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Content tagged with Perimeter posted in December 2019
Fraud in the New Decade
Commentary  |  12/30/2019  | 
Like any enterprise that wants to survive, fraudsters and hackers will continue to build on past successes to fuel future growth
Defensive Wish List for 2020: Faster Responses to Threats
News  |  12/27/2019  | 
Security professionals recommend technology to detect attacks that have already infiltrated a network.
IoT Security: How Far We've Come, How Far We Have to Go
News  |  12/24/2019  | 
As organizations fear the proliferations of connected devices on enterprise networks, the private and public sector come together to address IoT vulnerabilities.
Citrix Urges Firms to Harden Configurations After Flaw Report
News  |  12/23/2019  | 
A vulnerability in two of the company's appliances opens 80,000 networks up for exploitation.
20 Vulnerabilities to Prioritize Patching Before 2020
News  |  12/23/2019  | 
Researchers list the top 20 vulnerabilities currently exploited by attack groups around the world.
F5 Pays $1 Billion for Shape
Quick Hits  |  12/20/2019  | 
The acquisition adds fraud detection and prevention to the application delivery company's tool collection.
New Orleans to Boost Cyber Insurance to $10M Post-Ransomware
Quick Hits  |  12/20/2019  | 
Mayor LaToya Cantrell anticipates the recent cyberattack to exceed its current $3 million cyber insurance policy.
'Password' Falls in the Ranks of Favorite Bad Passwords
News  |  12/18/2019  | 
Facebook, Google named worst password breach offenders.
Higher Degree, Higher Salary? Not for Some Security Pros
News  |  12/17/2019  | 
Turns out, skill beats experience and an academic degree doesn't guarantee higher compensation for five security positions.
Data Security Startup Satori Cyber Launches with $5.25M Seed Round
News  |  12/17/2019  | 
Satori Cyber aims to help businesses better protect and govern their information with its Secure Data Access Cloud.
SQL Server 2019 Tool Tells Attackers Which Data Is Sensitive
News  |  12/16/2019  | 
The design of SQL Data Discovery & Classification could let attackers pinpoint sensitive information while flying under organizations' radars.
Fortinet Buys CyberSponse for SOAR Capabilities
Quick Hits  |  12/13/2019  | 
It plans to integrate CyberSponse's SOAR platform into the Fortinet Security Fabric.
Android App Analysis Uncovers Seasonal Shopping Risk
News  |  12/12/2019  | 
Researchers scanned 4,200 Android apps and found many exhibit malicious behavior or have a dangerous level of permissions.
Younger Generations Drive Bulk of 2FA Adoption
News  |  12/11/2019  | 
Use of two-factor authentication has nearly doubled in the past two years , pointing to a new wave of acceptance.
Only Half of Malware Caught by Signature AV
News  |  12/11/2019  | 
Machine learning and behavioral detection are necessary to catch threats, WatchGuard says in a new report. Meanwhile, network attacks have risen, especially against older vulnerabilities, such as those in Apache Struts.
City of Pensacola, Fla., Confirms Ransomware Attack
Quick Hits  |  12/11/2019  | 
Most systems remain offline to prevent the attack from spreading.
Microsoft Fixes Windows Zero-Day on Lightest Patch Tuesday of 2019
News  |  12/10/2019  | 
This month's batch of security updates addresses 36 CVEs, seven of which are rated Critical and one of which has been exploited in the wild.
Microsoft 'Campaign Views' Offers Full Look at Office 365 Attacks
News  |  12/9/2019  | 
Campaign views, arriving in public preview, aims to share more context around how attackers targeted an organization and whether its defenses worked.
10 Notable Cybersecurity Acquisitions of 2019, Part 2
Slideshows  |  12/9/2019  | 
As mergers and acquisitions continued to shape the security industry throughout 2019, these deals were most significant.
Data Center Provider CyrusOne Confirms Ransomware Attack
Quick Hits  |  12/6/2019  | 
The attack struck CyrusOne's managed services division and compromised six customers primarily serviced by a New York data center.
Microsoft Defender ATP Brings EDR Capabilities to macOS
Quick Hits  |  12/5/2019  | 
Mac computers will now have the option to use Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection's endpoint and detection response.
Microsoft Issues Advisory for Windows Hello for Business
Quick Hits  |  12/4/2019  | 
An issue exists in Windows Hello for Business when public keys persist after a device is removed from Active Directory, if the AD exists, Microsoft reports.
Application & Infrastructure Risk Management: You've Been Doing It Backward
Commentary  |  12/4/2019  | 
Before getting more scanning tools, think about what's needed to defend your organization's environment and devise a plan to ensure all needed tools can work together productively.


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