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30 years in: My, how SC and security have changed

1989. Acid wash jeans, Bon Jovi and the compassionate conservatism of the Reagan Era were actually, unironically popular. The Berlin Wall fell, free elections were held in the then Soviet Congress of Deputies, Vaclev Havel became president of Czechoslavakia, and pro-democracy rallies held sway in China. And, SC Media was born. It was a time…
Data Breach, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Image-I-Nation supply chain breach exposes data of major credit agencies’ customers

Image-I-Nation Technologies, Inc., which provides hosting services and software to consumer reporting agencies like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, experienced a supply chain breach that left users’ personal information exposed for as long as two weeks. Last Dec. 20, the company “discovered that there had been unauthorized access to our database containing the personal information of…
Opinion, Security News

How to Stop the Insider Threat from Switching Off Your Security Lights

By Armaan Mahbod, manager, insider threat analyst team, Dtex Systems You’ve spent millions on security. You have the latest and smartest firewalls installed. You have deployed cutting-edge AI-powered antivirus solutions. Phishing emails are stopped cold by your expensive anti-spam and email security gateway solutions, some of the time at least. You are using a CASB…
Data Breach, Security News

House panel says Equifax breach was ‘entirely preventable’

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a scathing report Monday saying the Equifax data breach, one of the largest in U.S. history, was “entirely preventable.” The Republican-authored report is the result of a 14-month probe in which the committee reviewed more than 122,000 pages of documents, interviewed three former employees directly involved with Equifax’s IT operations,…
Security News

Pinpointing risky employee behaviors enables IT leaders to reduce risk

By Brian Rutledge, Principal Security Engineer at Spanning In the first half of 2018, more than 4.5 billion digital records were compromised in data breaches, according to research from Gemalto’s “2018: Data Privacy and New Regulations Take Center Stage” report. With the value of each lost or stolen record set at roughly $148, the financial…
ISSA tackles workforce gap with career lifecycle program
Security News, Skills in Demand

Cybersecurity job gap grows to 3 million, report

High pay, job satisfaction and strong demand are still not enough reason to entice people to enter the cybersecurity workforce as a new study shows the workforce gap increasing to almost three million globally. The 2018 study, conducted by (ISC)2, stated there are 2.9 million open positions which up from the 1.8 million noted in…
Opinions, Security News

Why You Should Automate Purple Team Assessments

You’ve invested a lot of time, money, and effort in cybersecurity and securing your organization. You’ve deployed firewalls, endpoint protection, intrusion prevention, and everything in between. Your decisions are driven by both established and trending cybersecurity best practices, combined with strong security policies and practices. Your networks, servers, endpoints, and data are secure. Or are…
Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

Apache Struts exploit found in Mirai variant may signify shift in attack strategy

Researchers for the first time have discovered a variant of the Mirai Internet of Things botnet that targets an vulnerability found in unpatched versions of the open-source Apache Struts web app development platform. That bug is none other than the infamous CVE-2017-5638, a remote code execution flaw that was exploited in the Equifax data breach, according to…

Proof-of-concept exploit published shortly after disclosure of critical Apache Struts 2 flaw

Two days after the Apache Software Foundation released a software update to address a critical remote code execution vulnerability in its Apache Struts 2 web app development framework, researchers from Recorded Future revealed that they discovered a proof-of-concept exploit on GitHub. They also uncovered a Python script that helps allow for easy exploitation, as well…
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