Kicking the Tires: Verisign DNS Firewall

CTOvision

Cognitio has been evaluating the new Verisign DNS Firewall along with its Recursive DNS service for the last several weeks. Our bottom line conclusion: Integration of the Verisign DNS Firewall into an existing environment couldn’t be more seamless, configuration and management are a breeze, and it delivers immediate benefit to the security posture of any environment. For more information on the DNS Firewall and other Verisign Security Services check out their website: [link].

Government Agencies Discover New Chinese Malware Strain

SecureWorld News

CISA reports on Chinese malware strain. And it's a malware strain used specifically by the Chinese government. A recent CISA Malware Analysis Report (with contributions from the FBI and DoD), outlines this new malware variant. Featured Original Content Malware China

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How to Protect Your PC from Viruses and Malware

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How to Protect Your PC from Viruses and Malware - Information Technology Blog. Knowing the fact malware threat is not limited to any user base or country, as it is looming large and causing serious data security threat, it becomes important to apply preventive measures. In this article, we have discussed a few simple yet most effective ways to protect your PC from viruses and malware. Enable Firewall.

Outbound Traffic Filtering | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

This is filtering provided at the network edge by a firewall with rules (ACLs) restricting what internal users are allowed to access. Some firewalls have the ability to filter by an application (layer 7 firewalls), but we’re going to concentrate on standard packet-filtering firewalls and their capabilities. Defeat Malware. Most malware these days is known as command and control (CNC) malware.

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Why Malware Prevention Should Be A Priority This Year

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Why Malware Prevention Should Be A Priority This Year - Information Technology Blog. What is Malware? Malware or malicious software is designed to damage or disable computers and can often cause serious damage before they are even detected. Types of malware include spyware, viruses, worms, and Trojans as well as more recently a new way of stealing money called, Ransomware. Malware prevention VS. Malware detection.

Federal Agencies Could Have Neutralized SolarWinds Breach, CISA Says

SecureWorld News

CISA mentions that firewalls could have been used to neutralize the malware, limiting the impact of the breach. And the subsequent response from CISA: "CISA agrees that a firewall blocking all outgoing connections to the internet would have neutralized the malware.

Stop Malware Attacks and Online Identity Theft

Galido

Malware means a malicious or intrusive software application that is coded for executing on the targeted device without notifying its user or the owner. Affecting a mobile phone, a computer, a laptop, or a network server, malware interrupts computing operations, hijacks networks, or access systems. Acting as purposely malignant, malware is disguised as an authentic application available from an apparently trustworthy source.

Ransomware Evolves: Entire Hospital Including Emergency Rooms Disrupted

CTOvision

The typical organization already has firewalls, anti virus solutions, encrypted data solutions, data backups, network monitoring and security information management tools to hold data on how all that is working. But still the malware gets in. The malware gets in. You can block and patch and try your hardest to prevent, but the bad guys will innovate and eventually malware gets in. CTO Cyber Security Health IT News Malware Ransomware (malware

We underestimated IoT security. Let’s not make that mistake with robotics.

Venture Beast

Even if placed behind a firewall, inadequately secured robots may not be safe. We’ve already seen malware that breaches isolated networks. Read More.

Why Endpoint Security Is Important for Protecting Your Business Against the Latest Malware

SecureWorld News

For remote workers, endpoint security is perhaps the most essential measure as this is important in detecting the latest malware attacks. Growth in malware during COVID-19.

Eight Ways Consumers can Protect Their Home Networks

CTOvision

Not attending to wireless network security is like leaving a door unlocked to your house, inviting cybercriminals in to access information on your life, family and finances. Do not open any ports on the router firewall – there is no reason for a household to be reached by the outside – no matter what the advice may be from the vendor. Never enable the Universal Plug ‘n Play (UPnP) feature on a device – it opens a port which can enable malware and attackers to get in.

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

SecureWorld News

Cybercriminals have all kinds of card skimming tricks up their digital sleeves and evolve their methods to avoid detection on corporate networks for as long as possible. While the use of an XOR cipher is not new, this is the first time Visa has observed its use in JavaScript skimming malware.

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

SecureWorld News

In 2014, hackers accessed the company's network and installed malware to the self-checkout point-of-sale system. Featured Point-of-Sale Original Content Settlement Malware Data Breach

IDG Contributor Network: Cybersecurity is only as strong as your weakest link—your employees

Network World

It’s good to focus on firewalls, malware defenses and data protection, but too often employees are an afterthought. You can have the most secure system in the world, but hackers will always seek out the path of least resistance. When your defenses are good, the weak link is often your employees. Data breaches are most likely to be the result of employee error or an inside job, according to the ACC Foundation: State of Cybersecurity Report.

IDG Contributor Network: When SD-WAN is more than SD-WAN

Network World

The technology is merging with other networking technologies, ultimately becoming a feature of a much larger bundle. Cato Networks built its own integrated security and networking stack in the cloud. They need firewall, IPS, anti-malware, URL filtering and anti-virus for security. Internally, networking calls for Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, and print services.

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Global Supply Chain Cyberattack Underway via IT Monitoring Software

SecureWorld News

The software updates for your IT management tools arrive automatically and contain legitimate changes—but hidden inside the update is malware that gives hackers secret access to your network. This malware arrives with a legitimately signed certificate.

A Flicker Of Light: A new security stack points the path to safety

CTOvision

Compromised devices cannot access data as malware isn’t allowed to escape or re-write the micro-VMs that surround every app. Lateral movement in the data center is stopped as partitions are protected with host-based firewalls to ensure only provisioned VPN connections gain access. CTO Cyber Security News Access control Computer security Data center Internet security Tamper resistance Virtual private networkJunaid Islam.

How to Choose the Best Vulnerability Scanning Tool for Your Business

Galido

For any business today, scanning its systems and network for vulnerabilities is of critical importance. We now have all kinds of new, improved vulnerability scanners that make it all easy for entrepreneurs and network admins. To be noted is the fact that a vulnerability scanner is as important as a malware scanner today. While a malware scanner helps check for malware and clear them, the vulnerability scanning tool could help prevent malware threats and attacks.

Check Point SandBlast takes endpoint protection to another level

Network World

Check Point has long been known as a firewall company but it is reaching beyond its roots with a new series of protective technologies under its SandBlast line. The goal behind SandBlast is simply stated: you want to lock down as many entry points for malware as possible, and make your network less of a target for hackers to establish a beachhead and run these exploits.

2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report Reveals Cyberattacks Rising and Confidence Sinking

CTOvision

In 2014, 71 percent of respondents’ networks were breached with 22 percent of them victimized six or more times. This is a significant increase from the preceding year, which saw 62 percent of respondents’ networks breached, with 16 percent of them victimized by six or more successful cyberattacks. A majority (52 percent) of respondents felt that a successful cyberattack against their network was likely in the next 12 months, compared to just 39 percent in 2013.

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Hyper-segmentation – How to Avoid Cyber Disasters

CTOvision

While people often think of security as just the tools used to protect the network, it’s not about that any more. Network Segmentation. The idea is that if someone gains access to your network, segmentation creates a dead end. The attacker can see the segment but not the rest of the network. More recently, network admins have begun segmenting more East-West traffic as well. When devices are compromised inside our network, the threat vector is multiplied.

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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.

5 Top Questions About Deception Technology in Cybersecurity

SecureWorld News

But honeypots became ineffective because people weren't really breaking into firewalls anymore; sending malware based emails was a hell of a lot easier. Deception technology allows us to be spies and put spies all over our own network in a way that attackers can't see.

'Crack' Software Leads to Ryuk Ransomware Attack

SecureWorld News

But the hardest pill to swallow from this incident was learning the attack could have been avoided with a "less trusting and more robust approach to network access.". Somewhere along the way it apparently also found the student's access credentials for the institute's network.".

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

Doctor Chaos

It’s no surprise that we saw a significant increase in phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. They use this information to gain access to various systems, including vital business networks, online services, and more.

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

Doctor Chaos

It’s no surprise that we saw a significant increase in phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. They use this information to gain access to various systems, including vital business networks, online services, and more.

Into the Rabbit Hole – Offensive DNS Tunneling Rootkits

Doctor Chaos

These targeted organizations typically have firewalls, IPS systems, end-point detection, and remediation protection all within their organization. You can see that by being connected to the command and control server we are generating lots of DNS traffic across our network.

Microsoft Reports on Techniques Used by SolarWinds Hackers

SecureWorld News

The attack included the use of malware delivery methods, anti-forensic behavior, and operational security (OPSEC). They used the malware strain Sundrop to put a backdoor, called Sunburst, into SolarWinds' Orion product.

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. In addition, the standard emphasizes the need to secure public networks as they can be a place for criminal infiltration.

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. In addition, the standard emphasizes the need to secure public networks as they can be a place for criminal infiltration.

Advisory: Malicious North Korean Cyber Activity

SecureWorld News

This is malware you'll want to watch out for. According to the new CISA report , Blindingcan is a new malware strain used by malicious North Korean cyber actors. Enable a personal firewall on agency workstations, configured to deny unsolicited connection requests.

8 of the best free antivirus software options

Mashable Tech

Besides protecting you against nefarious viruses and trojans, antivirus software also blocks spyware and can offer adequate protection against malware and adware. Features: Virus detection, gaming mode, password manager, malware scanner, network security inspector. AVG AntiVirus Free is near flawless with its ability to detect viruses and malware. BEST FOR EXTRA FIREWALL PROTECTION. Features: Malware scanner, personal firewall, identity theft protection.

6 of the best gaming routers for improving your performance

Mashable VR

If you spend a lot of time playing the hottest games online, you're bound to run into some network connectivity issues now and then. Features: 512MB of flash memory, 1GB of RAM, MU-MIMO, Geo-Filter, firewall, data-sharing tools, 10-gigabit connectivity. £449.90

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Cybersecurity: Is AI Ready for Primetime In Cyber Defense?

CTOvision

Today people are revisiting Marvin Minksy’s work on neural networks, and the NSA is big on Bayesian networks, which are based on Bayes’ algorithm. Analysts believe that most malware goes undetected from 100-250+ days. What if machines could detect malware early in the kill chain? Analysts estimate up to 40% of machines on our networks are infected with malware. Malware is a big problem for analysts. Nate Crocker. Is AI ready for primetime?

SeanDaniel.com [tech]: How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks

Sean Daniel

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks. Over on Lifehacker.com , one of my favorite sites, they talk a bit about how to stay safe on Public, or even those looming “open” networks that you might discover in an apartment building. It’s important to consider these because network traffic, when not encrypted, bounces off other computers or is just visible to snooping computers and can leave you compromised. How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks.

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Technology Short Take 139

Scott Lowe

Networking. Ali Al Idrees has a post on using NSX ALB (formerly Avi Networks) with Kubernetes clusters in a vSphere with Tanzu environment. This post provides some examples of shared control planes (and thus shared failure domains) within networking. In this post , Jakub Sitnicki digs way deep into the Linux kernel to uncover the answer to the question, “Why are there no entries in the conntrack table for SYN packets dropped by the firewall?”

Enhance Your Security Posture: Doing Four Things Can Reduce Unauthorized Penetrations by 85%

CTOvision

Malware Defenses. href="[link] Control 5: Malware Defenses. Secure Configurations for Network Devices such as Firewalls, Routers, and Switches. href="[link] Control 10: Secure Configurations for Network Devices such as Firewalls, Routers, and Switches. Limitation and Control of Network Ports, Protocols, and Services. href="[link] Control 11: Limitation and Control of Network Ports, Protocols, and Services. Secure Network Engineering.

7 IT Security Risks for Small Businesses

Galido

Install desktop and network firewalls and anti-spam email software. Malware. Like phishing, malware is a major security concern for businesses of all size. It is malicious software which enters your computer via infected drives, unreliable downloads and networks. Some of the infamous types of malware are viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, adware and spyware. Malware can steal information; damage data and affect your computer performance.

Save an extra 40% on these VPN services for a limited time

Mashable VR

It also features a NAT firewall, ad blocker, anti-malware software, and a strict no-logging policy for enhanced protection. With a global network, it offers access to hundreds of geo-restricted sites across the globe.

Trend Micro’s Enterprise Play

Network World

Most recently, Trend added machine learning for pre- and post-execution prevention/detection of 0-day malware which puts it on a par with the next-generation endpoint security crowd. A strong network security defense portfolio. Now that the dust has settled from Trend’s acquisition of TippingPoint a year ago, the company also has robust products for network security. I spent a few days with Trend Micro last week at its Insight event here in Boston.

15 Sure-Fire Ways to Secure Your Blog In 2018

Galido

Websites are extremely susceptible to cyber-attacks from hackers as these unauthorized cyber geeks are constantly searching for weak points through which they can install malware or viruses on your website. A content delivery network known as CloudFlare can relieve you of this headache. 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.

The Innerworkings of a Security Operations Center

CTOvision

In these centers, the enterprise’s information and other sensitive areas like websites, databases, servers, networks etc are monitored, assessed and defended. To determine the nature of the attack, the SOC incident response team often must perform advanced forensic analysis on artifacts such as hard drive images or full-session packet capture (PCAP), or malware reverse engineering on malware samples collected in support of an incident.

What is Ransomware?

ITGCT

Ransomware is a type of malware that is a bit unlike any other that has come before it. A few of the best ways to make sure that your business is protected from ransomware include certain architectural changes – like making sure that a single compromised hard drive won’t affect every device on your entire network. The use of firewalls and image-based backups are also efficient ways to combat ransomware. blog business network security ransomware