Computerworld Security: August 18, 2015
IRS says data breach was worse than thought
The cyberattack on U.S. taxpayer data reported by the IRS earlier this year now
appears to be much worse than originally thought, the agency said Monday.
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Unlock the Key to Repel Ransomware
You're at your desk, working to finish a project on a deadline when, all of a
sudden, your screen freezes and a dialogue box pops up to tell you that your
computer is locked and your files will all be destroyed if you don't pay up.
IN THIS ISSUE
1. Selling IT on getting the most out of a new firewall
2. A serious take on silly-sounding cybersecurity terms
3. Hack to steal cars with keyless ignition: Volkswagen spent 2 years hiding flaw
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4 Ways Neustar Strengthens Your DNS Security
There are criminals who redirect DNS queries to their own servers to steal
credit card data and other sensitive information, and the exploding problem of
distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, often aimed at DNS to cripple
online business. There are steps that can be taken to protect DNS, lower
business risk, and defend your brand.
Selling IT on getting the most out of a new firewall
The IT department was reluctant to take full advantage of the advanced
functionality. So our manager annoyed them into compliance.
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Conquering the Cloud
With more and more organizations adopting a hybrid cloud model, how do IT and
business decision makers view such issues as migration, budgeting and services?
According to a recent survey, the challenges businesses face in moving to the
cloud, while considerable, can be overcome by working in partnership with the
right cloud services provider.
A serious take on silly-sounding cybersecurity terms
Don't laugh. Names like 'cyber hygiene' and 'cyber palette' describe some very
Hack to steal cars with keyless ignition: Volkswagen spent 2 years hiding flaw
126 types of cars have been hackable for years and can be stolen thanks to a
keyless security flaw; Volkswagen spent two years suing the researchers and
trying to keep the vulnerabilities a secret.
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