Salesforce poses a huge security risk as it does NOT provide virus scanning and/or a way to prevent certain files, attachments, document uploads or chatter from entering the system with malicious content. This is especially concerning when a Salesforce application is publicly exposed through communities and sites.com. Thankfully, there is a solution offered by a startup in Austin, TX, and large financial institutions and the U.S. Government are taking notice. @salesforce, #cybersecurity,#virusprotection

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black friday cyber

In anticipation of the online-shopping deluge, digital crooks time their phishing emails, malicious links and other online attacks and scams to Black Friday, Cyber Monday and through the rest of the holiday season.

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myTrailhead

myTrailhead is a massive update for the existing Trailhead product by Salesforce. Trailhead was first released in 2014, powering gamified online learning tools that would help workers succeed within the vast Salesforce Economy. Now, companies can customize the platform with corporate content and branding styles.

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Dreamforce

Veterans to @Dreamforce (#DF17), the annual user conference for @Salesforce, swear by the Partyforce app for finding the best free nightlife during the conference.

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Cybersecurity Laws

"It will set up standardized guidelines — just guidelines, not mandatory requirements — to help small businesses in their cybersecurity needs," Rep. Neal Dunn said. "Every small business as well as large businesses has cybersecurity needs, and these days there's a critical shortage of expertise."

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Bad Rabbit ransomeware

If the following advisory is applicable to your environment, @HerjavecGroup recommends your IT team review the technical details included and monitor your environment for any susceptible systems.

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Cybersecurity on a budget

An insider could introduce malware to your network or an opening for theft that would have been otherwise blocked by antivirus or your firewall. The following measures are vetted practices that have worked for private institutions and public sector ones as well. @Salesforce

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Abode Flash security issues

The malware, known as FinSpy or FinFisher, is a commercial product typically sold to nation states and law enforcement agencies to conduct surveillance. @adobe

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Hacked Again?

The company has already been reeling from a breach that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million people. Equifax said it has disabled a customer help webpage while its security teams investigate.

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Making the right cybersecurity investments

We all understand the need for better cybersecurity. However, for most CISOs the next logical challenge is determining the best way to reduce real-world risk without exhausting or overshooting an already-strained budget.

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