Saturday, 22 July 2017

Russia Moves to Ban Tools Used to Surf Outlawed Websites

Russia’s parliament on Friday voted to outlaw web tools that allow internet users to sidestep official bans of certain websites, the nation’s latest effort to tighten controls of online services. Members of the lower house, the Duma, passed the bill to prohibit the services from Russian territory if they were…

BrandPost: Catching and Keeping Security Rock Stars

There’s no shortage of security products today that promise to detect malicious threats, but there is a shortage of qualified people who can administer them properly. With the volume and severity of cyberattacks showing no signs of slowing down, the drought of personnel makes it difficult to fill even the…

Judge OKs $11.2M settlement for hacked Ashley Madison users

A federal judge on Friday approved an $11.2 million settlement between the marital infidelity website Ashley Madison and users who sued after hackers released personal information, including financial data and details of their sexual proclivities. Powered by WPeMatico

Hackers had access to millions of Social Security numbers

Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states, along with another 805,000 accounts that didn’t include the Social Security numbers, according to records obtained from the agency. Powered by WPeMatico

BrandPost: Cyber Defense: What’s Next?

Increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks are draining an estimated $450 billion annually from the global economy—a number that could reach $2 trillion by 2019. Even more chilling, highly sophisticated attackers can hide their tracks for weeks, months and even years before they’re discovered. Organizations need to match this level of sophistication in…