CONTENT MANAGEMENT: FBI Warns WordPress Users of ISIS Threat: Patch And Update Now. Anyone running a WordPress installation needs to be mindful of security, whether they are in charge of a corporate blog or simply running a pet project from home. The content management system, which powers around 20% of all the sites on the internet, is itself fairly robust, offering regular security patches and software updates to plug newly discovered vulnerabilities. Read more

YOSEMITE: Apple Patches 80 Bugs in OS X 10.10.3. Apple recently released close to 80 security updates for OS X, including remote code execution vulnerabilities in a dozen components that were patched in Yosemite 10.10.3. The OS X update was released the same day as an extensive update in iOS 8.3 that patched three dozen code execution and privilege escalation vulnerabilities. Read more


AMAZON MACHINE IMAGES: Center for Internet Security Announces Tool for Better Cloud Security. New Amazon Machine Images for Amazon Web Services, developed based on the center’s secure configuration benchmarks, allow organizations to leverage the benefits of the cloud while also adhering to best practice security standards. Read more

WHITEPAPER: Best Practices for Public Cloud Security. Security is, justifiably, a top concern about public cloud environments. Application developers are migrating to the cloud for the agility and speed that the cloud can provide. One thing that developers often do not account for in their cloud usage is the security of that cloud. It is up to cloud managers, with support from IT security, to ensure that their public cloud deployments are secure and that the data and workloads in that cloud are protected. Read more


RADIO FOR EXECS: C-Suite Radio Announces April Programming. C-Suite Radio, a network of radio shows geared towards business audiences, has announced the latest lineup of business programming for April. C-Suite Radio will be launching new episodes that will highlight some of the most successful c-suite executives, thought leaders, innovators, and hot business trends in its shows: Bizcast and All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett. Read more

HUMAN RESOURCES: Hiring C-Suite Executives by Algorithm. Tests and assessments are no longer an unusual part of the hiring process. But for the senior-most executives? For C-Suite roles? Executive recruiter Korn Ferry recently introduced a new system, called KF4D, to help them place better bets on talent at the top of the ladder. It’s just another way we’re all going to have to get more accustomed to collaborating with algorithms. Read more


BANKING: Top 5 Cybersecurity Failures in Financial Services. The president’s announcement was no April Fool’s Day joke. Cybercrime caused $445 billion in damages globally last year, according to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington-based think tank. Read more

BUSINESS Pilot Union Highlights Cybersecurity Concerns for Air-Traffic Control. Europe’s largest pilot union is expected to release a report Saturday highlighting the hazards of potential cyberattacks on future air-traffic control systems. Prepared by the European Cockpit Association, which represents some 38,000 commercial aviators, the study spells out the stark consequences if a hacker were to disrupt such vital communication links. Find out more


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