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How security auto-testing with actionable remediation could help resolve some problematic GDPR security requirements not met to date. Although the GDPR deadline has just passed, there is no point surrendering to scare mongering tactics. There is still an opening for making necessary security adjustments until the dust settles and the authorities sound their first warning […]
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May 25, 2018
An astounding 200M data sets sold on the Dark Web A Chinese-based hacker group has been selling data of approximately 200 million Japanese users. IDs, passwords and email addresses, extruded from retail and gaming sites, were just some of the information sources up for grabs, according to FireEye iSIGHT. The fee for the entire data […]
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May 21, 2018
Not again! Personal Facebook data at the mercy of an entire researcher community… Personal details from gender to relationship status, status updates and personality scores of millions of users are free game to Cambridge University Academics. Apparently data harvested through the popular Mypersonality app that was used for targeting ads, was shared for free for […]
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May 14, 2018
Weekly rants and raves from cybersecurity’s trenches Modern day thief, with penchant for Cognac, lives lavish life funded by data sold on the Dark Web Self acclaimed Dark Web knight with the online handle of “Courvoisier” was arrested by British Police for hacking over 200 companies  including Apple, Uber, Just Eat and Groupon. Apparently, 26 […]
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May 7, 2018
Why Shadow IT is the oxygen for APTs &  how to contain it? 1st post in series highlighting real life APT attacks examples.  By Shai Mendel, Team leader at XM Cyber Ah, shadow IT errors; so common, yet hidden disasters in the making. In fact Gartner predicts that by 2020, a third of enterprise attacks will […]
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May 6, 2018
Cybersecurity rants and raves selected by XM Cyber analyst team. Week 18  Our purple hatters rate the news by interest and newsworthiness!   Is Reddit still an ‘agent’ of the Dark Web? In an attempt to rebuff a reputation for being a digital ‘Wild West’, Reddit has reportedly banned Dark Net sub-Reddits where drugs, data […]
April 30, 2018
Cybersecurity rants & raves selected by XM Cyber analyst team.  Our purple hat team rate the news by interest and newsworthiness.   New ransomware unable to restore files it encrypted Doctor Web security experts and cybercriminals, warn the malicious program attacks Windows OS users for profit. The ransomware featuring a malicious payload is distributed via […]
April 24, 2018
Trends, technologies and talking points As the RSA conference draws to a close, we’re looking back with red-shot eyes, at the week that was. RSA has evolved from a small cryptography conference to a mega cybersecurity global event, with over 42,000 attendees. What’s hard to fathom is that the conference this year is drawing the […]
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April 22, 2018
An interview with XM Cyber CEO Noam Erez. “It’s like deploying an army of automated red teams working 24×7 just for you, followed immediately by a blue team that prioritizes simple-to-follow actionable remediation.” After operating in stealth mode for almost two years, CEO Noam Erez is looking forward to opening the doors and unveiling XM […]
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April 10, 2018
And why it’s time to harness the power of purple team automation Modern militaries have been known to galvanize opposing forces during defense-offense exercises to increase a unit’s success rate. The U.S. Air Force, for instance, works with fighter squadrons, the red team, that use Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) of an attack force. In […]
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March 29, 2018