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Jonathan Crowe
Sep 2015

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A weekly roundup of the cybersecurity news and headlines you may have missed


Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Announces Breach, 10.5M Records at Risk

Investigation reveals the initial attack occured December 23, 2013 — nearly 600 days before it was identified. — SC Magazine

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It's 2015, and Your Windows PC Can Still Be Pwned By a Webpage

Microsoft releases patches for 56 security vulnerabilities, two of which are already under attack. Find out which updates to install now. — The Register

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Russian Hackers Hijack Satellite to Steal Data from Thousands of Hacked Computers

A group of hackers, most notably the Turla APT, is abusing satellite-based Internet connections to hide comand-and-control operations. See how they're doing it. — The Hacker News

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Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Reportedly Found in Kaspersky and FireEye Security Products

Vulnerability researchers have separately disclosed flaws in products from Kaspersky and FireEye that could be exploited. Learn more and see how they responded. — Graham Cluley

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Does Quantum Cryptology Offer Hack-Proof Security?

Quantum cryptology may be one of the hottest topics in security, but good luck trying to explain it to your boss. Let's break it down.  — CSO

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2015 Saw 888 Data Breaches, 246 Million Records Compromised Worldwide

New report breaks down data breach findings by source, type, targeted industries, and more. — Help Net Security

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What to Do When a Security Implementation Goes Badly

Not everything always goes according to plan. Learn how to deal with angry stakeholders and turn bad situations into positive experiences.  — TripWire

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Internet of Things: Security Misconceptions, Expectations, and the Future

Security researcher, writer, and speaker Nitesh Dhanjani explains what we're getting wrong about IoT security, and what we need to do to get it right. — Help Net Security

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Why Everybody Loves (And Hates) Security

Why do we all harbor so much dislike for something we need so much? And what can we do about it? — Dark Reading

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Spotlight On: Security Simplified

Cybersecurity can be a complex subject, but that doesn't mean discussing it always needs to be complicated. At Barkly, we're big fans of keeping things simple and accessible. That's why, each week, we like to highlight an example of content that does just that. 

This week's "Security Simplified" highlight comes from the research team at Kaspersky Lab, who break down how the sophisticated cyber-espionage group Turla uses satellites to help them evade detection, infect systems, and steal data in the 3-minute video below:

 

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Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan covers the latest threats and cybersecurity trends from a practical perspective.

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