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State of Cyber Security in the Middle East

by Jason Steer, on Mar 24, 2017 01:50:59 PM

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I just spent a week in several new geographical markets for Menlo Security, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, meeting and talking to new and existing customers. Online risks are no different in the Middle East than they are in the USA, Asia or Europe. The risks may have different names, but the impact remains the same.

Going Phishing During Tax Season

by Jay Kelley, on Mar 15, 2017 01:33:52 PM
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You’ve probably heard about businesses that have fallen victim to successful spear-phishing attacks leading to the theft of employee W-2s. But, the IRS began warning tax professionals in January they are under attack, too!

10 Tips to Reduce Malware Threats

by Kowsik Guruswamy, on Mar 6, 2017 04:51:29 AM
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Half of the web is vulnerable to malware, as we measured recently in our State of the Web research report, making it clear that merely visiting a legitimate web site is risky.

RSA 2017 is a Wrap – Were Credential Theft and Phishing on Your Radar?

by Greg Maudsley, on Mar 2, 2017 09:29:40 AM
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There were many hot topics and cybersecurity themes at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco, from ransomware, to Sec Ops, to post breach mitigation.

Addressing the Australian Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill

by Jay Kelley, on Feb 27, 2017 01:15:15 PM
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Just over a week ago, the Parliament of Australia passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 requiring any Australian public sector – including most Australian Government agencies, except for intelligence agencies, private sector and not-for-profit organisation with annual revenue of AU$3 million (US$2.3 million) or greater to disclose any data breach involving an individual’s personally identifiable information (PII), including but not limited to tax file number information (similar to the United States’ social security number or SSN), credit card information, and credit eligibility information. The Bill also applies to specific organisations with revenue under AU$3 million annually, including private sector health services, gyms, weight loss centres, child care centres, private schools, organisations selling or purchasing personal information, credit reporting organisations, and even individuals handling personal information as a business. According to some publications, though, if taken literally, the language in the new Bill appears to require an organisation to disclose information even if they only believe a breach has occurred.

Menlo Security Rings in 2017 with Channel Partner Program

by Doug Schultz, on Jan 30, 2017 12:08:07 PM

Looking Back at an Incredible 2016

by Peter Lunk, on Jan 23, 2017 07:40:39 AM
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Malware & Credential Theft are the Problems, not Russia

by Greg Maudsley, on Jan 19, 2017 09:56:34 AM
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Browsing the Web is a Leap into the Unknown

by Kowsik Guruswamy, on Dec 13, 2016 05:30:42 AM

Users must recognize that they are taking a significant risk when connecting directly to the Internet. The new Menlo Security State of The Web 2016 report reveals that nearly half (46%) of the Internet’s top 1 million web sites, as ranked by Alexa, are risky.  

Yes Muni, You Can Limit Ransomware Attacks

by Peter Lunk, on Dec 1, 2016 04:11:31 PM

The San Francisco Bay Area was enjoying a US Thanksgiving holiday weekend when ransomware hit its municipal transportation agency, locally known as Muni. Over 900 office computers were affected, with Muni data locked up as the hacker demanded 100 bitcoins, or roughly $73,000, which the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) never considered paying, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

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