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Read the latest news, developments and opinion pieces on device hardening from industry experts New Net Technologies.

Organizations during the third quarter experienced on average 237 DDoS attack attempts each month, equivalent to eight DDoS attack attempts each day.

Equifax, the credit agency guilty of poorly handling the private financial data of over 143 million consumers, has seen a 27 percent decrease in profits following the September hack.

A bipartisan legislation has been introduced that’s designed to protect the US voting systems infrastructure from foreign interference.  

Two websites used to present the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election results were knocked offline after a DDoS attack last Saturday afternoon.

A massive new botnet has been found to be infecting poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including IP wireless cameras.

As tools for conducting cyber attacks proliferate worldwide, large-scale cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly commonplace across the globe. But studies show that many organizations are still struggling to comprehend and manage the evolving cyber threats in our increasingly complex digital world.

Accenture has reported leaked information on at least four cloud-based Amazon S3 storage servers.

The CSO and CIO of credit reporting agency Equifax have announced their retirements following one of the largest breaches of consumer private financial data in history, impacting 143 million US and 400,000 British customers. 

New reports have found that hackers were able to exploit a security vulnerability at Equifax 2 months after an industry group discovered the coding flaw and offered a solution for it, leaving many to wonder why Equifax didn’t upgrade its software correctly when the flaw was originally found.

Are IoT (Internet of Things) devices security time bombs waiting to explode, or just benign and hugely-beneficial technological advances? As ever, the truth is somewhere in between, but there is a very simple test you can apply to assess which end of the spectrum a device sits at: ‘It depends’.

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