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  1. Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: Sessions, events and seminars to check out at RSA Conference 2020 RSA Conference 2020 takes place next week in San Francisco. Here’s a brief overview of what to check out while you’re at the conference. US gas pipeline shut down due to ransomware An unnamed US gas pipeline operator has falled victim to ransomware, which managed to encrypt data both on its … More

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  2. Cisco has released a new batch of security fixes for a number of its products, including its Smart Software Manager On-Prem solution and its Email Security and Content Security Management Appliances. Only one of the fixed vulnerabilities is deemed to be critical and none is under active exploitation. Critical Cisco security fixes The critical flaw (CVE-2020-3158) is in the High Availability (HA) service of the Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem (SSM On-Prem). “The vulnerability is … More

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  3. Here we are: at the beginning of a new year and the start of another decade. In many ways, technology is exceeding what we expected by 2020, and in other ways, well, it is lacking. Back to the Future made us think we would all be using hoverboards, wearing self-drying and fitting jackets, and getting to and from the grocery store in flying cars by Oct. 21, 2015. Hanna-Barbera promised us a cutting-edge, underwater research … More

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  4. 44% of malicious threats are cloud enabled, meaning that cybercriminals see the cloud as an effective method for subverting detection, according to Netskope. “We are seeing increasingly complex threat techniques being used across cloud applications, spanning from cloud phishing and malware delivery, to cloud command and control and ultimately cloud data exfiltration,” said Ray Canzanese, Threat Research Director at Netskope. “Our research shows the sophistication and scale of the cloud enabled kill chain increasing, requiring … More

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  5. The RSA Conference 2020 Early Stage Expo is an innovation space dedicated to promoting emerging talent in the industry. Here are some of the most exciting companies exhibiting innovative products and solutions, which you can see in person in the San Francisco Ballroom, Moscone South, Level 2. Abnormal Security Abnormal Security stops targeted email attacks. Abnormal Behavior Technology models the identity of both employees and external senders, profiles relationships and analyzes email content to stop … More

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  6. A sharp increase (57%) in high-risk vulnerabilities drove the threat index score up 8% from December 2019 to January 2020, according to the Imperva Cyber Threat Index. Following the release of Oracle’s Critical Patch Update – which included 19 MySQL vulnerabilities—there was an unusual increase in the vulnerabilities risk component within the Index. Specifically, there was a 57% increase in vulnerabilities that can be accessed remotely with no authentication required, have a public exploit available, … More

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