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In a recent episode of McAfee’s SOCwise Series, guest security expert Chris Crowley revealed findings of his recent survey of security efforts within SOCs. His questions were designed to gain insight into all things SOC, including how SOCs can accomplish their full potential and how they assess their ability to keep up with security technology.   Hosts Ismael Valenzuela and Michael Leland tapped into Chris’ security operations expertise as
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The concept of “passwordless” authentication has been gaining significant industry and media attention. And for a good reason. Our digital lives are demanding an ever-increasing number of online accounts and services, with security best practices dictating that each requires a strong, unique password in order to ensure data stays safe. Who wouldn’t want an easier
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An American company with ambitions to “help build a better internet” is to open its first ever office in Canada. On April 19, security, performance, and reliability company Cloudflare announced its plans to expand northward and open an office in Toronto.  Cloudflare’s co-founder, president, and COO, Michelle Zatlyn, who is Canadian but currently resides in San Francisco, California,
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Ohio PKI-as-a-Service pioneer Keyfactor and Swedish PKI solutions provider PrimeKey have announced their intention to merge. Plans for the companies to come together under the Keyfactor brand “while committing to increased investments across all product lines” were shared on April 15.  PrimeKey was established 19 years ago by the company’s CTO, Tomas Gustavsson, who developed an interest in computer code as a
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Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay topped a $1 billion valuation late last year, becoming the first Y Combinator-backed Indian startup to reach the much sought after unicorn status. In less than six months since, the Indian startup has tripled its valuation and is preparing to launch in the Southeast Asian markets. Razorpay said on Monday it
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“It’s alive! It’s alive!” Even if you haven’t seen the 1931 film Frankenstein, you are more than likely familiar with the story of the “monster” created by Victor Frankenstein. You may associate this cry from its titular character with the image of what Victor conjured finally opening its eyes and slowly lurching off the table.
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America has issued a cybersecurity advisory that urges organizations to patch vulnerabilities it says are being exploited by Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) actors. The warning was jointly issued on April 15 by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as the US
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What is endpoint detection and response (EDR)? Endpoint detection and response (EDR) is a system to gather and analyze security threat-related information from computer workstations and other endpoints, with the goal of finding security breaches as they happen and facilitating a quick response to discovered or potential threats. The term “endpoint detection and response” only
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by Paul Ducklin Sophos cybersecurity expert Chester Wisniewski provides excellent, topical and timely commentary on the FBI’s recent use of a malware-like method to forcibly clean up hundreds of servers still infected in the Hafnium aftermath. With Paul Ducklin and Chester Wisniewski Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. LISTEN NOW Click-and-drag on the soundwaves
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The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Thursday issued an advisory warning of multiple vulnerabilities in the OpENer EtherNet/IP stack that could expose industrial systems to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, data leaks, and remote code execution. All OpENer commits and versions prior to February 10, 2021, are affected, although there are no known public
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The United States has indicted two Pakistani men on suspicion of operating an illegal online store that sold false identification documents on the dark web.  Karachi residents 34-year-old Mohsin Raza and 33-year-old Mujtaba Raza were charged in a six-count federal indictment unsealed in the District of New Jersey on April 15.  Each man is charged with conspiracy to
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Squarespace is going public, Apple shares some music payment details and Twitter bans the founder of the right-wing media organization Project Veritas. This is your Daily Crunch for April 16, 2021. The big story: Squarespace files to go public Squarespace has filed to go public via direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, under
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Cryptocurrency enthusiasts are flocking to the Wild West of Bitcoin and Monero to cash in on the recent gold rush. Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in value is making coin mining an appealing hobby or even a whole new career. Coin mining software is the main tool in a prospector’s belt.   Some coin miners, also known as cryptocurrency miners, are tempted by the dark side of the industry and resort to nefarious means to
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Authorities step in to thwart attacks leveraging the recently-disclosed Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has carried out a court-approved operation to “copy and remove” malicious web shells from hundreds of systems across the US that were compromised through the mass exploitation of zero-day flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server