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FBI: Cybercrime Accounted for $2.7B in Losses in 2018

The Security Ledger - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 9:19pm

Organizations lost $2.7 billion to Internet-enabled theft, fraud and exploitation in 2018, with business e-mail compromise scams resulting in the highest of these financial losses, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

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Podcast Episode 143: Tufin’s IPO with CEO Ruvi Kitov and Capsule8 on securing Linux at Scale

The Security Ledger - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 2:27pm

Tufin (TUFN) became the latest cyber security firm to have an initial public offering. In our first segment, we speak to its co-founder and CEO Reuven Kitov. Also: as more and more applications and workloads shift to the cloud, securing high-performance Linux environments has become a priority. In our second segment, we speak with Kelly Shortridge...

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Drive-By Malware Uses Google Sites for Drive by Download Attacks

The Security Ledger - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:00pm

New malware, LoadPCBanker, is leveraging Google's Sites to spread via drive-by download attacks, according to a new report. Companies are advised to block uploads and downloads from the service.

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Report: Bad Bots sent One in Five Web Requests in 2018

The Security Ledger - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 9:00am

Distil Network's annual assessment of bad bots, “Bad Bot Report 2019: The Bot Arms Race Continues,” found that bad bots accounted for one in five website requests in 2018, or 20.4 percent of web traffic.

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Spotlight Podcast: Fixing Supply Chain Hacks with Strong Device Identities

The Security Ledger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 1:10pm

Supply chain hacks like ME Docs and ASUS aren’t inevitable. In this Spotlight Podcast, sponsored by Trusted Computing Group, I speak with Dennis Mattoon, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the Chairman of the Trusted Computing Group’s DICE Architectures Working Group* about how strong device identities for IoT endpoints...

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Mysterious Trisis Malware Strikes Again

The Security Ledger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:20am

Researchers at the firm FireEye warn that TRITON, a type of malware that targets industrial control safety systems, has resurfaced at a facility in the Middle East.

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Warning: Trump Terrorist Designation May Prompt Iranian Cyber Attacks

The Security Ledger - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 8:12am

The Trump Administration's designation of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization could prompt retaliatory cyber attacks from state-sponsored actors from the Islamic Republic, security researchers from Recorded Future warn.

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Podcast Episode 141: Massive Data Breaches Just Keep Happening. We Talk about Why.

The Security Ledger - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 6:49pm

Countless Congressional hearings, 48 state data privacy laws and GDPR and mega breaches like the discovery of data on 500 million Facebook users just keep happening. Why? In this episode of the podcast, Paul is joined by experts from the firm BitSight and BigID to discuss why we can't seem to stop the breaches.

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Interview: securing the University using NIST’s Cyber Framework

The Security Ledger - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 3:49pm

College and university campuses are notoriously difficult to tame. In this one-on-one interview, I speak with Plamen Martinov, the Chief Information Security Officer for the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago about how his organization has used NIST's Cybersecurity Framework to create a security lingua franca at UChicago and...

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Hackers Remotely Steer Tesla Model S Using Autopilot System

The Security Ledger - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 8:26am

Security researchers managed to take remote control of the Autopilot feature of Tesla Model S car using a wireless gaming keypad, highlighting the potential security issues with next-generation automobiles' Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that are meant to enhance driver safety.

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Podcast Episode 140: passwords are dying. What will replace them?

The Security Ledger - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 11:11pm

Alpha-numeric passwords have been with us almost since the dawn of the computing age. But our guest this week, Phil Dunkelberger the CEO of Nok Nok Labs, says they've overstayed their welcome, and that the next few years may see them disappear altogether. We talk about what will replace them and how.

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