News & Views
Content posted in May 2018
FBI & DHS Warn About 2 North Korea Malware Threats
Jeffrey Burt 5/31/2018 4 comments
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are warning about North Korea's Hidden Cobra group, which is suspected of being behind the Joanap and Brambul threats that have targeted multiple countries for almost a decade.
Kaspersky: Data Breaches Cost Enterprises $1.23M
News Analysis 5/25/2018 14 comments
Between 2017 and 2018, the average cost to clean up a data breach in an enterprise increased 24% to $1.23 million, according to new research from Kaspersky Labs. The recovery for small firms increased even more to 36%.
GDPR: SecurityNow's Need-to-Know Guide
News Analysis 5/25/2018 1 comment
Today marks the official beginning of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. Here's everything you need to know about the new privacy and security framework.
Relax: PGP Is Still Secure
Larry Loeb 5/16/2018 3 comments
Talk about overreacting. After researchers claimed to have found some flaws in PGP, the industry lost its collective mind. Here's what is really happening.
UNC Researchers Pitch Framework to Fight Password Reuse
Jeffrey Burt 5/15/2018 2 comments
The proposal from two security researchers at the University of North Carolina would entail creating a protocol that would enable websites and service providers to block attempts by individuals trying to use the same password for multiple sites.
Trump Tweets Lifeline to ZTE
News Analysis 5/14/2018 3 comments
After running afoul of the US Commerce Department and raising security concerns, ZTE appears to get a lifeline from President Trump.
FBI: Ransomware Contributed to $1.4B in Losses in 2017
News Analysis 5/9/2018 2 comments
The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center is out with its annual report based on complaints from consumers in the US, as well as overseas. Overall, losses totaled $1.4 billion in 2017, with ransomware, business email compromise and tech support fraud as the main culprits.
Endpoint Security: A Never-Ending Battle to Keep Up
Simon Marshall 5/7/2018 1 comment
Endpoint security has evolved over the last several years as the BYOD trend has slowed, but enterprises are still uploading more data to the cloud, which is accessible on more devices. Even the notion of what an endpoint is has changed. What can enterprise security do?
RiskSense Platform Demonstration
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Sage Wagner, senior security pre-sales engineer with RiskSense, provides a demo of the company's latest technology 'RiskSense Solution,' a vulnerability management and cyber risk platform, which helps companies manage their cyber risks through their vulnerabilities.
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