Monthly Archives: November 2017

How IBM’s Quad9 service protects users from accessing malicious websites

The company says the new DNS service will block visits to harmful sites while protecting users' privacy. https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/video-ibms-new-dns-was-designed-with-privacy-as-the-top-priority/ IBM recently partnered with Packet Clearing House (PCH) and the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) to create Quad9, a DNS service that protects a user's privacy. TechRepublic's Dan Patterson met with IBM X-Force Red's Paul Griswold to discuss [...]

By |2017-11-29T18:10:51+00:00November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AWS to increase enterprise security with private endpoint option

The new AWS PrivateLink feature lets SaaS developers build private endpoints to access the service. https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/video-how-to-overcome-employee-resistance-to-new-cybersecurity-policies/ Amazon Web Services (AWS) will let Software as a Service (SaaS) application developers offer private endpoints, the company announced at re:Invent Tuesday. Through AWS PrivateLink, users will be able to access third-party SaaS applications without sharing their Virtual Private Cloud [...]

By |2017-11-29T18:03:58+00:00November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Firefox Breach Alerts will warn users if they visit a hacked site

A new prototype extension for Firefox will alert an internet user if the website they land on has been breached. https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/how-to-force-firefox-to-forget-your-browser-history/ A new prototype extension for Mozilla Firefox aims to alert users if their personal data has been leaked in a data breach, according to a GitHub repository. The feature, called Breach Alerts, will use the [...]

By |2017-11-27T16:04:23+00:00November 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Android users: Google is collecting your location data even if location services are off

As long as you're accessing the internet on an Android device, Google can figure out where you are, a new Quartz investigation found. https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/video-everything-business-needs-to-know-about-android-8-oreo/ Android phones are collecting users' location information, even when location services are disabled, according to an investigation by Quartz. Android devices can gather location data and send it to Google even when [...]

By |2017-11-21T22:07:32+00:00November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The future of cyberwar: ​Weaponised ransomware, IoT attacks and a new arms race

Now that cyberwarfare is out of the shadows, here's a taste of what is coming next. https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/video-hackers-are-stealing-data-from-critical-infrastructure/ After at least a dozen years in the shadows, cyberwarfare is gradually emerging into daylight. While cyber weapons were mostly developed and used by intelligence agencies as part of secret missions, they are now becoming an acknowledged military option during [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:14+00:00November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cybersecurity predictions for 2018: it’s going to be “a lot more of the same”

Forcepoint's Richard Ford predicts the types of cyberattacks that might plague businesses in the upcoming year. https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/video-four-big-cybersecurity-predictions-for-2018/ When it comes to defending cyberattacks, "this has been a tough year, and 2018 is going to be a tougher year," according to Richard Ford, chief scientist at Forcepoint. TechRepublic's Dan Patterson met with Ford to discuss what [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:14+00:00November 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t click that! How to spot an invoice impersonation attack that pretends to be from a coworker

Invoice impersonation attacks are on the rise, attempting to download malware that steals victims' credentials. https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/video-how-protect-your-employees-from-phishing-and-pretexting-attacks/ Finance workers are seeing a wave of phishing attacks that send victims a link to a fake invoice that appears to come from a trusted party, according to a new threat spotlight report from security firm Barracuda Networks. These emails don't [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:14+00:00November 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Report: 77% of companies say IoT has created ‘significant’ security gaps

The majority of companies cannot identify all of the Internet of Things devices connected to their network, according to a new ForeScout report. https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/strategies-for-improving-data-security-for-iot-devices/ While the Internet of Things (IoT) has allowed businesses to become more connected, it has also opened up a host of security concerns and anxieties for IT and business leaders, according [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:14+00:00November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 ways to build your company’s defense against a data breach before it happens

Data breaches can be chaotic and stressful episodes. Learn the most effective actions you can take to help plan for these turbulent events. https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/video-interview-how-to-make-your-company-resilient-to-cyber-threats/ Suffering a data breach can be catastrophic for a company — and the people who work there. The realization that security controls have failed and the focus will now be on [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:14+00:00November 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why UN cybercrime chief calls attacks an economic issue

Companies don't just lose valuable information after experiencing a cyberattack, they lose the public's trust as well. "This impacts people's lives," says the UN's Neil Walsh. https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/video-how-institutional-cyber-attacks-undermine-trust/ There isn't a day that goes by where we don't see a company or government losing an enormous amount of data, according to Neil Walsh, Chief of the [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:14+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments