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UK Data Privacy Legislation Cannot Be Bypassed to Limit Spread of COVID-19
Maxine Holt, Research Director, Omdia
Commentary
The UK faces GDPR data privacy challenges regarding its COVID-19 "Test and Trace" program. Despite the importance of contact tracing, its intent to ignore privacy legislation is extremely worrying.
By Maxine Holt Research Director, Omdia, 7/20/2020
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DHS Shares Data on Top Cyber Threats to Federal Agencies
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Backdoors, cryptominers, and ransomware were the most widely detected threats by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)'s intrusion prevention system EINSTEIN.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/1/2020
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3 Years After NotPetya, Many Organizations Still in Danger of Similar Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
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The same gaps that enabled ransomware to spread remain in patching, network segmentation, backup practices, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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SOC Wins & Losses
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
While the security operations center is enjoying a higher profile these days, just one-fourth of security operations centers actually resolve incidents quickly enough.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/26/2020
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10 Cyberattacks on the Rise During the Pandemic
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek
News
Cybercrime and cyber espionage have skyrocketed during COVID-19 lockdowns. Are your work-from-home employees aware of these security traps?
By Cynthia Harvey Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek, 6/24/2020
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Local, State Governments Face Cybersecurity Crisis
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Ransomware hit small government organizations hard in 2019. Now they have to deal with budget cuts, pandemic precautions, social unrest, and the coming election cycle.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/5/2020
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Facebook Fails to Staunch Coronavirus Misinformation
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing Writer
News
The social media giant in April affixed warning labels on 50 million pieces of content
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 5/14/2020
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Attackers Routinely Use Older Vulnerabilities to Exploit Businesses, US Cyber Agency Warns
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Security issues in Microsoft products dominate the US government's top 10 list of commonly exploited vulnerabilities, but Apache Struts, Adobe Flash, and Drupal are also routinely targeted.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/13/2020
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Post Pandemic, Technologists Pose Secure Certification for Immunity
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Going digital with immunity passports could speed rollout and allow for better warnings of potential hot spots. But security and privacy issues remain.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/16/2020
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Schneier on Hacking Society
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
How the hacker mindset and skill set could play a role in improving and securing societal systems, according to renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/9/2020
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Cybercriminals' Promises to Pause During Pandemic Amount to Little
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
As pandemic worsens, online profiteering -- from fraudsters to ransomware operators to cybercriminal hacking -- continues unabated, despite some promises from the underground.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/24/2020
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Ransomware Increasingly Targeting Small Governments
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
To get back up and running quickly, and because it's cheaper, city and county governments often pay the ransom, especially if insurance companies are footing the bill. The result: More ransomware.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/11/2020
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Search Engine Aims to Make Dark Markets More Accessible
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Two years after the administrator of the Grams search engine shuttered the service, another search engine for finding questionable and illegal goods on the Dark Web has opened up shop.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/5/2020
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Olympics Could Face Disruption from Regional Powers
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Destructive attacks and disinformation will likely target the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, two groups of threat experts say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/21/2020
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Dell Sells RSA to Private Equity Firm for $2.1B
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Deal with private equity entity Symphony Technology Group revealed one week before the security industry's RSA Conference in San Francisco.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/18/2020
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China's Military Behind 2017 Equifax Breach: DoJ
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Four members of China's People Liberation Army hacked the information broker, leading to the theft of sensitive data on approximately 145 million citizens.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/10/2020
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EKANS Ransomware Raises Industrial-Control Worries
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Although the ransomware is unsophisticated, the malware does show that some crypto-attackers are targeting certain industrial control products.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/3/2020
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Average Ransomware Payments More Than Doubled in Q4 2019
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
News
Ransomware attackers collected an average of around $84,000 from victim organizations, up from $41,000 in Q3 of 2018, Coveware says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 1/27/2020
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Dustman Attack Underscores Iran's Cyber Capabilities
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
For nearly six months, an attack group linked to Iran reportedly had access to the network of Bahrain's national oil company, Bapco, before it executed a destructive payload.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/14/2020
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SIM Study Points to Lax Focus on Cybersecurity
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
Commentary
Despite ranking at the top of respondentsí concerns, organizations still show gaps in acting on cybersecurity.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 1/8/2020
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