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.
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