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Intruders Pilfered Over 68 Million Passwords In 2012 Dropbox Breach
News  |  8/31/2016  | 
But all passwords were hashed and salted and no evidence they have been misused, company says.
More Than 40% Of Attacks Abuse SSL Encryption
News  |  8/31/2016  | 
New report shows risk of not inspecting encrypted packets.
2016 DDoS Attack Trends By The Numbers
Slideshows  |  8/31/2016  | 
Some highlights from recent reports on DDoS attack activity.
FTC Warns Travelers About Cybersecurity Risks Of Rental Cars
News  |  8/31/2016  | 
The Federal Trade Commission has recommendations for consumers to protect their personal data when driving rental vehicles.
St. Jude Says Muddy Waters, MedSec Video Shows Security Feature, Not Flaw
Quick Hits  |  8/31/2016  | 
Feud between St. Jude Medical and Muddy Waters and MedSec continues with the former reiterating safety feature of its implantable devices.
Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Cell Phone Fraud Involving $1 Million
Quick Hits  |  8/31/2016  | 
Edwin Fana compromised identifying data of victims and used them to conduct thousands of international calls.
How Not To Pay A Ransom: 3 Tips For Enterprise Security Pros
Commentary  |  8/31/2016  | 
At the most basic level, organizations must understand their data, the entry points, and who has access. But dont forget to keep your backup systems up to date.
Cybersecurity Self-Esteem: 4 Things Confident Teams Are Doing
Partner Perspectives  |  8/31/2016  | 
By increasing our cybersecurity self-esteem, we can truly make a difference in raising our collective cybersecurity resiliency.
New 'Fantom' Ransomware Poses As Windows Update
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
Fantom malware comes disguised as a legitimate Microsoft Windows update to trick consumers and business users into downloading it.
Another IoT-Dominated Botnet Rises With Almost 1M Infected Devices
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
BASHLITE malware fuels another DDoS botnet made up primarily of flaw-ridden internet of things devices
Opera Forces Password Reset For 1.7 Million Users After Server Breach
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
Among those browser users affected are those who synced passwords to third-party sites.
Malware Markets: Exposing The Hype & Filtering The Noise
Commentary  |  8/30/2016  | 
Theres a lot of useful infosec information out there, but cutting through clutter is harder than it should be.
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.
Security Analytics: Making the Leap from Data Lake to Meaningful Insight
Commentary  |  8/29/2016  | 
Once youve got a lake full of data, its essential that your analysis isnt left stranded on the shore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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