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Breaking TLS: Good or bad for security?

As the use of TLS by malware and phishing increases, some security practitioners are seeking solutions to break TLS so they can monitor all traffic in and out of their network. Breaking TLS is typically accomplished by loading an inspection CA certificate that dynamically generates certificates by your TLS inspection device. The public key from […]

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Cybersecurity: Industry concerns and suggestions for policy makers

The EU Agency for Network and Information security – ENISA – together with industry recently reached a common position on cybersecurity, that reflects the concerns of industry and provides a set of suggestions for policy makers. Their paper focuses on four main areas actively debated at the EU level: standardisation and certification, security processes and […]

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Beware the coffee shop: Mobile security threats lurk around every corner

40 percent of organizations believe that C-level executives, including the CEO, are most at risk of being hacked when working outside of the office, according to a new report from iPass. Cafés and coffee shops were ranked the number one high-risk venue by 42 percent of respondents, from a list also including airports (30 percent), […]

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The privacy threat of IoT device traffic rate metadata

Even though many IoT devices for smart homes encrypt their traffic, a passive network observer – e.g. an ISP, or a neighborhood WiFi eavesdropper – can infer consumer behavior and sensitive details about users from IoT device-associated traffic rate metadata. Examining IoT smart home devices A group of researchers from the Computer Science Department of […]

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Trump’s Cybersecurity Boss Talks Priorities

BOSTON–Citing Mirai and WannaCry as recent examples, Rob Joyce, special assistant to the president and cyber security coordinator for the White House, said the global landscape of cyber threats can’t be ignored and the U.S. needs to sharpen its defenses when it comes to fending off attacks. “If you step back and look at the […]

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