Yearly Archives: 2016

  • 20
    Dec

    Dovestech Explains: GPU Processing Power vs Passwords

    Have you ever wondered how hackers are able to make quick work of leaked password databases even if the passwords are hashed? First we must discuss the basics of what a hashed password means.  Cryptographic hash functions are a way to turn a text representation of data into a fixed-length “fingerprint” based on the protected […]

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  • 17
    Oct

    Online Stores Infected with Skimming Malware

    Initial Estimates point to almost 6,000 online stores as victims. (October 13, 2016) Data thieves have installed scripts to skim payment card data on nearly 6,000 websites. Some of the information the malware harvest is being sent to servers in Russia. Dutch developer Willem de Groot has been investigating.  Experts point out that one way […]

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  • 12
    Jul

    Google Battles State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks

    A senior executive of Alphabet Inc’s Google unit said on Monday that the company was notifying customers of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber attacks per month. Speaking at a Fortune magazine tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, Google senior vice president and Alphabet board member Diane Greene mentioned the figure while touting Google’s security prowess. The internet search […]

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  • 08
    Jul

    Dovestech continues to expand its customer base

    July 6th, 2016, Baltimore Maryland Dovestech LLC continues to expand its customer base and today announces that it has garnered a subcontract for cyber security solutions and services in support of key government customers. Dovestech is part of an elite team that will provide solutions and services needed to manage and execute cyber policy and solutions at […]

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  • 27
    Jun

    Dovestech has partnered with another leader in Cyber Security

    In our quest to offer our clients a diverse mix of cyber security solutions Dovestech has joined forces with Symantec as a reseller of their Next-Generation Security products.  Symantec has long been a recognized name in security and they continue to evolve their product offerings to match today’s prolific threat environment! https://www.symantec.com/

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  • 24
    Jun

    PivotPoint Risk Analytics and Marsh Agreement

    June 1, 2016 by PivotPoint Editor Marsh to integrate CyVaR into cyber risk advisory services for clients June 1, 2016 – Baltimore, MD and New York, NY –PivotPoint Risk Analytics, a leader in cyber risk analytics, and Marsh, a leading global insurance broker and risk advisor and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, […]

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  • 24
    Jun

    U.S. Cyber Command struggles to retain top cybersecurity talent

    Top official in Defense Department’s cybersecurity unit says organization is doing an ‘effective job’ at recruiting, but keeping up with the evolving threat landscape remains a challenge. At U.S. Cyber Command, the top brass has made recruiting top talent a leading priority, but those efforts have been slowed by challenges in attracting and retaining the […]

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  • 21
    Jun

    The Pentagon expands program for hackers to test its security

    Back in March, the US’s Department of Defense launched a “Hack the Pentagon” campaign to get hackers to test their websites and security networks for vulnerabilities, without the threat of jail time. The project was so successful that the government agency has announced it’s being expanded, including more DoD websites and networks, with further cash […]

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  • 21
    Jun

    Acer hack may have exposed 34,500 customers

    Late last week, a letter surfaced detailing a data breach with Acer’s website which left customers’ credit and debit card details vulnerable, among other things. Though the time frame for the breach was stated — May 12 of last year through April 28 of this year — how many people may have been affected wasn’t […]

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  • 25
    Apr

    75% of Site Owners Cleaned Up

    Google released some interesting data on hacked sites and their attempts to notify webmasters that their sites were compromised. They also released information on just how many sites are hacked – Google detected over 800,000 alone last year. Email Notifications This led to 75% of hacked sites being cleaned up when Google was able to […]

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