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Cisco fixes privilege escalation flaws in AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client was updated to fix vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to gain system or root privileges on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X computers.

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A Linux botnet is launching crippling DDoS attacks at more than 150Gbps

The security response team from Akamai Technologies have observed multiple attacks originating from a Linux botnet recently that have ranged from a few gigabits per second to over 150.

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After pushing malware, ad networks also used for DDoS

Experts believe a recent large-scale distributed denial-of-service attack was launched through malicious ads displayed on mobile devices.

My Take-Aways from Splunk .conf2015

User passion and a multitude of security use cases were on display in Las Vegas this week

Authentic8's browser-in-a-cloud insulates users from Web-borne threats

Client-based browsers are inherently insecure. Authentic8 provides a cloud-based browser within a container to insulate enterprises from Web-borne exploits, threats and attacks

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12 companies that the FTC has gone after for lax security

On the attackImage by ThinkstockThe FTC has brought legal actions against organizations that have violated consumers’ privacy rights, or misled them by failing to maintain security for sensitive consumer information. The courts have...

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Malware implants on Cisco routers revealed to be more widespread

Attackers have installed malicious firmware on nearly 200 Cisco routers used by businesses from over 30 countries.


Inherited risk: The downside of mergers and acquisitions

Enterprises going through mergers and acquisitions reap the benefits of new products and other assets, but they also acquire all of the threat vectors that have been targeting the other organization.  

The Network’s Role as a Security Sensor and Policy Enforcer

Networks can (and should) be used to improve risk management as well as incident prevention, detection, and response

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Attackers install highly persistent malware implants on Cisco routers

Researchers have detected an attack that has installed rogue firmware on business routers in four countries.

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REVIEW: Threat Intelligence could turn the tide against cybercriminals

We review security products from ThreatConnect, ThreatStream, Soltra, Arbor Networks and iSIGHT Partners

Challenges around Operationalizing Threat Intelligence

Beyond the information, process and skills improvements needed for threat intelligence collection, processing, analysis, and sharing

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10 things to do before you lose your laptop

Your laptop computer lets you to stay in touch and be productive regardless of where you are. But if you aren’t careful that portability can be your downfall.

My Assessment of VMware NSX

Great potential for cybersecurity but plenty of work ahead for VMware

Attivo Networks uses active deception to trap attackers inside your network

You've heard of using honeypots to attract malicious actors. Attivo Networks expands on this concept to engage with any attacker, human or otherwise, that has found its way inside your network.

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Five steps to optimize your firewall configuration

95% of all firewall breaches are caused by misconfiguration. Here's how to address the core problems

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HP beefs up enterprise security suite with tools to root out malware, app vulnerabilites

Hewlett-Packard has added machine learning analysis capabilities to its Fortify application testing service, and introduced a new service for checking DNS requests for malware attacks.

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VMware pitches network virtualization for better security

While the idea of network virtualization has been around a while, it has not been adopted in the enterprise as quickly as virtualization for servers. Now, VMware, one of the biggest proponents of virtualizing the entire data center,...

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