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Low code, high stakes: Addressing SQL injection

Low code, high stakes: Addressing SQL injection 2024-06-17 at 08:01 By Help Net Security Like a bad movie that seems to go on forever, SQL injection (SQLi) attacks have lingered since the late 1990s. Due to various factors, they remain the third most common source of web application vulnerabilities. Reasons include human error, new technologies …

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Security and privacy strategies for CISOs in a mobile-first world

Security and privacy strategies for CISOs in a mobile-first world 2024-06-12 at 07:01 By Mirko Zorz In this Help Net Security interview, Jim Dolce, CEO at Lookout, discusses securing mobile devices to mitigate escalating cloud threats. He emphasizes that organizations must shift their approach to data security, acknowledging the complexities introduced by mobile access to …

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Avoiding the cybersecurity blame game

Avoiding the cybersecurity blame game 2024-05-29 at 07:31 By Help Net Security Cyber risk management has many components. Those who do it well will conduct comprehensive risk assessments, enact well-documented and well-communicated processes and controls, and fully implemented monitoring and review requirements. Processes and controls typically comprise policies, which will include detailed explanations of the …

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Why SMBs are facing significant security, business risks

Why SMBs are facing significant security, business risks 2024-05-09 at 06:31 By Help Net Security In this Help Net Security video, Alex Cox, Director of Threat Intelligence at LastPass, discusses how human factors are getting in the way while SMB leaders report investing more time, attention, and budget in cybersecurity. According to LastPass, these factors …

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Stopping security breaches by managing AppSec posture

Stopping security breaches by managing AppSec posture 2024-04-11 at 06:01 By Help Net Security Many security vulnerabilities result from human error, and the majority of these are reflected in the application layer. These errors may occur at any stage in the software development life cycle, from code to cloud. In this Help Net Security video, …

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Fighting insider threats is tricky but essential work

Fighting insider threats is tricky but essential work 2024-01-25 at 08:01 By Helga Labus Business executives are worried about accidental internal staff error (71%) almost as much as they are worried about external threats (75%). But which of the two is a bigger threat to a company? External vs insider threats External threats can cause …

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Out with the old and in with the improved: MFA needs a revamp

Out with the old and in with the improved: MFA needs a revamp 2024-01-19 at 08:02 By Help Net Security From AI to ZTA (zero-trust architecture), the technology responsible for protecting your company’s data has evolved immensely. Despite the advances, cybercriminals repeatedly find new and creative ways to gain access to sensitive information. This can …

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Researchers develop technique to prevent software bugs

Researchers develop technique to prevent software bugs 2024-01-10 at 06:01 By Help Net Security A team of computer scientists led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently announced a new method for automatically generating whole proofs that can be used to prevent software bugs and verify that the underlying code is correct. This new method, …

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Social engineer reveals effective tricks for real-world intrusions

Social engineer reveals effective tricks for real-world intrusions 2024-01-08 at 08:31 By Mirko Zorz In this Help Net Security interview, Jayson E. Street, Chief Adversarial Officer at Secure Yeti, discusses intriguing aspects of social engineering and unconventional methods for gathering target information. Street explores the overlooked threat of physical security and the human tendency to …

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Using AI and automation to manage human cyber risk

Using AI and automation to manage human cyber risk 07/12/2023 at 08:02 By Help Net Security Despite advanced security protocols, many cybersecurity incidents are still caused by employee actions. In this Help Net Security video, John Scott, Lead Cybersecurity Researcher at CultureAI, discusses how integrating AI and automation into your cybersecurity strategy can improve employee …

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Understand the fine print of your cyber insurance policies

Understand the fine print of your cyber insurance policies 01/09/2023 at 06:32 By Help Net Security A significant gap is emerging between insurance providers, as organizations skip the fine print and seek affordable and comprehensive coverage, potentially putting them in a tough place when they need to use this safety net, according to a Delinea …

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30% of phishing threats involve newly registered domains

30% of phishing threats involve newly registered domains 18/08/2023 at 05:31 By Help Net Security Phishing remains the most dominant and fastest growing internet crime, largely due to the ubiquity of email and the ceaseless issue of human error that is preyed upon by today’s threat actors, according to Cloudflare. While business email compromise (BEC) …

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Verizon 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report: 74% of breaches involve human element

Verizon 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report: 74% of breaches involve human element 06/06/2023 at 16:01 By Help Net Security Verizon Business today released the results of its 16th annual Data Breach Investigations Report (2023 DBIR), which analyzed 16,312 security incidents and 5,199 breaches. Chief among its findings is the soaring cost of ransomware – malicious …

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