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Cybersecurity as Realpolitik by Dan Geer at Black Hat USA 2014
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NSA's Monstermind Aims To Detect And Stop Cyber Attacks Instantly

WIRED magazine had the scoop, by directly talking to Edward Snowden recently. An NSA program known as MonsterMind, currently under development, is being designed to detect and stop cyber ...
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Scam Of The Week: "For Sale: CyberVor False Sense Of Security"

Are the credentials of one of your users among the stash of the 1.2 billion stolen passwords? A small Internet security company will tell you for just a 120 bucks per year. Their ...
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Is Antivirus as Vulnerable as Any Other Product?

Joxean Koret, a security researcher from the Singapore-based Coseinc, using a "fuzzer" tool he built himself, found numerous remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in multiple antivirus ...
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Whitelisting Community Preview: MalwareShield

You have heard me talk about whitelisting the last few years. Well I have some news! You may not know that most of us here at KnowBe4 are ex-antivirus people who came from the Sunbelt ...
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Malware Only Lives For A Few Hours

Rob Rachwald and Zheng Bu at FireEye came up with some interesting observations: "At FireEye, we look at hundreds of malware samples daily, and, in a recent talk at RSA Conference, Zheng ...
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Shocker Symantec Admits That Antivirus Is Dead

An article in the Wall Street Journal of May 5, 2014 summarized what I have been talking about these last few years. 25 years ago, Symantec was one of the first IT security companies to ...
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What's The Best Free Antivirus For Windows 8?

Use the free built-in antivirus called Windows Defender? Use a free tool like Avast? Buy a third party tool?
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U.S. Risks National Blackout From Small-Scale Attack

The Wall Street Journal this morning published something that I do NOT like at all. I am expressing myself mildly.  A federal analysis says that sabotage of just nine key substations is ...
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Are malware threats making anti-virus software useless?

CBC News had a pretty controversial headline today. They wrote that some computer consultants say the global malware threat has gotten so bad that conventional security measures, such as ...
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SNEAK PEEK at hot new site HACKBUSTERS

KnowBe4 Announces HackBusters, A Curated IT Security News Site
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The Relationship Between Compliance And Security

This venn-diagram illustrates the relationship between Compliance and Security in a funny way.
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Yahoo Email Hacked

Yahoo warned yesterday that unknown attackers have attempted to access a number of Yahoo Mail accounts, and urged users to change their passwords even if they haven't been affected. Jay ...
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Feb 1st Is National Change Your Password Day

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INFOGRAPHI​C: The Illusion of Personal Data Security in E-Commerce

Dashlane’s first quarterly Personal Data Security Roundup was released recently. The roundup takes a look at password policies of the top 100 e-commerce sites, and the results are ...
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What Is The Deep Web 101

Pierluigi Paganini wrote a great blog post today. The Deep Web (or Invisible Web) is all the information on the World Wide Web not reported by normal search engines. It's HUGE. According ...
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December 2013: 1 in 164 emails infected with some malware

Symantec's  Intelligence Report for December 2013 is out. To no one's surprise the rate of infected emails is increasing dramatically last quarter, it looked like this
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PCI DSS 3.0 Compliance – What’s New? An Infographic…

Last month, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) officially released the v3.0 compliance standards, but it will take some time before everyone involved (merchants, service ...
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Consider security training before high-end technology

CompterWeekly.com's "Security Think Tank" section has an opinion piece by Mike Gilespie that's right out of the KnowBe4 playbook.  
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Windows Crash Reports Let NSA Spy On People

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