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The next year is not so far now. Cyber Defence 2017 is shaping up. By this we mean all cyber-security lines of defence, research-level and company-level. What will the trends be and how will they unfold? Although surprises are not excluded (see the recent Dyn attack), some have started to release predictions. Macro trends in […]

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Many organizations use hundreds or even thousands of third party vendors. They connect to their networks, access private corporate data, and too often, as we saw in the case of Edward Snowden and more recently Harold Martin, elevate organizations’ cyber risk. A 2016 Ponemon Institute study showed 73 percent of organizations see the number of […]

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Nine technology companies—Uber, Docker, Dropbox, Palantir, Twitter, Square, Atlassian, GoDaddy, and Airbnb—have recently founded the Vendor Security Alliance (VSA), an independent, non-profit coalition that aims to help member companies evaluate or assess the security and privacy of third-party providers whom they heavily rely on and even entrust their users most important data with. They also […]

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The next release of Android’s operating system, code-named Nougat, will prevent malware from locking users’ screens, a Symantec researcher wrote on a corporate blog. Ransomware, a type of application that extorts victims by locking up data or devices, often works by resetting cellphone passwords. Users are then forced to pay for the new password to […]

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