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Cisco Boosts Cloud Security Capabilities With CloudLock Buy
News  |  6/28/2016  | 
Network giant will purchase the Massachusetts-based provider of cloud access security broker technology for $293 million.
Bots Sign Online Petition For Second EU Referendum Post-Brexit
Quick Hits  |  6/28/2016  | 
Petition website appears to be hijacked by automated bots, thousands of signatures fake, says Parliamentary panel.
China Inches Closer To Finalizing Strict Cybersecurity Law
Quick Hits  |  6/28/2016  | 
Second reading of cybersecurity draft over, measures indicate greater censorship in store for citizens.
Microsoft + LinkedIn: How To Spot Insider Trading Risk Early
Commentary  |  6/28/2016  | 
With the explosion of mobile, cloud, and the blurring of work and personal data, companies considering M&A have a lot to worry about when it comes to insider threats.
Attackers Wrapping New Tools In Old Malware To Target Medical Devices
News  |  6/28/2016  | 
Hospital equipment running old operating systems providing safe harbor for data theft, TrapX says.
Google Accounts Of US Military, Journalists Targeted By Russian Attack Group
News  |  6/27/2016  | 
The Threat Group 4127 that hit the Democratic National Committee also went after 1,800 other targets with info interesting to Russian government, says SecureWorks.
Free 'CANSPY' Car-Hacking Tool On Tap
News  |  6/27/2016  | 
French researchers at Black Hat USA will release plug-in tool for testing vehicles for security vulnerabilities.
Cerber Strikes With Office 365 Zero-Day Attacks
News  |  6/27/2016  | 
Ransomware variant continues its success through chameleon-like reinvention.
Ohio Official: Prevent Ransomware Attacks, Save Taxpayers Money
Quick Hits  |  6/27/2016  | 
Ohio state auditor asks employees to be alert to cyberattacks amid reports of 35-fold rise in ransomware domains in Q1 2016.
The Blind Spot Between The Cloud & The Data Center
Commentary  |  6/27/2016  | 
Ask most enterprise security analysts responsible for detection and response about their visibility into identity access risks and you’re likely to get some confused looks. Here’s why.
Filipino Man Charged In US For Identity Theft Of Celebrities
Quick Hits  |  6/27/2016  | 
Prosecutors allege defendant stole bank and credit card details to make purchases and wire transfers.
Shifting The Economic Balance Of Cyberattacks
Partner Perspectives  |  6/27/2016  | 
Our goal should be to simply make the cost of conducting a cyberattack so expensive that cybercriminals view attacking our organization as a bad return on investment.
Mind The Gap: CISOs Versus 'Operators'
Commentary  |  6/25/2016  | 
How open communication among security execs and analysts, incidents responders, and engineers can help organizations stay on top of the constantly changing threat landscape.
5 Ways To Think Like A Hacker
Slideshows  |  6/24/2016  | 
Security expert says CISOs need to use simulations more effectively so they can understand how hackers work and beat them at their own game.
Security Lessons from My Financial Planner
Commentary  |  6/24/2016  | 
Security investments can be viewed as a portfolio. If we think in portfolio terms, we realize that ROI is a backwards-looking measure. What else can we learn from financial planners?
NASCAR Race Team Learns Ransomware Lesson The Hard Way
News  |  6/24/2016  | 
Pays ransom to save $2 million worth of information, warns others of the dangers.
'PunkyPOS' Malware Dissected
Quick Hits  |  6/24/2016  | 
PunkeyPOS copies card data and bank magnetic stripes and has breached around 200 POS terminals in the US, says report.
SEC Sues UK Man For Hacking US Investors' Accounts
Quick Hits  |  6/24/2016  | 
SEC files case in US court, alleges offender cost victims $289,000 through illegal trades.
'Smart' Building Industry Mulls Cybersecurity Challenges
News  |  6/23/2016  | 
New 'attraction and curiosity' for infosec at the Intelligent Buildings Conference this week.
Large Botnet Comes Back To Life -- With More Malware
News  |  6/23/2016  | 
The Necurs botnet associated with Dridex and Locky is back after three-week haitus.
Adaptive Security Demands A Shift In Mindset: Part 2 In A Series
Partner Perspectives  |  6/23/2016  | 
By adopting new ways of thinking about security, improving the capabilities of existing systems, and integrating key innovations, enterprises will be well on their way to better security.
The Importance Of Taking A More Active Role To Protect Our Data
Partner Perspectives  |  6/23/2016  | 
Big data has lots of potential to make our decisions more efficient and effective. But like any powerful substance, too much in the wrong hands can have disastrous consequences.
Internet Of Things & The Platform Of Parenthood
Commentary  |  6/23/2016  | 
A new father’s musings on the problems with securing embedded systems, and why there are so few incentives for architecting trustworthy IoT technology from the ground up.
Carbonite Is Latest Victim Of Password Reuse Attack
Quick Hits  |  6/23/2016  | 
Back-up services provider asks users to reset passwords, claims hackers used details from earlier breached websites.
Cyber Heist Probe: Bangladesh May End Contract With FireEye
Quick Hits  |  6/23/2016  | 
Bangladesh Bank reportedly cites high cost as reason for possible termination of agreement.
Crypto Ransomware Officially Eclipses Screen-Blocker Ransomware
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Encryption malware represented 54 percent of all ransomware in April compared to barely 10 percent a year ago, Kaspersky Lab found.
5 Tips For Making Data Privacy Part Of The Company’s Culture
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Common sense steps organizations can take to protect corporate data.
Microsoft Rolls Out New Data Classification And Security Service
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Azure Information Protection the first-fruit of Microsoft's acquisition of Secure Islands.
How To Lock Down So Ransomware Doesn't Lock You Out
Slideshows  |  6/22/2016  | 
Ransomware has mutated into many different forms — and it’s not always easy to catch them all, but here are some things you can do.
‘Bug Poachers:’ A New Breed of Cybercriminal
Commentary  |  6/22/2016  | 
As if security researchers don’t have enough to worry about, we now have to contend with extortionists who take advantage of the well-established fact that applications are a ripe target for exploitation.
Bangladesh Bank To Meet With NY Fed Over Pilfered $81 Million
Quick Hits  |  6/22/2016  | 
Meeting next month to focus on speedy recovery of the money -- most of which has disappeared into Philippine casinos.
Majority Of SMBs Would Not Pay Ransomware Attackers
Quick Hits  |  6/22/2016  | 
Study by IDT911 reveals most small- to midsized business owners have no cyber insurance, and lack resources to ward off cyberattacks.
Guccifer 2.0: Red Herring Or Third DNC Hacker?
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
CrowdStrike and Fidelis say all evidence for intrusions at DNC points to Russian-backed groups.
'Hack The Pentagon' Paid 117 Hackers Who Found Bugs In DoD Websites
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
Defense Department's historic bug bounty pilot yields 138 valid reports of vulnerabilities, most of which were fixed within two days.
Phishing, Whaling & The Surprising Importance Of Privileged Users
Commentary  |  6/21/2016  | 
By bagging a privileged user early on, attackers can move from entry point to mission accomplished in no time at all.
GoToMyPC Resets Customer Passwords In Wake Of Attack
Quick Hits  |  6/21/2016  | 
Citrix says service hit by cyberattack using credential data leaked from earlier breaches of other sites.
7 Need-To-Know Attack Stats
Slideshows  |  6/21/2016  | 
Facts & figures about average dwell times, incident response speeds, and which direction the 'detection deficit' is heading.
Acer's Website Hacked, Customer Data Stolen
Quick Hits  |  6/21/2016  | 
Tech firm says details compromised include names, addresses, credit card numbers, and security codes.
China Still Successfully Hacking US, But Less
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
New FireEye report shows significant decline in the number of Chinese cyber espionage attacks on the US since 2014, but China has definitely not stopped the intellectual property theft.
5 Tips For Staying Cyber-Secure On Your Summer Vacation
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
Stick with mobile payment apps and carrier networks when traveling. And don't broadcast your plans or locations via social media.
A Real World Analogy For Patterns of Attack
Partner Perspectives  |  6/20/2016  | 
Patterns reveal exponentially more relevant information about attempted malfeasance than singular indicators of an attack ever could.
Privacy Shield: Can the US Earn the EU’s Trust Post Apple vs. FBI?
Commentary  |  6/20/2016  | 
Rebuilding the privacy framework for data transfer between the US and its European trading partners won’t be easy but it’s still a worthwhile effort.
Veterans Administration Adopts UL Security Certification Program For Medical Devices
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
Goal is to ensure network-connected medical devices purchased by the VA meet baseline security standards established by Underwriters Laboratories.
The Gamble Behind Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing
Commentary  |  6/18/2016  | 
In theory, sharing threat intel makes sense. But in cybersecurity you're not dealing with known individuals, you’re dealing with anonymous adversaries capable of rapid change.
How Secure is Secure? Tips For Investing In The Right Strategy
Commentary  |  6/17/2016  | 
Business alignment, defense-in-depth and a phased approach are three principles to follow when building out a solid security program.
NATO Officially Declares Cyberspace A Domain For War
Quick Hits  |  6/17/2016  | 
Cyberattack on a NATO ally will now trigger a collective response.
Lone Hacker Taking Credit For DNC Breach Is Likely Russian, Says Researcher
Quick Hits  |  6/17/2016  | 
'Guccifer 2.0' claimed responsibility for the breach at the Democratic National Committee, then leaked stolen documents about Donald Trump to prove it.
An Inside Look At The Mitsubishi Outlander Hack
Slideshows  |  6/17/2016  | 
White hat hacker finds WiFi flaws in mobile app for popular auto; Mitsubishi working on fix.
Ransomware, SCADA Access As a Service Emerging Threats For ICS Operators, Report Says
News  |  6/17/2016  | 
With attacks against industrial control networks increasing so too have the challenges, Booz Allen Hamilton says.
Pretty Good Passwords: Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  6/16/2016  | 
Sticky notes, multi-factor authentication, password reuse and Donald Trump. And the winner is...
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