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The Trump team has failed to address the nation’s mounting cybersecurity threats – TechCrunch


TechCrunch

The Trump team has failed to address the nation's mounting cybersecurity threats
TechCrunch
Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of Allegis Capital, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a startup “studio” for fledgling cyber startups staffed by former government technology innovators and …

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The Future of Cybersecurity Might Look a Lot Like Snapchat – Slate Magazine (blog)


Slate Magazine (blog)

The Future of Cybersecurity Might Look a Lot Like Snapchat
Slate Magazine (blog)
Snapchat isn't just the favored social media platform of millennials everywhere—it's also becoming an under-the-radar model for the future of cybersecurity. Think about it: At its most basic, Snapchat lets you send a picture or video message, deletes


Cloudflare, CrowdStrike CEOs Spar Over Future of Cybersecurity … – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Cloudflare, CrowdStrike CEOs Spar Over Future of Cybersecurity …
Wall Street Journal
Two prominent executives in the cybersecurity industry on Tuesday debated whether the field is a long-term business—or instead will be blended into the array …

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Cybersecurity is dead – long live cyber awareness – CSO Online


CSO Online

Cybersecurity is dead – long live cyber awareness
CSO Online
Cybersecurity is dead. Let's face the facts here, folks – it's hopeless. The bad guys have won and anyone who depends solely on prevention is doomed. Cyberattacks are, at their essence, just like any other type of crime: you can make all the efforts to


Mad at Equifax? Use That Fuel to Boost Your Cybersecurity – NerdWallet


NerdWallet

Mad at Equifax? Use That Fuel to Boost Your Cybersecurity
NerdWallet
It's National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it couldn't have come at a better time, considering we all just went through National Equifax Breach Awareness Month. Consider freezing or locking your credit files at all three credit bureaus. If you

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Tampa companies partner to detect cybersecurity threats before a deal closes – Tampa Bay Business Journal


Tampa Bay Business Journal

Tampa companies partner to detect cybersecurity threats before a deal closes
Tampa Bay Business Journal
The assessment tool looks at whether best practices are in place for cybersecurity, said Jeremy Rasmussen, chief technology officer at tech company Abacode. It asks about policies and technical procedures and includes talking with company employees, …


The Cyberlaw Podcast: The Midnight Basketball of Cybersecurity – Lawfare (blog)


The Cyberlaw Podcast: The Midnight Basketball of Cybersecurity
Lawfare (blog)
This episode features an interview with Mårten Mickos, the CEO of HackerOne. HackerOne administers bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure programs for a host of private companies as well as DOD's “Hack the Pentagon” program. He explains how such …

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Pentagon, Services Observe National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Department of Defense


Department of Defense

Pentagon, Services Observe National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Department of Defense
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2017 — As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Defense Department's deputy chief information officer held a media roundtable at the Pentagon with her service counterparts yesterday to discuss key DoD and military …
At Pentagon, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is for families tooFedScoop
Cybersecurity Is Operational ReadinessSignal Magazine

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Attack of the Hack Back – Slate Magazine


Slate Magazine

Attack of the Hack Back
Slate Magazine
If there were a prize for the worst cybersecurity policy idea that just won't die, it would have to go to “hacking back,” or making it legal for people to attack the computers that are attacking them. This idea has been around for years, which means

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RSA’s Middle East cyber security conference gains its own identity – ComputerWeekly.com


RSA's Middle East cyber security conference gains its own identity
ComputerWeekly.com
This year's RSA Abu Dhabi, which is in its third year, will mark the first anniversary of the cyber security attacks on several Saudi Arabian government agencies. These targeted attacks, over a two-week period, erased data and caused havoc for the


Oracle Patches 250 Bugs in Quarterly Critical Patch Update
Three critical SQL injection vulnerabilities in Oracle’s popular E-Business Suite make up a part of 250 bugs patched for the company’s quarterly Critical Patch Update,

Lenovo Quietly Patches Massive Bug Impacting Its Android Tablets and Zuk, Vibe Phones
Lenovo customers are being told to update their Android tablets and handsets to protect themselves against a handful of critical vulnerabilities impacting tens of millions of vulnerable Lenovo devices.

Factorization Flaw in TPM Chips Makes Attacks on RSA Private Keys Feasible
A flawed Infineon Technology chipset left HP, Lenovo and Microsoft devices open to what is called a ‘practical factorization attack,’ in which an attacker computes the private part of an RSA key.

Adobe Patches Flash Zero Day Exploited by Black Oasis APT
Adobe today released an out-of-band Flash Player update addressing a zero-day vulnerability being exploited by a little-known Middle Eastern APT group called Black Oasis.

KRACK Attack Devastates Wi-Fi Security
The KRACK, or key reinstallation attack, disclosed today allow attackers to decrypt encrypted traffic, steal data and inject malicious code depending on the network configuration.

Cyberespionage Group Steps Up Campaigns Against Japanese Firms
Researchers unearth new tactics and strategies used by the criminals behind the hacking group known as Bronze Butler.

Hyatt Hit By Credit Card Breach, Again
Hyatt said its payment systems have been breached, exposing credit card data from 41 hotels in 11 countries between March and July this year.

Google Busy Removing More Malicious Chrome Extensions from Web Store
Three malicious Chrome extensions spoofing AdBlock Plus were removed from the Chrome Web Store this week.

Chris Brook Says Farewell to Threatpost
Staff writer Chris Brook says farewell to Threatpost after eight years on the site. He and Mike Mimoso talk about Threatpost’s early days and how the site grew up alongside the security industry.

Legacy Office Feature Used In Novel Document Attacks
A forgotten feature in Microsoft Office allows attackers to bypass antivirus scanners and pull off document-based attacks to install malware.