The UN Calls: It’s Time for Action. What can we collectively do to stop Climate Change?

Credit to Author: Sally Eaves| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:54:35 +0000

As the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 progresses in Madrid, there has never been greater recognition that Acting Now has become a global imperative to help protect our world and its… Read more »

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Human Machine Interface (HMI): a comprehensive solution for bridging the IT/OT divide

Credit to Author: Marc Lafont| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 20:08:35 +0000

A Traditional HMI A human machine interface (HMI) is the main visible automation component that manages all vital machine features, including visualization, control, supervision, diagnostics, monitoring and data logging. The… Read more »

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Multi-stage downloader Trojan sLoad abuses BITS almost exclusively for malicious activities

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:30:26 +0000

Many of today’s threats evolve to incorporate as many living-off-the-land techniques as possible into the attack chain. The PowerShell-based downloader Trojan known as sLoad, however, puts all its bets on BITS. Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is a component of the Windows operating system that provides an ability to transfer files in an asynchronous and…

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GALLIUM: Targeting global telecom

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:00:10 +0000

Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) is raising awareness of the ongoing activity by a group we call GALLIUM, targeting telecommunication providers.

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Blockchain/IoT integration accelerates, hits a 'sweet spot'

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 03:00:00 -0800

Three-quarters of companies implementing IoT have already adopted blockchain or plan to use it by the end of 2020, an indicator of the growing connection between the two, according to a survey of 500 U.S. companies by Gartner.

While the marriage between the two technologies has been expected to be crucial for  industry digital transformation, the adoption rate is happening at a “much faster pace than expected,” Gartner said.

“Among the blockchain adopters, 86% are implementing the two technologies together in various projects,” Avivah Litan, a Gartner vice president and report author,  wrote in a blog. She called IoT integration “a sweet spot” for blockchain, the much-hyped distributed ledger technology.

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Go passwordless to strengthen security and reduce costs

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 00:00:56 +0000

Joy Chik, Microsoft CVP, Identity, explains how passwordless works and provides steps to begin preparing your organization to eliminate passwords.

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The Great $50M African IP Address Heist

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 22:31:12 +0000

A top executive at the nonprofit entity responsible for doling out chunks of Internet addresses to businesses and other organizations in Africa has resigned his post following accusations that he secretly operated several companies which sold tens of millions of dollars worth of the increasingly scarce resource to online marketers. The allegations stemmed from a three-year investigation by a U.S.-based researcher whose findings shed light on a murky area of Internet governance that is all too often exploited by spammers and scammers alike.

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