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Daily Tech Briefing Sept. 11, 2017

Equifax Hack Exposes Personal Information of 143M Americans VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: Equifax discloses a massive data breach that puts 143 million Americans at risk; Solaris and SPARC are in the crosshairs of the latest Oracle cuts; Dell EMC is still reeling from merger costs after year one; and there's more.
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Linus Torvalds Wants Attackers to Join Linux Kernel Development

Speaking at the Open Source Summit in L.A., the Linux creator said he wants hackers to join Linux before they turn to the dark side.
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Equifax Breach Potentially Triggered by Apache Struts Vulnerability

A research report identifies a vulnerability in the open-source Apache Struts framework as being the root cause of the massive data breach.
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Equifax Dealing With Consequences Of Weak Cyber-Security Management

NEWS ANALYSIS: Nearly half of all Americans may have had their personal details stolen in the breach that could have long lasting impacts on how you do business.
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Security Industry Responds to Massive Equifax Breach SLIDESHOW

With the information of 143 million Americans now at risk, cyber-security professionals have no shortage of opinions on what went wrong.
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Equifax Data Breach Fallout Continues as Lawsuits Are Filed

The first class-action lawsuit against Equifax gets filed, with more likely to come as legal scrutiny in the massive breach begins.
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Symantec Researchers Reveal New Ramped-up Attacks on U.S. Power Grid

NEWS ANALYSIS: A new set of exploits by an unknown group known as “Dragonfly” has successfully penetrated critical infrastructure in the US and other nations using old but effective methods.
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Equifax Discloses Massive Data Breach that Puts 143M Americans at Risk

Credit reporting and monitoring firm reveals that hackers had unauthorized access to some of its systems for two months before being detected.

Victims of Payment Card Breaches Not Fully PCI DSS Compliant SLIDESHOW

The latest Verizon Payment Security Report finds that while overall compliance with PCI DSS is improving, gaps still remain.
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How to Implement a Solid Identity and Access Management Strategy SLIDESHOW

While necessary, identity and access management, or IAM, can hamstring a company's IT agility. This guide helps organizations implement an IAM strategy without impeding their business.

Dragonfly 2.0 Hackers Targeting the Energy Sector, Symantec Finds

Symantec warns that a hacker group that first attacked energy companies in 2014 is back, and this time it might have more disruptive goals.

Trend Micro Offering $500K in Security Awards at Mobile Pwn2Own 2017

Vendors will only have 90 days to patch flaws that are demonstrated at the upcoming mobile security contest.

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