December 2020

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No doubt, we have a lot to be hopeful for as we step into the New Year. We’ve adapted, survived, and learned to thrive under extraordinary circumstances. While faced with plenty of challenges, families successfully transitioned to working and learning from home like pros. So, as we set our intentions for 2021, we will need […]

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With 2021 approaching, it is a time to both reflect on the outstanding progress we have each made – personally and professionally, and warmly welcome a new chapter in 2021!   2020 has been one of the most unexpected years in our history. However, despite COVID-19, we had some amazing successes.  January brought McAfee our new CEO – Peter Leav. It’s hard to […]

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Well that’s Christmas down for another year, and a rather different one it was for so many of us around the world. I’m pumping this post out very quickly (a couple of days after recording) whilst midway along a very long drive. I’ll share more about that on my New

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Looking Ahead to 2021: The Things We’ll Carry Forward Right now, I’m thinking about how my life changed in 2020. Not so much in the sweeping and upending ways. More in the little ways. I’m thinking about the coping ways. The cobble-it-all-together ways. The little changes to make things work ways. There were plenty.  Now, […]

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On December 13, 2020, FireEye announced that threat actors had compromised SolarWinds’s Orion IT monitoring and management software and used it to distribute a software backdoor to dozens of that company’s customers, including several high profile U.S. government agencies. Game Changing Attack Vector This campaign is the first major supply chain attack of its kind […]

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McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, announced the winners of its distinguished SIA Partner Awards. The 2020 awards recognize partners who demonstrated innovation, strategic value, and market leadership in their respective market segments which are a complement to the McAfee solution portfolio. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone that has required organizations to be […]

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2020 has been quite the year for many, and through it all, we’re reflecting on everything we are thankful for. This includes the incredible stories and invaluable perspectives that come from our McAfee team members around the world. As the year ends, we’re counting down the top 10 most read Life at McAfee blog stories. These are the stories from our team members that you love to read, and we love to tell!    10. One Team Member […]

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Security awareness training is one of the most straightforward ways to improve a business’ overall resilience against cyberattacks. That is, when you get it just right. Thanks to the disruptions to “normal” work routines that COVID-19 has brought, launching a company-wide training program to teach end users how to avoid phishing scams and online risks […]

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Die Cloud ist und bleibt ein Treiber für die digitale Transformation. Nachdem der Fokus primär auf die Erkennung von Shadow-IT und die Absicherung von SaaS-Diensten lag, wandert nun der Blick auf längerfristige Projekte: Die Migration von ganzen Diensten und Anwendungen in Richtung Cloud. In diesem Podcast sprechen wir daher über die Themen Infrastruktur und Container […]

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In a blog post released 13 Dec 2020, FireEye disclosed that threat actors compromised SolarWinds’s Orion IT monitoring and management software with a trojanized version of SoalrWinds.Orion.Core.BusinessLayer.dll delivered as part of a digitally-signed Windows Installer Patch. The trojanized file delivers a backdoor, dubbed SUNBURST by FireEye (and Solorigate by Microsoft), that communicates to third-party servers for […]

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This week, we announced the latest release of MVISION Unified Cloud Edge, which included a number of great data protection enhancements. With working patterns and data workflows dramatically changed in 2020, this release couldn’t be more timely. According to a report by Gartner earlier in 2020, 88% of organizations have encouraged or required employees to […]

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Veracode CEO Sam King says that security can???t be successful, and in fact will become a blocker, if it operates in a silo. She recently sat down for a fireside chat with Mahi Dontamsetti, State Street CTRO, and Jim Routh, MassMutual CISO, to share he…

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Last month, I discussed the FedRAMP program’s basics and why it’s such a big deal for the federal government. In short, the program protects the data of U.S. citizens in the cloud and promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the government with a standardized approach. But within the FedRAMP program, there are different authorizations. We’re […]

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Organizations across the country – from the private sector to the federal government –  have become more digital, especially following the shift to remote work this year. It’s no surprise that cybercriminals around the world have taken notice. According to a new report by McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), cybercrime is now […]

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I’m live again! Well, I was live having found enough connectivity in Port Douglas to go back to streaming. I’ll still be here next week too and will plan on doing a Christmas morning stream from the same location. I talk a bunch about the trip and what I’m seeing

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smart gifts

 Like many of you, I spent a lot of time at home this year, but it came with an unexpected upside: an excuse to upgrade all my home tech! With so many great new products on the market, from 5G devices to smart TVs, cameras, and more, there’s a lot to choose from this holiday […]

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Even the best psychics, science fiction and horror writers could not have predicted or written 2020.   It’s been quite the year. I am thankful that it’s almost over.  The COVID-19 Coronavirus started a global lockdown that sent millions of people to work from home, or wherever they could shelter in place. Personally, working at home didn’t seem like a bad option at the time.  But after 8 […]

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Executive Summary There has been considerable focus on the recent disclosures associated with SolarWinds, and while existing analysis on the broader campaign has resulted in detection against specific IoCs associated with the Sunburst trojan, the focus within the Advanced Threat Research (ATR) team has been to determine the possibility of additional persistence measures. Our analysis […]

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Every day, new apps are developed to solve problems and create efficiency in individuals’ lives.  Employees are continually experimenting with new apps to enhance productivity and simplify complex matters. When in a pinch, using DropBox to share large files or an online PDF editor for quick modifications are commonalities among employees. However, these apps, although useful, may not be sanctioned or observable by an IT department. The rapid adoption of […]

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There are plenty of different types of malware and viruses nowadays, and relying on a default computer set up to protect you is not enough.  Tech-savvy people can detect a potential threat almost immediately, and they should not have problems. But not everyone has enough experience to rely on themselves. Moreover, it may be that […]

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Malware

Adrozek Malware is Wreaking Havoc on Web Browsers: How to Stay Protected Every few weeks, there seems to be breaking news about large-scale data breaches that affect millions – but what about the lesser-known threats that lurk quietly in the shadows? Oftentimes, these are the scams that could wreak havoc on our day-to-day digital lives. […]

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Part I of II Situation In a blog post released 13 Dec 2020, FireEye disclosed that threat actors compromised SolarWinds’s Orion IT monitoring and management software with a trojanized version of SoalrWinds.Orion.Core.BusinessLayer.dll. The trojanized file delivers the SUNBURST malware through a backdoor as part of a digitally-signed Windows Installer Patch. Use of a Compromised Software Supply […]

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eXtended Detection & Response (XDR) has become an industry buzzword promising to take detection and response to new heights and improving security operations effectiveness. Not only are customers and vendors behind this but industry groups like Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) share this same goal and there are some open projects to leverage for this effort. […]

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Well this is different; a weekly update bereft of neon studio lighting and instead done from the great outdoors, complete with all sorts of animal noises and a (probably) drunk green tree frog. I picked one of my favourite travelling companions to join me this week, a little guy I

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Top Ten Tips for Protecting Your Identity, Finances, and Security Online Whether you’re working, banking, shopping, or just streaming a few shows online, these quick tips will make sure you’re more secure from hacks, attacks, and prying eyes. 1 – Protect your computers Start with the basics: get strong protection for your computers and laptops. […]

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Everyone deserves a break after surviving this past year and I cannot think of better way to celebrate than to share some of our greatest accomplishments from 2020. 1. January 2020 Gartner Peer Insights VOC Customers’ Choice for CASB   McAfee was the only vendor to be named the January 2020 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice […]

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New supplemental materials for NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53 Revision 5, Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations, are available for download to support the December 10, 2020 errata release of SP 800-53 and SP 800-…

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Government and Private Sector organizations are transforming their businesses by embracing DevOps principles, microservice design patterns, and container technologies across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments. Container adoption is becoming mainstream to drive digital transformation and business growth and to accelerate product and feature velocity. Companies have moved quickly to embrace cloud native applications and infrastructure […]

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If there’s one certainty about cyber crime, it’s that criminals are always looking to acquire sensitive data. Whether you’re a small e-tailer with a handful of employees or a multinational, you must take steps to protect the valuable information you collect. In that regard, e-commerce is no different to a physical store that has CCTV cameras to monitor theft and security guards to catch shoplifters. But what is the cyber security equivalent, and what are the threats you need to look out for? We explain everything you need to know in this blog. What are the threats to e-commerce businesses?

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Over the past 9 months, the world has grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic. We have all felt vulnerable. With borders closed and curfews and lockdowns instituted, things that we can count on, like reliable energy and technology, have become more essential than ever… Especially now that most of us have to conduct work from home, […]

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2020 has been a tumultuous and unpredictable year, where we restructured our lives and redefined how we work and interact with each other. In the past nine months, we saw IT security and the digital world challenged and taken to new heights. Although 2020 has undoubtedly been a year of trials and tribulations, I wanted […]

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It’s a lighter weekly update this week, kinda feels like I’m still recovering from last week’s epic IoT series TBH. It’s also the last update from home before I go on my first decent trip since the whole pandemic thing started and as such, the next five updates will all

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