Category Archives: News

  • The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

    Posted on October 8, 2018 by in News, Security

      In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, known today as Amazon Prime Video. Based in Portland, Ore., Elemental made software for compressing massive video files and formatting them for different devices. Its technology had helped stream the Olympic […]

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  • The Top 5 Reasons Hackers Love Data Centers

    Posted on September 10, 2018 by in Data Center, News, Security

    Do you think your data center’s impervious to a physical attack or a cyberattack? Think again. From the human element to the increasing number of global cyberattacks, your data center is vulnerable. The worldwide cost of cybercrime is estimated to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021, which means that it’s not about if your data center […]

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  • What Is the Definition of a Data Breach, and Does Ransomware Count?

    Posted on August 20, 2018 by in News, Security

    Ten or twelve years ago, IT security companies warned of the possibility of a catastrophic data breach, but there were far fewer real-world examples than there are today. Now, it seems that some new breach comes to light every week, sometimes more than one a week. Data breaches can affect a wide variety of data: […]

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  • Hackers Breached Virginia Bank Twice in Eight Months, Stole $2.4M

    Posted on August 1, 2018 by in News, Security

    Hackers used phishing emails to break into a Virginia bank in two separate cyber intrusions over an eight-month period, making off with more than $2.4 million total. Now the financial institution is suing its insurance provider for refusing to fully cover the losses. According to a lawsuit filed last month in the Western District of […]

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  • How to Easily Switch Your Two-Factor Security to a New Phone

    Posted on July 24, 2018 by in News, Security

    When you’re switching phones after an upgrade or an accident, the job of checking up on your two-factor verification apps can get lost in the hustle of transferring photos, contacts, messages, and all the other stuff that more quickly comes to mind. Without your security codes, though, you might get locked out of your key online […]

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  • Myth Busted: Who Says Software Based Networking Performance Does Not Match Physical Networking?

    Posted on July 12, 2018 by in Networking, News

    NSX Data Center has shown for some time now (see VMworld 2016 NSX Performane Session (NET 8030) that it can drive upwards of 100G of throughput per node for typical data center workloads. In that VMworld session, we ran a live demo showing the throughput being limited by the actual physical ports on the host, which were […]

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  • Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report

    Posted on June 15, 2018 by in News

    Data breaches aren’t just a problem for security professionals. The impact is felt across the whole business—from your legal team, embroiled in litigation, to your frontline employees, who can’t access the tools they need to do their jobs. Everyone needs to play their part in managing the risks. But first you need to understand what […]

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  • Forget the “Missing Link”. How about the Weakest Link?

    Posted on June 8, 2018 by in News, Security

    Is User Training the Weakest Link in Your Email Security Strategy?   The days of simply deploying an email security gateway in front of the email server to block spam and viruses from reaching your end users are long gone. And while today’s gateways absolutely still have their place, in most instances they’re accompanied by […]

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  • Checklist for Safeguarding Virtual Machines

    Posted on June 1, 2018 by in News, Security, Virtualization

    Virtualization and the cloud are a boon for developers and businesses that create applications. Virtual infrastructures give businesses and developers cost-effective, dynamic, and agile ways of providing their products and services or deploying their own applications. With the public cloud expected to grow into a US$178-billion market this year, there’s an evident shift toward automation and scalability […]

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  • New VPNFilter Malware Targets at least 500K Networking Devices Worldwide

    Posted on May 25, 2018 by in News, Security

      For several months, Talos has been working with public- and private-sector threat intelligence partners and law enforcement in researching an advanced, likely state-sponsored or state-affiliated actor’s widespread use of a sophisticated modular malware system we call “VPNFilter.” We have not completed our research, but recent events have convinced us that the correct way forward […]

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