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Content posted in April 2018
Microsoft: Tech Support Scams on the Rise
Larry Loeb 4/25/2018 14 comments
A recent report from Microsoft shows that the number of scams using tech support as a cover is on the increase. However, many times it's up to consumers and companies to protect themselves.
Microsoft Security Is Channeling the Terminator
Alan Zeichick 4/19/2018 4 comments
In its own way of channeling the Terminator and Skynet, Microsoft is looking to add more layers of artificial intelligence into its Windows Defender ATP to further reduce remediation and increase automation of security.
Ransomware: Still a Security Threat & Still Evolving
Jeffrey Burt 4/17/2018 5 comments
While ransomware may have faded from the headlines a bit during the first four months of 2018, a bevy of reports from Verizon, Symantec and Webroot find that not only does it remain a top security threat, but it continues to evolve as well.
Beyond Bitcoin: How Blockchain Can Benefit IoT Security
Jeffrey Burt 4/13/2018 7 comments
As the market for the Internet of Things grows, security concerns are increasing. However, a new study shows that blockchain technology can go beyond protecting cryptocurrency to help lock down IoT devices and sensors better than other methods.
APTs Are Rising in the East, Kaspersky Finds
News Analysis 4/13/2018 Post a comment
A growing number of Advanced Persistent Threats, or APTs, increased in Asia, as well as the Middle East, over the past three months. This includes a cyber attack that targeted the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, a new Kaspersky report found.
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.