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Cloud infrastructure presents new risks, new systems, and less control for security teams that are already overwhelmed by security alerts, manual processes and siloed security tools that complicate decision-making and the hand-off of remediation to IT counterparts. To help solve this challenge, ServiceNow, the digital workflow company that creates great experiences and unlocks productivity, has extended its security operations portfolio with the release today of two integrations with AWS Security Hub. ServiceNow is aligned with AWS’s strategy...

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Anthony Perridge

By Anthony Perridge, VP International, ThreatQuotient In 2017, the value per Bitcoin reached over €20,000 (£17,324) - a climax in the hype surrounding the cryptocurrency. However, confidence has been lacking for the price to remain stable. To date, online currencies are more speculation than real means of payment as concerns around security are being raised. An establishment is only possible if users believe in the value’s sustainability, and this applies to every means of payment....

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Key Takeaways: A new UDP reflection/amplification DDoS vector is observed in the wild. The surprising nature of the abusable reflectors/amplifiers. Recommended DDoS Defense and Best Current Practices (BCPs) for ARMS. Anatomy of a New DDoS Vector One of the ground truths of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) defense is that literally any kind of packet can be utilized to launch an attack against a host, service, application, or network. And when attackers initially identify a service or...

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BlackBerry’s QNX Software Now Embedded In More Than 150 Million Vehicles.

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced that its QNX software is now embedded in more than 150 million cars on the road today. This is an increase of 30 million cars since the company reported its automotive footprint in 2018. BlackBerry, a leader in automotive cybersecurity, has the highest level of automotive certification for functional safety with ISO 26262 ASIL D and decades of experience in powering mission-critical embedded systems in automotive and...

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Adrian Taylor

DDoS attacks can be catastrophic, but the right knowledge and tactics can drastically improve your chances of successfully mitigating attacks. In this article, we’ll explore the five ways, listed below, that automation can significantly improve response times during a DDoS attack, while assessing the means to block such attacks. Response time is critical for every enterprise because, in our hyper-connected world, DDoS attacks cause downtime, and downtime means money lost. The longer your systems are...

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The size of the online gambling industry is expected to approach $75 billion by 2024, driven largely by technological advancements and favourable regulatory shifts. This projected growth presents ample opportunity to companies operating in the industry, but it comes with the drawback of attracting unwanted cybercriminal interest. The online gambling industry has often been a pioneer in developing anti-fraud and device-fingerprinting technology to prevent the abuse of its platforms. But as cybercriminals continue to refine...

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Okta Research Shows Workers Are Ready To Go Passwordless This Year.

Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today debuted The Passwordless Future Report, which demonstrates how passwords negatively impact the security of organisations and mental health of employees. The research, which surveyed 4,000+ workers across the UK, France and the Netherlands, also found that there is a readiness for passwordless security methods such as biometrics, with 70% workers believing biometrics would benefit the workplace. Dr. Maria Bada, Research Associate, Cambridge...

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Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards

Eskenzi PR, the driving force behind Security Serious, has today announced the fourth annual Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards are open for nominations. The awards are a chance to celebrate the people, not products, on the front lines of battling cyber threats – whether that be in the classroom, in law enforcement or within corporate organisations. The aim of the Unsung Heroes Awards is to help reduce the cybersecurity skills gaps by highlighting the industry...

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89% Of UK Organisational Cybersecurity Risks Are Internal.

The biggest risk to a British company’s cybersecurity is not, as often believed, external hackers and overseas-based virus attacks, but an organisation’s own employees. Whether unknowingly or intentional, the actions of those within an organisation have been shown to be the biggest threat to the digital security of a company, according to new research by technology and telecommunications company Telstra One of the key findings from the Telstra Cyber Security Report 2019, the study found...

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NETSCOUT Partners With UMASS To Protect University From Cyber Attacks.

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of service assurance, security, and business analytics, announced today that it is partnering with the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) to protect the university’s network from cyber attacks. NETSCOUT is donating NETSCOUT Arbor Edge Defense (AED) software and hardware to the university’s IT department. Using highly-scalable stateless packet processing technology, NETSCOUT AED acts as a network perimeter enforcement point, where it detects and blocks inbound cyber...

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