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Hermiston Generating Plant, Hermisto, OR

The American Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has announced that an American critical infrastructure operation has been affected by ransomware attacks. The attack was caused by a Spearphishing technique that targeted workers of a natural gas compression facility. The ransomware encrypted the plant’s IT and OT networks causing a partial loss of view for human operators. While the attack only infected Windows devices, the impact of human-machine interfaces had a significant impact. In light...

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Synopsys Code Sight

The increasing pace of development is shifting the responsibility for application security left, all the way onto the developer’s desktop. But dealing with security issues detected in downstream builds and tests can be very disruptive. By the time defects are reported, developers have moved on to their next tasks. To remediate a problem, they have to interrupt what they are doing and go back, reopen the code, make a fix, and retest. To make matters...

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New research has revealed 83 percent of IT security professionals feel more overworked going into 2020 than they were at the beginning of 2019, according to a Tripwire survey. The research, which was in partnership with Dimensional Research, examined how organisations and security pros are coping under the strains of the skills gap. Having surveyed 342 IT security professionals it was also found that 82 percent of security pros felt that their teams were understaffed....

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something shiney and spacial

As we all know, the world of cybersecurity is an ever-evolving, fast-growing industry that can be tough to follow at times. For example, we have seen a rapid upsurge in the use of smart devices and with that, an increased risk of cyberattacks. This has not been limited to private households either. Rather, the logistics industry and private vehicles are also at risk of being hacked. Indeed, as individuals and industries increasingly move online, this...

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Fabian Libeau

Cyber defence is often focused on protecting the digital assets of an organisation, such as its networks, endpoints and databases, as well as assets exposed on the internet, such as company websites. However, what many fail to realise is that there is yet another class of assets that need to be considered – company executives. In fact, some hackers find that targeting the chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO), or chief financial officer...

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Data Protection on Red Puzzle.

Data privacy is at the center of core issues that governments are trying to solve this year. Privacy advocates have been requesting more stringent privacy laws and governments have responded. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has served as an effective blueprint for new privacy laws. This year, we are seeing new privacy laws come into effect, such as Brazil’s LGPD, the United States’s CCPA, and more. Under GDPR, there have been over...

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Onapsis

Today Onapsis, the leader in business application protection has just announced the exciting addition of Dave DeWalt to its board of directors. This announcement follows a record year, highlighted by 157% year-over-year growth in new annual recurring revenue, 257% growth in expansion revenue, and 90% gross retention rate. Onapsis’ customer base now totals 300+ global enterprises that include more than 20% of Fortune 100 companies, six of the top 10 automotive companies, five of the...

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DevOps

DevOps culture makes things happen faster. Faster delivery, faster testing, faster release. On one hand, it adds control over what is going on in the infrastructure. You can recover faster. You can redeploy your compromised app components. You can roll back to the previous build. On the other hand, fast changes mean fast decisions. Some security vulnerabilities can pass through automatic testing. Some DevOps tools may be compromised also. We experienced a security issue when...

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DeLorean - Back to the future

Tim Mackey, Principal Security Strategist for the Synopsys CyRC (Cybersecurity Research Centre): Politicians, be weary of digital assistants Cyber-attacks on 2020 candidates will become more brazen. While attacks on campaign websites have already occurred in past election cycles, targeted attacks on a candidate’s digital identity and personal devices will mount. With digital assistants operating in an “always listening” mode, an embarrassing “live mic” recording of a public figure will emerge. This recording may not be...

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security awareness

KnowBe4, the company that provides the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced a massive year-over-year sales increase with another record-breaking quarter. In the fourth quarter of 2019, KnowBe4 reached 54% growth over Q4 2018, increasing customer accounts to well over 30,000. The 27th consecutive quarter of hyper-growth has been driven by demand for KnowBe4’s new-school security awareness training, coinciding with a rapidly expanding portfolio of engaging and award-winning training content....

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