Oracle Launches New Services to Secure the Cloud

Oracle this week expanded its portfolio with three new services designed to help automatically protect cloud workloads and data. The new services, Oracle Data Safe, Oracle Cloud Guard and Oracle Cloud Maximum Security Zones, deliver centralized security configuration and posture management capabilities, while also automating the enforcement of security practices. The new products operate in the background to gather telemetry from the cloud environment, to discover misconfigurations, anomalous behavior, and…

September 17, 2019
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Report: Encrypted Smartphone Takedown Outed Canadian Mole

After Arresting Phantom Secure CEO, Authorities Reportedly Saw Secrets for Sale Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • September 17, 2019     Photo: Alirod Ameri, via Flickr/CC The Canadian government has arrested a senior intelligence official on charges of working as a mole. Investigators reportedly identified the suspect due to his contact with the CEO of Phantom Secure, a secure smartphone service shuttered by authorities last year that was marketed to…

September 17, 2019
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Australia Knows China Hacked Its Parliament: Report

Australia is confident that China was behind cyberattacks on its parliament and political parties, but decided not to make public accusations to avoid disrupting trade relations, according to Reuters. Reuters learned from five sources that the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), the country’s intelligence agency, determined in March — based on the code and techniques used by the attackers — that a cyber-espionage group sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of State…

September 17, 2019
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IoT and Quantum Computing’s Impact on the Federal Government

September 17, 2019 As government agencies get back to work after summer barbeques, family vacations and once-in-a-lifetime getaways, the focus is on the priorities for the rest of 2019. Cybersecurity remains one of the top concerns and priorities for our government. The focus on the rest of 2019 and looking ahead to 2020 was very clear when I attended two recent industry events. I spoke at both an Air Force…

September 17, 2019
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SOHOpelessly Broken 2.0: 125 Vulnerabilities Found in Routers, NAS Devices

Researchers have discovered many vulnerabilities in over a dozen small office/home office (SOHO) routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices as part of a project dubbed SOHOpelessly Broken 2.0. The first SOHOpelessly Broken project started in 2013, when researchers at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) analyzed several SOHO routers and NAS devices. That project resulted in the discovery of many new vulnerabilities to which 52 CVE identifiers were assigned at the time….

September 17, 2019
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