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SCADA systems plagued by insecure development and slow patching

“Behind most modern conveniences, there exists a SCADA system somewhere that controls them,” Trend Micro researchers pointed out in a new report that delves in the heart of vulnerabilities affecting SCADA systems’ Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). Mean time to patch vulnerabilities from the time they were disclosed by year “SCADA systems are at the core […]

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Yahoo Retires ImageMagick After Bugs Leak Server Memory

Yahoo has exorcised itself of the troublesome ImageMagick image processing software after it learned of vulnerabilities in an outdated version of the open source tool it was running could be exploited to steal secrets from Yahoo servers. Researcher Chris Evans, formerly of Google, privately disclosed the issue to Yahoo and earned a $14,000 bounty that […]

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Apple Receives First National Security Letter, Reports Spike in Requests for Data

Apple revealed this week that it received a National Security Letter during the last six months of 2016. The news, which came as part of the company’s latest biannual transparency report, marks the first NSL Apple has reported receiving. The iPhone manufacturer released the report via a portal on its website late Monday. The company refers to […]

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Data breach activity reaches all-time high

With over 1,200 breaches and over 3.4 billion records exposed, 2017 is already on pace to be yet another “worst year on record” for data breach activity, according to Risk Based Security. W-2 phishing “The trends that drove the extraordinary activity in 2016 are continuing unabated in 2017” said Inga Goddijn, Risk Based Security’s Executive […]

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Highest European CISO salaries set to reach €1 million

Chief Information Security Officers supervise information systems for their organization, and are in charge of coming up with, proposing, and implementing workable solution for minimizing security threats the organization faces. It is a complex and stressful job, and CISO salaries have been rising and rising in the last few years, fueleded (no doubt) by the […]

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