Monday, September 23, 2019
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iOS 13: Apple’s big BYOD improvements help enterprise pros

Apple may place much of its focus on Apple Arcade and consumer-friendly iPad/iPhone features, but there are numerous enterprise-focused enhancements wrapped up inside iOS 13.The BYOD enterprise The company’s latest operating systems introduce a host of productivity-enhancing upgrades, particularly for...
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Now change these 4 new security settings in iOS 13

If you’ve (successfully) upgraded to iOS 13 or just got hold of an iPhone 11 device, here are the new security settings inside Apple’s new operating system you need to learn and use.Fight back against robocalls There were 26.3 billion...
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Change these 4 new security settings in iOS 13 now

If you’ve (successfully) upgraded to iOS 13 or just got hold of a new iPhone 11 or 11 Pro, there are new security settings in Apple’s latest operating system you need to learn and use. Here's what's important to...
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Throwback Thursday: Ultimatum

It’s 1977, and this pilot fish’s company is moving to a new data center. “The old facility was in the basement of the headquarters building,” says fish. “Access was via an ancient magnetic strip reader with no special capabilities....
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How to monitor Windows to prevent credential theft attacks

Attackers are now enabling WDigest credential caching to allow them to harvest credentials. Here’s how to spot it.
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Wayback Wednesday: When you said ‘gone for good,’ I only heard ‘good’

User comes to this support pilot fish complaining that his PC is acting strangely.“It turns out he had gotten his computer so jammed up with spyware and Trojans that it was basically nonfunctional,” says fish. “We had to rebuild...
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Why France and Germany fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency – and plan to block it

Facebook's plans to launch its own Libra cryptocurrency next year is getting resistance from France and Germany who have promised to block it and plan to create their own national cryptocurrencies.Last week, the two nations said Libra could threaten...
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Mozilla first reveals, then conceals, paid support plan for Firefox

Mozilla earlier this month quietly outlined paid support for enterprise users of Firefox, but last week scrubbed the reference from its website, saying that it is "still exploring that option."The offering - labeled "Mozilla Enterprise Client Support" - was...
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All about U.S. tech antitrust investigations | TECH(feed)

Four large tech companies -- Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook are under investigation in the U.S. for allegedly anticompetitive behavior. These antitrust investigations on both the federal and state levels are aimed at uncovering the practices these companies engage...
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Now let me guess your password

This pilot fish IT guy gets a call from an irate client one day complaining (incorrectly) that we had changed his administrative password on his Windows 2000 server without his knowledge.“As I walked him through the logon process, I...
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Mozilla previews Firefox VPN, will charge for service at some point

Mozilla this week resurrected its Test Pilot preview program, offering Firefox users a free VPN-like service to encrypt browser-to-site-and-back transmissions over public networks."The Firefox Private Network is an extension which provides a secure, encrypted path to the web to...
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Heads up: Microsoft is back to snooping with this month’s Win7 and 8.1 ‘security-only’ patches

Two months ago, the July Win7 security-only patch was found to install telemetry software, triggered by newly installed scheduled tasks called ProgramDataUpdater, Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser, and AitAgent. As best I can tell, Microsoft never admitted that its security-only patch...
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Throwback Thursday: Let’s get an expert opinion

Card-reader door locks are installed at this pilot fish’s company, and she’s tasked with setting up the software, configuring the locks and assigning employee access and times.A VP gives her a handwritten sheet of paper with the employee door...
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Windows 10 1909: What’s in it for enterprises?

This fall's update for Windows 10 may not include a raft of new features, but it does offer something even more important to enterprise IT: extended support that should make future upgrades easier to manage.
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Lemonade is changing the way we insure our homes

Your home can be broken into or destroyed by a natural disaster when you least expect it. When that happens, how will you get back on your feet? Ideally, you would’ve been paying homeowner’s or renter’s insurance to cover...
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Ning Wang – Offensive Security

Ning WangCEO Offensive Security Why Nominated: Ning Wang is a rising star has worked to break the boundaries in the security industry, so that people can see that anyone is capable of starting a career in cybersecurity and advancing it –...
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Dani Martínez – IOActive

Dani MartínezSecurity ConsultantIOActive Why nominated: Dani Martínez proved to be a self-starter, beginning his career in IT he soon developed an interest in cybersecurity and began taking online courses in his spare time. Martínez also dove write in and began a cybersecurity blog...
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Maurice Stebila – Harman, a Samsung Company

Maurice StebilaDigital Security,Compliance and Privacy OfficerHarman, a Samsung Company Why nominated: Maurice Stebila has spent more than 30 years in the automotive, manufacturing and financial services industry supporting two of the world’s largest companies – EDS/General Motors and Harman by Samsung...
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Ed Adams – Security Innovation

Ed AdamsPresident and CEOSecurity Innovation Why Nominated: A highly respected veteran of the cybersecurity industry, Security Innovation CEO Ed Adams has taken on several new leadership roles in the year or so. Last April, he was named to board of directors of...
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David Archer – Galois

David ArcherPrincipal scientistGalois Why Nominated: Archer, an advocate for preserving privacy of data even when it’s used in decision-making both within the U.S. at all levels of government as well as internationally, directs research in privacy-preserving information technologies. Profile:  David Archer is all...