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Content posted in August 2018
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4 Reasons Why Companies Are Failing at Incident Response
Commentary  |  8/3/2018  | 
When it comes to containing the business impacts of a security breach, proper planning is often the difference between success and failure.
Researcher Finds Way to Bypass SOP Within Microsoft Edge Browser
Larry Loeb  |  8/3/2018  | 
For years, SOP has made sure that browsing stays safe by isolating different websites. Now, a researcher found a way around the protocol within Microsoft's Edge browser.
Kaspersky: Spear-Phishing Attacks Target 400 Industrial Companies
Jeffrey Burt  |  8/3/2018  | 
The emails in the spear-phishing campaign, which has been going on for months, are disguised as legitimate finance documents that include profiles of the organizations being attacked, according to Kaspersky Labs.
Power Grid Security: How Safe Are We?
Commentary  |  8/2/2018  | 
Experiencing a power outage? It could have been caused by a hacker or just a squirrel chewing through some equipment. And that's a problem.
How GDPR Could Turn Privileged Insiders into Bribery Targets
Commentary  |  8/2/2018  | 
Regulatory penalties that exceed the cost of an extortion payout may lead to a new form of ransomware. These four steps can keep you from falling into that trap.
How AI Could Become the Firewall of 2003
Commentary  |  8/1/2018  | 
An over-reliance on artificial intelligence and machine learning for the wrong uses will create unnecessary risks.
5 Steps to Fight Unauthorized Cryptomining
Commentary  |  8/1/2018  | 
This compromise feels like a mere annoyance, but it can open the door to real trouble.
Sophisticated Malvertising Campaign Involves 10,000 WordPress Sites
Larry Loeb  |  8/1/2018  | 
A CheckPoint study has uncovered a complex malvertising schemes that involves more than 10,000 WordPress-hosted sites, and an ecosystem of ad-networks and resellers.
AZORult Downloader Adds Cryptomining, Ransomware Capabilities
Jeffrey Burt  |  8/1/2018  | 
Proofpoint researchers said the latest version of the AZORult information stealer and downloader makes it a larger threat and noted that the group behind it is now advertising its cryptomining and ransomware capabilities.
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