MonthApril 2018

Cybercrime Economy Generates $1.5 Trillion a Year

Threat actors generate, launder, spend, and reinvest more than $1.5 trillion in illicit funds, according to a new study on cybercrime's 'web of profit.'

Trust: The Secret Ingredient to DevSecOps Success

Security practitioners must build trusted relationships with developers and within cross-functional DevOps teams to get themselves embedded into continuous software delivery processes.

SunTrust Ex-Employee May Have Stolen Data on 1.5 Million Bank Clients

Names, addresses, phone numbers, account balances, may have been exposed.

SunTrust Ex-Employee May Have Stolen Data on 1.5 Million Bank Clients

Names, addresses, phone numbers, account balances, may have been exposed.

DNC Sues Guccifer 2.0, Russian Federation, Trump Campaign, for Election Conspiracy

DNC first hacked by Russians in 2015, according to the filing.

N.Y. AG’s scrutiny of cryptocurrencies unlikely to stymie a thriving industry

States and the federal government are increasing their scrutiny of cryptocurrencies in an attempt to bring more transparency to a market where buyers and sellers are anonymous and regulatory oversight is light.

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether, LiteCoin, and Ripple skyrocketed in value last year as investors sought to get in on what many see as the future of global currency – one that for trade and commerce knows no borders. Bitcoin generated massivce levels of hype among investors as its value surged more than 1,900% to nearly $20,000 last year, before tumbling back down below $11,000.

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Biometrics Are Coming & So Are Security Concerns

Could these advanced technologies be putting user data at risk?

Biometrics Are Coming & So Are Security Concerns

Could these advanced technologies be putting user data at risk?

At RSAC, SOC ‘Sees’ User Behaviors

Instruments at the RSA Security Operations Center give analysts insight into attendee behavior on an open network.

You won’t believe why the Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118, keeps installing itself

Yesterday, I talked about the weird bug that makes April’s Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118, re-install itself over and over, even when Windows Update says that it’s been installed successfully. Windows sleuth abbodi86 has discovered the source of the problem, and it should give you patching pause.

To understand how we got into this mess, you need to understand the bugs that Microsoft introduced in the March Win7 patches and their kludgey patches. Installing either the March Monthly Rollup (KB 4088875) or the March Security-only patch (KB 4088878) may knock your machine off the network. As Microsoft says:

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