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U.S. moves to ban Kaspersky software in federal agencies amid concerns of Russian espionage.

The U.S. government on Wednesday moved to ban the use of a Russian brand of security software by federal agencies amid concerns the company has ties to state-sponsored cyberespionage activities. In a binding directive, acting homeland security secretary Elaine Duke ordered that federal civilian agencies identify Kaspersky Lab software on their networks. After 90 days, … Read more

Equifax Inc., Cyber-attack & Breach

Equifax Inc. said its systems were struck by a cyber-attack that may have affected about 143 million U.S. customers of the credit reporting agency, shedding light on one of the largest and most intrusive breaches in history. Intruders accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers. Read more details here. Author:Brian … Read more

Flood of Threat Data Overwhelming Security Operations Center Managers

“In the modern cyber-security landscape, security vendors have been pushing the idea of visibility and alerting tools to help improve enterprise security. According to Intel Security’s McAfee Labs Threat Report for December 2016, many of the alerts that security tools are generating might be for naught as 93 percent of respondents admitted that they are … Read more