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Content posted in June 2016
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How To Use Threat Intelligence Intelligently
News  |  6/30/2016  | 
Sometimes it's about a beer, but it's mainly about being prepared before opening the threat intel floodgates.
Passwords To Be Phased Out By 2025, Say InfoSec Pros
Quick Hits  |  6/30/2016  | 
Behavioral biometrics technology and two-factor authentication are on the rise as safer alternatives, according to a study.
One iPhone In Every Large Company Infected With Malware
Quick Hits  |  6/30/2016  | 
Four percent of all mobile devices in big enterprises have malware installed but network threat to mobile phones bigger, says report.
The Attribution Question: Does It Matter Who Attacked You?
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
Everyone will ask whodunnit, but how can an organization put that information to practical use during disaster recovery and planning for the future?
Legit Tools Helping Attackers Hide Malicious Activity, Study Finds
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
Malware often just used only for initial break-in, LightCyber report says.
How To Bridge The Cyber Insurance Gap
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
CISOs and insurance executives must unite and create more defined terminology and expectations for cyber insurance.
Recalibrating Cybersecurity Spending Projections
Slideshows  |  6/29/2016  | 
How big and how fast will the cybersecurity market grow in five years? Inquiring minds want to know.
The Newbies 'How To Survive Black Hat' Guide
Commentary  |  6/29/2016  | 
Theres little chance you wont be totally exhausted after drinking from the information firehose all week. But if you follow these eight steps, it will be a very satisfying kind of fatigue.
Over 25,000 IoT CCTV Cameras Used In DDoS Attack
Quick Hits  |  6/29/2016  | 
Probe uncovers attacks generated from 105 global locations and delivering 50,000 HTTP requests per second.
Hackers Pilfer $10 Million From Ukraine Bank
Quick Hits  |  6/29/2016  | 
Reports allege criminals used SWIFT to transfer money, have compromised several Ukraine, Russia banks.
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 youre likely to get some confused looks. Heres 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 fathers 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 Companys 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 its 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 dont 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.
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.
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.
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.
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