News & Views
Content posted in September 2018
VPNFilter Is 'Swiss Army Knife' of Malware
News Analysis 9/27/2018 5 comments
A report from Cisco Talos finds that the VPNFilter malware, which infected some 500,000 routers worldwide, is even more versatile than previously thought, thanks to seven additional third-stage modules.
Account Takeover Attacks Are on the Rise
News Analysis 9/20/2018 Post a comment
An analysis by Barracuda Networks finds that Account Takeover attacks are increasing as cybercriminals and even amateurs are using this technique to create more sophisticated phishing campaigns.
Lock Up Your Laptops: Cold Boot Attacks Are Back
Joe Stanganelli 9/14/2018 Post a comment
Researchers at F-Secure have developed a workaround to nullify the popular ten-year-old patch that was thought to have solved the problem of cold-boot attacks. Encryption keys and other sensitive data on millions of laptops could be affected.
European Union Braces for Liability Shift for Data Breaches
News Analysis 9/3/2018 2 comments
There are moves in the EU to introduce a change in liability for consumers who fall victim to data breaches, and other initiatives may follow. These would correct a longstanding cybersecurity moral hazard: that companies do not necessarily suffer directly from a data breach involving customer data.
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