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INTERNET OF THINGS

-  At least 70 percent of devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) are vulnerable to attack, according to a report from Hewlett-Packard’s security unit Fortify, released in July. The study analyzed a range of IoT devices, from remote power outlets to home alarms and even sprinkler controllers. According to the study, vulnerabilities include weak passwords, insecure password recovery mechanisms, and poorly protected credentials.  

Morning Security Brief: Five Million Gmail Account Credentials Revealed, Salesforce Malware, and Cybersecurity Summit Wrapup

- Nearly five million Gmail usernames and passwords have been made public by Russian hackers, Salesforce has warned its customers of targeted malware aimed at stealing login credentials, and cybersecurity experts gathered to discuss protecting sales systems.

A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986 to 2012

- This book sturdily lives up to the billing on its jacket as “the first history of twenty-five years of conflict in cyberspace.”

Mobilizing Care

- A Web-based application allows an assistance network for developmentally disabled adults to replace the manual paperwork process.

In Plain Sight

- Uses of the dark web are vast, and privacy advocates and law enforcement are struggling over how to maintain its use for legitimate activity.

NIST Requests Feedback on First Version of Cybersecurity Framework

- A federal organization is requesting feedback from companies who have implemented the voluntary cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure that it issued earlier this year.

Morning Security Brief: UPS Security Breach, Germany's Digital Agenda, Airport Scanner Security Concerns, and More

- UPS stores are the latest retailers to be hacked, and customer financial data may have been compromised. Germany announces proposals to ramp up cybersecurity protections of critical infrastructure. The full-body X-ray scanners used in airports until last year have concerning security flaws, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Federal Worker Database Breached, ATF Review, Cybersecurity and More

- Chinese hackers accessed a database of federal workers' information in March, a GAO report on changes in the ATF, cybersecurity concerns for industrial control systems, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Federal Worker Database Breached, ATF Review, Cybersecurity, and More

- Chinese hackers accessed a database of federal workers' information in March, a GAO report on changes in the ATF, cybersecurity concerns for industrial control systems, and more.

Windows XP Goes Dark

- Microsoft abandons patches for Windows XP, and a healthcare group protects against dangerous e-mail.

Cyber Experts Talk Trends

- Cybersecurity experts point out that personal information is a profitable commodity for criminals, and it professionals need to protect their networks throughout the entire supply chain.

One Campus, Many Devices

- Mobile device enrollment solutions make it easier to authenticate thousands of users onto a wireless network.

NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework

- The National Institute of Standards and Technology takes comments from the public on guidelines for protecting networks.
 




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