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The Cybersecurity specialization covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems, from the hardware to the software to the human-computer interface, with the use of cryptography to secure interactions. Cybersecurity focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change, theft or destruction. This includes controlling physical access to the hardware, as well as protecting against harm that may come via network access, data and code injection, and due to malpractice by operators, whether intentional, accidental, or due to them being tricked into deviating from secure procedures.

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Locky ransomware rises from the crypt

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New variants of Locky—Diablo and Lukitus—have surfaced from the ransomware family presumed by many to be dead. After rising to infamy as one of the first major forms of ransomware to achieve global success, Locky’s presence eventually faded. However, it appears this notorious attack is back with distribution through the Necurs botnet, one of the largest botnets in use today.
 
Webroot protects against Diablo and Lukitus
 
For the initial list of MD5s and more detail on Locky.
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Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

I run a start up.
My programmer has win 10 pc .
How can i prevent unauthorized transfer of code .
My modem is binatone DT910W .  

Can i make custom rule in firewall to ping me if any upload of .cs file extension happens.
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Hi all, i'm looking to deliver a cyber security presentation to customers to raise their awareness of the threat.

Does anyone know of some sites or links with up to date / relevant content which i can use

Thanks in advance
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Beware - Variant of the well known locky (Diablo6) and mamba (DiskCryptor) are back.

Currently, there is no decryptor available to decrypt data locked by Mamba and Locky as well;
So watch out and educate your users to stay vigilant - old trick in phishing still valid hence detect those red flags to avoid being penetrated. Keep a disciplined cyber hygiene.
 
http://thehackernews.com/2017/08/locky-mamba-ransomware.html
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Webroot Acquires Securecast, Launches Webroot Security Awareness Training

Beta Program Available Immediately to Help Businesses Reduce the Risks and Costs of Cyber Threats with End User Education

Webroot has acquired the assets of Securecast, a security awareness training platform. Building on Securecast, Webroot Security Awareness Training will give managed service providers (MSPs) and businesses a solution to reduce the risks and costs of phishing, ransomware, and other cyber threats with end-user education.

Webroot Security Awareness Training is available today as a beta program, with general availability scheduled for later this fall. The beta will allow participants to operate phishing simulations and provide a test course to address the weakest link in an organization’s security posture: the human factor. By combining the latest threat intelligence, technology, and training, Webroot enables businesses to reduce their security risks by continually educating their users and testing their awareness on cybersecurity best practices.

Explore Webroot Security Awareness Training

Webroot Security Awareness Training Beta Key Facts:
  • Webroot Security Awareness Training is a fully hosted Awareness-as-a-Service platform with an end user training program and a sophisticated phishing simulator.
  • The phishing
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hi guys

Our consultant teams have run a report for security and a good 10 people's email addresses are available on the dark web. What is the best practice from here for better securing ourselves? Change of password? 2 Factor Authentication for OWA?

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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is there any Tool available to Decrypt  n1n1n1 Ransomware?
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We are using Vectra Cognito ATP. It has detected a host doing internal darknet scans. What we've seen is that it has an internal IP address xx.yy.55.zz and runs a darknet scan on the xx.yy.85.0 subnet. A separate detection showed it with an IP xx.yy.85.zz scanning the xx.yy.55.0 subnet. Each subnet is associated with different floors of the same building of one of our field offices.

The scans occurred over port 80 and 548. Port 548 is associated with Apple Filing Protocol, ExtremeZ-IP File and Print, and Novell Netware - but it doesn't appear any of those apps, or related apps or services are on the machine. I've also reviewed the application inventory of the machine and do not see anything that I believe would be conducting these scans. I've reviewed the PCAP but haven't found anything useful in determining root cause. Two different AV scans only quarantine registries related to our GPOs.

I don't know where else to look or what it may be?
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I have been in IT since the 80's so I am old and cranky lol.
I have a good understanding of Security, Networking, Ransom ware, phishing, DDoS attacks, Flooding, Virus, Trojan, SPAM V-Lans, VPNS and so on.....
But I am self taught and there are holes in my advanced knowledge.
Anyone have any suggestions where I can learn prevention techniques for what is coming down the pipe today and tomorrow?

I read other threads on this subject, but seems more geared to home users or beginners, not that there is anything wrong with that ;)

I may have missed something.

I appreciate everyone's input.
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Free Tool: Path Explorer
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Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Is there a way I can add a linux box to my domain network for monitoring purposes?  I'm a complete novice on this particular topic and don't know if my question even makes sense, but I have lots of spare machines I could use and dozens of Linux software disks that have come with my subscriptions to LinuxUser  and to Admin.

Is there a trade pub that would cover this, or a white paper?
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What technology do you think is a fad that won’t last?

Not sure it really qualifies as a "fad" because it's been around so long, but I'd say that a lot of existing password guidelines (special characters, changing them every 90 days, capitalization rules, etc.) are on their way out. Don't believe me? Even the creator of those rules now regrets them.

Although, I'm really looking forward to the day when passwords can just go away almost completely...
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Meanwhile, I just got this.  xD

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Arrrggghhhhhh!
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Come to think of it.  After I graduated high school and started using computers more often I realized how difficult it was to remember passwords that had all those wacky requirements, so I started choosing last names of random people which is kind of similar to what xkcd had mentioned about four random words.  Admittedly, I was doing my best to try and work around difficult password requirements by making it easier for me to remember!  Take that, Bill Burr!
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What is a good anti virus software

Something that may combat ransomware
on windows 10
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What is your favorite password manager?  I use the hell out of LastPass.  Love it's versatility and reliability, especially across multiple platforms.  It's ease of use and short learning curve has made it a valuable part of helping my clientele manage access to specific resources with fantastic results.  What are your go to's?
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LastPass is the one I prefer. It's easy to use on most browsers & major platforms.
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Agree, as of this writing.  LastPass.
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I would like to get opinions on the best antivirus for a small (less than 6 Windows devices) LAN. Thanks for your help.
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Hi All,

We have just moved to Kaspersky EndPoint security 10 (10.3.0.6294) from Sophos.
Some of the users have complained that now it takes them few minutes when they start there computer in morning and when they shutdown.
Is there anyway we can monitor whats taking up resources when the computer starts and how can we minimize Kaspersky resource utilization?

thanks.
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I've been tasked with setting up a bunch of raspberry pi 3 as honeypots around a huge network.  I would like to have these all report into one server.  I saw the Modern Honeypot Network project but it's out of date.
I'd like some suggestions here.  Thanks!
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www.virustotal.com
A cybersecurity trainer told his class of students (some are my colleagues)
that it's not a good idea to upload suspicious attachments (usually obtained
from suspicious/spam emails we received) as hackers would know that these
emails have successfully reached some valid email recipients or his attack
targets.  The trainer suggests that we get the hash value of the attachments
& scan those instead.

Pls assess if the above is valid as I disagree with his views

1. I've used virustotal but it only say how many scans have been done so it
  could have been scanned by many parties.  Suppose the hackers only send
  to a few targets & truly could know which targets have received the malicious
  attachments, wouldn't the hackers also know if we scan using the hashes of
  the attachments (as a hash is unique to each file) ?  

2. Secondly if virustotal truly could identify who has received the attachments
   & is scanning it at virustotal, I reckon hackers don't need to resort to this:
   various tools like mxtools.com & even if someone downloads the images
   of spam emails, these are easier ways to track right?

3. Lastly, is virustotal so vulnerable?  (by the number of previous scans that
    it reported, it will give hackers a good clue?)
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71% of SMBs aren't prepared for cybersecurity risks


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This past May, Webroot surveyed more than 600 IT decision-makers at medium-sized companies (with between 100 and 499 employees) in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. The survey focused on how these small businesses perceived new threats facing their organizations.

Some of the answers were surprising.

Key stats:

  • 96% of those surveyed believe they are susceptible to cyber threats.
  • 80% use third-party IT security resources (mixed-use IT and security teams).
  • 94% are updating their security budgets to account for mitigating new threats.
  • 71% still admit not being ready to address cybersecurity threats.

Get the full report and more stats here.
     
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I have a Client that works with a lot of Social Security Cards and I wish to get them compliant for Cyber Security,

what is the Best way to secure this sensitive Data?

Cjoego
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You need to assemble a crack AI team: Where do you even start?

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AI is finding its way into every day business and government. The idea of AI is not a new, but what is different is that today's hardware and software is bringing the various concepts underpinning AI to a mass market.

What’s new, too, is the driver: from bots and digital assistants to autonomous vehicles Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Nvidia and others in Silicon Valley are setting a drum beat to which the rest of are marching.

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On 3 folders out of 100's When sending a attachment (from there 3 folders only) Outlook give a pop that in contains unsafe attachments and outlook user will not be able to open it (basically it drops the attachment before it reaches the recipient's inbox.
Outlook 2010
Window 7
The only thing I can think I did differently with the documents in these folders is that I saved the docs a word doc-then resaved as a pdf-then resaved in the other two folders.
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Cybersecurity

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The Cybersecurity specialization covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems, from the hardware to the software to the human-computer interface, with the use of cryptography to secure interactions. Cybersecurity focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change, theft or destruction. This includes controlling physical access to the hardware, as well as protecting against harm that may come via network access, data and code injection, and due to malpractice by operators, whether intentional, accidental, or due to them being tricked into deviating from secure procedures.