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10 apps you need to remove from your phone now

Apps used to be fun add-ons to get the most out of your phone. Today, they’re vital to our everyday communication, work and play. Sadly, it seems like every week, there’s another list of bad apps causing headaches or putting your security at risk. Phony cryptocurrency and financial apps are scammers’ latest grift. Tap or click for red flags that the app you’re about trust your money with is a sham.
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Want in on the next $100B in cybersecurity?

As a 23-year-old, I’d circle the names of much older CEOs who worked at companies like IBM, EMC, Alcatel or Nortel to learn more about what they were doing. The companies were building mainframe-to-server replication technologies, IP switches and nascent web/security services on top. Flash forward 22 years and, in...
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Ransomware, data breach, cyberattack: What do they have to do with your personal information, and how worried should you be?

The headlines are filled with news about ransomware attacks tying up organizations large and small, data breaches at major brand-name companies and cyberattacks by shadowy hackers associated with Russia, China and North Korea. Are these threats to your personal information? If it’s a ransomware attack on a pipeline company, probably not. If it’s a hack by foreign agents of a government agency, maybe, particularly if you’re a government employee. If it’s a data breach at a credit bureau, social media company or major retailer, very likely. The bottom line is that your online data is not safe. Every week a new...
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“Encrypt all devices ”, With Jason Remillard and Santosh Devaraj of TrustGrid

Encrypt all devices — because work is an activity, and people are on the move. People are working from anywhere and often use their own devices for work purposes. As a part of our series about “5 Things You Need To Know To Optimize Your Company’s Approach to Data Privacy and Cybersecurity”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Santosh Devaraj, CEO and founder TrustGrid Pty.

IDStrong Launches 3 FREE Tools To Check, Improve And Protect People’s Passwords

The powerful 3 features upgrade user’s password safety against theft, data breaches, and cyberattacks. As recent figures show that an alarming 90% of Internet users are worried about getting their passwords hacked. Data security company, IDStrong, launches three vital Identity Protection tools that help people check password strength, generate hard-to-crack passwords, and even scan the depths of the dark web to find out if their credentials have been stolen and/or sold on the black market.
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Using the cloud data life cycle to protect patient privacy

In an ideal world, technology would maximize individual benefits while also protecting privacy. But in practice, the pivot to digital-first healthcare has sometimes left personal information vulnerable to attack – as evidenced by the recent spike in targeting of health systems. One example of this paradigm, says Dr. James Angle,...

UiPath Completes SOC 2® Type 2 Examination for UiPath Automation Cloud

Demonstrates Company’s commitment to data security, confidentiality, and availability. UiPath, a leading enterprise automation software company, today announced that it has successfully completed SOC 2 Type 2 System and Organization Controls (SOC 2) examination for UiPath Automation Cloud in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

The War On Data: Three Defense Mechanisms Your Business Needs To Adopt

Andres Rodriguez is founder and CTO of Nasuni. We have entered an unusual new age of security. The Colonial Pipeline incident, which cut off a major source of fuel for the Eastern United States, was a reminder that bad actors are operating within our borders. They might not have physical boots on the ground, but malicious independent groups can access and disable critical systems. They can shut down major hospitals and infrastructure. They are here, and they are powerful.

With new working practices comes great responsibility – and changes to your data backup needs

The pandemic has resulted in a big shift in working practices with large numbers of employees abandoning their customary offices for kitchen tables, garden offices and spare bedrooms. For those organizations that had not already fully embraced remote working, home working and a more agile workforce pre-pandemic, there was a desperate scramble to deploy remote solutions, including SaaS, cloud, hosted or remote access to on-premise – or possibly a hybrid of all of these options.

How Quickly Should Companies Have to Disclose Data Breaches?

When ransomware hit Colonial Pipeline’s networks in May, the whole world knew about it within days. Similarly, when meatpacking company JBS suffered a ransomware attack later that month, the news was made public almost immediately. It’s hard to hide cyberattacks that shut down fuel pipelines or meatpacking plants, but neither company had any legal obligation to report the intrusions as quickly or publicly as they did. In fact, in the United States, many cybersecurity incidents don’t have to be reported at all unless they involve the breach of personal information.

Lack Of Budget And Cloud Security Skills Are Top Obstacles Keeping Organizations From Protecting Data In The Cloud, According To Netwrix Study

Half of CISOs say their organization’s desire for growth and rapid digitalization is detrimental to data security in the cloud. Netwrix, a cybersecurity vendor that makes data security easy, announced additional findings on cloud security challenges from its global 2021 Netwrix Cloud Data Security Report. The top challenges to securing...

As demand for cloud grows, here’s how to make security an essential line item

Pre-pandemic, most organizations had digital transformation projects in place for migrating their workloads to more modern, cloud-based infrastructures. When the pandemic hit, these digital transformation projects didn’t necessarily change. However, the onslaught of acute challenges brought on by the pandemic caused organizations to dramatically accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure modernization plans. Suddenly grappling with the necessity of remote work, thinner operating margins and evolving customer needs, organizations recognized a savior in fast, nimble and relatively affordable cloud technology.
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Future Technology: AI-enabled Blockchain

Nowadays, blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the two hottest topics to discuss. Both technologies have their issues and challenges to face but researchers and developers have been rolling out to find the solutions by combining AI with blockchain technology. If these technologies are applied together, there will be a...

Symmetry Systems Raises $15 Million; Extends Leadership in Hybrid-Cloud Data Security

Symmetry Systems, provider of cutting-edge Data Store and Object Security (DSOS), announced a $15 million Series A funding round led by Prefix Capital and ForgePoint Capital, two premier venture funds investing in foundational and transformative technologies. The investment will support the company’s rapid growth in revenue, customers, and employees. This...
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Leif-Nissen Lundbæk of Xayn: “Keep your eyes on the goal”

“Keep your eyes on the goal.” Artificial intelligenceis a powerful tool that scares many people, mainly because of how Big Tech has used it in the past. However, when you design AI applications with privacy in mind, you see a whole new potential that this technology holds. It is innovation in its ideal form, not guided by profit or any ulterior motive.

How Can a Service Mesh Improve Your Microservices Architecture?

Click to learn more about author Paolo Filippelli. A wealth of interesting technologies and methodologies has arisen in recent years under the “cloud-native” umbrella name, and their impact in our lives as developers has been very deep. We were once used to having big monolithic applications, hosted on enterprise application...

What shifting ransomware strategies mean for defenders

The fallout from the DarkSide ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline on May 7 caused apparent disruption in parts of the ransomware ecosystem. Several ransomware operators, including GOLD WATERFALL, the group behind DarkSide, announced suspensions or changes to its affiliate operations. Some underground forums, including RaidForums, banned discussion and promotion of ransomware.

The Role of 5G in Defining Cybersecurity Strategies

Increased availability and adoption of 5G technology means a more connected world, which in turn means more users with a greater variety of devices. While this means that IT security teams will have more to manage, many of the leading security vendors have been planning for 5G for years. Organizations...