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Author Archives: Dean Alvarez

Dean is Features Editor at IT Security Guru. Aside from cyber security and all things tech, Dean's interests include wine tasting, roller blading and playing the oboe in his Christian rock band, Noughts & Crosses.

You can reach Dean via email - dean@itsecurityguru.org

Ensono Announces Partnership with Alert Logic for Threat Detection and Response on AWS

Ensono™, a leading hybrid IT services provider, partnered with Alert Logic, a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, to deliver continuous monitoring, threat detection and response for Ensono’s managed Amazon Web Services (AWS) clients. Ensono will leverage Alert Logic’s managed security service offering built on Alert Logic Cloud Defender suite to deliver increased security and compliance protection for clients’ data, workloads ... Read More »

Olympic Destroyer is back, targeting chemical, biological and nuclear threat protection entities in Europe

Kaspersky Lab researchers tracking the Olympic Destroyer threat that famously struck the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang with a destructive network worm have discovered that the hacking group behind it is still active. It appears to be targeting Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Russia, with a focus on organisations involved in protection against chemical and ... Read More »

CISO Chat – Allan Alford, CISO at Forcepoint

Allan Alford, CISO,
Forcepoint

Ever wondered what the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) encompasses? To put it simply, they are the guardians and protectors of everything information security related to a business. However, the tasks are far from simple as their teams work around the clock to respond to incidences that directly affect the safety of the company and its data. ... Read More »

Apple fixed firmware vulnerability found by Positive Technologies

The vulnerability allowed exploiting a critical flaw in Intel Management Engine and still can be present in equipment of vendors that use Intel processors Apple released an update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, which fixes the firmware vulnerability CVE-2018-4251 found by Positive Technologies experts Maxim Goryachy and Mark Ermolov. For more details, see Apple Support. Maxim Goryachy notes: “The vulnerability ... Read More »

Only 26% of researched security vulnerabilities are resolved

New analysis from NCC Group has revealed that only 26% of vulnerabilities discovered over the last nine years by its research team are likely to have been fixed. For the first time, the global cyber security and risk mitigation expert analysed nine years of vulnerabilities discovered by its researchers. Of these, just 289 were classed as “closed”, meaning they were ... Read More »

Router malware ‘more capable of damage’ than realized. The fix is also more complicated

For absolutely every place with WiFi, there is a WiFi router transmitting its signal. It’s likely you have one in your home. These routers are where hackers are now attacking, installing malware that can allow crooks to see what you’re doing on the internet and maybe capturing your passwords. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Kutv Read More »

DDoS attack aimed at Mexican opposition presidential candidate website during debate

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the website opposing a Mexican presidential candidate Tuesday during a debate, renewed fears that elections around the globe are vulnerable. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine UK   Read More »

US warns of North Korea cyber campaign, days after historic summit

The US Department of Homeland Security said that it has identified malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government, according to a new report released on Thursday, just days after the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: CNN Read More »

Smartphone phishing campaign via WhatsApp offers sport shoes as “prize”

Since early 2018, some of your WhatsApp contacts may have sent you a very interesting offer for sport shoes: “Adidas is offering 2,500 pairs of shoes to celebrate its 69th anniversary” The message is followed by a link from which to obtain the promised item. Looking closer at the link in the message, there’s no dot above the short vertical ... Read More »

Alert Logic Adds C-suite Executives to Meet Growing Customer Demand for Security Solutions and Proactive Analyst Services

Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, announced new executives have joined the company’s leadership team to accelerate adoption of the company’s security platform and analyst services that protect organisations at a lower cost with less effort and faster time to value. Sydna Kelley joins as Senior Vice President of Customer Success & Technology Operations, Matt Selheimer as Chief ... Read More »