Joe Uchill

January 15, 2021

Intel unveils ransomware-fighting CPUs

The capability is an easy win for CISOs, which can benefit with limited tweaks to machines.

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January 14, 2021

Apple nixes feature that let its apps skip VPNs and firewalls, after criticism from researchers

The software essentially exempted Apple's own programs from being routed through its Network Extension Framework, which the company created for third-party security products to monitor and filter network traffic.

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January 13, 2021

Perils of coding errors play out in Parler slip up

Applied to internet applications in general, the IDOR problems that led to the Parler exposure could extend to anything stored sequentially and not secured individually — receipts, posts, and in many instances entire accounts.

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January 11, 2021

Feds will weigh whether cyber best practices were followed when assessing HIPAA fines

Organizations that can show they did their due diligence in protecting medical information will be better off, should a breach occur.

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December 31, 2020

The 2020 SolarWinds reality check: As cleanup continues, community considers implications

What might go down as the most consequential story of the year for the cybersecurity community only surfaced in December. And yet, experts predict years of clean up, both physical and political, and potential shifts in how the nation secures the supply chain.

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December 31, 2020

Ticketmaster fined $10 million in corporate espionage scheme

Ticketmaster tried to steal both a client and design ideas from a competitor by logging into the back-end system with a former employer's login credentials.

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December 30, 2020

A new year, a new administration: Doors open in 2021 for public-private cooperation

While much is speculative, a few aspects of how the government’s information security interactions with the private sector have begun to crystalize.

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December 29, 2020

Treasury asks financial sector to watch out for COVID vaccine scams, ransomware

The Financial Crime Enforcement Network detailed for banks or other financial services organizations potential issues, asking the sector to be particularly attuned to ransomware attacks on distribution networks and the supply chains for the manufacture of vaccines.

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December 28, 2020

Data questions remain as UK exits EU

For U.S. firms, whose home nation already has different privacy laws state by state, a new U.K. regime might be one more for the pile.

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