Think one-layer cyber protection is enough to handle whatever threat comes your organization's way? Think again.
Even the most comprehensive cyber defense system can still be vulnerable when dependent on a single layer of security.
Don't believe me?
This month researchers at Opole University, and the Institute for IT Security, demonstrated a weakness in certain implementations of IPSec.
Last week we participated at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. What an incredible conference!
Today I was looking at the agenda for RSA, this nation's biggest security conference. Not surprising, there are numerous sessions on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a sweeping act aimed at protecting private information for European Union (EU) residents.
2017 was a record year for many reasons. Amazing records were broken: we saw more green energy produced around the world and more capital invested in tech startups than ever before.
Do you or others in your organization use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser extensions?
Many of us do. Often they have incredibly-useful features, such as ad-blocking, advanced searching, reducing page-load times, and much more.
But did you ever wonder if they could be used like a Trojan horse, presenting a friendly and helpful exterior while stealing your private information in the background?
Over 500,000 Chrome users just found out the hard way that this is indeed possible.
In mid-January 2018, the US-based cyber-security firm, ICEBERG, reported that four seemingly-harmless Google Chrome browser extensions had malicious code embedded within their designs to allow for stealing of private data.
Fortunately for these half-million users, it seems the nefarious code was only used to visit web ads in the background, something known as “click fraud.” These users were using the offending extensions and benefiting from the helpful features that the extensions offered, unaware their systems were being hijacked to help commit fraudulent activity. (Click fraud is often used for SEO manipulation and to steal money from advertisers through an ecosystem of fraudulent sites and click agents.)
So how does this relate to network security?
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