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Content tagged with Perimeter posted in May 2019
New SOAP Attack Hits South African Home Routers
Quick Hits  |  5/31/2019  | 
A huge wave of attacks is targeting home routers in South Africa for recruitment into a Hakai-based botnet.
Focusing on Endpoints: 5 Steps to Fight Cybercrime
Commentary  |  5/31/2019  | 
Follow these best practices to strengthen endpoint management strategies and protect company data.
2.3B Files Currently Exposed via Online Storage
News  |  5/30/2019  | 
Digital Shadows researchers scanned various online file-sharing services and concluded the number of exposed files is up 50% from March of 2018.
Palo Alto Networks Confirms PureSec Acquisition
Quick Hits  |  5/30/2019  | 
The company also agreed to buy container security company Twistlock as it develops its cloud security suite.
Impersonation Attacks Up 67% for Corporate Inboxes
News  |  5/29/2019  | 
Nearly three-quarters of organizations hit with impersonation attacks experienced direct losses of money, customers, and data.
Don't Just Tune Your SIEM, Retune It
Commentary  |  5/29/2019  | 
Your SIEM isn't a set-it-and-forget-it proposition. It's time for a spring cleaning.
Flipboard Confirms Two Hacks, Prompts Password Resets
Quick Hits  |  5/29/2019  | 
The company reports two incidents affected a subset of its users and is resetting passwords for involved accounts.
Emotet Made Up 61% of Malicious Payloads in Q1
News  |  5/29/2019  | 
The botnet has displaced credential stealers, stand-alone downloaders, and RATs in the overall threat landscape.
Cybercrime: Looking Beyond the Dark Web
Commentary  |  5/28/2019  | 
Fighting cybercrime requires visibility into much more than just the Dark Web. Here's where to look and a glimpse of what you'll find.
Keys for Working with Modern MSSPs
News  |  5/28/2019  | 
How to determine what an MSSP can do for your organization, and the questions to ask before signing a contract.
Mist Computing Startup Distributes Security AI to the Network Edge
News  |  5/24/2019  | 
MistNet, founded by former Juniper employees, moves AI processing to the network edge to build distributed detection and analysis models for security.
NSS Labs Admits Its Test of CrowdStrike Falcon Was 'Inaccurate'
News  |  5/24/2019  | 
CrowdStrike, NSS Labs reach confidential settlement over 2017 endpoint product testing dispute.
To Manage Security Risk, Manage Data First
News  |  5/23/2019  | 
At Interop 2019, IT and security experts urged attendees to focus on data asset management as a means of mitigating risk.
Incident Response: 3 Easy Traps & How to Avoid Them
Commentary  |  5/23/2019  | 
Sage legal advice about navigating a data breach from a troubleshooting cybersecurity outside counsel.
Proving the Value of Security Awareness with Metrics that 'Deserve More'
Commentary  |  5/22/2019  | 
Without metrics that matter to the business, awareness programs will continue to be the bastard child of security.
The 3 Cybersecurity Rules of Trust
Commentary  |  5/22/2019  | 
Every day, keeping anything secure requires being smart about trust. The rules of trust will keep you and your data safer.
What You Need to Know About Zero Trust Security
Slideshows  |  5/22/2019  | 
The zero trust model might be the answer to a world in which perimeters are made to be breached. Is it right for your organization?
KnowBe4 Focuses on Security Culture with CLTRe Acquisition
Quick Hits  |  5/21/2019  | 
The acquisition solidifies KnowBe4's European presence and shows a focus on building and measuring security culture.
Old Threats Are New Again
Commentary  |  5/21/2019  | 
They may look familiar to you, and that isn't a coincidence. New threats are often just small twists on old ones.
Data Security: Think Beyond the Endpoint
News  |  5/21/2019  | 
A strong data protection strategy is essential as data moves across endpoints and in the cloud.
TeamViewer Admits Breach from 2016
Quick Hits  |  5/20/2019  | 
The company says it stopped the attack launched by a Chinese hacking group.
When Older Windows Systems Won't Die
News  |  5/17/2019  | 
Microsoft's decision to patch unsupported machines for the critical CVE-2019-0708 flaw is a reminder that XP, 2003, and other older versions of Windows still run in some enterprises.
Google to Replace Titan Security Keys Affected by Bluetooth Bug
News  |  5/16/2019  | 
A misconfiguration in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys' pairing protocols could compromise users under specific circumstances.
Executive Order Limits Certain Tech Sales, Hits Huawei Hard
Quick Hits  |  5/16/2019  | 
The executive order signed by President Trump bars the sale or installation of equipment seen to be controlled by hostile foreign governments and a threat to national security.
Microsoft Builds on Decentralized Identity Vision
News  |  5/15/2019  | 
The company elaborates on its plan to balance data control between businesses and consumers by giving more autonomy to individuals.
Two Ransomware Recovery Firms Typically Pay Hackers
Quick Hits  |  5/15/2019  | 
Companies promising the safe return of data sans ransom payment secretly pass Bitcoin to attackers and charge clients added fees.
Microsoft Patches Wormable Vuln in Windows 7, 2003, XP, Server 2008
News  |  5/14/2019  | 
Microsoft releases security updates for some out-of-support systems to fix a bug that could be weaponized as a worm if exploited.
Thrangrycat Claws Cisco Customer Security
Quick Hits  |  5/13/2019  | 
A linked pair of vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to take over many different types of Cisco networking components.
LockerGoga, MegaCortex Ransomware Share Unlikely Traits
News  |  5/13/2019  | 
New form of ransomware MegaCortex shares commonalities with LockerGoga, enterprise malware recently seen in major cyberattacks.
How Open Testing Standards Can Improve Security
Commentary  |  5/13/2019  | 
When creating security metrics, it's critical that test methodologies cover multiple scenarios to ensure that devices perform as expected in all environments.
Sectigo Buys Icon Labs to Expand IoT Security Platform
Quick Hits  |  5/9/2019  | 
End-to-end IoT security product aims to give manufacturers, systems integrators, and businesses a means to harden device security.
Social Engineering Slams the C-Suite: Verizon DBIR
News  |  5/8/2019  | 
Criminals are also going after cloud-based email accounts, according to Verizon's '2019 Data Breach Investigations Report.'
Baltimore City Network Struck with Ransomware Attack
Quick Hits  |  5/7/2019  | 
Government employees are working to determine the source and severity of a cyberattack that forced most city servers offline.
Microsoft Debuts ElectionGuard to Secure Voting Processes
News  |  5/6/2019  | 
The new software development kit free and open source will be available to election officials and technology suppliers this summer.
Security Top Concern as Mobile Providers Think 5G
News  |  5/6/2019  | 
The deployment of 5G networks will bring new use cases and revenue opportunities, mobile providers say, but security will be essential.
Open Security Tests Gain Momentum With More Lab Partners
News  |  5/3/2019  | 
NetSecOPEN, a group of next-generation firewall vendors, has added the first university-based testing facility in its effort to move toward more open security testing.
Sophos Buys Rook Security to Build DarkBytes Platform
Quick Hits  |  5/3/2019  | 
The acquisition fits into Sophos' plan to offer resellable managed detection and response services.
Huge DDoS Attacks Shift Tactics in 2019
Quick Hits  |  5/1/2019  | 
Analysis of two high-volume DDoS attacks show they're becoming more difficult to remediate with changes to port and address strategies.


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