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New Mac malware on the loose: What you need to know

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In the past week, two relatively crude threats to Mac users have surfaced. The malware targets Apple’s operating system, now called MacOS. The first piece of malware, analyzed by researchers Claudio Guarnieri and Collin Anderson and dubbed MacDownloader, was used as part of an attack that targeted the U.S. defense and aerospace industries. The attackers created a fraudulent […]

Municipal drones are coming — and cloud leaders are getting prepared

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Like it or hate it, government drones are coming to your block. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a leading organization dedicated to ensuring a secure cloud computing environment is working with Securing Smart Cities, a nonprofit global initiative focused on smart city cybersecurity, to set up drone guidelines. Their report, co-authored by the CSA Internet of Things (IoT) […]

Défense : les technologies qui vont marquer 2017

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C’est un classique en ce début d’année, lister les tendances qui vont influencer le marché pour les mois à venir. Pour le cas précis du secteur de la défense,  nous voyons une nouvelle génération de technologies qui sont susceptibles de marquer 2017, de par leur caractère disruptif ou les améliorations qu’elles apportent. Voici un aperçu […]

Cloud spend outpacing traditional IT, spurring security investments

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According to a newly released report from IDC, the share of cloud IT infrastructure sales in the third quarter of 2016 has climbed to 39.2% of all IT infrastructure spending, up from 34.7% a year ago. According to IDC: Revenue from private cloud infrastructure sales grew 8.2% to $3.3 billion, and public cloud 8.0% to $5.1 […]

What will 2017 bring to smart cities?

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What do the pundits see the future holding for smart cities? Interestingly,  many of the predictions have to do with what smart cities will not do, rather than what they will accomplish. This maps with IDC’s prediction that by “2017, 75% of cities worldwide will fail to take full advantage of smart city data and […]

Ransomware attacks strike Elasticsearch servers hard

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On the heels of a ransomware attack on the MongoDB, which hit thousands of MongoDB databases accessible on the Web, thousands of users of Elasticsearch now find themselves under attack. Based on a thread in the public Elasticsearch support forum, the attack on poorly secured clusters began last week: Today I found that all indices on our Test […]

Security: The new key to retail consumer engagement

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It’s time for retailers to stop treating cybersecurity as an afterthought. Major cyber breaches are now not only common but also well publicized. Consumers are understandably wary. Gaining their trust has become more challenging — and more important — than ever. Don’t believe it? Recent surveys have found that the majority of consumers are very aware […]

Protect your business by orchestrating and automating security operations

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Organizations today face an unprecedented number of security threats, and the risks will only increase as employees, customers and partners embrace new trends and innovations on their road to digital transformation. These changing and growing threats mean that traditional security methods – techniques that defend the enterprise with moats and walls and monitor for things […]

Will these emerging technologies disrupt the defense industry in 2017?

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As we head into a new year, it’s a good time to think about what’s on the horizon for the industries and markets we operate in. When it comes to Defence, I see a number of potentially game-changing technologies set to disrupt and improve the industry in the year ahead. What follows is an overview […]

Manufacturers of home networking gear and IoT devices flagged for poor security

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Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made it clear that it will be taking the security of home networking and IoT devices very seriously. The U.S. agency said that network equipment-maker D-Link put consumers’ privacy at risk due to the inadequate security of its computer routers and cameras. In a news release, the FTC announced that […]