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Daily Tech Briefing May 16, 2018

OS Vendors Misinterpret Intel Documentation, Putting Users at Risk VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: Misunderstood Intel documentation leads to a multivendor vulnerability, and Google Duplex AI can boost customer satisfaction and ease interaction.

Number of Vulnerabilities Grows in 1Q18 but So Does Pace of Disclosure SLIDESHOW

Risk Based Security reports that a record 5,375 unique vulnerabilities were reported in the first three months of 2018 but most have a documented solution.

Organizations View GDPR as an Opportunity to Improve, IBM Reports

An IBM study finds that while most organizations see the EU's GDPR as an opportunity to improve, less than half are currently compliant.
SailPoint SecurityIQ

SailPoint Navigates Identity Governance With SecurityIQ 6.0 Update

SailPoint extends its SecurityIQ identity governance platform with new capabilities to help organizations improve security and compliance in the cloud.
Google GDPR Ad compliance

Google Says Its Cloud Services Fully Comply With EU GDPR Rules

Google says enterprises can confidently use its Cloud Platform services when the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect May 25.

RSA Innovation Sandbox Opens a Portal into Cybersecurity's Future

Big ID won the 2018 Sandbox competition, which provides a barometer for trendy security approaches. Attendees watched 10 entrepreneurs pitching their wares on a 3-minute clock before a large audience and panel of tough judges.
Backoff malware

Chili's Discloses Data Breach Exposing Payment Card Information

The restaurant chain publicly discloses that it was the victim of a data breach that went undetected for two months, as security experts recommend continued vigilance for organizations to stay safe.

Efail Email Encryption Vulnerabilities Expose OpenPGP Users to Risk

Security researchers detail a series of flaws in the widely deployed OpenPGP and S/MIME standards that could potentially enable an attacker to decrypt emails.
WannaCry Ransomware

A Year After WannaCry, What Lessons Have Been Learned?

NEWS ANALYSIS: On the first anniversary of the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack, what has changed and is WannaCry still a risk?
Phishing attacks

KnowBe4 Details Two-Factor Authentication Spoofing Bypass Risks

Two-factor authentication can minimize some password security risks, though KnowBe4 warns that hackers can use social engineering attacks to bypass the added protection.

Misunderstood Intel Documentation Leads to Multivendor Vulnerability

Operating system vendors are pushing out updates to address a flaw in how a hardware debugging command has been implemented that could potentially expose users to risk.

FBI Reports BEC Attacks on the Rise as Ransomware Declines in 2017

NEWS ANALYSIS: In 2017, the IC3 received fewer complaints about ransomware than in 2016, though other reports found an increase in ransomware during the year. Where is the discrepancy?

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