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Daily Tech Briefing March 19, 2018

DHS, FBI Analysis Uncovers Evidence Russia Is Hacking Power Grid VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: The U.S. government accuses Russia of hacking the power grid, and Google enhances security management features in Chrome Enterprise.
Russian Critical Infrastructure Attacks

US-CERT Finds Russian Hackers Spent Months Inside Targeted Systems

NEWS ANALYSIS: A US-CERT report detailed how suspected Russian hackers broke into the networks of U.S. critical infrastructure installations and presented careful steps on how to prevent them in the future.
DDoS bandwidth keep Rising

How DDoS Attacks Techniques Have Evolved Over Past 20 Years

From do-it-yourself denial-of-service attacks in the 1990s to this year's terabit-topping memcached attacks, distributed denial-of-service attacks have reached new heights in sophistication and volume.
Android security

Google Play Protect Playing Big Role in Android Security Improvements

The security suite helped Google remove more unwanted apps from Android devices and its mobile app store in 2017, the company says.

Six Best Practices for Improving Identity and Access Governance SLIDESHOW

There are multiple things that an organization can do to improve and harden identity and access governance policies.

Multiple Zero-Day Bugs in Apple Safari Exposed at Pwn2Own 2018

A total of $267,000 was awarded to security researchers at the two-day event for disclosing new vulnerabilities in operating system and browser software.
energy utility security

U.S. Government Accuses Russia of Hacking the Power Grid

A joint Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation analysis finds evidence that Russia has been actively targeting critical infrastructure in the U.S with cyber-attacks. What should grid operators do in the U.S. to limit risks?
Pwn2Own 2018

Pwn2Own 2018 Hackers Earn $162K for Safari, Edge, VirtualBox Exploit

The first day of the 2018 Pwn2Own hacking competition saw security researchers demonstrate a host of zero-day vulnerabilities, though a number of targets, including Google's Chrome browser, were left unchallenged.
Firefox Quantum

Firefox Quantum for Enterprise Brings Control to Browser Deployments

The impending Firefox Quantum 60 web browser release will benefit from new administrative controls that can aid with enterprise deployments.

Ransomware, PowerShell Malware Spike Higher, McAfee Reports SLIDESHOW

McAfee Labs' latest threat report reveals that new malware reached a record high at the end of 2017, with new ransomware and macOS malware taking off.
AMD CPU flaws

Researchers Claim AMD CPUs at Risk From 13 Critical Flaws

Security firm CTS Labs reports that it discovered multiple flaws in AMD's EPYC and Ryzen processors, though the actual end-user impact is currently unclear.
RSA CTO Zulfikar Ramzan

Why Artificial Intelligence is Important for Cyber-Security

Speaking at the Dell Experience during the South by SouthWest event, RSA CTO Zulfikar Ramzan explains where artificial intelligence works and where it fails.

Despite False Positives, Biometrics Ranks as a Top Authentication Tool SLIDESHOW

While a majority of IT professionals trust biometrics as an authentication technology, they'd like to see more product standardization and fewer false positives, a Spiceworks survey finds.

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