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ThreatSTOP Revolutionizes Security Industry with New Blockchain Offering

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In the past few years, we’ve seen a radical shift from traditional paradigms in transactions. With the emergence of blockchain, decentralized peer-to-peer transactions have replaced typical financial arrangements and revolutionized the financial world. In a few short years, the landscape for financial institutions has radically changed. Yet, the surface has barely been scratched in the ways blockchains can disrupt other entrenched industries. Enterprises have two choices, adopt the blockchain or be left in the stone age. The question is, why should your security program be any different?

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FBI Pays $1 million to ??? to Crack iPhone

The Washington Post reported today that the FBI paid a one-time fee of $1 million to hackers to crack the San Bernardino shooter's phone. The article goes on to say that authorities have not revealed the identity of the hackers.

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ThreatSTOP Announces Improvements to Reporting

ThreatSTOP is pleased to announce a new release of its web portal that significantly improves the speed an utility of the logfile analysis and reporting it provides to subscribers. The new reporting UI presents data in a way that is in line with how our customers prefer to analyze the data.

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Treat Malware like the Disease It Is

In a new article by Hal Hodson of the New Scientist, he suggests treating the difficult task of classifying different kinds of malware as a biology problem. By treating computer viruses as biological puzzles we could help cyber security specialists better understand the wide world of malware.

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Your Local Emergency Room: How clean is their.....network?!?

The majority of us will at some point in our lives be faced with the sinking feelings that come with medical procedures of all kinds. Whether it's a simple broken bone or something more serious, at some point we'll all need a little work under the hood. While the 10 o'clock news intimidates you into staying up to hear about the most recent study they've done on the cleanliness of your local E.R. as it turns out, germs and viruses extend beyond the hospital bed. In a recent meeting with government officials, it turns out that more and more medical devices in hospitals are becoming riddled with computer viruses.

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Your Company's Audit Committee: Not Concerned with Just the Financials

The Wall Street Journal posted an interesting article regarding a recent shift in risk analysis concerning your company's audit committee.

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Criminals don't follow the rules

If you are a criminal and trying to steal things then breaking the law in other ways is unlikely to concern you. To me such a statement seems obvious, but apparently it isn’t – and I’m not just talking about cyber-criminals here.

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Make the best use of what you have before buying Yet Another Box

Infoworld has an article basically saying that firewalls are helpless, blacklists ineffective, and you need Yet Another Box to do outbound deep packet inspection.

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ThreatSTOP announces first IPv6 feed

We are making available our first IP v6 feed – the v6 full bogons – as a technology demonstration. It uses the exact same DNS distribution method as our standard IP v4 lists and thus demonstrates clearly that our mechanism is IP v6 compliant.

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The mobile to cloud security challenge

ThreatSTOP is spending the week up in San Francisco at RSA. We will be on the Vyatta booth, #452, showcasing our joint solution for the protection and centralized management of virtual and cloud firewalls.

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