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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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DDoS explained: How distributed denial of service attacks are evolving

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when attackers attempt to make it impossible for a service to be delivered, typically by drowning a system with requests for data. They have been part of the criminal toolbox for twenty...

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Cybersecurity spending trends, 2020

Spending is up, but perhaps not in the most needed areas, increased business leader involvement brings new challenges, while vertical industries have different requirements and priorities.

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How to fight hidden malware on Windows networks

Attackers are more clever about how they hide malicious files. Countering that starts with knowing what services belong on your network.

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Release the monkey! How Infection Monkey tests network security

This free, open source penetration testing tool uses real attacks and real techniques to try and exploit its way into a network.

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Cybersecurity in 2020: From secure code to defense in depth

CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, and Network World tackle the hot security issues, from prioritizing risk to securing digital transformation.

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5 steps to avoid credential dumping attacks

Use these five techniques on your Windows network to find and limit risk from vulnerabilities that make your organization vulnerable to credential dumping attacks.

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How to set up Windows Firewall to limit network access

By enabling Windows Firewall with the proper settings, you can help shut out attackers and limit lateral movement if a breach occurs.

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The 9 Windows Server security settings you need to get right

With all the improvements Microsoft has made in Windows and Windows Server, it’s time to evaluate whether your security settings are as effective as they could be.

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Review: SaltStack brings SecOps to network orchestration and automation

SaltStack Enterprise, and its optional SecOps modules, is one of the only platforms available today that can fully manage complex enterprise environments while also protecting them.

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3 ways to make your Windows network harder to attack

Start the new year right by checking these three areas for potential vulnerabilities in your Windows network. Don't make it easy for attackers.

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Inspecting TLS-encrypted traffic with mitmproxy

The free, open-source mitmproxy tool makes it easy to inspect TLS-encrypted app and web traffic to see exactly who your phone is talking to.

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How to fix insecure LDAP binds to prevent exposed Windows admin credentials

Although Microsoft has a permanent fix on the way, it's possible that you're exposing domain admin account credentials in cleartext. Here's how to check for and solve that problem.

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Protocol analyzers: Who needs them, and how to choose one

Whether for an ad-hoc analysis of a problem or ongoing monitoring, a protocol analyzer can be a valuable tool for the security pro.

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Backdoors and Breaches incident response card game makes tabletop exercises fun

New Backdoors and Breaches card game makes it easy to build a random, realistic incident as part of a tabletop exercise.

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Security software reviews, 2019: Lab tests of today's top tools

We go hands-on with some of the most innovative, useful and, arguably, best security software on the market.

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"Penn Test" challenge helps infosec team think like attackers

At Penn Medicine, gamifying security training builds skills, drives employee retention.

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8 common pen testing mistakes and how to avoid them

Penetration testing is vital, but are you doing it right? Here are some common mistakes and advice on how to avoid them.

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Why BT's red team strikes for real

UK-based BT's red team conducts attacks on live systems without informing the rest of the business or the blue team defending it. BT Group CSO Les Anderson says this is key to the company's proactive approach to security.

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How to evaluate a CASB

All cloud access security brokers share core functionality, but they deliver it differently and they all have unique feature sets. Here's what you need to know before buying one.

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