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  1. Cloud computing has won. But we still don't know what that means Cloud computing has won. But we still don’t know what that means - The cloud revolution means big changes ahead for jobs and more. And don't expect the rate of change to slow.   There's little doubt that cloud computing is now the absolutely dominant force across enterprise computing. Most companies have switched from buying their own hardware and software to renting both from vendors who host their… Continue Reading
  2. Experts tout $2 billion in cybersecurity funding in Biden's infrastructure bill Billions of dollars in grants and funding will be provided to FEMA, CISA and the EPA to protect the country's critical systems and local governments. Congress passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Friday that included about $2 billion in cybersecurity funding. The bill -- now heading to President Joe Biden's desk -- includes $1 billion in state, local, tribal and territorial cyberdefense grants, $100 million for the Department of Homeland Security, and $21 million for National Cyber Director Chris Inglis. Experts tout $2 billion in cybersecurity funding in Biden’s infrastructure bill - Billions of dollars in grants and funding will be provided to FEMA, CISA and the EPA to protect the country's critical systems and local governments. Congress passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Friday that included about $2 billion in cybersecurity funding. The bill -- now heading to President Joe Biden's desk -- includes… Continue Reading
  3. Apple Patches Critical iOS Bugs; One Under Attack Researchers found that one critical flaw in question is exploitable from the browser, allowing watering-hole attacks. Apple Patches Critical iOS Bugs; One Under Attack - Researchers found that one critical flaw in question is exploitable from the browser, allowing watering-hole attacks. Apple lovers who haven’t yet updated to iOS 15, you may want to pop into Settings to freshen up your iPhone now: Apple has released several critical security updates that might light a fire under your britches. On Monday… Continue Reading
  4. Ransomware is the biggest cyber threat to business. But most firms still aren’t ready for it - Many firms have no incident response plans, or ever test their cyber defenses says cybersecurity chief.   Ransomware is the most significant cybersecurity threat facing organizations ranging from critical national infrastructure providers and large enterprises to schools and local businesses – but it's a threat which can be countered. In a speech at the Chatham… Continue Reading
  5. Facebook Blames Outage on Faulty Router Configuration Facebook Blames Outage on Faulty Router Configuration - One easily disproved conspiracy theory linked the ~six-hour outage to a supposed data breach tied to a Sept. 22 hacker forum ad for 1.5B Facebook user records. As of Monday night, Facebook had crawled back from what may have been its longest blackout ever and apologized for the mass outage that left billions of users… Continue Reading
  6. Password Security in 2021 — A Complete Guide Password Security in 2021 — A Complete Guide - 92% of UK businesses experienced a cyberattack in the last 12 months (Keeper 2021 UK Cybersecurity Census) In this age of hacking and cyber-terrorism, your company's data is a target. And it doesn't take much for a hacker to break into a network and wreak havoc. The stakes are high. What do you need to… Continue Reading
  7. US Treasury Dept. sanctions Russian cryptocurrency exchange for work with ransomware groups Russia-based cryptocurrency exchange Suex was sanctioned for its role in facilitating massive ransomware transactions. The US Treasury Department announced on Tuesday that it was going after Russia-based cryptocurrency exchange Suex for facilitating ransomware payments in some of the first public, concrete action taken against ransomware groups. US Treasury Dept. sanctions Russian cryptocurrency exchange for work with ransomware groups - Russia-based cryptocurrency exchange Suex was sanctioned for its role in facilitating massive ransomware transactions.   The US Treasury Department announced on Tuesday that it was going after Russia-based cryptocurrency exchange Suex for facilitating ransomware payments in some of the first public, concrete action taken against ransomware groups. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that… Continue Reading
  8. Ransomware thieves publish major airlines’ passenger information Ransomware group LockBit attacks Bangkok Airways and releases passenger data including passport and credit card information Ransomware thieves publish major airlines’ passenger information - Ransomware group LockBit attacks Bangkok Airways and releases passenger data including passport and credit card information Just a few weeks after global consultancy Accenture fell prey to a cyber-attack with a US$50m price tag, the ransomware group LockBit attacked Bangkok Airways, stealing and encrypting a massive haul of passenger information, including passport and credit card… Continue Reading
  9. Google: This major privacy change is coming to billions of Android devices soon Google is rolling out a privacy-enhancing answer to all those forgotten and unused Android apps once granted access to your sensitive data. Android apps that haven't been used for a while will soon begin to automatically lose their permission to access sensitive device features, such as sensors, SMS messages, and contact lists. Google: This major privacy change is coming to billions of Android devices soon - Google is rolling out a privacy-enhancing answer to all those forgotten and unused Android apps once granted access to your sensitive data. Android apps that haven't been used for a while will soon begin to automatically lose their permission to access sensitive device features, such as sensors, SMS messages, and contact lists. Come December, Google… Continue Reading
  10. Preparing for Ransomware: Are Backups Enough? In a year where ransomware has raised the alert levels everywhere, the go-to answer from many is redundancy through offline, remote backups – but are they enough? Preparing for Ransomware: Are Backups Enough? - In a year where ransomware has raised the alert levels everywhere, the go-to answer from many is redundancy through offline, remote backups – but are they enough? Backups are a critical component of any enterprise cybersecurity posture, but they are not an airtight strategy. Like any other digital machine, backup systems are vulnerable to data… Continue Reading

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