06 Dec 2019

New ransomware attacks target your NAS devices, backup storage

Researchers state that users are unprepared for the threat that ransomware strains targeting NAS and backup storage pose. As these ransomware strains grow in popularity, hospitals, commercial enterprises, and individuals are targeted. Once malware is deployed on a system, it typically encrypts files and demands payment through a ransom note

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20 Nov 2019

Google: BigQuery and GCE users get these new controls over sensitive cloud data

Google announced an alternative to existing key management services offered by Google cloud; External Key Manager. To give companies more control of encrypted data, External Key Manager will allow customers to keep encryption keys out of Google’s hands. Yesterday, Google announced Big Query Reservations, an entreprise-friendly pricing model that offers

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04 Oct 2019

Experts Slam US, Australia and UK’s Facebook Encryption Demands

The governments of the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia are urging Facebook not to implement end-to-end encryption on its Instagram and Messenger services. Earlier this year, the FTC slapped a $5bn fine on the social media giant over data protection and privacy issues that led to the Cambridge

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30 Sep 2019

Global Consumers Reject Government-Mandated Encryption Backdoors

While the US Justice Department’s claims that government-mandated encryption backdoors would make it easier to prevent terror attacks, almost two-thirds (64%) of consumers across the US, UK, France and Germany don’t believe this argument, a recent survey by Venafi found. Only 30% of respondents expressed trust in governments to safeguard

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13 Sep 2019

Key Takeaways from the Encryption Working Group’s Paper on “Moving the Encryption Policy Conversation Forward”

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Encryption Working Group released a white paper with the hopes of moving the encryption policy debate forward. Former government officials, business representatives, privacy and civil rights advocates, law enforcement experts, and computer scientists contributed to the document, concentrating on law enforcement access to encrypted

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23 Aug 2019

IT Security Pros: Encryption Backdoors Are Election Hacking Risk

The vast majority (80%) of security professionals believe that government-mandated backdoors in tech products would put countries at risk of cyberattacks targeting election infrastructure, and 74% believe they render states vulnerable to nation-state attacks. These views contrast with United States Attorney General William Barr’s recent claims that increased encryption of

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01 Aug 2019

5 experimental cybersecurity trends your business needs to know about

A new report by CB Insights provides information on a number of emerging cybersecurity technologies that have the potential to help companies protect themselves against cyberattacks that are getting more and more sophisticated. Some of the technologies discussed in the report are already getting quite popular, but companies could also

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24 Jul 2019

US attorney general says encryption creates security risk

It is no secret that the United States Justice Department wants tech firms to make it possible for officers to bypass encryption mechanisms on devices and applications in the context of law enforcement investigations. In line with this effort, Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday argued that increased encryption of

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06 Jun 2019

Researchers Finds Thousands of iOS Apps Ignoring Security

A new report by Wandera shows that two in three iOS app developers are knowingly violating an Apple mandate to add end-to-end encryption to their applications. In an attempt to ensure the security of iOS apps, Apple has built the App Transport Security (ATS) feature into the Swift development platform.

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23 May 2019

Over 90% of data transactions on IoT devices are unencrypted

New research by Zscaler highlights how companies are putting themselves at risk through the use of poorly secured IoT devices. The report found that a staggering 91.5% of IoT data transactions on enterprise networks are not encrypted. If a threat actor manages to intercept that traffic, they can therefore access

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