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Ransomware 'Crisis' in US Schools: More Than 1,000 Hit So Far in 2019

12/16/2019
Meanwhile, the mayor of the city of New Orleans says no ransom money demands were made as her city struggles to recover from a major ransomware attack launched last week.

SQL Server 2019 Tool Tells Attackers Which Data Is Sensitive

12/16/2019
The design of SQL Data Discovery & Classification could let attackers pinpoint sensitive information while flying under organizations' radars.

What Should I Look for in a Data Protection Officer?

12/16/2019
The right candidate will possess the following skills.

Rooster Teeth Alerts Customers to Magecart Attack

12/16/2019
The entertainment company discovered malicious content on the Shopify platform for its online store and removed it the same day.

Disarming Disinformation

12/16/2019
Disinformation attacks are just as detrimental to businesses as they are to national elections. Here's what's at stake in 2020 and what infosec teams can do about them.

Visa Warns of Targeted PoS Attacks on Gas Station Merchants

12/13/2019
At least two North American chains have been hit in sophisticated new campaigns for stealing payment card data.

'Motivating People Who Want the Struggle': Expert Advice on InfoSec Leadership

12/13/2019
Industry veteran and former Intel security chief Malcolm Harkins pinpoints three essential elements for leaders to connect with their employees and drive business objectives.

Fortinet Buys CyberSponse for SOAR Capabilities

12/13/2019
It plans to integrate CyberSponse's SOAR platform into the Fortinet Security Fabric.

Android App Analysis Uncovers Seasonal Shopping Risk

12/12/2019
Researchers scanned 4,200 Android apps and found many exhibit malicious behavior or have a dangerous level of permissions.

Cyberattacks on Retailers Could Increase 20% this Holiday Season

12/12/2019
Commodity malware and ransomware continue to be the biggest threats, says VMWare Carbon Black.

The Most, Least Insecure US Cities for SMBs

12/12/2019
A new report looks at computer activity in the 50 largest metropolitan areas.

Gallium: The Newest Threat Group on Microsoft's Radar

12/12/2019
Hacking group has been targeting telecommunication providers.

Get Organized Like a Villain

12/12/2019
What cybercrime group FIN7 can teach us about using agile frameworks.

Thanks, Larry!

12/12/2019
A no-tech trick, a la social engineering, can lead to huge corporate security consequences -- and it might just score the criminal a new car.

The Next Security Silicon Valley: Coming to a City Near You?

12/11/2019
The high cost of doing business in California's San Francisco Bay Area is just one factor driving infosec companies — established and and startups, alike — to pursue their fortunes elsewhere. Here's where many are going.

Google Chrome Now Automatically Alerts Users on Compromised Passwords

12/11/2019
A series of security enhancements seek to protect users from phishing and warn them when credentials have been compromised.

Microsoft Fixes Windows Zero-Day on Lightest Patch Tuesday of 2019

12/10/2019
This month's batch of security updates addresses 36 CVEs, seven of which are rated Critical and one of which has been exploited in the wild.

Blink Cameras Found with Multiple Vulnerabilities

12/10/2019
Researchers found three broad types of vulnerabilities, one of which should be particularly concerning to consumers.

Security 101: What Is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack?

12/10/2019
A breakdown of the common ways criminals employ MitM techniques to snare victims, and tips for protecting users from these dirty tricks.

Intel's CPU Flaws Continue to Create Problems for the Tech Community

12/10/2019
We can't wait out this problem and hope that it goes away. We must be proactive.