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Cybersecurity takes the stage

No longer just the concern of IT, cybersecurity is the bad boy headliner that dominates centerstage and all stages beyond.  Teri Robinson reports.  At the recent Lonestar Blues and Heritage Festival in, where else, Texas, fans bounced between the main stage where headliners strutted their stuff and the porch stage where more modest acts plucked their guitars – and…

2019 Tech advances

Giant leaps, small steps It’s an unfortunate fact that no security firm came up with a silver bullet to protect endpoints, the cloud, networks, IoT and mobile devices from cyberattack, but that doesn’t mean there were no technological advances made.SC Media reached out to several industry insiders to see which 2019 advances they thought deserved…

2019’s weird and wonderful news

Dead Cows, HackerGiraffes, fast food-craving lemmings, foul-mouthed scooters and golf pranksters made SC Media’s rather eclectic list of the more bizarre news from the last 12 months.  In 2016, hackers tried to influence who  became president. This time, hackers are running for president!   Well, make that a former teenage hacker – and a fairly harmless one at that.…

Cities get smarter

Just about every city in America has a Smart City project that looks to improve services, security and sustainability. SC Media took a look at some of the leading programs of 2019.  Denver During the past year, Pena Station NEXT, the ambitious “work, live, play” project near Denver International Airport began to take shape. Panasonic has…

Busted! 2019’s top cybercrime news

Spies, whistleblowers, students, executives and every variety of scammer. It seems no one was immune from the long arm of the law, or at least, the indictment, in 2019. Many are in custody, some have been sentenced and others remain at large.  Julian Assange  In what might have been the most anticipated arrest in 2019,…

2019 Data breaches

Data on 92M Brazilians found for sale on underground forums  In October 92 million Brazilians had their name, birth date, mother’s name, gender and tax details including taxpayer IDs exposed contained in a Brazilian government 16GB SQL database was found for sale on a dark web forum.  DoorDash data breach hits 4.9 million customers, merchants and…

The company you keep

A new take on the old adage “you’re known by the company you keep,” might aptly apply to women in security who’ve found success, progress and opportunities in organizations that know their value. Take Emily Mossburg, who has been forging a path in cybersecurity for more than 20 years where she’s now a principal at…

Where do we go from here?

There’s no GPS or roadmap to follow to get women in security to a place where they are on equal footing with men, but there are plenty of ways the industry can help them arrive at equality and parity. Teri Robinson reports. If the longest journey begins with a single step, then women have made…

Adobe patches critical type confusion bug in Flash Player

Adobe Systems today released an out-of-band security update that fixes a critical type confusion vulnerability in Flash Player, which if exploited could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. Designated CVE-2018-15981, the bug was found in versions 31.0.0.148 and earlier of Flash Player Desktop Runtime, Flash Player for Google Chrome…

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