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Where is the Trump administration cybersecurity EO?

News roundup: A cybersecurity executive order overdue, but 'close and nearby.' Plus, the USPTO says it will stop using HTTPS; a teenage hacker sentenced to prison; and more.


Amazon readies GDPR compliance for all customers

Amazon promises all AWS cloud services will be GDPR compliant before enforcement of the new EU data privacy regulation starts in 2018, offers customers assistance.

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Lessons from the Cloudflare CDN memory leak bug

A recent Cloudflare bug highlights CDN security and the need for vigilance in protecting sensitive enterprise data. Expert Dave Shackleford discusses the flaw and what can be done.


Symantec's certificate authority issues still up in the air

Google and Mozilla weigh the proper response to Symantec certificate authority issues, as the CA giant prepares an alternative proposal for reinstating trust.

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    In this excerpt from chapter four of Introduction to Social Media Investigation: A Hands-on Approach, author Jennifer Golbeck discusses privacy controls on social media.

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    Google ponders Symantec certificate authority options

    Symantec certificate authority proposal takes the pain out of sanctions for misissued certs, offers more audits, greater transparency and promise of "continuous improvement."

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    Verizon DBIR shows need to end password reuse

    Basic cybersecurity measures like limiting password reuse and implementing multifactor authentication could be big benefits according to the Verizon DBIR 2017.

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    Pretext phishing and ransomware top Verizon DBIR

    The 2017 Verizon DBIR details threats we have seen becoming more popular, like ransomware, and some that are less known, but dangerous, like pretexting.