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What is offensive Cyber Capabilities

CyberSecurity Insiders

In recent years, the term “offensive cyber capabilities” has become increasingly common in discussions around national security and military strategies. Offensive cyber capabilities refer to the ability of a nation or organization to launch cyber attacks on other countries, groups, or individuals. Offensive cyber capabilities are a powerful tool in modern warfare, as they can be used to disrupt enemy operations, steal sensitive information, and even cause physical damage to infrastru

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UK Threatens End-to-End Encryption

Schneier on Security

In an open letter , seven secure messaging apps—including Signal and WhatsApp—point out that the UK’s Online Safety Bill could destroy end-to-end encryption: As currently drafted, the Bill could break end-to-end encryption,opening the door to routine, general and indiscriminate surveillance of personal messages of friends, family members, employees, executives, journalists, human rights activists and even politicians themselves, which would fundamentally undermine everyone’s ab

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Many Public Salesforce Sites are Leaking Private Data

Krebs on Security

A shocking number of organizations — including banks and healthcare providers — are leaking private and sensitive information from their public Salesforce Community websites, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The data exposures all stem from a misconfiguration in Salesforce Community that allows an unauthenticated user to access records that should only be available after logging in.

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Weekly Update 345

Troy Hunt

I stand by my expression in the image above. It's a perfectly accurate representation of how I looked after receiving the CityJerks breach, clicking on the link to the website then seeing what it actually was 😳 Fortunately, the published email address on their site did go through to someone at TruckerSucker (😳😳) so they're aware of the breach and that it's circulating broadly via a public hacking website.

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ERM Program Fundamentals for Success in the Banking Industry

Speaker: William Hord, Senior VP of Risk & Professional Services

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is critical for industry growth in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing risk landscape. When building your ERM program foundation, you need to answer questions like: Do we have robust board and management support? Do we understand and articulate our bank’s risk appetite and how that impacts our business units? How are we measuring and rating our risk impact, likelihood, and controls to mitigate our risk?

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IBM launches QRadar Security Suite for accelerated threat detection and response

Tech Republic Security

IBM said the new cybersecurity platform is a unified interface that streamlines analyst response across the full attack lifecycle and includes AI and automation capabilities shown to speed alert triage by 55%. The post IBM launches QRadar Security Suite for accelerated threat detection and response appeared first on TechRepublic.

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Security Risks of AI

Schneier on Security

Stanford and Georgetown have a new report on the security risks of AI—particularly adversarial machine learning—based on a workshop they held on the topic. Jim Dempsey, one of the workshop organizers, wrote a blog post on the report: As a first step, our report recommends the inclusion of AI security concerns within the cybersecurity programs of developers and users.

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Rust in Windows — it’s Official — Safe and Fast

Security Boulevard

40-year-old code: Starting with ancient, vulnerable legacy, Redmond team is rewriting chunks in the trendy secure language. The post Rust in Windows — it’s Official — Safe and Fast appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Google’s 2FA app update lacks end-to-end encryption, researchers find

Tech Republic Security

Data synced between devices with the new Google Authenticator app update could be viewed by third parties. Google says the app works as planned. The post Google’s 2FA app update lacks end-to-end encryption, researchers find appeared first on TechRepublic.

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Cyberweapons Manufacturer QuaDream Shuts Down

Schneier on Security

Following a report on its activities , the Israeli spyware company QuaDream has shut down. This was QuadDream: Key Findings Based on an analysis of samples shared with us by Microsoft Threat Intelligence , we developed indicators that enabled us to identify at least five civil society victims of QuaDream’s spyware and exploits in North America, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

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5 ways threat actors can use ChatGPT to enhance attacks

CSO Magazine

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has revealed five ways malicious actors can use ChatGPT to enhance their attack toolset in a new report exploring the cybersecurity implications of large language models (LLMs). The Security Implications of ChatGPT paper details how threat actors can exploit AI-driven systems in different aspects of cyberattacks including enumeration, foothold assistance, reconnaissance, phishing, and the generation of polymorphic code.

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Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

A well-defined change management process is critical to minimizing the impact that change has on your organization. Leveraging the data that your ERM program already contains is an effective way to help create and manage the overall change management process within your organization. Your ERM program generally assesses and maintains detailed information related to strategy, operations, and the remediation plans needed to mitigate the impact on the organization.

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FINALLY! Google Makes 2FA App Useable — BUT There’s a Catch

Security Boulevard

2FA OTP ASAP? Google Authenticator app now syncs your secrets: No stress if you break your phone. The post FINALLY! Google Makes 2FA App Useable — BUT There’s a Catch appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Find high-paying cybersecurity and IT support jobs in these U.S. cities

Tech Republic Security

This recent survey reveals the top 10 companies seeking cybersecurity professionals; the list includes Deloitte, VMware and IBM. The post Find high-paying cybersecurity and IT support jobs in these U.S. cities appeared first on TechRepublic.

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AI to Aid Democracy

Schneier on Security

There’s good reason to fear that A.I. systems like ChatGPT and GPT4 will harm democracy. Public debate may be overwhelmed by industrial quantities of autogenerated argument. People might fall down political rabbit holes, taken in by superficially convincing b t, or obsessed by folies à deux relationships with machine personalities that don’t really exist.

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Google bans 173,000 malicious app developers

CyberSecurity Insiders

Google has issued a ban on approximately 173,000 application developers who tried various methods to get their software published on its Play Store. The web search giant has officially confirmed that it has weeded out a large number of bad accounts and has announced that it will raise the bar even further this year. According to a source at the technology giant, the company has taken stringent action against those spreading malware and spying tools under the guise of renowned applications and wi

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

Speaker: Ronald Eddings, Cybersecurity Expert and Podcaster

So, you’ve accomplished an organization-wide SaaS adoption. It started slow, and now just a few team members might be responsible for running Salesforce, Slack, and a few others applications that boost productivity, but it’s all finished. Or is it? Through all the benefits offered by SaaS applications, it’s still a necessity to onboard providers as quickly as possible.

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New Atomic macOS Malware Steals Keychain Passwords and Crypto Wallets

The Hacker News

Threat actors are advertising a new information stealer for the Apple macOS operating system called Atomic macOS Stealer (or AMOS) on Telegram for $1,000 per month, joining the likes of MacStealer.

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Threat actor APT28 targets Cisco routers with an old vulnerability

Tech Republic Security

The U.S., Europe and Ukraine are reportedly targets in this malware threat. Learn how to protect affected Cisco routers. The post Threat actor APT28 targets Cisco routers with an old vulnerability appeared first on TechRepublic.

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Hacking the Layoff Process

Schneier on Security

My latest book, A Hacker’s Mind , is filled with stories about the rich and powerful hacking systems, but it was hard to find stories of the hacking by the less powerful. Here’s one I just found. An article on how layoffs at big companies work inadvertently suggests an employee hack to avoid being fired: …software performs a statistical analysis during terminations to see if certain groups are adversely affected, said such reviews can uncover other problems.

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OT giants collaborate on ETHOS early threat and attack warning system

CSO Magazine

One of the greatest fears among government officials and security experts is a crippling cyberattack on industrial organizations that run essential services, including electricity, water, oil and gas production, and manufacturing systems. The proprietary and complex nature of the operational technology (OT) tools used in these systems, not to mention their rapid convergence with IT technology, makes securing OT systems a chronic, high-stakes challenge.

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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

Did you know that 2021 was a record-breaking year for ransomware? The days of a “once in a while” attack against businesses and organizations are over. Cyberthreats have become a serious issue. With 495.1 million attacks, the threat marked a 148% increase compared to 2020 and was the most expensive year on record! As a result, data protection needs to be a concern for most banks, businesses, and information technology specialists.

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Zyxel Firewall Devices Vulnerable to Remote Code Execution Attacks — Patch Now

The Hacker News

Networking equipment maker Zyxel has released patches for a critical security flaw in its firewall devices that could be exploited to achieve remote code execution on affected systems. The issue, tracked as CVE-2023-28771, is rated 9.8 on the CVSS scoring system. Researchers from TRAPA Security have been credited with reporting the flaw.

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RSA: Cisco launches XDR, with focus on platform-based cybersecurity

Tech Republic Security

Cisco took the stage at RSA 2023 to tout extended detection and response as key to a unified cross-domain security platform, plus new Duo MFA features. The post RSA: Cisco launches XDR, with focus on platform-based cybersecurity appeared first on TechRepublic.

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Evasive Panda APT group delivers malware via updates for popular Chinese software

We Live Security

ESET Research uncovers a campaign by the APT group known as Evasive Panda targeting an international NGO in China with malware delivered through updates of popular Chinese software The post Evasive Panda APT group delivers malware via updates for popular Chinese software appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Hackers behind 3CX breach also breached US critical infrastructure

CSO Magazine

The hacking group responsible for the supply-chain attack targeting VoIP company 3CX also breached two critical infrastructure organizations in the energy sector and two financial trading organizations using the trojanized X_TRADER application, according to a report by Symantec. Among the two affected critical infrastructure organizations, one is located in the US while the other is in Europe, Symantec told Bleeping Computer.

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The Power of Storytelling in Risk Management

Speaker: Dr. Karen Hardy, CEO and Chief Risk Officer of Strategic Leadership Advisors LLC

Communication is a core component of a resilient organization's risk management framework. However, risk communication involves more than just reporting information and populating dashboards, and we may be limiting our skillset. Storytelling is the ability to express ideas and convey messages to others, including stakeholders. When done effectively, it can help interpret complex risk environments for leaders and inform their decision-making.

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Iranian Hackers Launch Sophisticated Attacks Targeting Israel with Powerless Backdoor

The Hacker News

An Iranian nation-state threat actor has been linked to a new wave of phishing attacks targeting Israel that's designed to deploy an updated version of a backdoor called PowerLess.

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Mobile device security policy

Tech Republic Security

PURPOSE This Mobile Device Security Policy from TechRepublic Premium provides guidelines for mobile device security needs in order to protect businesses and their employees. This policy can be customized as needed to fit the needs of your organization. From the policy: REQUIREMENT FOR USERS If using a company-owned device, ensure that all mobile device use.

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The Cybersecurity Talent Gap – Where do We Go from Here?

CyberSecurity Insiders

By Tanya Freedland , VP of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, Identiv Currently there are 1 million cybersecurity workers in the U.S. , yet there are still upwards of 700,000 positions in the field that need to be filled immediately. As the number of job openings in cybersecurity continues to multiply, cyber attacks are growing at an exponential rate, putting the infrastructure of the entire world at risk.

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Cybercrime group FIN7 targets Veeam backup servers

CSO Magazine

Researchers warn that a financially motivated cybercrime group known as FIN7 is compromising Veeam Backup & Replication servers and deploying malware on them. It's not yet clear how attackers are breaking into the servers, but a possibility is that they're taking advantage of a vulnerability patched in the popular enterprise data replication solution last month.

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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 

PCI compliance can feel challenging and sometimes the result feels like you are optimizing more for security and compliance than you are for business outcomes. The key is to take the right strategy to PCI compliance that gets you both. 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.

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APT trends report Q1 2023

SecureList

For more than five years, the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky has been publishing quarterly summaries of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity. These summaries are based on our threat intelligence research; and they provide a representative snapshot of what we have published and discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports.

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Google ads push BumbleBee malware used by ransomware gangs

Bleeping Computer

The enterprise-targeting Bumblebee malware is distributed through Google Ads and SEO poisoning that promote popular software like Zoom, Cisco AnyConnect, ChatGPT, and Citrix Workspace. [.

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Chinese Hackers Using MgBot Malware to Target International NGOs in Mainland China

The Hacker News

The advanced persistent threat (APT) group referred to as Evasive Panda has been observed targeting an international non-governmental organization (NGO) in Mainland China with malware delivered via update channels of legitimate applications like Tencent QQ.

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Brace Yourself for the 2024 Deepfake Election

WIRED Threat Level

No matter what happens with generative AI, its disruptive forces are already beginning to play a role in the fast-approaching US presidential race.

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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

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many people into working remotely, opening the floodgates for a host of digital compliance issues. 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. This is especially vital if your workers were (and still are!) using company equipment from home, or are still working remotely.