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  • Staying in the know about Zoom 5.0

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Want to attend that virtual yoga or that Zoom happy hour next Friday? You’ll have to upgrade your Zoom app to do so. The Zoom platform is rolling out a new set of security features, including more sophisticated levels of encryption. Other savvy security features include an icon that enables meeting hosts to: […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: May 28, 2020
  • Are hackers watching you type in real time?

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A cyber attack tool with “alarming” capabilities is throttling through the APAC region. The tool was discovered after being deployed to spy on the office of the premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan. The hacking software, known as Aria-body, is disseminated via email attachments and can remotely hijack a computer. Those operating the […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: May 28, 2020
  • Through the eyes of a hacker, a second look at 2FA

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Single-factor authentication has become a thing of the past, making way for two-factor authentication (2FA) or multi-factor authentication (MFA). We are all using 2FA on an almost daily basis for a variety of web-service authentications and registrations; to access our bank accounts, to verify newly created email accounts, or to confirm a money […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: May 27, 2020
  • 65% of organizations, on a fool’s errand without this cloud tool

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Research shows that 88% of organizations now use cloud infrastructure. A full 21% of organizations now host all applications within a cloud context. Within the coming year, an additional 45% of organizations intend to migrate 75% or more of their apps to the cloud. In a global survey of 1,283 software engineers, technical […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: May 27, 2020
  • Avoid being destroyed by server exploits: Take these steps

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Enterprise servers are in danger. A cyber criminal group known as Blue Mockingbird has exploited a new, hard-to-patch vulnerability, known as CVE-2019-18935, across thousands of systems. Once hackers gain full access into servers, they download and install a version of XMRRig, a popular cryptomining currency app. Organizations with public-facing web servers should be […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: May 26, 2020
  • Tackling tax season phishing

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In the US, attackers usually try to take advantage of tax season to distribute malware and ransomware. This year might be the most vicious year on record. In November of 2019, cyber security researchers discovered a spoofed version of the IRS’ website. At the time, the site targeted more than 100,000 individuals. More […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: May 22, 2020
  • Why is your premium cyber insurance policy not so premium anymore?

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The coronavirus has prompted a spate of cyber attacks, and as an increasing number of organizations report breaches, cyber insurance companies are closely inspecting policy holders’ security agreements. The added scrutiny may result in policy price hikes, or coverage denials. Remote network connections and the requirement that certain employees rely on personal tech […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: May 22, 2020
  • Servers and supply chain problems that no one’s talking about

    Server room

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Can we ensure the integrity of our cyber architecture if the components and final product are assembled overseas? Think nation-state tampering, or cyber surveillance. “An increasing number of actors are seeking the capability to target…supply chains and other components of the US information infrastructure,” stated a declassified intelligence report. With computer servers, for […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: May 21, 2020
  • Clicked ‘forgot password’, again? Read this unforgettable news…

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In the age when people routinely memorized novels, our current debacles trying to recall passwords would look laughable. However, in the modern age, remembering 20 different passwords that use varied letter, number and capitalization patterns, is a true struggle for busy people the world over. What’s more is that password managers are susceptible […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: May 20, 2020
  • Financing cyber security amidst furloughs and freezes

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: As businesses everywhere tighten their belts, the natural inclination is to shrink IT budgets and to sideline cyber security initiatives. A recent PwC survey indicates that 53% of finance leaders are considering reduced IT spend, and data from IDC suggests that it’s expected to decline by more than double the original projected growth […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: May 20, 2020
  • Mobile adware: the infection with no origin

    Person on mobile phone, with adware

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: We are witnessing a plague of mobile adware, one of the most common forms of cyber-threats designed to collect personal information from a user’s device. Roughly 4 billion people are connected to the internet via their smartphone, yet organizations rarely prioritize mobile security. One Cyber Security Report shows that in 2019, 27% of companies suffered […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: May 19, 2020
  • Is this law firm about to lose $42 million?

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Last week, a New York based law firm experienced a ransomware infection. Attackers demanded $21 million in payment. If payment were not received within one week, hackers threatened to release sensitive files pertaining to the law firm’s high-profile celebrity clients. The firm offered the hackers $365,000, but the amount was declined. In turn, […]

    Source: CyberTalk.org | Published: May 19, 2020