Security camera company Canary recently announced a trio of new features coming to its smart home security system and mobile apps, including two-way audio calls between a Canary camera and smartphone, a live security feed with reduced latency, and an all-new web app with live streaming.

Rolling out over the course of this week is a refreshed version of Canary's "Watch Live" feature, which "dramatically" reduces the latency of live videos being recorded by the Canary camera. The company said it's done away with a five second delay previously found in Watch Live, allowing users a "virtually real-time" look into their…

Macie is AWS' managed service designed to protect sensitive data across S3 with more data repositories to follow.

McAfee chief scientist Raj Samani explains how security firms respond to a global security crisis

People participate in a Pyongyang mass rally held at Kim Il-sung Square. KCNA/Reuters, CC BY-NDClaims that North Korea could fire nuclear weapons at the continental US present a serious threat to global security. But its hostile activities don’t …

Denver-based OWL Cybersecurity recently released a report showing that nearly every Fortune 500 company is exposed and has a presence on the the Dark Web. OWL gave each of the companies a darknet intelligence (DARKINT) index rating, stating that “the Index ranking reflects the attractiveness of the target. It is not a “risk of breach”. […]

Small and midsized organizations (SMEs) are taking more steps to protect themselves from security risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) than large businesses, according to Pwnie Express. Small businesses are more likely to close the IoT security gap and better protect mission critical systems and business operations. “It’s a bit counterintuitive, because large companies have the finances and the people to secure their connected devices and critical infrastructure, but smaller operations are doing … More →

Will proposed heavy fines for companies moving to put a robust cyber security measures in place be successful in protecting essential services? The Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that companies and organisations providing essential services, including power generation and distribution, banking, healthcare and airlines, will face fines of up to £17mor […]
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In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2017, Mike Banic, Vice President, Marketing, and Chris Morales, Head of Security Analytics at Vectra Networks, talk about the use of artificial intelligence to perform non-stop, automated threat hunting with always-learning behavioral models to find hidden and unknown attackers before they do damage. Here’s a transcript of the podcast for your convenience. Hi, this is Mike Banic with Vectra Networks, and I’m here with Chris Morales, Head … More →

Thousands of security researchers will be incentivized to identify critical software vulnerabilities within Dash’s code and present them to the Dash Core Team for remediation. Commencing in August, Dash will employ a private bug bounty program through Bugcrowd, tapping into a curated, invite-only crowd to find Dash vulnerabilities, and then, in line with the rollout of Evolution, expand to a public program with over 60,000 registered security experts. The Dash bug bounty Jim Bursch, director … More →


Britons could win the “right to be forgotten” online under new privacy laws aimed at tackling the data held by social media giants, it has been revealed.
Under the proposed Data Protection Bill, set to be debated in the autumn, people will be able to ask social media platforms like Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter to delete information they posted as children.
The new powers will also require users to give explicit consent for their information to be collected online, rather than firms relying on pre-selected tick boxes.
Companies who break the new rules could face fines of up to £17 million, the Press…


Apple's running list of providers who support single sign-on user authentication grew exponentially this week with the addition of 438 cable and satellite television companies, including firms offering services in Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Information about what you do online, down to every single URL, can likely be purchased on the web by anyone who wants it.

We’ve seen it over and over again: the parade of companies and government agencies announcing the impact of their latest breach. These players have something in common that you might not realize – they have all heavily invested in security. But despite this, they all have something else in common that we can all probably agree upon: the millions they have spent on security have been rendered all but irrelevant by nothing more than a … More →

US Department of Justice WikimediaThe 23 year old UK cybersecurity expert Marcus Hutchins who was involved in stopping the spread of the WannaCry ransomware attack has been arrested by the FBI in the US. Hutchins, also know as MalwareTech had been …

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  Propelled by recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, businesses are embracing chatbots as an efficient way to engage customers, as well as save time and money by automating certain functions. In a business world in which customer service, especially timely and relevant communication, is the most important factor to success, chatbots can
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A huge number of internet-connected security cameras produced by a Chinese manufacturer are vulnerable to cyber attacks that could result in the devices being compromised, according to security researchers.
Experts at cyber security firm Bitdefender discovered nearly 175,000 Internet of Things (IoT) security cameras manufactured by Shenzhen Neo Electronics suffer from a number of exploitable security vulnerabilities that put users at risk.

US Senators Cory Gardner and Mark Warner, co-chairs of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, as well as Senators Ron Wyden and Steve Daines, have introduced legislation to improve the cybersecurity of internet-connected devices purchased by the US government.
Under the terms of The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, vendors who supply the US government with connected devices would have to ensure the devices are patchable, do not include hard-coded passwords that can’t be changed and are free of known security vulnerabilities, among other requirements.
Reuters reports companion legislation from the House of Representatives is coming soon.
According to a press release from…

On his first day at work as a security guard, Steve was greeted warmly, drawing attention from passersby, including some taking selfies with him at the tony retail-residential complex he patrolled. Then he fell into the fountain.

Vendor also reports 33 per cent revenue increase following internal reorganisation and distribution changes