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What to Know about APIs, the “On-Ramps to the Digital World”

An application programming interface, or API, is a defined process that allows data to be shared between applications or programs. Each API consists of a set of rules that dictates how communication occurs between a client and a server or external program. The required request format, the authentication process, and the encryption of data all have set guidelines so that the API knows what...
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CISA orders federal agencies to catalog their networks, and scan for bugs

You always want to know what is attached to your network. And whether it could be vulnerable or not. In any organisation it's normal for different devices, on- or off-prem, wired or wireless, to be constantly added or removed - and this can present an opportunity for malicious hackers to take advantage of improperly secured systems. In many cases, organizations have no idea about how many assets...
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See Yourself in Cyber: 4 Steps to Stay Safe

As threats to technology and private information become more frequent, the President of the United States and Congress have proclaimed October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This initiative aims to assist people in protecting themselves online. Government and business are working together to increase cybersecurity awareness on a national and worldwide level under the direction of the...
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Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of September 26, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of September 26th, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories. Sophos Firewall Zero-Day Exploited in Attacks on South Asian Organizations UK-based cybersecurity...
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UK Construction: Cybersecurity Experts Defend Joint Ventures

After years of falling behind, the construction industry has realised the importance of its data. Construction-related businesses invested a remarkable 188% more in cybersecurity in 2018–19. Data leaks and cyberattacks have jolted sectors worldwide, affecting everyone. 55% of UK businesses experienced a cyberattack in 2019 alone, and the average damage resulting from breaches is £176,000. This is...
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Foundational Activities for Secure Software Development

Follies The Broadway Tower in Worcestershire, England is a famous structure. It's inspiring, beautiful, and at 62 feet high, like other similar buildings, it's a folly. While it looks grand inside and out, it serves no purpose than to be a decoration. It’s all too easy to buy a set of policies and procedures, change the company name and some other details, then present it as an application...
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IT admin admits sabotaging ex-employer's network in bid for higher salary

A 40-year-old man could face up to 10 years in prison, after admitting in a US District Court to sabotaging his former employer's computer systems. Casey K Umetsu, of Honolulu, Hawaii, has pleaded guilty to charges that he deliberately misdirected a financial company's email traffic and prevented customers from reaching its website in a failed attempt to convince the firm to rehire him at a...
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Neither Pointless Nor Boring: Pop It and Lock It Down with CIS Controls

I’m delighted to share that I will be speaking for the first time at SecTor this year. The talk will be in Theatre 1 at 1:15pm on October 5th. In the session Neither Pointless Nor Boring: Pop It And Lock It Down With CIS Controls, I will be discussing the latest version of CIS Controls. There are 18 Controls in Version 8. We will review these before diving into more detail on the 5 controls from...
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How Can Cybersecurity Professionals Account for Vulnerabilities in Fleet Data?

Fleet operations today revolve around data. Telematics systems, connected cars, and similar IoT systems provide fleet managers with a wealth of information, but this connectivity also raises security concerns. As data breach costs reach their highest point in decades, accounting for vulnerabilities in organizations’ data becomes increasingly crucial. Data-rich and notoriously difficult-to-secure...
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The UK Smart Grid: How It Started & How It’s Going

It’s no secret that if nations want to meet the Net Zero emission targets set by international organizations by 2050, there’s a lot of work to be done. In the UK, one of the key initiatives aimed at reducing emissions and increasing energy efficiency is the development of the Smart Grid. What Is the Smart Grid? In 2014, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and industry regulator...
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Beyond the Basics: Tripwire Enterprise Use Cases

Security, compliance, and IT operations leaders need a powerful and effective way to accurately identify security misconfigurations and indicators of compromise. Explore the many ways Tripwire Enterprise can protect your organization with superior security and continuous compliance.
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Zero Trust and the Seven Tenets

Whether you are new to information security, or you’re a long-time practitioner, it seems that “zero trust” is the latest initiative at the top of everyone’s priority list. Special Publication 800-207, created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers guidance for instituting a zero trust architecture. The document outlines the basic tenets that form the foundation of...
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Your Guide to the Latest Email Fraud and Identity Deception Trends

There’s a high chance that you or someone you know has been impacted by email fraud or identity theft. At the very least, you’ve likely received a variety of spam emails and text messages asking to provide a payment or confirm your identity. The good news is that cybersecurity protection is constantly evolving and improving, with cybersecurity education programs preparing skilled professionals to...
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Quantifying the Social Impact of Ransomware and ESG Disclosure Implication

2022 began with successful ransomware attacks against global IT and digital transformation providers, no thanks to the notorious LAPSUS$ ransomware gang. Often, any discussion about ransomware impact has mostly centered on affected organizations. Rightly so, as victimized organizations usually suffer significant disruption to their operations. In 2021, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation...
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The Egypt Financial Cybersecurity Framework

Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) identified key areas of focus to tailor a cybersecurity framework to the unique requirements of the Egyptian financial sector. This framework will serve as the foundational guidance for cybersecurity capability development within this critical sector. This is the kick-off of a larger-scale effort by the CBE to build a robust and sustainable cybersecurity ecosystem...
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How to Leverage NIST Cybersecurity Framework for Data Integrity

Together with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a series of practice guides that focuses on data integrity. Data integrity is the property that records have not been altered in an unauthorized manner. Tripwire is very proud to have contributed and collaborated with other technology vendors in the...
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Major Database Security Threats & How You Can Prevent Them

Organizations and businesses must use a range of measures, protocols, and tools to protect their databases from cybercriminals. If breached, malicious actors can gain access to sensitive information that they can use for financial gain. Security teams must adapt and constantly improve to protect against ever-evolving security threats, and maintain the integrity of a database. This article will...
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The State of Cybersecurity has improved but is hardly flawless

For the record, it should be acknowledged from the start that there is no question that the cybersecurity landscape has improved over time, mostly courtesy of persistent increases in cyber spending year after year. Gartner estimates that the U.S. and the rest of the world will invest $172 billion in cybersecurity this year, up from $150 billion last year, and continue to rise steadily thereafter...