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  1. OpenSSL Patches Five Security Vulnerabilities

    Earlier this morning, the OpenSSL project team released two security patches—1.0.2h and 1.0.1t—for five security vulnerabilities discovered in OpenSSL. These two new patches fix one “high” severity and four “low” severity vulnerabilities. None of these bugs affect SSL Certificates. No actions related to SSL Certificate management are required. High Severity Vulnerabilities Memory corruption in the…


  2. Ransomware: A Threat On The Rise

    Ransomware—it’s the rampant business wreaking havoc across the globe. With each week, there seems to be a new report about a company getting hit by ransomware, but what exactly makes these attacks so effective? Cybercriminals first identify vulnerabilities that allow access to computer files and then encrypt all the information on those files so the…


  3. 45% of Healthcare Breaches Occur on Stolen Laptops

    Stolen devices such as a laptop or a USB thumb drive rarely come up when most people think of data breaches, but breaches caused by stolen devices are a very real threat organizations face. Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) revealed that this type of data breach is common for healthcare organizations, making up…


  4. Debunking SSL and HTTPS Security Myths

    While SSL Certificates and HTTPS encryption have been proven essential in enterprise security, many businesses still put their confidence into unsecure networks like the Cloud or other large data environments. This is because many fall prey to common misperceptions about encryption and key management that relate to cost, performance, and ease of use, which reverts…


  5. PKI: Solving the IoT Authentication Problem

    Big data and connectivity are changing the way we live and do business. Connecting every day devices, products, and systems to the global Internet provides the ability to have rich data at our fingertips to improve our decision-making, analyze patterns, and, for businesses, improve the bottom line. This movement toward connecting everything to the Internet…