Today's cyber-threats present challenges for even the most tech-savvy IT executives in the most tech-savvy organizations. It's not news that the volume and velocity of threats continue to grow. At the center of the problem? Recruiting and retaining the security talent necessary to mitigate and minimize cyber-risks.

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Have you ever seen a rule for ModSecurity? They may look similar to the following: SecRule REQUEST_URI "@endswith example.com/index.html" "id:1,log,deny,redirect:http://modsecurity.org" This rule may look complicated, but it is extremely basic. It says, if you find a URL ending with example.com/index.html...

Months of ramped up Carbanak activity that includes a new host of targets and new command and control strategy has reinvigorated attention on a criminal outfit that may have at one time stolen up to $1 billion from banks worldwide.

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A major Canadian corporation is among those in the hospitality industry in several countries whose financial activities have been compromised by a Microsoft Word-based macro attack that appears to be orchestrated by criminal groups working together, according to a security vendor. Read more: http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/canadian-enterprise-among-victims-of-macro-based-malware-attack/390012#ixzz4XGPqmvAg or visit http://www.itworldcanada.com for more Canadian IT News

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The Carbanak cyber criminal gang is abusing Google’s infrastructure as a conduit for botnet control. The gang became notorious when it was blamed for the theft of one billion dollars from more than 100 banks across 30 countries back in 2015. Fast-forward two years and Carbanak is now infecting users via a script that will send and receive commands to and from Google Apps and Google Forms services.

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Trustwave and Osterman Research today released results of a new study on cybersecurity resource limitations that quantifies the challenges businesses face around recruitment of IT security talent, identification of the skills sets they require, the level of control they have over their IT security budgets, and other pertinent matters related to IT security management. The study reveals that corporate security demands still outpace the available talent at alarming rates.

The Carbanak cybergang has been spotted using Google for its malware command-and-control channel. Forcepoint Security Labs researchers said the group is hiding in plain site by is using Google as an independent command and control channel since Google is likely to be more successful than using newly created domains or domains with no reputation.

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There are many reasons why IT professionals can be fired, but six out of the top nine are related to security, said a survey released this morning. For example, having a tech investment that leads to a security breach was considered a fireable offense by 39 percent of organizations, according to Osterman Research, which conducted the survey.

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