CDSA News

Apple Encryption Engineers, if Ordered to Unlock iPhone, Might Resist (New York Times)

If the F.B.I. wins its court fight to force Apple’s help in unlocking an iPhone, the agency may run into yet another roadblock: Apple’s engineers. Apple employees are alr... More

Can John Oliver Get Americans to Care About Encryption? (The Atlantic)

It’s not every day that cryptography comes up during one of the U.S.’s most popular late-night shows. But recently the “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver devoted the maj... More

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, March 20, 2016 (Citadel Information Group)

Important Security Updates AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2016.0.7497 of its 64 and 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website. Dropbox: Dropbox... More

Cyber Security Takes New Priority in the C-Suite (IT Pro Portal)

Despite being just a few months in, 2016 has seen big changes in the cybersecurity industry. The White House recently proposed a $3.1 billion Information Technology Fund that wil... More

Ransomware, the Newest Cybersecurity Threat, Explained (Time)

Mac computers were hit with ransomware this weekend, which was the first time an Apple product had been affected by this type of malware. You may know about other types of malware... More

Average Breach Falls Below Cyber Insurance Policy Deductible, Study Shows (Dark Reading)

A vast majority of breaches fall below cyber insurance policy deductibles, according to a new study conducted by insurance information and analytics company Advisen and commissione... More

Cloud Security Fundamentals (Information Security Buzz)

There are a lot of security myths about cloud security needed to be clarified. One is that a lot of people think that as soon as they give something to the cloud, they do not have ... More

Why Sensible Criminals Choose Cybercrime (Prospect Magazine)

This week the former Head of MI5, Jonathan Evans, claimed that cybercrime constituted “the biggest and likeliest threat” to the British economy. Speaking at a Prospect event ... More

Presidential Candidates Get Graded On Their Cybersecurity Stances (Dark Reading)

Cybersecurity is not exactly a top-of-the-mind item on the agenda of the remaining candidates in the US presidential elections. But cybersecurity has indeed become a hot policy top... More

Encryption Project Issues 1 Million Free Digital Certificates in Three Months (PC World)

Let’s Encrypt, an organization set up to encourage broader use of encryption on the Web, has distributed 1 million free digital certificates in just three months. The digital ce... More

Combating the Cyber Security Job Crunch (Tech Crunch)

There is a looming crisis in information security that will necessitate that businesses change how they manage their security efforts. While there will always be new attacks and m... More

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, March 13, 2016 (Citadel Information Group)

Important Security Updates Adobe AIR: Adobe has released version 21.0.0.176. Updates are available from Adobe’s website. Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 21.0.... More

It’s 2016, so Why is the World Still Falling for Office Macro Malware? (Ars Technica)

In the late 1990s, Microsoft Office macros were a favorite vehicle for surreptitiously installing malware on the computers of unsuspecting targets. Microsoft eventually disabled th... More

New Attack Steals Secret Crypto Keys from Android and iOS Phones (Ars Technica)

Researchers have devised an attack on Android and iOS devices that successfully steals cryptographic keys used to protect Bitcoin wallets, Apple Pay accounts, and other high-value ... More

Businesses are Still Scared of Reporting Cyber Attacks to the Police (ZD Net)

Under a third of cyberattacks against businesses are reported to the police, suggesting that organisations are underestimating the threat posed by hackers and cybercrime, a new stu... More

Announcing Automated On-Boarding for New Users of MediaSeal Security (Fortium)

New users of MediaSeal can now securely on-board themselves making it easier and quicker to get set up without the need for support. MediaSeal file encryption at-rest secures file... More

Why Marrying Infosec and Info Governance Boosts Security Capabilities (Dark Reading)

In today's data centric world, security pros need to know where sensitive data is supposed to be, not just where it actually is now. Cybersecurity is an industry of espionage, cri... More

Seven Attack Trends Making Security Pros Sweat (Dark Reading)

This week's RSA Conference has given the security industry a good excuse to take time for some introspection and examine the breaches and attack trends that have plagued it most in... More

Feds Go After Online Payment Firm for Deceptive Cyber Security (The Hill)

Federal regulators on Thursday sent a major signal to financial technology companies, settling charges against an online payment firm for deceiving customers about data security. ... More

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, March 6, 2016 (Citadel Information Group)

Important Security Updates Adobe Shockwave Player: Adobe has released version 12.2.4.194 of Shockwave Player running on Windows and Macintosh. Updates are available through the p... More