Resolved: Known Error impacting Authentication

Web-based authentication to University services has been restored. Services restored include chat, wireless, Listserv, and services behind WebAccess. Enterprise IT staff has also re-enabled password resets. more…

Where are the holes in machine learning – and can we fix them?

Machine learning algorithms are increasingly a target for the bad guys – but the industry is working to stop them, explains Sophos chief data scientist Joshua Saxe more…

Resolved: Cannot login to Activity Insight

Currently there is an issue connecting to Activity Insight (aka Digital Measures). You will receive an Internal Server Error. This has been reported to the IT Service Desk and they are currently working on the issue. Please try again later. more…

Philadelphia RaaS: our map of how it works (and how to prevent it)

At $400, the Philadelphia ransomware kit isn’t cheap – but crooks buying it will get a lot of bang for their buck, as we’ve discovered from digging in to how it works more…

Privacy dust-up as Roomba maker mulls selling maps of users’ homes

Roomba maker iRobot is quick to reassure that it’ll all be opt-in, but it already sweeps up a lot of data more…

Resolved: ENCS Inquiry Form Experiencing Unexpected Outage

The vendor will be making system configuration changes after business hours (5:00 PM) today (Tuesday, July 25, 2017) which will require a system restart and will take about 15 minutes. During the system restart, the Pinnacle production hosted application will not be available. The inquiry form will remain unavailable until the system configuration change. Terribly […] more…

2,227 Breaches Exposed 6 Billion Records in First Half of 2017: Report

More than 6 billion records were exposed as a result of the 2,227 data breaches that were reported in the first six months of 2017, according to a new report from Risk Based Security. read more more…

What Are Security Buyers Looking For?

The information security market has been a topic of acute interest for quite some time now.  Estimates around the current size of the market range between $75 and $150 Billion. That is far larger than the market was even just a few years ago. That being said, the market is expected to continue to grow […] more…

WikiLeaks drops another cache of ‘Vault7’ stolen tools

Latest dump is a trove of malware from Raytheon used for surveillance and data collection more…

North Korea’s Elite More Connected Than Previously Thought

Telecommunications capability in North Korea is three-tiered. The vast majority of people have neither internet nor North Korean intranet connectivity — they simply have mobile telephony voice, text and picture/video messaging within the domestic provider, Koryolink. read more more…

Using AI to spot malware patterns

Protecting an organization’s data, people and applications has never been more critical or more difficult.  The number of entry points and connected endpoints has skyrocketed and the bad guys keep getting smarter.  Clearly, something has to change.  One of the more innovative security start ups is Cylance, which is using artificial intelligence (AI) to change […] more…

Chips with everything – are you ready to be bio-hacked?

News that a US company is ‘bio-hacking’ its employees with RFID chips is a publicity stunt – but it does raise issues of security and ethics more…

Tech Giants Announce Plans for Removal of Flash

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have outlined their plans for moving away from Flash Player now that Adobe officially announced an end-of-life (EOL) and end-of-support date for the controversial product. read more more…

New Windows Backdoor Linked to SambaCry Linux Malware

The cybercriminals who had recently delivered a cryptocurrency miner to Linux servers by exploiting the Samba vulnerability known as EternalRed and SambaCry are believed to have developed a backdoor designed for Windows systems. read more more…

OpenDXL.com goes live! Join the movement.

Please help us celebrate the birth of the newest dedicated open source project site: OpenDXL.com. As the focal point for the OpenDXL community, it provides a forum for developers and enterprises to exchange ideas, get help and contribute suggestions, share and research integrations, and find training and other resources. When you want to imagine, discover, […] more…

News from Black Hat: Humans Collaborate and Team with Machines to Work Smarter

Work smarter, not harder. I’ve always liked that mantra (I told my mom I wasn’t procrastinating: I was planning!), and this approach is especially needed in security operations. Today at Black Hat, McAfee announced a wealth of ways we are helping analysts and administrators get more value out of their investments, both in technology and […] more…

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