employs Clever New Obfuscation Trick

11/24/2020
The malware takes advantage of how the Windows command line interpreter works to try and slip past anti-detection tools, Huntress Labs says.

Baidu Apps Leaked Location Data, Machine Learning Reveals

11/24/2020
Several apps available on the Google Play Store, including two made by Chinese Internet giant Baidu, leaked information about the phone's hardware and location without the user's knowledge, research finds.

How Ransomware Defense is Evolving With Ransomware Attacks

11/24/2020
As data exfiltration threats and bigger ransom requests become the norm, security professionals are advancing from the basic "keep good backups" advice.

CISA Warns of Holiday Online Shopping Scams

11/24/2020
The agency urges shoppers to be cautious of fraudulent websites, unsolicited emails, and unencrypted financial transactions.

Alexa, Disarm the Victim's Home Security System

11/24/2020
Researchers who last year hacked popular voice assistants with laser pointers take their work to the next level.

Cloud Security Startup Lightspin Emerges From Stealth

11/24/2020
The startup, founded by former white-hat hackers, has secured a $4 million seed round to close security gaps in cloud environments.

US Treasury's OFAC Ransomware Advisory: Navigating the Gray Areas

11/24/2020
Leveraging the right response strategy, following the regulations, and understanding the ransom entity are the fundamentals in any ransomware outbreak.

What's in Store for Privacy in 2021

11/24/2020
Changes are coming to the privacy landscape, including more regulations and technologies.

Printers' Cybersecurity Threats Too Often Ignored

11/24/2020
Remote workforce heightens the need to protect printing systems against intrusion and compromise.

Could Return of Ghost Squad Hackers Signal Rise in COVID-19-Related Hactivism?

04/16/2020
New research suggests GSH is active in Southeast Asia following a couple of quiet years.

Patch-a-Palooza: More Than 560 Flaws Fixed in a Single Day

04/14/2020
Software vendors keep pushing patches to the same Tuesday once a month, or once a quarter, and the result can be overwhelming. Six enterprise software makers issued patches for 567 issues in April.

Network Data Shows Spikes, Vulnerability of Work-at-Home Shift

04/13/2020
Traffic on the public Internet has grown by half this year, and videoconferencing bandwidth has grown by a factor of five, all driven by remote-work edicts.