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The New York Times expose on the hacks of the DNC is a case study in how not to respond to a cyber attack. We talk with Tim Bandos of Digital Guardian about building a cyber threat hunting capability.

Don’t Be The DNC: An Introduction to Enterprise Threat Hunting

In-brief: The New York Times expose on the hack of the Democratic National Committee is a case study in how not to respond to a cyber attack. In this video interview with Tim Bandos of Digital Guardian, we talk about how to do it right. His new ebook on hunting digital threats in the enterprise explains that incident response doesn’t have to cost a fortune. 

Google announced Android Things, an operating system for Internet of Things devices that promises secure update capabilities.

Google’s Android Things IoT Platform Promises Secure Update

In-brief: Google on Tuesday unveiled Android Things, a new Internet of Things platform based on its Android mobile operating system and earlier forays into the Internet of Things operating space.

NETGEAR on Tuesday issued an emergency beta patch for a wide range of home routers that are vulnerable to attack.

NETGEAR Pushes Emergency Patch, Finds More Routers Vulnerable

In-brief: NETGEAR has issued an emergency software patch for a serious vulnerability in its home routers, even as the company expands the list of affected hardware, adding five more models to the list of affected products.

A vulnerability in firmware used by the NetGear R7000 and other wifi routers has prompted security experts to advise customers to stop using the devices.

Update: Vulnerability Prompts Warning: Stop Using Netgear WiFi Routers

In-brief: A serious security hole in the software that runs certain models of wifi routers made by the firm Netgear prompted warnings to customers to stop using them until a fix can be found. (Editor’s Note: updated with comment from Netgear. PFR 12/12/2016)

U.S. intelligence agencies believe that the Russian government actively worked to influence the election on behalf of President Elect Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported. (Image courtesy of CrowdStrike.)

Secret CIA Assessment says Russian Hacks helped Trump win | The Washington Post

In-brief: The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, sharpening an earlier analysis that found evidence for Russian tampering with the election.