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Cyber incidents doubled in 2017 [source: homelandsecuritynewswire]

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has just released its Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report. OTA’s annual analysis found that cyber incidents targeting businesses nearly doubled from 82,000 in 2016 to 159,700 in 2017. Since the majority of cyber incidents are never reported, OTAbelieves the actual number in 2017 could easily exceed 350,000. The report analyzes data...

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Cisco Fixes RCE Bug Rated 10 Out of 10 on Severity Scale[source: bleepingcomputer]

Cisco has released software patches that fix a major vulnerability affecting Cisco devices running Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software. Cisco ASA Software is the core operating system for the Cisco ASA Family, a class of security-centric networking devices that combine firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, and virtual private network (VPN) capabilities....

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Scientists Warn of Transduction Attacks on Sensors [source: bleepingcomputer]

Professors from universities in China and the US are warning about the impending danger of “transduction attacks” on sensors deployed with everyday devices. The term “transduction attack” has two meanings. First, the term “transducer” is another word for “sensor,” meaning a device that converts variations in a physical quantity, such...

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Authentication today: Moving beyond passwords [source: helpnetsecurity]

A new global study from IBM Security examining consumer perspectives around digital identity and authentication, found that people now prioritize security over convenience when logging into applications and devices. Authentication methods perceived as most secure (global perspective) Generational differences also emerged showing that younger adults are putting less care into traditional password hygiene,...

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