Cloudflare reported on new amplification attacks using memcached protocol on UDP port 11211. The lasting solution to the problem of large DDoS attacks is to address the root cause, which is IP spoofing.
DeepFakes is code that makes it possible to swap one face for another in a video, creating realistic looking fake footage. This post explores the technology behind DeepFakes, and potential applications.
The director of an accident claims company was fined under the UK Data Protection Act (roughly Britain’s version of GDPR) for inventing a crash in order to trace the owner of a private number plate he wanted to buy.
Since at least March 2016, Russian government “threat actors” targeted U.S. government entities and critical infrastructure. This report details their use of spear phishing emails, host-based exploitation, and other techniques to compromise targets.
Verizon analyzed 1,368 security incidents across 27 countries for the 2018 edition of the Verizon Protected Health Information Data Breach Report. The report analyzes the threats, malware, and incidents most common to healthcare organizations.
Aptible has achieved SOC 2 Type 2 compliance for the security and availability Trust Service Principles. This post shares why this type of compliance is so valuable to B2B SaaS companies and how you can start building a security program that meets SOC 2 requirements.
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