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No sector or organization is immune to rapidly escalating threats, but when it comes to healthcare, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Even prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, there was considerable fear that military escalation would bleed (further) into cyberspace and be followed by a rash of impactful digital assaults with international implications. Organizations worldwide have, therefore, been urged to batten down the cybersecurity hatches and...

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The hacker group that recently broke into systems belonging to graphics chip maker Nvidia has released two of the company's old code-signing certificates. Researchers warn the drivers could be used to sign kernel-level malware and load it on systems that have driver signature verification. The certificates were part of a large cache of files that hackers claim totals 1TB and includes source code and API documentation...

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Details have emerged about a now-patched high-severity vulnerability in the Linux kernel that could potentially be abused to escape a container in order to execute arbitrary commands on the container host. The shortcoming resides in a Linux kernel feature called control groups, also referred to as cgroups version 1 (v1), which allows processes to be organized into hierarchical groups, thereby making it possible to limit and...

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The Great Resignation hits every company hard, but it can be terrifying when your security pros leave in droves. There are more than the obvious risks at stake, and CISOs must manage them all. A checklist can help ensure mistakes aren't made and regrets aren't expensive. "As companies deal with increased rates of employee turnover, they must also consider the fact that highly skilled ex-employees are...

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 A group of academics from Tel Aviv University have disclosed details of now-patched "severe" design flaws affecting about 100 million Android-based Samsung smartphones that could have resulted in the extraction of secret cryptographic keys. The shortcomings are the result of an analysis of the cryptographic design and implementation of Android's hardware-backed Keystore in Samsung's Galaxy S8, S9, S10, S20, and S21 flagship devices, researchers Alon Shakevsky,...

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The Australian insurance industry is being inundated with rapidly changing customer expectations and demands with digital transformation a necessity for insurers to increase customer engagement, make claims processes easier, better serve employees and for competitive advantage. This increased reliance on digital technologies, as well as the sensitive data collected by insurance providers, have made the industry a prime target for cybercriminals. Insurance accounted for 34 of...

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