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VPNs: Not a cybersecurity slam dunk for telecommuters in the age of COVID-19

CISOs and cybersecurity teams around the world are watching their threat surface multiply as millions of staffers find themselves working from home for the first time in order to help constrain the spread of Coronavirus. The removal of these people from the safe and controlled working environment found in their offices and tossing them into…

Network security automation your way

Today’s most successful business leaders know that every decision must be aligned to strategic goals. Whether acquiring another company or engaging in a full-scale digital transformation, successful businesses always keep their key objectives in mind. Until recently, the exception to this rule was when seeking network security policy management automation, because solutions were not flexible…

Cybercriminals weaponize the World Health Organization name to lure phishing victims

The World Health Organization (WHO) is among the premiere sources of up to date and accurate information on COVID-19 so it is now surprise cybercriminals are leveraging this for their benefit. Malwarebytes has found a new phishing campaign using the well-respected WHO name as a lure to trick people who are rightfully fearful of Coronvavirus…

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Adobe patches 41 vulnerabilities, 22 in Photoshop

Adobe may have skipped March Patch Tuesday to push out security updates but caught up today issuing advisories covering 41 vulnerabilities, the majority critical, over six products. The products included Adobe Genuine Integrity Service, Acrobat Reader, Photoshop, Experience Manager, ColdFusion 2016 and 2018 and Bridge. None of the vulnerabilities have been spotted in the wild…

Cymatic offers free cybersecurity tool for schools for remote learning

Cymatic has made its in-session visibility dashboard, Cymatic 20/20 will be available for free to educational institutions and non-profits to help supporting students learning from home during the Coronavirus pandemic. The dashboard normally is used to provide remote workers with secure access to critical network applications. The company said in a statement 20/20 dashboard is…

ETSI OSM replaces live hackfest with virtual event

ETSI OSM successfully dodged the Coronavirus outbreak hosting a virtual hacking conference that was originally scheduled to take place in Madrid. ETSI OSM, an open source management and orchestration group, cancelled its hackfest that was originally scheduled for March 9-12 opting instead to host it online due to Coronavirus fears. The organization was able to…

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) – key points for early adopters

Last year Gartner introduced the term Secure Access Service Edge or SASE in their technology hype cycle and almost immediately it grabbed enormous attention from the vendors and enterprise consumers. Existing and new technology players already started highlighting the benefits of SASE and marketing their offering to attract customers. But what is this SASE? Why…

Checkmarx sold for $1.15 billion

The application security testing firm Checkmarx was acquired in a $1.15 billion deal by the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. The company had been owned by Insight Partners, also a private equity firm, which plans to retain a substantial interest in Checkmarx. The company believes the deal will help keep it on a growth…

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