Avoid That Billion-Dollar Fine: Blurring the Lines Between Security and Privacy

While doing good for the user is the theoretical ideal, the threat of fiscal repercussions should drive organizations to take privacy seriously. That means security and data privacy teams must work more closely. In the wake of companies such as British Airways, Marriott, and Facebook facing record privacy violation fines, organizations are seeing the ramifications […]

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New report says Windows’ EFS encryption could be leveraged by ransomware

Infosec teams are being warned about a vulnerability in Windows’ file encryption capability which may mean temporarily abandoning the EFS encryption functionality Windows has long offered the EFS file and folder capability in the Pro, Professional, Business, Ultimate, Enterprise and Education editions of the operating system. Organizations may find this built-in functionality useful for protecting certain […]

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3 ways to browse the web anonymously

Are you looking to hide in plain sight? Here’s a rundown of three options for becoming invisible online As concern about internet privacy grows and grows, more and more people are actively seeking to browse the web anonymously. There are various ways to avoid being identified or tracked on the internet, although, in fact, “attempt […]

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DDoS Mitigation Firm Founder Admits to DDoS

A Georgia man who co-founded a service designed to protect companies from crippling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has pleaded to paying a DDoS-for-hire service to launch attacks against others. Tucker Preston, 22, of Macon, Ga., pleaded guilty last week in a New Jersey court to one count of damaging protected computers by transmission of a […]

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Samsung appoints Roh Tae-moon as head of mobile division

Roh Tae-moon, previously head of Samsung’s mobile development division, has been promoted to the head of Samsung’s entire mobile division. The 52-year old Roh Tae-moon oversaw the development of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones. In its press release, Samsung wrote that Roh Tae-moon’s leadership is needed to revitalize the organization in a competitive mobile device market. […]

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New Internet Explorer zero‑day remains unpatched

You may want to implement a workaround or stop using the browser altogether, at least until Microsoft issues a a fix Microsoft has released a security advisory alerting users to an as-yet unpatched vulnerability in its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser that is being exploited in limited targeted attacks. The zero-day, which is tracked as […]

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Avoiding CIO failure in oil and gas

It’s no secret that the Canadian oil and gas industry is struggling. The major issues afflicting the industry include: Insufficient export pipeline capacity due to application approval gridlock. Complex and uncertain regulatory approval processes for development projects. Significant competition for markets from oil and gas producers in other countries including the United States of America. […]

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Windows 7 is dead, but 25% of large businesses in Canada are still running it on desktops, says IDC survey

With files from Alex Coop Windows 7 is officially dead. No, it won’t suddenly cease to function; as anyone who booted it up after the end-of-support deadline of January 14 discovered. It works just fine after you get past the full-screen warning from Microsoft that you’re now at risk since you’re running an unsupported operating […]

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Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019

A new report from Check Point recaps the cybercrime trends, statistics, and vulnerabilities that defined the security landscape in 2019. In the last year, 28% of organizations were hit with a botnet infection. Roughly one-third of cyberattacks were perpetrated by insiders, and 27% of all global businesses were affected by threats involving mobile devices. Mobile […]

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