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Webinar: Breaking Compliance Into Bite-Sized Portions

Webinar: Breaking Compliance Into Bite-Sized Portions
Which standards and regulations do you need to comply with? Most organizations have to prove compliance with multiple standards simultaneously to keep their systems secure and avoid audit fines. But it can be difficult to keep up with changing regulations, achieve continuous compliance, or even know where to start. Join presenters Dan Walsh and Antonio Sanchez from Fortra for a live webinar...
megan.freshley Tue, 04/09/2024 - 09:10
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Notorious Nemesis Market Seized by German Police

Nemesis Market, a notorious corner of the darknet beloved by cybercriminals and drug dealers, has been suddenly shut down after German police seized control of its systems. Germany's Federal Criminal Police (known as the BKA) has announced that it has seized the infrastructure of Nemesis and taken down its website. At the same time, cryptocurrency worth 94,000 Euros was seized by police. Since its...
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Managed Cybersecurity Services Secure Modern Environments

In an era characterized by relentless digital transformation and interconnectedness, cybersecurity has evolved into a complex and dynamic battleground. Businesses, governments, and individuals find themselves locked in a perpetual struggle against a relentless flood of evolving threats. From sophisticated cybercriminal syndicates to state-sponsored hackers and opportunistic threat actors, our...
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The Looming Cyber Threat in Real Estate

In our interconnected world, the real estate industry has embraced technology to revolutionize its operations, enhance customer experiences, and streamline business processes. Yet, while this technological evolution has brought immense benefits to the property sector, it has also attracted the attention of nefarious actors keen on exploiting vulnerabilities. With high-value transactions occurring...
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AI Transparency: Why Explainable AI Is Essential for Modern Cybersecurity

Modern cybersecurity has reached an exceptional level, particularly with the integration of AI technology . The complexity of cyberattacks and their methodologies has also increased significantly, even surpassing human comprehension . This poses a considerable challenge for cybersecurity professionals who struggle to keep pace with the scale and complexity of AI-generated attacks. The widespread...
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Fraudsters Are Posing As The FTC To Scam Consumers

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned the public to be cautious if contacted by people claiming to be... FTC staff. In a warning published on its website , the FTC said that scammers were using its employees' real names to steal money from consumers. A typical ruse will see the bogus FTC staffer advising someone to wire or transfer money to "protect" it, send a victim to a...
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What Is Log Management and Why you Need it

Thanks to the burgeoning supply chain, a host of IoT and work-from-home devices, and an expanding cloud presence, organizations are constantly ingesting new hardware into their IT environments. With each new line of code comes a fresh chance for a hidden vulnerability. With each unfound weakness, attackers gain one more opportunity to gain a foothold in the organization and compromise sensitive...
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What Makes Fortra’s Tripwire Different

Are you weighing your options between integrity management solutions? Evaluating, purchasing, and deploying new software is hard work, especially when you get down to the granular details of understanding which solutions have which capabilities and matching those capabilities to your organization’s particular needs. In an industry buzzing with ever-changing terminology and a profusion of vendors...
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Critical insights into Australia’s supply chain risk landscape

Australian organizations find themselves navigating a minefield of supply chain risks, with a surge in incidents stemming from multi-party breaches. These breaches are often caused by vulnerabilities in cloud or software providers and are emerging as a challenge that demands attention and proactive strategies. From July to December 2023, 483 data breaches were reported to the Australian...
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Achieving continuous compliance with Tripwire’s Security Configuration Manager

Security and compliance are often tightly intertwined. The main difference is that sometimes security can outpace compliance efforts. While it is easy to infer that a more secure system exceeds a compliance requirement, an auditor should not be expected to deduce the state of a system; the evidence needs to be clear. There are many factors that can cause compliance shifts. Configurations are...
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Firmware Monitoring is Just a Snapshot Away

Any time the television news presents a story about cybersecurity, there is always a video of a large data center with thousands of blinking lights. Even most cybersecurity blogs will include an image of many lights on the front panels of servers, routers, and other hardware. However, most people don’t notice that the lights are usually green or some shade of blue. Rarely are those lights yellow...
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Federated Learning for Cybersecurity: Collaborative Intelligence for Threat Detection

The demand for innovative threat detection and intelligence approaches is more pressing than ever. One such paradigm-shifting technology gaining prominence is Federated Learning (FL). This emerging concept harnesses the power of collaborative intelligence, allowing disparate entities to pool their insights without compromising sensitive data. A report by Apple suggests that the number of data...
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LockBit affiliate jailed for almost four years after guilty plea

An affiliate of the LockBit ransomware gang has been sentenced to almost four years in jail after earlier pleading guilty to charges of cyber extortion and weapons charges. 34-year-old Mikhail Vasiliev, who has dual Russian and Canadian nationality, was arrested in 2022 as part of a multinational law enforcement investigation into LockBit that started in March 2020. According to media reports...
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The 10 Most Common Website Security Attacks (and How to Protect Yourself)

According to the Verizon 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report , Basic Web Application Attacks accounted for nearly one-fourth of the entire breach data set. Although not the most sophisticated threats in the bunch, common web attacks like credential stuffing and SQL injection attacks continue to wreak havoc on the cybersecurity landscape, just like phishing and emerging AI-based attacks , and...
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The Importance of Host-Based Intrusion Detection Systems

What Is a Host-Based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)? A host-based intrusion detection system, or HIDS , is a network application that monitors suspicious and malicious behavior, both internally and externally. The HIDS’ job is to flag any unusual patterns of behavior that could signify a breach. By bringing this activity to the team’s attention, the HIDS enables in-house staff to investigate...
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VERT Threat Alert: March 2024 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s March 2024 Security Updates . VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1097 as soon as coverage is completed. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs There were no in-the-wild or disclosed CVEs included in the March Patch Tuesday release. CVE Breakdown by Tag While historical Microsoft Security Bulletin groupings are gone...
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Reducing Cyber Risks with Security Configuration Management

Protecting sensitive data and other assets requires an organization to be adaptable and stay informed on things like the digital landscape and threat trends. While some aspects of security are within an organization’s control, it can be extremely difficult to manage all of the risks and vulnerabilities that are likely to arise. Security configuration management (SCM) is one way to take control of...
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Cybersecurity in the Age of AI: Exploring AI-Generated Cyber Attacks

Historically, cyber-attacks were labor-intensive, meticulously planned, and needed extensive manual research. However, with the advent of AI , threat actors have harnessed their capabilities to orchestrate attacks with exceptional efficiency and potency. This technological shift enables them to execute more sophisticated, harder-to-detect attacks at scale. They can also manipulate machine learning...
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File Integrity Monitoring vs. Integrity: What you need to know

Using security tools to monitor activities on IP based endpoints and the resulting changes that occur pose one of the most formidable challenges to security and regulatory compliance efforts, thanks to its potential to disrupt established security measures and protocols. Compliance frameworks, such as PCI DSS and NIST 800-53/SI-7, require organizations in every sector to maintain a consistent and...
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$12.5 billion lost to cybercrime, amid tidal wave of crypto investment fraud

If you have been optimistically daydreaming that losses attributed to cybercrime might have reduced in the last year, it's time to wake up. The FBI's latest annual Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) report has just been published and makes for some grim reading. According to the IC3 report, online fraud hit record losses in 2023, with the American public reporting US $12.5 billion, a 22%...