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Surprising Cyber Focus at the World Economic Forum

Lohrman on Security

In a series of reports released at the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, this past week, the outlook for the global economy, and for cybersecurity worldwide, looked gloomy

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Checklist: Securing Windows 10 systems

Tech Republic Security

Every operating system should be appropriately secured, especially end user workstations which often contain or permit access to company data and upon which most employee job duties are based.

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GUEST ESSAY — How threat detection services for SMBs are continuing to evolve and improve

The Last Watchdog

Small and medium-sized businesses are facing immense security challenges and these are the same as those of mid-size or larger enterprises. Related: Myths about safe browsing Clearly, SMBs need to be alert for cyberattacks, but they also need to stay focused on their business and not sacrifice productivity. Organizations are confronted with a severe security threats landscape, and it is critical that they have the ability to prevent, detect and respond to these threats in a timely manner.

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Top 6 Email Security Technologies for the Enterprise

Security Boulevard

Image Source What Is Email Security and Why Is It Important? Email security refers to the measures taken to protect email communications from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction.

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Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

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Malware response checklist

Tech Republic Security

Whether an infection is the result of a disgruntled employee, hardware vulnerability, software-based threat, social engineering penetration, robotic attack or human error, all organizations must be prepared to immediately respond effectively to such an issue if the corresponding damage is to be minimized.

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USENIX Security ’22 – Rasoul Akhavan Mahdavi, Florian Kerschbaum – ‘Constant-weight PIR: Single-Round Keyword PIR via Constant-weight Equality Operators’

Security Boulevard

Our thanks to USENIX for publishing their Presenter’s outstanding USENIX Security ’22 Conference content on the organization’s’ YouTube channel.

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June Cyber Roundup

Security Boulevard

Articles related to cyber risk quantification, cyber risk management, and cyber resilience. The post June Cyber Roundup appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network

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Security Affairs newsletter Round 403 by Pierluigi Paganini

Security Affairs

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs free for you in your email box. If you want to also receive for free the newsletter with the international press subscribe here. The Irish DPC fined WhatsApp €5.5M

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FanDuels warns of data breach after customer info stolen in vendor hack

Bleeping Computer

The FanDuel sportsbook and betting site is warning customers that their names and email addresses were exposed in a January 2023 MailChimp security breach, urging users to remain vigilant against phishing emails. [.] Security

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Video game firm Riot Games hacked, now it faces problems to release content

Security Affairs

Video game developer and publisher Riot Games announced that it will delay the release of game patches after a security incident. Riot Games is an American video game developer, publisher and esports tournament organizer known for the creation of the popular games League of Legends and Valorant.

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Cover Your SaaS: How to Overcome Security Challenges and Risks For Your Organization

Speaker: Ronald Eddings, Cybersecurity Expert and Podcaster

In this webinar, Ronald Eddings, Cybersecurity Expert, will outline the relationship between SaaS apps and IT & security teams, along with several actionable solutions to overcome the new difficulties facing your organization.

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How to Encrypt any File, Folder, or Drive on Your System

WIRED Threat Level

Trust us, it’s safer this way. Security Security / Security Advice Security / Privacy

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WhatsApp fined €5.5 million by Irish DPC for GDPR violation

Bleeping Computer

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has fined WhatsApp Ireland €5.5 million ($5.95M) after confirming that the communications service has violated the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). [.] Security Legal

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Expert found critical flaws in OpenText Enterprise Content Management System

Security Affairs

The OpenText enterprise content management (ECM) system is affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including a critical RCE. Armin Stock (Atos), researcher at cybersecurity firm Sec Consult, discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the OpenText enterprise content management (ECM) product.

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Identity Verification for Neo Banking: Ensuring Security and Compliance

Security Boulevard

Introduction to Digital Customer Onboarding with Identity Verification for Neo Banking In the world of finance, digital onboarding is becoming increasingly important for neo banks.

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How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Through a detailed analysis of major attacks and their consequences, Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP, will discuss the state of ransomware and future predictions, as well as provide best practices for attack prevention and recovery.

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Bitdefender Internet Security Named AV-Comparatives’ Product of the Year

CyberSecurity Insiders

BUCHAREST, Romania & SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(

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GUEST ESSAY — How threat detection services for SMBs are continuing to evolve and improve

Security Boulevard

Small and medium-sized businesses are facing immense security challenges and these are the same as those of mid-size or larger enterprises.

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Massive Ad Fraud Scheme Targeted Over 11 Million Devices with 1,700 Spoofed Apps

The Hacker News

Researchers have shut down an "expansive" ad fraud scheme that spoofed more than 1,700 applications from 120 publishers and impacted roughly 11 million devices.

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Microsoft to end direct sale of Windows 10 licenses at the end of January

Malwarebytes

Windows 10 is slowly coming to an end, with one more way to purchase the operating system riding off into the sunset. Microsoft is posting notices in a variety of locations to confirm it will no longer sell Windows 10 licenses directly.

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How to Avoid the Pain and Cost of PCI Compliance While Optimizing Payments

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security, Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars, and Steve Andrews, President & CEO of the Western Bankers Association 

In this webinar, we have a great set of panelists who will take you through how Zero Data strategies can be used as part of a well-rounded compliance and security approach, and get you to market much sooner by also allowing for payment optimization. They’ll share how to grow your business faster and minimize costs for both security and compliance

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FanDuel discloses data breach caused by recent MailChimp hack

Bleeping Computer

The FanDuel sportsbook and betting site is warning customers that their names and email addresses were exposed in a January 2023 MailChimp security breach, urging users to remain vigilant against phishing emails. [.] Security

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A week in security (January 16—22)

Malwarebytes

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: Google to support the use of Rust in Chromium Law enforcement app SweepWizard leaks data on crime suspects Accountant ordered to pay ex-employer after bossware shows "time theft" TikTok dances to the tune of $5.4m

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The Hacker Mind Podcast: What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Threat Modeling

ForAllSecure

Having a common framework around vulnerabilities, around threats , helps us understand the infosec landscape better. STRIDE provides an easy mnemonic. Adam Shostack has a new book, Threats: What Every Engineer Should Learn From Star Wars. that uses both Star Wars and STRIDE to help engineers under vulnerabilities and threats in software development. Adam has more than 20 years in the infosec world, and he even helped create the CVE system that we all use today.

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Ransomware revenue significantly down over 2022

Malwarebytes

According to blockchain data platform Chainalysis , ransomware revenue “plummeted” from $765.6 in 2021 to at least $456.8 in 2022. The data is based on an analysis of the cryptocurrency addresses known to be controlled by ransomware attackers.

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Back to the Office: Privacy and Security Solutions to Compliance Issues for 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

Now that companies are slowly allowing employees to return to work at the office, it's time to re-evaluate your company’s posture towards privacy and security. Join Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies, for a discussion that will focus on compliance and the types of privacy and security measures your company should be aware of, as well as tips and methods for implementing these measures.

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T-Mobile reports data theft of 37 million customers in the US

Malwarebytes

T-Mobile has announced that an attacker has accessed "limited types of information" on customers. It says it is informing impacted customers.

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TikTok CEO told to "step up efforts to comply" with digital laws

Malwarebytes

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4 ways to protect your privacy while scrolling

Malwarebytes

Privacy is a right that is yours to value and defend. Article 8 of the Human Rights Act protects your right to respect for your private and family life.

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