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January 21, 2021

70% of apps for the manufacturing sector spent all of 2020 with at least one security flaw

With public administration apps, the number that went a year with an unpatched security flaw dropped to 67 percent, and nine other sectors ranged between 50 and 60 percent, according to research from WhiteHat Security.

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January 21, 2021

CISA launches ransomware education program

The effort encourages governments, schools and private companies to take steps to protect their systems and data from ransomware.

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January 21, 2021

Look for GDPR fines to increase, extend beyond breaches

So far, U.S. companies have felt the brunt of regulators' displeasure. The highest GDPR fine so far – $57 million – was imposed on Google by French regulators, though Marriott may have to pony up $123 million.

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January 21, 2021

Bot ‘FreakOut’ leverages three critical vulnerabilities to attack Linux systems

Based on the malware features, the researchers said the attackers use the compromised systems for further attacks, spreading laterally across the victim company’s network, or launching attacks on outside targets while masquerading as the compromised company.

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January 20, 2021

Reliance on cloud, APIs create confusion and introduce risk into software development

Businesses are increasingly hosting their applications in public or private clouds while using APIs to speed up the development process. Both shifts come with security implications.

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January 20, 2021

Last-minute Trump order adds new security regulation to cloud providers

An eleventh-hour executive order will require infrastructure-as-a-service providers to log the identity of foreign clients. The executive order will stand, unless specifically repealed by new President Joe Biden.

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January 20, 2021

CISO lends voice to MSPs and their small-biz clients in ransomware battle

Ryan Weeks is CISO at Datto, a founding member of the Institute for Security and Technology's new anti-ransomware initiative. He spoke to SC Media about the segment of the business community that he believes to be underserved by efforts to counter ransomware.

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January 20, 2021

With all eyes on the inauguration, lessons in the convergence of physical and digital security emerge

Washington, D.C. is on high alert, extending a special designation for security that always applies to inaugurations to Jan. 21, and calling in the National Guard. But in the wake of the attack on the Capitol, protection of digital assets is paramount.

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January 20, 2021

SolarWinds attack opened up 4 separate paths to a Microsoft 365 cloud breach

Tactics expose the need for organizations to develop cohesive playbooks for breaches affecting hybrid environments.

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