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Sunday, October 22, 2017

WannaCry? You’re Not Alone: The 5 Stages of Security Grief

As breach after breach hits the news, security professionals cope with the classic experiences of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

‘Stack Clash’ Smashed Security Fix in Linux

Linux, OpenBSD, Free BSD, Solaris security updates available to thwart newly discovered attack by researchers.

WannaCry Forces Honda to Take Production Plant Offline

Work on over 1,000 vehicles affected at automaker's Sayama plant in Japan while systems were restored.

Russian Hackers Focused on Election Systems in 21 States

A Department of Homeland Security official testified today that hackers tied to the Russian government attempted to infiltrate election systems in nearly two dozen states.

Consumer Businesses Have False Confidence in their Security: Deloitte

Consumer business executives are confident in their ability to respond to cyberattacks but fail to document and test response plans.

The Folly of Vulnerability & Patch Management for ICS Networks

Yes, such efforts matter.

But depending on them can give a false sense of security.

Dark Reading Launches New Conference on Cyber Defense

November event will focus on attendee interaction, "blue team" best practices

Trusted IDs Gain Acceptance in Smart Building Environment

A majority of survey respondents believe identities can be connected across multiple systems and devices through a single ID card or mobile phone.

Organizations Are Detecting Intrusions More Quickly

But almost every other metric in Trustwave's 2017 global cybersecurity report card is headed in the wrong direction.

Data Breach Costs Drop Globally But Increase in US

The average total cost of a data breach declined 10% year-over-year around the world, but in the US edged upward by 5%.

Apple iOS Threats Fewer Than Android But More Deadly

Data leakage and corruption haunt iOS and Android mobile apps the most, a new study shows.

Feds Call on Contractors to Play Ball in Mitigating Insider Threats

It's said that you're only as strong as your weakest player.

That's as true in security as it is in sports.