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Use Redis? There's a Good Chance It's Been Co-Opted

Open source databases may have a problem. For the second time in just three years, a popular open-source database has become infected, on a massive scale, with cryptocurrency-related malware. In late 2016, the vector of the infection was MongoDB, and the source of the infection was ransomware.

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08 Jul 2018


In this instance, the all-caps in the headline aren’t hyperbole – they’re an emergency. “Email is no longer a secure communication medium,” according to researchers at Germany’s Münster University of Applied Sciences.

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26 Jun 2018

What Does “Software Defined Perimeter” Mean to YOU?

In a recent article from CSO Online, analyst Jon Oltsik wrote that many security professionals are unclear about the true meaning of software defined perimeter because of its confusing nomenclature.

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18 Jun 2018

How Ransomware Is Changing Cybersecurity and What To Do About It

A new report from IBM shows that the total number of breached records dropped about 25% last year, an amount representing 2.5 billion files. Unfortunately this did not mean that information security professionals suddenly discovered how to stop cyberattacks altogether. Most of the drop comes from files that have been encrypted, rather than outright stolen.

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13 Jun 2018

Beat the Odds: Why It’s Not Too Late To Start GDPR Compliance

After several years in the making and a tidal wave of press coverage, the long-awaited EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) finally came into force on May 25. And we’re all still here. But even if you still haven’t got your compliance house in order, it’s not too late.

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05 Jun 2018

Don’t Be GDPR Complacent, It’s Time to Get Compliant

Last week the biggest change to Europe’s privacy laws in almost a generation came into force. Depending on your organization it very well might require a major new approach to data protection — even if you’re located outside the EU.

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29 May 2018

Data Protection Officer - Dos & Don'ts for GDPR Challenges

At the time of this writing, the GDPR is about two weeks away. That’s a very short time when it comes to preparing for a new compliance regime, and we hope that most of you reading this have completed your preparations already. If not… well, there’s still time to prepare.

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13 May 2018

Law Firm Data is Catnip for Hackers

Dig into a law firm, and you’ll find secrets. Sometimes these secrets are mundane, like who’s getting divorced, or who’s getting cut out of the will. Sometimes, however, these secrets can shake nations and economies. 

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08 May 2018

State-Level Cybersecurity is Hard to Fix

Let’s set the scene.

Back in 2015, an audit of the various departments making up the government of California showed that out of 77 agencies, 73 had failed to maintain compliance with reasonable security standards.

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03 May 2018

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