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  1. Cyber criminals looking for a quick payout and valuables are targeting digital artists using NFTs (non-fungible tokens), warns security researcher Bart Blaze. The attackers are taking advantage of the artists’ desire to work and earn money to trick them into downloading information-stealing malware that will help them raid their crypto wallets and break into their various online accounts (email, IM, gaming, banking, etc.). The various tricks criminals use for targeting digital artists In one variation … More

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  2. An IT service management (ITSM) solution guarantees that IT processes and services are combined with the business goals of an organization, thus helping it thrive. To select a suitable ITSM solution for your business, you need to think about a variety of factors. We’ve talked to several industry professionals to get their insight on the topic. Simon Geddes, Senior Director of Product Management, Ivanti With accelerated digital transformation happening across the enterprise, IT teams have … More

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  3. With $3.7 billion raised in cybersecurity funding so far this year, 2021 is on track to overcome last year’s record $7.8 billion total. Many of these companies have very high valuations – and to some experts that sounds like a bubble. As damage from hacking to businesses and individuals gets worse each year and as new threats emerge, new technologies are being developed to protect organizations, leading investors to pump more money into the industry. … More

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  4. Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks take advantage of coding flaws in the way websites or web applications generate input from users. Despite their longstanding reputation as a significant infosec problem, XSS attacks have remained a constant of the OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks year after year and still make headlines. In fact, earlier this year researchers uncovered a severe XSS vulnerability in the WordPress search plugin called Ivory Search. This now-patched bug left 60,000 … More

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  5. Nuspire released a report which outlines new cybercriminal activity and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) with additional insight from Recorded Future. “As companies return to a hybrid workplace, it’s crucial that they are aware of the evolving threat landscape,” said Craig Robinson, Program Director, Security Services at IDC. “The data highlighted in this threat report by Nuspire and Recorded Future shows that security leaders need to stay vigilant as threat actors see opportunity in the … More

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  6. Anodot announced the results of a survey that reveals how organizations struggle to control skyrocketing cloud computing costs of the remote workforce, even as business moves to a hybrid model. In Q2 of 2021, more than 100 senior IT, finance, and operations leaders were surveyed on their experiences managing cloud costs during the pandemic and shortly thereafter as vaccinations became commonplace and more people returned to work. Most organizations having a hard time controlling cloud … More

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