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Threats and Malware


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 […]


Security, Threats & Malware

Who Is Marcus Hutchins?

September 6, 2017

Via: Krebs on Security

In early August 2017, FBI agents in Las Vegas arrested 23-year-old British security researcher Marcus Hutchins on suspicion of authoring and/or selling “Kronos,” a strain of malware designed to steal online banking credentials. Hutchins was virtually unknown to most in […]


Security, Threats & Malware

Week in review: Cyber threat hunting, Android DDoS botnet, drone bug bounty

September 5, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, podcasts and articles: New, custom ransomware delivered to orgs via extremely targeted emails Ransomware campaigns are usually wide-flung affairs: the attackers send out as many malicious emails as possible […]


Threats & Malware

30,000 taxpayers affected by W-2 phishing scams, IRS warns

March 1, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

Now that tax season has begun, IRS-related phishing scams are back. This year, hackers are expanding their victim range to include school districts, NGOs and tribal organizations, according to an IRS alert released in February. “It can result in the […]