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Content posted in October 2018
Multiple Phishing Attacks Target Top Universities
News Analysis 10/26/2018 6 comments
Kaspersky Labs sent out a warning this week that multiple phishing campaigns have targeted more than 100 universities and schools over the past year, including the University of Washington, Cornell University and others.
Gallmaker Attackers Living Off the Land, Symantec Finds
Jeffrey Burt 10/15/2018 Post a comment
Gallmaker, a new state-sponsored threat group, eschews custom malware for legitimate hacking tools and techniques to run under the radar while attacking government and military organizations in eastern Europe and the Middle East, according to recent research from Symantec.
Gemalto: 4.5B Records Breached in First Half of 2018
Larry Loeb 10/10/2018 1 comment
Gemalto's Breach Level Index showed a staggering 133% increase in data breaches between the first half of 2017 and the first six months of this year. However, most of this malicious activity is attributable to two incidents one involving Facebook.
Google+ Bug Exposed Personal Data of 500K Users Report
News Analysis 10/9/2018 12 comments
The Wall Street Journal reported that a security flaw in Google's social network exposed the records of thousands of users to third-party developers. The company did not disclose the leak because it feared data privacy regulations and additional scrutiny.
Rotten Fruit: 4 Insider Threats to Watch Out For
Alan Zeichick 10/8/2018 4 comments
When it comes to insider threats, it's best not to trust anyone. However, different employees pose different types of threats to the network. Here are the four types of 'rotten fruit' to look out for in your business.
A new report by the US Government Accountability Office could be the catalyst for meaningful change on the Internet privacy front.
The kinds of threats an organization encounters are changing as the defenses that are brought to bear upon them change.
Russian threat actors were the most prolific last years – and were eight times faster at 'breaking out' than their nearest rival.
Cloud projects are big. Huge. So it's not perpetuating FUD to point out that cloud transformation still bears security and data-stewardship risks. But what appears too big a challenge for mere man might be no match for machine.
Zero-day vulnerabilities are serious, and on the rise. And IT-security teams make the problem worse when they fail to respond, or respond poorly, to responsible vulnerability disclosures.
In a wide-ranging interview, Cisco security boss Gee Rittenhouse talks about how machine learning, AI, blockchain and other emerging technologies ...
CloudPassage's new technology, called Container Secure, involves a five-step process to ensure seamless security in container deployments from the ...
You can't so much as go to a coffee shop today without hearing the word 'blockchain.' Hearing about a useful blockchain is less common, but ...
Last year, 60 million companies changed owners worldwide. That turnover makes it incredibly difficult to avoid doing business with entities (e.g., ...
Keith Furst of Data Derivatives interviews Daniel Wagner, author of a new book, Virtual Terror: 21st Century Cyber Warfare. They discuss the ways ...
Sage Wagner, senior security pre-sales engineer with RiskSense, provides a demo of the company's latest technology 'RiskSense Solution,' a ...
Janus Technologies is launching a line of products that protect against the many threats to enterprises' sensitive data. David Schultz, vice ...
This new video will inspire companies to reimagine their business for success in a world where connectivity is more than a commodity.
An interview with Steve Grobman, CTO of McAfee