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Malware, Threats & Malware

Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Threat Predictions for 2018

November 17, 2017

Via: Securelist

As hard as it is to believe, it’s once again time for our APT Predictions. Looking back at a year like 2017 brings the internal conflict of being a security researcher into full view: on the one hand, each new […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Google Bug Database Flaws Expose Severe Vulnerabilities

October 31, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

A security researcher was able to view some of Google’s most severe vulnerabilities due to flaws in the company’s internal bug tracking system, he said. The Issue Tracker, or Buganizer, as it’s known internally, is used among researchers and bug […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Stop Counting Vulnerabilities & Start Measuring Risk

October 31, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

As a security team, you are what you measure. The problem is that too many security teams are counting vulnerabilities, not measuring risk. It’s time we examine how vital it is for security teams to establish risk-based metrics, while offering […]


Application security, Threats & Malware

Google Chrome most resilient against attacks, researchers find

September 19, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Researchers have analyzed Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer, and found Chrome to be the most resilient against attacks. “Modern web browsers such as Chrome or Edge improved security in recent years. Exploitation of vulnerabilities is certainly more complex […]


Security, Threats & Malware

20 Questions to Help Achieve Security Program Goals

September 13, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

There are always projects, maturity improvements, and risk mitigation endeavors on the horizon. Here’s how to keep them from drifting into the sunset. Recently, I was at the beach and found myself gazing out toward the horizon. Of course, as […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

China to Create Data Repository to Log Cyber Attacks

September 13, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Telcos, government agencies, Internet companies, and domain-name organizations to file cybersecurity information. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Wednesday unveiled a directive that calls on organizations and government agencies to report cyber-attack information into a nationwide data […]


Network security, Threats & Malware

From Suspicious Activity to Suspended Account in Less Than a Minute: Stopping Insider Threats With Automation

September 13, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

You read the headlines and understand industry trends. There are plenty of horror stories to reference. Organizations have had their reputations destroyed and entire corporations have gone out of business due to insider attacks. How can you avoid being the […]


Security, Threats & Malware

Cyber resiliency – a key to corporate survival (and sleep)

September 11, 2017

Via: CSO Online

For those of us in the healthcare industry, and I suspect many others, the  WannaCry ransomware attack is now referred to as the weekend without sleep. In my organization, a cross-section of folks from all areas spent most of their […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Insurers increasingly concerned about silent cyber exposure

September 11, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Around half of industry practitioners see the risk of silent cyber exposure – potential cyber-related losses due to silent coverage from insurance policies not specifically designed to cover cyber risk – as growing over the coming year, according to Willis […]


Security, Threats & Malware

Insider threats and ransomware are most feared, followed by DDoS attacks

September 8, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

A new SANS survey found that ransomware, insider threats and denial of service are considered the top three threats organizations face when it comes to securing sensitive data. According to the study, 78 percent of respondents report encountering two or […]