Category: Security

Security is more important than ever. Cybersecurity has been a problem from the start of IT and it will be till the end. It all started with endpoint and network security, but today, we are also facing with cloudsecurity and managing employees to incorporate good security practices.

All these new technologies that help us innovate also helps cybercriminals and state sponsored hackers to get new tools they can use to get access to our systems, and in a worst case scenario, access to our most valuable data and business secrets. Also, with new legislation in place like GDPR, you need to make sure everything is secure, otherwise you just don’t lose your reputation, but you can also be fined by the government. Protecting IT-environments is more important than ever.

Endpoint Security

Your first line of defense is usually endpoint protection. The devices your employees work with need to be protected against ransomware and other malware which can bring lots and lots of trouble. This nowadays the most basic form of protection and many of the bigger vendors and suites can help you achieve this.

Network security

Network security is a bit more advanced, where you can manage which traffic goes across your network. You can also connect different networks together with e.g. SD-WAN. So, you can run protection software and share data between multiple locations. The trend we see in network protection on the datacenter side is to lock down the traffic by only allowing known, benevolent traffic sources. Regarding office networking, we see new initiatives like ZScaler coming up, where you tunnel all your staff over the network of ZScaler so they can analyse the traffic and block patterns that they marked as malicious. Especially for companies with employees that travel a lot, this is a smart solution.

Cloud security

Many thought that bringing workloads to the cloud would reduce their responsibility of doing security. It is now clear that this is not the case. Most cloud vendors practice the “shared responsibility” approach. This means that big hyperscalers can offer a first line of defense against well known threats and port scanners. For the more sophisticated attacks that are directly pointed at your servers, you need to have your protection in place.

Cloudflare wants to prevent internet routing problems with RPKI

Cloudflare wants to prevent internet routing problems with RPKI

Cloudflare wants to use a new technology to prevent internet routing problems from occurring. By installing a new feature, resource public key infrastructure (RPKI), it becomes more difficult to divert Internet traffic, reports TechCrunch. Internet routing is a fundamental part of how the Internet ... Read more

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Windows file may contain all your documents, emails and passwords

Windows file may contain all your documents, emails and passwords

If you have a Windows computer with a touch screen, there's a good chance that your device has been collecting sensitive data in recent months or even years. These include passwords and even complete e-mails. That's what Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) security researcher Barnaby Ske... Read more

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Facebook takes extra measures to prevent manipulation of elections

Facebook takes extra measures to prevent manipulation of elections

After the experiences of the previous American Presidential elections, in which fake news was disseminated on social media and attempts were made to hack into the accounts of political candidates and campaign employees, Facebook is now taking additional measures. Facebook will come up with a pilot i... Read more

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Microsoft patcht vulnerability that cripples Windows servers

Microsoft patcht vulnerability that cripples Windows servers

Microsoft released a patch for FragmentSmack. The attack drives the CPU consumption of a Windows system up to 100 percent, so that it no longer responds. The vulnerability is ideal for DDoS attacks on Windows servers. FragmentSmack (CVE-2018-5391) has been known in the Linux community for a long tim... Read more

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Easy CSS attack can crash any iPhone

Easy CSS attack can crash any iPhone

A security researcher has found a new way to crash and restart iPhones. For that, he only needed a few lines of code. The code also works for iPads and MacBooks. In the latter case, Safari crashes when a user opens the link. Security researcher Sabri Haddouche discovered the error in the Apple softw... Read more

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