Month: September 2018

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VC firms haven’t been the only ones raising hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in a booming market. After 15+ years of being the last industry anyone wanted to invest in, the music industry is coming back, and money is flooding in to buy up the rights to popular songs. As paid streaming subscriptions
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A call for new cybersecurity leadership came from Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker at yesterday’s 2018 Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum. Hosted by Gov. Baker, the forum brought together more than 200 of the state’s foremost practitioners from the public and private sectors. The forum included thought leaders from cybersecurity companies, universities and research and development centers to
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ESET CTO Juraj Malcho outlines some of the ways in which organizations can reduce their cybersecurity risk Given our growing digital dependency, cybersecurity incidents and the exploitation of security soft spots can have serious and cascading ramifications for businesses and their customers. Recent history has seen no shortage of high-profile cyberattacks and data breaches, giving
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Employee monitoring to protect against data loss and misuse is becoming mandatory in more industries, but insider security is harder than ever to enforce. As more regulations around data privacy and missteps at high-profile companies generate ongoing headlines, security teams attempt to monitor insider threats without stepping into the quagmire.  Teramind, a startup in Miami
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At a Senate hearing this week in which US lawmakers quizzed tech giants on how they should go about drawing up comprehensive Federal consumer privacy protection legislation, Apple’s VP of software technology described privacy as a “core value” for the company. “We want your device to know everything about you but we don’t think we should,” Bud
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by Anna Brading Facebook has suffered a data breach affecting almost 50 million accounts. Another 40 million have been reset as a “precautionary step”. What’s happened? In a post on the site earlier today, Facebook’s VP of Product Management, Guy Rosen, said that the breach was discovered on Tuesday 25 September 2018. Attackers exploited a
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The timing of the attacks suggests that many attempts to take the networks offline may not necessarily be perpetrated by organized cybercriminal gangs Students and staff are suspected to be behind many distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks at colleges and universities in the United Kingdom, recent research suggests. The non-profit Jisc – which among other things
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Lyft has released its second annual diversity report outlining the gender and racial breakdown of its 4,000-person workforce. At a glance, little has changed from last year’s report, which was the first time the $15 billion ride-hailing company disclosed its diversity stats. Forty percent of Lyft’s workforce is female, a slight decrease from last year’s 42 percent,
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Getting ahead in your career doesn’t happen by accident. It requires planning and constant pursuit. That’s why working for a company that invests in you, truly wants you to succeed and enables you to grow personally and professionally makes a big difference in your career progression. This week McAfee hosted our first-ever CMO Development Forum
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A cybersecurity researcher with Google Project Zero has released the details, and a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a high severity vulnerability that exists in Linux kernel since kernel version 3.16 through 4.18.8. Discovered by white hat hacker Jann Horn, the kernel vulnerability (CVE-2018-17182) is a cache invalidation bug in the Linux memory management subsystem that
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WikiLeaks has a new top dog. Its contentious figurehead and founder Julian Assange will step aside, letting former WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson take the reins due to what WikiLeaks calls “extraordinary circumstances” that have seen Assange “held incommunicado.” Assange created the organization in 2006 and has served as its editor-in-chief ever since. Hrafnsson, an Icelandic
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New research from O’Reilly Media has revealed that almost nine out of 10 (86%) businesses are deploying machine learning technologies without considering important questions regarding data quality, consumer privacy and the quality of machine learning applications. The firm conducted its research among 2000 senior business leaders in the EU, discovering that over half (55%) of
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In its early days, Microsoft Windows Defender, a lightweight, antimalware tool built into Windows, faced some stigma from IT professionals who didn’t think it brought anything special to the table. The doubters did not believe that Windows Defender features could detect a lot of the malware it was exposed to. Over the years, however, from