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Biden’s First Justice Duty: Commute All Federal Death Sentences | #College. | #Students | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

I hope that President-elect Joe Biden quickly commutes all federal death sentences to life in prison. I hope that he directs every United States Attorney he appoints to seek life […] View full post on National Cyber Security

From virtual dating to first meeting at home: How pandemic played cupid for this queer couple | #tinder | romancescams | #scams

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Written by Disha Roy Choudhury| New Delhi |December 10, 2020 12:30:43 pm Meet Priya and Meera, who fell in love after dating virtually during the pandemic. (Source: PR handout) Priya […]

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Salmond was against holding child abuse inquiry, says Deputy First Minister | #childabuse | #children | #kids | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

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Former First Minister Alex Salmond and other influential figures in the Scottish Government were against holding an inquiry into the abuse of children in care, John Swinney has said. Speaking […]

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We now know what Meghan Markle wore on her first date with Prince Harry | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

_________________________ What does one wear to meet a prince? It’s hard enough to figure out what you’ll wear on a Tinder date over Zoom so we don’t envy the dilemma […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Zero Networks Launches Industry’s First Autonomous Network Access Orchestrator, Announces $4.65 Million in Funding

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Debuting at the RSA® Conference’s Launch Pad, the platform delivers adaptive user and machine-level policy enforcement to make a zero trust network model at scale a reality  

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV – February 20, 2020 – Zero Networks (www.zeronetworks.com), the pioneer in zero trust network access, today unveiled the Zero Networks Access Orchestrator, the first network security platform that automatically defines, enforces and adapts user- and machine-level network access policies to create a continuous airtight zero trust network model, at scale. The company was named one of three finalists for the prestigious RSAC Launch Pad, where it will debut the platform, on February 26th, during the RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conference.

Zero Networks also announced it has raised $4.65 million in seed funding, led by F2 Capital and Pico Venture Partners. This funding will be used to accelerate product development and hire key positions in engineering, marketing, sales and business development.

Assuming users and machines inside the network can be completely trusted leaves the door open for malicious insiders and hackers to do almost anything they want. Zero Networks minimizes these risks, with the click of a button, constraining access in the network to only what users and machines should be doing. The Zero Networks Access Orchestrator is the first of its kind to deliver:

  • Autonomous policy enforcement – observes how users and machines normally communicate to automatically enforce a zero trust networking stance throughout your environment, with a two-factor authentication (2FA) mechanism to allow new or rare access, so users can always get what they need, when they need it.
  • Airtight security – establishes least privilege access for each and every user and machine, so they can only access only what they need, and nothing more. This provides a scalable and cost-efficient way for enterprises to establish user and machine-level perimeters that put an end to excessive allowances within the network. It also eliminates many internal attack vectors, such as network discovery, lateral movement, remote code execution and the introduction of commodity malware.
  • Access control at scale – provides a single source for all network access policies, so the entire environment is protected from managed and unmanaged devices, at scale, with the click of a button. There are no agents to deploy and no policies for IT to configure or manage.

“Zero Networks is making a zero trust security model at scale a reality,” said Jonathan Saacks, managing partner from F2 Capital. “Their approach is a radical change for the market, but not a radical change for enterprises, which is why it is so effective,” added Tal Yatsiv, operating partner at PICO Venture Partners. “Enterprises can go about their business and lock down the access of each of their users and machines to only what they need, without agents, without intervention, and without disruptions.”

Zero Networks founders Benny Lakunishok and Jossef Harush came up with the Zero Networks Access Orchestrator when they saw the burden that IT and security teams face in trying to maintain real-time access requirements for all users and machines across their environment. With deep experience in cybersecurity, they knew there had to be better, more scalable solution.

Mr. Lakunishok has been in cybersecurity for the past decade and was part of the leadership team of Aorato, which was acquired by Microsoft. Mr. Harush previously led the architecture and engineering team at CyberX. Together, they established Zero Networks to make it easy for enterprises to adapt and scale airtight, internal network access policies that keep attackers out and the business going.

The Zero Networks Access Orchestrator is currently being used by beta customers in the manufacturing, energy, retail and public sectors to defend their internal networks and will be commercially available at the end of Q1 2020.

About Zero Networks

Zero Networks automates the creation, enforcement and maintenance of zero trust network access policies for each user and machine to make zero trust security model at scale a reality. The Zero Networks Access Orchestrator enables organizations to keep up with the changes in their dynamic environment and prevent breaches from impacting operations, so they can be confident their users and machines are able to go about their business and nothing more. With Zero Networks, there are zero hassles, disruptions or worries - there’s just trust. For more information, please visit www.zeronetworks.com or follow Zero Networks on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/zero-networks or Twitter at https://twitter.com/ZeroNetworks.

 

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#deepweb | Indian authorities arrest their first crypto dark web drug dealer

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  • The suspect, Dipu Singh, is accused of selling psychotropic and prescription pills on the dark web.
  • He was taken into custody by the central anti-narcotics agency under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

In an investigation done by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), India has caught its first darknet crypto drug dealer. The authorities have seized 55,000 tablets in the arrest. The NCB participated in “Operation Trance” – a multinational crackdown on illicit dark web drug sales using couriers, international postal services, and private parcel deliveries.

Global post offices and international courier services were used as logistics for illicit trade. The payments gateways of cryptocurrency were used by the operators to conceal the transactions from law enforcement agencies.

The accused, Dipu Singh, is a 21-year old whose father is a retired army officer. Singh is accused of selling many psychotropic and prescription pills on the dark web and shipping them to the US, Romania, Spain, and other countries.

He started out by selling health supplements and erectile dysfunction medication on major dark web markets. Later, he began selling tramadol, zolpidem, alprazolam and other psychotropic prescription medications. The suspect was taken into custody by the central anti-narcotics agency under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. 

 

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#deepweb | The Clone Wars Final Season Poster Arrives with First 2 Episode Titles and Synopses

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Lucasfilm and Disney have released the synopses for the first two episodes of The Clone Wars season 7. It was recently announced that the long-awaited season will premiere February 21st on Disney+. The Clone Wars and Rebels are often regarded by hardcore Star Wars fans as […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | The first thing to do after you’re involved in a hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans There were a bunch of big data hacks in 2019, and 2020 will likely be just as bad as the number of cyberattacks increase. (The average number of security breaches in the last year grew by 11% from 130 in 2017 to 145 in 2018, according to Accenture research.) Companies […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | First Amendment Fight: Twitter Threat Ends in Conviction

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans First amendment rights in the United States only go so far. Shout “fire” in a crowded room for thrills or threaten to kill someone and you will find yourself on the wrong side of the First Amendment interpretation of what constitutes free speech. Joseph Cecil Vandevere […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Security First: The Double-Edged Sword of Remote Collaboration

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For the better part of the past decade, online tech support scams have been on the rise as hackers find new ways to trick consumers into providing remote access to their computers in order to steal information. This tried-and-true phishing scam today relies on sophisticated social engineering fueled with detailed information on the user that can trick even the most savvy or skeptical user into keeping the scam going.

In fact, in 2017 alone, 2.7 million Americans reported some form of fraud to the Federal Trade Commission. And there were almost certainly many more who were either too embarrassed or too jaded to report what they experienced.

What essentially all online and email scams share is that they attempt to impersonate someone or some institution that seems credible. They attempt to capitalize on the recipient’s cultural norms of trust, courtesy, and professionalism to hear out their pitch. They usually attempt to play into the listener’s sense of fear over losing something, like a valuable service or, alternatively, appeal to the listener’s opportunism for getting something valuable for nothing.

Phishing scams today often involve someone pretending to be from a company you already do business with such as Apple, Microsoft, or Amazon, sending out a text or email that says you have a problem with your account, or perhaps a delivery issue, a refund, or some other plausible-sounding matter. You are then directed to a link and told that unless you provide confirmation of your account information, that account will be suspended, and legal action will follow.

The phisher almost certainly doesn’t have either your username or password. If they did, they wouldn’t have to bother using an elaborate ruse to gain access your computer network. Instead, claiming that it’s a matter of great urgency, they use deceit to trick you into providing access to data, images, text files, or money.

One particularly damaging form of trickery may not involve email at all. It could start with a phone call from someone pretending to be your helpdesk or IT service organization needing to remotely access your computer to update or fix something. “All you need to do is download this maintenance patch I’ll send you and let me do the rest,” the user is told. Of course, it’s a scam for someone to access the network. Here are some common tips.

Security Tips: Cutting Back on Phish

With so much toxic angling, a low-phish diet will be good for you and your business. Sooner or later, everyone is likely to receive a deceptive phone call or email. But like any diet, this one requires awareness, education, and discipline. Essentially, all phishing scams require the recipient to open or click on something that’s malicious. Educating yourself and your employees about how to recognize, avoid, and report phishing attempts is essential to the effort. Vigilance and skepticism online are the mantras of digital living.

  • Many phishing messages share certain elements in common. One of the most frequent is a sense of urgency saying that the recipient needs to do something immediately – either to send money to verify certain information, or to update their credit card on file. That’s a red flag. Banks, government agencies, and most business organizations still use snail mail to collect funds and personal data.
  • When you do receive an email from your bank that requires action, log on to its website by keying in the bank’s URL yourself. Don’t use the link in the message to visit the bank’s website; it could actually be a malware attack on your computer. By hovering over a link in the message without clicking on it, a balloon will appear with the sender’s real address. If it looks phishy and doesn’t contain the official domain of your bank, pick up the phone and call your bank.
  • Many scams originate overseas from countries where English is not the native language. As a result, there might be awkward phrasing, archaic terms, or misspelled words that a professionally written email or website from an authentic U.S. organization would never use. That’s another red flag.

To help train employees, IT personnel can periodically send fake “phishing” emails, which helps identify vulnerable staff members who could benefit from more guidance. They can teach users to recognize malicious messages.

But scams continue to evolve. Ongoing education and awareness efforts, together with prompt reporting of suspicious emails, are essential to maintaining the first line of defense against phishing scams–alert company employees and wary business executives. Remote collaboration may be a double-edged sword but, using the right defense, the user can properly yield its power.

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