News & Views
Content posted in February 2018
OMG: Mirai Botnet Finds New Life, Again
Larry Loeb 2/28/2018 14 comments
The Mirai botnet refuses to die. This time, it has spawned a new bot called OMG, which Fortinet researchers have seen in the wild, and it's turning IoT devices into proxy servers.
GDPR: The New Price We Pay for Data Privacy
Simon Marshall 2/28/2018 3 comments
When the EU's GDPR regulations come into effect in May, the rules around how companies and individuals regard data privacy will change forever. Even for those outside Europe, this could be an expensive journey to take.
US Government Leads World in Data Breaches
Larry Loeb 2/26/2018 9 comments
US government agencies are leading the world when it comes to data breaches, and the issue seems to be getting worse, according to a new report. However, a shift to cloud may help alleviate some problems.
Coldroot RAT Sends Mac Antivirus Down a Maze
Larry Loeb 2/21/2018 5 comments
A new blog by a Digita Security researchers finds that Coldroot RAT, which specifically targets Mac and macOS users, is still eluding detection from different antivirus engines, even though it's available on GitHub.
Cryptocurrency Crime: The Internet's New Wild West
Simon Marshall 2/20/2018 6 comments
The popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has opened the floodgates to different cybercrimes, scams and outright theft. A pair of reports from Cisco and Digital Shadows paints a portrait of this new Wild West of the Internet.
DDoS Today: No Safety Inside the Perimeter
Naim Falandino 2/19/2018 1 comment
For years, protecting the perimeter was believed to be the safest way to guard against DDoS. However, the cloud, IoT and new botnets have changed that thinking. Here's how CISOs and security pros should respond.
Allure Seed Round Funds AI Security
Simon Marshall 2/2/2018 3 comments
Flush with $5.3 million in funding, Allure Security is taking a novel approach to data security by using AI and machine learning. CTO Dr. Salvatore J. Stolfo sat down with Security Now to explain how it works.
Why CASBs Are On the Rise
News Analysis 2/1/2018 1 comment
Cloud access security broker (CASB) software is becoming a critical tool to ensure that SaaS applications don't become major security problems.
Palo Alto Network's Unit 42 has found the first cryptocurrency miner malware that spreads like a worm through the use of Docker containers.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is creating a new frontier in information security. Systems that independently learn, reason and act will increasingly replicate human behavior. Just like humans, they will be imperfect, but also capable of achieving great things.
Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 researchers have discovered a new and previously undocumented Remote Access Tool (RAT).
Researcher finds Sophos firewalls can allow net-based RCE without authentication.
The rise of DevSecOps may be the reason that 70% of respondents to Radware's survey stated that the CISO was not the top influencer in deciding on security software policy.
Podcast: Infrastructure Hunting – Stopping Bad Actors in Their Tracks
Being able to effectively build a threat intelligence ecosystem or threat-hunting identification response requires both user and systems sophistication and capabilities. Security, orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) is a new technology designed to provide organizations a single comprehensive platform they can use to implement an intelligence driven security strategy.
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.