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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: QOMPLX CISO Andy Jaquith on COVID, Ransomware and Resilience

In this Spotlight podcast* we’re joined by Andrew Jaquith, the CISO at QOMPLX to talk about how the COVID pandemic is highlighting longstanding problems with cyber risk management and cyber resilience. We also talk about how better instrumenting of information security can help companies get a grip on fast-evolving cyber risks like human-directed ransomware campaigns.

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Spotlight Podcast: Public Sector levels up to tackle Cyber Threats

In this Spotlight edition of the podcast, sponsored* by RSA Security, we go deep on public sector cyber risk with two interviews from the most recent RSA Conference: Kelvin Coleman, the Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Sean McHenry, the CISO of the Utah State Board of Education. In our second segment, we shift focus to the Pacific. Robert Carey the Vice President of Global Public Sector Solutions at RSA Security joins us with the man known as “Dr. AA”: Dr. Aswami Ariffin who is the head of response at Cybersecurity Malaysia.

Episode 169: Ransomware comes to the Enterprise with PureLocker

In this episode of the podcast, sponsored by PureVPN, Michael Kajiloti of the firm Intezer Labs joins us to talk about the origins and makeup of PureLocker, a new family of ransomware designed to target production servers in the enterprise.

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Suit against Estée Lauder spotlights 401k Distribution Fraud

A former Estée Lauder employee is suing the company after $99,000 in retirement savings disappeared from her account. Experts say the case raises troubling questions about the security of $5.7 trillion stored in 401k retirement plans.