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Meet Some Of The Emerging Israeli Cybersecurity Firms
Slideshows  |  8/30/2016  | 
Many are borne out of the entrepreneurial spirit of the Israel Defense Force's Cyber Intelligence Unit 8200. Could any other nation keep up?
6 Ways To Hack An Election
Commentary  |  8/30/2016  | 
Threats to our electoral process can come from outside the country or nefarious insiders. Our country needs to be better prepared.
Malware Found In Iran Petro Plants
Quick Hits  |  8/30/2016  | 
Virus not linked to recent fires in oil and gas facilities across the country, says official.
US Think Tanks Involved In Russia Research Allegedly Hacked
Quick Hits  |  8/30/2016  | 
Russia-backed DNC hacker COZY BEAR behind these spearphish attacks on individuals and organizations, says CrowdStrike.
DoD Taps DEF CON Hacker Traits For Cybersecurity Training Program
News  |  8/29/2016  | 
Famed capture-the-packet contest technology will become part of DoD training as well.
Report: Hackers Breach Two State Election Databases, FBI Warns
Quick Hits  |  8/29/2016  | 
FBI's need-to-know-only advisory doesn't specify, but Yahoo News' sources say it refers to 'suspected foreign hackers' targeting voter registration databases in Arizona and Illinois.
Hollywood's 7 Dumbest Hacking Depictions
Slideshows  |  8/29/2016  | 
Movies and TV shows too often use hacking as a deus ex machina device to resolve an impossible plot, but real hacking takes time, effort and lots of testing.
Russian Hacker Convicted of 38 Counts Related To PoS Hack Scheme
Quick Hits  |  8/29/2016  | 
Sold 2 million credit cards and defrauded banks of $169 million.
Critical Infrastructure: The Next Cyber-Attack Target
Commentary  |  8/29/2016  | 
Power and utilities companies need a risk-centric cybersecurity approach to face coming threats.
Multiple Apple iOS Zero-Days Enabled Firm To Spy On Targeted iPhone Users For Years
News  |  8/26/2016  | 
Victims of lawful intercepts include human rights activists and journalist, researchers from Citizen Lab and Lookout say.
Global Cost of Cybercrime Predicted to Hit $6 Trillion Annually By 2021, Study Says
Quick Hits  |  8/26/2016  | 
Start saving now.The global cost of cybercrime could reach $6 trillion by 2021, according to a Cybersecurity Ventures report.
How To Bullet Proof Your PAM Accounts: 7 Tips
Slideshows  |  8/26/2016  | 
Recent studies demonstrate the need for companies to focus more on their privileged users.
The Hidden Dangers Of 'Bring Your Own Body'
Commentary  |  8/26/2016  | 
The use of biometric data is on the rise, causing new security risks that must be assessed and addressed.
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.
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