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Public Sector Mega-Vendor Tyler Technologies Says It Was Hacked

Tyler Technologies, the U.S.’s largest provider of software and services to the public sector said on Wednesday that it was hacked by unknown assailants, who gained “unauthorized access” to the company’s IT and phone systems. Tyler, which sells software that supports a wide range of public sector functions such as permitting, inspections, 311 systems and utility billing said that it has hired independent IT experts to investigate the incident. The company’s MUNIS ERP (enterprise resource planning) technology is widely used by local governments across the U.S. “We are treating this matter with the highest priority and working with independent IT experts to conduct a thorough investigation and response,” wrote Matt Bieri, the company’s Chief Information Officer in an email obtained by The Security Ledger. Tyler is also working with law enforcement. The company’s web page displayed a message saying it was “temporarily unavailable” Wednesday evening. In the email message to […]

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Spotlight Podcast: As Attacks Mount, ERP Security Still Lags

In this Spotlight podcast* we’re joined by Jason Fruge, the VP of Business Application Cybersecurity at Onapsis to talk about the growing attacks against critical systems like ERP and General Ledger applications by SAP and Oracle. We also talk about why these critical systems often lag on key security measures.

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New IoT Security Regulations on Tap in U.S., U.K.

Lawmakers in the U.S. and U.K. are readying new laws that will crack down on insecure Internet of Things devices in both the public and private sectors.

Quantum Principles Eyed to Solve Current Limitations in Encryption, Data Protection

Quantum principles are set to transform the next generation of Internet security, with new quantum-based technologies on tap to improve encryption and data communication which researchers believe could solve some of the limitations with current technology.

Lasers Eyed as Way Forward for Quantum Encryption of Data, Cryptocurrencies

Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a technology called a frequency comb that could pave the way for quantum-encryption technologies to be used to protect mobile data and digital currencies.