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Google Cloud blocks largest HTTPS DDoS attack ever

Google says Cloud Armor protected a customer from a HTTPS DDoS attack that peaked at 46 million requests per second with links to the Mēris attack family.


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NIST CSF 2.0 Workshop emphasizes global appeal, metrics and assessment

About 7,000 international workshop attendees heard discussions of NIST's plans for Cybersecurity Framework 2.0, which aims to offer more guidance on supply chain security, measurement, and implementation, among other topics.


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New Deep Instinct partner program targets MSSPs fighting ransomware

Deep Instinct's Stratosphere program is indirectly aimed at small and medium-size businesses, which are increasingly turning toward MSSPs (managed security service providers).


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Universal database of device vulnerability information launched

DeviceTotal's new repository includes security data for all devices on the market with the aim to better mitigate vulnerabilities.


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Google updates Chronicle with enhanced threat detection

Google Cloud’s Chronicle will now offer curated threat detection as part of its analytics initiative in the Chronicle SecOps suite.


Zero-trust

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.


Industry 4.0 / Industrial IoT / Smart Factory / robotics / automation

"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.