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These days attacks are becoming more sophisticated and more common. Mobile devices, cloud computing and the Internet of Things have increased the number of access points that must be secured. To complicate matters, CISOs are been directed to secure system without compromising the seamless experience that customers expect across channels, and if the organization is in a regulated industry, compliance issues likely increase the team's workload. To best detect threats and respond to incidents quickly, many organizations decide they need a security operations center to provide proper protection and continuous prevention. Then they must decide whether to build an internal Security Operations Center (SOC) or outsource. Advantages and Disadvantages of an Internal SOC The advantages of building an internal SOC include: A dedicated staff that knows the particular environment a... (more)

How to Turn Your Microwave into a Camera | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #Security

You can turn a microwave into a camera and I’ll teach you how in a minute, but before I do, let me share this news item. In a recent interview with a reporter from the Bergen Record, Kellyanne Conway was asked about surveillance. She responded: “There are many ways to surveil each other now, unfortunately. There was an article this week that talked about how you can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways. And microwaves that turn into cameras, etc. So we know that that is just a fact of modern life.” On its face, her statement about “microwaves that turn into cameras, et cetera” is ridiculous. It reminds me of the late Sen. Ted Stevens’ famous “Tubes” speech. I went right after “Uncle Ted” for his techno–faux pas, but even then, there were bigger issues to consider. It would be exceptionally easy ... (more)

What Is Ransomware and How Cloud Security Mitigates It | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security #MachineLearning

What Is Ransomware and How Cloud Security Mitigates It Ransomware attacks escalated dramatically in 2016. In fact, there was a 300 percent increase in ransomware attacks last year, according to the FBI, to an average of 4,000 attacks a day, up from 1,000 ransomware attacks a day in 2015. What's more, organizations are targeted more frequently than individuals because they generate a much bigger potential payoff. Ransomware has become a profitable criminal enterprise that continues to change and grow. Managed Service Providers often assist clients with data restoration to avoid the downtime that can be caused by a ransomware attack. They also work with clients to improve their security posture overall so they can avoid ransomware damage. Here's what your organization needs to know about ransomware and how cloud computing can help protect your organization. What is r... (more)

[video] #IoT Security with @SecureChannels | @ThingsExpo #BigData #AI #M2M

"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Full Conference Registration Gold Pass and Exhibit Hall ▸ Here Register For @CloudExpo ▸ Here via EventBrite Register For @ThingsExpo ▸ Here via EventBrite Register For @DevOpsSummit ▸ Here via EventBrite Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsors of... (more)

DDoS Mitigation | @CloudExpo @WebairInc #IoT #Cybersecurity #DataCenter

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Multi-Layer DDoS Mitigation Strategies As DDoS attacks evolve to become more sophisticated and complex, they have also become much more difficult to combat and block. To protect customer applications from these damaging and costly incursions and safeguard mission-critical services, a multi-layer mitigation strategy should be employed. This strategy offers protection in several different ways: mitigating attacks from the server level to the application level as well as securing both the Linux OS and firewall layers. Using open source software also provides protection over and above the server stack, while third-party systems can be effectively utilized to provide an even larger-scale cloud mitigation solution. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In their session at 18th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Office... (more)

Should You Fear #ArtificialIntelligence | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #AI #ML

Opining about the future of AI at the recent Brilliant Minds event at Symposium Stockholm, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt rejected warnings from Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking about the dangers of AI, saying, “In the case of Stephen Hawking, although a brilliant man, he’s not a computer scientist. Elon is also a brilliant man, though he too is a physicist, not a computer scientist.” This absurd dismissal of Musk and Hawking was in response to an absurd question about “the possibility of an artificial superintelligence trying to destroy mankind in the near future.” Schmidt went on to say, “It’s a movie. The state of the earth currently does not support any of these scenarios.” If You Ask the Wrong Question … Hal 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey), WOPR (War Games) and Colossus (The Forbin Project – it’s a 70’s B-budget disaster/thriller; look it up) are all pure ... (more)

2017 #IoT Vulnerabilities | @ThingsExpo #M2M #DevOps #AI #CyberSecurity

2017 Security Predictions - Stay Vigilant, We're in for a Wild Ride 2016 brought about more cyberattacks than we thought possible, especially involving ransomware, and we definitely won't see that trend breaking stride in 2017. By next year, we expect every single adult in the U.S. will know a blood relative that has had their identity stolen - the Internal Revenue Service reported that 2.7 million people had their identities stolen in 2014 and according to TransUnion, 19 people fall victim to identity theft every minute. Here's a quick tip: When you elect to use credit cards, stick to the ‘chip and pin' cards - no swiping. Online, use your credit card issuers ‘one-time-numbers' for purchases. Get a shredder and use it. Think of it as ‘safe recycling'. Now I'm no fortune teller, but there are a few predictions I can make for the coming year - that I think most of ... (more)

When Things Attack! | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Security

As I started writing this blog, I happened to be watching an episode from the new season of Black Mirror on Netflix. Black Mirror is a Sci-Fi anthology series, ala the Twilight Zone, although with a much darker perspective on both humanity and technology. I found the episode, ‘Most Hated in the Nation' somewhat apropos to my topic. The episode follows a police detective investigating the apparent murder of a columnist. This individual has been deluged with social media hate diatribes that would seem familiar to many. As the investigation continues, more mysterious deaths occur, with the victims all being targets of similar social media anger. Meanwhile, in the background, there are various news stories and visual cuts to ADIs (Autonomic Drone Insects). These tiny bee-like drones are being deployed throughout the country to replace the dying bee population, allowing ... (more)

Why Healthcare IT Teams Love Intelligent Deception | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Cybersecurity

The healthcare industry is not immune from today's relentless wave of cyberattacks. Cyber theft of protected health information (PHI) is on the rise, and health organizations understand that 100 percent prevention of attacks is not realistic. According to Ponemon Institute's Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data report, nearly 90 percent of all healthcare organizations have suffered at least one data breach in the last two years. According to another report, 88 percent of ransomware attacks in Q2 2016 were on healthcare entities. Traditional prevention and detection techniques are falling short, and healthcare IT professionals are scrambling for new approaches that can more effectively detect attacks and mitigate the growing risks and damage. Emerging on the scene, deception-based solutions offer a proven way to stop attackers in the... (more)

Venafi to Exhibit at @DevOpsSummit | @Venafi #DevOps #IoT #CyberSecurity

SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the InternetTM and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Venafi is the Immune System for the InternetTM that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity - cryptographic keys and digital certificates - so they can't be misused by bad guys in attacks. In today's connected world, cybercriminals want to gain trusted status and remain undetected, which makes keys and certificates a prime target. Unfortunately, most security systems blindly trust keys and certificates, allowing bad guys to use them to hide in encrypted traffic, spoof websites, deploy malware, and steal data. As the Immune System for the Internet, Venafi pa... (more)

[video] @PentaSecSystems Data Security | @CloudExpo #AI #Cybersecurity

"There's a clear point of entry for web attacks. Everyone knows where it is. If we could get smart about inspecting what's coming in through that 'door,' we could not only get a lot of security benefits, it's also a better way to do business," explained Jaeson Yoo, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Penta Security Systems Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Full Conference Registration Gold Pass and Exhibit Hall ▸ Here Register For @CloudExpo ▸ Here via EventBrite Register For @ThingsExpo ▸ Here via EventBrite Regi... (more)