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(ISC)² is Now an Approved Professional Organisation for Tax Relief in the UK

By CloudBuzz | August 22, 2019

There are few certainties in life, with taxes being very much at the top of the list. However, for (ISC)2 members in the UK, we have some good news for you on that front. From now on, members in the

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Most Cyber Workers Plan to See Out Their Careers in the Field

By CloudBuzz | August 20, 2019

Recruiting cybersecurity professionals is a major challenge because of the scarcity of qualified candidates, but at least employers don’t have to worry about them wanting to change professions. Most cybersecurity workers (64%) plan to finish out their careers in cybersecurity,

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Hackers breach 20 Texas government agencies in ransomware cyber attack

By CloudBuzz | August 19, 2019

State officials say they are responding to a coordinated ransomware attack that has affected at least 20 government agencies throughout Texas. The state’s Department of Information Resources is leading the response to the breach, assisted by the Division of Emergency

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Surprise! Uber and Lyft don’t like NYC’s new ride-hail rules

By CloudBuzz | August 17, 2019

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who took the helm of the controversial company back in 2017, is known for being pretty unflappable. He was even upbeat during the company’s second quarter earnings call, when he was charged with explaining why Uber posted

Capital One Cyber Staff Raised Concerns Before Hack

By CloudBuzz | August 16, 2019

Cybersecurity employees reported what they saw as staffing issues and other problems to bank’s internal auditors, human-resources department and other senior executives Before a giant data breach at Capital One Financial Corp. COF 0.26% , employees raised concerns within the

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700,000 Choice Hotels records leaked in data breach, ransom demanded

By CloudBuzz | August 15, 2019

Researchers found the unsecured database, but hackers got there first 700,000 records belonging to Choice Hotels have reportedly been stolen with hackers demanding payment for their return. Comparitech, in collaboration with security researcher Bob Diachenko, found an unsecured database containing data

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Cloudflare Global Network Expands to 193 Cities

By CloudBuzz | August 15, 2019

Cloudflare’s global network currently spans 193 cities across 90+ countries. With over 20 million Internet properties on our network, we increase the security, performance, and reliability of large portions of the Internet every time we add a location. Expanding Network

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Education is top target for cyberattacks

By CloudBuzz | August 14, 2019

The education sector has become one of the most sought after targets for cybercriminals, according to the latest report from Malwarebytes Labs. In the first half of 2019, the top three largest categories of threats identified among education institutions’ devices

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New Data Breach Has Exposed Millions Of Fingerprint And Facial Recognition Records: Report

By CloudBuzz | August 14, 2019

It has been coming for some time, but now the major breach of a biometric database has actually been reported—facial recognition records, fingerprints, log data and personal information has all been found on “a publicly accessible database.” The damage is

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SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American Financial Corp

By CloudBuzz | August 13, 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating a security failure on the Web site of real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. that exposed more than 885 million personal and financial records tied to mortgage deals

Verizon sells Tumblr just two years after acquiring social network

By CloudBuzz | August 13, 2019

Verizon is selling Tumblr, just two years after buying the social network as part of its tumultuous $4.48bn Yahoo acquisition. Founded in 2007 as one of the first “microblogging” services, Tumblr has been acquired by Automattic, the web services company

Kubernetes Penetration Test Report: Insights and Twistlock Response

By CloudBuzz | August 12, 2019

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) late last year commissioned a penetration test to identify unknown security vulnerabilities and design weaknesses in Kubernetes. The final report is posted in the working group’s repository. When done well, penetration tests provide methods