Slack talks up security with new encryption options, FedRAMP certification

Credit to Author: Matthew Finnegan| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:43:00 -0700

As Slack works to entice large organizations to deploy its channel-based collaboration app, the company is touting a variety of security upgrades, including an expanded enterprise key management (EKM) system and stronger compliance capabilities.

Among the updates announced Tuesday is the extension of EKM to give admins greater flexibility over the encryption of message data. Slack’s EKM, introduced in 2018 for Enterprise Grid customers, can now cover data sent by users accessing the Workflow Builder automation tool. The company also plans to expand EKM to messages sent in Slack Connect – the company’s  recently announced platform for multi-company conversations – when it launches later this year. 

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A week in security (March 16 – 22)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:44:58 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most notable security stories and events, including COVID-19-themed threats, child identity theft, and securely working from home.

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Slack beefs up mobile security controls for Enterprise Grid

Credit to Author: Matthew Finnegan| Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:00:00 -0700

Slack today unveiled new security capabilities for Enterprise Grid customers, including tighter controls for admins who oversee mobile device access.

Enterprise Grid was launched in 2017 for Slack’s biggest customers, with additional features to support large-scale deployments. Among the 150 organizations now using Enterprise Grid are Capital One, IBM and Target. 

Slack has continued to build out security and compliance features for the software since its introduction, including the addition of enterprise key management last September.  

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Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:59:54 +0000

Federal prosecutors this week charged a Seattle woman with stealing data from more than 100 million credit applications made with Capital One Financial Corp. Incredibly, much of this breached played out publicly over several months on social media and other open online platforms. What follows is a closer look at the accused, and what this incident may mean for consumers and businesses.

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A week in security (June 24 – 30)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 17:02:56 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from June 24–30, including top malicious web campaigns, updates on the GreenFlash Sundown exploit, a Malwarebytes initiative to double down on stalkerware detection and awareness, and more.

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Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2018 14:02:27 +0000

Most of us have been trained to be wary of clicking on links and attachments that arrive in emails unexpected, but it’s easy to forget scam artists are constantly dreaming up innovations that put a new shine on old-fashioned telephone-based phishing scams. Think you’re too smart to fall for one? Think again: Even technology experts are getting taken in by some of the more recent schemes (or very nearly).

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Is chat putting your business at risk?

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 15:30:37 +0000

Now that corporate activities are increasingly taking place outside of the office, technology that enables real-time communication and collaboration among office workers and telecommuters is absolutely essential. Elements like file sharing, video conferencing and cloud access have quickly become imperative. However, few solutions address the challenges that can come up with geographically dispersed workers like…

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