Safari Malware – A Closer Look at Malicious Software that Preys on Apple’s Mac OS-X and iOS

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan Safari Malware – A Closer Look at Malicious Software that Preys on Apples Mac OS X and iOS

Apple’s Mac OS-X and iOS operating systems have traditionally been highly resistant to malware, leaving bad actors to concentrate their efforts on infecting individual components of a desktop, such as the Safari web browser. For years, the prevailing wisdom has been that Apple hardware or software simply can’t be infected by viruses or other malicious software – a view that … Read More

The Use of Blockchain in Healthcare – How Can Technology Keep Health Data Secure and Private?

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan The Use of Blockchain in Healthcare   How Can Technology Keep Health Data Secure and Private?

Blockchain technology is being proposed as a means of preserving the integrity and confidentiality of stakeholder information in the health sector. Individuals and organizations in the healthcare industry are making increasing use of the cloud, to cut down on management costs and data access times. This comes at a potential cost in data security, if cloud services are poorly delivered … Read More

How Dangerous Are Potentially Unwanted Applications or PUA’s?

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Finjan How Dangerous Are Potentially Unwanted Applications or PUA’s?

Corporate employees or private users whose systems or devices come with pre-installed software usually aren’t concerned with knowing exactly what programs they have, as long as they can do their jobs or use their hardware without any complications. But if your system contains or installs pre-packaged or bundled software, it may be at risk from Potentially Unwanted Applications. What Are … Read More

Big Tech – A Look at How Big Firms, Employers and Governments Violate Privacy

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan Big Tech   A Look at How Big Firms, Employers and Governments Violate Privacy

Big tech companies, major employers, and government agencies all have a vested interest in monitoring activities and collecting data – but the privacy of the people concerned in these information gathering exercises may often be disregarded, or abused. Players in the “big tech” arena have had a checkered history with regard to data privacy matters. But recent changes in European … Read More

Cybersecurity Compliance Frameworks

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Finjan Cybersecurity Compliance Frameworks

In order to observe best practices, and to meet with technical and other requirements, organizations often use frameworks for cybersecurity compliance and regulatory compliance. These frameworks provide best practices and guidelines to assist in improving security, optimizing business processes, meeting regulatory requirements, and performing other tasks necessary to achieve specific business objectives such as breaking into a particular market niche … Read More

Social Engineering Attacks – How to Avoid Becoming a Victim

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Finjan Social Engineering Attacks   How to Avoid Becoming a Victim

Cyber-attacks have increased in sophistication – not only in the technology and resources available to hackers but also with the evolution of techniques like social engineering. Just as a galvanized steel chain is only as strong as its weakest link, the security of your business is only as good as its most vulnerable elements. And for the majority of businesses, … Read More

Web Cache Poisoning – How Hackers Are Weaponizing Web Caches

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Finjan Web Cache Poisoning   How Hackers Are Weaponizing Web Caches

In a recently discovered (but yet to be fully publicized) attack, security researcher James Kettle has apparently succeeded in cache poisoning, the hacking and weaponizing of the web caches of several major websites and online platforms. The victims include online stores, a software product, a video game, a popular cloud platform provider, a hosting platform provider, an investment company’s investor … Read More

Leaked Credentials – An Insidious Problem for the Enterprise

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Finjan Leaked Credentials   An Insidious Problem for the Enterprise

Though data breaches have the potential to expose corporate secrets, finances, and intellectual property to prying eyes, a more insidious problem for the enterprise is the issue of leaked credentials. Email and network usernames, passwords, and related information may also form a major part of the corporate data leakage that follows a serious breach. And since these identifiers may be … Read More

Employee Security Awareness Training – Management Side

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Finjan Employee Security Awareness Training – Management Side

As many organizations have learned to their regret, a policy for cybersecurity – however comprehensive, proactive, and technologically sound it may be – is doomed to failure if its terms aren’t adhered to by stakeholders of the enterprise, across the board. This emphasizes the need both for eliciting buy-in to the concept and culture of security awareness, and for management … Read More

The Benefits of Real-Time Cyber Threat Intelligence

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Finjan The Benefits of Real Time Cyber Threat Intelligence

To protect their personnel, assets, and sensitive information from being compromised, hijacked, or stolen by malicious actors, organizations are often advised to adopt security best practices, and to deploy the latest in secure technologies. But these things can’t be pulled out of thin air, or identified and adopted without knowledge of what they are, how they should be used, and … Read More