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Microsoft’s Windows, Office 365 advice for secure elections

Microsoft has issued guidance and offered resources to help election officials and candidate campaigns to better protect their Windows and Office 365 systems.

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Top enterprise VPN vulnerabilities

Don’t assume VPNs are always safe. These popular enterprise VPNs all have known remote code execution vulnerabilities.

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The benefits of security behavior analytics for devops

How TrueFort’s approach to application-centric security monitoring creates a real-time feedback loop for dev, sec, and ops teams

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How to safely erase data under Windows

Bitlocker and self-encrypting hard drives can make it easier to erase data so that it cannot be recovered. This is how the “crypto-erase” method works.

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How to move users to the Outlook app with Intune

Microsoft is turning off basic authentication, so it’s wise to move mobile users to the Outlook app to better protect them from attackers.

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How to monitor Windows to prevent credential theft attacks

Attackers are now enabling WDigest credential caching to allow them to harvest credentials. Here’s how to spot it.

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All about U.S. tech antitrust investigations | TECH(feed)

Four large tech companies -- Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook are under investigation in the U.S. for allegedly anticompetitive behavior. These antitrust investigations on both the federal and state levels are aimed at uncovering...

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Lemonade is changing the way we insure our homes

Your home can be broken into or destroyed by a natural disaster when you least expect it. When that happens, how will you get back on your feet? Ideally, you would’ve been paying homeowner’s or renter’s insurance to cover your...

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How to set up Microsoft Teams for security and compliance

These are the security and compliance decisions you need to make when deploying Microsoft Teams.

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Cloud security: Inside the shared responsibility model

The Capital One security fiasco has underlined that securing the cloud is both a complicated technology and contractual problem.

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How the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will affect you and your business | TECH(talk)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is, in some ways, similar to Europe's GDPR. This rule, which goes into effect in 2020, gives individual users more ownership over their own data. Users can even refuse to allow companies to...

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FTC fines YouTube, but do fines really encourage change? | TECH(feed)

The FTC hit yet another tech company with a seemingly massive fine for mishandling user data. This time, YouTube, owned by Google, is forced to pay $170 million for collecting data about children under 13 without parental consent. The...

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How to disable basic or legacy authentication to set up MFA in Office 365

Microsoft recommends setting up multi-factor authentication in Windows 10 for better security, but you have to disable basic or legacy authentication first.

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What is phishing? Learn how this attack works

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Here's what you need to know about this increasingly sophisticated form of cyberattack.

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How to avoid using RDP in Windows

Several new vulnerability disclosures in Windows Remote Desktop Protocol suggest it’s time to stop using it. Here’s how.

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How to set up Edge Chromium security options

Edge Chromium can provide more protection for organizations that use older versions of Windows.

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Black Hat 2019 and DEF CON 27: What to expect at hacker summer camp | TECH(talk)

Every year, thousands of hackers arrive in Las Vegas for three large security conferences -- DEF CON, Black Hat and Bsides Las Vegas -- taking place from Monday through Sunday next week. CSO Online's J.M. Porup chats with Juliet about...

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The latest large-scale data breach: Capital One | TECH(feed)

Just a few days after Equifax settled with the FTC over its 2017 data breach, Capital One announced it was the target of a March attack. Identifying information and bank account numbers are among some of the data breached in the...

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