Failure to understand that incident response is a process has led to a gap in organizations' incident response plans, says Rob Lee of SANS. Failures in recovery and lessons learned also contribute to the incident response gap, as does not understanding the difference between eradication and containment, Lee says.
Amazon Web Services has unveiled a specially designed blockchain framework that will allow users to create secure blockchain networks with Ethereum or Hyperledger Fabric. The AWS Blockchain Templates will allow for simpler framework building and app development, sources say.
A nonprofit launched in 2006 provides nursing home residents with personalized music playlists on recycled iPods and other mp3 players. Music & Memory has distributed more than 16,000 devices to nursing homes and hospitals across the country, and the program helps keep patients engaged and happy.
We should no longer rely solely on potentially compromised credit bureau data to run credit checks and verify identities, writes Socure CEO Sunil Madhu. A possible alternative is to quit relying on static data and instead use dynamic data, which could not only reduce fraud but also increase online account acceptance rates, Madhu writes.
A new hacker group known as Orangeworm has been targeting health care organizations around the world, Symantec reports. The hackers are installing backdoors in health care providers, pharmaceutical companies and vendors that work for health organizations, likely for commercial purposes, Symantec reports.
The Internet Society is calling on internet exchange points to help stop routing outages or cyberattacks that spread bad routing information. So far, 10 IXPs have signed on to the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security Initiative, helping to make internet access securer.
Microsoft has released "Windows Defender Browser Protection," an add-on for Chrome browsers on Windows or macOS that improves phishing detection. The WDBP checks links against a list of known malicious URLs to help protect user data.
Intelisys announced that it will collaborate with Avaya in the company's cloud master agent program. Partners of Intelisys will sell Avaya's cloud services in exchange for management and support.
Chinese tech companies, including Alibaba, Baidu and Huawei, often discriminate against women by posting certain jobs that are only offered to men, or which require women to be attractive, according to a report from Human Rights Watch. Spokespersons from Alibaba and Baidu responded that they will crack down on sexist job postings.
Intercom has released an open-platform messenger that gives users access to a variety of apps and enables businesses to develop their own apps within the product. Intercom Messenger is designed to facilitate business needs such as sales, marketing and support, while also directing customers to business' websites.
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