Security pros agree about threats—convincing everyone else is the problem

Credit to Author: Philip Christian| Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2021 15:51:16 +0000

Getting leadership outside the security org to take threats seriously remains a thorny issue for security pros working at small- and medium-sized businesses.

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Why enterprises must install the latest macOS software patch

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 07:52:00 -0700

Enterprises should install Apple’s latest macOS Big Sur 11.3 update to secure their Macs. I spoke with Jamf Mac security expert Jaron Bradley, who explained why.

Install macOS 11.3 immediately

Enterprise users running fleets of Macs should get their IT support teams to approve the installation of Apple’s macOS Big Sur 11.3 update as swiftly as possible; the update should protect Macs against a serious software vulnerability that places data at risk.

As first spotted by Cedric Owens (and subsequently heavily researched by Jamf), the malware — a new version of a known Shlayer vulnerability — spreads in the following ways:

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Malwarebytes releases SMB Cybersecurity Trust & Confidence Report 2021

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:01:00 +0000

We spoke with 704 CIOs, IT directors, sysadmins, decision makers, and heads of security from small- to medium-sized businesses. What did we find?

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WFH security lessons from the pandemic

Credit to Author: Bob Violino| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 03:00:00 -0800

A year ago, IT and cybersecurity teams faced a number of challenges — constantly emerging threats, data privacy regulations, and a significant and widening skills gap, to name a few. Then things really got difficult.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on business processes changed the security dynamic in a big way, making matters even more complex. Shifts to cloud services were accelerated. E-commerce efforts were launched or expanded. COVID-related cyberattacks became common.

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Trend Micro’s Top Ten MITRE Evaluation Considerations

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 22:32:19 +0000

The introduction of the MITRE ATT&CK evaluations is a welcomed addition to the third-party testing arena. The ATT&CK framework, and the evaluations in particular, have gone such a long way in helping advance the security industry as a whole, and the individual security products serving the market. The insight garnered from these evaluations is incredibly…

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5 tips for building an effective security operations center (SOC)

Credit to Author: Gilad Maayan| Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:00:00 +0000

A security operations center (SOC) can significantly improve an organization’s security posture, but it’s not a perfect solution and can be challenging to implement. Read on to learn how to clear hurdles and build an effective SOC team.

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Do you really need a Chief Mobility Officer? (Spoiler alert: nope)

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 03:00:00 -0800

While one in three large enterprises has a chief mobility officer (CMO), according to one survey, that role is now largely duplicative and unnecessary – and creating it can hit a company’s bottom line.

Management consultancy Janco Associates, which lists job descriptions and conducts bi-annual salary surveys, last week updated its description of a Chief Mobility Officer (CMO) to include privacy compliance policies in light of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA), which goes into effect in January.

“As the use of personal mobile devices, social networking, and compliance requirements expand, organizations are faced with a dilemma. How can they balance privacy compliance mandates like CaCPA with business continuity, security, and operational needs in an ever more complex operating environment?” said Victor Janulaitis, CEO of Janco Associates.

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