Security lessons from a Mac-only fintech company

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:43:00 -0800

Apple remains a highly secure choice for enterprise professionals, but security threats remain and the environment requires sophisticated endpoint management tools, confirmed Build America Mutual (BAM) CTO, David McIntyre.

The Mac only bank

BAM is one of the leading U.S. municipal bond insurers and has insured over $65 billion since launch in 2012. It also has the rare distinction of being a fintech firm that is completely based on Macs.

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DDoS-for-Hire Boss Gets 13 Months Jail Time

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:05:15 +0000

A 21-year-old Illinois man was sentenced last week to 13 months in prison for running multiple DDoS-for-hire services that launched millions of attacks over several years. This individual’s sentencing comes more than five years after KrebsOnSecurity interviewed both the defendant and his father and urged the latter to take a more active interest in his son’s online activities.

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Online Phishing: How to Stay Out of the Hackers’ Nets

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:05:56 +0000

Phishing scams and social engineering continue to cause problems for social media users.

Despite the growing popularity of social media and messaging apps, email remains the preferred way to communicate online for millions of Americans. And the bad guys know it. Of the 28.6 billion cyber-threats Trend Micro blocked globally in the first half of 2019, over 24.3 billion were carried by email. That’s 91%. Many of these…

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