Cisco issues firewall, SD-WAN security warnings

Network World

Amongst Cisco’s dump of 27 security advisories today only one was rated as critical – a vulnerability in its Firepower firewall system that could let an attacker bypass authentication and execute arbitrary actions with administrative privileges on a particular device. out of 10 – comes from improper handling of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) authentication responses from an external authentication server.

Using Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

It also provides a handy browser plugin to fill in credentials for me, once I’ve authenticated to the plugin. Multi-factor authentication (MFA). Now, on to our second point for today: multi-factor authentication (MFA). If you’re not familiar with MFA, it’s the idea that besides entering your password, you need to provide another factor of authentication, such as a fingerprint or a unique code.

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The Myths of Multifactor Authentication

CTOvision

Read François Amigorena bust certain myths surrounding multifactor authentication on Dark Reading : Compromised credentials are a huge threat to companies today. The attacker is actually using valid (that is, stolen but valid) credentials, so why would your antivirus, firewall, and other technologies you might have in place flag anything unusual?

CIOs Want To Know: How Secure Is Your Mobile Phone?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Should mobile phone users be concerned about relying on their mobile phones for text messaging based two-factor authentication? What this means on a daily basis is that you are probably installing firewalls and creating white lists for who can access what applications and servers.

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CIOs Need To Know Why Antivirus Software Can Create False Security

The Accidental Successful CIO

This is part of the reason that Microsoft went so far as to incorporate a security firewall into the Windows 10 operating system. The best ways to make antivirus solutions more effective is to either combine them with additional security methods such as two-factor authentication or simply by adding additional antivirus solutions. Security antivirus artificial intelligence attach bad guys corporate network defense protection security two factor authentication virus

5 Critical Regulations for Cyber Security Compliance

Doctor Chaos

It mandates that businesses have firewalls, encryption and safeguards in place to protect confidential financial information during transactions of any sort. They must also create an environment that prompts auditing, training, access control, incident response and authentication.

Tempered Networks simplifies secure network connectivity and microsegmentation

Network World

There’s nothing in the protocol for security, mobility, or trusted authentication. To connect to things on a network or over the internet, you need VPNs, firewalls, routers, cell modems, etc. The TCP/IP protocol is the foundation of the internet and pretty much every single network out there. The protocol was designed 45 years ago and was originally only created for connectivity.

Security Vulnerabilities Generated by COVID-19 and How to Address Them

Doctor Chaos

Hackers are bypassing advanced security, including multi-factor authentication, by leveraging unsecured devices with shared access. Advanced security solutions must be implemented, including firewalls and AI-based monitoring, with real-time authentication and reactions.

Step-by-Step: Revoking and Reinstating Client VPN Certificates for Azure Point-to-Site VPNs

IT Pros Rock!

Azure Point-to-Site VPN connectivity uses SSTP as a firewall-friendly tunneling protocol and certificates for mutual authentication of each client connection. Azure Point-to-Site VPNs use certificates for user authentication and authorization, so we can simply revoke a user's certificate to disable their Point-to-Site VPN access. Microsoft Azure provides Point-to-Site VPN (aka.

How To Fix iPhone Cannot Connect To iTunes Store

TechnoBezz

Check your firewall. Check the firewall settings on your Mac and make sure that it doesn’t block the iTunes Store connection. Open Firewall Options. Configure the firewall and make sure it allows your Mac to connect to iTunes Store. PC firewall settings.

How Small Businesses Can Protect Their Data

Galido

Passwords & Authentication. Additionally, you can add another layer of protection with two-factor authentication. Firewalls. Similarly, a firewall is another effective layer of protection which all small business owners should use. A firewall controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on a set of rules which, essentially, creates a barrier between an untrusted external network and the trusted internal network.

Four of the Biggest Financial Data Breaches of 2019

Galido

What caused the security failure is not yet known, but the exposed documents were viewable to anyone without the need for authentication. The hacker was able to breach Capital One’s servers through a misconfigured web application firewall.

Pandemic Planning - CIO Style

CIO Musings

Can your firewall/IDS/IPS support more bandwidth? On-boarding If you have processes for on-boarding employees for VPN access, multi-factor authentication, loaner laptops, web site changes, MIFIs, etc. Technology leadership is never easy.

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The Small Business Guide to Information Security

Galido

One of the best and first things that you should do to ensure information security in your business is to install a firewall. A firewall acts as the first line of defense and will alert you of intrusions. This means providing them with a robust firewall as well.

SMBs continue to be a target of cybercriminals

Network World

They have a firewall, antivirus, maybe they even use two-factor authentication. Because they don’t see themselves as targets, small-to-midsize businesses (SMB) have for a long time believed that their security programs are good enough. The mistake is believing that this is enough because they have nothing of value to an attacker. While they may have a smaller attack surface, they are no less vulnerable than a major enterprise.

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How to Protect New Remote Workers Against Cybercrime

SecureWorld News

Within an office environment, workers have a number of protections, such as the company firewall and regularly updated infrastructure. It is important that your VPN should use multi-factor authentication (MFA) rather than just usernames and passwords.

Home Depot Data Breach Settlement: 5 Things It Must Do Now

SecureWorld News

The Home Depot recently reached a multi-state agreement which settles an investigation into a 2014 data breach. The data breach compromised payment card information of roughly 40 million customers. The company will pay a total of $17.5 million to 46 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Configure a Failover Cluster with Pacemaker

Linux Academy

Run firewall-cmd commands on both nodes, and allow traffic for Pacemaker (TCP ports 2224, 3121, 21064, and UDP port 5405): sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=high-availability. sudo firewall-cmd --reload. This user will be used to authenticate to the other cluster nodes and to perform actions on the cluster: sudo passwd hacluster. On node1 , authenticate as the hacluster user: sudo pcs cluster auth NODE1 NODE2. sudo firewall-cmd --reload.

Mobile Security should be your top concern

Doctor Chaos

Firewall and Intrusion Prevention Systems were put in place. Attackers are no longer trying to find vulnerabilities within firewalls or other security devices because, for the most part, they do not exist or are incredibly time-consuming to take advantage of.

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Advisory: Malicious North Korean Cyber Activity

SecureWorld News

If these services are required, use strong passwords or Active Directory authentication. Enable a personal firewall on agency workstations, configured to deny unsolicited connection requests.

Government Agencies Discover New Chinese Malware Strain

SecureWorld News

If these services are required, use strong passwords or Active Directory authentication. Enable a personal firewall on agency workstations, configured to deny unsolicited connection requests.

Alert: Malicious Cyber Actor Spoofs COVID-19 Relief

SecureWorld News

If these services are required, use strong passwords or Active Directory authentication. Enable a personal firewall on agency workstations that is configured to deny unsolicited connection requests. Are we starting to sound like a broken record? Because we're starting to feel like one.

Technology News and Hot Topics

CTOvision

Palo Alto unveils latest release of virtual firewall series. Enterprise security company, Palo Alto Networks has announced the latest release of its virtual firewall series (VM-Series). We feel Cloudera has a very strong security story with our authentication, access management and encryption tools, and we couple that with a very tight system on the auditing side, for security is only as good as the auditing.

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Visa Security Alert: 12 Steps to Keep Card Skimmers Off Your Website

SecureWorld News

Set up a Web Application Firewall to block suspicious and malicious requests from reaching the website. Require strong administrative passwords (use a password manager for best results) and enable two-factor authentication.

FBI Warns of ‘More Destructive’ DDoS Attacks

SecureWorld News

If the device’s default username or password cannot be changed, ensure the device(s) providing Internet access to that device has a strong password and a second layer of security, such as multi-factor authentication or end-to-end encryption.

15 Sure-Fire Ways to Secure Your Blog In 2018

Galido

Authenticate the WP-admin folder with a password. This can be executed by authenticating the WP-admin folder with a password, thereby making it necessary for everyone who wants to access this folder, to mention the right username and password. Firewall your website. Firewall helps to keep your blog free of malware and suspicious codes. You can even prevent spam on your blog by having a firewall.

Troubleshooting TLS Certificates

Scott Lowe

I was recently working on a blog post involving the use of TLS certificates for encryption and authentication, and was running into errors. I’d checked all the “usual suspects”—AWS security groups, host-level firewall rules (via iptables ), and the application configuration itself—but still couldn’t get it to work.

Nmap security scanner gets new scripts, performance boosts

Network World

New features in Nmap 7.40 include Npcap 0.78r5, for adding driver signing updates to work with Windows 10 Anniversary Update; faster brute-force authentication cracking; and new scripts for Nmap Script Engine, the project’s maintainer Fyodor wrote on the Nmap mailing list. The Nmap Project just released the Holiday Edition of its open source cross-platform security scanner and network mapper, with several important improvements and bug fixes.

Overcoming the Equation: Security = Friction

CTOvision

We’re not done yet, though – badges for physical access, PKI, USB keys, SmartCards, soft certs, biometrics, Network Access Control, firewalls, IPS/IDS, SIEM … I could go on and on. That derived credential is transferred to a mobile device’s internal storage or microSD card, and can be used to authenticate an individual to an organization’s resources. Their two-factor authentication solution consists of a unique device ID and the big data pattern associated with it.

Research: 15 Billion Credentials in Circulation for Cybercriminals

SecureWorld News

One of the first cybersecurity solutions to fight account fraud is multi-factor authentication. Deploy an online Web Application Firewall. Some element of 2FA is always better than none but try to phase out multi-factor authentication using SMS.

Technology Short Take 136

Scott Lowe

This article by Joshua Fox outlines how and when to use each of the various types of firewalls offered by AWS. The popular open source cryptography library known as Bouncy Castle has uncovered a severe authentication bypass vulnerability. Welcome to Technology Short Take #136, the first Short Take of 2021! The content this time around seems to be a bit more security-focused, but I’ve still managed to include a few links in other areas.

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PCI Compliance and Network Segmentation

Galido

Information falling under personally identifiable information include the primary account number (PAN), cardholder name, service code, expiration date, and other sensitive card authentication data. Systems that can access the CDE should be segmented and configured with complex security protocols such as multi-factor authentication, forced password changes, biometric security, among others to reduce security threats.

Can CIOs Find A Way To Use Robots Inside Of Stores?

The Accidental Successful CIO

However, no matter how many firewalls we put in place or how effectively we implement two-factor authentication we still need to understand the weakest link in our security system: our employees.

How To Stay Safe When Gaming Online

Galido

If we are starting to play new online game, we must always verify that the server we are using has the correct encryption and authentication before starting to play. You may want to consider installing firewall. Information Technology Blog - - How To Stay Safe When Gaming Online - Information Technology Blog. Any action we take online requires being alert and taking security seriously. Whether browsing, downloading any file, sending an e-mail.

Domains of Cybersecurity : A Brief Overview | Hacking into Cybersecurity

Linux Academy

Think about all the controls we have in place on our networks today: firewalls, authentication systems, intrusion detection and prevention systems (network- and host-based), router and switch security, operating system security, data encryption — the list goes on and on. Usually referred to as IAM , this domain entails all the systems, processes, and procedures an organization uses to assign identities, handle authentication, and manage access control.

Using Secure Configurations | Standardize Your Security

Linux Academy

For network devices, we should consider using RADIUS/TACACS+ for authentication purposes, not a shared user account. Ansible can help automate the backup, and you can learn more in this month’s how-to video that covers using Ansible to back up a Cisco ASA firewall. This week, we’re discussing secure configurations, and why they matter. Our friends at the Center for Internet Security (CIS) listed “Secure Configurations” as the No.

Time To Spread The Word on Internet of Things Dangers: Read what FBI and DHS Cyber Centers Need Us All To Know

CTOvision

The UPnP describes the process when a device remotely connects and communicates on a network automatically without authentication. Any default passwords should be changed as soon as possible, and the wireless network should have a strong password and firewall.

Top Ten Ways Not To Sink the Kubernetes Ship

Linux Academy

RBAC (Role Based access Control) has become a standard for the Kubernetes Authentication-Authorization-Admission security paradigm. These policies, like any firewall, provide an invaluable means of limiting attack vectors both inside and outside the VPC. It is important to remember that just because an endpoint is behind a firewall doesn’t mean it is not a vulnerability.

Fountainhead: The End of the Laptop-Centric World?

Fountainhead

She shares these folders with her co-workers as well as client contacts within each company (and who are behind each clients firewall) as interactive project-based workspaces. In these cases, each of Margos clients provides a shared (or dedicated) desktop OS behind their firewall. All a user needs is a client device (laptop, iPad, smartphone) and a secure authentication mechanism. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead.

Guidance Software Federal Summit 6 March 2014

CTOvision

Prior to the acquisition by McAfee, Scott ran worldwide product management and corporate strategy for Secure Computing, designing and building products like Sidewinder (now McAfee Firewall Enterprise), Webwasher (now McAfee Web Gateway), and Ironmail (now McAfee Email Gateway) to address customers’ security needs. By Bob Gourley 2014 Guidance Software Federal Summit: Cybersecurity | E-Discovery | Enterprise Forensics.

How to Keep Your Information Online Private and Secure

Galido

TWO STEP AUTHENTICATION. In addition to this, take advantage of a website’s two-step authentication. Turn on your firewall. In today’s technologically advanced world, it is more important than ever to keep your information safe and secure. One of the best ways to do this is to change your passwords on all of your accounts on a regular basis.

Regulatory Compliance and Red Hat Security

Linux Academy

Finally, use the Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) to set password requirements and lock out users with too many failed logins. OpenSCAP shows that a firewall is installed and running, that the Telnet protocol is disabled, and so on. In today’s interconnected world, data security has never been more important. Virtually every industry, from healthcare to banking and everything in between, has rules for how businesses handle data.

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Steps for Performing a Cyber Security Assessment

Galido

How is the authentication process for information access? Firewall configuration. Multifactor authentication. Information Technology Blog - - Steps for Performing a Cyber Security Assessment - Information Technology Blog. In every company’s risk management strategy, it is crucial that cyber-security risk assessment performed right; otherwise, the level of vulnerability to potential threat would be significantly high.