Security Awareness

Security Awareness news, information, and how-to advice

City of London Police brings in Kaspersky to train officers to tackle cybercrime

The scheme will be extended into further UK services and large companies to help them deal with computer misuse crimes...

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5 cool new security research breakthroughs

University and vendor researchers are congregating in San Diego this week at USENIX Security ’14 to share the latest findings in security and privacy, and here are 5 that jumped out to me as being particularly interesting. ...

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Security incidents tracked on Radar of Seattle Hospital

Software simplifies compliance with HIPAA rules...

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Why it is time to intensify employee education on phishing

Companies should consider intensifying employee training to combat the increasing craftiness of phishers who are working harder to obtain personal details on targets in order to trap them in scams....

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4 small business security lessons from real-life hacks

Recent cases of social engineering, DDoS attacks and domain-name theft have made headlines. Some stories had happy endings, but others didn't. Here are four tips for preventing these types of hacks from ruining your business. ...

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Windows tech support scammers take root in the U.S.

Security company accuses Florida firm of mixing old and new tactics to dupe unwary consumers with fake infection anxieties...

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Salted Hash: Live from DEF CON - Social Engineering

Social Engineering and DEF CON have always gone hand-in-hand, but after some of the things I've seen on the floor this weekend, it would seem that people have forgotten this – or the surge of new attendees have erased that barrier of...

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Salted Hash: Line Jumping at DEF CON 22

Today starts the final phase of Hacker Summer Camp, as Salted Hash will be wandering the halls – albeit a bit slowly – from DEF CON 22....

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BlackHat conversations: Accuvant

CSO had a chance to sit down at this year's Black Hat USA with Accuvant Chief Security and Strategy Officer Jason Clark and Director of Information Security James Robinson and chat with them about the most popular buzz they've been...

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Salted Hash: Live from Black Hat USA (Day 3)

Thursday is the day of the week that Hacker Summer Camp takes on some changes. The corporate side of things starts to wind down, and the Black Hat attendees are likely heading to one of two places - DEF CON or home....

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Salted Hash: Live from Black Hat USA (Day 2)

The second daily update from the hacking confab in Las Vegas...

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Salted Hash: Live from Black Hat USA (Day 1)

Earlier this morning, CSO published new information on the Magnitude Exploit Kit, a criminal project known for its ties to attacks on Yahoo and PHP.net, as well as several other websites. Today's update will examine some highlights...

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Exposed: An inside look at the Magnitude Exploit Kit

Researchers at Trustwave have provided CSO with an inside look at the Magnitude Exploit Kit's infrastructure. Linked to attacks against PHP.net and Yahoo, this kit has gone from obscurity to a certified threat in just a few short...

How to recognise the cyber insider threat

Losing business to a competitor because one of your trusted employees has walked out the door with sensitive information doesn't need to happen if you look for the signs and put controls in place, according to a panel of cyber...

Security Manager's Journal: A ransomware flop, thanks to security awareness

People like to ask the security manager, "What keeps you up at night?" My usual answer: "Employees." And there's good reason...

Homeland Security wants corporate board of directors more involved in cyber-security

DHS will include the National Association of Corporate Directors “Directors’ Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight” handbook on the U.S. CERT website....

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A practical survival guide to Black Hat and DEF CON

Every year, thousands gather in Las Vegas to attend Hacker Summer Camp, or collectively the Black Hat, B-Sides Las Vegas, and DEF CON conferences. There's always a discussion surrounding personal and technical security before the...

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Can information sharing stop bots in their tracks?

Bots are exceedingly prevalent on networks, but information sharing among security professionals may be the key to fighting them off...

Security must evolve to be ‘all about the data’

Experts on panel discussion sponsored by Dell agree that the current security model is obsolete, and that to face the expanding and evolving threat landscape will require embedding data itself with smart security protection...

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