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Applying Behavioral Psychology to Strengthen Your Incident Response Team
News  |  10/11/2021  | 
A deep-dive study on the inner workings of incident response teams leads to a framework to apply behavioral psychology principles to CSIRTs.
CyberArk Leads the PAM Omdia Universe
Commentary  |  10/7/2021  | 
With more staff working remotely, privileged access management (or PAM) has never been more important. Market forecasts, drivers, and trends are explored.
Research Highlights Significant Evolution in Email Security
Commentary  |  9/27/2021  | 
Email security is in transition, from on-premises to the cloud, from inline to API-based, and from stand-alone to integrated into XDR. New research from Omdia highlights where the market is today, and where it is heading.
UK MoD Data Breach Shows Cybersecurity Must Protect Both People and Data
Commentary  |  9/22/2021  | 
The UK MoD has failed to protect personally identifiable information (PII) for Afghan interpreters; the incident highlights how avoidable cybersecurity mistakes can have devastating consequences.
FragAttacks Foil 2 Decades of Wireless Security
News  |  8/6/2021  | 
Wireless security protocols have improved, but product vendors continue to make implementation errors that allow a variety of attacks.
Researchers Call for 'CVE' Approach for Cloud Vulnerabilities
News  |  8/6/2021  | 
New research suggests isolation among cloud customer accounts may not be a given -- and the researchers behind the findings issue a call to action for cloud security.
HTTP/2 Implementation Errors Exposing Websites to Serious Risks
News  |  8/5/2021  | 
Organizations that don't implement end-to-end HTTP/2 are vulnerable to attacks that redirect users to malicious sites and other threats, security researcher reveals at Black Hat USA.
CISA Launches JCDC, the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative
News  |  8/5/2021  | 
"We can't do this alone," the new CISA director told attendees in a keynote at Black Hat USA today.
Incident Responders Explore Microsoft 365 Attacks in the Wild
News  |  8/5/2021  | 
Mandiant experts discuss the novel techniques used to evade detection, automate data theft, and achieve persistent access.
Researchers Find Significant Vulnerabilities in macOS Privacy Protections
News  |  8/5/2021  | 
Attacks require executing code on a system but foil Apple's approach to protecting private data and systems files.
A New Approach to Securing Authentication Systems' Core Secrets
News  |  8/5/2021  | 
Researchers at Black Hat USA explain issues around defending "Golden Secrets" and present an approach to solving the problem.
Organizations Still Struggle to Hire & Retain Infosec Employees: Report
News  |  8/5/2021  | 
Security leaders are challenged to fill application security and cloud computing jobs in particular, survey data shows.
Why Supply Chain Attacks Are Destined to Escalate
News  |  8/5/2021  | 
In his keynote address at Black Hat USA on Wednesday, Matt Tait, chief operating officer at Corellium, called for software platform vendors and security researchers to do their part to thwart the fallout of software supply chain compromises.
New Normal Demands New Security Leadership Structure
News  |  8/2/2021  | 
At the inaugural Omdia Analyst Summit, experts discuss where the past year has created gaps in traditional security strategy and how organizations can fill them.
Multiple Zero-Day Flaws Discovered in Popular Hospital Pneumatic Tube System
News  |  8/2/2021  | 
"PwnedPiper" flaws could allow attackers to disrupt delivery of lab samples or steal hospital employee credentials, new research shows.
8 Security Tools to be Unveiled at Black Hat USA
Slideshows  |  7/28/2021  | 
Security researchers and practitioners share a host of new cyber tools for penetration testing, reverse engineering, malware defense, and more.
Biden Administration Responds to Geopolitical Cyber Threats
Commentary  |  7/23/2021  | 
In response to growing concerns regarding the recent uptick in large-scale, nation-state-backed ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure, the Biden administration is taking new action to tackle the evolving challenges posed by ransomware attacks.
7 Hot Cyber Threat Trends to Expect at Black Hat
Slideshows  |  7/22/2021  | 
A sneak peek of some of the main themes at Black Hat USA next month.
Law Firm for Ford, Pfizer, Exxon Discloses Ransomware Attack
Quick Hits  |  7/19/2021  | 
Campbell Conroy & O'Neil reports the attack affected personal data including Social Security numbers, passport numbers, and payment card data for some individuals.
US Accuses China of Using Criminal Hackers in Cyber Espionage Operations
News  |  7/19/2021  | 
DOJ indicts four Chinese individuals for alleged role in attacks targeting intellectual property, trade secrets belonging to defense contractors, maritime companies, aircraft service firms, and others.
NSO Group Spyware Used On Journalists & Activists Worldwide
Quick Hits  |  7/19/2021  | 
An investigation finds Pegasus spyware, intended for use on criminals and terrorists, has been used in targeted campaigns against others around the world.
7 Ways AI and ML Are Helping and Hurting Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  7/19/2021  | 
In the right hands, artificial intelligence and machine learning can enrich our cyber defenses. In the wrong hands, they can create significant harm.
Breaking Down the Threat of Going All-In With Microsoft Security
Commentary  |  7/19/2021  | 
Limit risk by dividing responsibility for infrastructure, tools, and security.
Researchers Create New Approach to Detect Brand Impersonation
News  |  7/16/2021  | 
A team of Microsoft researchers developed and trained a Siamese Neural Network to detect brand impersonation attacks.
Recent Attacks Lead to Renewed Calls for Banning Ransom Payments
News  |  7/16/2021  | 
While attackers in protected jurisdictions continue to get massive sums for continuing to breach organizations, the ransomware threat will only continue to grow.
4 Future Integrated Circuit Threats to Watch
Commentary  |  7/16/2021  | 
Threats to the supply chains for ICs and other computer components are poised to wreak even more havoc on organizations.
Attackers Exploited 4 Zero-Day Flaws in Chrome, Safari & IE
News  |  7/15/2021  | 
At least two government-backed actors -- including one Russian group -- used the now-patched flaws in separate campaigns, Google says.
State Dept. to Pay Up to $10M for Information on Foreign Cyberattacks
News  |  7/15/2021  | 
The Rewards for Justice program, a counterterrorism tool, is now aimed at collecting information on nation-states that use hackers to disrupt critical infrastructure.
CISA Launches New Website to Aid Ransomware Defenders
Quick Hits  |  7/15/2021  | 
StopRansomware.gov provides information to help organizations protect against, and respond to, ransomware attacks.
Microsoft: Israeli Firm's Tools Used to Target Activists, Dissidents
News  |  7/15/2021  | 
Candiru sold spyware that exploited Windows vulnerabilities and had been used in attacks against dissidents, activists, and journalists.
IoT-Specific Malware Infections Jumped 700% Amid Pandemic
Quick Hits  |  7/15/2021  | 
Gafgyt and Mirai malware represented majority of IoT malware, new data from Zscaler shows.
How to Bridge On-Premises and Cloud Identity
Commentary  |  7/15/2021  | 
Identity fabric, a cloud-native framework, removes the need for multiple, siloed, proprietary identity systems.
What to Look for in an Effective Threat Hunter
Commentary  |  7/15/2021  | 
The most important personality traits, skills, and certifications to look for when hiring a threat hunting team.
SonicWall: 'Imminent' Ransomware Attack Targets Older Products
Quick Hits  |  7/14/2021  | 
The attack exploits a known vulnerability that was fixed in new versions of firmware released this year.
Google to Bring HTTPS-First Mode to Chrome Browser
Quick Hits  |  7/14/2021  | 
Beginning in M94, Chrome will offer HTTPS-First Mode, which will attempt to upgrade all page loads to HTTPS.
Targeted Attack Activity Heightens Need for Orgs. to Patch New SolarWinds Flaw
News  |  7/14/2021  | 
A China-based threat actor -- previously observed targeting US defense industrial base organizations and software companies -- is exploiting the bug in SolarWinds' Serv-U software, Microsoft says.
Did the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap Distract Us From the Leak?
Commentary  |  7/14/2021  | 
Cyber games can play a critical role in re-engaging our workforce and addressing the employee retention crisis.
4 Integrated Circuit Security Threats and How to Protect Against Them
Commentary  |  7/14/2021  | 
Little-understood threats involving the IC supply chain are putting organizations around the world at risk.
New Phishing Campaign Targets Individuals of Interest to Iran
News  |  7/13/2021  | 
TA453 group spoofed two scholars at University of London to try and gain access to email inboxes belonging to journalists, think tank personnel, academics, and others, security vendor says.
Microsoft Patches 3 Windows Zero-Days Amid 117 CVEs
News  |  7/13/2021  | 
The July Patch Tuesday release also includes the out-of-band fix for the Windows Print Spooler remote code execution flaw under attack.
DoD-Validated Data Security Startup Emerges From Stealth
Quick Hits  |  7/13/2021  | 
The Code-X platform has been tested by the US Department of Defense and members of the intelligence community.
Why We Need to Raise the Red Flag Against FragAttacks
Commentary  |  7/13/2021  | 
Proliferation of wireless devices increases the risk that corporate networks will be attacked with this newly discovered breed of Wi-Fi-based cyber assault.
Can Government Effectively Help Businesses Fight Cybercrime?
News  |  7/13/2021  | 
From the Biden administration's pledge to take action to INTERPOL's focus on ransomware as a global threat, governments are looking to help businesses cope with cyberattacks. But can it really work?
The Trouble With Automated Cybersecurity Defenses
Commentary  |  7/13/2021  | 
While there's enormous promise in AI-powered tools and machine learning, they are very much a double-edged sword.
Tool Sprawl & False Positives Hold Security Teams Back
News  |  7/13/2021  | 
Security teams spend as much time addressing false positive alerts as they do addressing actual cyberattacks, survey data shows.
SolarWinds Discloses Zero-Day Under Active Attack
Quick Hits  |  7/12/2021  | 
The company confirms this is a new vulnerability that is not related to the supply chain attack discovered in December 2020.
Microsoft Confirms Acquisition of RiskIQ
Quick Hits  |  7/12/2021  | 
RiskIQ's technology helps businesses assess their security across the Microsoft cloud, Amazon Web Services, other clouds, and on-premises.
Kaseya Releases Security Patch as Companies Continue to Recover
News  |  7/12/2021  | 
Estimates indicate the number of affected companies could grow, while Kaseya faces renewed scrutiny as former employees reportedly criticize its lack of focus on security.
AI and Cybersecurity: Making Sense of the Confusion
Commentary  |  7/12/2021  | 
Artificial intelligence is a maturing area in cybersecurity, but there are different concerns depending on whether you're a defender or an attacker.
How Dangerous Is Malware? New Report Finds It's Tough to Tell
Quick Hits  |  7/9/2021  | 
Determining which malware is most damaging, and worthy of immediate attention, has become difficult in environments filled with alerts and noise.
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