Penetration testing - a milestone in corporate security
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Network vulnerabilities are almost standard

The penetration testers reported at least one vulnerability in 96% of all internal and external network and code review jobs reported.But not every weakness is the same. Taking the CIA triad model into account, we found that the vulnerabilities detected by penetration testers in external networks tend to be confidentiality vulnerabilities such as weak encryption standards or user enumeration problems. The majority of integrity vulnerabilities, on the other hand, are only found and exploited in internal network analyses.

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The Tank-Crackers of the 21st Century: New Alliances Against Banking Trojans
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March 2018: Europol succeeds in striking a decisive blow against organised cybercrime. Over five years, a professional hacker gang had captured one billion euros. Among the victims were 100 banks from over 40 nations. With the help of infiltrated malware, the criminals had not only managed to manipulate the account balances of bank customers, but also to dispense this money at will via regular ATMs. Anyone hoping for an end to the cyber attacks against banks after the successful Europol strike should be informed of this as early as June 2018: This time hackers managed to capture 10 million...

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Cyber attacks on German organizations increase
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( Source: t3n.de )
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IT experts feel inferior to cybercriminals
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( Source: www.it-daily.net )
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Hacker group penetrates mobile phone databases
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( Source: www.sueddeutsche.de )
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Deloitte Cyber Security Report 2018: A deceptive feeling of security
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Most mistakes happen when people lull themselves into safety. Cyber security in particular proves that perceived security and weakening security measures are an invitation to attacks. A recent survey by Deloitte confirms that digitization is not a safe business. Half of the companies surveyed for the Deloitte Cyber Security Report 2018 stated that they are confronted with attacks daily or several times a week. At the same time, the perceived frequency of hacker attacks on companies is countered by a decreasing risk awareness among top managers. 

 

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IT Security 2018: These were the 3 big concerns of IT managers
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Thinking of the IT security incidents of 2018, threats like Spectre, Coinhive and Scarab come to mind. These were events that were covered by the media and attracted widespread attention. And they were examples that made it clear that IT security in companies is more relevant than ever before. But do these incidents also reflect the issues that most interest IT decision-makers? An exclusive flash study by itsecurity-xpert.com now provides insightful answers. In cooperation with the B2B platform selfcampaign, we have scrutinised the online behaviour of IT decision-makers. The study is based...

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