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Russian Cyber Espionage Under The Microscope
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
New report shows level of coordination and strategy by three main groups of cyberspies out of Russia.
New Citadel Attack Targets Password Managers
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
IBM researchers have found signs that the prolific data steal Trojan is now being used to attack widely used password managers.
You’re Doing BYOD Wrong: These Numbers Prove It
Partner Perspectives  |  11/20/2014  | 
Almost 40% of users who connect personal mobile devices to corporate networks have no lock-screen mechanism set in place.
Surveillance Cameras Next On The Insecure IoT List
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Three buffer overflow vulnerabilities leave HikVision video recorders open to remote code execution.
Enter The Digital Risk Officer
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
In the brave new world of digital risk management, a CISO would report up to a DRO who manages risk from a business perspective and works with peers in business ops, compliance, and IT security.
When Every Minute Counts: Fighting Advanced Threats With Real-Time SIEM
Partner Perspectives  |  11/19/2014  | 
Survey shows that reducing time-to-detection is possible with the right approach.
Internet Architecture Board Calls For Net Encryption By Default
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) urges encryption across the protocol stack to usher in an era where encrypted traffic is the norm. But there are possible security tradeoffs.
New Certification Authority To Offer Free Certs For HTTPS
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's new certificate authority aims to make getting a domain validation TLS cert so easy, you can't resist.
Machine Learning: A Solution to Today's Security Threats & One Step Closer to AI
Partner Perspectives  |  11/19/2014  | 
Algorithms can identify threats that have been missed by traditional security mechanisms.
Killing Passwords: Don’t Get A-Twitter Over ‘Digits’
Commentary  |  11/19/2014  | 
Twitter’s new service that eliminates passwords for authentication actually makes your mobile device less secure.
The Rise Of The Resilient Mobile Botnet
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
New report on what researchers call one of the 'most sophisticated mobile botnets online' shows how profitable mobile malware has become.
Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch Amid Targeted Attacks
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Windows Kerberos authentication bug "critical."
'Misdial Trap' Phone Scam Hits Financial Services
Quick Hits  |  11/18/2014  | 
One in six financial institutions victimized by this new scam.
Best Practices in the Face of High-Profile Breaches
Partner Perspectives  |  11/18/2014  | 
Attacks are a mainstream problem, and organizations must employ more than just traditional minimalist approaches of firewalls and virus scanners.
State Dept. Breach Heightens Concerns Over Resilience Of Government Networks
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
The department is the fourth federal entity in recent weeks to disclose a data breach.
Is Security Awareness Training Really Worth It?
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Experts weigh in on the value of end-user security training, and how to make education more effective.
Deconstructing the Cyber Kill Chain
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
As sexy as it is, the Cyber Kill Chain model can actually be detrimental to network security because it reinforces old-school, perimeter-focused, malware-prevention thinking.
The Year Of The Retailer Data Breach
Slideshows  |  11/17/2014  | 
This year's wave of attacks was more dramatic in its widespread scope and seemingly constant battering of more than a dozen big box chains.
Is Rogue IT Really A Problem?
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Rogue IT may be a misnomer for the subtleties of IT security's involvement in cloud procurement.
Why Cyber Security Starts At Home
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
Even the grandmas on Facebook need to know and practice basic security hygiene, because what happens anywhere on the Internet can eventually affect us all.
'Bashlite' Malware Leverages ShellShock In BusyBox Attack
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
A new version of Bashlite aims to get control of devices running on BusyBox, such as routers.
Microsoft Fixes Critical SChannel & OLE Bugs, But No Patches For XP
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
No patches released for the now-unsupported XP even though the 19-year-old OLE bug is critical and "Winshock" bug in Windows' SSL/TLS installation could be worse than Heartbleed.
Rethinking Security With A System Of 'Checks & Balances'
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
For too long, enterprises have given power to one branch of security governance -- prevention -- at the expense of the other two: detection and response.
NOAA Blames China In Hack, Breaks Disclosure Rules
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration finally confirms that four websites were attacked and taken down in September, but details are sketchy and officials want answers.
Time To Turn The Tables On Attackers
Commentary  |  11/13/2014  | 
As a security industry, we need to arm business with innovative technologies that provide visibility, analysis, and action to prevent inevitable breaches from causing irreparable damage.
Retail Hacking: What To Expect This Holiday Season
Commentary  |  11/13/2014  | 
The next Dark Reading Radio episode on Nov. 19 at 1PM ET (10AM PT) features retail security experts from Mandiant and the retail industry.
The Enemy Who Is Us: DoD Puts Contractors On Notice For Insider Threats
Commentary  |  11/13/2014  | 
New rule requires US government contractors to gather and report information on insider threat activity on classified networks.
Expired Antivirus Software No. 1 Cause Of Unprotected Windows 8 PCs
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
New data from Microsoft shows that nearly 10% of Windows 8 users are running expired AV software on their systems, making them four times more likely to get infected.
What We Mean by Maturity Models for Security
Partner Perspectives  |  11/12/2014  | 
The aim is to assess the current state of security against a backdrop of maturity and capability to translate actions into goals that even non-security people can grasp.
Better Together: Why Cyber Security Vendors Are Teaming Up
Commentary  |  11/12/2014  | 
Alliances, mergers, and acquisitions are ushering in an era of unprecedented “co-opetition” among former rivals for your point solution business.
POS Malware Continues To Evolve
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
New report out today details three prevalent families.
Stuxnet 'Patient Zero' Attack Targets Revealed
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Researchers name five Iranian industrial control systems companies attacked in 2009-2010, and they question whether USB sticks were really the method of infection.
Small-to-Midsized Businesses Targeted In More Invasive Cyberattacks
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
How notorious remote access tools Predator Pain and Limitless have evolved into bargain-basement tools accessible to masses of cybercriminals.
US Postal Service Suspends Telecommuting Following Massive Data Breach
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Employee VPN taken down -- will not be restored until more secure version can be installed, Postal Service says after breach exposes data on 800,000 employees and 2.9 million customers.
How Enterprises Can Get The Most From Threat Intelligence
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Understanding the threats faced by your organization can improve your defenses. Here are some tips for choosing tools and services -- and maximizing their impact.
‘Walk & Stalk’: A New Twist In Cyberstalking
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
How hackers can turn Wifi signals from smartphones and tablets into a homing beacon that captures users' online credentials and follows them, undetected, throughout the course of the day.
How I Became A CISO: Jennings Aske, Nuance Communications
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
With the training of an attorney, the curiosity of an academic, and some fortuitous timing, Aske rode the compliance wave straight through to the CISO role.
Korean-Speaking Cyberspies Targeting Corporate Execs Via Hotel Networks
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Researchers unmask the inner workings of "Darkhotel," a unique seven-year-old cyber espionage campaign against C-level executives from various nations as they travel in the Asia-Pacific region.
New Attack Method Can Hit 95% Of iOS Devices
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Masque Attack replaces legit apps with malware using the same bundle identifier names.
The Staggering Complexity of Application Security
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
During the past few decades of high-speed coding we have automated our businesses so fast that we are now incapable of securing what we have built.
Boeing 777 Plant Security Tool Extends To IoT
Quick Hits  |  11/7/2014  | 
A secure network technology built for Boeing and later commercialized is evolving and under a new company name.
New Details Of Home Depot Attack Reminiscent Of Target's Breach
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
A massive payment card breach this year resulted when hackers gained access to its network using a third-party vendor's login, the retailer says, and 53 million email accounts were exposed.
3 IT Practices That Add Risk To Cloud
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Poor governance, sloppy data handling, and IAM missteps all increase cloud risk.
Stop Trusting Signed Malware: 3 Steps
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
Cybercriminals who manipulate valid signatures and certificates to get malware into an organization is a more common tactic than you think.
Google: Manual Account Hijacks Much More Dangerous Than Bot Takeovers
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Targeted attacks are less common but cause more problems and financial losses for victims than nontargeted mass account takeovers, a new report from Google says.
From Malware To Breach
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
New report maps attack behavior after the initial exploit gets dropped on a machine in a victim organization.
WireLurker: A New Age In Mac OSX, iOS Malware
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
WireLurker authors are likely independent individuals based in China who are Mac development experts and cybercrime amateurs.
Once More Into the Breach, Dear CISO
Commentary  |  11/6/2014  | 
The sad truth about CISOs is that they are seldom given power over security budgets or strategic IT decisions. To many C-level execs they exist to accept blame and are given little authority to effect change.
Hackers Devise New Simplified Phishing Method
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Researchers identify a technique that makes it easier for attackers to launch phishing campaigns.
Most Effective CISOs Have Business Background, Says IBM Security Leader
Quick Hits  |  11/5/2014  | 
Knowing how to manipulate the corporate system is more important than techie cred.
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