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Only 30% prepared to secure a complete shift to remote work

The biggest security concerns facing businesses are data leaking through endpoints (27%), loss of visibility of user activity (25%) and maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements (24%), DTEX Systems reveals. These concerns are followed by access from outside the perimeter (23%) and remote access to core business apps (18%) such as email and collaboration. Few companies prepared to secure and support a shift to remote work The report also found that only 30% of companies surveyed … More

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New NIST guide helps healthcare orgs securely deploy PACS

Every so often, security researchers discover confidential medical images left exposed online. To help healthcare organizations prevent this from happening in the future, NIST has published NIST SP 1800-24: Securing Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). The cybersecurity challenges of securing PACS Medical imaging is a critical component in providing patient care and PACS is where these images and accompanying clinical information are stored and delivered from when needed. Needless to say, the integrity, availability, … More

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Operational planning simulation for defense against an attacking drone swarm

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea stunned the world when they put on a dazzling light show made up of a record-breaking 1,218 drones, all dancing in harmony. In the Department of Defense (DoD), though, the display reinvigorated interest in counter-swarm tactics research, for drones and swarming tactics can have applications in all warfighting domains. Through funding provided by the DoD to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Professors Isaac Kaminer and Abe Clark … More

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CFOs optimistic, expect the economy to improve in 2021

Each quarter, Deloitte tracks the thinking and actions of leading CFOs representing North America’s largest and most influential companies. Participating CFOs represent diversified, large companies averaging more than $10 billion in annual revenue. CFOs unveil economic expectations for 2021 This quarter, just 18% of CFOs rate the North American economy as good, but 59% expect better conditions in a year. Europe was flat at 5% and 37%, respectively, and China improved markedly to 47% and … More

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Script for detecting vulnerable TCP/IP stacks released

Just as ICS-CERT published a new advisory detailing four new vulnerabilities in the Treck TCP/IP stack, Forescout released an open-source tool for detecting whether a network device runs one of the four open-source TCP/IP stacks (and their variations) affected by the Amnesia:33 vulnerabilities. New vulnerabilities in the Treck TCP/IP stack Reported by Intel researchers and confirmed by Treck Inc., four newly discovered vulnerabilities affect Treck TCP/IP stack Version 6.0.1.67 and prior: Of those, CVE-2020-25066 is … More

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How do I select a data control solution for my business?

Data transparency allows people to know what personal data has been collected, what data an organization wants to collect and how it will be used. Data control provides the end-user with choice and authority over what is collected and even where it is shared. Together the two lead to a competitive edge, as 85% of consumers say they will take their business elsewhere if they do not trust how a company is handling their data. … More

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5G connections reach 229 million, adoption 4x as fast as LTE

Despite a global pandemic and economic challenges, the fifth generation of wireless 5G powered ahead at four times the speed of subscriber growth as 4G LTE, according to 5G Americas. 5G connections The world added 225 million 5G subscribers between Q3 2019 and Q3 2020, a feat which required 4G LTE four years to attain. As of December 2020, there were 229 million 5G subscriptions globally, which represents an astonishing 66 percent increase over last … More

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