Day: May 10, 2022

Aussie Children Have 2nd Highest Rate of Cyberbullying, Time To Focus on Digital Parenting

Whether it was bush fires, Covid, floods, or the Ukraine conflict, the news agenda over the last two years has been jam-packed. So, when McAfee released the findings of their first Global Connected Family Study, it was clear to me that connecting safely online needs to make it back into the news.  Over 15,000 parents …

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Cisco Security Set for Executive Changes, Reorganization: Report & MSSP Alert

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Defense & National Security — China 'learning lessons' from Russia invasion & The Hill

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Head of Spanish secret service fired for using Pegasus

Paz Esteban, the head of the Spanish secret service CNI, was fired today. Last week, she admitted that the service has tapped mobile phones belonging to Catalan politicians, activists and lawyers. For this, the service used the controversial espionage software Pegasus. That writes the Spanish newspaper El País. Pegasus used to eavesdrop on Catalan and Spanish politicians Pegasus, …

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Colonial faces $1 million fine after ransomware attack

Colonial Pipeline may face a fine of nearly $1 million. After inspection, the regulator finds that the American oil company has probably violated several safety guidelines. Colonial can challenge the fine. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) reports this in a press statement. Colonial Pipeline CEO Pays $4.4 Million in Ransom In May 2021, Colonial …

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No diplomatic response after attacks on transport sector

The government is not taking any diplomatic or legal action in response to the ransomware attacks on the Dutch transport and logistics sector. The attacks are most likely committed with a criminal motive. It is also difficult to identify the culprit with certainty. That writes Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra in a letter to the House of Representatives. …

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Arrest made in Miami Gardens hit&and&run case that killed Miami Heat security guard & WPLG Local 10

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Dave Chappelle Attack Spurs Los Angeles D.A. Gascón to Call for Better Security at Venues & Variety

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Sheriff’s Office to get funds for new security cameras & WJBF&TV

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Video: Head of security for Cleveland Metropolitan Schools arrested & WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

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How many metrics?

While perusing yet another promotional, commercially-sponsored survey today, something caught my beady eye. According to the report, “On average, organizations track four to five metrics”.   Four to five [cybersecurity] metrics?!!  Really?   Oh boy. Given the importance, complexities and breadth of cybersecurity, how on Earth can anyone sensibly manage it with just four to five metrics? …

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Colonial Pipeline Facing $1M Fine for Violating Safety Regulations

Almost one year to the day after the Colonial Pipeline incident, which sparked controversy and brought new attention to the cybersecurity industry, the company is facing nearly one million dollars in civil penalties for multiple probable violations of federal pipeline safety regulations (PSRs), according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety …

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BSW #262 – Mike Ernst

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BSW #262 – Mike Ernst

Paul’s Security Weekly Tue, 31 May 2022 22:18:06 +0000 Wed, 08 Jun 2022 07:41:00 +0000 Libsyn WebEngine 2.0 http://securityweekly.com/ en http://securityweekly.com/ production@securityweekly.net (production@securityweekly.net) https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/2/3/1/7/231716b9da792464/PSW_1400x1400.png Paul’s Security Weekly paul@securityweekly.com hacking,security false production@securityweekly.net episodic no BSW #262 – Mike Ernst Tue, 10 May 2022 22:00:00 +0000 56:48 false Podcast full Read more

Report Examines Commercial Smallsat Industry's Role in US Space Security & Executive Gov

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Fitch Affirms Banco Security's Long&Term IDRs at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable & Fitch Ratings

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EA drops FIFA name from future soccer games

This week, EA announced that FIFA 23 would be its last soccer simulation game to carry the name of the sport’s global governing body. Next year’s title will be under a new name EA trademarked last year — EA Sports FC. The change will let EA add more to its…Read more

Nettitude discovers critical Microsoft VPN vulnerability resulting in essential patch | Nettitude Blog

The race for connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic left a trail of cyber risk to mitigate. In doing so, Nettitude’s cybersecurity team uncovered a potentially critical Microsoft vulnerability before it was exploited. CVE-2022-21972 is a Windows vulnerability hidden in legacy Microsoft VPN code for decades. It risks most Windows server versions since Windows 7. Thanks …

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Data masking and redaction policy

  Last evening I completed and published another SecAware infosec policy template addressing ISO/IEC 27002:2022 clause 8.11 “Data masking”: “Data masking should be used in accordance with the organization’s topic-specific policy on access control and other related topic-specific, and business requirements, taking applicable legislation into consideration.” The techniques for masking or redacting highly sensitive information …

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Better Cybercrime Metrics Act signed into law & Security Magazine

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates May 2022 overview & gHacks Tech News & Ghacks

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U.N. Security Council to discuss Taliban ordering women to cover faces again & Reuters

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New method detects deepfakes with 99% accuracy

Two-pronged technique identifies manipulated expressions and identity swaps When it comes to deepfake videos, computer scientists can now detect manipulated facial expressions with greater accuracy than ever before. The achievement heralds a new era in the development of automated tools designed to detect manipulated videos. Significance of the work In experiments on two challenging data …

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Deepfake detection with 99% accuracy that fights false information

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Computer scientists can now detect manipulated facial expressions in deepfake videos with higher accuracy than other current methodologies allow for. In experiments on two challenging facial manipulation data sets, the new tech accurately pin-pointed 99% of manipulated expressions in video clips. The achievement heralds a new era in the development of automated tools …

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Update: NPM dependency confusion hacks target German firms

Update: the following blog post has been updated to reflect the disclosure by a German firm that the artifacts discovered by ReversingLabs and other firms were part of a “red team” assessment of leading German firms. – May 11, 2022: Research by ReversingLabs suggests that npm dependency confusion attacks are more widespread than previously reported, …

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