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Ring mandating 2FA logins, ceases some third-party activity

Camera doorbell maker Ring is pushing through a new level of security by now making mandatory for all users to implement two-factor authentication when setting up their device. Two-factor authentication previously had been available as an option, but the company said going forward all users must go through this step when accessing their Ring account.…

Cyberinsurance: The value from an incident response lens

Cyberinsurance is not new to the scene, and an increasing number of organizations are accepting its critical role in safeguarding them against costly cybersecurity incidents. Yet recently, we’ve seen ongoing discussion of its overall value to organizations, as well its net impact to the state of cybersecurity. As pundits discuss, debate, and ponder, crippling cyber…

Spoiler alert: Attack simulation isn’t ethical hacking

Everything you wanted to know about Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) vs. Automated Penetration Testing Better prepared, Right!? Companies are investing a significant amount of resources in building and improving their cybersecurity posture. As the threat landscape continues to evolve and expand, this investment continues to rise dramatically. Per a report by Cybersecurity Ventures, worldwide…

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.…

Bugcrowd breaks its weekly bounty payout record

For the first time in Bugcrowd’s seven-year history it paid out more than $500,000 in bounty fees to its white hats in a one-week period. For all of October more than 550 white-hat hacker working with Bugcrowd earned $1.6 million with the top recipient taking home $40,000. “As those on the Bugcrowd platform know, and…

NordVPN confirms 2018 breach

VPN provider NordVPN revealed yesterday that a third-party server located in Finland it had been leasing was accessed in March 2018. The company said the intruder was able to acquire an expired TLS key from the server, but otherwise no other data was endangered. The access was accomplished through an insecure remote management system account…

The word is out: Zynga was breached

A well-known hacker is taking credit for a data breach at the mobile game maker Zynga, claiming he gained access to 218 million user records. On Sept. 12, Zynga reported that a cybersecurity incident had taken place and account login information for certain players of Draw Something and Words With Friends may have been accessed.…

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