• Security School: Enroll today and advance your tech career
    by Dan Muse on March 30, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Insider Pro and CertsNexus have created a virtual classroom where subscribers can learn and test their cybersecurity readiness.

  • Crooks leverage Zoom’s popularity in Coronavirus outbreak to serve malware
    by Pierluigi Paganini on March 30, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Online communication platforms such as Zoom are essential instruments at the time of Coronavirus outbreak, and crooks are attempting to exploit their popularity. The Coronavirus outbreak is changing our habits and crooks are attempting to take advantage of the popularity of online communication platforms such as Zoom that are used by businesses, school classrooms and The post Crooks leverage Zoom’s popularity in Coronavirus outbreak to serve malware appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • BrandPost: Retail Resiliency: Securing and Enabling Innovation During Uncertain Times
    by Brand Post on March 30, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    If there is one thing that I know, it’s that retail is resilient. Unlike any other industry, retail has continuously needed to adapt and transform to meet customer demands, remain competitive, or react to economic downturns caused by domestic and global events. Now, more than ever, the retail industry is continuing to show its resiliency by responding to recent events with rapid innovation, expansion, and partnerships the likes of which have not been seen before.An unfortunate truth, however, is that threat actors are using these uncertain times as a springboard to capitalize on shortcomings, gaps, and risks – some of them new, and some of them left unchecked previously which have now been magnified. Here are some of the ways retail is remaining competitive along with some tips to ensure the security and continuity of their business operations.To read this article in full, please click here

  • BrandPost: Considerations for Addressing Additional Security Needs for Remote Workers
    by Brand Post on March 30, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    By now, most organizations responding to the current global pandemic have already moved their workforce to their homes using a secure remote worker system that includes an endpoint VPN client, online teleconferencing systems, and a headend VPN concentrator. But getting workers up and running is not the same thing as making sure that they, and the corporate assets they need to access remotely, have been properly secured.There has been a massive spike in coronavirus-focused attacks over the past couple of weeks. Cybercriminals are intentionally targeting not just teleworkers, but even their children who are now being schooled at home using e-learning, to compromise home networks. Their goal is to exploit this new attack vector by taking advantage of novice teleworkers and any gaps in security resulting from a rushed transition to a new networking model. Poorly secured home devices and network, combined with overwhelmed head-end VPN termination systems and corporate resources that have rarely, if ever, been accessed remotely, is a formula for disaster.To read this article in full, please click here

  • 10 Slack security tools compared
    by John Breeden II on March 30, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Slack is fast becoming one of the most popular communication and collaboration tools for business, corporate and professional users. Its elegant interface and overall ease of use has allowed Slack to outpace most other instant messaging deployments. With over 10 million daily active users, it’s even making a run at replacing email in some organizations.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

  • Ban Hasn't Stopped COVID-19 Instagram Ads
    on March 30, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Adverts selling masks and other COVID-19 essentials appear on Instagram and Facebook despite ban

  • VoIP Carriers Investigated Over Fraudulent Robocalls
    on March 30, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    US court orders injunctions against two telecom carriers that facilitated millions of fraudulent robocalls

  • Zeus Sphinx spam campaign attempt to exploit Coronavirus outbreak
    by Pierluigi Paganini on March 30, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    The Zeus Sphinx malware is back, operators are now spreading it exploiting the interest in the Coronavirus outbreak. The Zeus Sphinx malware is back, it was observed in a new wave of attacks attempting to exploit the interest in the Coronavirus outbreak. Experts from IBM X-Force uncovered a hacking campaign employing the Zeus Sphinx malware, The post Zeus Sphinx spam campaign attempt to exploit Coronavirus outbreak appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • Carnegie Mellon Launches Cybersecurity Master's Degree
    on March 30, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Carnegie Mellon University adds a cybersecurity track to its Master of Science in Information Technology program

  • BrandPost: Basic Enterprise Security Hygiene is Still Essential
    by Anne Taylor on March 30, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Basic security hygiene, such as patching and updates are time-consuming and never-ending for IT security personnel.“It’s no shocker that patching causes a lot of fatigue and anxiety,” says Sean Frazier, Advisory CISO at Cisco. “Many organizations have a long tail of technology, a lot of legacy to maintain, while also constantly deploying new technologies. Both the old and the new must be patched and updated. Sometimes that requires different skill sets or a different time cycle, but it’s all additive. The patching problem never gets less, it’s always more.”And yet, the consequences of not conducting basic security hygiene such as patching and updates can be costly, according to the Cisco 2020 CISO Benchmark Study:To read this article in full, please click here