Keeper vs LastPass (2024 Comparison): Which Is Right for You?
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by Maine Basan
2d ago
Keeper and LastPass are password managers best fit for small to medium organizations, providing fundamental password management and login functionality. Both solutions improve password protection; however, their focus differs. LastPass highlights user experience, whereas Keeper promotes better security. My comparison shows their key differentiators, pros, and cons to help you determine which is the better suited solution for you. Keeper: Better for pricing and secure password management ($2 per user per month for Business Starter license; $3.75 per user per month for Business license) LastPas ..read more
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Vulnerability Recap 6/10/24 – RCE Attacks in Major Platforms
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by Maine Basan
6d ago
Last week’s vulnerability news revealed a significant increase in serious flaws targeted by cyber threat actors across multiple large platforms. The recent remote code execution (RCE) attacks and other critical vulnerability exploits emphasized the persistent challenges in patch and vulnerability management. Exploits targeted Progress Telerik Report Servers and PHP weaknesses allowing remote code execution on Windows. Threats like DarkGate’s switch to AutoHotkey, the Muhstik botnet’s Apache RocketMQ exploits, and Chinese hackers targeting ThinkPHP applications also showed the significance of p ..read more
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Secure Web Gateway vs Firewall: Learn the Difference
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by Chad Kime
1w ago
When originally conceived, secure web gateways (SWGs) filtered and managed web traffic, and firewalls filtered and managed all network traffic of which web traffic was a subset. However, as the technologies matured, vendors continually added features and capabilities so that the most robust solutions now have more in common than distinct differences. A remaining distinction is that SWGs provide data loss protection and more detailed user website access reports. To truly understand the differences, get to know each solution at a basic level and then examine key differences. This information can ..read more
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Vulnerability Recap 6/3/24 – Check Point, Okta & Fortinet Issues
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by Jenna Phipps
1w ago
Last week, major security vendors Check Point and Okta both notified customers of threats, and an old Fortinet vulnerability reared its head when researchers published a proof of concept for it. Spoofed browser upgrades download malware onto victims’ computers, and threat actors have been actively exploiting a Linux kernel vulnerability. Check your vendors’ security bulletins regularly, and make sure your team is following security news to patch issues as soon as they arise. May 28, 2024 Check Point VPN Zero-Day Vulnerability Requires Hotfix Type of attack: Information disclosure zero-day. The ..read more
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What Is SOAR? Definition, Benefits & Use Cases
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by Jenna Phipps
2w ago
Security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) is both a technology and a broad approach to cybersecurity that centralizes common team responsibilities in a single platform. It’s designed to ease the workload on overworked security teams, helping them develop workflows that detect and respond to threats automatically. SOAR combines multiple tasks, including both detection and response, for a more comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. Table of Contents Toggle How Does SOAR Work? 3 Components of SOAR 3 Common Use Cases of SOAR Benefits of SOAR Challenges & Limitations of SOAR Top ..read more
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Immersive Labs Study Reveals AI Prompt Injection Vulnerability in Bots
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by Jenna Phipps
2w ago
Generative artificial intelligence presents dilemmas for security teams as they determine how to use it in ways that benefit their business without creating vulnerabilities. Immersive Labs, a Bristol, England-based cybersecurity firm that focuses on user training, recently performed a study involving GenAI prompt injection attacks on chatbots. It released a report of the results and found that 88% of participants were able to trick a bot into exposing passwords. Table of Contents Toggle Immersive Labs Research Shows Chatbots Exposing Passwords & Sensitive Data Generative AI Isn’t Foolpro ..read more
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Cybersecurity Management Lessons from Healthcare Woes
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by Chad Kime
2w ago
Ransomware attacks and data breaches make headlines when they shut down huge connected healthcare providers such as Ascension Healthcare or Change Healthcare. Examining the available details of these breaches will help you learn key lessons from their pain to avoid suffering the same humiliating and expensive situations. Table of Contents Toggle Recent Healthcare Attacks & Breaches 5 Key Cybersecurity Management Lessons to Learn Bottom Line: Learn Healthcare’s Lessons Before Suffering Pain Recent Healthcare Attacks & Breaches Large breaches affected over 88 million individuals in t ..read more
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What Is Cloud Security Management? Types & Strategies
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by Maine Basan
2w ago
Cloud security management is the process of safeguarding cloud data and operations from attacks and vulnerabilities through a set of cloud strategies, tools, and practices. The cloud security manager and the IT team are generally responsible for managing cloud security. This empowers enterprises to effectively use their cloud technology capabilities while maintaining a safe and efficient infrastructure — a crucial practice as cloud adoption expands. Table of Contents Toggle How Cloud Security Management Works 3 Types of Cloud Security Management Benefits of Cloud Security Management Challeng ..read more
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Top 6 Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Providers in 2024
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by Jenna Phipps
2w ago
Managed detection and response (MDR) services are security platforms partially or completely managed by the vendor rather than customers’ internal security teams. The best MDR solutions in the industry typically offer features like threat hunting, alert management, and digital forensics. To help you select the best MDR for your organization, we’ve analyzed solutions from leading providers and narrowed the list down to a few key players. Here are the six best managed detection and response solutions for businesses: Rapid7 Managed Threat Complete: Best overall MDR solution Sophos MDR: Most user ..read more
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What Is Security Service Edge (SSE): All You Need to Know
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by Chad Kime
2w ago
Security service edge (SSE) is a security technology that secures access to assets outside of the corporate network. SSE works by extending security to cover the dispersed threat landscape where websites, cloud assets, and many employees operate outside of the traditional firewall protection. To fully explain SSE, I’ll cover its key features, benefits, challenges, use cases, vendors, and trends as well as contrast SSE against alternative solutions. Table of Contents Toggle How Does SSE Work? 5 Key Components & Capabilities of SSE Primary Benefits of SSE Common Challenges of SSE 5 SSE Use ..read more
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