This week, vote for SonicWall in the computer security awards, an update on the Capital One data breach suspect, and GDPR is an identity thief’s dream.
2019 Computing Security Awards – Vote for SonicWall
- SonicWall are nominated in the following categories:
Anti-Malware Solution of the Year – SonicWall Capture Client
New Hardware Solution of the Year – SonicWall TZ Series
SME Security Solution of the Year – SonicWall TZ Series
- SonicWall CEO Bill Conner is named as one of CRN’s top 25 Enterprise IT innovators of 2019 with SonicWall Cloud App Security 2.0 names as one of the reasons behind the recognition.
- Luxury lifestyle magazine Robb Report takes a look at the most up to date home and business security systems that money can buy, from residential surveillance systems installed by private security firms to the best business firewalls like those offered by SonicWall.
Best Security Hardware – Gold Medal – ChannelPro Network
- SonicWall comes out on top with a Gold Medal in the Best Security Hardware category at the ChannelPro Network Readers Choice Award.
- With IDC’s Software-Defined WAN Survey published in April this year estimating that 95 per cent of enterprises expect to use SD-WAN technology within the next two years, and almost half already using it in one form or another, The Register take a look at the key SD-WAN considerations in 2019.
- Prosecutors of the Capital One data breach allege the suspect stole data on more than 30 entities, including private companies and schools, as well as 100 million Capital One customers.
- A new study has found that cybercriminals are increasingly targeting software developers in the hopes of landing administrator privileges on a network. With professional networks like LinkedIn providing would-be hackers with personal information they can easily harvest they are able to craft convincing looking phishing emails that may even fool the technology savvy.
Crossrider Adware Still Causing Unwanted Mac Browser Redirects – Security Boulevard
- Addressing the myth that Mac’s cannot get a virus Security Boulevard investigate a new variant of the Crossrider malware currently infecting Apple systems. The risk isn’t just an infection from annoying but relatively benign adware, but that it may morph into something more dangerous.
- Unchanging Social Security numbers that were never intended to be used as identification are described as an ‘absurd’ idea in a world where data is regularly being stolen and released online. ID cards that use Blockchain technology is one of several solutions proposed to deal with identity theft in the modern age.
- A student attending Black Hat 2019 explains how he gamed GDPR privacy laws to allow him access to a huge amount of personal data, the very kind of data the laws are designed to protect.
In Case You Missed It
- Webinar: Prep Your Business to Face 2019’s Most Advanced Cyber Threats – Geoff Blaine
- Ransomware-as-a-Service, Open-Source Malware Fueling Attack Spikes in 2019 – Geoff Blaine
- Cryptojacking in 2019: Cryptocurrency Value Keeping Attack Vector in Play – Geoff Blaine
- Inside the Capital One Data Breach: What Went Wrong – Agasthiamani Sankaran
- Wind River VxWorks and URGENT/11: Patch Now – John Gmuender