Authenticity and the November 2013 Security Updates

IT Pros Rock!

Specifically, astrophysicist and geek icon Neil deGrasse Tyson has been critical about the movie''s authenticity. To deGrasse Tyson, a lack of authenticity disrupts the movie-going experience. Two advisories this month deal with authenticity by focusing on certificates and cryptography.

Cybersecurity And Professional Sports: Securing The Internet Of Sports

Forrester IT

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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. Multi-factor authentication (MFA).

The Internet Has A New Problem: Repeating Random Numbers!

CTOvision

Digital Certificates are a foundational building block of the Internet. They are used to verify the identity of e-commerce sites, the authenticity of software and encrypt data. CTO Cyber Security News china cyberattackNot surprisingly, cyberattackers try to create fake Certificates or get the Private Keys for real ones to steal data or intercept communications. No one really worried about the […].

Three Impediments to the Internet of Things

The Investing Edge

This post is the final installment of a three-part series on the Internet of Things, along with What Nest Just Did for the Internet of Things and Why the Internet of Things is also Industry 4.0. Also, existing Internet connections provide for transactions, not negotiation.

Why you need a strong authentication platform

Network World

Common challenges Image by Pexels As the security landscape is changing, so are the business challenges that organizations are facing. According to Symantec ’s annual Internet Security Threat Report , up to 80 percent of breaches could be eliminated with strong authentication.

Naturally Better Security: Leveraging the power of nature to enhance Internet security

CTOvision

Nature is now providing engineers with the missing link that can help with the most vexing challenge of our age: enabling both security and functionality in our interconnected IT systems. Adversaries, including cyber criminals, states seeking national security information, hackers seeking glory, and hacktivists pushing causes, have all come to realize the value of successful cyberattacks, and they show no sign of stopping. CTO Cyber Security NewsBob Gourley.

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

CTOvision

The FBI led Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is playing an increasingly important role in helping consumers and victims of fraud know the reality of the threats facing them from cyberspace. Many default passwords can be easily located on the Internet.

The October 2013 security updates

IT Pros Rock!

This month we release eight bulletins – four Critical and four Important - which address 25* unique CVEs in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, SharePoint,NET Framework, Office, and Silverlight.

Upgrade Your Cybersecurity in 2017: Why You Need Two-Factor Authentication

ITGCT

We’ve entered an age where security is more important than ever – particularly in the world of business. In an era where the stakes are this high, techniques like two-factor authentication are among the best chances you have of keeping your digital information away from prying eyes.

Upgrade Your Cybersecurity in 2017: Why You Need Two-Factor Authentication

ITGCT

We’ve entered an age where security is more important than ever – particularly in the world of business. In an era where the stakes are this high, techniques like two-factor authentication are among the best chances you have of keeping your digital information away from prying eyes. Two-factor authentication is gaining popularity quickly for good reasons. In addition, two-factor authentication is inexpensive and easy to use. What is Two-Factor Authentication?

3 Things You Need to Know About Two Factor Authentication

ITGCT

We’ve entered an age where security is more important than ever – particularly in the world of business. Before you begin to use two factor authentication at your own business, however, there are three key things you should know. Traditional Authentication is Outdated.

2016 Internet of Things (IoT) Predictions

CTOvision

To help IoT solution providers define their 2016 product roadmap, here are some of INSIDE Secure’s top IoT predictions for the year: IoT hype will become reality. In 2016 there will be a growing number of authentic success stories where the IoT provides real value to consumers and enterprises. As a result, data privacy threats, like Ransomware, will extend to IoT devices, which collect personal information, but lack appropriate security features. Trevor Daughney.

Life-Like Identity: Why the Internet Needs an Identity Metasystem

Phil Windley

Summary: Sovrin is an identity metasystem that provides the Internet's missing identity layer. Digital identity is broken because the Internet was built without an identity layer. The idea was made famous by a New Yorker cartoon that says, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.”.

Why Do Spammers Love The Internet Of Things?

CTOvision

The Internet of Things is the marketing term for those devices. Most aren’t the laptops, tablets, and phones we think of as using the internet: they’re appliances like routers, fridges, cameras, and a million others, each of which is equipped with storage space, an operating system, and a connection to the internet. All of which would be fine if the Internet of Things was secure, but it isn’t. Cyber Security Internet of ThingsCiara Noonan.

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.

Wireless Security | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

Wireless security is not only a huge subject, but it’s also extremely important. It was patched quickly but this raised wireless security questions about WPA2. This is a great example of being proactive in security. Six Tips for Upgrading Your Wireless Security.

Want to change the world? ‘Secure’ the Next Killer App in IoT

The Investing Edge

“What’s the next killer app in the Internet of Things?”. to iWatch: The Internet of Things” suggested several groundbreaking ideas that might be in the running. Security remains a major concern. We’ll continue to rise to the [security] challenges presented,” said Levine.

India’s Supreme Court hears challenge to biometric authentication system

Network World

Two lawsuits being heard this week before India’s Supreme Court question a requirement imposed by the government that individuals should quote a biometrics-based authentication number when filing their tax returns. Aadhaar is surveillance technology masquerading as secure authentication technology,” said Sunil Abraham, executive director of Bangalore-based research organization, the Centre for Internet and Society.

Tempered Networks simplifies secure network connectivity and microsegmentation

Network World

The TCP/IP protocol is the foundation of the internet and pretty much every single network out there. There’s nothing in the protocol for security, mobility, or trusted authentication.

Leaving Las Vegas and the August 2013 security updates

IT Pros Rock!

Two weeks ago I, along with 7,500 of my closest friends, attended the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, NV. The Internet Explorer 11 Preview bounty program has ended, but the Mitigation Bypass Bounty and BlueHat Bonus continue.

Security attacks and countermeasures

Cloud Musings

Johnson Cyber security is rapidly becoming a significant issue in the C-suite as well as the population at large. The results of Dell’s Global Technology Adoption Index(GTAI) [1] show that security is a top concern for most of the 2000 global small and medium businesses surveyed. In fact, many businesses are unprepared to address their potential security issues. Top Internet Security Software [8]. Open Security Foundation, DataLossDB , www.datalossdb.org 4.

Identity, Sovrin, and the Internet of Things

Phil Windley

Summary: Building the Internet of Things securely requires that we look to non-hierarchical models for managing trust. Sovrin provides a Web of Trust model for securing the Internet of Things that increases security and availability while giving device owners more control.

Best Online Security Tips From an I.T Point of View

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Best Online Security Tips From an I.T Whether you own a small company, a multinational corporation or a side business, online security is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Put two factor authentication into place.

Understanding the Security Risks of New Cloud Software

CTOvision

However, some concerns about cloud security risks appeared early in the industry and are still relevant today. Both providers and customers must ensure that all data transfers occur over secure channels. Carol M. Evenson.

Confidential Blog Post On Email Security

CTOvision

Unfortunately the national security issues relating to sensitive content is no laughing matter. The big news isn’t that emails are being stolen but that people thought that it was secure in the first place. Older tech workers, like myself, who remember Internet Relay Chat, X.25 Next there are other modules to route messages to either internal or Internet relays based on destination. Remember that email is a shared Internet-based service. Junaid Islam.

Fixing the Five Problems of Internet Identity

Phil Windley

Andy Tobin has a great presentation that describes five problems of Internet identity. In their place we've substituted username-password-based authentication schemes. The result is that people's identity information is replicated in multiple identity silos around the Internet.

Delivering film and TV content via the Internet

Galido

The term used for the delivery of film and TV content via the Internet is OTT, or over-the-top and does not require users to subscribe to traditional cable or satellite TV. Some of these security elements to consider include: Authentication. Internet/Streaming STB (55.4%).

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Edge security: There’s lots of attack surfaces to worry about

Network World

The problem of edge security isn’t unique – many of the issues being dealt with are the same ones that have been facing the general IT sector for decades. Yet, by applying basic information security precautions, most edge deployments can be substantially safer. How edge computing can help secure the IoT. But the edge adds its own wrinkles to those problems, making them, in many cases, more difficult to address.

Ransomware Exponentially Increasing as IoT Provides Physical Targeting Opportunities

CTOvision

Ransomware is increasingly targeting multiple industries with downtime and lost productivity as its attack surface expands beyond the virtual realm to the physical via the Internet of Things (IoT), however, organizations can posture against this threat with a comprehensive approach to risk management. CTO Cyber Security News Attack surface Internet of Things IoT ransomwareCrystal Lister.

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.

Cisco pays cool $2.3 billion for hot security company Duo

Network World

billion in cash and stock for network identity, authentication security company Duo. By verifying user and device trust, Duo will add trusted identity awareness into Cisco's Secure Internet Gateway, Cloud Access Security Broker, Enterprise Mobility Management, and several other cloud-delivered products. Cisco today laid out $2.35

Cloudera Strengthens Hadoop Security with Acquisition of Gazzang: Builds on additional community efforts to deliver end-to-end security offering

CTOvision

In the early days of production systems built around Apache Hadoop, security was only possible by limiting access to your cluster. Later, more and more security related capabilities were added, including better access control, authentication, auditing, and data provenance. Cloudera continued to focus on security and find-grain access control with capabilities like Sentry. Cloudera Strengthens Hadoop Security with Acquisition of Gazzang. By Bob Gourley.

How to make home IoT more secure: Assume the worst

Network World

The internet advisory group BITAG lays it on the line for the IoT industry in a new report: No, consumers aren’t going to update the software on their devices. “It It is safe to assume that most end users will never take action on their own to update software,” the Broadband Internet Technology Advisory Group said. Its recommendation: Build in mechanisms for automatic, secure updates. Sometimes the truth hurts but you just have to face it.

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. TWO STEP AUTHENTICATION.