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  • July 24, 2015 24 Jul'15

    Alleged car hack prompts call for vehicle security act, DMCA exemption

    News roundup: A wireless car hack demonstration has pushed vehicle security legislation and DMCA exemptions into the spotlight, and prompted a manufacturer recall. Plus: Hacking Team update; DHS email issues; and smartwatches vulnerable to attack.

  • July 24, 2015 24 Jul'15

    HP scares IT teams with Windows Phone critical vulnerabilities

    HP's Zero Day Initiative has disclosed four critical vulnerabilities found in Internet Explorer that could lead to remote code execution, but mistakenly labeled them as affecting Windows desktop rather than Windows Phone.

  • July 22, 2015 22 Jul'15

    Adobe Flash vulnerabilities a tipping point for Mozilla, Facebook

    Mozilla, Google and Facebook united in dissent following the discovery of more Adobe Flash vulnerabilities. Why does it matter to CIOs? Also in Searchlight: Prime Day disappoints; Reddit resolves to clean up communities.

  • July 20, 2015 20 Jul'15

    Black Hat and Google speak out against Wassenaar Arrangement

    The Wassenaar Arrangement is a multilateral export control association aimed at controlling a wide range of goods, including intrusion software. However, Black Hat and Google believe the proposed rules will have a negative impact on security.

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  • Addressing the VENOM cloud vulnerability with cloud patch management

    The VENOM cloud vulnerability was called the next Heartbleed, but how bad is it? Expert Rob Shapland explains the affect it should have on your enterprise. Continue Reading

  • WordPress security: How can the SoakSoak malware be stopped?

    Enterprise threats expert Nick Lewis offers advice on how to defend against the SoakSoak malware targeting insecure WordPress sites. Continue Reading

  • Malware analysis beyond the sandbox

    Researchers estimate that 70% of organizations will have implemented virtual servers by the end of 2015, representing a tipping point in enterprises’ adoption of virtualization. Virtual machines (VMs) must be protected from malware like other systems but attackers are coming up with new ways to avoid detection and analysis. Security researchers have long used VMs to isolate and analyze malware, which has led to the misconception that malware disappears once it detects a VM. We look at how malware is adapting to virtual networks, and at the tools and processes that can help organizations secure these environments.

    Meanwhile, rogue activity of insiders continues to surprise Fortune 1000 companies. According to some studies, 80% of cybersecurity breaches are aided and abetted by insiders. Yet many CIOs continue to remain skeptical about investments in employee cybersecurity awareness training. New technologies now focus on user credentials, employee actions and behavior analytics. We look at the security culture in today's organizations and effective strategies to improve visibility, policy and prevention of insider threats.

    A new class of endpoint threat detection products is designed to improve visibility across endpoints, hunt for threats, automate incident response and cut down on false alerts overwhelming security teams. How do they work? We interview CSOs who have invested in endpoint defense and remediation tools and share their views on the pros, cons and common deployment scenarios. Continue Reading

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