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Cisco Midyear Security Report Highlights Weak Links in Dynamic Threat Landscape

The Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report, released at Black Hat U.S. examines the “weak links” in organizations that contribute to the increasingly dynamic threat landscape.


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House Passes DHS Bill to Enhance Social Media Use in Disasters

The House of Representatives voted to pass legislation requiring DHS to form a social media working group that would provide guidance and preparedness for social media use during times of national crisis.


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Massachusetts Senate OKs Password Protection Bill

The Massachusetts Senate voted to pass a bill that makes it illegal for employers and school administrators to demand access to employees’, applicants’, and students’ social media accounts.


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State Department Report Says Terrorism Increased 40% Last Year

The State Department released its annual report on global terrorism showing a 40% increase in terrorism attacks last year compared to 2012.

The report said that terrorist groups engaged in a range of criminal activity to raise needed funds, with kidnapping for ransom remaining the most frequent and profitable source of illicit financing. Private donations from the Gulf also remained a major source of funding for Sunni terrorist groups, particularly for those operating in Syria.


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Facebook to Delete Posts for Illegal Gun Sales

Facebook will delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.

 


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CNN's Social Media Accounts Hacked

Some of CNN's social media accounts and blogs have been hacked.


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McAfee Labs Forecasts Growth in Mobile Ransomware and Security-Aware Attacks in 2014

In 2014, McAfee Labs expects that Ransomware will proliferate on mobile devices, attacks using advanced evasion techniques will come of age, and social platforms will be used more aggressively to target the finances and personal information of consumers, and the intellectual property and trade secrets of business leaders.


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Social Network Searches Being Used Less for Background Checks

While a hot topic in past years has been the use of the internet to help with employee selection through social media background checks, it appears that this trend is fading fast.


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Oakland to Create a Surveillance Supercenter

Oakland, Calif will spend millions of dollars to create a surveillance supercenter.


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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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2014 December

This issue of Security Magazine covers our 12th annual Top Guarding Firms list. Check out the best of the best as of December 2014. The 21st century has brought with it new types of security threats. Read how to combat and protect against these threats.

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