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  • New Information Security Forum research explores human-centered security November 24, 2020
    According to the Information Security Forum (ISF), with growing recognition that security awareness in isolation rarely leads to sustained behavior change, organizations need to proactively develop a robust human-centered security program to reduce the number of security incidents associated with poor security behavior.
  • Multi-cloud adoption grew by 70% year over year November 24, 2020
    Sumo Logic released findings from its fifth annual report. ”The Continuous Intelligence Report: The State of Modern Applications, DevSecOps and the Impact of COVID-19” provides an inside look into the state of the modern application technology stack, including changing trends in cloud and application adoption and usage by customers, and the impact of COVID-19 as […]
  • How to maximize traffic visibility with virtual firewalls November 24, 2020
    Few cybersecurity components are as familiar as the next-generation firewall (NGFW) for enterprise protection. Despite this ubiquity, it is common for security teams to operate their NGFW in a suboptimal manner. The TAG Cyber team has observed, for example, that many enterprise teams operate their NGFW more like a traditional firewall. This can result in […]
  • Reimagine your organization’s approach to in-office infrastructure November 24, 2020
    There is an opportunity here for IT teams to stabilize their work-from-home situations while also preparing for the future back in the office, or for many, supporting a hybrid model. Long term solutions are needed for organizational success. There are many steps that can be taken to ensure infrastructure is properly cared for and ready […]
  • KnowBe4 partners with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to bolster women in cybersecurity November 23, 2020
    KnowBe4 announced it is partnering with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to launch a Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship to offer $10,000 to be applied to tuition, fees, books and required electronics for the recipient.
  • CISA and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) to host Chemical Security Summit November 23, 2020
    The Chemical Security Summit will be hosted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in collaboration with the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (SCC). The summit is the signature industry event for chemical representatives across the chemical and interconnected sectors—including energy, communications, transportation, and water—to learn, share perspectives, and engage in dialogue. Securing chemicals in an evolving threat environment […]
  • Facebook fixes Messenger bug that allowed Android users to spy on each other November 23, 2020
    Facebook has fixed a critical flaw in the Facebook Messenger for Android messaging app. Natalie Silvanovich of Google’s Project Zero reported the bug to the Facebook bug bounty program. The bug could have allowed a sophisticated attacker logged in on Messenger for Android to simultaneously initiate a call and send an unintended message type to someone logged […]
  • Iowa City hospital suffers phishing attack November 23, 2020
    During a time where hospitals are already strapped for resources, Mercy Iowa City hospital reported that an internal email compromise and phishing email incident led to the exposure of personal information of some 60,473 individuals.
  • VDI improvements ensure business continuity in the age of remote work November 23, 2020
    Working at home poses many challenges. One smart solution for enterprises that continues to help maintain business continuity is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). It enables IT organizations to deliver a corporate endpoint experience on relatively inexpensive hardware while maintaining strict IT standards that will provide benefits well into the future. 
  • Curiosity, creativity, collaboration: The human elements of the SOC November 23, 2020
    Machines are better at speed and scale than humans. But humans have the edge over machines at thinking outside of the box, using their curiosity and creativity to come up with solutions, and reasoning that machines cannot define or replicate. When it comes to security operations, humans and automation are the duo that’s stronger and […]

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  • Canonical publishes set of secure container application images November 24, 2020
    Canonical has published the LTS Docker Image Portfolio, a curated set of secure container application images, on Docker Hub. The LTS Docker Image Portfolio comes with up to ten years Extended Security Maintenance by Canonical. “LTS Images are built on trusted infrastructure, in a secure environment, with guarantees of stable security updates,” said Mark Lewis, […]
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  • VMware releases workarounds for another critical flaw (CVE-2020-4006) November 24, 2020
    For the second time in less than a week, VMware is warning about a critical vulnerability (CVE-2020-4006). This time, the affected solutions are VMware Workspace One Access, Access Connector, VMware Identity Manager and VMware Identity Manager Connector. As some of these are components of the VMware Cloud Foundation (vIDM) and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vIDM) […]
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  • XDR: Unifying incident detection, response and remediation November 24, 2020
    According to IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach Report 2020, the average time it took a company in 2019 to identify and contain a breach was 279 days. It was 266 days in 2018 and the average over the past five years was a combined 280 days. In other words, things haven’t gotten much better. […]
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  • Complex cyber attacks target online retailers November 24, 2020
    Peak levels of traffic will be seen throughout the holiday shopping season as a flood of consumers turn to online channels to purchase goods, Imperva reveals. A monthly measurement and analysis of the global cyber threat landscape across data and applications, shortly after stay-at-home orders were issued, web traffic to retail sites spiked by as […]
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  • How the pandemic has accelerated existing risk trends November 24, 2020
    COVID-19 has reorganized the risk landscape for chief audit executives (CAEs), as CAEs have listed IT governance as the top risk for 2021, according to Gartner. Analysts said the pandemic is giving rise to new sets of risks while exacerbating long-standing vulnerabilities. Gartner conducted interviews and surveys from across its global network of client organizations […]
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  • IT and data management challenges for 2021 November 24, 2020
    Cohesity announced the results of a survey of 500 IT decision makers in the United States that highlights critical IT and data management challenges midsize and enterprise organizations are facing as companies prepare for 2021. The survey included 250 respondents from midsize companies ($100M-$1B in revenue) and 250 from enterprise organizations ($1B+ in revenue). Some […]
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  • Researchers bring deep learning to IoT devices November 24, 2020
    Deep learning is everywhere. This branch of artificial intelligence curates your social media and serves your Google search results. Soon, deep learning could also check your vitals or set your thermostat. MIT researchers have developed a system that could bring deep learning neural networks to new – and much smaller – places, like the tiny […]
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  • NICE Actimize IFM-X: Detection capabilities powered by AI and ML November 24, 2020
    NICE Actimize announced the latest version of its Integrated Fraud Management (IFM-X) platform that delivers advanced detection capabilities powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Providing a real-time response in detection and decisioning across some of the most extensive fraud coverage available on the market, NICE Actimize’s IFM-X introduces new capabilities that support financial services […]
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  • ACI Fraud Management now availabe as fully certified private offering on Azure Marketplace November 24, 2020
    ACI Worldwide announced that its ACI Fraud Management solution is now available as a fully certified private offering via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. With the certification, ACI’s solution can now be deployed quickly and directly from the Azure Marketplace, dramatically accelerating and simplifying the way customers can begin using the offering. The move comes in […]
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  • Google Cloud selected by ABB to expand the cloud footprint of its Information System services November 24, 2020
    Google Cloud announced it has been selected by ABB to further expand the cloud footprint of its Information System (IS) services. The Swiss-headquartered global technology leader has chosen Google Cloud as part of the organization’s ‘Rationalizing IT Operations’ (code named: Program RIO) initiative, which seeks to further increase the scalability and resilience of its infrastructure […]
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