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McAfee Restarts as an Independent Security Vendor Without Intel

Intel officially completes its spin-out of McAfee, enabling the security vendor to once again be an independent company, focussed on the evolving threat landscape.
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Seven Rules for Inclusion in the CSO's Security Playbook SLIDESHOW

Effective enterprise security requires understanding what does and doesn't work. Here's how to establish an effective enterprise security framework.
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Moonlight Maze Attack Still Relevant Two Decades After Initial Debut

Attack code that was first used in 1996 is still in use by attackers building malware in 2017, according to new research from Kaspersky Lab and Kings College London.
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Macro Malware, Aging Worms Continue to Pose Threat to Present Day

Macro malware, which is so 1990s, has made a comeback, joining other aging cyber-threats, such as PHP scripts and the Microsoft Slammer worm continue to top some favorite attack tools lists.
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Microsoft Thwarts Cyber-Attacks with Azure Web Application Firewall

The Azure Web Application Firewall is now generally available, allowing customers to deflect cyber-attacks aimed at application hosted on Microsoft's cloud.
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VMware Patches Security Vulnerabilities First Disclosed at Pwn2Own

VMware released an update fixing four different security vulnerabilities that could have potentially enabled an attacker to escape the isolation of a virtual machine and attack a host operating system.
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Kubernetes Security Policies Benefit from Best Practices

The open-source Kubernetes container management and orchestration system has implemented a security vulnerability disclosure policy that aims to help minimize risk.
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IBM X-Force Report Reveals a Record Number of Vulnerabilities in 2016

The newly-released 2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index report found a 566 percent increase in the number of compromised data records as the total number of security vulnerabilities surpassed 10,000 for the first time.
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2016 Was a Record Year for Breaches, Gemalto Reports SLIDESHOW

Eighty-six percent more data records were lost in 2016 than 2015, with malicious outsiders ranked as the top cause, Gemalto's Breach Level Index finds.
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Symantec Reaping the Benefits of Blue Coat Acquisition

Symantec made multiple acquisitions in 2016, including its $4.65 billion purchase of Blue Coat, and is now benefiting from those assets as it aims to grow in 2017.
March 28, 2017 Tech Briefing

Cyber-Thieves Using Persistent Bot to Steal Gift Card Balances VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: Cyber-thieves using GiftGhostBot to steal gift card balances; Google threatens to distrust Symantec SSL/TLS certificates; Google warns users it plans to remove SMS texting from Hangouts; and there's more.

Apple Patches Large Number of Flaws in iOS, macOS Updates

With its iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 security updates, Apple patches a number of interesting flaws, but none that were apparently related to the recent WikiLeaks Vault 7 Central Intelligence Agency disclosure.

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