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What is zk-SNARK?

An intro to the most popular zero-knowledge protocol


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Ransomware safeguards for small- to medium-sized businesses

Following these 40 safeguards from the Institute for Security and Technology will help protect SMBs from ransomware and other malware attacks.


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"Evil PLC Attack" weaponizes PLCs to infect engineering workstations

Researchers demonstrate a proof of concept where hijacked programmable logic controllers can compromise engineering workstations to allow lateral movement.


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Safe Security debuts two free risk assessment tools for businesses

Organizations can gauge their cybersecurity risk factors by using Safe Security’s new online calculators.


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Exposed VNC instances threatens critical infrastructure as attacks spike

Threats surrounding Virtual Network Computing laid bare as attacks targeting critical infrastructure increase.


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Vulnerability eXploitability Exchange explained: How VEX makes SBOMs actionable

VEX adds context to software vulnerabilities to better inform risk assessment decisions.


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The 12 biggest data breach fines, penalties, and settlements so far

Hacks and data thefts, enabled by weak security, cover-ups or avoidable mistakes have cost these companies a total of nearly $4.2 billion and counting.


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3 ways China's access to TikTok data is a security risk

The security community weighs in on real-world scenarios in which China or other nations could operationalize data collected by online platforms and how to mitigate the risk.


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Top 5 security risks of Open RAN

Open RAN enables interoperability among hardware, software, and interfaces used in cellular networks but also changes their attack surface.


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New exploits can bypass Secure Boot and modern UEFI security protections

Two research groups demonstrate PC firmware vulnerabilities that are difficult to mitigate and likely to be exploited in the wild.


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New US CISO appointments, August 2022

Keep up with news of CSO, CISO, and other senior security executive appointments.


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The CSO guide to top security conferences, 2022

Tracking postponements, cancellations, and conferences gone virtual — CSO Online’s calendar of upcoming security conferences makes it easy to find the events that matter the most to you.


Top cybersecurity products unveiled at Black Hat 2022

Here are some of the most interesting new products launched at Black Hat USA 2022, including zero trust, extended detection and response (XDR), and a host of other threat and vulnerability management offerings.


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FTC begins sweeping commercial surveillance and lax data security rulemaking process

While some praise the FTC's efforts, some in Congress worry that it overlaps with and possibly jeopardizes the passing of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act.


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Network mistakes, misconfigurations cost companies millions

Titania research pegs losses from misconfigurations at average of 9% of annual revenue.