AT&T Cybersecurity

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Common focal points of DoS attacks

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. Is your company at risk of a Denial of Service (DoS) attack? If so, which areas are particularly vulnerable? Think it’s a crazy question? Think again. In 2020, 16 DDoS attacks take place every minute. DoS attacks require fewer resources, and so pose an even greater threat. In this post, we’ll discuss what a DoS attack is and how it differs from a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.

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The Power of Community to Fight COVID-19 Cyber Threats

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the fear and uncertainty surrounding the current global health and economic situation as well as sudden shifts and exposures in IT environments to launch COVID-19 related attack campaigns. The bad guys are moving full-steam ahead in their efforts to lure victims by playing on their fears.

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Here is why your healthcare provider cannot accept Venmo payments

Are you using Venmo to send and receive payments? People use Venmo for everything, and in these times when no one wants to handle actual money for fear of spreading infection, Venmo is a brilliant idea. Of course, the difference between Venmo and other mobile payment applications is that Venmo adds a social networking component to its process. While this makes things very easy for transacting payments, it creates some serious privacy concerns.

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The foundation of a Zero Trust architecture

Organizations have placed a lot of time, effort and capital spend on security initiatives in an effort to prevent security breaches and data loss. Even the most advanced “next generation” application layer firewalls filtering malicious traffic at the network perimeter has only revealed equal if not greater threats within.

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9 Reasons to hire an InfoSec candidate without experience: Focus on skillset vs. experience

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. $37-$145k jobs for InfoSec specialists without experience. Hiring immediately. This is what a simple internet search has to offer for people looking to get entry-level jobs in Information security (InfoSec), or cybersecurity. It seems like a good deal, considering that the requirements for candidates are much lower compared to many other jobs.

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Stories from the SOC- RIG Exploit Kit

AT&T Alien Labs® Open Threat Exchange® (OTX) recently created a pulse for a new threat entitled the RIG Exploit Kit which had been observed distributing ransomware to victim companies across a variety of industry verticals. This exploit was discovered by BroadAnalysis who outlined the exploit’s intricacies in a whitepaper that was released December 2, 2019.

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The future of cybersecurity for connected cars

Connected cars have slowly become mainstream, with more than 700 million of them expected to be operating on roads by 2030. Most new vehicles are leaving production lines with a host of features that require a connection to the online world, including GPS, lane assistance, collision avoidance, and modern infotainment systems. However, while connected vehicles offer abundant opportunities for the consumer, automakers need to seriously consider what they mean for consumer privacy and security.

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10 tips for working remotely

We’re all working together to help slow the spread of COVID-19 through new policies and guidelines such as working remotely and socially distancing ourselves from others. Working remotely can be challenging. I can offer some advice about working remotely, as I have worked both remotely and in a travel capacity for over 10 years, and I really love working that way. Here are a few things I regularly do to ensure success while still managing a work-life balance.

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Windows Server 2019 OS hardening

Windows Server 2019 ships and installs with an existing level of hardening that is significantly more secure compared to previous Windows Server operating systems. Gone are the bloat of Xbox integration and services and the need for third-party security solutions to fill security gaps. Operating System (OS) hardening provides additional layers of security and preventative measures against both unauthorized changes and access.

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Exploits, vulnerabilities and threat adaptation

Security, whether focused on physical, cyber, operational, or other domains, is an interesting topic that lends itself to considerable debate among practitioners. There are, however, basic concepts and underpinnings that pervade general security theory. One of the most important, yet often misunderstood concepts are those inextricably entwined concepts of vulnerabilities and exploits. These basic underpinnings are critical in all security domains.