Threat Post, November 7, 2019, with comments by Willy Leichter Organizations have paid trillions in breach fines, yet the count of compromised companies, data and people keeps rising As data breaches continue to be a daily event, security experts and executives are looking for ways to stop the trend. In the past five years, breaches have shot up to the [...]
Journal of CyberPolicy and Information Security Buzz, October 8. 2019, with comments by Satya Gupta A hacker illegally stole and used a customer’s login credentials to access the TransUnion web portal. They then used this access to pull consumer credit files of up to 37,000 Canadians. The breach took place between June 28 and July 29 this year. The stolen [...]
Marsh announced that Virsec Security Platform® was one of the seventeen designated Cyber Catalyst solutions for 2019. Many cyber insurers convened to identify 150 product contenders, of which 17 were designated. Download datasheet (no registration required) Virsec Security Platform (VSP) stops fileless attacks and in-memory exploits that escape detection of other security options. Filess malware, memory corruption and other advanced [...]
ITSP Magazine’s guest on 8/28 in Las Vegas was Willy Leichter, Vice President, Marketing, Virsec Systems Listen to Willy tell Virsec's story now Solving complex technological problems these days is far from simple, but it’s important to offer solutions that are manageable for organizations to deploy. This is especially true in the cybersecurity space. With the national vulnerability database (NVD) [...]
Channel Futures, IS Buzz News, August 14, 2019, with comments by Willy Leichter Israeli researchers working for vpnmentor, a VPN review service, discovered a massive leak in a biometrics system broadly used in 1.5 million locations globally. Two researchers at the firm found a flaw in a database belonging to Biostar 2, a biometrics lock system, making its data publicly [...]
Campus Life Security, August 13, with comments by Saurabh Sharma. School systems have recently become major targets for cyberattacks because of the multitude of personal information they have paired with improper security protection. School campuses are an increasingly in the sites of cyber attackers, including those making ransom demands. Two districts were among those recently struck. One in Dothan, Alabama, [...]
The Last Watchdog & TechNewsWorld, July 29 – Aug 1, with comments from SatyaGupta Capital One Financial Corp, the world’s fifth largest credit card issuer, now has the dubious distinction of being the third largest financial hack victim in the US. Spots one and two are held by Equifax’s 2017 breach of 143 million consumers and Heartland Payment Systems’ breach [...]
Info Security News, July 26, 2019, with comments by Satya Gupta Vulnerable communications platforms could allow hackers to hijack messages, mislead public At the end of July, a grand jury in San Mateo, California published an Elections Security Report that highlights areas of online communication that are vulnerable to cyber hacking. The report describes ways San Mateo County’s email and [...]
TechNewsWorld, July 25, 2019, with comments from Willy Leichter The DOJ along with Congress planning to dig into the technical world of search, online retail and social media A week ago the US Department of Justice stated its intention to begin an antitrust investigation into big tech companies. The DOJ had previously alluded that it was considering taking this action [...]
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