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Microsoft  >  RDP | Remote Desktop Protocol vulnerabilities  >  caution / danger / admin login

How to avoid using RDP on Windows

Several new vulnerability disclosures in Windows Remote Desktop Protocol suggest it’s time to stop using it where possible. Here’s how.

access control / authentication / privileges / managing permissions

What is access control? A key component of data security

Access control is a method of guaranteeing that users are who they say they are and that they have the appropriate access to company data. It is a vital aspect of data security, but it has some significant enforcement challenges.

ransomware healthcare breach hacker

Have you been ransomware’d yet?

You need to understand why this is one of the most potent attacks – what you must do to avoid becoming a target.

CSO  >  Digital identity  >  personal identity / recognition + access authentication / personal data

Taxpayer First Act: Improving identity verification and modernizing the IRS

With citizens' PII at risk, some federal agencies like the IRS are moving away from knowledge-based verification. It's time for them all to follow suit.

BlueBorne Bluetooth attack stage fright

Are you being tracked through a Bluetooth security vulnerability?

The Bluetooth protocol, which was never that secure to begin with, now allows the bad guys to track your location on some laptops and phones, but worse could be the entry it offers into the IoT.

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Black Hat 2019: 3 cybersecurity concerns and 3 things that give hope

At this year's Black Hat, it was evident that several cybersecurity issues remain a concern, but the industry is making progress.

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Safe travels: 7 best practices for protecting data at border crossings

Border agents are requesting access to devices and the data on them with no regard to your organization's security policies. Here's how to protect that data and your employees.

Windows security and protection [Windows logo/locks]

More critical Remote Desktop flaws expose Windows systems to hacking

Microsoft finds and fixes multiple RDS and RDP vulnerabilities in Windows, but new research on BlueKeep patch rates suggests many machines could remain exposed.

Mastery of technology skills + knowledge.

12 things every computer security pro should know

Fighting the good fight takes specialized knowledge. Here's the baseline of what all security pros should know.

CSO > IoT / Internet of Things, unencrypted/unsecured/vulnerable

ICS security: Popular building management system vulnerable to takeover

Remotely exploitable vulnerability in internet-connected devices gives attackers a means to cause disruption and damage in a wide range of industries.

Insider Pro  >  Plug-and-play network security

Review: How Perimeter 81 provides a near plug-and-play network security service

Starting with the concept of zero trust, VPN tunneling and secure network access as a service, Perimeter 81 is now providing an almost plug-and-play solution for more elements of cybersecurity served through the cloud and on demand.

Planning / strategy / management  >  Nurturing growth / scale / expansion

Built to scale: 5 tips for structuring your security organization for growth

How to prepare your SOC for mergers, new business innovation and a constantly changing and growing attack surface.

conference / convention / audience / applause / clapping

The CSO guide to top security conferences, 2019

CSO Online’s calendar of upcoming security conferences makes it easy to find the events that matter the most to you.

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Popular Avaya enterprise VoIP phones are vulnerable to hacking

Attackers can use the vulnerability to gain complete control of the phone. It underscores the risks of using old open-source code in IoT devices.

Compliance

11 new state privacy and security laws explained: Is your business ready?

States from Maine to California have recently enacted privacy, data security, cybersecurity, and data breach notification laws. Let's break down what each of these laws entails and how businesses and consumers are affected.

compromised data / security breach / vulnerability

New Spectre-like CPU vulnerability bypasses existing defenses

The SWAPGS vulnerability can allow attackers to access contents of kernel memory addresses. Microsoft and Intel have coordinated on a mitigation.

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What is a computer worm? How this self-spreading malware wreaks havoc

A worm is a form of malware (malicious software) that operates as a self-contained application and can transfer and copy itself from computer to computer.

black hat / hacker / spotlight / binary overlay

Looking for answers at Black Hat 2019: 5 important cybersecurity issues

As Black Hat 2019 begins, the cybersecurity topics top of mind include network security platforms, threat detection/response services, new cloud security strategies, and clarification around security analytics.

hacker / cryptocurrency attack

What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

Criminals are using ransomware-like tactics and poisoned websites to get your employees’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Here’s what you can do to stop it.

Capital One  >  hack

Is the cloud lulling us into security complacency?

In other words, is reliance on cloud services lulling us into security complacency?

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