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Wanted: Data breach risk ratings, because not all breaches are equal

Wanted: Data breach risk ratings, because not all breaches are equal

I recently downloaded every known, recorded data breach by the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, which has been the most thorough and stalwart public recorder of data breaches in the United States for over two decades....

Apple removes anti-malware apps that harvested browser data

Apple removes anti-malware apps that harvested browser data

Apps from a well-known cyber-security firm were taken down from the Mac app store by Apple after they were found to export users’ browser histories. Several anti-malware apps made by Trend Micro have since...

British Airways’ data breach highlights consumer concerns

British Airways’ data breach highlights consumer concerns

GLOBAL: British Airways has acted quickly to shut down concerns about a data breach affecting 380,000 customers, even as a new study warns that the security of their personal data is a major concern...

A Scoville Heat Scale For Measuring Cybersecurity

A Scoville Heat Scale For Measuring Cybersecurity

The Scoville Scale is a measurement chart used to rate the heat of peppers or other spicy foods. It can also can have a useful application for measuring cybersecurity threats. Cyber-threats are also red...

Cyber-security vulnerabilities identified in two major medical devices

Cyber-security vulnerabilities identified in two major medical devices

Working closely with both vendors, CyberMDX says the vulnerabilities have been publicly disclosed via ICS-CERT. CyberMDX found a potential vulnerability in the BD Alaris TIVA syringe pump with software version 2.3.6 and below that...

Bank of Spain hit with DDoS attack

Bank of Spain hit with DDoS attack

The Bank of Spain’s website hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack on Sunday which disrupted access to the site. A spokesman for the bank told Reuters the attack didn’t affect the bank’s services or...

Cyber Security Market to touch US$ 170 Billion by 2022

Cyber Security Market to touch US$ 170 Billion by 2022

The cyber security market is anticipated to value US$ 172 Billion at a healthy CAGR of 10% during the forecast period.North America is a largest contributor to this market owing to adoption of cyber...

Microsoft Offers Free Cybersecurity Tools to Political Candidates

Microsoft Offers Free Cybersecurity Tools to Political Candidates

Microsoft said starting Tuesday it will offer free cybersecurity tools to U.S. political candidates, campaign offices, and affiliated groups ahead of the midterm elections. Microsoft made the protections available after disclosing that last week...

VMware Security Update Tackles Intel Spectre Variant Foreshadow

VMware Security Update Tackles Intel Spectre Variant Foreshadow

VMware has released a security update which includes mitigation’s for Foreshadow, Intel’s latest silicon security problem. On Tuesday, the Dell subsidiary said in a security advisory that Foreshadow, otherwise known as the L1 Terminal...

VMware Acquires Dell EMC’s Service Assurance Suite Platform

VMware Acquires Dell EMC’s Service Assurance Suite Platform

On August 9, VMware (VMW) decided to acquire Dell EMC’s Service Assurance Suite platform. The deal will bring in engineers with more than ten years of experience in customer relationships. The deal might help...