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Cloud-computing-security-report-2019-is-out-from-CSA

Cloud computing security report 2019 is out from CSA


Thursday, August 8, 2019 by

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) defines standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. The CSA has released "Top Threats to Cloud Computing: The Egregious Eleven", a report which re-examines the risks inherent with cloud security and takes a new approach, examining the problems inherent in configu...


A-world-with-no-passwords-and-how-FIDO2-can-help-make-it-happen

A world with no passwords and how FIDO2 can help make it happen


Monday, May 13, 2019 by

93.2 percent of the overall web browser market has embraced FIDO2: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. The FIDO Alliance is driven by hundreds of global tech leaders across enterprise, payments, telecom, government, and healthcare that have come together in support of the organization’s mission to reduce the world’s re...


Finding-website-risk-levels-and-reputations-gets-easier-for-IT-admins

Finding website risk levels and reputations gets easier for IT admins


Monday, May 13, 2019 by

NetMotion Software announced NetMotion Reputation, a subscription service that identifies the risk profile and usage categories of hundreds of millions of web domains. Reputation allows IT teams to get visibility into user behavior, including a better understanding of access to risky or inappropriate cloud applications and websites. Customers can also block access if an...


Industrial-IoT-platform-gets-updates-from-Pulse-Secure

Industrial IoT platform gets updates from Pulse Secure


Monday, December 17, 2018 by

Pulse Secure, a provider of Secure Access solutions to both enterprises and service providers, announced the release of Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) 9.0R3 to extend its Zero Trust Security model to IIoT devices and smart factories. The new version enables factories to streamline machinery repairs and diminish costly production downtime through IT-managed secure access...


Join-us-for-a-free-mobile-app-security-threats-webinar-on-Tuesday

Join us for a free mobile app security threats webinar on Tuesday


Friday, December 7, 2018 by

In 2016, a record 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hacked, and Uber reported that hackers stole the information of over 57 million accounts. Then in 2017, 412 million user accounts were taken from Friendfinder’s sites, and 147.9 million consumers were affected by the Equifax Breach. In 2018, Under Armor said that that it's My Fitness Pal app was hacked, affecting...


Zero-latency-apps-gets-closer-to-reality-thanks-to-Redis-Labs

Zero latency apps gets closer to reality thanks to Redis Labs


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by

Complex technologies like a self-driving car take in huge amounts of data from its environment, processing it and make appropriate decisions on how to respond within a few milliseconds. This is the kind of zero latency future Redis Labs is enabling, and they announced at Redis Day London, the latest release of Redis Enterprise with two key functionalities: Red...


The-differences-between-web-apps-and-native-apps

The differences between web apps and native apps


Thursday, October 18, 2018 by

Even in 2018, years past the origional question, the debate rages on across the land, in office spaces and conference rooms every day - should we build a full-blown native mobile app, or is distributing over the web good enough? By now everyone knows the “mobile-first” mentality because statistics like 50% of web searches being done from a mobile dev...


Fortnite-for-Android-is-a-trailblazing-risk-for-mobile-banking

Fortnite for Android is a trailblazing risk for mobile banking


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by

CEO Tim Sweeny of Epic Games, the publisher of the wildly popular Fortnite game, is on a mission to “advance the openness of all platforms” - not to mention side-step Google’s 30% take of developer proceeds - by distributing Fortnite for the Android platform via their website rather than the Google Play store. I applaud a maverick challenging the statu...


Avoid-mobile-cybersecurity-threats-by-checking-the-source

Avoid mobile cybersecurity threats by checking the source


Thursday, July 5, 2018 by

Earlier this month IT news organizations around the globe reported that Epic Games’ popular Fortnite game was being counterfeited and malicious actors were, in fact, lacing the imposter apps with malware. We’re only human, and people unwittingly let their guard down in anticipation of something they're passionate about, or when they think they might b...


Forrester-recognizes-Prevoty-for-it

Forrester recognizes Prevoty for it's RASP


Monday, April 2, 2018 by

Prevoty is cited as the leader of runtime application self-protection (RASP) technologies in The Forrester New Wave: Runtime Application Self-Protection, Q1 2018, released recently. Analysts from the influential research and advisory firm evaluated the eight most significant RASP vendors, interviewed customers, received demonstrations, and measured each solution against...


DNS-security-and-why-mobile-app-developers-should-care

DNS security and why mobile app developers should care


Monday, February 5, 2018 by

DNSSEC is a DNS security extension specification for securing information provided by DNS. DNS has been a part of the global internet since the 1980s, but its authentication mechanisms are fairly weak. As a result, DNS is vulnerable to a form of attack called cache poisoning. Cache poisoning is a man-in-the-middle attack that implants false DNS information to redirect e...


Cisco-releases-security-connector-app-for-iOS-devices

Cisco releases security connector app for iOS devices


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by

Cisco announced the availability of Cisco Security Connector, a security app designed to give enterprises the deepest visibility and control over network activity on iOS devices, now in the App Store.Apple has designed iOS to be secure from the ground up and to be simple, intuitive, and powerful for users. By using iPhones and iPads with iOS 11 and Cisco Security Connec...


People-are-worried-about-internet-connected-car-security

People are worried about internet-connected car security


Monday, December 4, 2017 by

Thales announced survey results revealing how respondents feel about the potential risks connected vehicles pose to their safety and the security of their personal information.Connected cars use mobile internet technology for safety systems and remote diagnostics (like “OnStar”), as well as controlling key functions via a smartphone, smartwatch, tablet or computer - ena...


SlashNext-launches-AI-internet-threat-protection-system-

SlashNext launches AI internet threat protection system


Thursday, November 9, 2017 by

SlashNext announced the company’s broad market release of the SlashNext Internet Access Protection System to protect organizations from cross platform social engineering and phishing, malware, exploits and callback attacks. The system goes beyond first generation signature-based and second generation sandbox-based technologies and deploys artificial intelligence and cog...


Rethinking-DevOps-as-DevSecOps

Rethinking DevOps as DevSecOps


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by

If you’re not already thinking right now that your DevOps teams should be run like a DevSecOps team, you may already be in a world of hurt. Time to wake up! As the adoption of APIs continues to grow, so do the risks to organizations that don’t actively test the security of their solutions. Modern Agile development frameworks have changed the way engineering teams produc...


Node.js-just-got-better-enterprise-security

Node.js just got better enterprise security


Monday, October 9, 2017 by

At Node.js Interactive North America, npm, Inc. announced new enterprise-grade security features for users of npm and the npm Registry: two-factor authentication for publishing packages and read-only authentication tokens. With more than 550,000 packages for mobile, IoT, front end, back end and robotics, npm is the first software registry to provide two-factor authentic...


Sending-out-an-S.O.S.-for-SMS

Sending out an S.O.S. for SMS


Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by

What a difference a year makes. Just one year after the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued guidance that found SMS is insecure and no longer suitable as a strong authentication mechanism, it has walked all of that back.At the time the original draft was published, it was highly unusual for any US government agency to get out in front of the security i...


Stop-the-menace-of-Android-rooting-malware-attacks-with-RASP

Stop the menace of Android rooting malware attacks with RASP


Monday, September 25, 2017 by

One of the key security issues facing organizations that support Android devices is the risk of rooting malware. A number of malware families on the Android mobile OS attempt to obtain root access once installed because the elevated privileges gained come in handy to perform malicious activities.   What you need to know about Tordow v2.0 and Pegasus The To...


Tips-for-securing-container-deployments

Tips for securing container deployments


Friday, September 1, 2017 by

Container deployments are still susceptible to the regular threats that other types of deployments are - including DDoS and cross-site scripting attacks. In fact, hackers often take advantage of compromised containers to scan sensitive data, download malware, or privilegeunauthorized access to any of your containers, hosts or data centers.Fei Huang is the CEO of NeuVect...


The-future-of-cybersecurity-in-machine-learning

The future of cybersecurity in machine learning


Sunday, July 30, 2017 by

McAfee, a cybersecurity company, has announced several new innovations that expand machine learning and automation capabilities to strengthen human-machine teams. Plus, McAfee announces support of OpenDXL.com, a new, independent collaboration portal that offers forums and free apps, giving OpenDXL users easy access to ideas and resources available for application integr...


HUMANOBOT-can-discover-non-human-activities-trying-to-commit-fraud

HUMANOBOT can discover non-human activities trying to commit fraud


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by

SecuredTouch's HUMANOBOT behavioral biometrics tech has recently fine-tuned its platform to better detect non-human activities like bots and emulators trying to commit fraud. HUMANOBOT detects non-human behavior generated by bots, malware, and automated scripts and stops fraud-focused emulators within mobile applications.The system recognizes these behaviors using advan...


Zombie-apps-in-the-Google-Play-Store

Zombie apps in the Google Play Store


Friday, July 14, 2017 by

Anura, fraud protection software from eZanga that identifies bots and human fraud, has announced that more than 1,300 apps in the Google Play store contain code that activates Android phones in "sleep mode" for the purpose of engaging with mobile advertisements unbeknownst to their owners. After detecting click attempts made from a variety of Google Play Store apps...


VASCO-launches-overlay-detection-in-DIGIPASS

VASCO launches overlay detection in DIGIPASS


Thursday, June 22, 2017 by

VASCO Data Security International, Inc., a provider of identity, security and business productivity solutions, has announced its ability to help organizations detect and mitigate mobile application overlay attacks through added functionality in the DIGIPASS for Apps Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) module.Overlay attacks are increasingly being deployed to stea...


Why-runtime-application-self-protection-is-critical-for-app-security

Why runtime application self-protection is critical for app security


Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by

Today most of us go about implementing security from the outside in. The common practice is to start by defining a perimeter and trying to defend it with various security tools. Even though perimeters have been porous for more than a decade, we still can’t give up this notion that if we build a better wall we can keep our enterprises safer.Certainly that is where most e...


Invisible-payments-inside-mobile-apps-problem

Invisible payments inside mobile apps problem


Monday, June 19, 2017 by

Have you ever wondered how Uber automatically charges you for your ride without making you pull out your credit card or sign a receipt? "Invisible payments" like these are a growing trend and aside from ride sharing, the technology is now being implemented by companies with Amazon and major restaurant chains. For brands, invisible payments enhance the consumer experienc...


Many-fintech-DevOps-are-not-enforcing-security

Many fintech DevOps are not enforcing security


Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by

Venafi has announced the results of a study on the cryptographic security practices of DevOps teams in the financial services industry. Cryptographic security risks are amplified in DevOps settings, where compromises in development or test environments can spread to production systems and applications. This is a particular issue for financial services organizations, whi...


Hacking-into-unsecured-webcams-is-too-easy

Hacking into unsecured webcams is too easy


Thursday, June 1, 2017 by

Are You Being Watched?No other exploit is as vicious or expedient with its results as camera activation malware. An adversary is virtually guaranteed a successful blackmail or espionage campaign when you have compiled hours upon hours of video footage of a powerful executive or government official “satisfying their intellectual curiosity” in front of their computer, in ...


The-Netflix-hack:-A-chat-about-securing-your-company

The Netflix hack: A chat about securing your company


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by

As the digital transformation progresses onwards, the unfortunate side effects are becoming blatantly obvious in the news. It seems like every other day that some new big box company, political party, or individual has their information compromised. But even though only the few biggest companies get the real media attention, hundreds of millions of hacking attempts are ...


VPNs-will-not-protect-your-privacy-but-this-might

VPNs will not protect your privacy but this might


Monday, April 10, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Shaun Murphy, CEO of sndrCongress repealed FCC privacy regulations, set by Obama’s administration, that required Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s) to obtain affirmative consent from customers before storing and using personal data for any purpose. This revelation has raised privacy concerns among consumers, and has sparked a debate of...


Wait,-the-CIA-can-comprimise-my-iPhone-or-Android

Wait, the CIA can comprimise my iPhone or Android


Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by

In the largest leak of C.I.A. documents, Wikileaks disclosed the tools that C.I.A. uses to hack computers, phones and smart TVs around the world. The C.I.A.’s ability to compromise Apple and Android smartphones is especially troubling, since spies can access private information through these devices, including photos, emails, texts and videos. Further, a program ca...


Ways-you-can-protect-yourself-on-the-Internet

Ways you can protect yourself on the Internet


Thursday, February 23, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Anas Baig, a Digital Marketer & Security Enthusiast.Anyone can fall victim to hacking, and this fact is as evident as the shining sun. Every time you go online, you are, by default, vulnerable to cyber attacks. Hackers can steal your credit card info, social security number, username and passwords, or even render your PC completely ...


Security-Intelligence-Platform-from-Exabeam-launched

Security Intelligence Platform from Exabeam launched


Thursday, February 2, 2017 by

Exabeam has announced its new Security Intelligence Platform, designed to decrease the risk of cyber threats for organizations of any size.Recent data breaches continue to demonstrate that security management is broken; attacks using stolen or misused passwords keep rising, and companies cannot detect or respond to them effectively. Breaches now have national and intern...


Cloudflare-makes-online-ads-5x-faster,-safer-with-Firebolt

Cloudflare makes online ads 5x faster, safer with Firebolt


Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by

Cloudflare, an internet performance and security company, has announced Firebolt, a solution that speeds up and secures ad delivery. Firebolt enables ad networks to improve the ad viewing experience for increased conversions and helps publishers monetize their online content.Web ads are often slow and unsafe, an undesirable experience that drives users to download ad bl...


Bitdefender-releases-IoT-security-device-at-CES-2017

Bitdefender releases IoT security device at CES 2017


Saturday, January 7, 2017 by

Bitdefender BOX helps with smart device hacking that threatens our new way of being connected with IoT.Bitdefender, a cybersecurity solutions provider, unveils at CES in Las Vegas the next-generation of Bitdefender BOX, the device turning the table on cyber-criminals and revolutionizing the way people protect themselves from malware, hackers, ransomware, phishing and ot...


Ransomware-facts-and-the-steps-to-prevent-it-on-your-device

Ransomware facts and the steps to prevent it on your device


Friday, December 30, 2016 by

As technology advances forward, so does its unintended consequences and evolution of bad people being able to exploit its weaknesses. Reports of one these exploits is sweeping across Europe, its name is ransomware. Ransomware is malware that allows hackers to take control of your computer and all its data, and then hold it hostage via encryption until a certain sum of m...