SolarWinds Officials Throw Intern Under the Bus for ‘solarwinds123’ Password Fail

GizModo VR

It’s a tale of Russian hackers—and potentially Chinese hackers—alleged email spying, and a gaping hole of security vulnerabilities that seems to get worse as more details come to light. The SolarWinds drama just won’t stop.

Enterprise Password Manager Passwordstate Hacked, Exposing Users’ Passwords for 28 Hours

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The SolarWinds Hack Just Keeps Getting More Wild

GizModo VR

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Connected Devices, Remote Security: Data Encryption and Security in the Cloud

CTOvision

Security” used to mean worrying about HTTPS certificates on your websites. Then the “bring your own device” (BYOD) phenomenon caused system administrators to worry about things like […]. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security NewsThe notion of a “device” was a browser and all you really had to do was to guarantee that traffic between it and your web servers was encrypted.

Security for Big Data Designs: Examining best practices with security architect Eddie Garcia

CTOvision

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 CTOvision publisher and Cognitio Corp co-founder Bob Gourley hosted an event for federal big data professionals. The breakfast event focused on security for big data designs and featured the highly regarded security architect Eddie Garcia. Eddie Garcia is chief security architect at Cloudera , a leader in enterprise analytic data management. This shift ties in well with Cloudera’s enterprise data hub, built on Hadoop.

3 Questions That Every CIO Should Be Asking About Clouds (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Buying more servers would require more IT staff to act as systems administrators – no servers means no hiring of additional administrators. ” One key issue has to do with your company’s most precious asset – its corporate data. When you move this data to a cloud, you are asking another company to take care of it. Post tags: backup , capital expenditure , cost savings , data , performance , security , servers , systems administrators , Virtualization.

5 must-have security tools

Network World

To protect the data that pertains to its citizens and operations, Montgomery County added DatAdvantage from Varonis to its arsenal of security wares. The data security platform is designed to show organizations where sensitive data exists, who is accessing it, and how to keep it safe. This system captures activity from Active Directory and Windows system logs, tracking everything from user sign-on to file manipulation.

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Things To Understand To Prevent Data Loss

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Things To Understand To Prevent Data Loss - Information Technology Blog. Customer data is the lifeblood of any business entity; they are driven towards the increasing obligation of securing it as they possibly can. In the wake of implementation of customer data protection legislation such as GDPR, data loss prevention techniques, policies and rules are setup in an organization to comply with what the law demands. Security

Should Data Centers Think?

Cloud Musings

As cloud computing becomes the information technology mainstream, data center technology is accelerating at a breakneck speed. Concepts like software define infrastructure, data center analytics and Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVMe) over Fabrics are changing the very nature of data center management. As cloud infrastructure management is moving towards these new management paradigms, those at the leading edge are exploring how to make data center’s think for themselves.

Chances to Speak at O’Reilly Media’s Upcoming Conferences

CTOvision

Strata Data Conference in New York 2017 . Strata Data Conference returns to New York September 25-28, 2017. They're looking for speakers to share compelling data case studies, proven best practices, effective new analytic approaches, and exceptional skills with a talented and technical audience. Strata Data Conference is the leading event for data scientists, analysts, and executives to get up to speed on emerging techniques and technologies. Bob Gourley.

Why Should You Manage All the Endpoints in Your Business?

Galido

“Endpoints” is a broader term used in network security. Endpoint protection refers to endpoint security, which focuses on protecting computer networks that are bridged to corporate networks. Endpoints are connected to the weakest link in enterprise data protection.

DataStax Raises $45 million for Big Databases » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

Big Data. DataStax raises $45 million to expand its product development and channel growth, Cloudera adds an Apache security module for Hadoop, and Univa and MapR partner on enterprise-grade workload management for Hadoop. The evolution of enterprise applications and rise of big data has eclipsed traditional database capabilities and provides an opening for a significant new market entrant,” said Andy Vitus, partner, Scale Venture Partners. Modular Data Centers.

Will Autonomous Security Kill CVEs?

ForAllSecure

of them – are labeled as a security vulnerability. of all vulnerabilities were found by fuzzing (3,849 security vulnerabilities found by fuzzing divided by 17,161, the total number of security-critical vulnerabilities found). Many are security-critical.

Step-By-Step: Enabling Advanced Security Audit Policy via DS Access

CanITPro

Active directory, from a security perspective, is one of the more impactful services within an organization. Preventing any unauthorized access and unplanned changes in an AD environment should be top of mind for any system administrator. As you know the computer security threats are changing every day, sometime the default event logs may not help to answer above questions. Advanced Security Audit Policy is need to enable via GPO.

Recorded Future Provides Awareness Into Issue of Government Credentials On The Open Web

CTOvision

They are regularly used to hold and share small working documents by programmers/developers/systems administrators as well as academics and students. Immediately the visualizations of Recorded Future provided not just results on opm.gov domains but context around related data in the records. It also provides a link to the data that was in the paste. Analysis CTO Cyber Security

Insider Threat: A perspective on how to address the increasing risk

CTOvision

Cyber security is one of the highest priority topics for organizations today. However, in June of 2013, a systems administrator at the National Security Agency (NSA) reminded us of the threat that already exists within an organization, behind the protection of its sophisticated, complex perimeter security. Policies: In many cases an organization's security policies and procedures can be improved to help mitigate insider risks.

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Will Autonomous Security Kill CVEs?

ForAllSecure

of them – are labeled as a security vulnerability. of all vulnerabilities were found by fuzzing (3,849 security vulnerabilities found by fuzzing divided by 17,161, the total number of security-critical vulnerabilities found). So far, OSS-Fuzz has found over 16,000 defects, with 3,345 of them labeled as security related (20%!). Many of the security-critical bugs are never reported or given a CVE number. Many are security-critical.

WILL AUTONOMOUS SECURITY KILL CVES?

ForAllSecure

of them – are labeled as a security vulnerability. of all vulnerabilities were found by fuzzing (3,849 security vulnerabilities found by fuzzing divided by 17,161, the total number of security-critical vulnerabilities found). So far, OSS-Fuzz has found over 16,000 defects, with 3,345 of them labeled as security related (20%!). Many of the security-critical bugs are never reported or given a CVE number. Many are security-critical.

Cisco Acquires Sourcefire For $2.7 Billion » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

The acquisition is expected to close later this year and will boost Cisco’s security portfolio and strategy. “The notion of the ‘perimeter’ no longer exists and today’s sophisticated threats are able to circumvent traditional, disparate security products. Organizations require continuous and pervasive advanced threat protection that addresses each phase of the attack continuum,” said Christopher Young, senior vice president, Cisco Security Group.

IBM Acquires CSL to Advance the Cloud on System z » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

IBM Acquires CSL to Advance the Cloud on System z. IBM Acquires CSL to Advance the Cloud on System z. IBM boosts its System z portfolio by acquiring CSL International, Actian leverages previous acquisitions to launch new cloud and big data platforms and EastWest Bank selects HP to build a private cloud for updating its infrastructure. As a strategic investment to further its System z portfolio, IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire CSL International.

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CTOvision Named One Of The Top 50 Must-Read IT Blogs In The US

CTOvision

Others are focused on specific technology topics, such as networking or security. Some of the blogs on our list are perfect for system administrators while others will appeal to IT managers, such as CIOs and chief technology officers. CTO Cyber Security News Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence Internet of ThingsWe are very proud to announce that CTOvision has just been named to BizTech Magazine 's list of the 50 Must-Read IT Blogs.

Customer Wins for Internap and Peak 10 » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

Since TalentWise manages sensitive candidate and employee data, it must meet stringent data security and compliance requirements, including the Experian Independent 3rd Party Assessment (EI3PA) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) designed to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Internap will host TalentWise from its Dallas data center with its Santa Clara data center used as a disaster recovery site. About DCK.

Customer Wins for Equinix, Telx, and Internap » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

Telx announced that Blucora has established its presence as an anchor client in Telx’s SEA1 Seattle data center, located on Sabey’s Integate.Seattle-East campus just south of Seattle, Washington. The growing demand for secure infrastructure by businesses in the Pacific Northwest makes Telx’s commitment to Seattle an important long-term investment for our continued growth. About John Rath John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge.

MapR Platform Now Available on Amazon Elastic MapReduce.

Data Center Knowledge

Big Data » Hewlett-Packard. MapR M7 is now available on Amazon Elastic MapReduce, Fruit of the Loom implements a Teradata Data Warehouse, and HP updates its ArcSight Security Analytics portfolio using big data to protect critical information and mitigate risk. MapR M7 big data platform available on Amazon EMR. Strong and competitive companies like Fruit of the Loom have embraced the benefits of driving their business on data analytics.”. About DCK.

Scality Gets $22 Million for Scale-Out Storage » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

Big Data » Storage. Storage and big data companies Scality and WebAction receive funding to advance their offerings, and Avere Systems is selected for the Library of Congress and South American web hosting company Locaweb. Scality secures $22 million. Customers deploy Scality’s software to provide large-scale storage for Cloud, Big Data, and Backup and Archive applications. ” RELATED POSTS: Storage News: SGI and Scality, Micron, Nimbus Data.

Digital Reasoning: Maker of the Synthesis mission-focused analytics software platform

CTOvision

Digital Reasoning is the maker of the mission-focused analytics software platform, Synthesys®, a solution used in government agencies to uncover security threats and enable intelligence analysts to find and act on critical relationships in big data. Their synthesis platform provides always-on, hyper-aware data technologies designed to scale and serve. Analyst Queue: Provides ability for compliance analysts to review system-generated alerts in support of eComms surveillance.

Four Cloud Computing Myths That Need To Die

CTOvision

My In-House Data Center Is More Secure. That’s true, but it doesn’t make your in-house data center more secure than the cloud. The deciding factor in the security of IT resources is not who owns them, but how well they are protected. Cloud platforms hire the best engineers to make sure their platforms are secure, which is why you hardly ever hear about a compromise that was the result of a mistake made by a cloud vendor. Big Data CTO Cloud Computing

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New York: Cyberattack Is Twitter's Fault, Let's Increase Regulation

SecureWorld News

And they traced the cybersecurity failures to a lack of leadership and a vacant Chief Information Security Officer role: "The problems started at the top: Twitter had not had a chief information security officer (“CISO”) since December 2019, seven months before the Twitter Hack.

Microsoft warns of Windows ‘PrintNightmare’ vulnerability that’s being actively exploited

The Verge

The vulnerability, dubbed PrintNightmare, was uncovered earlier this week after security researchers accidentally published a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit. Vulnerabilities in the Windows Print Spooler service have been a headache for system administrators for years.

The FBI’s email system was hacked to send out fake cybersecurity warnings

The Verge

In reality, Troia is a prominent cybersecurity researcher who runs two dark web security companies, NightLion and Shadowbyte. A report by Bloomberg says that hackers used the FBI’s public-facing email system, making the emails seem all the more legitimate.

FBI: Credential Stuffing Leads to Millions in Fraudulent Transfers

SecureWorld News

Although neither entity reported any fraud, one of the attacks resulted in an extended system outage that prevented the collection of nearly $2 million in revenue. Some of the credentials belonged to company leadership, system administrators, and other employees with privileged access.".

Fed Tech News Roundup 8 July 2015

CTOvision

Boston builds out data visualization - GCN.com GCN (Today) - GCN.comBoston builds out data visualizationGCN.comBoston's data-visualization journey began, as many cities' do, when the mayor requested a dashboard of key indicators and metrics so he could monitor government operations across. Securities and. travel system is under strain today causing a major disruption to business and pleasure travel on all carriers do to what United is calling a computer systems.

SysAdmin Gets 10 Years in Prison

SecureWorld News

Being a systems administrator can be a fulfilling job with a lot of rewards. Some were hackers, others developed the malware installed on computers, and still others crafted the malicious emails that duped victims into infecting their company systems.

Ransomware Operator: 'Start **cking Up the U.S. Public Sector'

SecureWorld News

The FBI and other global law enforcement teams worked together on this case, compromising backups that were later restored by the gang, giving authorities access to internal systems, a tactic often deployed by the gang itself.

Ransomware Detection at Chip Level? Yes, Says Intel

SecureWorld News

Intel claims that “hardened PCs enable best practices for ransomware defense,” and that this security improvement will be a game changer in defending against ransomware. Dynamically launching the OS and hypervisor in an Intel® hardware–secured code environment inaccessible from firmware.

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Work with HR to prevent data damage and downtime from disgruntled ex-employees

IT Manager Daily

Even though Grupe kept his word and returned his computer and access key cards, it became apparent that he had sabotaged several areas of data in the process. Recently, a user asked an online technology forum what to do when an ex-employee holds G-Suite data hostage after being fired. And, in another case, a disgruntled ex-employee at an online college held the only administrative access to the college’s Gmail account.

Comprehensive Overview Of SAP BASIS

Galido

It is the systems administration of SAP software applications. SAP software applications are enterprise applications used primarily by large businesses to manage data. These systems manage financial and asset data, cost accounting, and help manage operations, materials and plants. SAP Basis acts like an interface with an operating system, database, communication protocols and business applications such as MM, PP, FI, CO etc. Security.

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Can the Digital Future Be Our Home?

Phil Windley

More and more of our lives are being intermediated by digital systems. And yet those systems are not ours, but rather belong to the companies that provide them. Living our lives inside the administrative systems of Big Tech is akin to living your life inside an amusement park.

What CIOs Can Learn From Bank of America’s Trip Into The Cloud

The Accidental Successful CIO

If you were to take a look inside the data centers that Bank of America is currently operating, you’d discover that the hardware that they are using has been segmented. This approach has led to a great deal of waste and inefficiency in the data center. As Facebook and Google have opened up new data centers in order to support their growing need for more and more computing capacity, the bank has studied how they have gone about doing this.

Could Budget Sweeps Fix Your Cybersecurity Problem?

Cloud Musings

After an opening presentation by Jim Quinn, the lead systems engineer for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program at the Department of Homeland Security, the discussion highlighted the need for data security. Key takeaways included: A new emphasis on data-level security across government that puts security controls closer to the data itself, rather than focusing on the perimeter. Data security is a matter of law.

The Architecture of Identity Systems

Phil Windley

Summary: The architecture of an identity system has a profound impact on the nature of the relationships it supports. Introductory note: I recently read a paper from Sam Smith, Key Event Receipt Infrastructure , that provided inspiration for a way to think about and classify identity systems.

Swans Reflecting Elephants

Doctor Chaos

One of our most frequent data sources for threat intelligence is attacker and torrent/onion forums, usually on the Darknet, where malware, ransomware, and denial of service is often discussed, purchased, and sold. In general, attackers post leaked data breach information on this site.

Years of Research Reveals Holy Grail of Password Strength

SecureWorld News

When it comes to passwords, where is the holy grail that will miraculously maximize security and usability at the same time? Password security and usability: Carnegie Mellon research. Have we found the holy grail of passwords where security and usability intersect?