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Cryptojackers Are Stealing Your Electrons

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Currency, in all its forms, has thieves that take what is not theirs. Cryptocurrency is no different. The fact that bitcoins are not a physical currency does not stop cybercriminals from stealing them, but these are not the same as cryptojackers. Cryptojackers are out to steal your electrons. Hijackers are bad guys that overtake something and … [Read more...]

How SecOps Improves IT Security Through A Shift-Left Approach

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Most of the time when we talk about SecOps, we are really implying DevSecOps. If you aren’t familiar with the DevSecOps concept, I suggest reading Rick Bosworth’s article on What is DevSecOps? DevSecOps Explained. However, not all organizations have completely transitioned over to DevOps. In today's technology environments, there is still a mix … [Read more...]

6 Practices IT Operations Can Learn from Enterprise Security

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Introduction At this point, most IT leaders have realized that security must be integrated into every aspect of the organization. No longer can we leave risk management to a separate group that works in isolation from the rest of the IT groups. Nor can security be an afterthought. In my experience, the best way to get two teams more tightly … [Read more...]

What is DevSecOps? DevSecOps Explained

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The explosive growth of public cloud spending -- $128 billion in 2017, reaching $266 billion by 20211 -- coupled with the continued adoption of DevOps continues to shape h.w.organizations deliver innovative solutions to their customers. The ability to design, build, and deploy iteratively at an ever-increasing velocity has not only transformed … [Read more...]

Prevent Cryptojacking by Securing Kubernetes

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A disturbing new trend is on the rise in public cloud security breaches. Attackers are not just stealing sensitive data, but now they’re also hijacking compute power in insecurely configured Kubernetes clusters to mine for cryptocurrency. Tesla, Aviva, and other companies had their Kubernetes clusters on AWS used for cryptocurrency mining, in … [Read more...]

Top 20 IT Security Conferences of 2018

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Last updated: 4/18/2018 Whether you are a security pro, software developer, security administrator, or any other role in the IT security fields, attending a conference is an excellent way to network with other professionals and extend your knowledge base. These IT security and cybersecurity conferences provide exclusive access to some of the … [Read more...]

Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities: Avoid the War Room

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Researchers have discovered a new way that hackers can potentially exploit systems to expose passwords, keys, and other sensitive data - and this time it involves the physical hardware. (Source: NYTimes) These new vulnerabilities, called Spectre and Meltdown, were discovered in Intel processors, and more specifically the way that the processors … [Read more...]

Resolutions to Improve Security in 2018 (Part 1)

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I first read Dr. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People over 25 years ago and, despite the technological revolutions in that period, it is as relevant today as it was when the earth cooled. As we look to the new year for opportunities to improve our IT operations and security, let’s remember to begin with the end in mind, as well as to put … [Read more...]

What is Threat Remediation? Threat Remediation explained

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With the recent onset of ransomware plaguing the Internet, threat remediation has become an important piece of the cybersecurity puzzle for businesses who wish to protect their digital assets. But what exactly does threat remediation mean? What are the most effective methods for successful threat remediation? And how can organizations know if … [Read more...]