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PayPal Unit TIO Networks Discloses Breach of 1.6 Million Accounts

Three months after acquiring TIO Networks, PayPal discovers that the payment processor was the victim of a data breach.
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Former NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Top Secret Data Home

NEWS ANALYSIS: Yet another former NSA employee has taken secret information from the spy agency, allegedly enabling Russian hackers to gain access to Tailored Access Operations data.
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Senate Bill Proposes Prison Time for Failure to Report Data Breaches

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Senate Commerce Committee is already taking a major role in investigating and creating legislation related to data breaches and in the wake of the Uber breach is starting to take action.
Daily Tech Briefing Dec. 1, 2017

Apple Working on Patch for macOS High Sierra Password Security Flaw VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: Apple macOS High Sierra is at risk from a root password vulnerability; Apple countersues Qualcomm in their court fight over patents and royalties; AWS debuts Amazon GuardDuty for cloud threat detection; and there's more.
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AWS CTO Defines Well-Architected Cloud Security Best Practices

At the AWS re:Invent conference, CTO Werner Vogels emphasizes the importance of security in all cloud development.
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Investment Firm Thoma Bravo Pays $1.6 Billion for Barracuda Networks VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: Barracuda Networks Acquired by Thoma Bravo in $1.6B deal; Microsoft Azure Cloud Becomes More Location-Aware; Confluent Cloud Uses Apache Kafka for Streaming Data as a Service; and there's more.

Eight Cyber-Security Vendors Raise New Funding in November 2017 SLIDESHOW

Though the pace of funding slowed in November, multiple firms raised new venture capital to develop and improve their cyber-security products.
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WordPress 4.9.1 Debuts with Updates to Harden Security

Two weeks after reaching general availability, WordPress 4.9 gets its first update fixing bugs and boosting security.

Reported Software Vulnerabilities on Track to Break Record in 2017

A combination of increased reporting and more software programs is causing vulnerability reports to rise by more than a third compared to 2016 and are on track to set a record.
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Imgur Image Hosting Service Discloses Breach of 1.7M Users Accounts VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: 1.7M accounts breached in Imgur attack that occurred in 2014; McAfee extends cloud security with Skyhigh Networks acquisition; Microsoft makes Office available to Chromebooks that run Android apps; and there's more.
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AWS Debuts Amazon GuardDuty for Cloud Threat Detection

Amazon Web Services announces a new managed threat detection service that can help detect potential security risks.

Akamai Finds Web App Attacks Increased in Q3 2017 SLIDESHOW

Akamai's third quarter 2017 State of the Internet/Security report reveals a growing number of web application attacks.

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