Secure Digitization for Smaller Organizations

Discover two use cases of small business owners and the path that led them to become “secure digitizers”, enabling a first-move advantage in terms of digitization for a smaller organization. Read on to learn how to secure roaming users, implement secure guest access, scale security along with the network, and more. Published by: Cisco Source: sec news whitepapers

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A MYSQL Database In The Cloud For Your Enterprise Needs

Use this infographic to learn all about an open-source cloud database that runs on MYSQL to help your business deliver results simply, safely, and at a price you can afford. Published by: Oracle Corporation UK Ltd Source: sec news whitepapers

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Cisco Leads Again in NSS Breach Detection Test

Learn how to reduce time to detection and increase detection rate. Read on to learn how to reduce the space and time attackers have to harm your organization. Published by: Cisco Source: sec news whitepapers

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Beyond Prevention: Cisco’s Next Generation Endpoint Security

Discover how a continuous approach to endpoint security plus a big data architecture can enable key areas of transformative innovation in the battle against advanced threats that target the endpoint. Published by: Cisco Source: sec news whitepapers

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Reinventing Data Protection for Digital Transformation

Uncover the strategies your organization can use to overcome the data complexities of the modern reality of data. Learn the growing importance of data as an asset, as well as the need for new data protection and management strategies fit for purpose. Published by: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Source: sec news whitepapers

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South Korea Developing 'Near-Supersonic' Train Similar To Hyperloop

The South Korean government plans to unveil a high-speed train that can travel at near-supersonic speeds capable of cutting a five hour journey to just 30 minutes. It’s reminiscent of the Hyperloop, a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation that propels a pod-like vehicle through a near-vacuum tube at more than airline speed. Huffington Post UK reports: According to the Korea Railroad Research Institute, it plans to unveil a “hyper tube” format train in the “not too distant” future. Speaking to the South China Morning Post, the government-owned organizationRead More

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Two-Thirds of Americans Give Priority To Developing Alternative Energy Over Fossil Fuels

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Pew Research Center: A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 65% of Americans give priority to developing alternative energy sources, compared with 27% who would emphasize expanded production of fossil fuel sources. Support for concentrating on alternative energy is up slightly since December 2014. At that time, 60% said developing alternative energy sources was the more important priority. There continue to be wide political differences on energy priorities. While a 2016 Pew Research Center survey found large majorities of Democrats and RepublicansRead More

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Attorney General Nominee Sessions Backs Crypto Backdoors

As the presidential campaign was in full swing early last year, now-President Trump made his feelings on encryption clear. Commenting on the Apple-FBI fight in San Bernardino, Trump threatened to boycott Apple if they didn’t cooperate: “to think that Apple won’t allow us to get into [the] cell phone,” Trump said in an interview. “Who do they think they are? No, we have to open it up.” For that reason, we were curious what Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) would say about the role of encryption.Read More

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Yahoo Faces SEC Probe Over Data Breaches

New submitter Linorgese quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal (Warning: paywalled; alternate source): U.S. authorities are investigating whether Yahoo Inc.’s two massive data breaches should have been reported sooner to investors, according to people familiar with the matter, in what could prove to be a major test in defining when a company is required to disclose a hack. Last month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it had begun an investigation into a 2013 data breach that involved more than 1 billion users’ accounts. That followed Yahoo’s disclosureRead More

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SEC to investigate the Yahoo breach disclosures

The SEC has requested more information for potential cases concerning whether the Yahoo breach disclosures could have come sooner. Source: security news daily

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FBI Is Probing Sundance Cyberattack That Forced Box Office To Close

Over the weekend, the Sundance Film Festival was hacked. “Sundance Film Festival has been subject to a cyberattack, causing network outages that have shut down our box office,” said a spokesperson for the festival. “No further information about the attack is available at this time, but our team is working hard to get our system back up and running as soon as possible. All screenings will still take place as planned.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the FBI is now investigating the hack and is working with Sundance officials toRead More

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Apple Patches Critical Kernel Vulnerabilities

Apple released updates across its product lines, including iOS 10.2.1, patching a number of critical code execution vulnerabilities in the kernel, libarchive and WebKit. Source: threatpost

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Supreme Court Should Block Printer Company’s Ploy to Undermine Consumer Rights

EFF Urges Justices to Protect Important ‘Patent Exhaustion’ DoctrineSan Francisco – When you buy a printer cartridge, is it yours? Or can the company control what you do with it, even after you pay your bill and take it home? The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the U.S. Supreme Court today to protect consumers’ property rights in a court case centering on the important “patent exhaustion” doctrine. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International Inc., printer company Lexmark sold printer cartridges with restrictions on refilling and resale. Impression Products acquiredRead More

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'123456' Leads The Worst Passwords Of 2016

New report analyzes trends in more than 5 million passwords stolen from enterprises and leaked to the public last year. Source: dark reading attack

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Secure Email Service Lavabit Relaunches

Lavabit, the secure email provider that suspended operations back in 2013 after the US government asked for its users SSL keys, relaunched Friday under a new architecture. Source: threatpost

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Does Trump's Withdrawal From TPP Signal a New Approach to Trade Agreements?

Today, President Trump signed an executive order fulfilling his campaign promise to withdraw the signature of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). Although EFF was a strong opponent of the TPP, President Trump’s reasons for withdrawal from the agreement are not EFF’s reasons for opposition to it. Whereas the President contended in his inauguration address that previous U.S. trade policies had “enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry,” he had nothing to say about EFF’s concerns such as the secrecy with which the pact was concluded,Read More

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SEC Investigates Yahoo Data Breaches

Report of an SEC probe of Yahoo serves as a new wake-up call for companies to properly disclose breaches in their earnings reports and disclosures. Source: dark reading attack

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China Cracks Down On International VPN Usage

An anonymous reader writes: China’s government has announced a 14-month crackdown on the use of unauthorised Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), commonly used by visitors and native activists, amongst others, to communicate with the world beyond the Great Firewall of China. Sunday’s announcement [Chinese] from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology reiterated regulations first outlined in 2002, but which have since been subject to sparse, selective or lenient enforcement. The new announcement promises a ‘clean up’ regarding the VPN situation in China, beginning immediately and running until March of 2018.Read More

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Heartbleed Persists on 200,000 Servers, Devices

Almost 200,000 servers are still vulnerable to Heartbleed, the OpenSSL vulnerability patched nearly three years ago. Source: threatpost

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When the Law Stands in the Way of Tech Companies Standing Up for Their Users

It’s no secret online service providers hold tons of sensitive data about their customers, which is why EFF calls on companies to stand up to abusive or overbroad government demands for this data. It’s especially important for providers to play this role when the government forces them to stay silent and not notify their users about the government’s demands. In those cases, the service provider is simply the only party able to challenge the government. Unfortunately, companies are too often met with hurdles to vindicating their users’ rights. Two recentRead More

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