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

I am a huge fan of password managers because they make my life more secure and easier. They were stored securely online, and we could access them from anywhere. I can access any password from my phone or computer via a secure connection. 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).

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

The Accidental Successful CIO

What should you be doing as CIO to keep your people and your company secure? Should mobile phone users be concerned about relying on their mobile phones for text messaging based two-factor authentication? More security means more friction.

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Fortinet tightens integration of enterprise security, networking controls

Network World

Fortinet has made available a new release of its core FortiOS software that includes features the vendor says will help enterprises more tightly meld security and networking controls.

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Using Secure Configurations | Standardize Your Security

Linux Academy

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. 5 most important security control on this year’s Top 20 hit list. Of course, I need to securely configure my devices. However, that’s only the tip of the security control iceberg. Standardizing Secure Device Configurations.

CIOs Need To Know Why Antivirus Software Can Create False Security

The Accidental Successful CIO

All this leads to CIOs who are going through each day with a false sense of security. companies that have at least 500 employees rely on some form of security products in order to protect their networks. This is part of the reason that Microsoft went so far as to incorporate a security firewall into the Windows 10 operating system. Securing the company’s data is one of the primary jobs of the person with the CIO job.

Overcoming the Equation: Security = Friction

CTOvision

Why does security have to be so onerous? Is this password secure enough: Mxyzptlk? Now that’s secure – good luck remembering it! We’ve migrated to a userid-password society; as we’ve added layers of security, we password-protect each layer: PC (and now device), network, enclave, application, database, and storage (encryption). As you try to simplify the user experience and reduce friction, the cost for security goes up. Can we overcome the friction of security?

IoT Security: Designing for a Zero Trust World

SecureWorld News

Securing your IoT environment. But what about securing this technology and the data flow coming from an army of Internet of Things environments? Mitigating the risks of IoT security threats. Secure encryption key. More: securing the IoT lifecycle.

8 questions to ask vendors about Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

Network World

The increased deployment of core business applications in the cloud and the shift to remote work brought on by the pandemic have obliterated any notion of the traditional “corporate moat” style of security.

15 Sure-Fire Ways to Secure Your Blog In 2018

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 15 Sure-Fire Ways to Secure Your Blog In 2018 - Information Technology Blog. While many of the writers out there would be worried about plagiarism of their blog content, security breach of personal information and business details is also a serious problem to be considered. Here are top measures you should take to secure your blog in 2018. Have secure login credentials. Add security plugins. Firewall your website. Securit

Tempered Networks simplifies secure network connectivity and microsegmentation

Network World

There’s nothing in the protocol for security, mobility, or trusted authentication. This dual functionality of the address lacks the basic mechanisms for security and mobility of devices on a network. To connect to things on a network or over the internet, you need VPNs, firewalls, routers, cell modems, etc. The nightmare grows exponentially when you factor in internet of things (IoT) device connectivity and security.

Steps for Performing a Cyber Security Assessment

Galido

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. A chief information security officer for reviewing network architecture. How is the authentication process for information access? Firewall configuration.

Regulatory Compliance and Red Hat Security

Linux Academy

In today’s interconnected world, data security has never been more important. By training your IT staff to keep your systems secure, you can prevent harmful or costly data breaches. There are two major data standards that organizations must be aware of when designing a security solution: the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Security policies.

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We Need A National Cybersecurity Strategy That Everyone Can Implement

CTOvision

In a few months we’ll have a new Administration in Washington and a chance to update our national security policies. Click on any cybersecurity initiative you desire and you’ll find comprehensive strategies developed by smart security experts. For those organizations have a higher threat profile, a cybersecurity strategy should also offer a clear path to step-up their security posture when called for. Or if stronger authentication would have lessened the DDoS attack on Dyn?

Security requires long haul planning

Cloud Musings

It also complicates many aspects of data security for any enterprises doing business across the Atlantic Ocean. This recent ruling highlights the value of having a strong security partner shepherding your enterprise through these types of perturbations. I work in the product marketing group within Dell Security. Kevin: Identity and Access Management is a very important aspect of cloud security. This, for instance, may mean using a one-time authentication token.

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How to Keep Your Information Online Private and Secure

Galido

In today’s technologically advanced world, it is more important than ever to keep your information safe and secure. Follow these easy tips to secure all of your accounts and keep would-be information thieves at bay. SECURE PASSWORD. Create a strong and unique password that no one could guess to help secure each website. TWO STEP AUTHENTICATION. In addition to this, take advantage of a website’s two-step authentication. Turn on your firewall.

How to Protect Your WooCommerce Site from Hackers and Secure Your Customer Data?

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How to Protect Your WooCommerce Site from Hackers and Secure Your Customer Data? How Can I Secure My WooCommerce Store? With a shocking number of hacking incidences taking place in the world every day, security has become the top priority for any website. In this article, we’ll discuss several ways to secure your WooCommerce store. Tips To Protect Your WooCommerce Website Check Your Webhost’s Security Measures.

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

SecureWorld News

Visa's security alert on the Baka card skimming malware also offers 12 best practices for protecting your organization's website from becoming a card skimming victim. Hire a trusted professional or service provider with a reputation of security to secure the eCommerce environment.

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. Security

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. Security

Nmap security scanner gets new scripts, performance boosts

Network World

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. 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.

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

CTOvision

Please do your part in securing your slice of cyberspace and help your extended family and friends do so as well. All of us should also consider doing what we can to force vendors to provide technologies that are more secure by default. Doing that will take concerted, coordinated action and that is not going to materialize right away, so till it does, defend what you can and don't buy IT you don't understand well enough to secure.

'Crack' Software Leads to Ryuk Ransomware Attack

SecureWorld News

However, the file was in fact pure malware and the installation attempt immediately triggered a security alert from Windows Defender.". It serves as a powerful reminder of how important it is to get the security basics right.”.

A COE for Zero Trust

SecureWorld News

For IT professionals and facility administrators, it is a term that governs the common features, technology, consumables, and security present in an office environment. Organizations must adapt their security controls to home networks and even public WiFi.

Domains of Cybersecurity : A Brief Overview | Hacking into Cybersecurity

Linux Academy

Something we see happen in most organizations is that the domains are split into different departments under the security umbrella. Think of all the security measures they put in place. 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.

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Guidance Software Federal Summit 6 March 2014

CTOvision

As an information security trailblazer, Mr. Bigman participated in developing security measures for Government computers well before commercial industry found the Internet. With twenty-five years of experience, Mr. Bigman worked in every area of information and data security, the last fifteen years as the Agency’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Whitenoise Laboratories, Secure Exchange Technology Innovations. Cyber Security

Pandemic Planning - CIO Style

CIO Musings

Don't throw your security policies out the window, you need them now more than ever! Make sure people who are new to working remotely know the basics of how to stay secure and how to treat confidential information. Can your firewall/IDS/IPS support more bandwidth?

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How To Stay Safe When Gaming Online

Galido

Any action we take online requires being alert and taking security seriously. Play online on a secure server. 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. Using websites like this site dedicated to finding the best game hosting is a great way to make sure you are playing on a secure server to protect yourself. Install and update security software.

Top Ten Ways Not To Sink the Kubernetes Ship

Linux Academy

To ensure ongoing security site reliability engineers must work hand-in-hand with the CISO’s (Chief Information Security Officer) office to implement Kubernetes security. It is important to use security tooling such as OpenSCAP, the open source version of the Security Content Automation Protocol, to harden virtual machine images prior to their deployment in virtual private clouds. Implement Pod Security Policy. Linux Academy kubernetes security

FBI Warns of ‘More Destructive’ DDoS Attacks

SecureWorld News

In February 2020, UK security researchers discovered a vulnerability in free, open source, automation servers that would allow cybercriminals to amplify a Distributed Denial of Service attack by 100. Configure network firewalls to block unauthorized IP addresses and disable port forwarding.

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

SecureWorld News

It has also agreed to strengthen its information security program through a series of steps, which must be done within 180 days of the agreement. Instead of building a secure system, The Home Depot failed to protect consumers and put their data at risk.

Top 10 Commonly Exploited Initial Attack Vectors

SecureWorld News

The advisory notes that malicious threat actors often exploit poor security configurations, weak controls, and other faulty cyber hygiene practices in order to gain initial access to a victim's system. Multifactor authentication (MFA) is not enforced.

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Preventing Data Breaches: Best Practices

Galido

According to Ottawa IT support experts from Firewall Technical , data breaches can very well be prevented if adequate cybersecurity strategies and best practices are only observed. There are a lot of ways that can be done to secure and protect vital data. One of the best ways of securing your data is by working with cybersecurity specialists or a network security firm. To minimize the risk of network security breach, keep all vital information encrypted.

How Can CIOs Teach Their Employees About Cybersecurity?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs know that training employees is the key to keeping their network secure Image Credit: Merrill College of Journalism Press Releases. I think that we can all agree that keeping the company’s network secure is one of the person with the CIO position’s most important tasks because of the importance of information technology. What this means for a CIO is that we are responsible for training our staff to not make silly security mistakes.

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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.

Top Three Reasons Businesses and People Should Consider Using a VPN

Galido

It is also a method of adding security and privacy to private and public networks. Security. In today’s interconnected world, security is one thing that’s of major concern. Sadly, standard security solutions like firewalls and antiviruses aren’t sufficient enough to protect you. A VPN is essential for a security point-of-view since authentication is, often, not enough when looking to protect vital and highly sensitive information. Security

Smart tips to protect your youtube and other accounts from hackers

Galido

At this point security countermeasure becomes vital. If you understand Youtube demands, security is always a point of consideration, the main aim of this article is not to introduce some security and privacy tips, as the title shows that we are going to talk about some of the ways through which you can protect your YouTube account. To make it hard for the hackers to break your security, it’s a good practice to change your passwords frequently. Security

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). Cloudera CTO on Big Data analytics and security risks. 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.

SMBs continue to be a target of cybercriminals

Network World

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. They have a firewall, antivirus, maybe they even use two-factor authentication. Not only are small businesses growing as the favored targets for ransomware attacks, they are also the most impacted, with 60 percent shutting down within six months of a breach, according to the US National Cyber Security Alliance.

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Advisory: Malicious North Korean Cyber Activity

SecureWorld News

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) just detected a new cyber threat from North Korea. If these services are required, use strong passwords or Active Directory authentication.

CIOs Want To Know: Is Tape Making A Comeback?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Securing the company’s data is one of the primary jobs of the person with the CIO job. When data is stored on magnetic tapes, it can be encrypted in order to ensure the security of the data. However, CIOs need to realize that good security is more often than not inconvenient. Magnetic tape may not be a company’s primary backup method, but it can act as a supplement to their traditional backups and provide an extra layer of data security.

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.

The Hacker Mind: Follow The Rabbit

ForAllSecure

In this episode I’ll talk with two security researchers who simply followed the rabbit. Vamosi: Cloud security is relatively new and as such it probably hasn’t gotten as much attention as it deserves. It was a pretty serious vulnerability; a 9 out of 10 in security.