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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

The annual Independent Oracle Users Group database security survey continues to paint a mixed bag of good and bad.
Microsoft has acquired Israeli cyber security startup Aorato, a company focused on protecting Active Directory deployments.
Researchers from security firm ESET have analyzed a malicious tool used by a notorious cyber espionage group to steal valuable information from air-gapped networks.
Adallom has released a report which analyzes the security gaps and risks associated with the usage of cloud applications.
Tokenization, the process in which sensitive information is replaced with a randomly generated unique token or symbol, can be used for securing payment card transactions and data.
American Express has launched a new services designed to protect online and mobile payments by replacing sensitive card information with tokens.
Las Vegas, Nevada-based telemedicine company Cytta Corp. reported on Monday that hackers managed to change the organization's officer and director information in the Nevada Secretary of State corporate filing system.
A proof-of-concept malware developed by researchers at the Ben Gurion University in Israel shows that an attacker can transmit sensitive information from isolated computers to nearby mobile phones by using radio signals.
FireEye has released a new report uncovering and detailing a large cyber-espionage campaign that the company believes is sponsored by the Russian government and dates back to 2007.
The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) published a data security event notice on Friday to warn people who have made purchases at Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminals and vessels that their payment card data might have been compromised.

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David Maman's picture
Moving sensitive data into the hands of third-party cloud providers expands and complicates the risk landscape in which companies operate every day.
Eddie Garcia's picture
By default, Hadoop is not secure and simply trusts that users are who they say they are. Within real business use cases, especially when confidential and sensitive data sets are involved, restricting access to only authorized users is critical.
Adam Ely's picture
When determining how risky an app is, we must consider intentional features within these permissions to determine whether or not they’re a risk to the enterprise.
David Holmes's picture
In 2011, Twitter began encrypting all information between the (mostly) mobile endpoints and their own servers. This made it more difficult for monitoring agencies to determine a mobile user’s Twitter profile, and thereby that user’s follow list. More difficult, but not impossible.
David Maman's picture
Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) is a crucial part of your compliance and safety profile, but to be effective at protecting your database, you need to understand its limitations.
Danelle Au's picture
Cloud adoption should be a collaborative rather than prescriptive process between employees and IT. With the right mindset and strategy, what employees want and what IT wants can become a proper union in a Venn diagram.
Jason Polancich's picture
Your employees, partners, customers and suppliers are your “survival group” battle-buddies now and it’s important to know how the zombies behave and where they hide.
Mark Hatton's picture
Software and hardware alone are not enough to manage a massive enterprise security program. You need security professionals and experienced leaders who can keep the team (and the tools) operating effectively.
Eddie Garcia's picture
Many features are available for Apache Hadoop that can help enterprises pass internal and external security requirements and audits.
Danelle Au's picture
The recent iCloud attack brings up very important considerations on data security, not only for consumers, but for any enterprise that uses the cloud.
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