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Top CISO KPIs to Help Measure Your Team’s Effectiveness

Whether we like it or not, the performance of our jobs is reflected in both the metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that have been assigned to us. The world of Cybersecurity is also well known for this, but which ones are important for your IT Security staff? We will explore some of the major ...

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Ransomware Victims That Pay Up Could Incur Steep Fines from Uncle Sam

Written by KrebsOnSecurity – October 20th, 2020 Companies victimized by ransomware and firms that facilitate negotiations with ransomware extortionists could face steep fines from the U.S. federal government if the crooks who profit from the attack are already under economic sanctions, the Treasury Department warned today. In its advisory (PDF), the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control ...

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Microsoft 365 and Azure Security Product name changes

As announced at Microsoft Ignite 2020, the following product names have changed: Microsoft Threat Protection is now Microsoft 365 Defender Azure Advanced Threat Protection → Microsoft Defender for Identity Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection → Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection → Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Azure Security Centre Standard Edition ...

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4G, 5G networks could be vulnerable to exploit due to ‘mishmash’ of old technologies

Written by Charlie Osborne for Zero Day Media – October 2nd, 2020 The decades old SS7 signaling system is one of numerous protocols exposing 5G networks to abuse. The next-generation wireless technology is expected to account for 21% of all wireless infrastructure investments over 2020. Pilots and official rollouts are underway worldwide -- despite the disruption caused ...

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Two Russians Charged in $17M Cryptocurrency Phishing Spree

krebsonsecurity.com – September 20th, 2020 U.S. authorities today announced criminal charges and financial sanctions against two Russian men accused of stealing nearly $17 million worth of virtual currencies in a series of phishing attacks throughout 2017 and 2018 that spoofed websites for some of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges. The Justice Department unsealed indictments against Russian nationals ...

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The Different Ways To Prepare For A Cybersecurity Certification

Let’s face it, in the world of technology, there are literally a ton of certifications that are out there, especially in Cybersecurity. Not only is it confusing deciding which one to get, it can get even more difficult trying to figure out the best way to pass the exam on the first attempt. In this ...

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Plan your career, analyst urges CISOs

Written by Howard Soloman for IT World Canada – September 24th, 2020 A lot of chief information security officers tell Forrester Research they didn’t plan on becoming CISOs after years of working in infosec jobs. It just happened, or they were “voluntold” for the post because no one else wanted it. That, says the Forrester principal analyst ...

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How To Share your Outlook Calendar

For any business, no matter how large or small they might be, or even the industry that they serve, there is one common need; that is,  the need to schedule out tasks, events, deadlines, and project milestones.  There have been a few approaches to this, including using a whiteboard.  But given the realities of the ...

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Firefox bug lets you hijack nearby mobile browsers via WiFi

By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | September 18, 2020 Mozilla says users should update as soon as possible to Firefox v79 for Android. Mozilla has fixed a bug that can be abused to hijack all the Firefox for Android browsers on the same WiFi network and force users to access malicious sites, such as phishing pages. ...

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Restricting Guest User Access in Azure Active Directory

Written by Tony Redmond – September 17th, 2020 Clamping Down on Guests After several years’ usage, most Office 365 tenants are accustomed to guest users and the way that the Microsoft 365 groups membership model allows guests access to group resources such as plans, sites, and teams. For most, the model works well, and the only issue ...

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