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A set of new tools can decrypt files locked by Stop, a highly active ransomware

Thousands of ransomware victims may finally get some long-awaited relief. New Zealand-based security company Emsisoft has built a set of decryption tools for Stop, a family of ransomware that includes Djvu and Puma, which they say could help victims recover some of their files. Stop
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How the wheels came off Facebook's Libra project

How the wheels came off Facebook’s Libra project

Support for Mark Zuckerberg mission to reshape global finance is slipping away slowly but surely When Facebook announced plans to launch a digital currency earlier this summer, it added a full-blown revolution in global finance to its typically-vaulting Silicon Valley mission statement: to create a
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Citrix’s Chief Security Architect on how to avoid misconfiguration

Sameer Sharma, Sr. Consultant for Cloud Architecture and Security at Citrix, recently highlighted five of the top cloud security risks. In his post, he provides high-level guidance for each cloud security risk, one of which is misconfiguration.

In August 2019, the Cloud Security Alliance released The Egregious 11, the third iteration of its Top Threats to Cloud Computing report. Misconfiguration and Insufficient Change Control is a new entry, which indicates that the CSA thought this threat was important enough to mention the same incident twice, in both of the first two blog posts.

In this post, we will further detail how misconfiguration risk can be efficiently managed by planning security before deployment, not as an afterthought. Planning ahead can greatly reduce misconfiguration risk at low cost and with moderate effort — a vital activity for such an important threat.

Five Practices for Overcoming the Security Misconfiguration Challenge

1) Know your security posture and map it to a security baseline

Your organization’s security posture and priorities are shaped by your organizational objectives and governance demands. In other words, you cannot simply look up the corresponding security baseline that matches your security posture. Some government organizations can still do this, but worldwide (even in government) this is less common. Instead, it is good practice to draw your own straight line from your security posture to the appropriate security configuration…

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