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Security administration  >  A shield protects a network of users and systems.

Microsoft Threat Protection: What security and IT admins need to know

Microsoft Threat Protection can protect Windows systems and Office 365 users on many levels, but licensing requirements can be confusing.


CSO  >  Botnet

New, rapidly evolving IoT botnet Dark Nexus targets wide variety of devices

The sophisticated botnet also has high persistence and is capable of delivering different types of malware in addition to launching DDoS attacks.


FinTech / electronic payments / banking / dollars / euros / pounds / yen

7 PSD2 questions every CISO should be prepared to answer

The EU's recently updated Payment Services Directive has several requirements that affect security, such as stronger authentication for online payments.


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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.


Gourav Mukherjee, managing partner, Immersion Security

How one healthcare CISO is navigating the COVID-19 crisis

Security is in an “all hands on deck” situation at the healthcare organization as it pivots to a mostly remote working organization.


COVID-19 coronavirus / network of vectors

New coronavirus-era surveillance and biometric systems pose logistical, privacy problems

Governments and companies are using biometrics and geolocation to identify and track potential coronavirus victims in the name of public safety.


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Best antivirus software: 13 top tools

These top-ranking Windows 10 client antivirus products were tested on three primary criteria: protection, performance and usability.


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How to protect yourself from coronavirus phishing threats

The worst disease of the century brings out the worst in people as phishing attacks increase to unprecedented levels. Here's how to spot and COVID-19 phishing attacks and five ways to avoid them.


Money flows through a tunnel of binary code as a target hovers over a code bug.

Bug bounty platforms buy researcher silence, violate labor laws, critics say

The promise of crowdsourced cybersecurity, fueled by "millions of hackers," turns out to be a pipe dream, despite high-octane marketing from the bug bounty platforms.


Zoom video conferencing  >  One user connected via laptop showing a grid of remote participants.

Weakness in Zoom for macOS allows local attackers to hijack camera and microphone

Zoom's use of insecure system APIs allow attackers to elevate privileges as well.


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What is WireGuard? Secure, simple VPN now part of Linux

The WireGuard VPN offers better performance and a simpler, effective approach to cryptography, and now it's built into Linux 5.6. Is it ready for the enterprise?


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Tech Career Ladder podcast: Start your climb to EPIC leader

In Insider Pro’s inaugural Tech Career Ladder podcast, Sandy Silk -- director of Information Security, Education, and Consulting at Harvard University -- joins host Maryfran Johnson to discuss what it takes to become an EPIC leader....


CSO  >  danger / security threat / malware / biohazard symbol in data center / servers

Attack campaign hits thousands of MS-SQL servers for two years

Newly discovered Vollgar attack uses brute force to infect vulnerable Microsoft SQL servers at a high rate.


security risk - phishing / malware / social engineering

How to prepare Microsoft Office and Windows for ransomware and email attacks

You've set up your remote workers during this COVID-19 crisis, but have you made the adjustments to be prepared for a cyber disaster like a ransomware attack?


Exiting the computing business

5 reasons security staff leave (and what to do about it)

Retaining skilled security staff is difficult in the best of times, but there are steps you can take that will make a difference.