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Are there too many cybersecurity companies?

The most potent global threat in 2018 may not be armed conflict or civil unrest, but cybersecurity. While cybersecurity awareness has increased with high profile breaches in recent years, the core problem remains of how industries can protect themselves and their customers when so much of our interaction has gone digital.
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License to hack: State-sponsored hackers are upping the ante

At this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, the threat of large-scale, state-sponsored cyberattacks was top of mind among the government and business leaders in attendance.

  • Publication cites CounterTack’s AI-driven behavior-monitoring to create cyber immune systems within critical infrastructures.

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Raw sockets backdoor gives attackers complete control of some Linux servers

“Chaos” gives attackers, and follow-on attackers, full control over infected boxes.
In a blog post published Wednesday, Montreal-based GoSecure claimed that a piece of malware dubbed “Chaos” is infecting poorly secured systems by guessing weak passwords protecting secure shell application administrators use to remotely control Unix-based computers. The secure shell, or SSH, accounts being compromised run as root, and this is how the backdoor is able to get such access as well.
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