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CSO Webinar | The Future of Cybersecurity Strategy: Lessons from the Pentagon

Loading the player … Nation-state attacks have reshaped the threat landscape by unleashing directed, motivated and well-resourced cybercriminal actors on the world stage. But the threat they pose isn’t only directed at foreign governments: with critical infrastructure and data repositories in attackers’ sights, every enterprise needs to protect itself from this new form of cyber […]

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Google+ leak affects 52 million users and G Suite users

Credit: ID 124086590 © Konstantin Mihail | Dreamstime.com Google has disclosed another privacy leak from Google+, this time affecting millions of users, and now says it will push forward the shutdown forward from August to April.  Today, Google revealed that another bug in its social network that exposed private details of 52.5 million Google+ users, […]

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Microsoft’s big Windows Defender ATP update: bad macros, fileless malware and faster response

Microsoft has released new feature updates to Windows Defender ATP for the enterprise that aimed at reducing the attack surface and giving security teams faster response capabilities.   The updates, detailed today, beef up Defender ATP feature “attack surface reduction” with two new rules that allow enterprise to prevent Outlook and Adobe Reader from creating […]

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Singapore’s central bank launches S$30 million cybersecurity grant for finance sector

Credit: Shownen Kang The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced this week the launch of a S$30 million (US$41 million) Cybersecurity Capabilities Grant to strengthen the cyber resilience of the financial sector in Singapore and help financial institutions develop local talent in cybersecurity. According to a recent report by AT Kearney, cyber risks could obstruct […]

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Huawei security fears – paranoia, blowback, or both?

Credit: Martyn Williams BT has made the decision to strip the equipment of Huawei from its core EE 4G network amidst growing security concerns about the Chinese telecom giant’s critical infrastructure footprint. Can – or should – any blame be laid on Huawei, or is this a result of paranoia, projection, or a severe lack of […]

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UK Facebook internal docs reveal Zuckerberg plans for exploiting user data

UK ‘fake news’ committee reveals Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plans for monetizing user data with developers.    A UK parliamentary committee tasked with investigating fake news has published more than 200 pages of Facebook’s internal documents from 2012 to 2015 detailing its business strategies around developer access to user data.  The documents include details about […]

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Chrome 71 is out: swats 43 bugs and clamps down on bad ads

Credit: ID 31591162 © Milo827 | Dreamstime.com Google will pay out at least $59,000 to researchers for reporting dozens of security bugs found in Chrome version 70 and prior.  Google has released the stable version of Chrome 71 for Windows, Mac and Linux with 43 security fixes, including a patch for Site Isolation, an important […]

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As Encryption Bill opposition digs in, data-retention abuse a reminder of unintended consequences

Credit: ID 31149093 © Loganban | Dreamstime.com Damning reports of government agencies’ ongoing misuse of investigational powers have poured fuel on the fire as concerns about the Morrison government’s planned encryption interception legislation led Labor to step away from national-security bipartisanship by declining to blindly support the new legislation. Debate over the Telecommunications and Other […]

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The week in security: Marriott mega-breach a reminder about ever-present threat

Credit: ID 120599274 © Gunay Aliyevs | Dreamstime.com Lines of succession vary from company to company, but new research showed a spread of opinions about who is best qualified to become the next CEO (hint: CIOs are pretty ambitious). But do CISOs have what it takes? The UK’s GCHQ shared information about how it decides […]

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A $100bn company that ran NotPetya-like malware on its network turned up a surprise defense

Credit: ID 115483229 © Hani Suwaryo | Dreamstime.com One security conscious $100 billion company this week exposed its global production IT environment to a de-fanged version of the fast-moving, data-destroying NotPetya malware that crippled several large corporations last June.  The worm, dubbed EternalGlue, was created by researchers at NCCGroup, which named its modular malware after […]