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5 tips to protect workstations

User workstations are the most “effective” vector for malicious attacks against organizations' ISs. Storm ShieldEuropean leader in the cybersecurity market, offers five tips to protect them against all kinds of threats. The main objective of an attacker is to seize sensitive personal, industrial or commercial data, encrypt it and demand a ransom. This is achieved by finding "ideal entry points", which are usually the users' workstations, in order, once compromised - even without elevated privileges - to penetrate deeper into the system. To achieve this, both human vulnerabilities are exploited, with increasingly targeted phishing (“spear phishing”), and poorly protected systems: RDP servers exposed on the Internet or outdated applications. To ensure that attackers cannot gain deep...
“We must control that monkeypox does not reach the wild fauna in Europe”
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“We must control that monkeypox does not reach the wild fauna in Europe”

Updated Friday, May 27, 2022 - 01:54Nacho de Blas is a specialist in Veterinary Epidemiology and a researcher at the University of ZaragozaTHE WORLDA specialist in Veterinary Epidemiology, Nacho de Blas is a full professor in the Department of Animal Pathology at the University of Zaragoza and is closely following the evolution of the international outbreak of monkeypox. The chain of contagion, he predicts, can be contained with the tools available, but we must prepare ourselves better to respond to emerging pathogens like this one. "We don't know which one is going to be next, but I know there are going to be others."Do you think there will be an epidemic of monkeypox in Europe?I honestly think not. I know there is going to be an outbreak of relative importance, depending on the tim...
Botched Nassar sex assault probe will not lead to charges on agents
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Botched Nassar sex assault probe will not lead to charges on agents

Two former FBI special agents will not face federal criminal charges for their involvement in a botched investigation of sexual assault by Larry Nassar, according to the US Department of Justice. A report released last year from the DOJ found two agents with the FBI in Indianapolis committed "fundamental errors" for not acting sooner on allegations of abuse by Nassar. The department reviewed evidence gathered in the investigation by the agents before announcing Thursday that federal criminal charges will not be brought against them. 'FBI failed survivors':Massive systematic failures uncovered in DOJ's Larry Nassar reportRelated:What you should know about report on Indianapolis FBI's handling of Larry Nassar case“This decision comes after multiple reviews and analyzes of evidence gath...
Finland in NATO, a new ally
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Finland in NATO, a new ally

Updated Friday, May 27, 2022 - 01:34The war in Ukraine meant pressure for the Nordic country to position itself in geopolitical termsJoe Biden, with the presidents of Finland and Sweden.EFEthe president of Finland, Sauli Niinistand the prime minister, sanna marinissued a joint statement on May 12 in which they simply supported, together, the entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The reason, says the official text: "Being a member of NATO will strengthen the security of Finland." In just two paragraphs, it is well understood how this process has been experienced in the country, in a way consistent with the Finnish spirit: dialogue and debatebut making decisions when it is considered that the time has come."During the spring," the statement begins, "an important deba...
This is how ServiceNow streamlines purchasing processes
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This is how ServiceNow streamlines purchasing processes

Service Now just released your new solution Procurement Service Management (PSM) to help transform companies' purchasing processes and accelerate turnaround times for simpler sourcing requests through digitization and self-service. Modernizing procurement services is a priority for organizations as they seek to digitally transform employee benefits and redirect human resources to more strategic activities, while improving collaboration with suppliers through more connected and interactive experiences. . In fact, a recent analysis by ServiceNow indicates that only half of the requests to purchasing departments are focused on the acquisition of goods and services. Therefore, the new Procurement Service Management solution addresses this issue, allowing compa...
Uvalde shooting renews push for ‘red flag’ laws — 4 years after Texas Republicans blocked one
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Uvalde shooting renews push for ‘red flag’ laws — 4 years after Texas Republicans blocked one

After 10 people were shot and killed at a Santa Fe, Texas, high school in 2018, Gov. Greg Abbott asked the Legislature to look at creating a “red flag” law, to measure that would allow authorities to confiscate guns from people deemed a risk to themselves or others.But the Republican-controlled Legislature balked. Lobbyists for gun groups said Texas didn't need a red flag law, and argued that it could be abused. After Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he and most Texas senators did not support such a policy, Abbott distanced himself from the idea in a tweet. The Texas House never voted on it.The measure's failure is drawing renewed scrutiny after the school shooting in Uvalde this week, which left 19 children and two teachers dead. While it's unclear whether a red flag law could have stop...
DOJ declines for third time charges against former FBI agents who botched Nassar case
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DOJ declines for third time charges against former FBI agents who botched Nassar case

In a Thursday statement, the department said that the latest decision to decline prosecution of the agents came "after multiple reviews and analyzes of evidence gathered in the investigation of the former agents, and reflects the recommendation of experienced prosecutors."A Justice Department inspector general report found gross failures on the part of the FBI to properly investigate complaints from gymnasts, who told the bureau in 2015 about the abuse. The inspector general found the agents lied to investigators, but the Justice Department during the Trump administration and again early in the Biden administration declined to bring charges.From July 2015, when USA Gymnastics officials first notified the FBI about abuse allegations against Nassar, and September 2016, when the FBI final...
V&A to host exhibition on Coco Chanel’s career and designs |  chanell
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V&A to host exhibition on Coco Chanel’s career and designs | chanell

The V&A is to host the first ever exhibition in a major UK museum on the work of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, covering the career of the French designer from the opening of her first millinery boutique in Paris in 1910 to the showing of her final collection in 1971.The London museum's exhibition, Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto, will display 180 designs as well as jewellery, accessories and perfume, and outfits created for Lauren Bacall and Marlene Dietrich.And like much of Chanel's work, the show is likely to be a blockbuster. It is organized into eight themes, and based on a show first displayed in Paris in 2020 and more recently in Melbourne. In addition to the pieces that are part of the touring exhibition, there will be outfits from the V&A's collection which are rarely on displ...
Federico Gutiérrez, the candidate for continuity?
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Federico Gutiérrez, the candidate for continuity?

Poly MartinezCorrespondent in Bogota Updated:05/27/2022 01:03 a.m. Save Related newsFico, that's what they call him at home Federico Gutierrez Zuluaga and this is how Colombians identify him today thanks to his vertiginous presidential campaign. And so he will continue to be known if he achieves this May 29 the ticket to the second round to compete against Gustavo Petrothe leftist candidate, the presidency of Colombia.Fico smiles on billboards, hangs on car windows, moves on flyers or bumper stickers, and his ads regularly appear in traditional and social media. For the youngest candidate in these elections (Medellín, 1974) publicity as support for his campaigns and management accountability is not a new thing: he used it extensively as pre...
The alarming proliferation of massacres in US schools forces us to turn classrooms into fortresses
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The alarming proliferation of massacres in US schools forces us to turn classrooms into fortresses

David AlandeteFOLLOW, CONTINUEWashington correspondent Updated:05/27/2022 00:57h Save Related newsFaced with a future in which school shootings and killings are the norm, not an egregious exception, authorities in the United States are turning those schools in small fortresses, with airport-style security checkpoints, with their own police and in some cases even with armed teachers. These changes are the verification of the failure of the reform in the laws of possession of weapons, just in one year, 2022, which accumulates in its scarce five months 27 shootings in schools, with 27 dead and 83 injured.It was the massacre at a Columbine high school in Colorado -1999, 13 dead in addition to the two murderers- that precipitated the biggest chan...