April 22, 2015 Added by:Malwarebytes
Discovering a new vulnerability in a popular piece of software is the Holy Grail for cybercriminals. The period between this vulnerability being weaponized into an exploit and becoming public knowledge poses a huge security risk to consumers and businesses.
April 16, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc
Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) gives annual analysis and insight to the prior year’s security incidents and confirmed data breaches. As a security practitioner, I look to this report as a bellwether for our own security practices – what patterns are emerging and what should be my immediate takeaways to better protect my organization.
April 14, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released two documents with guidance for financial institutions on mitigating risks from the increase in cyber attacks that compromise user credentials or employ destructive software.
April 10, 2015 Added by:Paul Lipman
While SMBs are vulnerable to many of the same types of attacks as the companies making headlines (Target, JP Morgan, Home Depot, Anthem, etc.), they must defend themselves with vastly smaller IT teams and budgets. SMBs are finding they have a unique set of challenges and vulnerabilities that require a comprehensive but tailored approach to security.
April 06, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc
As reported by the 2013 Europol Serious & Organized Threat Assessment, the “Total Global Impact of CyberCrime [has risen to] US $3 Trillion, making it more profitable than the global trade in marijuana, cocaine and heroin combined.”
March 30, 2015 Added by:Brent Huston
There is a complete disconnect between the way most bad guys think and operate and the way many infosec folks think and operate.
March 25, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc
Hackers who engage in social engineering attacks prey off of human psychology and curiosity in order to compromise their targets’ information. With this human-centric focus in mind, it is up to users and employees to counter these types of attacks.
March 19, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin
The pace and scale of information security threats continues to accelerate, endangering the integrity and reputation of today’s most trusted organizations. Attackers have become more organized, attacks are more refined, and all threats are more dangerous, and pose more risks, to an organization’s reputation than ever before.
March 12, 2015 Added by:Malwarebytes
Social networks are particularly interesting for malware authors because they can be leveraged to spread an infection starting with a single person.
March 05, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince
One takedown at a time, security researchers and law enforcement were able to make a dent in financial cyber-crime last year.
March 03, 2015 Added by:Robert Vamosi
To better combat the increasing use of the Dark Web for illegal purposes, DARPA, the U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is building a search engine known as Memex for law enforcement use.
February 19, 2015 Added by:Scott Fitzpatrick
It’s fascinating to watch the political climate being held sway with what are identified as “cyber terrorism” and “cyber war.” But it’s not the first time the Department of Defense has had to come to grips with a polemic decision that would require reengineering their entire fiscal architecture.
Anthem Breach: How Hackers Stole Credentials and Why Two-Factor Authentication May Help Prevent Future Phishing Scams
February 09, 2015 Added by:Thu Pham
If the Anthem attack was carried out as the result of using a single password, their access security wasn’t up to industry standards. Two-factor authentication may have thwarted attacks by requiring the use of a personal device to verify the identity of a system administrator or other technical employee with access to their database of millions of sensitive records.
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