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In a previous blog post, we discussed how the proliferation of data breaches has caught the attention of regulators, which are increasingly focused on cybersecurity and application security. Case in point: Two recent major regulations – the EU Global Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and NY State Department of Financial Services (NY DFS) Cybersecurity Regulations – are unprecedented in thei...

Enlarge / A US Customs and Border Protection officer checks identifications as people cross into the United States from Mexico on September 23, 2016 in San Ysidro, California. (credit: John Moore / Getty Images News) If a new Senate Republican border security bill is passed as currently drafted, it would dramatically increase the amount of surveillance technologies used against immigrants an...

Veracode is hosting our first application security virtual summit on Tuesday, August 22, and there’s something for everybody — whether you’re a security, developer, or IT ops pro, a practitioner or manager. The summit, which we’re calling “Application Security: What, Why and How,” features a star-studded lineup of the industry’s top experts, and a schedule chock-full of interesting and educati...


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Aug 09, 2017
At the end of 2016, there was a major attack against San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency. The attack was done using Mamba ransomware. This ransomware uses a legitimate utility called DiskCryptor for full disk encryption. This month, we noted that the group behind this ransomware has resumed their attacks against corporations. Attack Geography We are currently observing attacks agai...

As major data breaches continue to expose customers’ sensitive data and cause major monetary and reputation damage to organizations, regulators are taking notice. Two recent major regulations – the EU Global Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and NY State Department of Financial Services (NY DFS) Cybersecurity Regulations – are unprecedented in their scope and depth. Considering the prominen...


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Aug 08, 2017
Introduction Since 2014, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has been providing threat intelligence reports to a wide-range of customers worldwide, leading to the delivery of a full and dedicated private reporting service. Prior to the new service offering, GReAT published research online for the general public in an effort to help combat the ever-increasing threat from na...


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Aug 08, 2017
I am not a fan of tapas. I’ll take the 22-oz. bone-in ribeye over small plates any day. My wife is the opposite; she loves them. With more tapas bars opening and existing restaurants adopting a “small plate” menu, I find myself losing the battle of steakhouse vs. tapas quite often. After several meals (if that’s what you call them), I will admit I’ve started to see some of the appeal: pick wha...


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Aug 03, 2017
Steganography is the practice of sending data in a concealed format so the very fact of sending the data is disguised. The word steganography is a combination of the Greek words στεγανός (steganos), meaning “covered, concealed, or protected”, and γράφειν (graphein) meaning “writing”. Unlike cryptography, which conceals the contents of a secret message, steganography conceals the very fac...