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CrowdStrike Integrates Scanning Engine With VirusTotal
News  |  8/25/2016  | 
Machine Learning engine first in virus-scanning service to provide confidence levels with results, vendor says.
Apple Releases Patch For 'Trident,' A Trio Of iOS 0-Days
Quick Hits  |  8/25/2016  | 
Already rolled into the Pegasus spyware product and used to target social activists, the vulnerabilities are fixed in iOS 9.3.5.
The Secret Behind the NSA Breach: Network Infrastructure Is the Next Target
Commentary  |  8/25/2016  | 
How the networking industry has fallen way behind in incorporating security measures to prevent exploits to ubiquitous routers, proxies, firewalls, and switches.
A Temperature-Check On The State Of Application Security
News  |  8/25/2016  | 
AppSec is more dangerous than network security but receives less than half the funding, according to new Ponemon study.
Russian Cyberspies' Leaked Hacks Could Herald New Normal
News  |  8/24/2016  | 
Time to set cyber espionage 'norms' before more volatile nation-states follow suit, experts say.
French Submarine Firm Claims Economic Warfare After Massive Data Leak
News  |  8/24/2016  | 
The Australian publishes over 22,000 documents on six DCNS Scorpene subs that are being built in India
Security Leadership & The Art Of Decision Making
Commentary  |  8/24/2016  | 
What a classically-trained guitarist with a Masters Degree in counseling brings to the table as head of cybersecurity and privacy at one of the worlds major healthcare organizations.
When Securing Your Applications, Seeing Is Believing
Commentary  |  8/24/2016  | 
While the cloud is amazing, a worrying lack of visibility goes along with it. Keep that in mind as you develop your security approach.
Hit-And-Run Tactics Fuel Growth In DDoS Attacks
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
A majority of organizations in Imperva DDoS study suffer multiple consecutive attacks.
Ransomware Costs Enterprises $209M In 1H 2016
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
New report from Trend Micro shows the addition of ransomware families in first half of the year nearly doubled numbers for new families found in all of 2015.
Reporters At New York Times Targeted By Russian Hackers
Quick Hits  |  8/23/2016  | 
CNN reports an FBI investigation into an even wider victim base in recently exposed cyber spy operations focusing on the US presidential campaign.
CISO Security Portfolios Vs. Reporting Structures
Commentary  |  8/23/2016  | 
Organizational structure is a tool for driving action. Worrying about your bosss title wont help you as much as a better communication framework.
Anatomy Of A Social Media Attack
Commentary  |  8/23/2016  | 
Finding and addressing Twitter and Facebook threats requires a thorough understanding of how theyre accomplished.
Hacktivists Take Aim At Olympics Broadcast Service
Quick Hits  |  8/22/2016  | 
Broadcasts and images of Games left intact, but employee contact information apparently breached.
Meet The 2016 PWNIE Award Winners
Slideshows  |  8/22/2016  | 
Contest celebrating the best and worst in information security celebrates its 10th year.
Eddie Bauer Reports Intrusion Into Point Of Sale Network
News  |  8/19/2016  | 
Data belonging to customers who used payment cards at all 370 Eddie Bauer locations in the US, Canada compromised.
Darknet: Where Your Stolen Identity Goes to Live
Commentary  |  8/19/2016  | 
Almost everything is available on the Darknet -- drugs, weapons, and child pornography -- but where it really excels is as an educational channel for beginning identity thieves.
FireEye Probes Suspected Breach Of Clinton Charity Site: Sources
Quick Hits  |  8/19/2016  | 
Officials say attackers reportedly employed same technique as used in Russia-backed hacking of Democratic Party groups.
Employee Arrested For Breach At Software Firm Sage
Quick Hits  |  8/19/2016  | 
Woman detained at Heathrow Airport for data fraud conspiracy impacting over 200 businesses.
3 Takeaways From The HEI Hotels And Oracle MICROS Breaches
News  |  8/18/2016  | 
Attacks another reminder of the fragility of the US payment system.
Attacker's Playbook Top 5 Is High On Passwords, Low On Malware
News  |  8/18/2016  | 
Report: Penetration testers' five most reliable methods of compromising targets include four different ways to use stolen credentials, but zero ways to exploit software.
How Diversity Can Bridge The Talent Gap
Commentary  |  8/18/2016  | 
Women and minorities in the security industry share some hard truths about the security industrys hiring traditions and practices.
Security Staff Shortages Incur Higher Breach Recovery Costs
News  |  8/18/2016  | 
New study measures the financial impact of a breach on a company short on IT security staff.
5 Strategies For Enhancing Targeted Security Monitoring
Commentary  |  8/18/2016  | 
These examples will help you improve early incident detection results.
Cisco Addresses Zero-Day Firewall Flaw Exposed In Equation Group Hack
Quick Hits  |  8/18/2016  | 
ShadowBrokers dump of Equation Group exploits uncovers previously unknown security hole as well as a known one.
SWIFT Ignored Lax Security In Smaller Member Banks, Say Officials
Quick Hits  |  8/18/2016  | 
Former and current SWIFT managers admit security of customer terminals was not addressed, says Reuters report.
Operation Ghoul Targets Industrial, Engineering Companies In 30 Countries
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
Attack campaign appears to be more about financial gain than industrial theft or sabotage, however.
8 Surprising Statistics About Insider Threats
Slideshows  |  8/17/2016  | 
Insider theft and negligence is real--and so are the practices that amplify the risks.
What Mr. Robot Can Teach Businesses About Security
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
By getting the underlying technology right, Mr. Robot producers understand they boost the show's credibility and give businesses and their customers a more realistic view of security, risk and the challenges of data protection.
User Ed: Patching People Vs Vulns
Commentary  |  8/17/2016  | 
How infosec can combine and adapt security education and security defenses to the way users actually do their jobs.
US Election: Feds Offer Security Help To States To Prevent Hacking
Quick Hits  |  8/17/2016  | 
Move comes as Donald Trump questions integrity of the election systems.
Millions Of Keyless Volkswagen Cars Can Be Hacked: Research
Quick Hits  |  8/17/2016  | 
Paper says many keyless VW cars sold since 1995 can be broken into using cheap tools to catch radio signals.
Security Must Become Driving Force For Auto Industry
Commentary  |  8/17/2016  | 
Digital security hasnt kept pace in this always-connected era. Is infosec up to the challenge?
Cerber Ransomware Could Net $2 Million Its First Year
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
A study of the Cerber operation's ransomware-as-a-service model highlights just how lucrative this cybercrime can be.
Poorly Configured DNSSEC = Potential DDoS Weapon
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
New research from Neustar shows how attackers could abuse DNSSEC-secured domains for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
'Strong Connection' Between Files Leaked By ShadowBrokers & The Equation Group
Quick Hits  |  8/16/2016  | 
Researchers from Kaspersky Lab, which exposed the so-called Equation Group two years ago, say several hundred of the hacking tools leaked online have ties to the nation-state gang.
15 US Cities Where Cybersecurity Professionals Earn Big Bucks
Slideshows  |  8/16/2016  | 
Demand continues to rise for cybersecurity professionals throughout the US, and the salaries seem to follow suit. New data shows best cities for salary and cost of living.
Some Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Hit By PoS Attacks
Quick Hits  |  8/16/2016  | 
Payment card details of customers may have been stolen via PoS malware.
Software Firm Sage Probes Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  8/16/2016  | 
Around 280 UK businesses may have been impacted in hack using internal computer login.
The Real Reason Phishing Works So Well
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
New Duo Security study shows many companies dont update browsers and operating systems a first line of defense.
Dark Reading Radio: What Keeps IT Security Pros Awake at Night
Commentary  |  8/16/2016  | 
Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with (ISC) Chief Exec David Shearer on the most worrisome infosec trends and challenges.
Android DroidJack Malware Spreading Via 'Over-The Top' Services
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
RAT finding new ways to spread that work around carrier and phone defenses.
Iran Probes Cyber Role In Fires Across Gas Facilities
Quick Hits  |  8/15/2016  | 
Country rocked by a string of explosions in petroleum facilities causing millions of dollars in damage.
DDoS Attack On Aussie Swimming Site Linked To Horton-Sun Yang Feud
Quick Hits  |  8/15/2016  | 
Cyberattack soon after Australian swimmer accuses Chinese rival of being a drug cheat.'
New Banking Malware Touts Zeus-Like Capabilities
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
Scylex malware built from scratch for financial theft, according to an ad in infamous underground forum.
6 Things To Know For Securing Amazon Web Services
Slideshows  |  8/13/2016  | 
AWS is coming out with more new cloud security features.
Trouble In the Cloud: More Than Half Of Organizations Facing Security Woes
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
Survey shows security professionals are grappling with unauthorized data sharing and other security incidents in SaaS cloud environments.
Russians Clearly Behind 'Electronic Watergate,' Pelosi Says
Quick Hits  |  8/12/2016  | 
Rep. Nancy Pelosi calls out Russia in recent cyberattack on Democratic campaign, which may have hit more than 100 targets.
Global Businesses Ask China To Revise Draft Cyber Rules
Quick Hits  |  8/12/2016  | 
Security may weaken, economic growth hampered, if draft made into law, say 46 businesses in letter to Li Keqiang.
Substantially Above Par: DR Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  8/12/2016  | 
Critical vulnerabilities, links & virtual reality. And the winner is...
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