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What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Here's what you need to know about this venerable, but increasingly sophisticated, form of cyber attack.

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‘Nuff said!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe started in comic books as the creations of three main visionaries: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. They weren’t always successful. Through following the vision of their creators, a new group was...

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How to outwit attackers using two Windows registry settings

These Microsoft Windows registry settings will prevent attackers from scheduling tasks that will hide their activities or gain unauthorized access.

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How Akamai implemented a zero-trust model

An effort that was triggered by a nation-state attack nine years ago has fundamentally transformed how people and devices access apps and services, limiting damage from lateral movement.

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Why local governments are a hot target for cyberattacks

Recent ransomware and other attacks underscore the value attackers see in the data stored in city and regional government systems. Here's why they are vulnerable and what they can do to reduce the threat.

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5 threat detection and response technologies are coming together

Organizations use too many disparate point tools to detect and respond to cyber threats in a timely manner. As a result, CISOs want tight integration and interoperability across five cybersecurity technologies.

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How to evaluate SOC-as-a-service providers

Not every organization that needs a security operations center can afford to equip and staff one. A number of providers provide SOC as a service. Here's what you need to know about them.

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Researchers warn of unpatched vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic Server

Detected scans suggest attacker are seeking vulnerable servers to target for attacks.

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How to improve container security

Securing your Docker and container infrastructure will take a combination of policies, explicit tools and careful examination of your apps. Here’s how to do it.

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What is Emotet? And how to guard against this persistent Trojan malware

The Emotet Trojan is one of the biggest malware threats in recent years. Here's what you can do to safeguard your business.

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6 ways to fight deploy and decay

Even your best security controls will weaken over time after deployment, much to hackers' delight. Take these steps to slow down or get ahead of that decay.

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Cybercrime groups raise the bar for security teams by borrowing APT techniques

Cyber criminals now have access to more nation-state technology to launch more sophisticated advanced persistent threat attacks. That's bad news for defenders.

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How and when to set Windows logging to UTC time

As networks become more distributed and cloud-based, you should consider changing servers to UTC time to ensure proper syncing. This will help with forensics investigations.

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How threat intelligence sharing can improve the security posture of whole industries

UBS and industry peers conduct joint cyber war games to improve security posture and incident response of the whole sector.

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Review: Fidelis Deception breathes life into fake assets

Today's skilled hackers know, or at least suspect, that deception is in place and won't blindly follow breadcrumbs to fake assets. To combat this, Fidelis Deception creates realistic, living deception assets.

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What is a honeypot? A trap for catching hackers in the act

A honeypot is a system designed to lure hackers into revealing their origins and techniques, and they're used by security researchers and corporate IT alike.

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What are DMARC, SPF and DKIM? How to master email security with these protocols

The three main email security protocols complement one another, so implementing them all provides the best protection. That’s easier said than done, but these tips can help.

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How to audit Windows Task Scheduler for cyber-attack activity

Two recently discovered Windows zero-day attacks underscore the importance of monitoring for unauthorized tasks.

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Ransomware attack drives city to seek greater network visibility

After being hit with the Cryptolocker ransomware, the City of Westland realized it needed more insight into network traffic, not just at the perimeter.

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3 ways to monitor encrypted network traffic for malicious activity

Ubiquitous encryption of network traffic prevents you from performing deep packet inspection, but you can still detect and prevent a lot of attacks.

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