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Small to Midsize Business Security Capabilities Falling as Attack Sophistication Rises

Working with limited resources and being asked to “do more with less” is often par for the course for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Smaller companies are also credited with being more nimble than their enterprise counterparts, adopting next-generation tools more quickly and experimenting with new business models. However, a new survey of CSOs and SecO
Publish At:2016-02-10 11:05 | Read:3410 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services small and midsize

88 Percent of Networks Susceptible to Privileged Account Hacks

IT professionals have long grappled with the inherent risks associated with privileged accounts. Whenever credentials that allow other employees to login to servers, routers, and so forth, are compromised, it can have a dire outcome on the rest of the network.A security firm this week is warning exactly how dire those consequences can be. Virtually no organi
Publish At:2015-11-10 15:50 | Read:3815 | Comments:0 | Tags:Compliance Privacy SMB Security Web Security Credentials Cyb

FTC, Experts Push Startups to Think About Security From the Beginning

About a decade ago, many large software makers learned some very difficult lessons about software security and building security into their products from the start. Some are still learning. The FTC and a variety of security experts are hoping that today’s crop of start-ups will not have to go through that same painful process.The FTC is launching a new
Publish At:2015-09-10 06:55 | Read:3282 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Microsoft SMB Security Vulnerabilities Web Securi

Default SSH Key Found in Many Cisco Security Appliances

Many Cisco security appliances contain default, authorized SSH keys that can allow an attacker to connect to an appliance and take almost any action he chooses. The company said that all of its Web Security Virtual Appliances, Email Security Virtual Appliances, and Content Security Management Virtual Appliances are affected by the vulnerability.This bug is a
Publish At:2015-06-26 16:21 | Read:2935 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured SMB Security Vulnerabilities Web Security Cisco SSH

Cisco Small Business IP Phones Open to Remote Eavesdropping

Cisco is warning customers about several vulnerabilities in some of its IP phones that can allow an attacker to listen in on users’ conversations. The bug affects the Cisco SPA 300 and 500 Series IP phones.Cisco had confirmed the vulnerabilities, which were discovered by Chris Watts, a researcher at Tech Analysis in Australia, and is working on a new v
Publish At:2015-03-24 01:00 | Read:2723 | Comments:0 | Tags:SMB Security Vulnerabilities Web Security Cisco IP phones sm

Yahoo Patches Critical eCommerce, Small Business Vulnerabilities

Yahoo has fixed a handful of vulnerabilities that could have given an attacker free reign over all of its user-run eCommerce websites and caused multiple headaches for small business owners.One bug could have allowed a hacker to change item prices on a whim and given them access to sensitive information provided to web stores powered by Yahoo. A separate bug
Publish At:2015-03-10 16:50 | Read:2994 | Comments:0 | Tags:SMB Security Vulnerabilities Bounty programs bug bounties Bu

Square Launches Bug Bounty, Hires Top Security Researcher

The bug bounty phenomenon began mainly with major software vendors and security companies, which were the main targets for security researchers and attackers. But it is now moving to virtually every corner of the Web and software ecosystem, and the latest company to join the party is Square, the mobile payment company.Square’s service allows merchants
Publish At:2014-08-11 15:20 | Read:3280 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security SMB Security Web Security bug bounties Dino

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